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There’s a new party in town. You know how you can drink with your friends and handle a paint brush at the same time at Wine and Canvas Fort Myers? Now there’s a kid version. Read more

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Srijita Chattopadhyay

Generosity can be contagious. If giving to a charity in lieu of gifts is something your child might enjoy, here are some tips for following through. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Generosity is taking Southwest Florida kids by storm. Instead of presents for the birthday child, many children are asking party guests to bring donations for a favorite charity. Read more

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Food writer Shelby Reynolds rounded up a handful of the trendiest party themes and snack ideas to match to create the Pinterest-worthy party of your dreams. Read more

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Memorable Mobile Parties has added STEM-based “The Glamatory” to the company’s roster of party themes. Guests learn the science behind perfume and make their own, experiment with dry ice and become a mad scientist creating green hair. Read more

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I wanted to take the time to share a story that all parents will enjoy. It was more than just an experience that happened to us, it was something that we will never forget. Read more

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Big bold birthday parties with lots of children running around are a lot of fun. But what happens when you condense that fun to a guest list you can count on one hand? The mini party opens up a whole host of ideas and opportunities. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Tips, tricks and ideas to get you through every birthday milestone. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

When it comes to planning a birthday party, thinking outside the box can lead to memorable fun. Read more

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    Srijita Chattopadhyay

    Amyah Casiano, 5, was featured on the cover of SW FL Parent & Child's birthday issue, February 2019.

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    Selena Thier, 10, of Cape Coral, opted to forego birthday presents this year. Instead, she asked for donations to raise money to benefit the Fort Myers Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial Foundation. She raised $3,077.08.

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    For her fifth birthday, Joy Youngblood collected craft and school supplies for children at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in south Fort Myers.

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    Logan Williams collected donations for the Guadalupe Center for his birthday.

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    Maeve Wasmer collected for Humane Society Naples in lieu of gifts at her birthday party.

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    Coralynn Carlson, a second-grader at Seacrest Country Day School, worked with the Salvation Army Toys for Tots program to celebrate her birthday. With her is Lincoln Carlson, a kindergartner, and U.S. Marines, from left, station commander Staff Sgt. Steven Maya, Private First Class Gerardo Reyes, Staff Sgt. Brian Tunks, Sgt. Russell Gleber and Staff Sgt. Jose Estevez.