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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 

Asking My Crush to Twirp (Turnabout Dance)

I've been talking to this guy for a while. Twirp is coming and I really want to ask him. I've never asked anyone before, so I want this to be cute and special. He's into dirt biking, hockey, video games, and he loves cookies. Any ideas?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

My 14th birthday is coming up and my mom said I could have some kind of party. I have no idea what to do. Any ideas for a group of teens to have fun?

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13 Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is having a 13th birthday and it might rain and we might have to cancel the party. What should I do that doesn't cost a lot of money?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is May 3rd, which is ages away, but every year I don't know what to do, so I look ahead. I want to have a party with about 1-4 friends, but I have had sleepovers, a cinema party, gone bowling twice, gone to a theme park, gone shopping, and had a spa party at home.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 16 in a month and I don't have any clue what I want to do for a party. We don't have a large budget and I don't have very many friends, so a big party is out of the question. I'm trying to be open about any ideas.

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Beverages for an Anniversary Party

I am planning a 50th anniversary party at a church, in the afternoon. We will be serving appetizers. Should we have punch, or tea, coffee, and lemonade.

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Company Appreciation Day Activities

We are having a company appreciation day with 125 employees and possibly up to 100 prizes to give away. I need ideas for a creative way to do this.

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 13 in March. She wants to finally have a boy-girl party, but we live in a townhouse so we can't have a lot of people over. She really wants to have a laser tag party, but every place I look up, is either 30, 20, or 15 dollars per person with a minimum of 8-10 people.

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16th Birthday Party Theme Ideas

My birthday is at the end of March. My mum is making me plan for it, but I have just recently moved towns. I don't know many people in my new town, but I would like a mixed party. Please help with a 16th birthday party theme.

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4th of July Float Ideas
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Food Ideas for 13th Birthday Party

What kind of food would my daughter like?

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Ideas for Daughter's 13th Birthday Party

My daughter is a sweet, high functioning autistic child without many friends. I want to make her 13th birthday memorable. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Ideas for Mom's 83rd Birthday Party

I need ideas on designing a program for my mom's 83rd birthday party.

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Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I turn 16 on the 6th of February and there's no school 3 out of the five days that week. So due to some family obligations (parents are divorced and I have to see my dad that day) I have to go to a hotel for my birthday. It's in a town three hours away and I honestly have no clue what to do.

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter will be 13 in 3 weeks and is a big redneck. She's all about shooting her gun. I'm at a lost as to what to do. I thought about taking her and a couple of her friends to the shooting range, but I'm not really sure. I need some ideas and I'm on a budget with it being right after Christmas.

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

I need a few suggestions for an 11 year olds' b-day. We have nothing at all so far except for where it is.

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My 10 year old is turning 11 next week. I need ideas fast. She likes drawing and technology. She is not a tomboy or girly and she also likes seafood.

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Ideas for a Girl's 11th Birthday

She is kinda girly, but her friends are not. She likes fashion, acting, drawing, singing, and talking.

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Teen Birthday Party Ideas

What is a good birthday party idea for a small amount of teenagers?

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11th Birthday Party Ides

My daughter has a birthday in a month and wants to do a spa party, arts and crafts party, or food party.Since it is in February do I need inside ideas?

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

I really need some ideas for my daughter's birthday. It's in one week. She doesn't want a girly girl party. Please help. We live in Spain so we would also like some outside games or even challenges.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is on March 13, but I have no idea what to do. I usually have small get-togethers and sleepovers for my b-day so this year I want to have something a little bigger. But my sister's birthday is before mine so she gets all the good ideas.

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Ideas for a 17th Birthday Party

I'm turning 17 on February 1st 2015. I don't want to spend too much money. I don't have a budget either. I want to have fun with my friends. I'm not planning on inviting too many people. I just need some ideas on what to do for my birthday. I have less than a month to plan.

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Ideas for Daughter's 13th Birthday

My daughter is turning 13 on the 16th of March, 2015. She was asking me to have a sleep over and pool party and to go to the mall with all her friends, but the things she wants are expensive. I need you to help me to plan the greatest party without using too much money.

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Valentine Craft and Decorating Ideas

I need ideas for decorating at a Valentine's party as well as ideas for small gifts.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I turn 16 at the end of January and I have no idea what I want to do. I don't have enough close girlfriends to have it be just us, so I want to do a mixed group. I just can't seem to find anything good to do. Other Sweet 16s that I have been to have had pool tables, ping pong, poker, arcade games, etc.

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Going Away Gift

My Japanese friend has lived in America for 3 years, but she will be returning to Japan. I want to buy her a meaningful (but inexpensive) goodbye gift.

