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5 Reasons to Have a Big Party for Your Child's First Birthday

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Birthday parties are something all kids look forward to. But as a parent, let's face it -- they basically suck. If your kids aren't old enough to have any opinion regarding their birthday parties just yet, consider yourself lucky. Here are five reasons to have a blow-out party for your child's first birthday.

Getting Back to Happy Birthdays

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Adina Ciment

Last year, I spent my birthday recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. On a scale of 1-10, I would place that birthday squarely in the 1 category.

Pinter's "The Homecoming" at Venice's Pacific Resident Theatre!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Harold Pinter was an Englishman who wrote powerful, controversial plays....so successfully that he was honored with a Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2005.

For 2015 Science-Themed Birthday Parties Are the New 'Frozen'

Anne Chertoff | Posted 05.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Anne Chertoff

Think you want to plan a scientific party for your birthday boy or girl? Here are some crafty and creative ideas you can do at home.

Parents' 'Demanding' Invitation To Baby's First Birthday Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents

In the simpler days of yore, baby birthday gifts were merely kind gestures from friends and family. But as this viral invitation to a 1-year-old's fir...

90-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Turns Up For Birthday Bash At The Golden Arches

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

A nonagenarian just celebrated his birthday, and he was clearly "lovin' it." Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in Wales, recently turned 90, and to c...

Parents Request Uplifting Cards For Terminally Ill Son Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News

A couple is urging strangers to grant a simple birthday wish for their son who is terminally ill. Bubby Everson of Puyallup, Washington, contracted...

Teen With Autism Who Has A Passion For Vacuums Gets Ultimate Birthday Surprise: A Kirby

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.27.2015 | Good News

This teen's birthday surprise led to tears of joy. Dylan Johnson, who has autism, has had an appreciation for vacuum cleaners since he was 2 years...

The Death of the RSVP

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

Moms and Dads -- we are in this together! Reply to that invitation and let the host know if your child will be able to attend a party. You would want the same.

Party Etiquette: Who Pays When a Guest Doesn't Show Up?

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

Let's say you're invited to a birthday party. You accept the invitation, but on the day of the party, a family obligation takes precedence. For whatever reason, you fail to call the host to send your regrets.

Human Throws Her Cat A Snazzy Birthday Bash, Feline Is Not Impressed

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.24.2014 | Good News

No birthday shenanigans for this cat -- this party is tame and the guests are well behaved and in order. This feline, appropriately decked out in ...

The Guest List

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Most friends told me not to fret -- it was my birthday and if ever there is a night for drunken debauchery, this was it.

Standing Naked at My Party

Georgie Smith | Posted 05.31.2014 | HuffPost Home
Georgie Smith

If 2014 is the year of mindful living, we should be gathering in our homes more often, to connect with folks we can share our authentic self with.

6 Cheap And Easy Birthday Party Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Cheryl Butler | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Cheryl Butler

Kids don't need a fancy party or an entire park of wild animals. What they want is to spend time with you and their friends doing something fun.

WATCH: Clown Accidentally Sets Fire To Dove As Children Scream

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Just in case you needed another reason to be terrified of clowns. A recent video posted by La Red Cero Tres on YouTube, and currently making waves ...

From 'Mommy' to 'Mother' -- A Treasured Transformation

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Bonni Brodnick

Almost imperceptibly, I transformed from "Ma Ma" to "Mommy" to "Mom" to "Mother." The loathed task of doing laundry has lessened, but now when the children come home, it's one of the first things I ask. "Have any laundry that needs to be done?"

Only In D.C.: Woman Throws Herself Bizarre Birthday Celebration

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Emily Goodstein's 30th birthday party this weekend won't be your typical cake-and-presents affair. Instead, the D.C.-based "sweatpants e...

Rapper Big Sean Celebrates 25th Birthday With Friends

Stephanie Penn | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

Last night Detroit, Michigan born rapper Big Sean celebrated his 25th birthday with friends. Guests joining in on the surprise included Common, Wiz Khalifa, Naya Rivera and Jhene Aiko.

9 Tips For Throwing A Memorable Milestone Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

As CEO of Swank Productions, an event organizer in New York City, Maya Kalman has thrown her fair share of spectacular milestone birthday soirees. But...

This Is How We Do 60 in LA

Annie Stein | Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty
Annie Stein

I feel so much richer, know so much more and feel connected to several, if not many, more women today than I did before last week when my friend Sam turned 60.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt Is 8!

Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2013 | Celebrity

Cue the clowns: Brad and Angelina's eldest girl turns 8 today! Hollywood's ravishing couple adopted daughter Zahara on their 2005 trip to Ethiopia ...

10-Year-Old Michigan Girl Gives Up Birthday Presents to Feed Hungry Neighbors

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

Payton's birthday present to her community is a singular example of what one person can accomplish with selfless vision and a dash of creativity.

Mom Has Growing Pains as Triplets Turn 4

Kerry Lyons | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

The triplets had a great day -- a day punctuated by some classic kid quotes that make me want to bottle them up and keep them small forever. Here are a few of my faves from the past few days.

The Faithful Shopper: Kute Kids

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to school shopping is over, and the kids have all their electronics, books, pens, supplies and everyday needs in hand. But is your shopping done? Here are a few spectacular shops to outfit your little ones through the rest of the year!

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 2.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.16.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

When you are charged with waiting, you know that your life will take on an unbearable quality. Everything around you becomes a more intense version of itself. The sky is bluer, the flowers more brilliant. You want to capture everything and commit it to eternity. Just in case.