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Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe Birthdays on a Budget


Birthday ISSUE

Sioux Empire’s Parenting Resource

Party special

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ages free table reservation and 4-8. Special includes space for 2 hours.

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! s U o t Y T R A P r u o Bring y April Winner:

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from ‘Hood magazine, County Fair & Brandon pizza ranch We want to spread birthday CHEER all over the Sioux Empire! Each month, County Fair and Pizza Ranch of Brandon will give away six children’s buffets and six wristbands to one special birthday boy or girl.


MondaySunday 11am - 8:30pm

Do you want to WIN? It’s easy…

go to to register your child’s name, age, birthdate and your contact information.We will announce the winners in the magazine each month.

County Fair Fun Co. • 204 S. Splitrock Blvd, Brandon, SD 605-582-6322 •

Other Birthdays: Kaylea M. Jailee B. Natalie S. Elsa E. Mason C. Michael M. Olivia D. Daniel T. Miles C. Cashton A. Taesyn A. Allison C. Kamden S Harper M. Abram J. Austin W. Kyan G. Jaren H.

Isaish T. Caleb D. Alexandra J. Lane M. Jake D. Aloma M. Eston S. Anderson H. Jayce P. Grace P. Paige C. Jenson S. Emin S. Rowan R. Marquise W. Natalie S. Thomas B. Eli S.



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Belly Binding

Having a baby takes a toll on your body. Did you know there’s a simple solution to help with that postpartum puffiness? It’s called belly-binding and there are professionals in the Sioux Empire who specialize in it.

Healthy Birthday Parties for Kids

A child’s birthday party is a day when healthy eating is often put aside for treats of sugary cake, candy and pizza. Learn unique ways to incorporate healthy snacks into the celebration.


‘HOOD FAMILY FITNESS ISSUE! Be a part of this Family Fitness issue and show the Sioux Empire what you have to offer. Contact Steff at to reserve your spot!

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Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe


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Birthday ISSUE

Sioux Empire’s Parentin

g Resource

19 7 th Annual

Plan the perfect party.

14 Alice’s Attic Doll Clothes

pregnancy 8 Planning the

Perfect Shower Making it memorable and meaningful.

10 Birthday Trends

The latest in first birthday celebrations.

16 Balloon Ice Cream

50 N  avigating Birthday

Celebrating in style.

42 Allergy Friendly

12 The Perfect

Amount of Cake Getting your order just right.


Appropriate behaviors and social skills.

52 C  onvenient Birthday Parties

Leave the mess to someone else!

Birthday Parties Make it enjoyable for everyone.

44 How do I know if I have Allergies?


Remove Stress Keeping the calm during party planning.

family baby

49 R  efocus and

Play and celebrate!





Birthday Issue


April 2017

Warning signs and the road to relief.

45 C  reative Money Saving Tips

Birthday décor and more!

46 F amily Gets Fit


58 Planning for Your Dream Shower Things to consider.

60 Grilling 101

A grilling guide for the perfect meal.

62 G  reen Cleaning

DIY products to get the job done.


Checking in on Heather and Landon.

parent 47 S prucing up Your

in every issue 13 Craft Corner

37 Calendar of Events 55 Menu Planning

Spring Wardrobe

Transition your staple pieces.

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welcome baby TM

7th Annual Birthday Party Issue President & Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479 Editor Jessica Brovold 605-376-6990 Art & Design Director Ally Vogel Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small Marketing Director Erika Tufton Contributing Photographers Kevin Lagant Photography Shaina Herrmann Photography Solis Photography Contributing Writers Dave Anderson, Dr. Greg DeSautel, Shaina Herrmann, Anna Hudelson, Jessica Lantgen, Brenda Nour, Kari Popham, Dawn Scheier

I love planning parties for my kids each year. We always start with a theme and then focus everything around the theme. Even though our party is months away, the theme this year is ‘Paw Patrol.’ I have always turned our parties into more of a family barbeque with inflatables, lots of food and guests. I love to make the party more about everyone and their families instead of focusing only on the kids. I’m excited for you to see this year’s birthday issue. Whether you are looking to have a party at your house or looking for a location that doesn’t require much work, we have lots of options to choose from.



Family Gets Fit Issue! As we get closer to the summer months, it’s time to start thinking fitness! We’ll also be checking in with our Family Gets Fit winners, Heather and Landon Benson. The Benson’s started their journey with Koko FitClub Sioux Falls in January and we are getting excited to reveal their results.


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Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley ‘Hood Panel Members Christie Aberson, Abir Aware, Sadie Bell, Heather DeWit, Carrie Dragt, Addie Graham-Kramer, Kelli Johnson, Bobbi Nelson, Allana Rogge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Ashley Thompson, Brooke Wegener, Melissa Williams Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Productions, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information; however, Hoodlum Productions, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Productions, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to ©2017 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


t u o b A & t Ou ‘HOOD HAPPENINGS We revealed our Annual Summer Camp directory on KSFY News! We also spent some time at KDLT with the Churchill’s, one of the families chosen to win a free mattress courtesy of Juna Sleep Systems and ‘Hood Magazine as part of the Must Sleep! Mattress Giveaway! We also had fun at at Washington Pavilion Ag Days and KDLT promoting fun activities for St. Patrick’s Day!



UPCOMING EVENTS: Check out our Facebook page and visit our website for your chance to win tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters and tickets to the Shrine Circus!

Harlem Globetrotters

El Riad Shrine Circus

Wednesday, April 19, 7 p.m. Denny Sanford Premier Center

Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 23, Times Vary Sioux Falls Arena

‘Hood will be there! Watch for ticket giveaways on Facebook!

Watch for ticket giveaways on Facebook!

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DIY WORKSHOPS June - August 2017 Ages: 5 - 17 years old Price: $10-45

by Jessica Brovold

Perfect Shower


Planning the


With so many fun ideas when it comes to planning the perfect baby shower, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the process. Here are some tips to help keep the planning purposeful. Aside from the basics of choosing a date, time, number of guests and getting the invites and party preps together, there are so many meaningful ways to celebrate.

Décor: When planning décor, take into consideration the baby’s nursery décor and find ways to use items that can be repurposed once baby arrives.

Keepsake activities: Choose a few different craft options for your guests to participate in, such as; wishes for baby, a thumbprint canvas guest book including the thumb prints of all the guests, or a baby headband for a little girl.

Cards: Encourage your guests to make a card for each of your child’s birthdays. Once guests arrive, they draw a number and take part in a craft activity to create a card that will be given to the child for the corresponding year. Every year, there will be a special card for them that was created before they were even born. Food: Not sure what to serve? Find a family tradition type of meal that brings meaning to the celebration. Think of easy to serve items that don’t require much prep. Foods from the palm or your hand and served at room temperature are best. n




Field trips and special speakers are also used to enhance the educational experience. Our teachers help each child become an individual who is aware of their abilities and who can focus on their own strengths. Stop in and check out our programs and teachers anytime! No appointment necessary.

