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▲︎ Holidays and Parties

Holidays and Parties

Tips and thrifty ideas about saving money on celebrations for the holidays, birthday parties, and more.

Frugal Birthday Party Parties 
Christmas Ideas for Men, Couple sitting on the floor wearing Santa hats. Christmas 
A plate of skull cupcakes. Halloween 
Row of Wrapped Gifts Gifts 
Hand Painted Easter Eggs Easter 
Oreo Turkeys Thanksgiving 
Homemade Valentine's lollipops. Valentine's Day 
Wrapped Mother's Day gift. Mothers Day 
St. Patrick's Day Gift Basket St. Patrick's Day 
4th of July White Chocolate Strawberries Fourth of July 
fathers day logo Father's Day 
Hanukkah Candles Cultural Celebrations 
Photo of Blue Plastic Bag Wreath Memorial Day 
Dog With New Year's Hat New Years 

17th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 17 on December 6th and I haven't had a birthday party since I was a little kid. I live in a really small town with nothing to do for kids my age and I'm not wanting to travel anywhere because the closest place to do anything is around 4 hours. I want something unforgettable; I love to dance. I work part-time somedays after school and will be paying for all of this myself.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 17 on December 6th and I haven't had a birthday party since I was a little kid. I live in a really small town with nothing to do for kids my age and I'm not wanting to travel anywhere because the closest place to do anything is around 4 hours. I want something unforgettable; I love to dance.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 17, on the 15th of December in the summer, and I don't know what to do. There have been 2 parties already this month and 2 more to come within my friend group (of 12 girls and 2 boys) and I would like most of them to come to some sort of gathering.

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Finding Christmas Charities for Children

I need help with clothing for my daughter and Christmas. Please I'm a mother that's trying. Where can I look for help?

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Sweet 16 Birthday Party

My birthday is February 18th and I'm turning 16. I don't usually have parties for my birthday, but since it's my 16th I want a party. My parents don't have a lot of money and my house isn't big enough to host a party. I want to do something with my friends that's fun for everyone, but I'm not sure what to do. Where I live there isn't anything to do really. I'm stuck and I need help. Can anyone help with ideas?

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The Store Next Door (Poem)
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West Virginia Christmas Charities for an Older Child

I'm a single mother of a 13 year old child. All of the charities I have located to ask for help for the holidays have turned me down because my girl is 13. Doesn't she deserve a good Christmas as well as children 12 and under.

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Finding Christmas Help in Boston

I am a father of a one year old girl who deserves a decent Christmas. I just finished school and haven't found a job yet so I have no income as of right now. Are there any places in Boston that can help?

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VooDoo Doll Wreath
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3D Merry Father Christmas Card
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Asking a Girl to a Dance

I know this girl who is in speech and debate and she is a year older than me. I don't know her that well. We don't really talk, but we say hi to each other, etc.

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Christmas Tree Wreath Card
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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 18th Birthday

Ok, so my boyfriend is turning 18 December 11th, and I have no clue what to get him. He's into Magic the Gathering, Papa Roach music, and is on the wrestling team.

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 19th Birthday

My boyfriend will be 19 in a couple of months and I really don't know what to get him.

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Pool Party Ideas for 14th Birthday

I am having a pool party for my birthday. Everyone is around the age of 14 and I have not a clue what to do. I mean we have got like party food and cake, but I am not sure as the party goes for 3 hours.

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16th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 16 and I have no idea what to do. Plus my parents don't really think it's that special so I can't have many friends come to my sweet 16th, only like 3. I really don't know what to do cus I don't deserve my happy turing 16. That's what my parents say and I don't even know why.

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Rewiring Christmas Yard Decorations

Do you know anyone that would put new lights on yard decorations such as deer or sleighs? The ones I have are made out of wire that is about 1/4" in diameter.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

I'm not sure what to get my boyfriend for Christmas. By then we will have been together for just over four months. We're both 14 (although I'll be 15 by Christmas) and we've been great friends for three years.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'll be 15 in a few months, but I wanna do somthing big so I'm planning early. The only thing is I really don't know what to do. I always have sleep overs and the simple going out to eat, but I really wanna do something out of the box. Please help by suggesting some ideas to me.

