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Our readers really liked last month’s cake idea! It’s great to see that our readers are taking our ideas not only for their birthday parties but for weddings as well!

Here is a submission from a bride who took bad cake matters into her own hands. Here is Sara’s Story:

This past Saturday we planned a fabulous Marie Antoinette inspired 1st birthday party in Southampton, NY for 48 children and 65 adults.  It was quite a feat, but the party was beautiful.  We didn’t go to Versailles, but we transformed the birthday girl’s backyard into a mini party oasis.

Is it a boy? Is it a girl? This is a highly anticipated answer by the parents and the entire family and friends, but when you are in the doctor’s office, it doesn’t seem as ceremonious as it was when my daughter and son-in-law first found out about their expected baby girl.

A few weeks ago I heard from my manicurist DiDi the most creative way of presenting this information to the parents to be. Her son asked the technician to not tell them the answer in the office.  He gave the technician the name of a baker to call to order a cake with  the inside layers of the cake to be either pink or blue depending on the sex of the baby.

The big event just happened this past weekend and we are thrilled to share it with you! Read on to find out the answer!


We just planned this fabulous party at the New York Fire Museum last week. It was a spectacular party and all 30 kids had  a blast!

We were just written about on the “Retail me Not Insider“! Read the story below or visit the article here.


By Andrea Pyros

Invitations stating “your presence is our present” for engagement parties, anniversary celebrations, and other adult-oriented bashes isn’t new, but lately we’re starting to see “No gifts, please!” on birthday party invites for the 10 and under set, too. What’s next? A ban on Pin the Tail on the Donkey? A moratorium on piñatas?

We spoke with Linda Kaye, a top party planner in New York who’s put together kiddie festivities at the Central Park Zoo and the American Museum of Natural History, to hear her take on the trend.

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