Why send flowers when you can send a fresh fruit bouquet that all can taste and enjoy?! Edible Arrangements are fresh fruit bouquets (plus 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.’
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Following are the best ways to put leftover Easter candy to good use, including: chocolate Easter bunnies, Easter M&Ms, jelly beans, marshmallow peeps, creme eggs …and more!
ideas for parents & relatives looking for “the best” things their college kid really wants you to send them in a care package.
Here are some fun ideas to consider for your St. Patrick’s Day party, including handmade invitations, green food and drinks to serve at your party, how to decorate and find St. Patrick’s Day decorations, plus fun St Patricks Day party activities and games.
Here are some more fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts to consider… There’s something for everybody, with craft ideas for both adults and children.
Instructions and videos showing how to make a variety of green drink recipes including: green beer, green alcoholic cocktails and non-alcoholic green drinks. These will make any St. Patrick’s Day party a huge success. Or, if you’re playing it low-key this year, your family will enjoy the non-alcoholic green drink recipes for a change of pace.
The Irish Leprechaun is a male fairy who works as a shoemaker to the fairies and spends his entire life collecting gold coins. Leprechauns keep their coins in a large cast iron pot, known as the pot of gold. Here’s what to do if you spot a Leprechaun and how to catch one with a Leprechaun trap.
If you are dreading Valentine’s Day because of your tight budget, don’t worry, there are still fun things you can do to impress your Valentine. Following are some inexpensive ways to give your sweetheart a Valentine’s Day gift that they will certainly appreciate.
With careful planning, you can make Valentine’s Day wonderful — even on a shoestring budget! Need some ideas? Start with the following 5 fun things you can do for your special Valentine all day long.
Following are some fun ways to include the kids on Valentine’s Day, and have FUN at the same time! I hope you enjoy these fun things you can do all day long with kids on Valentine’s Day.
It’s easy to tell those we love that we love them. However, it takes a little panache to tell someone you love them in a unique and creative way. Here are 10 fun ways to tell that special someone how much they mean to you.
Your goal this year should be to give your guy an extra special gift that he will truly enjoy. You know all of the things he enjoys… try to think outside the box and make this Valentine’s Day one that he will never forget! Here are some ideas to get you started.
First some fun facts about New Year’s resolutions. Then, my personal resolutions for the year — which all happen to have a ‘green’ theme. Finally, a poll for your feedback, plus tips for sticking to your New Years resolutions this year.
I always end up with leftover candy canes after the holidays. I have lots of kids around during Christmas, and candy canes make a nice sweet treat for them, so I tend to buy more than I actually need. Plus, I like to decorate with candy canes. Here’s what you can do with leftover candy canes.
Tips for what to do with all that leftover wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, and Christmas cards after the holidays.
Here are a number of options for a gluten-free holiday, including how to find a gluten free turkey to ideas for side dishes, and even some gluten-free Christmas gift ideas.
I get bored with the same Christmas decorating theme year after year, so I try to have different Christmas themes every year. Here are some interesting ways to decorate inside your home using fun Christmas themes.
The gift of wine is always be appreciated. Wine is the perfect gift for that person who has everything and other hard to buy for people. You don’t have to be wealthy to purchase wine gifts, because wine gifts and accessories fit many different price points.
I was a single parent with a limited budget for 17 years. That meant homemade Christmas decorations and other heartfelt ideas during the holidays. Here are some of the budget-friendly ways I decorated for Christmas each year.
A wine club membership is a great gift idea for wine drinkers. The official Wine of the Month Club makes a great gift idea for several reasons.
Over the years, I’ve hosted holiday parties many times and I’d like to share a few stress-free tips that will make your Thanksgiving dinner a smashing success. These are my best tips regarding food prep and cooking for dinner hosts who will be preparing the big meal on Thanksgiving Day…
Whenever someone goes to a lot of trouble to put together a big dinner or party, it’s always nice to take along a hostess gift — food baskets are great! You don’t have to buy a fancy gift basket. There are many affordable hostess gifts that you can make yourself. Here are some food gift baskets that you can make and your hostess will love.
Kids love to be part of the holiday preparations, and kids love crafts. Here are some fun Thanksgiving crafts that you can make with your kids…
There are so many possibilities when it comes to Thanksgiving table decorations. Following are some centerpieces, placemats, napkins & napkin holders, candle arrangements, place settings, chair covers, and Thanksgiving garland to choose from.
Here are lots of fun things you can do with all that leftover Halloween candy — from leftover candy recipes, to fun pieces of art you can make, ways you can reuse leftover candy, and how you can pass that candy on to soldiers in Iraq.