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Finding Christmas Help

How can I get 3 little boys signed up for Christmas help? Their dad works but doesn't make enough for any extras and their mom is a stay at home mom. Their ages are 10 months, 2 year old, and a 3 year old autistic boy. Anything would be greatly appreciated.

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Homecoming Slogan

I am part of my school's student council and need to come up with a homecoming slogan. We are playing the Indians, and we need a good idea for a slogan to go along with our basketball homecoming week.

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Replacing Bulbs on a Pre-lite Tree

Can you replace clear bulbs with colored bulbs on a pre-lit tree?

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Santa Hat Photo for Christmas Cards
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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is having her birthday party in two weeks and she is having about six people, but we have no ideas. Her birthday is in December and it can not be too expensive. She is not a tomboy, but she is kinda girly. Somebody please help me!

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15th Birthday Ideas

My sister and I are turning 15 soon and we have no idea what to do for our birthday. We don't have enough money for a quince, but we love to party. So what do you suggest?

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

What are some good party ideas for a boy turning 16?

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Ideas for Daughter's 13th Birthday

My daughter will be turning 13 in December. We would like to get a hotel room/suite for her and approximately 14 girls. Has anyone ever done this? I am having a hard time finding a hotel that takes more than 4 people per room. Obviously I really don't want to have to book 4 rooms.

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Making Lighted Glass Christmas Blocks

How do I get the lights to stay up in the glass without falling to the middle of the block? I tried glue and tape, but it didn't work. Any ideas, please?

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10th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning 10 and I don't know what to do. She does not want a sleepover.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 15 on New Year's day and I've run out of ideas of what to do. I'd like to have a sleepover with a few of my friends, but I am out of ideas of what to do since every thing is closed due to the holidays. What do I do?

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Christmas Floats for Longhorn Christmas Theme

I need ideas to decorate a 14x7 and a half trailer. It will be in memory of my 23 year old nephew that passed away 2 months ago. He was a victim of a hit and run.

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Bingo Party Ideas
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Christmas Gift for Boyfriend

So there is a guy I really like in my school. I'm thirteen. I know he'll be getting me a gift, but should I get him one as well? If so, then what?

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Sweetheart Dance Theme Ideas

I'm am the chair of my high school's Sweetheart Dance for Valentine's Day. I need theme ideas, as well as, suggestions on color schemes that aren't all pink.

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Inexpensive Christmas Gifts for Assisted...
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Making Batty Pudding Cups
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Mom's Potato and Bread Stuffing

I make an old fashioned type of stuffing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used boxed bread crumbs. I can still make my mom's by drying out the bread and seasoning it in the oven as she did. I don't see a difference except for time!

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 15 in February, but I can't think of anything to do. I only have 4 friends coming. I was thinking about going to a hotel for a night and going swimming, but it costs too much. I'm not really a girly girl and neither are my friends so if you have any ideas please let me know!

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16th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 16 soon. I don't know what exactly to do. I just had my cotillion a couple of months ago, so I can't have a sweet sixteen. I want to be with my friends, but I don't know exactly where to go. I could care less about the money I just want something that I can enjoy as well as my friends. Any suggestions?

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I want to have a dress up theme for my party, and I don't know what would be good and semi easy for a group of 15-16 year olds.

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Pattern for Bleach Bottle Santa and Mrs. Claus

I am looking for a pattern for Santa and Mrs. Claus made from bleach bottles.

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BINGO Cupcakes
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Repairing a Lighted Reindeer Decoration

I am looking for someone to replace the lights. Any suggestions?

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Snowy Trees Christmas Card
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Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

In December I celebrate my 16th birthday. I 'm going to invite 10 to 15 friends to come to a party in the garden. Now the question is, what can we do? I have thought for a few days but come up only with rather boring ideas.Can anyone help ? I would prefer to do things that you can do with a whole (mixed ) group.

