Birthday parties

Over-the-top cakes and decorations aren't high on kids' wish lists for the perfect party, but time for laugher is more

Nov 20, 2017 12:00 AM General Parenting

A lot of heart and soul goes into planning parties, but there are a few things parents might overlook. more

Nov 9, 2017 10:09 AM General Parenting

Party ideas that bust out of the typical birthday-party box for all girls and boys more

Nov 3, 2017 12:00 AM General Parenting

Ideas to throw a fun seasonally on trend and gender fall birthday party more

Nov 2, 2017 9:02 AM General Parenting

Options off the beaten path that will wow the little party-goers. more

Aug 8, 2017 1:57 PM Best of the 'Burbs

Popular TV personality Whitney Reynolds has been a mom for a year and celebrated her twins' big day with a dude ranch themed birthday party. more

Aug 8, 2017 12:50 PM General Parenting

Your social media page will be trending. more

Jul 6, 2017 2:35 PM Holiday Fun

Hand's down, summer is the best time to have a birthday. more

Jun 7, 2016 2:13 PM Stuff We Love


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The best party games keep everyone involved in the game. more

May 6, 2016 2:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives


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From trains to adventure, we have some great ideas to make spring birthday parties memorable. more

May 6, 2016 2:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives


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Experts weigh in on the best ways to make your birthday party invitations more inviting. more

May 6, 2016 2:03 PM General Parenting

Make your kid's birthday party as special as they are. more

Sep 28, 2015 9:29 PM General Parenting


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Ten easy-to-incorporate ideas that help make your child's birthday party a party to remember. more

Jul 14, 2015 3:56 PM Special Needs

Don't have the time or money for a bouncy house or theme park birthday party this year? Check out these home party ideas that kids of all ages will love. more

Mar 30, 2015 2:29 PM General Parenting

These indoor play places give you fun options that keep your guests warm, too! more

Jan 15, 2015 4:22 PM General Parenting

Chicago party entertainers share their best tips for making your child's birthday a huge success more

Mar 25, 2014 12:19 PM General Parenting

Pirate ships, thrones, medieval castles and ultra-slippery slides: all fodders for the imagination at Olly Olly Play Cafe. more

Jun 14, 2012 6:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A new indoor play space just opened in Bucktown. more

Apr 2, 2012 4:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Dave DiNaso isn't trying to make you a reptile lover, just make you think twice before you take a shovel to that snake in your garden. more

Feb 23, 2012 11:24 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Looking for more than just cake and presents? Consider having your child's next party at your local animal shelter. more

Jul 22, 2010 11:10 AM General Parenting