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NEW YORK — While their mommies and daddies are out on the town, the children of socialites have to eat their brussels sprouts, take a bath and — what could be worse? — brush their teeth. So it’s only fair that they get a little fun time out on the scene, too. For them, there’s the Bunny Hop at American Girl Place, which supports the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and this season was underwritten by Ralph Lauren. This year Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and her children Nicholas and Sophia; Jennifer Creel and her daughter Alix; Alex Kramer and her daughter Olivia, as well as Jackie and Manon Astier palled around with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Peter Rabbit and Pikachu.
And if they’re real good, meaning they don’t complain when their parents are going out for yet another night and even say, “Mom, I think you look better in the Galliano,” they just might get their own shindig at a big shop off Madison Avenue. Last week, Burberry threw a birthday party for Bella Cuomo and Augustus Albemarle — they were both turning two — that brought out friends such as Sadie Kargman, Ford Brown, Miranda Hausman, Coco and Zachary Brooks, and, once again, Olivia Kramer, sparking concern that she might want to start thinking about staying in.
Burberry furnished the birthday boy and girl with, respectively, a blue cake and a pink cake, not to mention mini sandwiches — ham and peanut butter — without the crusts, of course. They also put on a puppet show hosted by some sort of lizard and featuring a few too many scary beasts, including a skeleton and several ghosts dancing to the theme from “Ghostbusters.” It was only a matter of time before the Birthday Girl was weeping. But hey, it’s her party, so she can cry if she wants to.