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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When Kids’ Birthdays Overlap with Holidays

It is a familiar dilemma for children and parents alike: What to do when kids’ birthday parties overlap with major holidays? At least one community of social workers seems to have reached a consensus: Keep your child’s day special if at all possible: “Even in the midst of all the craziness of the holidays, stop and make…

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Raising the Bar On Children’s Birthday Party Food

This recent HuffPo article caught our eye. Written by a mom who makes no apologies for her healthful choices, the piece deftly describes just how outsized and sugary our expectations have gotten when it comes to children’s birthday parties: I’m not against cake. Or cupcakes. But I’m not interested in teaching my children that we…

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Planning a Children’s Birthday Party with Allergies

Children’s allergies have been on the rise for some time, and parents of younger children are continually discovering how difficult it can be to navigate a world of allergy-sensitive kids’ birthday parties. This recent article lays the issue bare, noting how meaningful it can be for children with food allergies to join in the fun…

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PSA: Keep Bears Out of Your Kids’ Birthday Parties

They say truth is stranger than fiction, yet Florida remains one of the few places to demonstrate this fact on a daily basis. Case in point: This alarming news report about an actual bear that crashed a toddler’s backyard birthday party. The video speaks for itself: Here at Giggles N’ Hugs, we are relieved to…

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Check Out the Best Children’s Birthday Parties in Los Angeles

Options. Sometimes they are a welcome addition to your planning process. Other times they are an albatross. Here at Giggles Birthday Party Central, we get it. That’s why we offer just a few simple ways to make your child’s birthday party one-of-a-kind. Our package options include a couple of tiers and a few ways to…

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Have You Seen These Amazing Children’s Birthday Cakes?

We’ll admit it. We’re suckers for a great children’s birthday party. There’s so much joy in every detail of throwing the perfect event, from crafting the tiniest treat to the mounting the grandest production. Which is why we tend to collect the best examples of kids’ party chic from around the Web. We consider it…

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