Spare the Wad, Spoil the Child

comfy and cute!

Matching outfits, starched john-johns, and smocked dresses are de rigueur around these parts, and we’ll slap a monogram on anything that will take it.

But now that the economy has joined us down South, everybody’s looking for something that’s adorable and affordable.

For a collection that makes (dollars) and sense, check out Petey Pie’s children’s clothing. With hair clips, onesies, and tees in sizes 3 months to 10 years, there’s something for everyone. Check out the appliqued options, like an American flag or hamburger tee to bust out for the holiday barbecue.

The customized Big Sis, Lil Bro, monogram, or letter tees offer a personalized touch without being too pretentious or pricey.

Because looking cute shouldn’t blow all your loot.

Available online at peteypies.com.

This Week in Atlanta!

Fourth of July Crafts
What: Kids create red, white, and blue stuff at the interactive museum where tots can pretend to be bankers, doctors, dentists, or whatever they imagine.
Why: It’s the role of a lifetime.
When: Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Featherbone Center, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville (770-536-1900).

Flower Power Workshop

What: Explore techniques like plein air landscape painting and watercolor collage during this Monet-inspired family art workshop.
Why: Make Giverny more germane.
When: Fri., 1-4 p.m.
Where: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Midtown (404-733-4444). Free with admission or for members.

Pied Piper Parade, Concert & Fireworks

What: Kids decorate bikes, skateboards, and wagons to ride or walk in a procession that winds through downtown Decatur. Music and a sky show to follow.
Why: March to a different beat.
When: Sat. Parade, 6 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m.; fireworks, dark.
Where: Decatur Square, 101 E. Court Sq., Decatur. Info at 404-371-8262.

Decatur Square
101 E Court Sq
Decatur, GA 30030
999 Chestnut St SE
@ Featherbone Center
Gainesville, GA 30501
1280 Peachtree St NE
@ 16th St
Atlanta, GA 30309