Best Family-Friendly Parties

Kalina Ross Productions

Named one of Westword's 100 Colorado Creatives, Kalina Ross is a superstar at making everyone a part of her parties. A former partner in Urban Cipher, a group supporting entrepreneurial activities through events featuring local small businesses, Ross branched out on her own for the holiday season with the Night Fair Before Christmas, an all-ages music-, art- and merchant-oriented winter gathering and craft fair. During the summer, she's been known to open up her back yard on select Sundays for the Love Buzz Patio Cafe, a micro-eatery she runs out of her kitchen and staffs with her two daughters and mother. A cornerstone of Ross's work is the idea that children are the future, and she includes the little ones in every event, brunch and party she throws.