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A Clever Idea for Meaningful Party Presents

Sean Richards 03/28/14

There is a familiar rhythm to the ritual of gift-giving at children’s birthday parties. The shopping. The wrapping. The amusingly awkward hand-written cards. And then, later, the frantic opening, the excitement – and the rapid abandonment of 90% of what the kids receive. Isn’t there a better way? One startup is aiming to make everything…

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Why Hygiene Counts at Los Angeles Birthday Party Places

Sean Richards 03/28/14

It is a sad but true cliché that some indoor play spaces tend to be just a little lax on their cleaning protocols. Highly trafficked areas such as these tend to be heavily inundated by germs and pathogens, espcially given all the chaos that brings children into every nook and cranny of their play structures….

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Martha Stewart’s Sublime Party Themes

Sean Richards 03/20/14

We admit it: we worship Martha Stewart just a bit. Who couldn’t, really? With pitch perfect execution and ingenious ideas, the Divine Miss M. knows exactly how to bridge the divide between art and cuisine. This gallery is our latest obsession, containing a number of innovative birthday party themes executed with a wink and some…

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When Children’s Birthday Parties Inspire

Sean Richards 03/19/14

Living and breathing kids’ birthday parties means occasionally running across a story that reminds us all just how special these days can be. Case in point: this moving piece about a Michigan boy with ASD whose parents built a Facebook page for his birthday party. The story quickly became a national media obsession, resulting in…

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How to Find Los Angeles Kids Party Places

Sean Richards 03/08/14

There are about as many good ideas for kids’ parties in Los Angeles as there are parents in Los Angeles. This is, after all, the world’s entertainment hub, and creative people tend to flock here with their ideas in tow. Many of them eventually procreate. Yet there is no escaping the fact that childrens’ parties…

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Join Us for the Frozen Singalong!

Sean Richards 02/27/14

It is a poorly kept secret that we offer some of the best kids’ activities in Los Angeles, including weekly face painting, magicians, musicians and more. But this is shaping up to be one for the ages: We are having a FROZEN singalong tomorrow, Thursday, at our Century City location. That’s correct. Go ahead and…

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Further Ranting on Allergies at Birthday Parties

Sean Richards 02/27/14

This piece in the Huffington Post may well be what the kids today call “trolling,” namely intentionally provocative content designed to bait people into responding. Then again, it may well resonate with some parents. The thesis is simple – that forgoing all those allergy-sensitive foods just so that every child at a given party can…

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Giggles N’ Hugs LA’s Celebrity Hot Spot for Kids’ Parties

Sean Richards 02/19/14

We don’t like to toot our own horn (we have Hamilton for that), but every now and again we do wish to highlight the endless parade of celebrities who have made Giggles N’ Hugs one of LA’s top-rated kids’ party places. The list is always growing, and the gallery is too. Recent visitors have included…

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