10 Reasons to Party at Home

Do you deliberately avoid being in charge of large groups of children? You’re in the majority. Like wild animals, children can be unpredictable. Unruly. The thought of a dozen hyenas in your home?? Terrifying! Many parents avoid in-home birthday parties for this reason alone.  While we can appreciate this point-of-view [flashback to Alexis, crouched against the wall, hands over her head, being […]

5 Perfect Valentines

5 Valentine Crafts

As girls living out our elementary school years, collecting Valentines in a decorated shoe box was the living end. I mean come on, we’re party planners. You can imagine what we were like as girls: detail oriented, obsessed with crafting supplies (and all things sparkly) and ALWAYS working on a new project. Valentine’s Day, in […]

Book Rave: How to Behave and Why

An Introduction: We love children’s books. So much, in fact, that we have decided to celebrate our favorites for you in writing. Not so much a review, but a RAVE. The books we rave about are books to own, books to adore, books for your grandchildren to inherit. When you don’t seem to know what to […]

This is Us—On A Sweet Note

Bike Fairy

We love Cary and its surrounding communities. We live here. Our children ride bikes on these roads and play in these parks. They are experiencing their one and only childhood right here in the Triangle. For our children and yours, All Wrapped Up is invested in seeing this community thrive. Supporting other local businesses is […]

Princesses, Creativity and Childhood

Princess in Thought

The May issue of Carolina Parent addressed  “The Princess Party Debate” and whether these parties (and princess play) are at odds with the independent and creative values today’s mothers are teaching their children. An edited version of our response was published this month in their feedback section (page 9). Here is the unedited version: Dear […]