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Apple Tree West 6400 W. 43rd Street 605-361-9875

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First Birth Planning a’s Perspective A Mom

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Celebrating 25 Years! by Lucy Henglefelt, {Redefined} Designs and Events

Birthday Trends: the Latest in First Birthday Celebrations

When it comes to birthday trends, themes are always changing, but what remains the same is parents want their children to have a first birthday that will be memorable and fun! Trends I am seeing for girls this year are whimsical parties – with bright neon colors – unicorns and flamingos are also big this year! For boys, the trends seem to be more nature inspired around camping and lumberjacks. I’m seeing lots of flannel and plaids along with greenery and wood.

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Another trend I see for all parties as a underlying theme is encouragement with quotes like “Be Brave,” “Dream Big” and “Adventure Seeker.” When it comes to food, it’s all about the theme! Most families are choosing culinary delights that compliment the overall theme of the birthday celebration. Also, donut bars are still super popular this year! Traditional crate paper and balloons are also making a comeback, but they’re being integrated with floral designs and geometric shapes to give it a fresh look. No matter what you decide for your child’s first birthday celebration, the most important thing is to make it memorable. n

Contact us today! Lanpher Chiropractic 506 N Sycamore Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57110 605.334.8073 (office) 605.334.3752 (fax) April 2017 | |


child by Kari Popham, Sugars Baked Goods and Sweet Treats

The Perfect Amount of Cake

Let’s be honest…there’s no such thing as too much cake! However, when planning a birthday party it’s always smart to order an amount of dessert that will ensure a slice for everyone, while allowing you to stay within the party budget and not have leftovers for days after the big event. With the following simple steps, you can easily order the perfect amount of birthday cake for your party! Before finalizing a birthday cake order, you’ll want to consider a few party details. First, have a look through your guest list to determine the types of attendees who will be at the party. Younger children will typically eat a smaller slice of cake than older kids and adults, meaning at a party with lots of little ones, you will be able to get more slices than may be advertised for a particular cake size. Next, think about the type of menu you’ll be providing during the event. If the cake will be served after a full lunch, you can scale back the number of servings a bit. However, if you plan to simply offer snacks and dessert, you may want to consider ordering extra cake servings to ensure your guests are satisfied! Finally, determine if the cake will be the only type of dessert at the party, or if you will also offer an alternative, such as cookies or candy. Most guests hope to enjoy something sweet at a birthday party, but with additional dessert options, you can often lower the total number of cake servings.

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To put these steps into practice, consider the following formulas: For a party that is offering a full lunch, plan on approximately one-half serving of cake for each child under the age of five and one serving of cake for older kids and adults. If your party will include snacks and dessert as the only food, increase the cake quantity to one serving for small children and one-and-a-half servings for the older guests. If you plan to have additional types of desserts at the party, simply replace one serving of cake with an equal serving of another dessert, such as one cupcake or two small cookies. If you have cake leftover at the end of the party, you can easily save if for a later date by first setting the unwrapped cake in the freezer until it is fully frozen (approximately 1-2 hours). Then wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap and place into a plastic container. A frozen cake will store well in the freezer for up to three months. Or, you can simply enjoy any leftover cake once the guests have left…you’ll deserve it! n

by Jaclyn Small

Everyone loves cake at a birthday party! How about making a ‘sponge cake’ to celebrate the occasion and have a craft for the kids to enjoy and take home with them? This is a great project for any occasion and your kids and their friends will love decorating their cake however they like!

Supplies needed: Large yellow sponge, cut into triangle pieces (The dollar store is a great place for these!) Puffy paint to “frost” * To make puffy paint, mix white glue, washable paint and shaving cream. Mix up and spread on to your sponge. Use sequins or glitter to decorate your slice of cake!

Helpful Hint: A little fun hint, you can find these paper doilies and plastic spatulas in the cake-decorating aisle in most stores for about $1.50 each. They’re very reasonable and there are endless possibilities of things you can do with them! If you don’t have these items, plastic spoons or knives work great for decorating your piece of cake too! n


Sponge Cake Craft



Did you know you can find affordable doll clothes for your American Girl®, Journey®, Our Generation®, or similar 18 inch doll right here in our area? Alice’s Attic offers everything you need for your favorite hobby and the perfect atmosphere to celebrate with friends!


Have your birthday party with us!

We offer several different craft options for your party including doll tie sleeping bags, doll gymnastic equipment & a doll size TV with remote.

American Girl®, Bitty Baby®, Bitty Twins®, 12” baby doll and Barbie® size doll clothes

Contact us today! Bring your doll shopping!

605-334-5406 1716 S Marion Rd, Sioux Falls

(NE corner of 26th St & Marion Rd)


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Balloon Ice Cream Cones

This is a fun and simple project for your party! These cute balloon ice cream cones would make a great party craft activity or decoration. You can play up the ice cream theme for a party and have an ice cream bar for a midafternoon gathering. That way you don’t have the hassle of creating a meal for everyone. Plan an ice cream bar with crushed up candy bars, syrups and other toppings.Yum! Create a craft station for your guest to make their own balloon ice cream cone.

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You will need:


Brown paper Balloons Double sided tape Glue Construction paper

1. F old the brown paper into a cone using doublesided tape.

If you would like these adorable ice cream cones to be decorations, use helium balloons. Add the cone and toppings and they will float in the air.

3. D  ecorate your ice cream. Use a hole-punch to make dots out of construction paper. Confetti or glitter would also look great! n

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2. A ttach the balloon to the cone using double sided tape or glue.

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summer FUN!

The LSS summer program combines academic, cultural and recreational activities. • Children choose daily from a variety of fun and educational enrichment activities • Hands-on learning • Fun weekly themes, pool visits, field trips & more We also offer infant, toddler and pre-school services.

• Six convenient locations with affordable rates • For children K–5th • Specialized programs for youth of all abilities ages 3–21 at Here4Youth location

Enroll today! Space is limited. 605-371-8770 • April 2017 | |


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by Jessica Brovold

Are you looking for some tips and tricks to pull off that perfect birthday bash without all the stress, hassle and expense? You don’t have to break the bank to go all out for your child’s next birthday party. Big, or small, there are plenty of options for everyone to pull off the perfect party for your child and your family. Use this guide as a starting point to gather ideas before planning the next party. ‘Hood’s 7th Annual Birthday Party issue is packed full of great ideas, photos, articles and birthday party location ideas that will make your planning process smooth and seamless. How do you balance it all when it comes to party planning? We would love to hear from you on our Facebook page, or our website

© Solis Photography

Sit back, read on, relax and enjoy the party!




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Redefined Designs & Events

Phone: (605) 359-6316 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas Ages: All ages Pricing: $300+ Description: Redefined Designs & Events is a premier event planning and design studio. The unique services we offer to our clients set us apart from our competitors by offering creative concepts that are all-inclusive within our studio. These services include; event planning & coordinating services, PR and social media coverage, event design & styling, fresh floral concepts and specialty rentals.

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Shaina Photography shainasphotography

Phone: (605) 323-5153 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas
 Ages: 1-17 Price: $200-$400
 Description: Shaina Photography captures all of the laughter, the smiles, the creative details and all of the fun! Each party package includes full party coverage (2-4 hours), an online gallery for one month, and 50-100 highresolution digital image downloads. Call or e-mail for additional information on packages. Professional prints, products and discs are available for purchase.


