How-to-throw-the-best-birthday-party-ever, otherwise known as less-is-more. I turned a year older recently, and my husband turned the brownie-points a notch higher by pulling off the best, low key, fun birthday party I’ve had in years. Talk about showing how you don’t need to decorate much to have a good party, he made one trip to Target (with both girls) for some streamers, a banner and some balloons, then sent me off for a manicure while he set up. When I got back, he had cookie dough and sprinkles at the ready (for kids to decorate), friends at the house and a just-starting-to-talk daughter helping with the Happy Birthday song. A pretty awesome recipe for a really good party.