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4 and Under Set

Posted by Elisa Taub
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It’s always a challenge to find good party favors (translation: cheap, clever and not annoying). Each month we’ll scour some of our favorite discount stores and suggest our favorites. Party on! 

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Snappy Sandals

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Last week when I cleaned out my kids' bedrooms, I could not believe the number of small junk toys I found lurking in the drawers and corners of their rooms. Left over from birthday parties past, they were often still in the goody bags they came in -- untouched and not played with. 

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Birthday Tee

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Last Sunday, my family attended a most delightful birthday party for our friend Gus. Gus just turned three and his party was your usual kiddie affair. A bounce, balloons, yummy cake plus a few extra surprises. 

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Rainy Halloween

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Somewhere on Halloween this year, it will be raining. But a downpour doesn’t have to ruin Halloween for your little goblins and witches. In fact, one of my favorite Halloween memories was the year it rained. 

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Faux Birthday Party

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Most kids can't wait until they are old enough to have a slumber party to celebrate their birthday. But why wait until they are older, when you can have a Faux Slumber Party now. I threw this birthday party for my daughter's 6th birthday and it was a big hit. It had all the trimmings of a sleepover, except all the girls left at 9:30 pm.Remember, boys like sleep over parties too. Of course I would probably have face painting instead of nail polish, but the rest would stay the same. 

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Airplane Party

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Why are little kids so intrigued by airplanes? Is it the whirring of the engines, or the way they seemingly float in the sky? Whatever the reason, there is nothing more delightful than watching a child with outstretched arms run around as they prepare to take off into the imaginary skies. 

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Color Party

Posted by Elisa Taub
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 A favorite color is something every child seems to have. And these days the old blue for boys and pink for girls just doesn't hold true. Whether it's orange, turquoise or sea green, one thing is for sure, they can't get enough of their favorite color...whether it's displayed in clothing, toys, room decor or food. In fact it is often so important to them, that the mere lack of availability of the favorite color can lead to a meltdown of epic proportions. 

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Halloween Party

Posted by Elisa Taub
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It's almost Halloween again and time for some frightful fun! Kids and adults (of course) love to get in on all the action for this holiday. Trick-or-treating is fun for the kids but doesn't always allow them an opportunity to spend time with friends who aren't in the immediate neighborhood. So why not invite friends and family over for a ghoulish Halloween Party! 

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Pie Day

Posted by Elisa Taub
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THIS ARTICLE WAS SUCH A BIG HIT LAST YEAR...WE DECIDED TO RUN IT AGAIN!

We have a new Thanksgiving tradition in our house called Pie Day. Started three years ago after a suggestion by our friend Bruce (I must give credit where credit is due), Pie Day is celebrated the day after Thanksgiving and is a chance to get together with all of our friends the day after the official celebration with our families. 

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Winter Beach Party

Posted by Elisa Taub
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I spent my junior year of college studying in England and during the frigid winter I was often missed my home in California. Whenever I was homesick I would crank up the heat in my dorm room, put on some Beach Boys music, change into a pair of surfer shorts and dream I was back in sunny California. 

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