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All wrapped up

Parents plan birthday parties with just the right touches for a memorable time

Posted: June 26, 2013 at 3:02 a.m.

Joseph Buchmann takes in the glory of birthday candles (and sparklers!) on his ninth birthday June 15 at Shuffles & Ballet II in Little Rock.

Kids grow up fast, and each of their years is marked with a birthday. With each birthday, according to modern tradition, comes a birthday party.

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Thomas Franks (front) and friends celebrate at his jungle-themed birthday party in 2009. Among the adventures during the home... (By: KATE FRANKS) (Credit: Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

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Stella Friday’s seventh birthday party was held at “Camp Stella” in her family’s Little Rock backyard. (By: ROBYN FRIDAY ) (Credit: Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

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