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A New Birthday Party Service For Tots

Introducing Pipsqueak, by Emily Clarke

It’s hard not to hate, er, envy the moms who throw perfect birthday parties. But not all of us were born with the hostess gene. That’s why we’re psyched about Pipsqueak, the new junior division of Emily Clarke Weddings and Events. Focusing exclusively on kids’ parties, the full-service, Dallas-based biz will handle everything from drumming up a theme to the fare, favors, and entertainment. They also make fabulous invitations (custom paper goods is a company specialty). Clarke and her talented team recently crafted a circus-inspired birthday fete with carnival games (cue the ring toss and balloon animals), a face painter, tent-shaped cake, and live monkey. Prices start at $1.50 for single invites; a package that includes basic coordination, rentals, and a shutterbug session costs $500.