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Last month we held my 9-year-old son Sam’s birthday party at New England Sports Academy in Westwood (NESA).  He had asked for an active party where he and his friends could run, play and get as crazy as they wanted.  NESA offers just that, plus your own party team made up of NESA staff members that take care of everything for you, from the moment you walk through the door until the last slice of cake is eaten.   Yes please!  [click to continue…]


So you’ve got a Lego fanatic in the house.  This year, they’ve begged for a Lego birthday party and you’re not sure where to start.  Not to worry! We’ve rounded up the best ideas from around the internet, from invitations and games, to decorations and cake.  This post is full of eye candy that is sure to inspire your best party planning efforts.  Whether you choose to do one or two ideas or go all out and throw the ultimate Lego bash, we’ve got your covered.  Party on Lego fans!

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Want to eat free on your birthday?  Many local restaurants and retailers offer freebies on your birthday.  Enjoy benefits like free meals, desserts, drinks, movie rentals and more, just by signing up for an e-club or online newsletter.  Check out our list of 30+ local establishments offering kids and/or adult birthday perks!

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When you have two boys with winter birthdays, and a home that is, well, spatially challenged, planning birthday parties each year can be a bit daunting.  The boys want to run, play, laugh and be silly with their friends.  I want to keep my home in one piece, and my sanity intact.  Do you  have the same problem?  Fear not, we’ve got you covered mamas!  Today we are sharing  7 local indoor venues where kids can run, climb, jump, shout and laugh for their birthday this year.

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