At the Savvy Source, we love to tout all of the benefits of a good school: more learning, more fun, and more friends. And more friends mean more birthdays to celebrate. Yes, there will be the parties at school, and the parties out of school, the parties with balloons, and the .... read more
The goody bag. It's the most dreaded part of the birthday party plan that parents make each year. Plastic bags filled with landfill-bound plastic stuff that you're either going to a) step on in the middle of the night in your bare feet, or b) pull—half-chewed—from the dog'.... read more
There was a time when all birthday parties were planned the same way. Parents and kids thought of a theme, then they purchased decorations and food accordingly. They would either order the cake or cupcakes from their favorite bakery or attempt to create one in their own ki.... read more
When did children's birthday parties go from small gatherings of a few friends and relatives to full blown galas? We've seen princess parties for four-year-olds complete with invitations that looked like they could have come from the renaissance, pony rides and inflatable cast.... read more
Birthdays are special, no doubt about that. Regardless of the fact that people the world over have them, that many share one with you or your kids, and that it's only 24 hours out of a whole year, birthdays are the one time when it's okay to feel special, perfect, and like .... read more
Becoming a parent means taking on many different roles, and one of these, perforce, is that of party planner. It can't be helped: these children of ours insist on growing up, and on having birthday after birthday, year after year.Some parents, of course, relish party plann.... read more
"What were you thinking, having two kids at the same time right before Christmas!" an acquaintance laughingly said to me as I zipped around last week from work to school to present shopping to birthday cake ordering to party supply shopping and so on. "I was thinking, what a .... read more
It's crunch time for Christmas shopping. Are any of you feeling the pressure? We know what to get for our own kids (we've been listening to the list for months). But then, because none of us are in fact Santa Claus, we rack our brains over what to get for those nieces and ne.... read more
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