Notes on a Party

Archive for the ‘Kids + Babies’ Category

January 13, 2012 | Coveted, Kids + Babies, Tabletop

Make dessert a little bit sweeter with these adorable hand painted wooden spoons by Shop Sweet Lulu.  The demitasse-sized spoons measure 4.5 inches long and come in three patterns – Bright Stripes, Bright Chevrons and Confetti Dot.  Each package retails for $8.00 and comes with 20 one-time-use spoons that would…
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Ghosts, goblins and ghouls don’t always have to be of the scary kind.  Halloween can have a cuter and sweeter side, especially if you are Mia Bauer, founder of Crumbs Bake Shop.  Halloween is by far her favorite holiday and a time of inspiration.   Here she shares a few…
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Lovers of gelato in New York have their share of haute ice cream shops with Ciao Bella, Il Laboratorio del Gelato and Grom.  But, a new player in the frozen dessert market has taken the traditional Italian recipe and served it the American way. Newly launched in the West Village,…
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October 21, 2009 | Kids + Babies

Guest blogger Nicole Feliciano, the Founder and Editor of MomTrends, a blog about all things trendy and cool for families, walks us through the process of hosting a party for the little ones – complete with insider tips and tricks, favorite vendors and affordable online resources. Thanks to our rotten…
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Foodies and families alike will gather this weekend at the schoolyard of PS41 for Futurehood, a community block party to benefit the school’s Greenroof Project. On Saturday, October 4th, the neighborhood will enjoy an afternoon of gourmet snacks (by Bobo Restaurant, Gramercy Tavern, Royale Café and Murrays Bagels), cooking demos,…
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June 20, 2008 | Kids + Babies, Party Planning

Kids’ birthday parties don’t have to be predictable and boring. Pizza and juice anyone? Certainly not if you have Princess Katie & Racer Steve in the house or rather, the apartment. This extremely funny, talented duo comes with a full band and plenty of music, conga lines and fun. The…
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Parents snap thousands of shots of their little ones, but capturing their child’s beauty and spirit in one incredible photo can be a challenge. Not for Ron Holtz, a professionally trained photographer and father of three who has a wide breath of experience shooting children, families, celebrities, CEOs and brides….
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See that giant heap of presents? Children’s birthdays can be a time of eco-unfriendly excess but it is possible to keep them green. Here are a few ideas for gifts that are cool for the kiddos and gentle on our planet. FOR THE CREATIVE KID: Natural Finger Paint for Kids…
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Baby Loves Disco
March 2, 2008 | Kids + Babies

If the playground is a bore and you’ve done a few laps around the birthday party circuit, it’s about time you hear the music. The disco music, that is… Created by Heather Murphy (a dedicated mom), Baby Loves Disco transforms the hippest nightclubs across the U.S. into child-friendly discos for…
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Drop and Dine
February 12, 2008 | Food + Drink, Kids + Babies

Craving one of those leisurely lunches where you can reconnect with friends in person? With a couple of kiddos in tow, your civilized get-together may be doomed to fail. Tantrums and meltdowns almost always lead to a quick (and embarrassing) exit. Thankfully, Parent Play has the solution. A service that…
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Cashmere Hoodie

Holly Doran, formerly of Vogue (yes, that Vogue) is a style maven mama who expects no less for her babe. But when Doran was expecting, she was frustrated by the lack of luxurious layette online. So, shortly after the arrival of her baby girl Finley, was also born. She…
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Storypopolis Bushel
December 17, 2007 | Gifts + Registry, Kids + Babies

So you’ve made your list and checked it twice but still haven’t come up with any ideas for all those kiddos in your life? Here are a few innovative ideas for the little darlings and their mamas too! (And, we think they really deserve something fabulous…) FOR THE BAMBINO: The…
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