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Welcome to Darien, Chocolate Works!

Life in Darien got a whole lot sweeter this summer with the soft opening of Chocolate Works in Goodwives Plaza (right next to Wine Port). We first heard about this magic place from our kids, of course, who had been hearing from their friends about a hot new birthday party joint in town. We finally got a chance to investigate for ourselves over Labor Day.

JAM Hippie Camp at The Potting Shed

We were sad to see JAM (home of extraordinary birthday parties) close up shop at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Tokeneke Road, and we hope they reopen soon somewhere nearby soon. But we’re thrilled that this summer they’re offering Hippie Camp at The Potting Shed in Rowayton. read...

A Rockin’ Birthday Party at JAM

I recently had my daughter’s 4th birthday party at JAM (Junior Arts & Music,) a Darien-based art and music studio I have written about before, and it could not have been easier or more fun for all of us! read...

JAM (Junior Arts & Music) in Darien: All the Enrichment and None of the Mess

I recently brought my preschooler to Open Studio at the incredibly casual, cool and inspired downtown Darien location of JAM, and we both LOVED it.  In addition to offering a flexible, pay-per-visit, ‘open’ option for indoor fun, the people who work there are easy-going lovers of both art and children, and the environment – a big loft-like space with paint-splattered floors, musical instruments hanging from the walls and expansive supplies for creating anything under the sun – offers artistic inspiration to visitors of all ages. read...

Like Kids in a Candy Shop

…. and we actually WERE — kids and parents — at a birthday party in a candy shop!  Chunky Pam’s is a sweet little candy store in the shopping plaza across from the Darien Playhouse, and was a perfect location for a birthday party for 12 preschoolers.  I might have even enjoyed it MORE than my 3 year old, but we definitely all had a blast …!  P.S. the word on the street is that the name, Chunky Pam’s, was inspired by the owner’s chunky bulldog Pam.  Can anyone confirm or deny? read...

Vacation Camp Art Workshop

Not going away this vacation?  Come paint at The Paint Studio! Great vacation art workshop for kids aged 5 years to Middle School.  Meets Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10am to 1pm.  All material included, all levels welcome!  Call 203-803-5273 to reserve your spot. read...