Browse
Crafts, Recipes, Tips,
& Guides
Contests
Enter Contests
& Vote
Get Advice
Submit a
Question
Browse>Contests>Ask>Share>Newsletters>Account>About>
Better Living
Budget & Finance
Business & Legal
Consumer Advice
Crafts
Education
Entertainment
Food & Recipes
Garage Sales
Health & Beauty
Holidays & Parties
Home & Garden
Make Your Own
Organizing
Parenting
Pets
Travel & Recreation
Weddings
▲︎ 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 

12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is having her 12th birthday party and inviting some boys. She don't know what to do and doesn't want it to be expensive, can you help me please?

Answer This Question
Google Eyed Pencils
Check Out This Craft
Flower Themed Baby Shower Ideas
Read 1 Solution
Flower Themed Baby Shower
Check Out This Craft
14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 on Aug. 19. I live near Atlanta and I really want to do something fun. I was thinking of getting a room at a nice hotel, but doing something else before that. I can't think of what to do.

Answer This Question
15th Birthday Party Ideas

I am not sure what to do for my 15th birthday party in November. I have had lots of parties at home, and I want it to be a little different this year.

Answer This Question
Asking a Girl to Homecoming

So there's this girl that I really like. We used to date and are still super close. I want to ask her to homecoming in a really sweet way. Any ideas?

Answer This Question
Origins of a Golden Birthday

Where did the idea of a golden birthday come from?

Answer This Question
Summer Shark Fruit Bowl
Watch This Video
13th Birthday Party Help

My daughter is turning 13 in October and wants to have an art themed party. The only problem is we don't know what to do at the party! We need ideas, please and thank you!

Read 1 Answer
11th Birthday Party Game and Activity Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 soon and we need some ides like games and activities.

Answer This Question
Chocolate Dipped Peeps
Check Out This Craft
Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 19th Birthday

My boyfriend is turning 19 this month, and I have no idea what to get him. I don't earn a lot of money so I can't splash the cash, and this is the first birthday in our relationship. He's into body building and the gym, he works a lot, and is saving up for a car. Please help?

Read 2 Answers
14th Birthday Party Theme Ideas

I need to find a theme that is fun. But it has to be before this Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Read 2 Answers
Small 15th Birthday Ideas

Ok so I'm turning 15 on September 6th. I have no idea what I should do. I don't have that many friends, and I just want something small. Just something fun to do with a couple people. I'm a major tomboy and most of my friends are guys.

Answer This Question
12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 12 August 7th. She want's her party in the front yard. There is going to be both girls and boys. What things can I do to make the party fun and cool?

Read 1 Answer
Birthday Ideas for 13 Year Old Girl

My daughter is turning 13 and she wants to do something big. She loves sports, but also is kind of girly . She doesn't want it to be something that just girls would enjoy because she wants some guys there.

Read 1 Answer
Frugal Halloween Tips
Read 1 Solution
Celebrating a 57th Golden Birthday

My husband is 57 and it' will be his golden birthday. What is a great family way to celebrate?

Read 1 Answer
Hosting a Fairy Tea
Read 3 Solutions
14th Birthday Party

I'm turning 14 in a week and still don't know what to do. I have a theme, but just need games. My theme is the bright side of Hawaii. It's a neon Hawaiian theme. Please help me, I can only have 3 friends come.

Answer This Question
Gag Gifts for Family Reunion
Read 2 Questions
Making a Styrofoam Snowman
Read 1 Solution
Timeless Traditions Theme Parade Float Ideas

We are a line dancing group and are going to be in a town parade with the theme "Timeless Traditions". We have a 2 level flatbed and always put a theme on the highest level while we dance on the lowest level while traveling the parade route.

Answer This Question
Fairy Milk

This is the drink of the Fae. While you are serving it to human wee folk, make sure to use a small clean cup.

Make This Recipe
Reunion Gag Gift Ideas

I need some ideas for gag gifts for a family reunion. Longest married? Longest dating? Newlyweds? Closest to childhood home? Couple with the oldest child?

Read 1 Answer
D-Day 70th Anniversary Float Ideas

What can we do to on a float to honor the memory of the 70th anniversary of D-Day that would be over the top?

