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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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Say What? Christmas Already?

Christmas is coming – are you ready? Don’t feel bad; neither are we. Oh sure, my mother in law has been QVC-ing her little heart out since August in anticipation of the winter holidays, of which my family celebrates several (Christmas and Hannukah are the first two that come to mind). And yes, I admit ... Read More »

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Celebrating Guy Fawkes Day With a Bang

November 5th is a big day in England. This is a day that lives in infamy due to its namesake and what this man’s actions stood for. If you have never attended a Guy Fawkes celebration then you’re really missing out. This is a time honored tradition and it has been celebrated in the country ... Read More »

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Bridal Shower Favor Ideas

A bridal shower is such a festive occasion and a great time for ladies to get together and celebrate. The bride is likely in the thick of her wedding planning, and so the shower offers a nice and welcome diversion. What you give out as favors at a bridal shower can really help to make ... Read More »

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5 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

What, another Sex in the City II-followed-by-drinks bachelorette party? Yawn! Wouldn’t you like to really break out of the mold for your end-of-singlehood party (or the one you’re planning for a friend)? If so, use one of our unique bachelorette party ideas. Come on…grab your girl-posse and let’s go! 1. Wine Tasting Girl’s Out Weekend ... Read More »

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A Valentine’s Day Dress Up Tea Party

I’ve heard of Valentine’s Day parties, where kids exchange cards and little gifts like heart-shaped cookies and candies in the class. But how about a dress-up party? Kids certainly need no excuse to put on fancy gowns or costumes, and if you’re hosting a small party on February 14th (or the closest Sunday), consider a ... Read More »

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Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

Kids love Halloween – and they love being part of what makes the day special. How about scaring up some fun for your little one with a few fabulous children’s Halloween crafts? Here are three great Halloween craft ideas to get you started. Milk Carton Trick or Treat Candy Holder This idea is so simple…and ... Read More »

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Fourth of July Fun Foods

Preparing your July 4th festivities? Need some food ideas? Here’s a couple recipes that will complete your Independence Day bbq or picinic: Jello Jigglers Prepare red (cherry, strawberry, watermelon) and blue (raspberry), Jello according to package instructions for a thicker set-up.  Then, use star cookie cutters to cut out the Jello.  You’ll have a fun, ... Read More »

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Fourth of July Kids Activities

Celebrate July 4th with fun activities and crafts for kids.  Here are some ways to put sparkle in your celebration, without handing your kids tubes of fireworks. Pretzel Sparklers To make two dozen, place 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate occasionally until ... Read More »

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Graduation Party Playlist

It may not seem possible, but that little kid that you once knew is now graduating. This is often hard for parents to grasp, much less the friends and family around them. It can be a major adjustment for even the graduate to get used to. Though it’s a time for celebrating, it can also ... Read More »

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