Parties + Gifts

The Book Guide
Books are our go-to holiday gifts (especially if you’ve saved your shopping until the, um, last minute): They’re easy to wrap and ship, they aren’t crazy expensive, and their impact Read more.
Kid Party Perfection
Birthday party success is all about being original. To that end, event planner and baker extraordinaire Amy Atlas shares a few fresh themes—four that are fit for little foodies, plus Read more.
Host A Damn Good BBQ
  The art of backyard entertaining shifts when kids are on the guest list. Looking beyond cold beer and good tunes, here’s a step-by-step guide to making your tot-friendly BBQ Read more.
Shortcutting Halloween
We’d love to say we’re making our kids’ costumes from scratch this year. But it’s just not going to happen. We’ll more likely order a cute one from Pottery Barn Read more.
Shower Activities That Don’t Suck
No one wants to play “Guess the Baby Food.” But you’ve gotta do something to move things along at a baby shower. So once you’ve settled on a theme (cruise Read more.
The Big One
Google “first birthday party,” and you’ll find an overwhelming amount of crap. But there are plenty of fabugorge supplies out there. We swear. For starters, check out minted’s selection of Read more.
Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed
Chances are, you’re going to mooch at least one weekend this summer. And while everyone likes a nice candle or bottle of wine, we love the idea of bringing something Read more.
Someone You Know Is Pregnant
There’s something special about the first time you meet up with a bestie after she’s announced her pregnancy. And while etiquette doesn’t require a gift, it’s nice to bring something Read more.
9 Brilliant Things To Do With Your Photos
Pictures of the kids make great gifts for those who love them. Especially when they’re artfully displayed on the items we use every day. Here, nine of our favorite photo Read more.
Brands We Heart
Of course we’re celebrating our love for our families this Valentine’s Day. But we also want to celebrate the innovative, thoughtful companies that keep our families comfortable, healthy, and entertained—and Read more.
2013 Summer Survival Guide: Al fresco parties
Party pro Amy Atlas could transform even an industry awards dinner into a fabulous soiree. Here are her five suggestions for making a little one’s summer birthday party memorable (and Read more.
How To Throw A Sprinkle
Seems like “sprinkles” (mini showers for a second- or third-time mom) are here to stay. So we asked Sweets Stylist and event-planning pro Amy Atlas to give us the lowdown Read more.