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Childrens Birthday Parties

When Did Birthday Parties Start Feeling Like a Competition?

Debra Carnes | Posted 02.11.2017 | Parents
Debra Carnes

I'm a competitive person by nature, but today I concede to all birthday-party-planning parents. My planning days are over. You're better than me, and I'm okay with that.

The Four Types of Birthday Parties Parents Will Host

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 11.02.2016 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

I have four children. That means that by the time the youngest is 16, I will have hosted over 60 birthday parties. Looking back, I can see that kids' parties come in four different stages. As the kids get older, everything changes.

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

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.31.2016 | 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.

How to Party Without Pinterest

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

Like a lot of 8-year-olds, my daughter is really into space -- planets, the moon landing, Apollo 13, all of it -- so like any good mom, I scoured Pinterest for space-themed birthday party ideas.

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.

Moms, Relax... and Ditch Snack Duty!

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

What we've taught today's children is that they get a trophy and a snack simply for showing up. We've taught them that everything should be celebrated with food and a party. And we've taught them that ordinary days -- with no treats or parties -- are somehow lacking.

Less Fuss, More Fun

Christine Koh | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents
Christine Koh

It's one thing if party planning is a source of a joy for you, but if it's not a priority, foregoing fancy party trappings does not mean that you don't love your child enough or don't care enough about the moment to be celebrated.

Sorry, You Aren't Invited: A Practical Guide to Children's Birthday Party Guest Lists

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Being on all three sides of a guest list -- inviter, invited and uninvited -- can help children not only become more resilient, but also more conscientious and empathetic. It's up to parents to use parties as opportunities for chats about friendship, kindness, and etiquette.

Business Owner Hosts Alligator Pool Parties For Kids To Offset Slow Season

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Small Business

Trying to drum up business during a particularly slow season can lead to some unconventional ideas. Just ask Bob Barrett, who decided to make some ext...

Kids' Parties: How Much Is too Much?

Marta Segal Block | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Marta Segal Block

If a 4th birthday party costs over $1,000, what will the child expect when he graduates from kindergarten or turns 13?

Tips for Planning Your Child's Next Birthday Party

Anjali Varma | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Anjali Varma

Enjoy this big milestone in your child's life. Time goes by fast -- before you know it, they'll be planning their own birthday parties!

Take Back the Birthday Tiara!

Melina Bellows | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Melina Bellows

I'm doing something radical, rebellious and perhaps even ridiculous. At the age of 47, I'm throwing myself a birthday party.

Katherine Bindley

Birthday Parties For Kids: Managing The Overkill | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents

Dr. Bill Doherty, a therapist and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota, decided children's birthday part...

Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

Rob Morrison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Morrison

Aside from the fact that my wife was robbed, our son's birthday party was perfect. Just in case you've never experienced a kids party in NYC, let me explain a few things.