Phone: (605) 336-0349 Location: 196 East 6th St. Ste.103, Sioux Falls, SD Ages: Newborn and up Price: $125+ Description: Studiofotografie is located in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls specializing in newborn maternity and baby’s first year. Props and outfits provided to create lasting images of your sweet little baby.

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Photographers and Event Planners

Phone: (605) 360-1949 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas Ages: All ages Prices: Varies Description: We have the freshest product and high end quality without breaking your budget. Baby shower cakes, donuts, pastries, wedding cakes, birthdays and more. Family owned and operated. Your dream is our inspiration.

Š FlyBoy Donuts

Brandy’s Custom Cakery

Flyboy Donuts

Phone: (605) 321-5259 Location: 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 190, Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages Price: $1+

Description: Celebrate your birthday or special event with homemade, fresh donuts. Donuts prices start at $1 and custom donut letters $1.65/ letter (13 letter min). We guarantee something fun for everyone at Flyboy!

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Sweets and Treats

Phone: (605) 271-0833 Location: 3101 West 41st Street, Suite 109, Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages Price: Varies Description: All you need is ice cream – for any occasion! Featuring single serving size containers for corporate, parties or weddings. We also have party packs, cookie sandwiches and ice cream cakes available for special order.


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Stensland Family Farms Ice Cream + Country Store

Phone: (605) 332-4222 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas Ages: All ages Price: Varies Description: We rent tables, tents, chairs, lighting, dishes, linens, concession equipment, staging, dance floors, candy bar, vases and food service items (coffee pots, chaffing pans, heat lamps, etc.).

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Bounce Around Inflatables LLC.

Phone: (605) 310-9529 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas Ages: All ages Price: Varies Description: Inflatables of all sizes (bouncers, slides, water slides, obstacle courses, mechanical games, carnival games, cotton candy and popcorn machines, tables, tents

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ABC Rentals Special Events

and chair rentals). Indoor facility available!

Balloon Squad USA

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Phone: (605) 274-2864 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas
 Ages: All ages Pricing: $125+ Description: Book the most stress-free birthday party you can imagine with Twisted Chik and our team of child entertainers. Balloon twisting, face painting, airbrush tattoos, puppetry, variety shows and giant balloon costumes. Themed party balloon bouquets, centerpieces, sculptures and more. Our balloon show is designed to have your child and their guests be the stars of the show. From the time the show begins everyone will be engaged and laughing together!

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Making life sweeter one custom cake at a time!

Brandy’s is the Judges Choice winner of the 2017 Cakes and Grapes fundraiser with her sculpture cake of “GROOT” from Guardians of the Galaxy. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to help the Sioux Empire Safety Village.

235 N Main Avenue • Parker, SD 57053 • 605-360-1949

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ICE CREAM for any occasion... singl e Di p i n a di s h - part y packs c o ok i e san dwich es - cak es


3101 West 41st Street - #109 - Sioux Falls - 605.271.0833 (next to Fuddruckers)

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Rentals & Services charActors

Phone: N/A Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding area Ages: 10 and under Price: $80+ Description: Princesses, heroes, pirates and more! Let our actors bring your favorite characters to life! Perfected portrayals and quality performances that are sure to make your child’s birthday one they will never forget. With handmade costumes, personalized activities and seasoned performers, your favorite characters will step right out of their stories and into your party!


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Phone: (605) 368-1618 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding area Ages: All ages Price: $20+ Description: Queen City Balloon Bar specializes in luxury balloons and balloon decorations. Geared toward the modern party stylist, our balloons are sure to wow your party guests or gift recipient. Using big and unique balloons in the majority of our work, we’ll provide balloons you likely can’t get anywhere else. Let Queen City Balloon Bar provide modern balloon decorations for surprises, birthdays, graduations, weddings and much, much more.

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Games 2 Go

Phone: (605) 261-1062 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding area Ages: 6+ Price: Varies Description: Games 2 Go is a mobile video game theater loaded with all the latest video game consoles (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U) and a massive video game library to fit any age level. Great for birthday parties, school and church events, corporate parties, and town festivals. New for 2017, check out our laser tag and Nerf party packages!

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© Soccer Sprouts

Phone: (605) 201-3828 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding areas Ages: 10 and under Price: Varies Description: Take your party to the next level with your very own concert! Rockin’ Red performs her children’s musical show at fairs, festivals, daycares, schools and other special events—like birthday parties. Birthday party packages include a live concert with a special birthday song for the boy/girl, a gift from Rockin’ Red and the option for custom music to fit the party’s theme. Kids will love dancing and having fun at their musical birthday party!

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Soccer Sprouts

Phone: (605) 929-4683 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding area Ages: All ages Price: $100+ Description: Your birthday boy and girl, along with all of their friends, can have a super soccer-ific time with Soccer Sprouts at your party! Our staff comes to your party with all of the equipment needed to have a great time! We play for 1 hour with tons of games and activities to choose from, and if your birthday party is for ages 5 and up, we end the day with a fun soccer game with goals and everything! The birthday boy or girl also gets a Soccer Sprout shirt and gift from their coach. $100 for up to 10 kids. $10 for each additional child.

Venues Alice’s Attic Doll Clothes

Phone: (605) 334-5406 Location: 1716 S. Marion Rd., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 5-11 Price: Varies Description: Party includes making a doll related craft with our staff assisting your birthday girl and guests. You also have use of our party room for cake, pizza, presents, games--whatever you would like to bring for your party. We handle the clean up! Crafts are geared toward the 18” doll such as American Girl®. Maximum of 10 children.

Start a new birthday Start a with new birthday tradition custom tradition with custom donutdonut letters! letters! Order at Order at find us at The Bridges at 57th & Western | SIOUX FALLS

57th and Western Sioux Falls

Specializing in your party and event rentals • • • • • • • •

tables &chairs tents cotton candy event decorations linens & dishware popcorn machines snowcone machines chocolate fountains and more!

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birthday directory Venues All American Gymnastics & Inflatables

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Phone: (605) 692-6700 ext. 236 Location: 521 4th St., Brookings, SD Ages: 1-10 Price: Members get 20% off party packages. ‘Birthday Bash’ up to 15 people $225 or ‘Birthday Blowout’ up to 25 people $275 Description: Planning a birthday party at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is a piece of cake! We do all the prep work, set-up and clean-up, so all you have to do is enjoy the party. All birthday parties at the Museum are led by a facilitator trained in early childhood or elementary education. © All American Gymnastics

Phone: (605) 334-4311 Location: 3009 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 3-12 Price: $170+ Description: One hour of playtime with up to seven inflatables, in-ground trampolines, safety foam pit and sky swing. Every party will have the gym to themselves and 45 minutes in their own private party room following playtime. 12 children included in price, $10 for each additional child.

