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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

3 tips to get the kids to STAY at the kiddie table

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Getting the kids to stay seated at the kids’ table is one of the most challenging tasks of any parent during holiday festivities.

Whether you’re a parent or simply a host to guests with children, these 3 kiddie table ideas will help you keep those tiny bums in their seats!

1. Available in playful and grown-up prints, these placemats from Modern-Twist are “the bee’s knees.” Nurturing the inner artist in every child, the mats are doodle-friendly with the use of washable or dry erase markers.

2. Make the kids feel like important guests. Use these adorable picture frames from DwellStudio as place cards.

3. Use craft paper instead of a table cloth and let the kids go wild with the new DwellStudio Stamp Sets. Available sets in Baby Farm, Baby Zoo and Baby City.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Hostess gift ideas for under $30

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If you’re a social butterfly, your holidays are filled with back to back parties.

And you know it’s rude to show up empty handed.

Here are 5 gift ideas for under $30 that you can give to any hostess this holiday season.

1- Stemmarkers by Modern-Twist, $16 for a set of 6.

Help your hostess keep track of what their guests are drinking with these food-safe stemmarkers. Use a ballpoint pen to scribble your name, initials or the type of wine you’re drinking. These can also be used as napkin rings.

Also available in retro and solid.

2- Normann Copenhagen Rocking Glasses, $25 for a set of 4.

The Rocking Glass features a curved bottom that allows it to rock without spilling over. Perfect for serving drinks and/or desserts. They also make really cool votive holders.

3- Normann Copenhagen True Feelings Tea Light Candle Holder, $26 for set of 2.

Give this gift as a decorative accent and let the cozy atmosphere radiate.

4- FUZ Wine Pocket, $25.

You can’t go wrong with the gift of wine. But you can certainly take it up a notch by presenting your bottle in this wine pocket.

5- Tina Frey Designs Hans Desk/Vanity Tray, $26.

Handmade by artist Tina Frey, these decorative trays are perfect for desks, vanities and bookcases.

* Holiday tip: It’s good to stock up on a few of these items so that you’re prepared for those last minute invites!

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