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Pre-lit LED Artificial Tree Light Dim

I just got a pre-lit artificial tree that was a display from Walmart. (Winchester Spruce) There was no box or instructions. When I plug the tree in, the lights are extremely dim. Is there a dimmer switch I'm not finding or is something else causing this?

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14th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is in January, well it's in 5 days and I have some friends who don't like my other friends. I have always just invited them all ( 6 ) for a sleep over, but there has always been little arguments and stuff and this year I don't want it to happen.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 in February and have no idea of what to do, I mean I know it's early, but I have so much going between now and my birthday I don't have much time to plan. In total there would be 7 girls and 1 boy. I can't go ice-skating because I have dodgy knees and one of us is a vegetarian.

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14th Winter Birthday

I'm turning 14 in January and I want to have a party or at least a get together with my friends, but I live in an apartment so I can't have a sleepover.

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16th Birthday Activities

I am having a sort of dance party at my house and there will probably be about 100 people there, guys and girls mixed. I have a DJ planned for the dancing, and all my food is planned as well, but I can't think of any other activities as dancing for hours upon hours can be boring.

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16th Birthday Ideas

My bday is this month (January). I want a party, but I don't if you know the feeling. It's going to be all girls. I want something that is cheap and easy to do.

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10th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter's bday is in 27 days. It's a big deal; what should I do for her bday?

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14th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 14 in a matter of 24 hours, my parents are going to be at work, no guys allowed, and only 4 or 5 friends are coming and I have nothing planned out.

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Lights on Pre-lit Tree Not Working

I have a 10 ft. 700 clear, 500 multi light pre-lit tree. It has 4 sections that connect with 4 prong connectors and screw tight. It has a function box before the cord that allowed it to turn on, on with clear lights (steady), on with colored lights (steady), all lights on steady, or on with all lights strobe. I think that the box is defective.

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

It's my daughter's birthday; she will be 11 on 31st of January. I want some ideas, but not that expensive. She is a tomboy.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is Jan 1st and its coming up soon. I have no clue what to do. I don't want to go skating cuz I've done that for most my past birthdays. I want to do something not expensive, but something that my friends and boyfriend will have fun with.

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Help With 14th Birthday Ideas

My best friend is having a 14th birthday and needs ideas. She has a small one story house, so there isn't a lot of room.

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Santa Hat Christmas Tradition

My daughter was one of those that wanted to get up at the crack of dawn to open Christmas presents. I got an old Santa hat and, each year, I would leave it on the pillow next to her head. When she woke up and the hat was there, she knew that Santa had been there.

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Making a Dog Bone Christmas Stocking
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is March 21st. I want a big party, but it needs to be inexpensive and a great time! I like the whole glow in the dark party theme, but too many people have been doing that lately so I want something similar, but different.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

So it's my birthday very soon. I left it too last minute as it is at the end of January. I am looking for something to do other than a crazy house party for between 5 and 10 people aged 16. I need it to be low budget and nothing too big for the amount of people or too childish.

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Christmas Present for Boyfriend

My boyfriend is away for Christmas and New Years. So I said I would get his present to him when he comes back. The thing is, we've only been dating for a week and a half now, but I have known him for about 2 years.

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Communion Speech Ideas

Please give me a thanksgiving speech for the occasion of my child's first holy communion.

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Enjoying the Holidays
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Some Lights Not Working on Pre-lit Tree

I bought a pre-lit Christmas tree last year, I noticed this year that some of the lights are not working. I have replaced the lights, but they are still not working. Is it possible to take all the light strings off and replace with new set of lights?

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Thrifty Sweet 16 Party

I'm turning 16 next month. I need help doing a cheap sweet 16 party (not a big thing). I don't know what to do for my party, and I need help.

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Gift Ideas for Mom's Birthday

My mom's birthday is tomorrow, and I couldn't sneak a present for her from the mall because my brothers made her angry and we had to leave right that second. I have no other way to get her a gift now! Not even a simple birthday card.

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Making Folded Fabric Pinecone Decorations
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Christmas Gift Ideas for My Boyfriend

My boyfriend and I have been together about 2 months now. He's 14 and I have no idea what to get him. I like to bake, but I don't just want to bake something for him, that's kinda cheesy. I'm planning on making him something for a gift like a bracelet or something, but I wanted to get him something too.

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Decorating with Artificial Poinsettias...
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Easy Christmas Lightbulb Ornaments
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Folded Fabric Pinecone Decorations
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Give Experiences as Gifts
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Hide Money for Teens Inside Glove Fingers

My 3 grandchildren are all teenagers now and it is very difficult to know what to buy them for Christmas. Money is always welcome but I didn't want to just give them an envelope with cash.

