On Sunday, October 16, 2011 over 25 families from the surrounding Boston communities enjoyed a frightfully good time at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. Lions, dinosaurs, punk rockers and bumble bees swarmed the room in hopes to celebrate a haunted Halloween.
With all the buzz around this past weekend's Halloween Party, this may become an annual event!
Families and their little monsters were greeted by a spooky (but of course,smiling) staff, passed juices, a full american buffet, featuring fall favorites such as cider donuts, pumpkin bread, and desserts including apple and pumpkin pies accompanied by spiced apple cider.
Moms, Dads and Grandparents watched as witches and werewolves bonded over stuffed animals, goodie bags, goos and gaas. While 29 children ran around the hotel’s Grand Ballroom exploring every spookey space of the venue, 47 adults took this time to mingle with other families. “I loved seeing all the babies in their cute costumes,” said proud Mom, Masha Yatskar.
Halloween can be a tricky holiday to celebrate with young children, many of whom are still too small to fully understand or participate in the traditional treating experience of door to door visits. Continue Reading
Boston in the fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the changing of the seasons with your little one. Winter is on its way, holiday happiness fills the air, and an energy takes over families as they prepare for the many festivities.
Stumped on what you can do in the city for Halloween? Trick or treat down the street with fellow city slickers!
As the summer months come to a close, the first holiday that quickly approaches is Halloween–one of children’s favorite times to dress up and indulge in all sorts of goodies and trick or treats. Many families new to the city may wonder how best to participate in this holiday while still being mindful of their children’s safety and the sometimes challenging logistics of the urban setting.
In an effort to help families have a haunted, but happy Halloween, Marlborough Street between Berkeley and Fairfield as well as Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets between Commonwealth and Beacon will be closed to moving traffic from 3:30-9:30pm on Monday, October 31, 2011.
The Clarendon Street Playground will be offering pizza, drinks and glow necklaces for sale, as well as a magic show, hay rides around the neighborhood and a safe house list for trick or treating from 4:00-6:00pm.
If you are still in search of a spooky but safe way to celebrate Halloween with your little ghost or goblin, stroll to the Back Bay and have a frightful good time with other families.
Grab your little snuggle bugs and enjoy a haunted Halloween with fellow frightful families.
If you are interested in being on the safe house list, please contact the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay office at 617.247.3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the fall putting you in a frenzy? As the warm months slowly leave, are you feeling the chill looming, or the list of errands growing? If so, join other Yogis for a chance to center yourself. Enjoy raw and organic wine and chocolates to follow the 1 hour 15 min. mindful practice and meditation.
With the season of holiday haste upon you, there is no better time to take a breath, and reconnect with your body and mind and remain in the moment.
The Sports Club LA/Boston will be hosting Yoga, Wine & Chocolate
Sunday, October 16th from 4-6:15pm
The practice will start with yoga from 4-5:15pm (regularly scheduled class) and then move upstairs to Blu for an hour. Bring your friends to share the experience or come on your own! (If you are a member, this class is included in your membership and the $30 is for wine, chocolate and the server.)
Throughout the yoga practice, Sarah Sturges and Kristin Stiles will be co-teaching and assisting a thoughtfully designed heart-opening sequence, ending with a SATYA practice. Tias Little of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico has harnessed the mindbody integration of somatics with the idea of SATYA, purity that is the truth, into a grounding supine practice that is subtle and deep.
Inhale a sense of calm and exhale balance in to your life.
Looking for a magical way to celebrate the holidays with your family?
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common provides families with the opportunity to enjoy tea with cast members from The Nutcracker, while also encouraging their children to fully participate in the holiday spirit by giving back to their surrounding community.
For this enchanting tradition, The Ritz-Carlton transforms into a Nutcracker dreamland where guests
meet and mingle with costumed members of the Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Join them for Sugar Plum Tea, which features delicious desserts, a children’s sing-along, and an interactive holiday craft activity. Local organization, Catching Joy, will be on hand with a craft project for guests to take part in that will benefit a local charity. Sugar Plum Tea will be presented on Saturdays prior to the 1:00 p.m. matinee at The Opera House.
Saturdays, November 26, December 3, and 17 at 11:00 a.m. in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
$48 per adult and $35 per child
Tea prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuities, and children’s pricing is for guests aged 2-12 years.
For reservations or more information please call 617-574-7184.
This summer allowed for picnics in the park, strolls down the street, and fun in the sun with your little one. Most Moms build their days around their newest arrival’s social agenda. While this is rewarding and allows families to build a sense of community in the city, share best practices and discuss common concerns, it is also important for Moms (and of course Dads!) to have some time to decompress and “let loose.”
Don't let your laundry get you down...Meet some other Moms and hit the town!
While naturally parents’ version of “going out on the town” may have changed drastically over the months, taking time to mingle with other Mommies enables you to recharge your battery and feel like a woman again, and not just the person who cooks, cleans, works and cares for your baby.
So put down the diaper bag, wash off the remnants of your little one’s last meal and meet some other moms during a relaxing night of socializing and shopping.
Boston Mom, and Independent Stylist, Marybeth Nelson, recently joined the Stella & Dot team and has found it to be a refreshing experience. Continue Reading