Description: We are one of the largest entertainment rental stores in the Midwest with over 200 inflatable and interactive games to choose from. We a have over 60 tents of all different sizes and we carry tables, chairs staging and much more! Our brand new 16,000 sq. foot turfed fenced in ‘Fun Zone’ is now open for you to have your party right here. You get around $2,500 worth of games for just a fraction of the cost. Summer special: $85 for jumpers and $150 for jumper/slide combos. Mention ‘Hood Magazine and receive 10% off.

Carolan Rental & N-Flatable Fun

Phone: (605) 366-7368 Location: Sioux Falls and surrounding area Ages: All ages Price: Varies

Plan your Part y on eight wheels! Party Includes: • 2 hours of skating for 10 guests & the birthday child • Traditional roller skate rental for all guests

• Ice cream and drink for all guests • Tablecloth, placemats, invitations • New pair of roller skates • Birthday song and name announced

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birthday directory Venues County Fair & Brandon Pizza Ranch

Phone: (605) 582-6322 Location: 204 S. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon, SD Ages: All ages Price: Varies-packages available w/Pizza Ranch Description: The County Fair offers loads of fun for kids and group outings. From arcade games to inflatables. We are connected to the Pizza Ranch and specialize in birthday parties. Reservations for groups are recommended as we have serval party rooms available. Call us today to book your party and inquire about 8 for $88 party special.

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Eastway Bowl

Phone: (605) 336-0468 Location: 3201 E. 10th St., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages Price: $10.90/child Description: Come relax and enjoy your child’s birthday while we take care of the rest! You get an hour of bowling, Shoe rental, Pizza, beverage, and table set up all for $10.90 per child!


Phone: (605) 336-3660 Location: 300 W. 11th St., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages Price: Varies Description: Parents can arrange for kids to go swimming, play basketball, or have group games

in the gym. The aerobics room is perfect for private parties or for young children that you want to keep in a confined area.

Great Plains Zoo

Phone: (605) 367-7003 Location: 805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 2-12 Prices: $10 - $17/person Description: Parties include one hour in a private party area, all-day admission to the Zoo and Museum, one bucket of animal feed per group, one beverage and ice cream treat per guest, one gift bag per guest, and more! Minimum of 10 guests required.

JAM Art & Supplies

two hours of fun with a halfhour for cake and presents. All supplies and location will be provided for you and your party members! Maximum of 10 party members.

Š Children’s Museum

Sanford Wellness Center

Phone: (605) 328-1600 or (605) 323-6900 Location: 4201 S. Oxbow Ave., Sioux Falls, SD or 8701 W. 32nd St., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages Price: $50+ Description: We offer a main pool party, private pool party, kids Zumba party or walleyball party. All parties include time in our cafe for gift opening and cake.

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Phone: (605) 338-3980 Location: 401 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 4+

Price: $20/person Description: Your choice of two crafts lead by a JAM Art & Supplies guide. Start with a warm-up craft which will be followed by a longer, main event. In total, the party will be


SOCCER-IFIC birthday party


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Venues Sioux Falls Canaries

Phone: (605) 336-6060 Location: 1001 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 1-12 Price: $149 Description: Spend your child’s birthday at the Birdcage with Cagey and the Canaries. Each package comes with 10 tickets, 10 hot dogs, 10 sodas, and 10 Culver’s custard tokens plus the birthday child receives a free mini bat & chance to get a photo with Cagey before the game!

Sioux Falls Family YMCA

Phone: (605) 336-3190 Location: 220 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages

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Price: $119-$149 Description: Want to take the stress out of planning your child’s next birthday party? The Y is proud to offer an exciting environment for birthday parties at our three unique locations that include our gymnastics center, downtown YMCA and Camp Leif Ericson! We have many options available to make your child’s birthday party a memorable one with themes such as Pirates Party, Nerf War, Gymnastics, basketball and Ga Ga!

Sioux Falls Skyforce

Phone: (605) 332-0605 Location: 2210 W. Pentagon Pl., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 5 – 16 Price: $159+ Description: The Brandon Martens birthday party pack gets you 11 tickets, 2 large pizzas, 11 pops or waters, 11 cookies and 2 ball toss bags. The birthday boy

or girl gets $10 Skyforce cash, a t-shirt and on-court recognition. You can add-on Benchwarmers, Force Dancer Experience or a team autographed basketball.

Skate City

Phone: (605) 332-7915 Location: 2901 W. 3rd St., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: All ages Price: $135+ Description: Two hours of skating for 10 guests & birthday child. Invitations, traditional skate rental for all guests, tablecloth and placemats, ice cream & drinks, birthday song and name announced is all included! A pair of roller skates and a free month of skating for the birthday child. Bringing your own cake is welcome. You may also order two large fresh baked pizzas for an additional $25.

Summer Fun Zone

Now taking reservations for summer outdoor parties in our 14,000 sq. ft. fenced in turf area. Call for details!

Find us on Over 250 inflatables and interactive games to choose from!

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Washington Pavilion

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Phone: (605) 367-6000 Location: 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls, SD Ages: 4-12 Price: $148.50+ Description: Choose your own birthday learning adventure from our six fun party themes. Parties include an hour of fun, hands-on activities led by your personal party host, a private party room for you and your guests, admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center for guests, a gift for the birthday girl or boy, decorations and paper goods, set-up, and clean up. NEW! Video gaming parties in the Wells Fargo CineDome!

Wild Water West Waterpark

Phone: (605) 361-9313 Location: 5 miles west of Sioux Falls on 41st St. Ages: All ages

Price: Varies Description: Reserved tables for one hour in the birthday party picnic area, special gift for the birthday child. Also includes a meal-pizza, small pop and ice cream treat-per person.

Birthday Party Packages

2017 Birthday Party Package Prices

Day Rates

Evening Rates

Over 48” Under 48” & Seniors (60+)

$20 $12

$12 $10

Under 2 Years Of Age Season Pass Holder (Over 48”) Season Pass Holder (Under 48”)

Free $10 $6

Free $6 $5




Wild Water West admission, reserved tables for one hour in the Birthday Party Pavilion, party invitations (available to download online), a special gift for the birthday child, and a meal of: pizza, small pop, and ice cream treat. • 605-361-9313

Reservations must be made at least 24 hrs. in advance. Parties are scheduled on any regular operating day (subject to availability). Customer may bring their own birthday cake but must provide plates, forks, & napkins. Birthday parties must all arrive together at ticket booth to receive birthday rates. A min. of 5 guests is required to take advantage of these birthday party packages. Birthday party packages can’t be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Sales tax not included in prices listed above. Individual prices listed above.

