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The Birthday Gift Dilemma: An Alternate Perspective

Sean Richards 07/25/14

We have written before about some of the newly fashionable trends in kids’ birthday party gifting, including collaborative websites that let you pool resources for one great gift, and charitable sites that forgo the classic clutter cascade in lieu of something meaningful. But not all parents are on board with this attempt to upend generations…

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More First Birthday Party Tips

Sean Richards 07/25/14

It’s that time again, when we scour the Web for birthday party ideas you and yours will love. The latest collection can be found here, and focuses on the cutest and most chaotic party of all: the very first one. Throwing a first birthday party for a one-year-old can pose several challenges, including questions on…

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Are You Cutting Your Cake Wrong?

Sean Richards 06/27/14

As Southern California’s resident birthday party experts, we cannot simply let slide this sensational story of cake-cutting intrigue. As many outlets have reported, a new argument has arisen that blames our radial-wedge method for dried out leftovers and generally unsatisfying dining. The key, says the expert? Cut parallel lines through the center of the cake,…

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Not What Can I Get, What Can I Give?

Sean Richards 06/21/14

The culture of children’s birthday parties is always in flux. Here at Giggles N’ Hugs, we proudly host birthday parties for every demographic, theme and age group under ten in Southern California – and get to see a number of diverse viewpoints in the process. One of the fastest-growing trends in kid parties today is…

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Membership at Giggles N’ Hugs Just Got a Little Sweeter

Sean Richards 06/10/14

Our members are some of the most loyal and wonderful families in Southern California. Membership includes unlimited play at any Giggles N’ Hugs location, meaning those families can enjoy a great meal and a great time, any day of the week. Now we’re making it even easier to join. Our membership passes just got even…

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Expert Tips on Celebrating Your Child’s 2nd Birthday party

Sean Richards 06/01/14

Two isn’t one; let’s dispense with that right away. Two-year-olds are generally walking (if not sprinting), and they are just learning to play together, rather than in parallel. Two-year-olds have many more words than they did a year ago, and may even understand in broad terms what a birthday is, why it’s special, and what…

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Topanga Birthday Party Ideas

Sean Richards 06/01/14

We’ve done Martha Stewart, What to Expect, even Silicon Valley. Now here’s a nice list of great birthday party ideas from the folks who have been at this longer than any of them: PBS. Of they’re themed to some of the most august programming on the kids’ side of the network, including Curious George, Thomas…

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The Bounce House Horror Show

Sean Richards 05/21/14

Many of you are probably aware of this already – a horrific tragedy this week involving an outdoor birthday, a bounce house, and some strong winds. What happened was a shock: Taylor Seymour, a resident of the apartment building where the accident occurred and sister of the injured girl, said the wind picked the structure…

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Hug Once. Play All Day.

Sean Richards 05/17/14

This Monday, we are putting our money where our hugs are. Bring your child into any one of our Century City, Glendale or Topanga locations, hug your munchkin, and you can unlock the Giggles kingdom all day. Free play. No strings attached. Giggles N’ Hugs is the premiere family restaurant in Los Angeles, and the…

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