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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 

Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
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Gift Ideas for Crafters
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Ideas for an 11th Birthday Party

My daughter is about to turn 11 in a few weeks. She wants a lot of girls, only girls, over but we live in an apartment. I want to have the birthday party outside of home. Any ideas? They would all help!

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Planning a First Communion Party

Do you have to have it the same day as mass?

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Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas

I turn 16 in May and 3 of my girl friends and I are going to stay at my aunt's house overnight by the pool, but I'm not sure of activities we could do.

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Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party

My 16th birthday is in March and I have no idea what to do. It is probably still going to be cold here, so I can't do anything outside. I'd only have 9 of my friends (girls and boys) there. We don't have a lot of money, so it couldn't be really expensive.

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12th Birthday Ideas

I don't have a car. What should I for her birthday?

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10th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is having a birthday on March 28; she is turning ten. I don't have anything planned. What do I do?

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13th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning thirteen on the 17th of March and I am clueless on what to do, because she has so many friends from school and netball. But I am afraid they won't get along. Please help?

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14th Birthday Ideas

I've been debating a lot about what I should do for my 14th birthday. Last year, I went out to eat, but I only had a couple people show up and most of them just sat on their phones texting each other from across the room.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

My 15th birthday is on March 1st and I don't know what to do. I'm not a girly girl and I don't have that many friends since I just moved to a new state.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa
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Sweet Sixteen Party Ideas

I'm going to sixteen in March and I want a party, but it can't be a dance or anything dance related and it has to be inexpensive because I'm going to a youth conference a week before. Could someone help me out please?

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Hanukkah Recipes
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Planning for Christmas
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14th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is on the 12th of March and I'm looking to have a party with around 20 girls and around 7 lads so there would be between 20-30 people. I would be having it at my house and I would like everyone to be nicely dressed up.

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15th Birthday Ideas

My 15th birthday is coming up soon and I don't know what to do. I thought about renting a place and getting a DJ and inviting friends, but it's too late to find a place. Can anybody help me find other ideas to do for my birthday?

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm having trouble with planning my birthday party. I'm turning 17 on October 20th. For my 16th party I had a get together with my friends and family at the park and this year I want something different. Do you you have any ideas?

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Church Christmas Party Ideas

I've been given a task to organise the party for our church elders at the end of the year. Can you assist me with the ideas?

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 17 soon and don't really know what to have at the party. Most of my friends get bored easily.

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Birthday Gift for My Boyfriend

I really need your help. I'm studying in China and my boyfrnd is in India. We have been in love for the last year and 2 months. His birthday is on February 20th. I have no idea what I should give him. Last year I gifted a shirt for him with the help of one of his best friends.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm having a 14th birthday party and I have no idea what to do for it. I have some ideas, but they're not that fun, like nails and hair. I live in a place where I can't go to places like the park, or a pool, or bowling for that matter.

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Asking a Boy to a Dance

I want to ask my crush to the Valentine dance on Friday. He's in my band and gym class, but I don't know how to ask him. He already knows I like him, but I don't know if he'll say yes or no. Any ideas?

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Pirate Themed Party Ideas
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17th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 17 in like a week and I have no clue what to do. Help!

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Handmade Party Invitations
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Inexpensive 12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 12 and she wants to do something fun, but I want it cheap. She wants to have a sleep over, but our house is small. What should I do?

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Spa Birthday Party at Home

I am turning 16 and was brainstorming ideas for my birthday. One of my ideas was to have a spa party where we set up a little area in the master bathroom where we can do each other's nails, do facials, and talk. At the end of the party I will hand out party favor bags with body lotions, etc.

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2015 High School Graduation Party on a Budget

I'm starting to plan my daughter's graduation party that is about 4 months away. I'm not very creative so I need ideas. We live in Corpus Christi Texas so I'm trying to find a place also. My daughter likes R&B music and dancing. I know I'm hiring a DJ, but that's pretty much all I have now.

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Making Detergent Bottle Santas

Does anyone have the picture and simple specific instructions for how to make a Santa face with beard using yarn, beard, etc. When younger, we made them at a ladies' church circle. They were a huge hit!

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16th Birthday Ideas

I don't know would what my theme for my 16th birthday could be. I have no idea. We are gonna be about 12-15 girls and I want something cool and unforgettable. Can you help me?

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Making a Halloween Card
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Making Clorox Bottle Easter Bunny Baskets

Has anyone found where you can buy the faces for the old fashioned Clorox bottle bunnies?

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Valentine's S'mores Bouquet
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16th Birthday Gift Ideas for Girls
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16th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is on the 18th of March. It's difficult because I just found out I'm a year older which means I will be turning 17 and not 16. But I want to celebrate my 16th.

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Asking Friend to Valentine's Dance

There's a turnabout dance on Valentine's day, and I really want to ask this hockey player. He is one of my best friends, but I can't think of a cute and funny way to ask him.

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Celebrating May Day
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Internet Valentine's Date Ideas

My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 months tomorrow and I need a cute idea for Valentine's Day. He lives across the country and we are both in highschool. I wanted to go see him, but couldn't work it out. So basically I need a cute date idea for us to do (possibly over skype of FaceTime?).

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Jewelry Christmas Tree Instructions

My friend loaned me a magazine with instructions to make a Christmas jewelry tree and pictures. I lent it to a friend who has mislaid it and can't find it. Can you help with the name of the issue? I would like to purchase it if I can.