For more information: Sioux Falls YMCA 220 South Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104 P: (605) 336-3190

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Saturday, April 1

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Build a Bunny Basket Home Depot 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Cloth Diapering 101 Educated Mommy 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Arlo’s Artrageous Adventure Washington Pavilion Non-Member $14 Member $12.60 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Clay Creations Washington Pavilion Non-Member $12 Member $10.80 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Easter Bunny Sioux Empire Mall Varies 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Saturday Science Club Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Free/Paid admission 2:00 PM-4:00 PM The Fantastic Mr. Fox Sioux Empire Community Theatre, $10 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturday’s All American Gymnastics Academy $10/child 7:30 PM-10:30 PM South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Washington Pavilion Varies

Sunday, April 2 1:45 PM-3:45 PM PBR - Professional Bull Riders for LifeScape Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Varies





All Ages

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Science Sunday Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free/Paid admission

10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8

2:00 PM-4:00 PM The Fantastic Mr. Fox Sioux Empire Community Theatre, $10

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Monday, April 3 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Story & Craft Museum of Visual Materials

Thursday, April 6 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

10:15 AM-11:00 AM Toddler Art: Nature Creations Washington Pavilion Non-Member $40/Member $36

9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone, $5 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Into the Pit Old Courthouse Museum Pre-Register 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Ukele From Tiny Tim! Beginners Robert Frost Pre-Register, $49 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Baby in Our Family Avera Pre-Register, $20

Wednesday, April 5 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Get in the Garage Camp Southeast Tech


6:30 PM-8:00 PM Babywearing Basics (SF Babywearers) Educated Mommy

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, April 4


8:00 AM-5:00 PM Annual Roller Coaster Challenge Washington Pavilion


1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health Pre-Register

Friday, April 7 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Easter Bunny Sioux Empire Mall Varies 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Pavilion Free First Fridays Washington Pavilion Free 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

Saturday, April 8 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

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Saturday, April 8 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Tee-Ball Kenny Anderson Community Center Pre-Register, $5




All Ages

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Into the Pit Old Courthouse Museum Pre-Register 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Babywearing for Do-It-Yourself-ers Educated Mommy

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Super Second Saturdays Washington Pavilion Free/Paid admission

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Art Journaling for Everyone Museum of Visual Materials Pre-Register, $15

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Infant CPR Educated Mommy 6:15 PM-7:15 PM R is for Robot Kuehn Community Center Pre-Register, $5 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Washington Pavilion Varies

Sunday, April 9

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Tuesday, April 11

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Spring Party Morningside Community Center Pre-Register, $10

10:30 AM-11:30 AM R is for Robot Kuehn Community Center Pre-Register, $5

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2:00 PM-4:00 PM Science Sunday Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free/Paid admission 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Archival Preservation Program Old Courthouse Museum Pre-Register

Monday, April 10 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Sensory Friendly Art & Adventures Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

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Wednesday, April 12 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Easter Bunny American Family InsuranceTerra Koupal 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Sensory Friendly Art & Adventures Museum of Visual Materials 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Middle School Art Club JAM Art & Supplies

Thursday, April 13 9:00 AM-9:45 AM CubClass Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Non-member $12/Member $7 9:30 AM-3:30 PM Easter Activities Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Toddler Art:Out of this World! Washington Pavilion Non-Member $40/Member $36 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Bookworms Reading Program Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Non-member $12/Member $7

1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health Pre-Register 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Beginners Henna Art Design! Sioux Falls Instructional Planning Center $35 6:30 PM-9:15 PM Who’s Owl! Youth Acrylic Painting Sioux Falls Instructional Planning Center $25

Friday, April 14 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Easter Bunny Sioux Empire Mall Varies 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Sensory Friendly Play Children’s Museum of South Dakota $7.50 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

Saturday, April 15 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt Brandon Valley Middle School 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt Ann Den Boer Real Estate Group – Journey Elementary 10:30 AM-3:30 PM Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register 5:00 PM-7:00 PM PEPPA PIG LIVE! Washington Pavilion Varies 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturday’s All American Gymnastics Academy $10/child

Sunday, April 16 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Science Sunday Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free/Paid admission

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Tuesday, April 18 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Into the Pit Old Courthouse Museum Pre-Register

Wednesday, April 19 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Sensory Friendly Art & Adventures Museum of Visual Materials 7:00 PM-10:00 PM THE ORIGINAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Varies

Thursday, April 20 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Creating a Rainy Day Scene Old Courthouse Museum 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Toddler Art: Out of this World! Washington Pavilion Non-Member $40/Member $36 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Bookworms Reading Program Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Non-member $12/Member $7 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health Pre-Register

Friday, April 21 12:30 PM-2:00 PM El Riad Shrine Circus 76th Annual Sioux Falls Arena Varies 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 7:00 PM-9:00 PM El Riad Shrine Circus 76th Annual Sioux Falls Arena Varies

Saturday, April 22 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130





All Ages

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: It’s an Orange Ardvark Washington Pavilion Non-Member $14 Member $12.60 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Endangered Species Art with Bria from Faces of the Endangered Washington Pavilion Non-Member $12 Member $10.80 10:00 AM-12:00 PM El Riad Shrine Circus 76th Annual Sioux Falls Arena Varies 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 2:30 PM-4:30 PM El Riad Shrine Circus 76th Annual Sioux Falls Arena Varies 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturday’s All American Gymnastics Academy $10/child 7:30 PM-10:30 PM Bach B in Minor Washington Pavilion $13-$53 5:00 PM-7:00 PM El Riad Shrine Circus 76th Annual Sioux Falls Arena Varies

Monday, April 24 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, April 25 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Into the Pit Old Courthouse Museum Pre-Register 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Babywearing 102 (SF Babywearers) Educated Mommy

Wednesday, April 26 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Tot Time LaunchPAD Children’s Museum $6-$8

Thursday, April 27 9:00 AM-9:45 AM CubClass Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Non-member $12 Member $7


10:30 AM-11:30 AM Visual Arts Center Stroller Tour Washington Pavilion Free/Paid admission



1:00 PM-2:00 PM Bookworms Reading Program Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Non-member $12/Member $7 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health Pre-Register

Friday, April 28 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

Saturday, April 29 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Big Brother/Big Sister Sanford Health Pre-Register, $20 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Sky Color Washington Pavilion Non-Member $14 Member $12.60 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Musical Theater Mania Washington Pavilion Non-Member $12 Member $10.80 1:30 PM-2:30 PM EMOJI EXTRAVAGANZA Kuehn Community Center Pre-Register, $5 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Flag Football Hayward Park 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Ties & Tiaras Sioux Falls Convention Center Pre-Register, $30 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Ties & Tiaras Sioux Falls Convention Center Pre-Register, $30

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by Brenda Nour, SD Food Allergy Connection

Allergy Friendly Birthday Parties

As birthday party festivities become more elaborate, they have also become more complex due to the increasing number of children with food allergies. This is largely because food tends to be the center of any festivity in our culture. Fortunately, it’s very possible for party planners to navigate this and provide a fun and safe event for all partygoers by keeping a few things in mind.

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Communication is key:

Avoid the allergens:

Include a note on the invitation asking parents to contact you regarding any allergy or other health considerations you should be aware of. If you know a child you’re inviting has food allergies, contact their parents directly to discuss how to maintain a safe environment.

If possible, do not serve food containing the allergen. Although it may not be ideal, it’s important to know children and parents of children with food allergies do not want to cause undue stress or upset. The birthday boy or girl’s favorite food or special request can and should be part of the celebration. In this case, work with the child’s parents to determine an alternative for the child and ensure safety.

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Invite parents to stay:

Center the focus of the party more around activities than food and consider non-food prizes and treats for games or party favors (e.g. stickers, tattoos, bouncy balls, pencils, etc.).

