Celebrations

Pairing Valentine’s Day Dinner With Champagne

Valentine’s Day and Champagne go together perfectly, but what foods will pair perfectly with Champagne for your Valentine’s Day dinner? What is Champagne? Let’s start with some basic information about Champagne. Sparkling wine and Champagne are essentially the same thing except that the production of Champagne meets certain requirements based on its location. When you…

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Back to School Gala

Yes the end of summer is upon us, sad but true! Though this means that the long days of sunshine and pool time is over, it also creates a unique opportunity to welcome the upcoming school year. Most parents don’t look at back to school as a positive experience for their kids, but you can…

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Summer Olympics Party Ideas

Wow — the London Summer Games start this week (here’s a schedule). I grew up watching the Olympics with my parents, catching events when we could depending upon the TV schedule. Now, of course, you can just stream an instant replay whenever you want. Cool! I find my kids get just as excited over “their”…

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A Patriotic Picnic for the Whole Family

Kids always get into the spirit of things, but never is that more true than with Independence Day. The Fourth of July is such a special time for families to come together and celebrate the founding principles of the country that they love. So why not turn this national holiday into a most festive family…

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A Leap Year Party – The Best Things Come in Four

It only comes around once every four years, and that’s why Leap Year is such a fun occasion. Though you may have never thought of this as a reason for a party it can be tons of fun. The truth is that anything that comes around only once every few years makes for the perfect…

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Mardi Gras King Cakes

You can’t have Mardi Gras without a King Cake. Where did these traditional pastries come from, and why are they so popular? And why are they always covered in gold, green, and purple sugar? Unlock the mysteries of the Mardi Gras King Cake and incorporate this sweet treat (or a version of it) into your Mardi Gras celebration.

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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…

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Welcome in the New Year with a Bang

Father time is getting ready to bid adieu to another year. It’s hard to believe but it’s almost time for another fun New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s time to kick up your heels and take things up a notch – this will be a New Years to remember! If you want to revel in the…

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