Your Children’s Birthday Party Questions Answered!

It is time once again to dive into our grab bag and look for simple answers to common questions. It may not surprise you to learn that parents come up with these by the hundreds: everything from gifts to guest lists continue to provide grist for parents in the blogosphere, and we are always happy…

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How to Throw a Great Los Angeles Kids’ Party

It is widely known that kids’ parties are often considerably more fun for the child than the parent. The reasons aren’t always what you think. Yes, noise and chaos play a role, as does the general overwhelm one feels when faced with many dozen guests of varying ages. But this list catalogs some of the…

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Kids’ Birthday Parties on a Budget

Here’s the thing about kids’ birthday parties in Los Angeles: they are rife with hidden costs. If you’re hosting the shindig in your own home, you’re on the hook for catering, supplies, entertainers, food, favors and cleanup. Some enterprising parents may even have to shell out for parking passes or valet assistance. It is, in…

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Third Birthday Party Tips and More!

One of the terrifying and wonderful things about being a parent is how fast everything seems to change. One minute you think you’ve got this bedtime thing down, and the next they’re out of the crib and running rampant through your life. The same holds for children’s birthday parties: what worked at age two is…

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The Birthday Gift Dilemma: An Alternate Perspective

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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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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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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Do the Super Bowl Giggles-Style!

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

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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