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Painting Christmas Tree Light Wire

I have a pre-lit white Christmas tree. One row went out. I bought a 50 green wire strand ($2.28), changed all the bulbs and fuses, still nothing. I transferred all the bulbs back to the new green wire strand to put that where the lights were out. Since I have a white tree the green wire really stands out.

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Personalized Photo Gift Wrapping

Much of gift giving is in the PRESENTation so here's a way to wow your recipients. Instead of wrapping your gifts in generic wrapping paper, make your own out of meaningful photos.

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14th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 14 in January and have no idea what I wanna do. I wanted to do like an indoor watermark, but it's too expensive. I am thinking I want to invite just 1-3 people and actually go someplace, as long as it is in a 3 hour or less distance.

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad

My dad's 39th birthday is in early April (I like to plan ahead). I usually get him simple things, last year I got him a Coca Cola piggy bank and he never used it. The year before that, I got him a toy of his childhood favorite cartoon series. This year I want to get him something special that he will use.

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Mother

My mom's 39th birthday is in the 2nd week of January and I don't know what to get her! I have about 400 RMB (Chinese money) (I know it's not much because I just moved to China).

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Christmas Help for Children

My family and I are staying in a hotel. I have 3 kids. I don't get paid too much, not even enough to pay for the hotel weekly. Does anyone now where I csn get help for Chistmas?

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Christmas Table Decoration
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Give Free Books as Presents

In the UK, an organisation called Healthy Planet runs free bookshops where customers can choose six books per person per day completely free of charge. I select a parcel of books according to their preferences, and spend the money that I would have spent on a present on getting the parcel delivered to them.

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Lights Not Working on Pre-lit Tree

We bought a pre-lit xmas tree about ten tears ago. We set it up this year and all was well until a week later. We plugged it in and all the lights were out. Any first aid suggestions other than to get another tree?

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Wrapping Paper Flower
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Christmas Eve 13th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning 13 on Christmas Eve. I want to go out and do something, but I don't know were to go.

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Christmas Morning Sweet Thing

Does anyone have an idea of what sweet thing I could make on Christmas morning for my family?

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Duo of Glass Baubles Christmas Card
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Birthday Party Help

I'm turning 14 in less then a week and I'm still not sure what to do for a party. My mom doesn't want anything costly, and neither do I. I was thinking some type of at home party, but I can't think of any fun things to do.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Long Distance Relationship

We met at a mall on July 6, 2014. We have been boyfriend and girlfriend ever since. He moved back to the Netherlands because of his dad's job, and he was born there. He has a broken iPod and when we Skype, I can't hear him or see him at all. I love him so much, but I don't know what to get him for Christmas.

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Colored Tape Instead of Ribbons
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Felt Christmas Light Garland
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Gift for Couple Who Has Everything

I have a friend who literally has everything. As an aside I knew her back then, when she scrubbed toilets and rented a room. Times changed though. She and her husband live in a 10K mansion. She and her husband have an annual holiday party. I would like to send them something a bit different.

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Thanksgiving Poems
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

Okay so I've been dating my boyfriend for seven months now. I have no idea what to get him for Christmas. He never says he wants anything! He doesn't play any sports, but he hunts and fishes all the time.

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Christmas Help

I have 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys) and I have no job or any help. Where can I get Christmas help for my kids ages 14, 9, 10, 8?

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award

I will be receiving an award for being the best popular student from department of accounting at Bayero University Kano. What can I say?

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Anniversary Gift Ideas for Pastor

I need a pastor anniversity gift ideas for a soldier in God's army.

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Keep Cats out of the Christmas Tree

My cat doesn't like the smell of citrus. I take the tree shaped car deodorizer, orange scent, and hang them from the bottom branches.

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Personalize Cookies as Gifts
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Christmas Charities for Children

I just lost my job two weeks before Christmas. I don't know how I'm going to pay my rent. I've been crying. I am so depressed I can't get her my 10 year old nothing. I've prayed to God and this is where he guided me when I asked him for answers.

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Christmas Gift for Boyfriend

What should I get my boyfriend for Christmas? He is getting me a ring and a new hoodie, but I have no idea what I should get him.

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Christmas Gift for My Boyfriend

I'm having trouble deciding on a Christmas gift for my 15 year old boyfriend. Since we have only been dating for a month, I don't want to get anything too big; small but meaningful.

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Christmas Gift Idea for Boyfriend

I don't know what to get my boyfriend for Christmas and he said he already got mine. He is 14 and we have been together for about 4 months. He is the country redneck type.