If you prefer the parents stay at the party, ask! It’s highly unlikely they would not happily accept the invitation, which may reduce anxiety and concern for everyone.


By far, the most important consideration is to never exclude a child because of their food allergies. The parents of children with food allergies are aware and strategizing ways to make it work for their children to attend events safely. Their everyday lives include accommodations and precautions. Anything and everything you are not able or comfortable taking care of, they will. Simply acknowledging the presence of the food allergy and expressing interest in helping to make it possible for the child to attend the party safely is the greatest consideration you can make. n

If there will be foods a child is allergic to, be sure to have the children wash their hands after eating and wipe down surfaces the food was served on.

Safety plan: Ask questions! If the child’s parents will not be at the party, be sure to inquire about medications needed, and ask for explicit instructions for intervention in the event of a reaction. Ask, ask, ask until you feel comfortable.


More play, less food:


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How Do I Know if

I Have Allergies? Spring is upon us. Flowers are ready to bloom, the grass is growing and many people are preparing for allergy season. The typical symptoms of allergies are: • • • • •

Nasal congestion or facial pain and pressure Runny nose Itchy, runny, watery eyes Sneezing Coughing

Most people with seasonal allergies start to notice symptoms in early spring or early fall. Seasonal or environmental allergies can affect children and adults. Typically, people with spring allergies are allergic to trees and grasses. People with fall seasonal allergies are usually allergic to ragweed or other types of weeds. Some people have year-round allergies, which are typically caused by dust mites, molds and animals (pets such as cats or dogs). The best way to identify the specific cause of a person’s allergies is through allergy testing either by skin testing or a blood test. Skin testing is more accurate and often less expensive than blood tests. Allergens are introduced to the skin looking for a positive reaction, which is a small, raised bump over the testing site. There are two types of skin testing: • P  rick testing - skin is pricked with a small amount of allergen via a small needle.

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• Intradermal testing – small amounts of antigen are injected under the skin.

What is the treatment for allergies? The most common and often best treatments for seasonal allergies are nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines. These treatments are available overthe-counter and are relatively inexpensive, especially in generic form. The generic forms of antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays are just as effective as the brand products. Your doctor may prescribe additional allergy medications if you continue to have symptoms despite using nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines. Additionally, a referral to an allergist may be necessary to confirm your symptoms are due to allergies rather than just a cold or sinus problem.

Can my allergies be cured? Most people with allergies are typically diagnosed at relatively early age. It is very unlikely to develop allergies after age 40. For people with diagnosed allergies, especially if associated with asthma, immunotherapy is an effective way of treating their symptoms and can often alleviate their symptoms completely. Immunotherapy can be done either through allergy shots or drops placed under the tongue (sublingual therapy). Immunotherapy is often recommended for 3 to 5 years and can provide a person with long-term responses in certain cases. n

by Shaina Herrmann

Birthday Party Decor

Every year, a week before a birthday in the family, we prepare a table with decorations and small gifts to last through the whole birthday week. It’s been a fun and exciting tradition in our home for the past five years now! Each person plans all of the meals for the week and a theme for their party. I plan the decorations and food around the theme. A themed party does not need to be overloaded with matching decorations. If you are throwing a polka dot themed party, you don’t have to go out and purchase everything you see with polka dots on it. Instead, select only a few prominent decorations with polka dots; maybe a banner, paper straws, balloons and a tablecloth. One simple way to decorate and add a little more sentiment to the party is by placing photographs, favorite toys and other mementos around the table. For my daughter’s first birthday I took a long string of twine, a couple hooks, miniature clothes pins, and 12 photos from each month of her first year and made a simple wall display of photos! Invest in a few high quality party supplies and theywill last longer. This could save you both time and money in the future. Some of my most common suggestions are a white linen tablecloth, a decora-

tive punch bowl, chalkboard signs and a pretty cake stand. Bake your own cake or cupcakes. To save time on the day of the party, bake the cupcakes the day before the party and decorate the next morning. Cupcakes can serve as a decoration as well! We like to arrange them on the table to reflect the age of the party recipient. My middle daughter’s first birthday was a rosethemed party. To save money on floral decor, take a bouquet of flowers, separate it, trim it and turn it into several smaller arrangements. Set up an activity table with projects matching the theme - create your own emoji, decorate your own cupcake, build a necklace, decorate a hat, or just have coloring sheets and some crayons for the little ones. If you’re computer savvy, you can find several print outs online to create banners, food and drink labels. You can also create your own in a word document or Photoshop. Another great way to save on party supplies is to plan ahead, wait for a sale, and purchase decorations for multiple parties in one order. n


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2017 Family Gets Fit UPDATE We have had so much fun watching our Family Gets Fit winners take on a journey to health and wellness with the help of Koko FitClub Sioux Falls. Landon is getting stronger and leaner. He had a good laugh after someone noticed his muscles and called him a “beefcake!” Heather has lost over 20 pounds and several inches. She’s had a 39% strength gain and finally made it into the Koko FitZone! The Better Body System meal plan has been really workable for this mother and son team. In fact, they even took a weekend trip and planned to indulge a bit, but found the foods that used to be their weaknesses really weren’t even tempting anymore. They’re now in the habit now of eating whole, clean foods! Landon is feeling the benefits of the strength training at his job, as the strenuous physical work is much easier for him now. Heather is noticing heart health benefits! Her heart rate used to jump over 200 as soon as she started any cardio. Now she has to push hard to go over 160. Her resting heart rate is much lower, too. They tell us they’re loving the positive, encouraging atmosphere at Koko. They also just earned their orange lanyards and silver medallions, which means they’re taking their fitness to whole new levels! Stay tuned as we plan to reveal Heather and Landon’s results in our May/June issue of ‘Hood Magazine.

Stay tuned next month for to see their prog ress!

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Your Spring Wardrobe


Sprucing up


We are soon coming out of these winter months. And it’s time to start thinking about shedding some layers. We’ve been waiting for those warm months and with them come a lighter and brighter wardrobe! Here are some easy tips to change your wardrobe for spring, without spending a lot of money. Let’s face it, we have plenty to wear in our closet, but it is always fun to get something new. The best of both worlds is to take some clothing we already own and put it together with something new! First, let’s look at your feet. Shoes can change the appearance of an entire wardrobe. Some fun new spring shoes are booties in neutral. They’ll go with a variety of colors. Ties on shoes are very popular this spring, whether it’s a tie velvet shoe, boot, or sandal. Colorful sneakers are big this spring too! They can be used to make any outfit a little more casual. Comfort and style can be equally important and attained with the right type of shoe. It’s not quite short sleeve or tank top whether, however living in South Dakota, you just never know! Be prepared with short sleeve tops, cardigans that can be

easily removed and short booties to let some air in with short socks. Accessories, such as jewelry and purses, can make even the simplest t-shirt look dressy. Pair it up with a super cute bootie and you have an outfit for an evening out that doesn’t break the bank! Have you ever noticed floral patterns are always in for spring? Celebrate the warmth of sunshine with pretty, flowery peasant tops. Floral patterns are a great choice because they’re timeless and will not go out of style. Bright colors bring a smile to everyone’s face and help us remember that spring will be here soon. Take those dark winter jeans; pair them up with a light-colored sweater and some fun bright sneakers! The wind can make our winter months seem long, so we tend to keep our sweaters on during spring. Lighten up your outfit with some white or light blue tones, add some neutral color booties and it gives it a warm feeling! n