Answer This Question
Fairy Butter

Every child loves the Fae! This is great to use when you play Fairy Tea Party!

Make This Recipe
Making a Paving Stone Snowman
Read 1 Solution
Making a Peeps Headband
Read 1 Solution
Park Party Ideas?

I am having my 16th birthday party at my local park. I looked at rooms to rent and it was way too expensive. It will be under a gazebo with some tables. I have picked out decorations and put together a candy buffet, but I am afraid that my friends will get bored.

Read 2 Answers
12th Birthday Disco Party Ideas

I'm having my daughter's 12th birthday at the local club disco 1:30 till 4pm. I can't plan much else as I will be just getting of hospital at that time. So I'm trying to get everything ready early. I was looking at lolly bags, but I think that is a bit old. I am looking for ideas.

Answer This Question
Halloween Party Gold Mine Theme

The theme for this year's Halloween party is "The Old West" and we plan to decorate the hallway like an old gold mine. Any ideas on how to create the look of gold on the walls using light? We will have the walls draped in black fabric.

Answer This Question
Holiday Gifts Ideas for Every Gardener
Read 2 Solutions
Making a Grave Blanket

I've made six grave blankets at Christmas time in the past. When I make one, I use chicken wire, about 5 ft tall and the regular width of the chicken wire.

Read This Tip
4th of July Scrap Fabric Garland
Watch This Video
50th Wedding Anniversary Guest Gift Ideas

We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We would like to give our 150 guests a gift. We need some ideas.

Read 1 Answer
Family Issues Planning a 2nd Birthday Party

My daughter is turning 2 in August, and I've been trying to think of ways of celebrating her birthday. Her first birthday was uneventful. I really want her to have something a little special this year, considering that she's been attending everyone else's party.

Read 1 Answer
15th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 15 very soon and I'm not having a quinceneara like I had first wanted. I've never had a birthday party, because I'm not allowed. I won't be allowed to have friends over or hang out with them. I don't know what to do because my parents rules are so strict.

Read 1 Answer
Game Ideas for a Masquerade Party

I'm having a masquerade party for a few friends and I was wondering what fun games should we do, not too childish, but fun! There are only like 13 of us.

Answer This Question
15th Birthday Ideas

My 15th birthday is coming in September. I know it's early, but my mom wants me to plan early. I'm not sure what I want to do. It mostly depends on the weather. I live in Maryland. I want to do something not too boring and simple.

Answer This Question
'Makeover' Themed Birthday Party Ideas
Read 2 Questions
Regifting Tips
Read 3 Solutions
Cub Scout Banquet Decorations
Read 1 Solution
Fireman's Banquet Decorations
Read 3 Questions
Painting Glass Ornaments
Read 2 Questions
Anniversary Toast

Who makes the toast for the couple?

Answer This Question
Making a "Let It Snow" Window Frame
Read 1 Solution
Making a Santa Hat Purse
Read 2 Solutions
10th Birthday Party Ideas

My oldest daughter is turning 10 in 3 weeks and she wants a big party. When I say big I mean lots of prep and trouble; but she only wants 3-7 friends. She has said no to bowling or rollerblading. I suggested spa party, but she said that is a bit boring and not very exciting.

Read 2 Answers
Mum's Birthday Gift Ideas

My mum's birthday is very close by and I don't know what to get her! My money limit is $10 - 20.

Answer This Question
Cheerleader Banquet Decoration Ideas
Read 2 Questions
Crazy Hat Tea Party
Read 1 Solution
Creating a Christmas Newsletter
Read 1 Solution
Ideas for a Family Reunion

I am looking for ideas for a family reunion. This will be the first reunion we have had in over twenty years. The age range will be mostly from twenty to seventy years old with a few younger ones attending. I am looking for some clever ideas on simple decorations and door prizes.

Answer This Question
Joint Birthday for Daughter and Husband

I am planning a joint birthday party for my little princess and my hubby; he is turning 24. I don't know what to do. I want to go along with the princess theme, but am so confused. Help!

Answer This Question
Pumpkin Patch Locations
Read 1 Solution
15th Birthday Ideas

I am turning 15 in 5 days and don't know what to do. I live in south Florida. I don't want to have a party/BBQ, go to the beach or to Disney. I need help. I will be celebrating with my family.

