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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.
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. Any sugestions?
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.
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. Please help me!
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?
I will be receiving an award for being the best popular student from department of accounting at Bayero University Kano. What can I say?
I need a pastor anniversity gift ideas for a soldier in God's army.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Help please!
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. Please help me!
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.
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. Any ideas?
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?
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?
Where do the plugs on the bottom level go (A15, A23, etc). What plugs go into the receptacles?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We are planning our son's 10 year old/golden birthday in January. We rented the basement at our local Moose lodge to accomodate the kids he wants to invite, however we are both stuck on themes and games. I just want to make it a good party for him and any advice would be appreciated thank you.
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.
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.
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! Where can I find help?
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?
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. Please suggest to me some ideas.
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?
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.
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?
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.
I am on disability and have custody of my 2 granddaughters. Is there any agency out there to help with their xmas?
A whole section of our pre-lit Christmas tree has bulbs that are not working and black. We bought a light-keeper pro that shows there is no voltage in this portion. Is there anything we can do or are the lights done for good?
There is one strand of lights that are not on. Anyone know what might be wrong?
The top section go our tree will not light up no matter how we combine the plugs together.
I have a 9 ft prelit tree, expensive, but worth it. The tree is so big it is hard to find where the problem is. I have put short strands on the tree where lights go out. It seems like more each year. Are there any people who can redo all the light on a tree?
I have a side by side ATV that I would like to decorate for a Christmas parade. Any ideas?
I am an officer in a bank and my branch has accounts of all the schools and colleges in that area. One of colleges among them invited us to a seminar function and award function where I will receive an award on behalf of my branch.
Okay I'm turning 17 on March 25th of next year 2015. I know it's a bit to early to be planning my birthday, but all of my past birthdays have not gone so well! All of my party guests were all so bored, they wanted to leave early, and they wanted a lot more food than what was given to them. I wasn't a really good party host, but because I had no idea what to do. Please help me! We're on the budget and it can't be anything too expensive.
I am turning 17 in 4 days and I have no clue what theme I should do. Should I have a kick back? or what?
My boyfriend will turn 19 on the 31st of December 2014 and I have no idea what to get him. Can you please give me an idea?
I guess my question would be how long do pre-lit tree lights last. I have had this a good 5 yrs or more not certain, but I have not been able to figure out why only one strand period is working after trying to change the way I plug them together.
Which type of decorations should I put for a 13 year old girl?
He told me that whatever I get will be special to him, except I don't have money. (lol) So I need to make something. He said he already got me something. Now I'm panicking to get him something special. Help!
I removed the non replaceable fuse bulb and white base with very little difficulty. I replaced the fuse bulb with one of the working regular bulbs back in the white base, folded the wires up like normal and placed it in the string light socket. Should have worked, but light bulb is unlit as still are the six branches.
I am planning a Great Gatsby formal for my sorority. I only have $500 to spend on dessert for 150 people and to decorate a 6,000 sq. ft. venue. Help!
I have a 7 foot pre-lit tree that is in 3 parts. There are entire branches that all the lights are out. I have checked the plugs, they seem to be fine. How do I figure out what the problem is? I tried replacing the bulb in a couple of the unlit lights, they still didn't work.
I bought my pre-lit Christmas tree. It has 3 separate sections that plug into each other. With controls on the lights or a remote you can scroll through 3 functions: multi color, white lights, and fading between the two. My problem is the bottom 3rd of the tree isn't on the same function as the top 2/3.
I need an idea on what I could buy for a man or woman coworker.
I have a 6ft tree in 3 parts. You can have either coloured or white lights. Last year all three sections were the same, but this year I cannot get all 3 sections to be the same, ie. all white or all multi coloured. The 3 sections plug into one main controller and no matter what order I plug them in they are never all the same.
I am receiving an award for 25 years of service. I need some pointers for an acceptance speech.
