Hmmm, what to do in July, besides eat barbecue and watch fireworks? Oh, so much... Every month, we select a handful to two handfuls of our favorite events and this month, there are blueberries to be picked (and eaten), ice cream to be sampled (and eaten with really big spoons), a free family fair, and a huge ballooning festival with hundreds of hot air balloons floating heavenward. Have a great, fun, not too hot July, NJ!
How stressful is the end of the school year? Let me count the ways... Oh, sure, there's the silver lining coming of not driving to school or arguing about homework for 10 blissful weeks; but blissful loses its luster pretty quickly in the face of "What are we going to do today?" - particularly if you already know that what YOU have to do today doesn't involve sprinklers, beaches or day trips. We know we should have figured out summer camp by now, really, we do. Except we don't. So here's something for us, um, slackers in NJ.
We love June, don't you? After a long, cold winter and a seemingly longer, colder spring, we finally break into summer with the end of school, miniature golf, Fairs and Festivals, strawberry picking, fireflies; you name it, June has it (even a Renaissance Faire with turkey legs and a roving Shakespeare!) We've picked our favorite events of the month, so pack up your kids and GO, New Jersey. Enjoy the start of summer and Happy June!
Over the years, I’ve planned and hosted more birthday parties than any sane person should, and have developed a few convictions along the way, such as “Goody bags are my nemesis” and “a good party planner is a gift dropped down from Heaven.” Since it doesn’t look like kids are going to stop having birthdays any time soon, a few tips from the party experts sure can help. Below find seven great tips from some of our fave NJ party planners and venues.
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