Answer This Question
Theme for 2 Year Old Child's Golden Birthday

Is there a theme for a 2 year old golden birthday?

Answer This Question
Making Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas...
Read 3 Solutions
Planning an 11th Birthday Party

My daughter is turning 11, but her BFF doesn't like the other girls that are invited. Any help?

Read 1 Answer
Summer Shark Fruit Bowl
Make This Recipe
14th Birthday Party Ideas

How do you do a 14th birthday theme of a Sweet 16th party? I've got friends and parents coming over to my house and I want it to be perfect 'cause I am nearly in high school. I want it book-themed, but my brothers think it's boring. Ideas please.

Read 1 Answer
15th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 15 on July 19. I decided I'm just going to have a sleep over with a couple friends and have a big sweet 16 next year. What should I do at the sleep over?

Answer This Question
Table Decorating Ideas
Read 3 Solutions
14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 on August 18th and I live on a lake that's pretty big so there are islands in the middle. I was thinking of a campfire kind and doing games and possibly a spa! I don't know what else to do. What would you do?

Read 1 Answer
Party Themes for Adults
Read 1 Solution
Fireworks Safety Guidelines

What is the minimum legal distance that someone should be located away from an assembly of 75 people under a tent if he is to launch large fireworks overhead?

Answer This Question
Ideas for a Girl's 14th Birthday Party

I am turning 14 years old on July 22. I am having my birthday party on the same day. I'm not sure whether to have a whole bunch of friends at a park and have a BBQ or have it at a theme park called "Great America," with 7 friends. Help!

Answer This Question
4th of July Mesh Wreath
Check Out This Craft
Sweet 16 Party Games

My birthday is at the end of August and I'm moving so I will probably have the party at my new house or whatever. My party is music themed with a lot of music note themed decorations.

Read 1 Answer
Natural Herb Centerpiece
Check Out This Craft
Blooming Gift Ideas
Read 1 Solution
Crafts Using Candy Canes
Read 1 Solution
Hosting a Halloween Murder Mystery Party
Read 1 Question
Making Gourd Santas
Read 1 Solution
Making Snowman Gourds
Read 1 Solution
Planning A Luxury Teen Birthday Party
Read 1 Solution
Splurge a Bit on Teen's Birthday

Your child is about to become a teen! It only happens once, so do something to remember.

Read This Tip
Entertaining Menu Checklist

There is nothing more frustrating than opening your refrigerator after a party and seeing a dish you forgot to serve. To avoid this, several days before an event, I make a list of the menu. I list all the items, and any foods or utensils that will be used with it.

Read This Tip
Party Ideas For 14 Year Old Girl

I am planning on having my 14th birthday party this July, but I am not sure exactly what to do! I would like to invite 8-10 of my friends for a fun time at my house. Do you have any ideas or themes?

Answer This Question
12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 12. She is a tomboy, but a little girly. She wants to go do something, but not too much money.

Read 1 Answer
4th of July Scrap Fabric Garland
Check Out This Craft
15 Birthdate Party Ideas

My birthday is in a week and I don't know what to do. I want it to be fun so please come up with some good ideas. 

Read 1 Answer
Carrot Treat Bags
Watch This Video
Having a Craft Swap Party
Read 1 Solution
Making Pinecone Christmas Ornaments
Read 2 Solutions
11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter wants a food fight party, but I don't want her to have one. She also wants boys what should I do?

Read 5 Answers
Mason Jar Jellybean Dispenser
Watch This Video
Pot O' Gold Doughnuts
Watch This Video
Rainbow Felt Pins
Watch This Video
St. Patrick's Day Yarn Wrapped Wreath
Watch This Video
16th Birthday Party Ideas

My 16th birthday is in a few weeks (July 2) and I still haven't planned anything. I would like to have many friends over (boys and girls), but I also want to do something that is inexpensive. Please help!

Read 1 Answer
14th Birthday Ideas

What should I do for my 14th birthday? There's not going to be boys there just girls and we all like to dance and have fun. Also I love anything that has to do with Paris.

Answer This Question
14th Birthday Party Suggestions

What if the birthday takes place in the summer vacation and you want your group of friends to come. How would you make it fun? what theme? I need suggestions!

