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Planning an Allergy-Friendly Birthday Party: How to Host a Child with a Peanut or Tree Nut Allergy

Party preparations are well underway for your child’s birthday, and you’re told that one of the guests is allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts. You can’t help but worry a little. What do you feed them? What if they have a reaction? Hosting a young child with any allergy can seem like a daunting task - at first. Here are a few tips to help you feel more prepared and, ultimately, more comfortable when faced with a peanut and tree nut allergy at your next party.

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Stress Less and Party More! 40 Birthday Fun Zones Not at Home

One simple strategy will minimize birthday party preparation, clean-up and costs: Having your birthday party somewhere else besides home. Any birthday party can get expensive, and you might think having a party away from home would double the cost. But believe it or not, the amount you spend often goes down when you have the party away from home, not up.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Backyard Birthday Party!

Thinking about planning a movie-themed party for your child’s birthday? There are so many to choose from. Classic movie watchers know “there is no place like home” for a backyard party with a Wizard of Oz theme. Generations of children have enjoyed the story of Dorothy and her friends’ journey to the Emerald City. Simply grab your ruby slippers and host a day of fun with games and crafts that your munchkin will love!

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Six Great Party Themes for Tweens and Teens

As my teenage daughter’s birthday was approaching, I asked her if she wanted to have a party with some friends. “I guess,” she answered in her typical non-committal way. While she thought she could have a great party by just inviting friends, ordering pizza, and plugging her phone into a speaker to play her favorite tunes, I knew she and her friends would spend much of the party concentrating on their phones instead of each other.

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