Your Thanksgiving table decor doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. It just has to look nice. Here are some of the fun Thanksgiving table decor ideas that I’ve used…
Last year’s Thanksgiving dinner was my first time cooking for vegetarians. After a little research, I found that I could plan Thanksgiving dinner that would make all of my guests — vegetarians included — feel comfortable and satisfied when they left the table. I just had to do a few things differently…
The following tips will help you get through the day and still give you time to entertain your guests.
The trick is to plan early and do things in stages… In fact, as soon as Halloween is over, you should start thinking about your Thanksgiving dinner plans.
These paper-mache pumpkins are easy to make and use just a few materials. They are especially good for little ones who are not quite ready for pumpkin carving yet. Now they can get in on the Halloween decorating fun too!
Sometimes all you need is a fun hat or some other prop to turn a cute infant into a cute baby in costume for Halloween! Here are 4 very simple homemade Halloween costumes for infants and toddlers.
Homemade Halloween costumes are simple to make with items found in your home or gathered from thrift shops and dollar stores. The best part about making your own Halloween costume is that you will feel a sense of accomplishment when the costume is completed and you will have saved a lot of money over store-bought versions. Have fun with it! All you need is a few basic supplies and lots of imagination.
Here are some of my favorite Halloween treat recipes. The best part: they’re easy and fun to make… the kids can even help!
Here are some fun and easy ways to be green during Halloween…
These jack-o-lanterns are the coolest pumpkins I’ve ever seen!… They might provide you with some inspiration for other fun ways to carve pumpkins. Please let me know if you find other cool Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns!
Literally hundreds of group Halloween costumes to consider buying or making yourself — for adults and kids alike. Each group costume idea has a make-it-yourself option, for the crafty ones and the do-it-yourselfers. If you’re going trick-or-treating with a group this year, or have a work party or a fun party you’re attending with friends, then you’ll be the best dressed group in attendance. You’ll probably win this year’s costume party!
Should you give red roses? white roses? pink roses? carnations? or daisies? And which colors? Here are the appropriate types and colors of flowers that you should give on Valentine’s Day or any other special day.
Make some fun football cupcakes! Start with ‘easy vanilla cupcakes’. Then add ‘vanilla buttercream icing’. Finally, top individual cupcakes with one of the following: Edible Footballs — made from caramel candies, with white icing as the stripes on the ball. Pennant Flags — press fruit candies (like Starburst), then cut in the shape of sports flags, attach the flags to pretzel sticks, and pipe some icing messages onto the flags. Tiny Helmets — made from the same fruit candies in different colors, cut in the shape of football helmets, and then pipe some icing onto the helmets for decoration.
Not a fan of football? As much as I hate to admit it, that’s me. For some reason, I tend to gravitate toward the fun party games and football party recipes instead of the actual game itself. Here are some fun ways to learn the basics of football… fast!
Some fun and interesting New Year’s ideas to explore…
Check out these fun new holiday cards we received for Christmas. They’re actually GIFTS… in addition to greeting cards!
Have you noticed this?… More and more drivers are decorating their vehicles with things like Christmas lights, garland, and wreaths. I also saw a couple of SUVs decorated with reindeer antlers — you know, one on each of the front door windows. Here are a few pictures…
Turns out, I’m one of the last ones to discover Office Max’s Elf Yourself holiday e-card. On the CBS morning show, they reported on several of these types of viral videos. They said the Elf Yourself one has been viewed by over 65 million people already!
An unusually large number of guys have been asking for Ugly Sweater ideas this year. Not for women, but for MEN. Okay guys, here we go. My best collection of Ugly Sweater ideas for men…
Here are the top online holiday card companies that deliver the best cards on high-quality photo paper at a reasonable price.
Whether you choose to send out personalized holiday cards this year — with or without a photo on them. Or, if you just want to send personalized greeting cards throughout the year this way, Astonishing Cards has what you’re looking for. Check ’em out…
When you use LED lights for the holidays, not only are you saving energy, you’re also lighting up the night in a whole new way. Here are some things you should know before buying LED Christmas lights… including some of the pro’s & con’s when it comes to using LED lights as holiday decorations.
Perhaps you will have a need for one of these sweaters. …or find a way to build your own themed party around ugly sweaters like these!
Perhaps the following Ugly Sweaters will be helpful when you’re searching for your very own Ugly Sweater to wear this holiday season. These are the best… Or should I say the WORST?!
Here’s a fun Halloween game you can play online. It’s like Hangman, but better… and creepier!
When it comes to Halloween costumes… the way I see it, you can dare to be different or choose to be just like everyone else. Either way, here’s what you want to know about the top Halloween costume ideas for this year…