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Children’s Birthday Parties: When Do You Start Hosting “Friends” Parties?

Children’s Birthday Parties: When Do You Start Hosting “Friends” Parties?

Liam will turn three this August. It’s almost two months away and I’m already stressing out about what to do for his birthday party celebrations. We had a big blowout at our house for his ...

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Birthday Parties: When Your Child Isn’t Invited

Birthday Parties: When Your Child Isn’t Invited

It’s happened before. I’ve caught wind of a birthday party that my daughter wasn’t invited to. Facebook especially has a way of letting the cat of the bag on these things. However, until recently, the ...

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Children’s Birthday Parties: A Time for Celebration or Self-Imposed Stress?

Children’s Birthday Parties: A Time for Celebration or Self-Imposed Stress?

Today’s post is courtesy of Andy Schlosberg, a full-time working dad of a toddler and infant twins. What were we thinking? And not to put all the blame on my wife, (ok, to put all ...

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Over-the-Top Children’s Birthday Parties

Over-the-Top Children’s Birthday Parties

What is it with children’s birthday parties these days? When I grew up children’s birthday parties were held at  home or if you were really lucky at McDonald’s (where Ronald McDonald would make an appearance!). ...

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Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Say what you will, but neither of my children have ever had “friends” birthday parties for kids before. We’ve always done something to celebrate with family, but we’ve never done anything with family friends or ...

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Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Please tell me children’s birthday parties get easier over time. I don’t think my wedding took up as much of my time as planning, hosting, and cleaning did for my son’s first birthday party. Okay, maybe ...

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An American Girl Themed Birthday Party

An American Girl Themed Birthday Party

This was supposed to be the year we would finally cut back on elaborate parties for my daughter. I was hopeful that perhaps we could take a handful of kids and head to American Girl ...

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Mom’s Birthday Celebrations: Why Forty IS Fabulous

Mom’s Birthday Celebrations: Why Forty IS Fabulous

As a teenager, I remember thinking how old 40 seemed. 40 year olds had jobs and kids and an unbelievable amount of responsibility. They certainly didn’t seem to have all that much fun. However, as I ...

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Special Birthday Traditions for Kids

Special Birthday Traditions for Kids

Children’s birthdays are a time for celebration! Do you have any birthdays coming up in your house? The Family Room blog team is sharing some of their very favorite birthday traditions for kids. If you’re ...

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#SocialParenting: Bright Birthdays – Share Birthday Photos & Win!

#SocialParenting: Bright Birthdays – Share Birthday Photos & Win!

Get your cameras ready and snap a few pictures of the special birthday boy or girl! We love to see the wonderful ways that our Bright Horizons family and friends are celebrating birthdays at home. That’s why ...

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