Articles by Mary Frederick

Mary Frederick has over twelve years of professional writing experience, with much of it being part of a marketing communications role. Mary gained valuable corporate experience, but always maintained strong freelance work throughout her career.

Mary has written for many different websites across a variety of different industries. Her writing experience includes developing all of the communications for an up and coming brand within the consumer electronics arena.

Mary enjoyed a great deal of event and party planning in her corporate life and has carried it across to her personal life as well. Therefore the advice and tips that she provides come from a first hand and experienced point of view. Mary enjoys cooking, entertaining, and spending time with her family—all of which are topics that she is passionate about and loves writing about.

Mardi Gras – The Story of the Ultimate Party

We recognize the party atmosphere, parades, and partygoers willing to do anything to get beads — but do we know what Mardi Gras is all about? If you have ever wondered how this celebrated tradition came about, you may be impressed with how old it actually is, going back all the way to the Romans ... Read More »

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Celebrations

mardi gras beads

Love Your Valentine One Tasty Morsel At a Time

Anybody can give candy or flowers for Valentine’s Day, but why not try something unconventional and yet so delicious? This year it’s all about the cupcakes! Or maybe it’s just because I had some, and I’m inspired to find some more! If you want to make something for your sweetie and want to keep it ... Read More »

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Food and Drink

Will You Be Mine Valentine's Day cupcakes

7 Great Ways to Add Fun to Your Yo Gabba Gabba Party

Who doesn’t love Yo Gabba Gabba? If you are a fan of the show or have a little one at home who loves to dance along with all of the adorable characters then this can make for an excellent party. If you are planning a party around this theme then you absolutely need to incorporate ... Read More »

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Party Blog

7 Great Ways to Add Fun to Your Yo Gabba Gabba Party

Munchies That Will Kick Your Super Bowl Party Into the End Zone

It’s almost game time and that means it’s time to dream up some new munchies to kick your Super Bowl party into high gear. If you are hosting this year, it’s all about big plays and converting some of your old favorites into new traditions.

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Food and Drink

Munchies That Will Kick Your Super Bowl Party Into the End Zone

6 Ways to Throw a Rocking New Year’s Eve Party

If you want to really mix it up this New Year’s Eve then you need to add in some creative fun. There are some tips that are so easy to do and yet they take your party to a whole new level. If you want to make this the most memorable New Year’s yet, then ... Read More »

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Celebrations

New Years Eve Sparklers

Christmas Cocktails to Make the Season Bright

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, the adults were sipping festive cocktails, even the mouse! So much of the holidays are about the younger set and sometimes you just want to kick back and be an adult. These cocktails are sure to please and show off some of the most festive ... Read More »

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Food and Drink

Candy Cane Swirl

8 Ideas For a Kicked Up Corporate Christmas Party

The weather outside may be frightful, but that makes for the perfect backdrop for the office Christmas party. Do you feel tired of the same old party with the same old food and stale old stories? Then it’s time to kick things up a notch and make this season bright….and one to remember! Rather than ... Read More »

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Celebrations

Corporate Christmas Party

Winter Wonderland Party Cake Ideas

The glistening of the gorgeous white snow and the chill in the air creates the perfect setting for a winter celebration. This is such a wonderful theme for a party and presents a welcome change from the mundane cold days that we encounter. A Winter Wonderland theme makes the season bright even after the holiday ... Read More »

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Food and Drink

winter wonderland cake

Potluck Leftover Party

Thanksgiving is over, and you have a pile of leftovers. What to do? Host a potluck leftover party! Here's a couple ideas and recipes to turn that food into creative and fun dishes!

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Food and Drink

turkey pizza

Talking Turkey – The Best Parts of the Thanksgiving Feast

It’s hard to believe but it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving! It sneaks up on us every year but our mouths water in anticipation. This is such a traditional meal and is actually pretty easy to do if you plan it out. If you happen to be hosting a Thanksgiving party this year or ... Read More »

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Food and Drink

thanksgiving turkey