Celebratory Confections

9 Seattle Bakeries for One-of-a-Kind Birthday Cakes

Guava-filled, unicorn-themed, and everything in between.

09/24/2020 By Annette Maxon

The Sporting Life

A Seahawks-Packers Party Primer for the Football Faker

Don’t want to sound like an idiot at your Sunday watch party? No judgment. Read this now.

01/09/2020 By Ryan Phelan

Holiday Homecoming

Canlis and Geronimo Are Throwing the Last Dance Party of the Decade

This year, the Queen Anne institution’s famed New Year’s Eve bash is also a homecoming for the beloved LA-based artist, who grew up on Queen Anne.

12/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

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

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