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Death to the Birthday Party Goodie Bag

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

A birthday party is a celebration of one person's special day. Can't we leave it at that? Let's teach our kids it is not all about them. You give your friend a gift because it is their day, not so you can get a little bag of unhealthy food or dysfunctional knick-knacks in return.

24 Wedding Favor Ideas That Don't Suck

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Weddings

Setting aside part of your wedding budget for useless favors that guests will throw out as soon as they get home just isn't worth it. (We're looking a...

Need to Know This: "Surprize" Your Guests Over The Holidays!

Melissa Meyers | Posted 01.24.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Hosting a gathering with family or friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years?

Let's Cut The Crap And Kiss Goody Bags Goodbye

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Enough with the plastic. Enough with the small. Enough with the cheap. Enough with the crap. Sometimes nothing is better than something.

5 Realistic Ways to DIY Your Wedding Without Going Into the Red

Sarah Shewey | Posted 06.08.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

It's easy to underestimate the amount of work (and precious time) it takes to achieve a certain look. Before taking the DIY plunge, it's important to establish a creative vision for your big day.

Entertaining at Home

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you need dinner party ideas, you've come to the right place. Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things, and planning ahead is what makes it work. Here's a list of my most important to-do's.

42 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love | Posted 03.25.2013 | Weddings

No one should feel pinges of guilt at your wedding when they decide to throw out your useless wedding favor. So make it something indispensable, as op...

A Pretty Little Way To Welcome Spring

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 03.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

No sewing necessary.

Craft Of The Day: Pinecone Owl

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.05.2012 | HuffPost Home

Don't be surprised if our Craft Of The Day inspires an "aww" from anyone who happens to see your computer screen. Because it's that cute. In fact, thi...

The Case Against Goodie Bags

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

The next time you find yourself in the middle of planning the school Christmas party or hosting your eight-year-old's birthday party, take a major step at curbing a national crisis, childhood obesity.

Notes on a Party: The Logistics of Hors D'Oeuvres

Celia Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Celia Chen

When it comes to serving passed hors d'oeuvres, even the most gracious host can sometimes make a poor choice. Here are some great ideas for what to serve during cocktail hour.

Kids Cut Waste. The Coolest Green Party Favors

The Green Guide | Alix Clyburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Even before I became Mommy Greenest, I had serious issues about the bag of candy we call the goody bag. In America, it has become standard for guests ...