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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 

Boyfriend's 18th Birthday Gift Ideas

My boyfriend's 18th birthday is coming up, I have no idea what I should get. He is in the Army, he loves to hunt, fish, he plays video games sometimes, he likes Penn state and the Steelers.

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Zucchini Halloween Decorations
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Decorating a White Rainbow Tea Table

My color is white and I have 3 days to figure out decorations and food. Can you please give me some ideas?

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Making a Super Grover Costume
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Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids
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Buy Halloween Candy for Christmas

The day after Halloween, get as much candy you can for half price. Get only the ones that are not Halloween looking and then freeze the candy. Watch as your kids scream with delight on Christmas morning when they see their stockings!

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13 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 13 and she wants to invite about 15 people both guys and girls. We are having a hard time picking a theme. Any suggestions?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter recently broke her leg and it's right before her 13th birthday. I'm trying to come up with fun things to do for her birthday. If anyone has any ideas that would be great thanks.

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Asking a Girl to Homecoming
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Kid's Halloween Craft Ideas
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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter wants a more fun and crazy party for a 12 year old; what do I do?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is stressing through her 13th birthday. She doesn't know what to do. She wants to invite some boys and some girls. She doesn't want too much money spent, but also fun though.

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Making a Snowman Nitelite
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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I have no idea what kind of party I want for my 16 birthday party. It's on the 27 of September. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11. She wants a baking party, a sleepover party, a cooking party, a spa party, a campfire party, and a hot tub party. But she can't decide. Her birthday is in 1 week; what should I do?

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13th Birthday Surprise Party Ideas

I want to throw a surprise party for my friend. I want it to be special because I have known her for so long, and she wants to invite 50+ people. I don't know what to do. She is a girly girl and a little bit of a tom boy.

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5th Birthday Party Ideas
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Chocolate Dipped Peeps
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11th Birthday Theme Ideas

My daughter will be turning 11 in October. We are in need of some good birthday ideas that we haven't already done.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 in a month or so and I need some ideas for what to do at my party! I feel like having a formal party. Is that a little weird for my age? Please help.

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Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas
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Making Luminaries
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Surprise 50th Birthday Party Ideas

My husband is turning 50 next year and I would like to surprise him with a nice party. We have a big family with little kids included.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 on the 22nd of this month and I'm having a BBQ and a chocolate fountain at my birthday party. I'm inviting a bunch of girls and guys and I don't know what else to do for my birthday to make it more fun. I also don't wanna spend a lot of money. What should I do?

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Outdoor Movie Sleepover

Invite a couple of your friends and have a party in your back yard. Just build a fire for marshmallows, get a projector and a white surface and have popcorn. Watch a movie outdoors and spend the night there.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 in November. I don't know what to do for my party. I want to think ahead of time because I live in Serbia and nobody here has sleepovers and everything but the movie theater is far away.

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Buying Presents for Grown Children
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Homecoming Decorating Idea

I need an idea to decorate outside by the gym door entrance. The theme is "Glow Fight Win". I have a laser show for inside, but need outdoor decorations. This is for the homecoming dance. Thanks.

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Joint 14th Birthday Party Ideas

My friend and I have decided to have a joint 14th birthday party, but we aren't sure what yet. Any ideas for something fun, but inexpensive, something original, not like a sleepover. Thanks.

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October 14th Birthday Ideas

My 14th birthday is on October 30, but I don't really want to have a Halloween theme. I was thinking maybe a dress up party, but it might get too gross and sweaty with the costumes. Any other ideas?

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Thank You Speech for Mother's 80 Birthday
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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter it having her 12th brithday party on the 20th-21st of September. She doesn't want a girly party as she is inviting boys. She wants a wet theme, but our pool will be too cold at the time of the party. Could I please have some ideas. There are approximitly 14 people coming.

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My friend's daughter is turning 12. She has no clue of what to do for her birthday party. She has already done the spa theme and Halloween party (birthday is in October). Any suggestions?

