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.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate than by treating mom to a fabulous brunch? Whether you’re looking for a laid-back vibe or prefer something fancy-shmancy, the Jersey Shore has plenty of delicious options to choose from. Check out one of these local favorites for a wonderful meal the whole family will love. Relax, enjoy yourself and have a very Happy Mother’s Day! And for even more shore fun, check out our Jersey Shore Family Guide.
No one can blame the proud parents for wanting to really throw the ultimate bash at the end of year one, but it’s also important to consider the honored guest. How do you throw a 1st birthday party that’s special for mom & dad, but that your baby will actually enjoy, ensuring a few of those two-toothed, camera-ready grins? And while hosting a party right at home can be a great option, many parents find themselves with limited space - or absolutely no desire to spend an entire day cleaning up afterwards! So here’s the lowdown on places in New Jersey that cater to families celebrating the big day. And for even more fab tips and ideas, check out our NJ Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide.
Between spit-up-filled days and sleep-deprived nights, finding time to work out with a baby at home can feel like mission impossible. Luckily for New Jersey mothers, Branchburg Sports Complex is now offering Oh Baby! Fitness Classes, where new mothers can work out with their children, while also bonding with other moms.
Bonnets, baskets and bow ties, oh my! Getting our little ones to dress up and sit still is considered a modern marvel in our household. To capture these rare and precious moments, many local shopping malls are hosting photo opportunities with the tall white rabbit himself, the Easter Bunny. Hosted daily all over the state of New Jersey, no appointments necessary; and if you'd rather take a train ride with your favorite hare, check out our Easter Express article!
Spring is almost here! Hard to believe, right? But yes, it’s time to get out of the house and breathe in some fresh air. What better way to kick off spring than visiting a farm with real live baby animals. Your children can crack corn, collect eggs, see baby pigs, goats and sheep and even see how cheese and bread are made. Here some of our favorite farms with baby animals in NJ. If you are looking for more fun for your kids, check out our March GO List.
This week we decided to shake things up a bit. Listening to the different noises that all the different recycled materials make is an amazing sensory experience for preschoolers. Instead of tossing your recyclables, let your kids explore the different musical properties of tin cans and yogurt tubs! Add in some pots and pans and you'll have a band.
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