Out of Office

How to Throw a Team Outing That's Legitimately Fun

Because poorly planned work outings are worse than pointless conference calls.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

In Memoriam

How to Throw a Celebration of Life

A party for the dearly departed.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

Singles Night

How to Throw a Bachelor/ette Sans Questionable Accessories

Step away from the novelty items shaped like genitalia. And toward a night you can actually remember.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

Art of the Dodge

Flaking on Plans Is Seattle's Real Cultural Export

Follow these tips on nights when you just need to be a hermit.

08/20/2019 By Darren Davis

Party Animals

How to Throw a Birthday Party...for Your Dog

Yeah, you're that kind of dog owner. It's cool. Here's where to fete your pet.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

So Much Confetti

How to Throw a Birthday Party for Yourself

After all, who knows you better than you?

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

Cake & Chaos

Kids Parties That Don’t Make Parents Gag

We get it—if you have to sit through one more germ-filled, candy-powered party at a Chuck E. Cheese, you’ll riot.

08/20/2019 By Sam Jones

Party Practitioners

Steve Cox Sculpts a Career in Party Ice

The national champion with a chainsaw specializes in cocktail ice, daring sculptures, and lots of luges.

08/20/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Sleep While You Can

How to Throw a Baby Shower That's Not Lame

No one will miss the chocolate-in-a-diaper game, trust us.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

Drinks! Snacks! Action!

6 Group Activities to Liven Up Your Next Party

Seattle party spots that offer something beyond appetizers and a buzz.

08/20/2019 By Lily Hansen

Retro Rager

40 Years Ago, Boeing Threw a Party for the Record Books

Will the first person back in Seattle pick up 2,000 pounds of glitter?

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Beyond Canapes

Consider the Caterers: When Party Food Goes Pro

Outsourcing the food is a no-brainer, but where to order the platter is not.

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

Party Practitioners

Caterer Extraordinaire Lisa Dupar Can Make That Happen

Elaborate themes? Far-flung family recipes? It takes more than that to faze the region’s longtime catering pro.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Good-Time Titans

Seattle's Crazy Party Central Is...Canlis?

How the fine dining restaurant puts together such epic parties.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Book It

Seattle's Best Private Rooms for Primo Parties

Bypass the beige banquet hall and get down in one of these private spaces.

08/20/2019 By Jaime Archer and Allecia Vermillion

Party Practitioners

Sizzle the Clown Makes Joy Take Shape

These balloon creations give “twisted fantasies” a wholesome new meaning.

08/20/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Cover Story

Party Time, Excellent: The Ultimate Guide to Entertaining in Seattle

Let the good times roll—a guide to the ice luges, catering choices, and personality-packed private rooms that will ensure your celebration is a total blast.

08/20/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Taylor Castle

Shade Index

7 Very Seattle Reasons I Can’t Come to Your Party

Let's get this no-show on the road.

08/20/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Behind the Scenes

How to Get “P” Off the Ceiling

It took a lot of work (and balloons) to make a clown take flight for our cover photo.

08/20/2019 By Jane Sherman

Editor’s Note

Life of the Party

Sometimes you need to declare your own cause for celebration. And maybe rent a crane.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion