Category: parties

Sin now open to the public

Sin now open to the public

[ 0 ] April 12, 2012 |

Sin, known for it’s amazingly delicious and unusually creative cakes and deserts, located at 200 Allens Avenue in Providence, has expanded their custom cake shop to include a retail outlet. Sin, is now offering coffee, morning pastries, small items and ready made cakes to pick up or to enjoy in their newly renovated space. We can’t wait to check it out person.

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Family Matters: Easy DIY Birthday Cakes – just add toys

Family Matters: Easy DIY Birthday Cakes – just add toys

[ 0 ] March 2, 2012 |

Here is one from the Kidoinfo archives:

I consider myself an artist but NOT when it comes to baking or cake decorating. And I will leave decorating with fondant to my friend Kristin who out-Marthas Martha every year with her kid’s birthday cake masterpieces. I used pre-made sheets of fondant to cover my sons’ pirate cakes one year (see below) and although they looked fine, everyone had to peel the icing off because it was so sugary sweet.

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Today’s Home Work: Eric Bulmer, “Science Guy”, Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science!

Today’s Home Work: Eric Bulmer, “Science Guy”, Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science!

[ 1 ] February 16, 2012 |

We love getting to know parents in our community. In our Home Work series, we ask moms and dads how they juggle their work while raising kids, hoping to get some insight on how to better balance our own work/playtime while being introduced to our neighbors and their cool businesses. Today Elyse Major interviewed Eric Bulmer. Meet the “Science Guy.” He is the Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science! a leading provider of Elementary Science enrichment programs in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts with two locations that are part toy-store and part-workshop/party space.

Kidoinfo: What inspired you to start your business?
Eric Bulmer (EB): A couple of things. Although I loved classroom teaching, I was not enjoying the administrative aspects of the job and felt I was being held back. Teaching to a test has never been my style. Also, during my last year as a classroom teacher, I began performing science birthday parties and workshops for another company and saw the potential to take science “performance” a lot further. When Keith Michael Johnson, one of RI’s top enrichment performers, told me I “had the stuff” to go it on my own, I believed him.

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Featured in the Providence Journal: Roll up your sleeves for a unique, homemade costume

Featured in the Providence Journal: Roll up your sleeves for a unique, homemade costume

[ 0 ] October 9, 2011 |

Making costumes is easier than you think. Rather than buying pre-made costumes, my family prefers making our own. My children are part of the creative process, often selecting characters from their favorite storybook or film. Over the years, I have shared some of our simple costume creations on Kidoinfo showing how you do not have […]

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Family Matters: Summer Family Parties + More

Family Matters: Summer Family Parties + More

[ 0 ] July 8, 2011 |

With the big excitement of the Fourth of July behind us, let’s get down to some old-fashioned summer fun, family style. Kido Tip 1. Plan a farm meal Visit a local farm or farmers market and plan a meal or picnic around the bounty. We love visiting the farmers market at Lippitt Park on Saturday […]

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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

[ 9 ] May 15, 2011 |

We recently celebrated our son’s first birthday party, in honor of his fifth birthday. Yes, you read that correctly — fifth birthday, first birthday party. Unlike his extremely outgoing older sister, our son does not like being the center of attention and until this year has declined a birthday party that included anyone beyond our […]

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Local love: Set up a gift registry for your child’s birthday

Local love: Set up a gift registry for your child’s birthday

[ 6 ] August 20, 2010 |

When my boys were younger and having a birthday party, my husband and I added “no gifts necessary” to the invitations. Toys and gifts seemed to come into our house all year long from loving relatives, so when it came time for my sons’ birthday, we asked their friends to just come and play at […]

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From GoLocalProv: Providence’s Pinata Center – Party Animals

From GoLocalProv: Providence’s Pinata Center – Party Animals

[ 3 ] June 24, 2010 |

I have been meaning to write about Providence’s Pinata Center for awhile. Now that Camilla Hawthorn of GoLocalProv has written this fabulous review I have more time to plan the party to go with one of these fabulous pinatas! Today’s URBAN SCENE news from GoLocalProv: All piñatas are not created equally. That’s what you realize […]

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A new reason for kids to get crafty: Warren Art Spot

A new reason for kids to get crafty: Warren Art Spot

[ 3 ] November 2, 2009 |

There is another great reason to head down to Warren these days as the Warren Art Spot is officially open. Right in the heart of downtown Warren, the Art Spot promises to be the place in Warren for kids to take art classes, participate in crafty workshops and have their birthday parties. Jim and Julia […]

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Fall craftshops at Kreatelier

Fall craftshops at Kreatelier

[ 2 ] September 25, 2009 |

Kreatelier located on Hope Street (East Side) in Providence brings out the creative side in all of us and offers a wide selection of craft classes for kids and adults. This innovative textile product design studio, owned by two fabulous women Line and Pernilla, includes a shop that sells their own originally designed products, handmade […]

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