Not All Celebrities Spend a Fortune on Kids’ Birthday Parties in LA

Crazy news travels faster than regular news. This is true in life and especially on the Internet, where an insane story will always outpace just another day in the life. Case in point: the unbelievably opulent parties some celebrities throw for their kids in Los Angeles, which invariably drown out all the quiet and quotidian…

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Great Kids Birthday Party Ideas

We love posting these from time to time – clever and innovative kids’ birthday party themes for our LA friends. The usual stand-bys are represented, of course – your pirates and princesses. But clicking deeper into the slide show reveals a few treasures like this one: The Read Me A Story party theme, which comes…

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Why Hygiene Counts at Los Angeles Birthday Party Places

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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When Children’s Birthday Parties Inspire

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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Further Ranting on Allergies at Birthday Parties

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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How to Defeat Children’s Birthday Party Dread

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

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

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

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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