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Vanessa Simmons Celebrates Baby Shower with Family and Friends

01/23/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

It was a family affair on Saturday at the Sugar Factory in L.A., as Vanessa Simmons and boyfriend Mike Wayans welcomed their respective broods and close friends to their intimate baby shower designed by Cairo’s Custom Events.

Guests including Simmons’s father Rev. Run, step-mom Justine and sister Angela, as well as Mike’s dad and brother — Damon and Damon Jr. — and uncle Marlon were greeted by a sign that read: “Rub a dub dub, a new little girl to love.”

Other attendees included Tyrese and his daughter Shayla and mom-of-three Ali Landry.

The couple, who are expecting a girl next month, treated everyone to a special menu — featuring yummy bites of sourdough grilled cheese fingers served atop roasted tomato soup shooters – that was created by Citron Catering. Mommy mock-tails and Zing Vodka cocktails were also served as refreshments.

Vanessa Simmons Mike Wayans Baby ShowerAmy Graves/Wireimage

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Soleil Moon Frye: How to Make a Holiday Snow Globe

12/17/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

To get an idea of how many arts and crafts projects Soleil Moon Frye works on with her two daughters, Poet, 8, and Jagger, 5, just take a look around their L.A. home.

“Our tiles are covered in paint. If you look under our couch pillows, there is paint. Our table is covered in paint,” says the expectant mom-of-two. “It’s very, very messy, but that’s the fun of it.”

That fun reaches North Pole-like levels on Christmas Eve, when the former child star, 37, and her husband, producer Jason Goldberg, 43, host a holiday blowout — complete with a crafting area for the littlest guests.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Celebrates Her Baby Shower

10/14/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Jennifer Love Hewitt Baby ShowerFameFlynet

Jennifer Love Hewitt may be keeping her baby’s sex a surprise, but that didn’t stop the mom-to-be from celebrating her little one’s pending arrival in style.

On Saturday, the Client List star and 25 of her closest friends gathered for a gender-neutral baby shower at L.A.’s Hotel Bel Air.

The baby bash, which was planned by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, featured everything from adorable cream-colored baby cupcakes created by Georgetown Cupcakes and old-fashioned milk bottles to a cute display of mini onesies on a clothesline.

Guests were also able to mix up their own perfumes using oils from Ka-mil-yin‘s scent bar to take home.
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Great Ideas: How to Throw a Ghoulishy-Good Halloween Kids Party

10/10/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays. Not only is it frightfully-fun, but it’s the one time of the year where we can let it all hang out … literally. But as a full-time event marketing executive and busy mom of three kids aged 10, 6 and almost 4, I’m always on the lookout for cool, easy-to-create holiday ideas.

In the weeks leading up to the spooky day, the kids and I like to decorate the house with pumpkins, cobwebs, tombstones and skeletons, buy tons of candy to give away and scour sites for the perfect costume (we typically get ours from buycostumes.com). But this year, I’ve decided to throw a boo-tastic bash that my children and their friends can enjoy. Below are my fave kid-friendly ideas. Check them out.

Candace Montgomery, chicbusymom.com

Lacquer and Linen PumpkinsCourtesy Lacquer and Linen

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Great Ideas! 6 Yummy (and Kid-Friendly!) Lunch Recipes from Weelicious

09/05/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Catherine McCord: Weelicious Lunches Think Outside the Lunch Box book
Maren Caruso

Catherine McCord has had a lot on her plate — figuratively and literally! — since debuting her family-friendly recipes website, Weelicious, five years ago.

Not only is she busy running behind her two adorable school-aged kids (Kenya, 6, and Chloe, 4), but the Institute for Culinary Education alum recently released her second book, Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunch Box, this fall.

McCord gave us a sneak peek and from stuffed pizza rolls to chocolaty vanilla wafers, it’s chock full of yummy dishes your kids will love to pack up for school.

Even better? To help you get a jumpstart on making healthy and delicious lunches for the tots, the meal planning guru is sharing some of her fave recipes. Check them out below:
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Ali Larter Reveals New Cookbook — And Recipe!

05/15/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Ali Larter Kitchen Revelry Cookbook
Amy Neunsinger

Becoming a mom changes a lot in a woman’s life — your schedule, sleep pattern and more. But it can also awaken your desire to pursue other passions, which was definitely the case for Ali Larter when she welcomed 2-year-old Theodore in 2010.

“After my son was born, I realized how much time I spend on set acting and how much I love that, but when I’m not on set, I’m usually throwing dinner parties or cooking and entertaining in some way,” the actress tells PEOPLE.

“So I thought you know what, maybe I’ll try to put a book together, that sounds like kind of a fun thing to do in my off-time.”

The result of all Larter’s hard work is Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus From My Home to Yours, which will hit stores in September.
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Great Ideas! 7 Fun & Adorable Easter Treats

03/26/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

7 Fun & Adorable Easter Treats
Courtesy Save the Date for Cupcakes

When we asked Save the Date for Cupcakes‘s Tanya Martinez to whip up some yummy sweets for the holiday, she was more than up for the challenge.

The event designer, baker and blogger really went to town with the Easter-themed Peeps candies that are now available.

From a coconut bunny cake to chocolate-dipped pops, we have to say we were more than impressed with her cool creations.

VIEW THE GALLERY: 7 Fun & Adorable Easter Treats

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