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Paper Plate Christmas Bauble
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Thanksgiving Memories
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13 Year Old Birthday Party

My daughter's birthday is in less than 10 days! She doesn't want to do anything at home and places are very limited. There is a building I can rent but we don't know what to do in it. She wants to invite many friends (including boys). Money is also very limited. Please help!

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My 13 year old daughter's bday is coming up in less than 10 days. She doesn't want to do anything at home. Places to go are very limited and she wants to invite many friends. There is one building you can rent, but she doesn't know what to do in it. Money is also very limited.

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10th Birthday Theme

My cute lil girl is going to be 10 and I don't know what her birthday theme should be.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning fifteen in January and I want a party, but I don't want anything childish.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 15 on November 26th. I am confused as to how to organise my party. I am calling all my friends and neighbors, but I don't know how to organize it. I want a chocolaty party with lots and lots of fun, but I am confused.

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Gifts for Residents at Assisted Living Home

We picked and assisted living home to sing Christmas carols to, but we would also like a have a gift for each of them. So I need gift ideas for men and women, something they can use.

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Making a Jewelry Christmas Tree

I have collected the costume jewelry, frame. I am ready to organize the jewelry on the black material. How do I make a tree shape? How do I sew on the jewelry?

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Paper Plate Christmas Tree Wreath
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15th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is in twenty two days and I need help. I don't want a slumber party and I went out out to eat and went to the movies and Starbucks last year.

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Asking a Boy to Winter Formal

My school is having a winter formal at my school and it's girls ask guys. I want to ask my boyfriend to go with me in a fun and cute way. It's in about a month and I know he'll say yes, but I wanna make it a nice surprise.

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Making Primitive Halloween Cats
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Planning Ahead for Holiday Cooking

I have already started my cooking for the holidays. Last week, my store had over ripe bananas for 9 cents a pound. I bought all they had and it is now in the freezer; some as banana bread and others in baggies, ready to be baked.

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14th Birthday Ideas

I am going to be 14 in a week. I am not able to decide how to celebrate my birthday. I don't have friends that live nearby my place. My parents will not allow me to go alone and party with my friends.

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15th Birthday Party at BMX Park

I'm turning 15 on December 18th and I want to bring 1 or 2 close friends to an indoor vmx park. I haven't been able to find any, but do you know any good indoor parks near Manassas, Virginia 20110? If you know please help me. My party is in a few weeks.

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Comic Book Couple for Halloween
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15th Birthday Ideas

So my 15th birthday is on November 26th, and I don't know what to do. I want to do something with my 2 close friends and my boyfriend but I don't want anyone to feel left out.

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Candy Corn Tree
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Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
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Halloween Yo Yo Garland
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Keeping a Christmas Journal
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15th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 15 in November, but it is right after Thanksgiving and we usually have family over that whole week. My mom saids she doesn't want like a "party" ....

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Gift Ideas for Daughter's 15th Birthday

What can I get my 15 year old daughter for her birthday? Adriana is 15 going on 25. She is smart, an A+ student, beautiful, should be a model, and very creative. Adriana puts her own video productions together...

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Batty Pudding Cups
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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 15th Birthday

Today is my boyfriend's birthday and he is 15 on Halloween duh his birth date. I don't know what to get him and I don't have enough money to buy what he wants. What should I do?

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Golfing Jack-O-Lantern
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Halloween Pizza
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Making a Pop Star Microphone
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Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath
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Save on Halloween Candy

This will be the 3rd - 4th year we'll be giving out candy canes, using last year's after Christmas sale candy. The expiration dates on the boxes are late October 2015 - 2017.

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Scaredy Cats Pumpkins
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Spooky Halloween Lunch
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17th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 17 on November 27. It falls on Thanksgiving Day this year and I have no idea what to do for my birthday. I don't want a party, I want to go out, nothing too expensive, but a lot of fun.

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25th Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas

I am looking for ideas for a 25th wedding anniversary party.

