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How to Host a Stress-Free Summer BBQ

Barbecue, BBQ, cookout, picnic—whatever you call your backyard shindigs, they’re an essential part of each summer. While these get-togethers are meant to be laid back, we all know that hosting can be anything but relaxing. Luckily, with a few smart…

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How to Plan a Kid’s Birthday Party on a Budget

You don’t have to bring in that expensive face painter to make it a memorable celebration!

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The Party Doesn’t Need to Be Perfect

Don’t stress. Here’s why a party doesn’t need to be perfect.

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How to Plan the Perfect Kid-Friendly Outdoor Party

When you think of an outdoor party, what comes to mind? Burgers, bouncy houses, and bugs. But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are some really fun and creative ways to plan an outdoor party for any occasion…

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Netflix Is Helping Your Child Celebrate with Birthdays On-Demand

Here’s how Netflix is making your child’s big day a little bit better.

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10 Baby Shower Venues Beyond Her Expectations

Really bump it up a notch and deliver a baby shower that’s even more fabulous than any mom-to-be will be expecting!

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3 Fantastic Mom-Types You’d Love as Best Friends

My sister who nicknamed me Lou shares a love for the movie Mean Girls with me. No matter how many times we watch it, it never gets old. For those who haven’t seen it, theres a group of mean girls…

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Why Anne Hathaway Wishes She’d Avoided Pinterest To Plan Her Son’s First Birthday

Find out why Anne Hathaway regrets ever setting eyes on Pinterest.

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Party On! Invite Apps That Take the Stress Out of RSVP

Now you can manage the party invite list right from your phone. Which saves you time to do other things… like stuff that pesky piñata.

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Presto!: 15 Magicians You Can Hire For Birthdays

Abracadabra! Your party-planning stress just disappeared!

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How to Throw an A-List Kids’ Party, LA-Style

We went to the source to get tips on the hottest kids party trends, tricks and tips for 2017!

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Birthday Cakes That Will Totally Blow You Away

Birthday cakes have gotten an upgrade since you were a kid. These amazing creations look (almost!) too good to eat.

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7 Unique Birthday Ideas for Your Party Animal

If you’re looking for a unique birthday party idea for kids in the San Diego area, check out these awesome ideas.

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Cool D.C. Parent to Know: The Hostess With the Mostess

This party planning mom of three uses her Southern charm to help Washingtonians host fabulous fetes for guests of all ages.

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Ooh La La! The Secret to the Chicest Birthday Parties in Town

Whether you want a full-on planner, or a resource for to-die-for accessories Clafoutis (that’s French) can help!

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Just Opened: MagicGrounds for Curing Cabin Fever

D.C. parents take a big sigh of relief. There’s a new (and clean!) indoor play space open just in time for winter.

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Baby’s 1st Bash: Six Fantastic Spots to Celebrate the Big One

Make baby’s first bash a huge smash at these six venues where everyone can eat their cake and have fun too.

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4 New & Cool Things Our Editor is Digging Right Now

Want to know what’s new to the kids and family scene? Check out these noteworthy picks from our Editorial Director.

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Celebrate Good Times! D.C.’s Best Shops for Your DIY Kids Party

If you’re planning a birthday bash for your little one, whether it’s the 1st or the 5th, there are plenty of great shops around the DC area that offer a wide selection of party-making materials–from invitations to decorations, kids activity/craft…

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The Ginormous Indoor Play Area You Have to See to Believe

They may sell backyard playgrounds, but this play space superstores’ main draw is their indoor free and open play sessions that give kids warehouse-size space to run, jump and climb.

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Get Your Party on with P.S. XO

Meet P.S. XO the latest contender to the party in a box club that mixes just the right amount of creative with do it yourself options.

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One Cool Thing: A Birthday Party in a Box

Little Jubilee makes it easy and fun to throw a party. Find out why this new company will be your new BFF.

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Where to Find the Newest (and Coolest) Party Supplies in Seattle

Take your kiddo’s next party to a whole new level with these Seattle-area party experts.

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A Bon Voyage Party with a Thanksgiving Twist

Thanksgiving can be a season of pastry, not poultry, which is what drew us to this fab bon voyage party.

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The New Baby Shower: 5 Sweet Sprinkle Party Ideas

For moms who’ve been there done that, a sprinkle party, which is a scaled down version of a baby shower, is a great alternative to doing a party, but on a much less lavish level. Click through to see 5 of our favorite sprinkle themes.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Cupcake Mojo with Maureen Fitzgerald & Christina Nalband

Cupcake Mojo is all about “baking people happy.” Started by mother-daughter team Maureen Fitzgerald and Christina Nalband, Cupcake Mojo creates scrumptious cupcakes and treats using the finest ingredients, swirled with a variety of luscious hand piped icings, and decorated just…

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Movie Madness: How to Host the Most Epic Family Flick Night

Check out some great ideas for transforming your living room into a screening room just waiting for the party to start.

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All Jacked Up: How to Host a B.Y.O.P. Party

This Halloween, why not skip the Pinterest-perfect pumpkin, and focus instead on carving up some old-fashioned, family fun. We asked Amy Croushorn, an Atlanta-based mom and party stylist behind Amy’s Party Ideas, to share how she celebrates the season.
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4 Tips for Planning a Labor-Free Labor Day Party in DC

Since Labor Day pays tribute to the American worker, no one should have to labor on this holiday, and that includes you, Ms./Mr. party host. Need some help? Here are 5 stress-free party-planning tips.

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Owenator’s Robot-Themed Birthday Bash

Whether our kid just landed from outer space or time traveled from the future, our little one just can’t get enough of robots that buzz, beep, and light up. For Owen’s first birthday party, a fleet of colorful robots marched…

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Little Sweets: A Donut-Themed Sprinkles Party

What could be sweeter than welcoming the arrival of a baby into your life? Donuts, of course. After all, no need to hit the post-baby diet too quick, right? Superstar party planning team Melissa and Kellie of Icing Designs have…

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A Seoul-ful Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Our kiddo’s first birthday is one that they’ll, scratch that, we’ll always remember. While our little birthday boy or girl probably won’t recall the cake flavor, who showed up, or the color of the party decorations, at least we’ll have…

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Where Pink Meets Cupcakes: The Eastside’s Sweetest Spot to Party

We know the scenario all too well: your kiddo is having a birthday and you just don’t have the time to throw an elaborate DIY party. So you try renting out a space that will host it for you–which usually…

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6 Ways to Green Your Holiday Cards, Invitations and More

For many families, the holidays just aren’t complete without a memorable holiday card or a festive party invitation. While your holiday greeting traditions should continue, we suggest that this year, why not help the environment while saving yourself time and…

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Birthday Party Help

Imagine this – it’s your little one’s birthday. You spend the morning relaxed, get yourself ready to go, and show up for the party on time. Plus, you actually get to be in pictures with your birthday boy or girl…

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Little Miss Manners

Got questions about etiquette for kids? You’d love for your kids to have good manners, but maybe you’ve forgotten the basics of finishing school yourself. Leave them in the hands of Simla Akyol who offers her etiquette class for 5…

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