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Paper Doily Christmas Tree
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Hot Chocolate Bar for Parties
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13th Birthday Party Ideas

What is a good idea for a 13th birthday party for a girl?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

I have no idea what to do for my daughter's 13th party. None of the things I have read have helped me, cause she wouldn't like them very much.

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14 Birthday Party Ideas

Okay so my birthday is in like two weeks and I want it to be a boy/girl party (14 girls 6 boys). I don't know what to do since it's winter. I wanted to do a bonfire at a beach, but its like 40 minutes away and then I wanted to do dancing with a dj and photo booth in a banquet hall, but that is very expensive.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I don't have a lot of money, and I don't want to spend a lot of money. I want to do something where I can have my family and friends together.

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Christmas Charities for Children

I need help for Christmas for my daughter. She is 6 years old and I do not have anything to give her for Christmas. This is the 1st time I have ever asked, but this has been a tough year for Gabie and I. So anything I can get for her would truly be a blessing. Where can I apply?

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Easy Decoupage Christmas Candle...
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Receiving an Award

I will be receiving an award for being the best popular student of an accounting class at the 2015 graduation from Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. Please help me determine what I can say?

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Setting Up a Pre-lit Christmas Tree

Where do the plugs on the bottom level go (A15, A23, etc). What plugs go into the receptacles?

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Thanksgiving Day Activities
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Trouble With Pre-lite Tree Lights

The lights on my 7' St. Nicholas Square Douglas Fir artificial Christmas tree will not come on. How do I connect the plugs on my tree. There are 800 lights on the tree, and only the bottom section will light up.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

What do I do for my 14th birthday? I live in the city and I want to have a party and there's nothing really fun to do. I don't want to be supervised by my parents.

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Christmas Charities

I need help with making a good Christmas for 2 beautiful blue eyed girls:) I'm late for a lot of places that help and I'm praying I can still find someone who can help me get gifts for my amazing family in our time of need. Any suggestions?

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Christmas Tree Lights Don't Blink

I have a desk top tree; when it is plugged into a 3 prong outlet it blinks. When I plug it into the same outlet with an adapter and with the lamp plugged into the adapter also the tree doesn't blink.

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Coffee-Mate Container Snowman
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Organizations The Help with Gifts for Grandchildren

I am a grandparent with very little income. I have 2 grandkids, boys 4 and 7. is there any place that helps grandparents get gifts? It breaks my heart not to be able to get them anything.

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Some Lights Not Working on Yard Decoration

Our lawn deer's head won't light; the rest of it lights just fine. We had the same problem with our doe deer this year, but possibly with handling it, the problem was corrected. Nothing we've done gets the buck's head and neck to light up.

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Table Candles or Place Settings
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Singing Angel Christmas Card
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10th Golden Birthday Party Ideas

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16th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 16 on the 9th of February and I have absolutely no idea what to do. I want something fun and enjoyable but not something huge like a party as I don't have many friends and am not really into parties.

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Candy Cane Tree
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Christmas Card Caption

We took a picture of my husband and I kissing and my two boys are giving an annoying look to the camera. We need a caption for the photo.

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Christmas Help for Teens

I'm desperately trying to find gifts of any style, shape, or form, for 2 boys ages 17 and 13. If anything, I want them to have something to open on Christmas day!

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Christmas Tree Lights Not Working

Christmas tree light manufacturers claim that if one light goes out the rest stay lit, this is not true. I have at least 20 sets with this claim that don't work including 2 prelit trees, why?

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Sweet Christmas Present Card
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Unique Anniversary Party Invitation Gift Ideas

For my parents' anniversary party, I want to give a gift, such as a basket of chocolates, with an invitation scroll, rather than a simple card.

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Christmas Dog Ornaments
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New Jersey Christmas Charities

My sister-in-law is in a terrible situation. She lost her 1 year old baby boy (my nephew) to violence. She is struggling financially and has two other kids. Where can I sign her up for help with Christmas?

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Repairing a Broken Wire on Pre-lit Tree

I have a pre-lit Christmas tree with a broken wire on one strand. My question is can it be spliced and how to do it if it can be done.

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Trouble With Pre-lit Christmas Tree Blue Tooth

I bought a I Twinkle pre-lit Christmas Tree and the Blue Tooth does not work. Lowes is sold out of that tree. What are my options?

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25th Surprise Anniversary Party

I want to give a surprise party to my parents on their anniversary. I want a dance theme based party which everyone can enjoy. Please anyone advise me some ideas.

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Centerpiece Ideas for Boy Scout Celebration
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