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15th Golden Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 15 on the 15th of September and have no idea on what I should do. I don't really have enough friends to do something big.

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's Birthday

My old boyfriend of 5 months will be 18 in some days to come and I do not know what to get for him 'cause he seems to have everything. He loves basketball very much and his favorite team is Miami Heat. I thought of perfume or body spray, but he has a lot.

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80s Theme Costume Party

For my 15th birthday party, I organized a theme party where I asked everyone to bring some clothes and/or accessories from the 80s. We shared clothes and accessories; we even did each other's make-up!

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Homemade Christmas Presents for Adults
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Homecoming Float Ideas

I need a really good idea. I'm part of the Bulldog Nation and we are going up against the Tigers. I need an idea fast?

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Mini Halloween Tree Ornaments
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Red Hat Society Club Ideas
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Gift Idea for My Boyfriend's 18th Birthday

I really need your help. My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5 months. His 18th birthday is in two weeks and I don't know what to get him. He's really into music and he plays a guitar.

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16th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 16 on September 18th and I live in Florida. I'm not sure what to do and how many friends to invite. It will be all girls because I don't think any guys would come. Any suggestions?

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Mini Felt Witch Hat
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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I will be turning 15 on December 15th. I need ideas please, preferably nothing over a $200 budget. (Mostly because of Christmas being around the corner). An outdoor type deal wouldn't be the best because you can't really plan that far ahead while living in capital Texas in the winter.

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Frugal Anniversary Travel Ideas
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15th Birthday Ideas

My 15th is in 5 days now. I planned on going to a play hosted by my theatre class, but that's about it. I don't have too many friends that I think would show up to any of my events, and I definitely want to stay away from my family as much as possible. Any ideas?

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15th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is coming in 10 days and I have no idea what to do. I live in Singapore making everything a bit harder to organize and more expensive! I was thinking of something fun, need ideas on what to do.

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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is 12 already (her birthday was in July), but we haven't had a party yet. She want's something with friends that is also safe for her 2 year old sister. She also wants to have a wet party, but our pool is way to small.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 September 10 and need to hurry up and think of an idea. There's gonna be boys and girls, but I don't have very many close friends so it wouldn't be a very big party. At the most there will be like 8 people or around that number. So please help idk what to do!

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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?

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Google Eyed Pencils
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Flower Themed Baby Shower Ideas
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Flower Themed Baby Shower
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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.

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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.

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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?

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Origins of a Golden Birthday

Where did the idea of a golden birthday come from?

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Summer Shark Fruit Bowl
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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!

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11th Birthday Party Game and Activity Ideas

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

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Chocolate Dipped Peeps
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Frugal Halloween Tips
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Celebrating a 57th Golden Birthday

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

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Hosting a Fairy Tea
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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.

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Gag Gifts for Family Reunion
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Making a Styrofoam Snowman
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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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Fairy Butter

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

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Making a Paving Stone Snowman
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Making a Peeps Headband
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Holiday Gifts Ideas for Every Gardener
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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.

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4th of July Scrap Fabric Garland
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'Makeover' Themed Birthday Party Ideas
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Regifting Tips
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Cub Scout Banquet Decorations
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Fireman's Banquet Decorations
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Painting Glass Ornaments
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Anniversary Toast

Who makes the toast for the couple?

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Making a "Let It Snow" Window Frame
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Making a Santa Hat Purse
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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.

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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.

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Cheerleader Banquet Decoration Ideas
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Crazy Hat Tea Party
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Creating a Christmas Newsletter
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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.

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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!

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Pumpkin Patch Locations
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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.

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Theme for 2 Year Old Child's Golden Birthday

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

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Making Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas...
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Planning an 11th Birthday Party

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

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Summer Shark Fruit Bowl
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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.

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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?

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Table Decorating Ideas
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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?

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Party Themes for Adults
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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?

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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!

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4th of July Mesh Wreath
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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.

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Natural Herb Centerpiece
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Blooming Gift Ideas
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Crafts Using Candy Canes
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Hosting a Halloween Murder Mystery Party
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