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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, for those of you that don’t speak Spanish), is a celebration of an unlikely victory by Mexican forces over a much larger French army in the 19th century. Though not a special holiday in Mexico, it has grown to become an unofficial celebration of Mexican culture in the United States. ... Read More »

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Spring Fever Ideas for Kids

Doesn’t spring just make you want to fling open the windows and celebrate?  When you live in the frozen tundra of the north, the arrival of spring, signaled by the joyous melting of snow, is a major cause for singing! (Well, if life were a musical, it would happen.)  Here are some activities for celebrating ... Read More »

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April Fool’s Day Party Pranks

Planning an April Fool’s Day party?  Or, hoping to spread some merriment around your office or home?  Read on for some fun party themes, funny jokes, and overall Fool-ish Fun! April Fool’s Food One of the easiest ways to pull a prank is with food.  Here are some fun April Fool’s Food ideas. Fake Fish ... Read More »

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Hippity Hop to these Fun Easter Games and Party Tips

Here are some fun Easter activities that will keep the kids happy and busy doing something other than loading themselves up with chocolate rabbits, jelly beans and other sugary treats. You’ll also find some tips that will show you how to be the best host “any-bunny” has ever seen. Pin the Tail on the Bunny ... Read More »

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Host an Easter Egg Hunt!

Time to host a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt!  You can hold this party on the weekend before Easter, and make it fun for the entire neighborhood.  Depending upon where you live, it could be cold, or even snowy while you host an Easter Egg Hunt.  But no matter, it’s still lots of fun! Here’s how ... Read More »

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Roll Out the Red Carpet for the Oscars!

Roll out the red carpet for your guests at your Oscar party. Let them feel like the stars of your life by inviting them to an elegant and fun party while watching the biggest awards show of the year. Use clip art to create your Oscar-themed invitations and encourage party-goers to dress in their black-tie ... Read More »

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Make Your Own St. Patrick’s Day Flowers

When I was little, my Mom used to take us to the grocery to pick out green-dyed carnations to give to our teachers.  Kind of a weird tradition, but fun. It is easy to make these flowers yourself, though. Here’s how to do it: Materials Several white carnations Liquid green food coloring Clear vase Green and ... Read More »

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Bombs Away! (Shot glasses)

The Razzies (the Worst movies of the year) come out the day before the Oscars. Why not toast the worst of the worst with Bombs Away shot glasses? (Heck, many of the Oscar contenders bombed at the box office too. Remember Nine? No, not 9 or Sector 9). Heck, we could come up with a ... Read More »

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A Gal’s Guide to Valentine’s Day – WITHOUT GUYS!

Ladies – you can celebrate Valentine’s Day just fine without menfolk.  Here’s how to do it.  And guys, pull your minds OUT OF THE GUTTER.  This is a FAMILY website.  I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day, but not because of boyfriends.  (Here’s where I spill my guts. Enjoy.)  I didn’t have a first boyfriend until I ... Read More »

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Party Central in New Orleans: The Saints in the Superbowl DURING Mardi Gras

Where would you like to be right now? Shoveling your car out of snow before hitting a slippery, crawling freeway to face a grey cubicle at work with painfully flickering and whining lights overhead? Oooooor, be in New Orleans, where they are celebrating The Super Bowl AND Mardi Gras? NoLa.com’s article about the convergence of ... Read More »

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