A pinata brings life to a party — especially an outdoor party! Whether you make a paper mache pinata yourself, or you involve the kids, you’ll have a lot of fun with this craft project. Here are a bunch of fun pinatas and pinata garland that you can make at home yourself… or with the kids.
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A collection of the best tips for throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party. There are helpful videos, and lots of fun tips which highlight everything you need to do to make your St. Paddy’s Day party extra special.
Did you know that you can create your own custom messages for M&M’s candies? Yep, you can now order bags of personalized M&M’s for gifts or parties!
Don’t waste those pumpkins you carved for Halloween this year! Here are a bunch of fun ways to use leftover Halloween pumpkins. See lots of food & party recipes using a leftover pumpkin — like pumpkin butter, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin milkshakes, roasted pumpkin seeds, and more. Plus, how to make DIY planters & flower pots, serving bowls, pumpkin toss games, and dog toys. Heck, you can even use leftover pumpkins to make a healthy facial mask, feed the wildlife in your yard, or plant the seeds and grow your own pumpkins for next year!
For our birthday party, we had a “Pimp Your Cupcake” station, allowing guests to decorate their own cupcakes. It was a big hit! Here’s everything you need to create a DIY cupcake station dessert bar, plus my tips for setting up a cupcake bar on a budget.
See if these Halloween activities are terrifying enough to scare even YOU! Here are 7 intense and scary things to do at night. They’ll leave you wondering why you ever decided to attempt this frightening challenge in the first place!
Here’s how to have a romantic Valentine’s Day at home – whether you’re planning dinner at home, or you’re just looking for tips to make the evening more romantic.
Whether you’re a football fan or you love someone who is, throwing a Superbowl party is one way to make watching the game (and the Superbowl commercials) a whole lot more fun! Here are my 9 best family-friendly ideas that make your Superbowl parties super popular. For your next football viewing party, try these…
Lots of fun games & activities to play while you’re watching the Big Game (or not watching it). These Super Bowl party ideas will keep everyone entertained – even non football fans and kids!
You can use the Vegas Super Bowl bets from past years to wager bets at your home Superbowl party. (Just for fun, of course.) Here are some great ideas for coming up with Superbowl betting lines.
For your Super Bowl party, here’s the best recipe for ‘original’ Buffalo Wings + Fun football-named cocktails. Like chicken wings? You’ll love this buffalo chicken wings recipe!
Cupcakes are the perfect party food! They can be simple in style or ornately decorated for any occasion — including ALL sports, not just football. So you can take these ideas for football cupcakes right on into the next sporting season that your family enjoys after the Superbowl.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this year, you’ll appreciate these fun ideas: Super Bowl themes, Superbowl food, Super Bowl party games & DIY Superbowl invitations. It’s the ultimate Super Bowl Party Planning Guide!
Most Valentines gifts you can buy are cute, but once Valentine’s Day is over, the gift is rarely thought of again. Here are 3 homemade Valentine gifts that will be cherished!
Christmas treats are usually full of fat and sugar. Not these! These 8 healthy Christmas snacks are a cinch to prepare, and they won’t pack on the pounds!
Lots of great ideas for DIY Halloween props & special effects. Most have simple instructions for props & special effects you can make. A few you can buy.
Looking for Christmas crafts for kids? Let’s make edible Christmas trees! 5 edible Christmas tree recipes, with step-by-step tutorials, videos & pictures.
You may have seen sites that help you make food recipes using ingredients you already have on hand. Now, there are sites that help you make bar drink recipes using the alcohol and mixers that you already have on hand! So, what’s in your liquor cabinet right now?
In addition to making pumpkin pie shots and pumpkin drink skewers or stir sticks, you’ll find LOTS of Halloween drink recipes for punch and other cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic Halloween drinks for kids and adults alike.
Step-by-step instructions to make some of the most gruesome looking Halloween foods that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot of scary Halloween foods! The best part… as gross as these foods look, they’re all 100% edible!
For any occasion throughout the year, giving homemade food gifts shows that you invested some time and effort, and that you gave this gift some extra special attention. People love receiving personalized gifts of food! Here are some great ideas for making homemade food gifts.
Make your next party a flash back to simpler times. A retro party can take someone back to their childhood or enlighten a younger person to what life was like back then. Besides it’s a good excuse to take your Poodle Skirt out and put it to use.
Creating unique Halloween costumes for your party will make it a hit. Here are a few fun Halloween party tips. Plus, some ways to use all that leftover candy once the party’s over.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some of my favorite Halloween treat recipes. The best part: they’re easy and fun to make… the kids can even help!
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.
Like Kahlua? Wild Turkey Bourbon? What about Chardonnay? Have a special occasion coming up? Now you can order personalized labels to place on your own bottles of liquor!
Maybe it’s just ‘one of those days’… or, maybe you’ve had too much to drink. Here’s how to know for sure and how to remedy the situation. It’s all about the beer!