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The 13 Best Places in Chicago for Kids’ Birthday Parties

Celebrate your little one’s big day with a unique party you’ll both remember for years to come. Cake and ice cream are birthday party essentials, but is that all you need to make the day memorable? Why stop there when your son or daughter could ring in the next year... more


Nanny Gift Ideas

I would like some birthday gift ideas for our live-in nanny who is just awesome. I also want to give her a going away gift when she ends her term in 2 months. Any suggestions? I would like some birthday gift ideas for our live-in nanny who is just awesome... more

22 easy and Instagram-worthy foods to serve at your child’s birthday party

Your little one is about to turn another year older, and you know what that means: It’s party time! But gone are the days of hot dogs, hamburgers and a simple box cake. These days, many parents spend hours scouring Pinterest for inspiration to create the picture perfect spread for... more

The best birthday party places for kids of all ages

It’s your child’s birthday, and of course you want it to be special. For some parents, an in-home party is the way to go, but many of us are looking for birthday party options that will spare us the cleanup time and the pressure of entertaining a large group alone... more

10 totally paw-some dog birthday party ideas

Dogs provide us with companionship, all kinds of cuteness and infinite amounts of love — so, the least we can do as pet owners is extoll their brilliance on their birthday on Instagram (of course!) and beyond. No matter the occasion — a dog birthday party, gotcha day, bark-mitzvah, or... more

15 Brilliant 2nd Birthday Party Ideas

Your toddler is about to turn 2! Now that she's more active and expresses her own interests, you may want to have some 2nd birthday party ideas up your sleeve. Before you pick a theme, here are some tips to help you get started with planning activities for the... more

Looking for 3rd Birthday Party Ideas?

At a loss for 3rd birthday party ideas? Ask your preschooler! Most 3-year-olds have strong ideas and a clear preference for themes -- fairies, superheroes, LEGOS, construction vehicles, dinosaurs, cooking or the latest movie character. After you choose a theme, other choices fall into place, such as activities, decorations, favors and... more