Birthday parties

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 Chicago Parent Archives

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

Sep 28, 2015 9:29 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

Congratulations to our winners: Ann Luban, Bella, Cheryl, Dezi, Julie Horras, Super Mommy and Theresa. more

Apr 16, 2010 3:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Diaper-changing races, bottles-'o-beer, and a strange game of doll-kissing that we still can't explain. We asked you what the weirdest game you've ever played at a baby shower was, and here's what you came back with. more

Sep 22, 2009 3:32 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. But for a planet-loving baby shower, green is the color of our time. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:56 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Balloons, $1.50. Ice cream cake, $20. The rented room, DJ or clown …? more

Aug 31, 2009 3:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner, ushering in a string of holidays that are filled with lots of fun and lots of food—especially the sweet stuff. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:27 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It’s Sunday morning. It’s freezing and windy outside. You’ve already been to the museums this winter, and the glow has more

Aug 31, 2009 2:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives