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Host an Indian-Style Birthday Party

A Bollywood Celebration for Kids

indian-style kids birthday party!

Bored by Dora the Explorer birthday party paper goods? Us, too. Instead, throw your kid a spicy, Indian-style birthday bash. We promise you won’t be sari.

Get little goddesses shimmying the traditional way with lessons from belly dancing expert Susanna Adamovic (323-573-3464; $150 per hour).

Henna artist Merritt Zalon will decorate the guest of honor and friends with temporary body art using a blend of all-natural henna, lemon juice, and essential oils. The party favors will last two to three weeks; the memories will last forever ($125 per hour).

Cater to little tummies with kid-friendly selections like veggie samosas and chicken tikka masala from the Indian cuisine experts at Bombay Palace. Or, better yet, host the party at the restaurant’s regal digs decorated in alabaster hues with niches and coves occupied by bronze statues of Hindu deities ($20-$30 per person).

kids’ birthday party ideas made easy!
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this week in los angeles!

POSE
Cut Arts Silhouette Portrait Event

What: Masters from Cut Arts use scissors and paper to create a perfect cameo keepsake of your mini.
Why: Keep a high profile.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Peek Aren’t You Curious, 1015 Montana Ave., at 10th Ct. Call 310-434-9700 for an appt., $25.

JAM
Cathy & Marcy Concert

What: Join the Grammy-winning duo as they sing, yodel, scat, and chicken cluck in harmony.
Why: Stick around and play with drums, banjos, and ukuleles.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., at 31st St. (310-828-4497). Tickets online at mccabes.com. Adults and children 2 and older, $8; under 2, free.

WATCH
Cabaret Benefit for Kids

What: Performances of the musical benefit P.A.L.S.
Why: So underprivileged kids and budget-strapped schools across So-Cal get a taste of the performing arts.
When: Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: Class Act Musical Theatre, 5345 Wilhelmina Ave., b/t Mariano & Lund Sts. (818-703-6364). Tickets online at classactpals.com. Adults and children, $25-$100.

ATTEND
An Awesome Book Party
What:
Dallas Clayton reads and signs his new release, An Awesome Book of Thanks, while you enjoy cupcakes and music from Micky Adams & Hug Cabin.
Why: We’re in awe of this book.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Family Bookstore, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., b/t Rosewood & Oakwood Aves. (323-782-9221).

Photo: Ashley Dinges / Flickr

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LOCATIONS
Class Act Musical Theatre
5345 Wilhelmina Ave
bt Mariano & Lund Sts
San Fernando Valley, CA 91367
818-703-6364
Peek Aren't You Curious
1015 Montana Ave
@ 10th Ct
Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-434-9700
Bombay Palace
8690 Wilshire Blvd
bt N Hamel & N Willaman Drs
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-659-9944
McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd
@ 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-828-4497
436 N Fairfax Ave
bt Rosewood & Oakwood Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-782-9221
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