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What should I pack for lunch for my kids on Passover?


If you are celebrating Passover, I hope you had marvelous Seders. We had two wonderful celebrations with family and friends, sang beautiful songs, drank delicious wine, and ate tremendous food. Our kids were more engaged than ever at the Seders, and retold the story of the Exodus beautifully. At our house, lots of work goes into preparing for Passover: we ... Read More »

Santa Claus is back! Here’s how it works.

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Santa is back for 2015! Demand is high, so don’t wait – sign up NOW to reserve your spot. Norwell – November 30, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm – SIGN UP HERE Wellesley – December 1, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm – SIGN UP HERE Brookline – December 2, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm – SIGN UP HERE Cambridge – December 3, from ... Read More »

Halloween candy buyback at Magic Beans! Nov. 1-4


HALLOWEEN CANDY BUYBACK NOVEMBER 1-4 Find your nearest Magic Beans The struggle is real: while every family has their own take on how to regulate sweets, at the end of this holiday, every single kid is going to have their very own king-sized stash of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, mini-bags of M&Ms and Skittles, Snickers bars, Starbursts, and those nasty ... Read More »

Getting creative with Halloween costumes


Sometimes kids are VERY sure what they want to be for Halloween. Others, not so much. Either way, you’ve got a little less than a month to help them create the right look for this VERY important evening, and we’ve got some great options in our selection! The simplest route is to go with one of our all-in-one dress-up sets, ... Read More »

New Years’ Resolutions for Parents?


As we flip to the next page of the calendar once again, it’s natural to do a bit of reflection and think about what you might want to change in your life. The tradition of making major or minor changes at the opening of a new year is an ancient one, and is common in cultures all over the world, ... Read More »

Santa, baby: 10 tips for a “nice” Santa experience


Even though I am Jewish, and Santa never came to my home as a child, I still have quite a bit of reverence for jolly old St. Nick. Which is why I really look forward to his annual trip to Magic Beans (a tradition that goes back to 2006). When we first set out to recruit Santa, we were adamant ... Read More »

Magic Beans Thanksgiving Recipes

We know that the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, are built around food traditions. We asked our staff to submit their favorite family recipes, beyond turkey and stuffing. We hope you enjoy and we would love for you to share one of your favorites in the comments. Happy cooking! Tewksbury Tweets Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 stick butter 1/2 cup milk ... Read More »