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Caramel Apple Dippers
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College Football Themed Christmas Tree
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Decorating Ideas for a Winter Dance
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Egyptian Costume Ideas
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Mandarin Orange Jack-O-Lanterns
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Painting Mini Pumpkins
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Parade Float Ideas

The theme is "It's a new day, it's a new way"; because we recently built the very first high school for our small town. I own an accounting firm and would like to have the name of my business on the side.

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Playing Poke-A-Pumpkin
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String Cheese Witch Brooms
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15th Birthday Ideas

I need help please. My 15th birthday is in 3 weeks and I still don't know what to do espically cause there is going to be girls and boys there. It's at my house. I want it to be good and not lame so someone pls help.

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Gift for Boyfriend's 17th Birthday

I have been dating my boyfriend for four months now, and his birthday is on November 13th. He is turning 17 this year and I want to either get him something or make him something, any ideas?

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Poke-A-Pumpkin Game
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

I've been with my 16 year old boyfriend for almost 2 years. I really don't know what to get him for Christmas! Last year I got him a Christmas jumper and a photo of us.

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Embroidery Hoop Jack-O-Lantern
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Making Your Jack-O-Lanterns 3-D
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Paper Plate Black Cat
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Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern
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The Teal Pumpkin Project for Food...
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Walk like an Egyptian Costume
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17th Birthday Gift for Boyfriend

My boyfriend is turning 17 in 12 days and he likes to play football. What can I get him for his birthday? He's a really sporty guy with a great personality that's always by my side!

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 17 in like 2 or 3 weeks and I'll throw a party with my friends, but I still have no idea what I want it to look like. So, I'm open for any suggestions. Since it'll be in November and it's cold the party will be inside.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I don't want to play babyish games. So what shall I play? My party is in my house.

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15th Birthday Ideas

It's my daughter's birthday soon and she's 15 and we don't know what to do for it. Any ideas?

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Art Inspired Costume Ideas
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Church Harvest Tea Theme

What theme should I use for a church harvest tea?

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Coffee Costume Ideas
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Making Fabric Christmas Ornaments

I am making primitive Xmas ornaments and would like to cut some stages. Can I mix Elmer's glue and instant coffee and brush it on the ornaments? Or can you suggest another easier alternative?

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Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet
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Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath
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Husband's 50th Birthday Party Ideas

I am planning my husband's 50th birthday party in February, but I'm having a hard time coming up with an original idea. He is a chef by profession. I would greatly appreciate ideas for centerpieces and other decorations. Thanks in advance.

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Spider Cookie Dough Truffles
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Banquet Table Decoration Ideas
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Joint Birthday Party Ideas

My father and I are having a birthday party together he will be turning 75 and I will be turning 50. We need a theme and ideals.

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Making a Joker (Batman) Costume
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Military Themed Christmas Tree
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Party Ideas for Daughter's 12th Birthday

I have had some ideas from friends, but I still do not know what to do. We live in Perth, WA, Australia and we're on a tight budget. Please help.

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Western Themed Christmas Tree
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12th Birthday Sleepover Game Ideas

My daughter is having her 12th birthday in November. She's not girly, but she's not too tomboyey. She wants to have a sleepover, but we want some games for it. But she doesn't want the games to be scheduled.

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Asking a Guy to a School Dance

I like this guy at my school and I want to ask him to the dance. The thing is I'm scared and really nervous to ask him. What's the best way to ask someone without getting nervous?

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Making a Michael Jackson Costume
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Birthday Ideas for 15 Year Olds

My birthday is on July 6. And I was thinking about spending time with my godmom and with 2- 3 friends. I have asthma I don't what to do too much. I could go out and get our nails painted, go to the mall, or....

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Halloween Yo Yo Tree
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 15 in November and I only want a few friends over, but I have no idea what we're gonna do. I live in an apartment so I don't know what we would do.

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My 15th Birthday Party

I am now turning to 15 and my parents are having problems so, they can't spend more money. I want to celebrate my birthday and I want to invite only my 6 to 7 friends.

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