Multi-tasking at the farmer's market
Stocking up on local produce for baby's purees is a modern mom's badge of honor. But if you really want to flex those "only local" bragging rights, head to White Rock Local Market in Lakeside, and stock up on locally … …
Classic wooden toys, made locally
Not that modern playthings aren't fun, but there's something refreshing about a simple set of wooden blocks—made the old-fashioned way. Local craftsman and former teacher Don Riemer began making cutting boards in his Da…
Pick up something unique for baby
Chances are, the new mom in your life already has enough onesies and washcloths. For something a bit more special, look for a gift at one of these less obvious shops. Print studio We Are 1976 (1902 N. Henderson Ave., Kn…
Fresh ideas for parties
No one wants sloppy seconds on birthday party venues. Here are three cool ideas that will probably be new to your crew. Through January 5, 2014, the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of…
Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop to open first store
Chances are you’ve had a taste of Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop’s custom cupcakes at a birthday party or two. But this fall, you won’t have to wait for the next celebration to indulge. Former special events assistant-turned-bak…
Loads of ideas for little locals

Texas pride starts young. Our new For the Dallas Baby Pinterest board is full of great gifts for babies from Dallas—or babies who wished they lived here.

Help a homeless child make a birthday wish

We all know someone—tall or small—who needs to gain some perspective on birthday parties. To that end, we were delighted to discover the Birthday Party Project, a new organization that invites volunteers of…

Layered Bake Shop introduces birthday parties

Birthday parties are really about two things: having fun and eating cake. Layered Bake Shop has both covered with its new cake-decorating parties.

Birthday Party Treats With A Wow Factor

We swear we’re not obsessed with sugar. There have just been so many fabulous sweets stores and services popping up around Dallas recently. The latest? Cakewalk Bake Shop, a new Fort Worth catering company …

Two new places to indulge a sweet tooth

From pregnancy cravings to good behavior bribes, sweets play a much bigger role in our lives once kids are in the picture. That’s why we sit up and take notice when places like My Cupcake Garden and Nate’s …

Gypsy Scoops hits the party circuit

The fastest track to Cool Mom status is to book Gypsy Scoops for your next shindig. The new mobile ice cream parlor dishes sixteen yummy flavors (red velvet, cookie dough) out of a colorful, 20-foot trailer…

A cool alternative to the usual goodie bags

Most kids’ party favors are a bust. So we kind of perked up when we heard about FotoFavor, a photo booth company that churns out keepsake snapshots in real time.

Cute props for a gender reveal party

There are lots of fun ways to announce the sex of your baby to friends and family. The most festive, by far, is a gender reveal party.