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Swirling change is a parental reality, and one place where the changes seem to come faster every year is with children’s parties, especially the ones celebrating birthdays. We seem to have gone past the simplicity of the celebration; it used to be a fun time where we’d mark the anniversary of birth, have some friends over and enjoy some cake and gifts. Today’s birthday parties rival some adult-hosted galas. Some appear aimed at creating an unforgettable “once in a lifetime” extravaganza for the child. With so much expectation, the dreaded “child meltdown” can happen. For the most part, all that fuss isn’t necessary. Doniese Wilcox, CFLE, is an educator with Avera Children’s Family Life Education. She says like much of modern life, we’ve gone too far, but we can adjust. “Many parties have gotten out of hand, and even well-intended parents have to remember that most kids won’t remember their ‘unforgettable’ party,” said Wilcox. “That’s OK. That’s how their minds work. But if you have guest goodie bags filled with lavish gifts, gourmet cakes and elaborate decorations, plus a magician or clown, perhaps parents should ask themselves: ‘Who is this party for?’” Some parents go too far trying to one-up another parent’s show-stopping birthday or even compensate for lackluster parties from their own childhood. Wilcox said sometimes, less is more. “You might want to consider a big party every two or three years, and for other years, something smaller with one or two friends,” she said. “Or have a shared party with children who share birthdays in the same month. This can cut costs, and helps parents with busy schedules.”

Wilcox said every child’s temperament is like every child: unique. Depending on their age and demeanor, big parties can be overwhelming. “Sensitive, slow-adapting and withdrawing children may have trouble with a birthday bash,” said Wilcox. “Age is important, too, as kids younger than 4 can have trouble separating, have very short attention spans, and may have scheduling needs for naps and meals that interfere.” It helps to bring the focus back to the child – sleepover versus formal party, number of guests, activities – but it’s always smart to consider your budget, safety and what parties are all about: fun, but for kids, chances to learn. “If you and your spouse are going to have a major fight when the credit card bill arrives, you need to pay attention,” Wilcox said. “Remember, if you’re trying to single-handedly host the party with six or 12 kids – that’s tough. Ask for help. We host our children’s parties in part to teach them about manners. So take some time to rehearse a few lines before the event. It can help.” Make sure your child takes time to welcome each guest, to thank them for their gifts and if needed, work on a cue that can help if the churning excitement of the event gets to be too much. n

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Attending a birthday party can be a wonderful and exciting time for children, but it can also be stressful when it comes to appropriate behaviors and social skills. In an effort to help your child be successful when they attend a birthday party, here are some useful suggestions: Review basic manners: “please,” “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” Discuss with your child times when they might use these manners and role-play scenarios as needed. For example: “May I please have a glass of juice?” “Thank you for the piece of cake.” “You’re welcome for the gift.” “Thank you for inviting me to the party.” Review basic manners related to politely declining something they do not like or want: “No thank you, I don’t want any ice cream” versus “I hate that flavor of ice cream.”

Discuss how this is the friend’s special day. We tell the friend happy birthday and help them feel special. Our friend gets attention and presents, not the guests. We let our friend open their own gifts and decide on the activities for the party.

Discuss when we’re invited to a party we participate in the party activities. We join in the games, watch the friend open presents and eat cake with the other guests.

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For a child who tends to feel anxious, identify an adult who they could talk to, or ask a question, if they are uncertain about something during the party.

Make sure to involve your child in picking out and wrapping the friend’s gift and making a card. Also let the child pick out, or help pick out, his or her party outfit. This gives them a sense of ownership and investment in the occasion and helps them to feel excited about the party.

Discuss when the party is over we thank our friend for inviting us to the party and wish them a happy birthday. As your child prepares for an upcoming party, you can role-play certain aspects of the party, especially if your child struggles with any particular activity or skill. For example, practice sitting at an appropriate distance while someone else opens a present. Or declining a food item they do not enjoy. And remember to praise your child for a job well done after the party! n

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Think outside the box when it comes to celebrating that special birthday. Consider a treat that involves learning with letters and numbers. What a tasty and unique way to make a birthday extra special! “I grew up in a home of eight kids,” said Ben Duenwald, owner of FlyBoy Donuts. “I loved watching my mom make all sorts of homemade treats for our family. I didn’t mind being one of her main taste


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by Dawn Scheier, CommonGround Volunteer

FOOD SAFETY 101:WHAT DOES THAT DATE ON MY FOOD MEAN? Product dates such as “use by,”“best by” or “sell by” listed on food packages can be confusing. When the date on the package comes and goes, does it mean the food is no longer safe to eat and needs to be thrown out? Find out what you should do.

then the Food Safety and Inspection Service requires those labels to not be misleading and include the day, month and year for shelf-stable and frozen products. They also must include a “best by” or other phrase along with the date.

According to the USDA, the date listed on food packages is only meant to be an indicator of quality, not safety. Whether you use a product before or after the date listed, be sure to always check for signs of spoilage before assuming it’s safe to eat. The USDA and other federal regulators do not require food dating labels. It’s up to the manufacturer or retailer to include them.

Some states have their own requirements. For example, some states do not allow for the use of a sell-by date on egg cartons.

While there aren’t federal regulations directing this, excluding infant formula*, manufacturers and retailers often choose to provide a date on packaged and fresh foods. If they choose to include a date,


Here are a few common phrases and what they mean: Best if used by/before – This is the date recommended as the last date for the best quality to consume a product. Sell by - This tells the store how long to keep the product out for sale for inventory management. Use by – This is the recommended last date for a food to be at peak quality for consumption. While these dates can be helpful for knowing when your food is at its best quality, they don’t mean you necessarily have to throw out food once it passes the date or that you should still eat foods that show signs of spoilage before the date listed. Want to know how long you can trust different foods in the fridge? Check out: Food Safety 101: How Long Can You Store Foods and Leftovers? Recently, two large grocery trade groups, the Food Marketing

Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, announced they’ve adopted standardized, voluntary regulations for product date labels. While these labels are voluntary and won’t show up on your grocery store shelves until 2018, be on the lookout for these new changes. *The “use by” date on infant formula is required by the FDA. Formula past the use-by date should not be consumed. More about our Featured Farmer: Dawn Scheier is a wife, mother, grandmother, farmer, and South Dakota CommonGround volunteer from Salem, South Dakota. To read more about her life on the farm, visit her at Scheier Farms on Facebook. To learn more about CommonGround, visit

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Ingredients • 8 bamboo skewers • 2 tablespoons vinegar • 2 tablespoons garlic flavored olive oil • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • salt and pepper to taste • ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips • 1 pint cherry tomatoes • 1 small onion, cut into chunks • 1 green pepper, cut into chunks • 1 (8 oz) container whole fresh mushrooms

Directions Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes.

