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PBP_OCT14_WEBCheck out the October issue online here!

PB Picks – Party Picks P. 6-7

Re-thinking Birthday Treat Bags P. 8

Party Planning Directory  P. 12-21

Parties on the Go: Great Places to Have Your Child’s  Birthday Party P.22

Birthday Checklist P. 27

Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer P. 28

The Difference a Year Makes… P. 31

Are we there yet? Traveling with Children P. 32

Tricks for Getting Rid of Those Treats  P. 34

Maple Pumpkin Muffins P. 36

Fall & Halloween Events P. 38

And More!


Party Planning Directory

Planning a birthday party isn’t child’s play. PB Parenting’s annual party planning directory is here to help you connect with local experts to help you plan your next event. From unique venues to party supplies even entertainment, we have all of your party needs covered.

Party Planning Spotlight

schoolhouseSchoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center – Birthday party? Come party with us! We’re more than just a museum – we’re a learning adventure! Enjoy two hours of museum play and exclusive use of the private party room. Special Saturday and Sunday packages available. Book your birthday party today – call 561-742-6780 or visit www.schoolhousemuseum.org. SPECIAL PB PARENTING OFFER: For Museum Non Members – Mention this ad upon booking for 10% off regular birthday party rates.Offer may not be combined with other museum discounts. Discount applies to a confirmed booking and space availability. Expiration: 12/31/14.

 Local Resource Directories

Are you looking for the best resources in Palm Beach County? Check out PB Parenting’s latest directories

Party Planning 2014- Planning a Party in Palm Beach County? PB Parenting Magazine has you covered.

School Spotlight - From Preschool through 10th grade, PB Parenting takes a look at the many diverse choices for your child’s education.

Mommy & Me Directory - Your baby is here! You have bonded together and recovered from the delivery and you are probably now looking to get out of the house! Here you will find PB Parenting’s favorite mommy and me activities!

Class Directory - We love all the fun things to do in Palm Beach County. Many of our favorite places offer special classes you can sign your children up for. Check out some of our favorites places below - Please call to confirm classes are subject to change or cancellations.


Fall and Halloween Events in Palm Beach County

pbzooOct. 17-19, 24-26 & 31 10 AM – 5PM and Fri. Oct. 17, 24, and 31 5:30-9 PM
Boo at the Zoo
Have a howlin’ good time at Palm Beach County’s most loved Halloween event. A Palm Beach County Tradition for Over 16 Years! It’s 7 big days and 3 big nights this year! Enjoy trick-or-treating, decorate your pumpkin patch, giveaways, hay stack hunt, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations, trick-or-treating, kid’s costume contests and face painting. For more info www.palmbeachzoo.org.

Oct.17, 18 & 23, 24, 25
Shriek Week at Sugar Sand Park
Fri. & Sat. 6-11pm •  Thurs. (LITE NITE) 5-9pm
Haunted houses, glow-in-the dark games, trick or treating, photo souvenirs, magic shows, film festival, family amusements, special guest characters, food trucks, pumpkin decoration contest. Cost varies based on activities. Sugar Sand Park, 330 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3900 or sugarsandpark.org.

Sat. Oct 18 • 6-10 PM
Wellington Fall Festival
Haunted hallways, trick-or-treating, inflatables, hay rides, face painting, food trucks, costume contests and more for all ages. Bracelets on sale for $7 advance, $10 day of, $5 adults. Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. For more info call  561-791-4005 or go to www.wellingtonfl.gov.


mandel_aqua_sm1Sunday Oct. 19 11 AM – 2 PM
Fall Festival at Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens
Join the JCC as they celebrate Sukkot and the Fall harvest.  New England-style festival with bobbing for apples, field games, hayrides, horseback riding, stories in the Sukkah, and much more. $25/Member Family; $30/Guest Family. For more information/register at www.jcconline.com. 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens.

bocaSat. Oct. 25 10 AM – 2 PM
Trunk or Treat Classic Car Show at The Shops at Boca Center
Come dressed in costume for some trick-or-treat fun as you walk thru an amazing Classic Car Show! Free Hayrides with Fantastic Fire Department from 10am-Noon. Pumpkin Decorating with Joseph’s Classic Market. Keep an eye out for ghoulish characters from Enigma Haunt. Boca VIPediatrics Monster Lab with Spooktacular Science Experiments! Monstrous OneBlood Mobile happily accepting donations! No trick! Lots of fun for all ages as the classic cars compete for best costumed car. For more info, visit www.bocacenter.com or The Shops at Boca Center on Facebook.

Sat. Oct. 25 • 1 PM – 9 PM
Royal Palm Beach Fall Fest at Commons Park
Kick off the fall season with great family fun, a variety of craft vendors, and lots of great food from the popular food truck invasion. Enjoy live entertainment. The park will be filled with roving entertainers, a Kids Fun Zone, a pumpkin patch, and many other activities. Get in the holiday spirit with a dog costume contest at 3:00 pm, our costume contests at 5:00 pm, and Trick or Treat at the park starting at 5:00 pm. A Hayride will be available for guests at Commons Park. For more information go to www.royalpalmbeach.com.

Oct. 25 • 6:30 – 9 PM
Halloween in the Hammock
Hour-long nighttime walk for the whole family at least 6 years old. Participates can wear costumes. Reservation required. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-544-8615 or gumbolimbo.org.

PBOUTLETSFri. Oct. 31 • 5-7 PM
Trick or Treating at the Palm Beach Outlets
Please join us at the Palm Beach Outlet on Halloween from 5pm-7pm for Trick or Treating, activities, and MORE! **(while supplies last)* For more information go to www.palmbeachoutlets.com/events