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Giggles N Hugs is Proud to Host the March of Dimes

Sean Richards 02/16/14

We are parents, like you. And we believe deeply that every child should have a chance to grow up healthy with a chance to thrive into adulthood. So we were especially proud to host the kickoff event recently for the 2014 March for Babies, an outstanding tradition that raises funds for the renowned March of…

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Free Cookies and Kids’ Party Discounts

Sean Richards 02/13/14

It’s all happening. This Valentine’s Day, Giggles N’ Hugs will be hosting the world’s most delicious craft project: kids’ cookie decorating! The first 100 kids at every Giggles location will receive a cookie and all the fixings, perchance to surprise their moms and dads with homespun treats and hearts a-plenty. And if one artisanal cookie…

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How to Defeat Children’s Birthday Party Dread

Sean Richards 02/10/14

Another week, another harrowing first-person account of throwing a birthday party for a young child. This recent article describes the particular agony of planning for twenty or more small children: The thought of having 15-plus children running around my home for two hours is enough to fill me with dread. Gary is an only child….

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Release the Stress of Planning Your Toddler’s Birthday Party

Sean Richards 02/07/14

Those of us who scour the Web daily for signs of birthday party angst homed in this week on an unfortunate advice column. Seems a mother planning her son’s first birthday party was feeling a bit…overwhelmed by some outsized expectations: Dear Carolyn: I’m prepping for my son’s first birthday party (next weekend) and battling anxiety…

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To Goodie Bag or No? A Birthday Rant

Sean Richards 02/05/14

A recent clarion cry over at The Stir urged moms and dad everywhere to forego what has become one of the essential ingredients of modern children’s birthday parties: the goodie bag. Author Adriana Velez makes a valid and occasionally hilarious point, namely that the vast majority of goodie bag items inevitably end up in the…

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The Critics Love Our Los Angeles Kids’ Party Venues

Sean Richards 02/04/14

We are often told by people searching for information on “kids’ party places in Los Angeles” or “kids’ party venues in Los Angeles” that they usually find the Giggles brand somewhere near the top of any search. We’re edified to hear this, of course, especially given the Web’s democratic voting process for choosing popular favorites….

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Do the Super Bowl Giggles-Style!

Sean Richards 01/29/14

It’s the biggest game of the year. And who does games better than Giggles N’ Hugs? If you love to gather with friends and family to watch the Super Bowl, but find yourself struggling to keep the little ones entertained during all those long replays, worry not: This Sunday, every Giggles location is hosting a…

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Giggles N’ Hugs Hailed #1 Once Again by Red Tricycle

Sean Richards 01/27/14

We’ve been fortunate to earn a great number of accolades from parents and family-oriented websites over the years. One stalwart – Red Tricycle, which has honored the Giggles brand at least once before. This week our three-wheeled friends published a list of LA’s best indoor play spaces called Romper Rooms: 10 Awesome Indoor Playgrounds. They…

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An Expert on How to Throw Your Child’s First Birthday Party

Sean Richards 01/20/14

Here’s an article that’s sure impress and appall you all at once. The HuffPo recently published an event planner’s take on her child’s first birthday party. A professional event planner, that is. The results were, predictably, insane: Decor: We played off the owl theme and used rustic tables with moss centerpieces and wove the owls…

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