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Back to School Kick-Off

Brittany Anderson

The end of summer can be a little disappointing for us all, especially our kids. However, it can be something to celebrate: new things to learn, reuniting with friends, and a little more “me” time for parents. School should be something to look forward too! Here are some tips on how to throw a great back-to-school party: #1 Pick a back-to-school friendly date School typically starts again in August or September. Look up when your child’s school begins session and set the party date within the first couple of weekends from then.   #2 Invite new friends! Send invitations to all your kid’s friends, including: best friends, last year’s class, new classmates, and kids from the neighborhood. Include parents on the invitations to get to know your child’s community; you can talk about upcoming events for the school year, coordinate carpooling and playdates, and exchange contact information for emergency pick-up.   #3 Plan activities Base the day’s fun on school-related subjects, such as art, science, and gym class! The variety will ensure that everyone has a blast doing something they love. Make your party an A+ event by booking entertainment from GigMasters.   #4 Give useful party favors Stick to the “school” theme by handing out practical party favors - crayons, pencils, erasers, stickers and more. This will help everyone kick off the year with a smile and make your party memorable all school year long.   #5 Donate Give any leftover party supplies or favors to your kid’s teacher, they will appreciate it!   #6 Inspiration Follow us on Pinterest to see our “Back to School” party ideas! ... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Kids' Party Cake Wrecks (and How to Avoid Them)

Terri Zimmer

A specialty cake can be the crowning centerpiece to an amazing kids’ birthday party. Or it can be a lasting reminder of mistakes made…... MORE

Posted May 07, 2015

First Birthdays Only Happen Once: Hire a Photographer

Erika Olson

It doesn’t seem possible, does it? Your baby is turning one. Tissue alert: there’s probably not going to be another 12-month period that’s as miraculous as the year that’s just passed. Your little cutie will certainly keep growing and continuing to charm everyone in sight, but there’s simply no more dramatic transformation than the one that takes place between birth and age one. So you already know you’re going to celebrate this milestone in a big way. Now it’s just a matter of making sure you’ll have happy memories to look back on forever.... MORE

Posted April 08, 2015

Hunger Games Birthday Party Ideas to Pin Right Now

Terri Zimmer

First the book, then the movie, and now…the party! The Hunger Games is an exciting birthday party theme that has lots to do. While some kids’ party themes lend themselves to interesting decorations and color combos, The Hunger Games has it all: iconic images, fun references, and of course – games! This is a great theme for teen or tween parties, but adults can get into it too. Here are some of the things we’re pinning to plan an unforgettable Hunger Games Kids Party.... MORE

Posted November 19, 2014

4 Ways to Avoid Costumed Character Catastrophes

Rachel Baron

Elmo, Leonardo the turtle, Doc McStuffins, Dora the Explorer – all seemingly harmless characters your children watch on television.Until they show up in real life.... MORE

Posted October 21, 2014

Top 5 Ways to Get Grandma Involved at Kids' Birthday Parties

Rachel Baron

Whether you call her grandma, nana, bubbe or something else near and dear, know this - grandma probably feels a bit out of sorts at your kid’s birthday party. She’ll stand in the back near the food (you know, and just pick) or maybe sit in a chair if the ol’ sciatica starts acting up.... MORE

Posted October 01, 2014

The Goyim’s Guide to Bar Mitzvahs

Rachel Baron

Mazel tov! You’re going to a Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah. Except, you’ve never been to one. The Bar Mitzvah is a party many Jewish families begin planning as soon as the child is born. (Guilty as charged over here.) Oy! Don’t have a shvitz. I’m here to let you know what to expect.... MORE

Posted September 19, 2014

SorryNotSorry: I’m an Outrageous Birthday Party Mom

Rachel Baron

My only child, a boy, was born February 27, 2008. I began planning his Bar Mitzvah February 28. No really.  ... MORE

Posted August 22, 2014

Kids Party Tip: Keeping it Age Appropriate

Marta Block

What age child should watch High School Musical? How young is too young for a sleepover? Is Harry Potter appropriate for grade school kids? What age should drop off parties start? Ask the next five parents that you see these questions and you'll likely get six different answers to each! As hard as it is for parents to figure out what's age appropriate for their own child, it's even harder to figure it out when hosting a party for multiple children. ... MORE

Posted August 23, 2012

Kids Party Tip: Kids Parties & Books

Nicole Steeger

This week's featured real event of a Les Miserables party got me thinking about how you could include children's books in kids' parties. Obviously, theme parties like Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss and Twilight are popular but are there other, more involved ways of including literature in your kids' party?... MORE

Posted June 28, 2012

Kids Party Tip #6: Ideal Number of Party Guests


The golden rule when inviting guests for kids’ parties is the age your child is turning plus one more.  So, if your child is turning 5, invite 6 guests to keep your party a manageable size.  Often this rule goes out the window when your child is school-aged and the school has rules about inviting all classmates to the party.... MORE

Posted July 21, 2011