Answer This Question
Goodies for Family Reunion Guest Bags

Our 47th annual family reunion is coming to Minnesota in July and the Bloomington convention center has been a great help. However, we love to put some goodies in our bags, but I am already over budget. Do you have any suggestions where I can get goodies for my bags (donations).

Read 2 Answers
Sesquicentennial Parade Float Ideas

Our small town museum group would like to enter a parade float this year. The theme is "150 years and growing" in celebration of the town sesquicentennial. Would anyone have a winning idea for this event?

Answer This Question
10th Birthday Party Ideas

What can I do for my kid's birthday?

Answer This Question
Artificial vs Natural Christmas Trees
Read 1 Solution
Coast Guard Parade Float Ideas

The Christian counseling office I work at is looking for ideas for a float. The parade honors the U. S. Coast Guard. Any ideas?

Answer This Question
Ideas for My Father's 75 Birthday

I am looking for ideas on how to celebrate my dad's birthday. He is in a nursing home. He can still walk with help, he has partial memory loss. I will be having the birthday at my house with close family members.

Read 2 Answers
Making a Candy Corn Wreath
Read 1 Solution
Making Mini Graduation Cap Party Favors
Read 1 Solution
A Purple Skit for Rainbow Tea

I need help with a skit to do for 10 minutes associated with the color of purple.

Answer This Question
Butterscotch Candy Beer Mug
Check Out This Craft
Hotel Birthday Party

We want a hotel/waterpark stay for 7 kids and 2 adults with 3 bedrooms, free wifi, and waterpark fun. Where in Tennessee can we go?

Answer This Question
12th Birthday Ideas

My girl is turning 12 and she wants a neon outside party, but also a pool party with a sleepover. Which one would be the best or all of them?

Read 1 Answer
15th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is tomorrow and I don't really want anything. I don't have friends and it may sound stupid, but I do want to spend the day with my family, but they are gone....fun birthday right!? I don't want to stay home and do nothing so what can I do?

Read 1 Answer
Ideas for Boy's 2nd Birthday

I'm pretty stumped. My son's going to be 2 in November and for his 1st party we just threw a little get together at home with family and close friends. I want to do something more this year, but it is going to be so cold out it's left me clueless what to plan for his special day. Any ideas?

Read 2 Answers
17th Birthday Suggestions

My birthday date is already set and I had an idea for laser tag but I didn't realize how expensive it was. I thought about roller blading, but going around in circles over and over again gets boring. I want to do cosmic bowling, but I also want to do something else.

Read 2 Answers
11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11. Her party is in two days. I have no ideas. Help me please

Read 1 Answer
Rainbow Dinner Decoration Ideas
Read 1 Question
12th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is very picky and gets bored very easily. What should I do or her 12th birthday?

Answer This Question
Game Prize Ideas for Holiday Gatherings
Read 1 Question
Geeky Sort of 14th Birthday Party

I'm really into games and hate makeup and all things girly, but I really need an idea for a birthday party. There's gonna be 2 boys and 2 girls and we all love just mucking around and sort of fun things. I live near the beach and very close to the country also so location won't be a problem.

Answer This Question
Heart Shaped Tomatoes
Watch This Video
String Cheese Witch Brooms
Watch This Video
Dealing with Smoking at Family Gatherings
Read 1 Solution
Frugal Gift Wrapping Ideas
Read 34 Solutions
Gift Ideas for Nursing Home Employees
Read 1 Solution
Party Ideas for a Person Working for Corrections

I would like to know where can I find party decorations and supplies for a corrections party. This is a promotion and the person will be working in a jail. So if you know of a person, phone number, or a website please submit this information to me ASAP. The party is very very soon.

Answer This Question
Successful Party Tips and Tricks
Read 2 Solutions
Cheap Ideas for a Large Baby Shower

I need ideas for a large baby shower with very little money. The shower would be for at least 60 people. We don't even have a location picked out yet. Any ideas you can give me would be most appreciated.

Read 2 Answers
14th Birthday Party Ideas

I need ideas for my birthday party. I am inviting 1 girl and 3 boys so the ideas have to be for both genders or just ideas for a boy party cause we live in the country and me and the other girl will do the boys things. Please help!Any ideas?

Answer This Question
Load
More