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Posts Tagged With: kids birthday parties

School Holiday Open Workouts… and Another Amazing Make-Up Lesson for London and Maddie with Coach Jordan at Randolph Gymnastics

By: Roxy on 01/16/10 @ 9:47 am

I don’t know about you, but I feel like the last month or so of holidays was both relaxing and a blur… while we had plenty of family time, including Rex’s terrific holiday meals, with London and Maddie’s brothers, sister, niece, nephews and grandmothers, we got away from our usual routines… ballet, modern dance, gymnastics.  [...]

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London and Maddie Start Another Exciting Season at Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, NJ

By: Roxy on 09/25/09 @ 10:04 am

London and Maddie are happy to be back to school, but even happier to be back in their after-school classes at Randolph Gymnastics.  One night this week, Rex and I came home from work early for Back to School Night at Mendham Township Elementary School, and to see Maddie in her Novice II class and [...]

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From Roxy’s Mailbag: Pre-School Birthday Parties

By: Roxy on 06/14/09 @ 5:13 pm

Hi Roxy,
Looking for any additional suggestions for a place in the area for my four-year-old’s birthday party (boys and girls). Last year I had her party at Stuff-A-Roo, the year before was at Sun High Orchard Farm in Randolph. I am really stumped this year and the party is coming up at the end of [...]

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Getting Serious About Summer Camp 2009: Randolph Gymnastics

By: Roxy on 02/15/09 @ 8:44 am

Back in early January, I had started to think about summer camp options for my two girls, London and Maddie. Now that the weather has warmed up enough to melt the snow and ice before the next round of winter storms, it feels like it’s time to get serious about our summer camp options. While [...]

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Train for the Olympics with London and Maddie: Open Registration at Randolph Gymnastics for February-April Session Starts Monday, January 19th

By: Roxy on 01/18/09 @ 3:58 pm

Last week, Maddie came home from her gymnastics lesson at Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, New Jersey, beaming with pride. “Maddie’s got news!” her sister, London, called out.  “I’ll tell you all about it at dinner,” Maddie said secretively.  Turns out that after training for a couple of years in Novice I, Maddie is [...]

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Bring Out the Cirque! Planning London’s Birthday Party at NJPAC

By: Roxy on 01/7/09 @ 2:50 pm

Happy New Year!  Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2009?
Our family just got the last of our New Year cards into the mail to friends, family and clients, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event on our calendar… London’s eighth birthday. As Roxy’s loyal readers know, we have been [...]

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Last Chance! Get Your Tickets to Cirque Eloize, Giselle, or the Golden Dragon Acrobats at NJPAC — Promotional Code Deadline Extended to December 30th

By: Roxy on 12/18/08 @ 8:34 pm

If you’re like me, with less than a week until Christmas, you may have made a list and checked it twice, you may even have it divided into suitable gifts for naughty and nice, but you haven’t purchased and wrapped your gifts for everyone on the list….particularly if you’re still lacking the inspiration to surprise [...]

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Roxy’s Mail Call: Where to Celebrate When Your Kids Have Already Done It All

By: Roxy on 11/21/08 @ 8:54 pm

Dear Roxy,

I was wondering if you could help me with some suggestions. I am in charge of planning the holiday party for the competitive gymnastics team at Randolph Gymnastics every year. So far we did bowling, ice skating, roller skating and swimming. I am running out of ideas! Do you have any suggestions? I know [...]

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If You Build It, They Will Come

By: Roxy on 11/12/08 @ 8:25 pm

Does everyone remember Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams? I need you all to conjure up that famous line, “If you build it, they will come” and stay with me for a while…there’s a special invitation for you at the end of this post, so feel free to skip ahead if you don’t have the [...]

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The End of an Era: Time In Interactive Playground in Randolph, New Jersey Closes Its Doors

By: Roxy on 11/11/08 @ 11:36 am

Since London and Maddie had two friends’ birthday parties to attend this past weekend, kids’ birthday party venues have been on my mind. I shared a list of our family’s faves over on my statewide Roxy’s Best Of… New Jersey site, and have since learned via Roxy’s e-mailbag that one of our family’s favorite pre-school birthday party venues, Time In [...]

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Stuff-A-Roo & Teddy Too in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/10/08 @ 1:35 pm

My little girls are growing up…gone are the days when Maddie would cling to my leg and refuse to take part in birthday party activities at local Morris County, NJ venues, unless Mommy would go down the giant slide, hold onto the parachute, or cut up her pizza into little bite-sized pieces. Now that Maddie [...]

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UPDATED 11/10/2008: Time In Interactive Playground in Randolph, New Jersey OUT OF BUSINESS

By: Roxy on 11/9/08 @ 9:43 am

This just in from Roxy’s e-mailbag…. Time In in Randolph, NJ is out of business.  For those of you with a kid’s birthday party already scheduled (and cancelled) at Time In, you may want to consider Randolph Gymnastics, right across the street (Middlebury Boulevard) in Randolph, NJ. Our family first discovered Randolph Gymnastics at a [...]

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Feels Like Kids’ Birthday Party Season Is In Full Swing in Morris and Somerset Counties, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/8/08 @ 9:44 pm

When London and Maddie were in pre-school at Westmont Montessori in Mendham, NJ, and the birthday tradition was to invite the entire class, it felt like we were out at Toys With Love in Chester, NJ buying presents every week, and attending one or two kiddie birthday parties every weekend, particularly in the late fall [...]

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Roxy’s Mailbag Responds to Desperately Seeking Activities in Bernardsville, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/4/08 @ 3:33 pm

Dear Roxy,
I have a toddler son and am trying to find local (Bernardsville, Bedminster) things for him to do in the afternoons. I’m sick of Gymboree..any toddler cooking classes, or other different types of things? Thanks in advance.
Desperately Seeking Activites
Dear Desperately Seeking Activities,
Thanks for visiting Roxy’s Best Of… here are a few tips for [...]

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Roxy’s Mailbag Responds to Desperately Seeking Activities in Bernardsville, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/3/08 @ 10:51 pm

Dear Roxy,
I have a toddler son and am trying to find local (Bernardsville, Bedminster) things for him to do in the afternoons. I’m sick of Gymboree..any toddler cooking classes, or other different types of things?  Thanks in advance.
Desperately Seeking Activites
Dear Desperately Seeking Activities,
Thanks for visiting Roxy’s Best Of… here are a few tips for you [...]

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A-Maze-ing: Corn Maze at Ort Farms in Long Valley, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/4/08 @ 7:21 pm

I found this A-Maze-ing aerial view photograph of the corn maze at Ort Farms in Long Valley, NJ, by Joyce Bambach in the Chester Observer-Tribune and it forced me to make a confession to you, dear readers…London, Maddie, Rex and I have never gone into a corn maze.  When I see a photo like this one, [...]

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Kids Birthday Party or Girls Night Out? Studio U in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/21/08 @ 9:26 pm

Whether you’re looking for a new venue for your kid’s birthday party or an interesting evening with the girls, you’ll have a good time at Studio U, the U Make It Place, an upscale crafts studio jam-packed with fun projects that you make yourself.  Check out Studio U in the Streets of Chester shopping center in [...]

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