How To Make A Pinata: Paper Mache Pinata Instructions + Tips + Videos

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A pinata brings life to a party -- especially an outdoor party!If you're going to hang a traditional pinata indoors, then make sure that you have lots of wide open space -- such as a basement -- otherwise, your home decor could get in the way when your party guests are swinging away.Pinatas aren't that expensive to buy, but it's a lot more fun to make your own. You can also involve the kids in this fun craft project.Following are step-by-step instructions for making a variety of … [Read more...]

Shopping Online For Holiday Gifts? How To Find The Best Holiday Shopping Deals Online

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The holiday season can be a very stressful time of year.Browsing from shop to shop in hopes of finding that one gift you’re looking for usually ends in frustration when you discover that it is either out of stock or impossible to find altogether.Stores can be congested, loud and crowded -- making your holiday experience more one of dread than cheer.It’s times like these that the ease and hassle-free method of holiday shopping online really shines through.But, most importantly, … [Read more...]

Homemade Food Gifts: How To Make Creative Gifts From Your Own Kitchen

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Who's got the money, these days, to be buying expensive pre-packaged food gifts for every occasion?Giving homemade food gifts created in your own kitchen adds a personal touch.You have to admit, fresh made foods without preservatives just taste so much better too.  Here are some great frugal food gifts to make and give as gifts. Plus, some food gift baskets that are easy to make.   … [Read more...]

Edible Arrangements: Healthy Fruit Bouquets Are A Fun Alternative To Sending Cookies Or Flowers

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Edible Arrangements are fresh fruit bouquets (including a few chocolate-dipped pieces) that are designed into beautiful flower-like creations.Compared to cookie arrangements, these strawberry, pineapple, and melon arrangements are a much healthier way to say 'I love you', 'Thank you', or 'Best of luck.'Edible Arrangements has been in business for 10 years and there are nearly 900 locations across the U.S.So it's not difficult to find a store near you if you'd like to pick up an … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Holiday Tips – From Foods To Gifts

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If you have a wheat allergy or Celiac Disease, you are restricted to a gluten free diet.This can make holiday celebrations and meals at others' homes a nightmare.What can you eat?What can't you eat?The dinner everyone else in your family looks forward to is the last thing you may want to deal with.Fortunately, there are a number of options for a gluten-free holiday...  … [Read more...]

Wine Gifts For Wine Drinkers

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If you have wine drinkers on your gift list, then you should know that a gift of wine will always be appreciated. Wine is the perfect gift for that person who has everything and other hard to buy for people.You do not have to be wealthy to purchase wine gifts for your family and friends, as wine gifts and accessories fit many different price points.   … [Read more...]

Wine Of The Month Club: A Great Gift For Wine Lovers

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Looking for a special gift for a relative or friend?The Wine of the Month Club makes a great gift idea for several reasons: 1. All the hard work is done for you -- picking out the wines, packaging and shipping them.2. Wine is a unique and thoughtful gift that makes a better impression than typical store-bought gifts.3. It's a classy gift -- great for those with discriminating tastes.4. The wow factor -- your friend looks forward to receiving something fun in the mail and trying … [Read more...]

Food Gift Baskets That Are Easy To Make

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If you've been invited to Thanksgiving dinner, be sure to use proper etiquette and take along a Thanksgiving hostess gift. -- even if it's just something small. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a large number of guests is hard work and it's a nice gesture to express your appreciation.This actually applies any time of year -- whenever someone goes to a lot of trouble to put together a big dinner or party.You don't have to buy a fancy gift basket. There are many affordable hostess gifts … [Read more...]