So I'm turning sixteen in two weeks. I had in mind something active and something that will keep them moving (so there isn't a lot of awkwardness as is the usual for teens) and off their phones! All my guy and girl friends like outdoor/crazy stuff, but it's super cold and skiing isn't exactly great right now.
My boyfriend is turning 20 this month and I'm confused as of what theme I should do for his birthday. We are planning to throw a party in my parents farm house, it's much of an open space. What should I do? :)
I have a pre lit tree. Some of the lights are not working. When I replace them, the new bulbs are very dim. On the same strand, other lights are working fine. Any idea?
Yesterday I strung 6 sets of hanging snowflake lights together outside. Those were plugged into one socket of an outlet. I had 3 other lit up decorations strung together and I plugged those into the other socket of the outlet. A few hours later all of the snowflake lights stopped working.
I am planning a Gatsby formal for my sorority. There will be roughly 150 people attending and it will be held in a 6,000 sq ft (60x100) venue. I would like some tips on decorating and providing dessert, all for under $500! Please help.
My aunt wants an idea for what she should get me for my 16th birthday. She wants an answer tomorrow! I've looked and looked but found nothing I like or want. She says she won't give me money or gift cards. What do I ask her to get me? P.S. I'm not too girly and I'm not into all that girly stuff too much.
We have a pre-lit tree that is several years old. What does it mean when all of a sudden a section of lights starts burning brighter and hotter, then the section goes out? Many of the bulbs in that section look burned. It doesn't appear to be the whole string, just a section.
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and 6 months. He's 15. He loves music, UFC, and food, haha (that's what he told me when I asked). I'm so stuck on what to get him and he won't cooperate with me. Please help!
We've been putting a set of approx. 50 mini lights in our bay window for years and within 2 days, 2 sets have burned out completely, with each bulb blackened. What could be causing this?
My husband is turning 50 on December 17. I don't have much money but I would like to do something special for him. We don't have many friends to invite to the party, but I would still like to make that day special for him. Any ideas?
I have a artificial tree that has about a half of strand of lights that sometimes light and sometimes don't. I don't see any burnt out bulbs and all lights come on when they are on. I have tried using my trusty light gun when they are off. It brings them back to life for about thirty seconds and then they go off again. Any suggestions would be helpful!
I purchased this tree two years ago from Target. It has three sections. None of the sections are lighting at all. I checked to make sure everything is plugged in. It was stored properly and as far as I can tell there isn't anything visibly wrong or incorrect. Any advice other than to restring with lights or buy a new tree?
I need ideas for a smaller church float we have a nativity. The theme is Silver Jubilee Christmas! How do you keep Christ in Christmas in a silver jubilee?
I just bought a 7ft per lit Holiday Time tree. I set it up and plugged it in and only the bottom is lighting up. I plugged all sections in seperately and they all work except the middle. I swapped the fuses in the plug and it still works. Supposedly if a bulb burns out they still stay lit. What could be wrong?
I have a Holiday Living 7.5 foot pre-lit Englewood pine tree, model #W14L0330. This tree is suppose to switch from white lights to color lights, or you can have white or color only. Now that tree is up it quit working ...
I have a pre-lit tree that is about 3 or 4 years old. I put it together and plugged it in. None of the lights work? How do I fix it?
My daughter is turning eleven. She has a boyfriend and wants to invite only him! But she doesn't have any ideas on what to do.
I am turning 14 on the 19th of December. I don't know what to do! My theme is 1D!
I have been dating my boyfriend for 4 months now and need a cute, creative, but not cheesy Christmas gift. He's 17, plays hockey, golfs, and plays Xbox. I have already gotten him cologne for his birthday and don't really want to get him anything in that category.
I have a 2 year old pre-lit tree from Lowe's. All three sections of lights seem very dim this year. Any ideas on why?
I need some electrical help! I am trying to replace burnt out bulbs on my tree. However with one row of branches, every time I replace a bulb, the whole branch turns off.
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'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.