To make vinaigrette, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Thread skewers with chicken, cherry tomatoes, onion, green pepper and mushrooms.

Brush kabobs with vinaigrette. Grill, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

Grasshopper ICE CREAM TART Ingredients • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted • 3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs • 2/3 cup hot fudge topping • 1 (1.75 qt) mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened • 12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed • Chocolate mint curls for garnish

Directions Lightly coat a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom

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with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and wafer crumbs; toss to mix. Spread in tart pan, pressing evenly onto bottom and sides. Freeze for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer. Spread hot fudge sauce over crust. Freeze for 10 minutes more. Remove from freezer; spoon ice cream into crust, spreading evenly. Cover and freeze for 2 to 24 hours. Just before serving, remove sides from pan and top with whipped topping. If desired, garnish with chocolate mint curls.

Homemade CAST IRON SKILLET PIZZA Ingredients


Crust • ¼ cup powdered milk • ½ teaspoon kosher salt • 1 tablespoon sugar • 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast, one packet • 1 1/ 3 cups warm water • 2 tablespoons soybean oil • 4 cups flour • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped


Sauce • 1 can store brand pizza sauce • 2 tablespoons basil pesto Toppings • 1 cup mozzarella cheese • 1 cup parmesan cheese • 1 bell pepper, sliced • 1 cup pork sausage, crumbled • 1 cup uncured pepperoni slices • ½ cup kalamata olives

Roll out enough dough to form a 1/4 to 3/8-inch thick layer in the bottom of a well-oiled cast iron skillet. This will increase when the dough rises.

Now comes the fun part: adding the toppings. Some of our favorites are pork sausage made in South Dakota, pepperoni, bell peppers and Kalamata olives.


Spray with oil, cover and let rise for about 90 mins.

Add a layer of shredded Parmesan cheese that will melt and anchor the toppings in place.

Crust Mix together the powdered milk, kosher salt, sugar and yeast. Add 1-1/3 cup of warm water, stir and let sit 2 minutes. Add the soybean oil and stir. Switch to a dough hook on the mixer, add 2 cups of the flour and the rosemary. Knead on low speed until the flour mixes in, then add the remaining 2 cups of flour and knead on low speed until a smooth dough forms.

Sauce While the dough is rising, mix up pizza sauce to taste. Feel free to add a spoonful of basil pesto or other Italian herbs to give the sauce your signature flavor. Pizza Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Once dough has risen, spread a thin layer of sauce over dough. Lightly press a layer of mozzarella cheese down into the sauce, taking care not to collapse the risen dough underneath.

Before placing in the oven, put the skillet on the stovetop over medium heat for 1 minute. This is so the top of the pizza isn’t burnt before the bottom of the crust is cooked. Put the skillet in the oven and cook for about 12 minutes or until the top begins to turn golden brown. When done, place the skillet on the countertop on top of a hot pad and let the pizza rest for a few minutes before cutting and serving.

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There are many options on the market when it comes to purchasing a new shower system. From the base to the walls to the showerhead, there is a different solution for every design challenge. Before you start shopping, here are some things to consider in order to get the best shower setup for your family. 1) F  unction: Are you designing a shower in your master bathroom, a guest bathroom, or is it for the kids? Think of the purpose each space has and what type of shower setup might be most efficient.

2) S  pace: How much room do you have in your bathroom? For tight spaces, consider a corner shower. If you have plenty of space in the room to fill, consider a roomy walk-in or tub shower. Different components are needed for each setup.

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takes the guesswork out of getting the temperature just right, and can keep from scorching skin.

4) Shower components: Are you looking for a traditional shower, or one with multiple shower sprays running water at the same time? Depending on your decision, that will determine the number and type of valves you need.

5) Finish: When you’re planning your new shower, think of your overall bathroom décor. You’ll likely want your shower fixtures to match your bathroom faucets. This will coordinate the style and finish across the entire space. . n


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by Dave Anderson, Karl’s TV, Audio and Appliances

We’ve come a long way since the beginning of grilling.Three to four thousand year-old cooking vessels resemble some of today’s modern charcoal grills and have been unearthed in parts of India and China. After the Second World War ended, the American middle class began moving to the suburbs. By the 1950s, what was once reserved as the way to cook at campsites and picnics was being done in our backyards and is now all the rage. The modern grill was invented in 1952 by George Stephen Sr. While he was working for Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois, he came up with an idea for a better grill. George cut a marine buoy along its equator and drilled some holes in it for ventilation. One half became the firebox and the other became the lid. He then added a grate and the Weber Kettle grill was born. Grilling would never be the same. Today we have endless choices in grills. There are many different designs, sizes and shapes. All grills fall into three major categories. These categories are charcoal, gas and electric. Each of those categories comes with different designs; for example, a komado ceramic grill and a kettle grill are both designs


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of charcoal grills. There are many different brands of each style of grill, as well, and several different sizes to fit everyone’s needs and the flavors they’re looking for. As early American settlers began colonizing this great country, they began creating very distinctive flavors of barbeque. Different areas of the country offer different local woods to burn as well as different meats to grill. With so many possibilities to choose from there are endless results in barbeque. Regardless what type of grill you are using, what type of wood you are burning, or what type of meat you are cooking; have fun and enjoy the ancient tradition of grilling. n

Recycle Right - Don’t “Wish Cycle” The city of Sioux Falls strives to educate our citizens about recycling. However “Wish Cycling”, or the hope that everything that is put in the bin will be recycled, remains an issue. In 2016 we developed a standardized guide to help all residents and users of the Sioux Falls Regional Landfill to properly recycle material in single-stream. Please help our community recycle right! If you need a copy of the guide please contact your garbage hauler or visit

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Green Cleaning Have you ever thought about the types of cleaning products you use? Many chemicals used for cleaning can have negative impacts on your health, your pocket book and the environment. For example, some chemicals contain volatile organic compounds, which can make the air pollution in your home up to 10 times worse than outdoors. Also, the fragrance used in these products is typically made from a blend of up to 4,000 separate synthetic ingredients, which we are exposed to by breathing them in or absorbing them through our skin. Phosphates found in laundry and dishwasher detergents are washed into the watershed and cause unhealthy conditions for aquatic life and algae blooms, which turn water bodies green. By making your own cleaning products, you’ll know exactly what is in the products you are using. You’ll

also save money. Chances are, you likely have many of the ingredients needed and you’ll help the environment by producing less waste and using fewer chemicals! Below are a few easy recipes to get you started making your own green cleaning products.

All-Purpose Cleaner 1. M  ix ½ cup vinegar and ¼ cup baking soda (or 2 teaspoons borax) into 2 liters of water. 2. S tore and keep in a reusable container.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner 1. M  ix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar, pour into toilet basin. 2. Let it set for a few minutes. 3. Scrub with brush and rinse.

Dishwasher Detergent 1. M  ix 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup Borax, and 1/2 cup salt well and store in airtight container. 2. T o use, add 1 tablespoon to each of the two compartments in your dishwasher and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to your rinse compartment. If you have unwanted household chemicals and you live in Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha or Turner county, you can bring them to the City of Sioux Falls’ Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHWF) for free. n

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