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Children's Birthday Parties - Extravagant or Fabulous?

Many of us are trimming our budgets, even when it comes to our kids' birthdays. Sigh. But not everyone. In certain circles of the super-rich and well-to-do, they're still "Puttin' on the Ritz" when it comes to their little darlings' parties. Curio...

Tea Parties Are an Inexpensive Birthday Hit

When my daughter told me she wanted to have her birthday party at the roller skating rink, I thought, "Sure! That sounds easy." Then I called the rink and had to ask them to repeat their fee twice, because I was pretty sure I heard wrong. I hadn'...

Inauguration Day - How to Celebrate With Your Kids

My three-year-old has no idea what a President is or does. Oh, sure, we've explained it to her a time or twelve, but she's three ... "leader of the free world" pales in comparison to Dora Saves the Snow Princess. But our enthusiasm last November ...

New Year's Eve Customs From Around the World

We'll be spending our New Year's Eve the way we always have since we became parents ... at home. Our trusty babysitters are lucky enough to have a social life (and an annual party invitation), so we stay in. Sometimes we have company, sometimes we ...

The best (unscary) Halloween movies for kids

When it comes to Halloween, television and film are no exception to trying to up the ante every year in terms of providing us with entertainment and thrills. Most of the time, this involves yet another installation of the Saw franchise, which is...

Halloween safety tips

Perhaps it's just a sign of the times, but even when I was kid it seems Halloween was as synonymous with safety as it was with candy. In fact, most parents I know spend as much time on safety concerns as their kids do picking out costumes. The days ...

New Born Halloween Costume Ideas

Having a new baby can be tough. You're just not sure what to do, half the time, and trying to communicate with the little guy or gal can be daunting when you haven't yet learned the nuances of your newborn. Having a new baby around the holidays can ...

Does your school have a policy on Halloween costumes?

Last year, when my then four-year-old decided to be a scary witch for Halloween, I said, "Right on." We love Halloween at our house, and she was getting right into the spirit. We weren't surprised, however, to hear that though her parochial preschool...

DailyDish - English muffin mini-pizzas

Cooking with kids can be fun, easy and nutritious! Start with mini-pizzas....

Kiwis say no to cake

Oteha Valley Primary School in New Zealand is the latest to jump on the banning-birthday-cakes bandwagon. There are a lot of reasons why this makes sense -- it interrupts learning, gets kids wired, and and puts pressure on families to bring treats wh...

Games that make kids cry

Recently, we attended a birthday party of a little boy who turned eight years old. It was held in a clubhouse at a neighborhood playground and the boy's parents had planned a few games, including musical chairs. That didn't go over so well. The probl...

Preschool party gratitude

Let's be clear: Emily Post I am not. My wedding invitations broke at least three etiquette rules, and I've forgotten to reply to more than one invitation because they got lost at the bottom of the mail pile. However, I take gratitude seriously, and a...

Spend the night at F.A.O. Schwarz

Our friends over at Luxist wrote about a charity auction going on where one of the better items up for grabs is a chance to spend the night at the F.A.O. Schwarz store in New York City. Well, not the whole night, actually. You and eleven friends (or,...

Hosting a Halloween party, with a baby

Well, everyone, I finally took the plunge. Each year my husband and I host a Halloween party where we try to get together, if only for a few minutes, with all the good folks we know and miss and rarely get to see. Halloween is my favorite day of t...

The best birthday party ever!

For the past two years, we have celebrated Ellie's birthday with a huge party at home. For her 5th, the theme was princess. About 15 kids came over, dressed in their royal finery. We had an inflatable castle jumpy thing, games and of course, cake and...

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