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It’s important to think about what expectations you are setting for your family birthdays early on so you can reign in the craziness before it gets out of control. Read more

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Planning a summer birthday party is a blast, and whatever their age, boys and girls enjoy seeing their friends and classmates during the summer away from school. Some local moms share their unique ideas to keep kids engaged and entertained. Read more

Summer

Whether you decide to host a birthday party every year, every other year or skip it to cut down on costs, these ideas are sure to make your child’s birthday special. Read more

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After the candles are blown out and the presents unwrapped, it's time for party favors! Finding kid- and parent-pleasing favors can be a snap, here are some ideas to help with your search! Read more

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Hurray! You made it through the first year of being Mommy and Daddy! Now, it’s time to throw that first birthday party for your little human. Don’t fret—you’ll find many ways to commemorate the day beyond the traditional birthday party. Read more

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Here are some thrifty tips to save hundreds of dollars every year on birthday party presents. Read more

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To plan a perfect birthday party this time of year takes a bit of ingenuity, as any parent who has babies born in the chilly months of winter knows. Read more

Winter in KC

Discover a few teaching opportunities for your child’s next birthday party Read more

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Birthday parties are fun, but the stress and cost of planning and throwing them can be overwhelming for parents. Read more

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Is it really possible to cut party costs without losing the fun and excitement that parents and kids alike have come to love? One way to cut down on costs is by purchasing birthday supplies that can be reused or repurposed year after year. Read more

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Follow these steps (some of which go against everything you’ve ever read about birthday parties) and you’ll have a stress-free celebration everyone can enjoy. Read more

Parenting

Planning a summer birthday party is a blast, and whatever their age, boys and girls enjoy seeing their friends and classmates during the summer away from school. Read more

Summer

Well Moms and Dads, you don’t have to. You can host a fun and memorable party for your child without breaking the bank or making your head spin. Here are few simple tips. Read more

Parenting

Whether you’re planning a princess tea party or a superhero birthday bash, the secret to organizing a party your child will treasure is to keep your little one’s interests at the forefront. Read more

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For many families, one part of birthdays is buying presents. Going overboard buying gifts is easy, and many parents are looking for ways to reign in birthday spending. Here are some tips from metro parents on how to slow your family’s spend... Read more

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These pom-pom garlands are so easy to make you easily could whip up one for your child’s first birthday party decor or even a friend’s baby shower! Read more

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How to celebrate your child in a meaningful and low-stress manner Read more

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Building your celebration around a theme that reflects your child brings an added touch of fun and excitement. Read more

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Pinterest-inspired birthday themes have both excited and overwhelmed the best of parents since the site’s inception, but nothing can trump the simple gestures of quality time and kindness to make a child know he’s adored on his birthday. He... Read more

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The “Small Change, Big Difference” program through Children’s Mercy gives you a chance to collect loose change in the piggy bank and then donate it back to Children’s Mercy. This is a terrific way for kids to give back and learn to help oth... Read more

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