Kids' birthday parties should be a blast, but they don't necessarily need to be two hours of lavish expense resulting in a mountain of under-appreciated gifts. Just as you can organize an at-home volunteering project during a playdate, it's easy to throw a party with a purpose. This goes beyond encouraging guests to donate to charity in lieu of presents (which is great, too). We've rounded up fun and easy things kids can do to help those in need that can be incorporated into many themes, and all of our ideas can be done at home. Make sure you have a brief discussion with the kids before you get started about why you've chosen to host a party with a purpose, and who will benefit from their generosity. That way the children not only understand the concept, they can feel good about giving to others. Isn't that the greatest birthday gift of all?
Are you looking for some really fun kids' birthday parties in and around Boston? We write about places in Boston and the suburbs to have a kid's birthday party, highlighting the ones we've experienced ourselves or heard good things about from other parents.
Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor birthday celebrations, party places for crafty kids or active kids, we have them all right here in our Birthday Party Guide. We will be adding to our Boston birthday party places coverage as we go along, so be sure to check back whenever you're looking for celebration inspiration.
When my son declared he wanted a mystery party for his 10th birthday, I turned to the Internet to research party games and ideas. Happy surprise, the No. 1 Google result for “kids mystery party” is my friend Liz’s hilarious post comparing the type-A Pinterest-perfect mystery ideas she found online vs her own totally type-B mystery party.
While anyone who has been to my always-messy apartment will attest I am definitely not a type-A mom, when it comes to birthday parties, I love to go all out with really creative activities that always leave the kids saying, “That was the best party ever.” Let’s face it, kids don’t care if your paper goods are fancy; they just want to have fun.
So, in response to Mom-101's post, I took up the challenge to create an A-is-for-Awesome kids' mystery party that anyone could throw without an MFP (Masters in Fine Pinterest).
Trampolines, water slides, ice rinks, laser parks, rock walls, and the flying trapeze. We’ve found some unique spaces north of Boston to host a birthday party, places where kids can keep active, have fun, maybe try out something new. Since the parties take place inside, there’s no need to worry about rain, snow, heat or cold. And, of course, since they take place somewhere other than your home, there’s no mess, minimal fuss, and great fun for parents, too!
Read on for details about six indoor birthday party places north of Boston where you can host a party and not worry about kids breaking anything or having to use “inside voices, please.” Find even more birthday ideas in our Party Guide: Birthday Party Places for Kids in MA.
Looking for a place to hold a kid’s birthday party south of Boston? We continue our series of indoor birthday party places for active kids with six different types of parties on the South Shore - gymnastics, dance, rock climbing, swimming, open play, and skating - that all allow kids to stay active and have fun in a safe, indoors environment.
And as with any party that is not held in your home, they all offer advantages like plenty of space, no weather worries, no mess to clean up afterwards, and minimal preparation required for parents. Read on for details about 6 indoor birthday party places south of Boston to consider. Please check out our Birthday Party Guide for more places to have a kid’s birthday party in MA, including our roundup of indoor birthday party places for active kids in Boston.
I adore these cute little animals made from upcycled toilet paper or paper towel rolls. So simple to make, you can turn them into little favor boxes with treats inside, finger puppets, or just use them for imaginative play. We filled them with candy and glued hearts to the bottom of ours for a sweet Valentine's Day gift. What will you do with yours?
What do climbing, skating, swordsmanship, batting, and swimming have in common? They are all great birthday party options for kids who like to keep active. Sure, indoor playspaces are awesome locations for kids’ birthday parties, but we’ve found some unique places west of Boston that kids - and parents - just might want to consider.
Of course, they all come with all the advantages of hosting a party indoors and not in your home - plenty of space, no weather worries, no mess to clean up afterwards, and minimal preparation required for parents. Read on for details about 10 indoor birthday party places west of Boston where you can host a party and be assured that kids will be able to channel their energy and excitement in a safe, entertaining environment. And check out our Birthday Party Guide for more places to have a kid’s birthday party in MA, including our roundup of indoor birthday party places for active kids in Boston.
Jump, climb, run, skate - some kids just have to keep on moving. Lucky for these kids, there are plenty of indoor spaces to host a birthday party in Boston that allow kids to harness some of that energy. Since the party places are all indoors, no need to worry about rain, snow, heat or cold. And what may be the best thing about hosting at an indoor birthday party place? No mess, minimal fuss, and great fun for parents, too!
Read on for details about seven indoor birthday party places in Boston where you can host a party and not worry about kids breaking anything or having to use “inside voices, please.” Find even more birthday ideas in our Party Guide: Birthday Party Places for Kids in MA.
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