12 In-Home Birthday Party Entertainers for Westchester Families

It's not always easy deciding where to have a child's birthday party. While some party places serve as convenient, all-inclusive destinations, at-home parties can be just as fun and often a lot more affordable. You do, however, have to plan your own entertainment, and it can be tough to figure out how to keep the kids busy without things getting too chaotic.

That's where in-home entertainers come in! Gone are the days where you can only choose between a magician or a clown, and we've gathered a dozen of our favorite ideas. (If you already know you want to have an at-home laser-tag birthday party, check out our post dedicated solely to this activity.)

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Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf: a Glowing Twist on a Classic Game

There's plenty to love about mini golf; it's a timeless crowd pleaser that can rescue a dull afternoon or set the stage for a great birthday party. But just when you thought you knew all you needed to know about this classic pastime, along comes glow-in-the-dark mini golf! That would be indoor miniature golf, lit with black lights. It's a whole new twist on an old-fashioned game, and it works day or night, rain or shine, little kid or teen. We found five cool spots around the Southland that crank up the day glow effects to set the stage for mini golfers. Be sure to wear white or clothes with glow-in-the-dark designs and take the family to one of these luminous, eye-popping destinations.

8 Family Friendly Theater Shows in Fairfield County this Spring

While it’s pretty great to know that one of the largest meccas for culture in the country is only a short train ride away, there’s no need to head all the way to New York City for a taste of good theater. Why not check out some shows a little closer to home? Fairfield County offers a wealth of plays and performances for the kids, at a fraction of the cost of a Broadway ticket. Not to mention, Fairfield County offers a fair share of drama classes year-round. 

Lucky for us, there are plenty of family series at our local theaters this spring. From Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret’s family friendly picnic-style presentations to Stamford’s stately Kweskin Theatre, be sure to check out some of this season’s best shows, right in your own backyard.

30 Things to Do with Westchester Preschoolers this Spring

With a storm behind us and some more winter weather in the forecast, it seems like spring might never come! But fear not—we will eventually see grass growing and flowers budding, even if takes a little longer this year.

We know what it can be like to be cooped up indoors with preschoolers during the winter, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do in the spring—many of which take place in the glorious outdoors! (And for those March is a lion, not a lamb, days, we’ve included some indoor activities as well.)

Looking for more ways to spend time with your preschooler? Consult our Event Calendar and sign up for our newsletters!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at These NYC Spring Brunches

Looking to kick off your Easter celebration a little early? Join one of the city's handful of Easter Bunny brunches and get into the spirit with a festive, springtime meal. We've rounded up several special New York City bunny breakfasts—from inexpensive pancake affairs to a lavish spread at a high-end restaurant—where families can enjoy photo-ops with the holiday mascot along with other seasonal activities.

Regardless of which option you choose, bring your camera, and your appetite. Check our Event Calendar for more seasonal and holiday fun.

Both Western and Eastern Christian denominations will celebrate Easter this year on Sunday, April 16. Three of these five brunches take place on the first weekend of April, so grab tickets or make your reservations now.

Easter Bunny Brunches and Photo-Ops for New Jersey Kids

It's not hard to make Easter 2017 an egg-stra memorable event. Grab your bonnets and bow ties, and hop on over to a fun photo-op with the Easter Bunny. We've got the scoop on where you can meet the long-eared guest of honor and take part in activities like bunny brunches, egg hunts, parades, storytimes, and crafts. Looking for a more straightforward meet-and-greet? Check out our listing of professional photo setups at malls throughout the Garden State. And if you'd rather take a train ride with your favorite hare, you can always hop aboard the Easter Express

Easter Bunny Breakfasts and Brunches Across Long Island

The flowers are soon to bloom and Easter is sneaking up on us. Which means the Easter Bunny soon will be hopping on over to Long Island to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen breakfasts or brunches where families can sit down for a good meal and get in some quality time with the Easter Bunny.

Both Western and Eastern Christian denominations this year celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 16. But since some of these events take place before the holiday, make sure to confirm dates and availability. For more Easter and seasonal events, check out our Event Calendar and also our Easter Egg Hunt Guide

25 Things We Can't Wait to do This Spring in Houston

A famous actor once said, "Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's party!'"  Well, from the list below of happenings in Houston this spring, that certainly seems to be true. I know my toddler thinks that any day with a trip to Noah's Ark at the Quillan Center is cause for celebration. But splash pads aside, whether you are looking for a theatrical experience, an outdoor festival, or new playground space, this list will put a spring in your step - your kiddo is already 10 steps ahead.

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