Archives for Birthday Parties

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

Categories: Classes, Camps & Enrichment and Inside Scoop.

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. The owner, Dre Towey, is a well-loved, award-winning local children’s music singer and songwriter, and
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Like Kids in a Candy Shop

Categories: Inside Scoop, Loving It, and Party Planning.

…. 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?
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Vacation Camp Art Workshop

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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. The Paint Studio also offers classes for toddlers and adults: birthday parties, too!
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The New, Y-Wow-CA Website

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I guess that title is kind of cheesey, but it grabbed your attention, right?  I have been planning for some time to roll up my sleeves and dig into each of our community’s not-for-profits, to summarize for you what makes each of them special and highlight ways you can participate in supporting them, and the first one I’ve been wanting to feature is the YWCA of Darien-Norwalk.
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Help Spread Some Gofer Ice Cream Buzz

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AllAboutDarien.com is pleased to welcome Gofer Ice Cream to our list of Buzzable Darien Businesses.  Help us spread the buzz about Gofer by visiting their listing, clicking on the Testimonials tab, and telling us what you love about them! Did you know that, in addition to a delicious variety of ice cream cakes, Gofer offers ice cream “parties-in-a-box” OR you can rent an entire ice cream cart for parties? Click here to find out more about these fun, refreshing and festive ways to perk up your next party!
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Birthday Treats Around Town

Categories: Inside Scoop, Loving It, and Party Planning.

With the first anniversary of AllAboutDarien.com right around the corner (and my birthday, too!) I’ve got birthdays on the brain … thought it would be fun to collect a list of various places around Darien that offer special “birthday” treats.  I’ll start with the 3 I heard about last night and I’m sure will be adding to the list — but I invite you to add to the list, too, based on your birthday experiences! * Splash! Car Wash –> offers a FREE CAR WASH * Uncle’s Deli –> offers a FREE sandwich * Friendly’s –> offers a free sundae
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