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How to have a hospital birthday party

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Your question: My son is in the hospital due to a badly broken leg, and will be there through his 10th birthday. We would like to do something special for his big day with our immediate family and his two best friends. Can you suggest anything low-key but fun that we can do?

The expert answers: If you can find a top-notch magician in your area who can show a sophisticated magic tricks for the 10 year olds that would be a great! If the performer has the right humor and excellent skills in his or her craft this might be the best option for this special situation.

Your son's special interest, passions and things that he loves could guide you to find a better option. For example if he likes science you can have a science instructor come and do couple of science projects with them. MadScience.org is one of the companies with varies locations in the U.S.A who can send out a science instructor for your desired party location.

P.S. Having a very special birthday cake might ease this pain a bit too.

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