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17th Birthday Ideas

I have no clue what to do for my 17 birthday.

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17th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is on March 16th and I don't know what I want to do for my birthday. Any ideas?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

It's going to be coed and the theme is magic! I could rent the pool and gym for about an hour, but I also want to have a movie. The girls will have a sleepover and we'd do like a spa night. I'm not sure if I'd want to have the boys over the day after the sleepover or the night before.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

Okay so my fifteenth birthday is coming up quicker than I realized. I'm wanting to throw a party this year since I haven't had a birthday party in a long time. I can't think of something that would really sound fun to do though.

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Easy Inexpensive 14th Birthday Party

My birthday is the day before Valentine's Day and I don't know what to do, but whatever I do we have to end the night off with a sleep over. Something you may need to know about me is I love volleyball and being social. I hope someone can help me.

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Valentine Ideas for a Long Distance Relationship

I was introduced to this girl through a common friend last Christmas. I have been communicating with her via text messages for about a month now and it has been going good, but I would like to move to the next level.

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 in a week and I would like to do something cheap, but I really want the party to be special for her. What should I do? She is a bit of a tomboy, she also likes girly stuff, but she really hates spas!

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14th Birthday Meal Out in Perth

I am taking a fourteen year old birthday girl out with her 11yr old sister and mum, for a fun meal out in Perth Western Australia. We are in the northern suburbs.

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Asking a Guy to WPA

So the WPA dance is coming up and I think I have an idea of what to do. I have this guy friend that goes to another school, that I am 99% sure that I will ask.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Long Distance...
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Going Away Gift Ideas
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Ideas for Daughter's 13th Birthday Party

I have made a deal with my daughter that her 13th birthday must be on a night and with parents (in order to meet her new friends and friends' parents). I was thinking of doing something in the day with just the girls then a BBQ at night with the parents, but I am not sure what to do for the day.

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Mini Cheesy Heart Calzones
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Tween Birthday Party Activities

My daughter is having her birthday. She is turning 11 next week. She is having some friends over for a sleepover, but we don't have any activities. Please give us some ideas.

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Using Old Tea Cups and Saucers at a Tea Party

I would like ideas for how to use old tea cups and saucers at a tea party.

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11th Birthday Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 in March. She doesn't want a party and says she just wants to spend the day with me, her dad, and 3 yr old brother, she doesn't want to invite friends at all. I have no idea how to celebrate her birthday; she's into everything, I mean everything.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas

I turn 17 in November 2015. This my first time planning a party. I don't know what drinks I should give out, since most of my friends are drinkers. I wanted to hand out soda, but I'm stuck on this one.

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Gift Ideas for Wife's 50th Birthday

I am a bit stuck at the moment and need help. My wife's 50th will soon be upon me. I have two sons age 7 and 13. What can I get for my wife from my sons? They are ready and willing to do anything, but money is very tight!

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Planning a Magic Show for a Birthday Party
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14th Birthday Party Ideas

My birthday is coming up in less than 2 months. So I asked my family friend to have a party at her house because mine was too small. There are 20 boys and girls coming over and I have to plan what to do. We're hosting the party upstairs where a pool table and darts table is, but what else could I do?

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2nd Birthday Party Ideas

My little girl is turning 2 in May. She is 4 days older than her cousin. They both like Minnie Mouse and the mother doesn't want to throw a party together and I don't want to do the same theme as she is. I have no idea what kind of party to throw for a 2 year old. What should I do?

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award

I would like to have some idea how to answer after having received an award as best supplier.

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Use Napkins as Placemats
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Winter Party Chili Bar
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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter wil be turning 12 at the end of February 2015. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would most definitely appreciate it. Please and thank you.

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17th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

I'm turning 17 on February 28th. I don't know what to do for my birthday. I need something that will entertain my friends and boyfriend, he gets bored easily. I was thinking of having a bonfire.

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15th Birthday Ideas

I will be 15 this weekend and I don't know what to do. Does anybody have any ideas of what I can do?

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Short on Pre-lit Christmas Tree

I have a 3 year old pre-lit Christmas tree and about half of the lights are completely out. When I took it back to the store, I was told that you must replace any defective bulb, otherwise, more power will be sent to all the other bulbs on the string and they, too, will burn out.

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14th Birthday Ideas

I'm turning 14 in 2 days and have no idea of what to do. Any ideas for something I can do with a group of friends?

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15th Birthday Ideas

I want to celebrate my 15th birthday with a few of my friends, but I don't want to have a party. I want to do something different to what people would normally do. Any ideas?

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Dance Theme for Republic Day of India

I need a theme for a republic day dance.

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award

I will be receiving a prize for the highest percentage on a board exam of class 10, by a organization. So how can I deliver the speech?

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16th Birthday Ideas for 10-20 People

I'm turning 16 on April 22. I'm having a party with boys and girls, and it's very low budget. I want to do something at a park. I don't want it to be a scavenger hunt ...

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm turning 14 on May 1st and just like the other girl I never have any idea what to do so I'm trying to plan it early. Most of my parties have been sleepovers so I'm a bit sick of them now because we never really do anything except watch movies and talk.

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15th Birthday Ideas

I will be 15 on the 4th of February, but I don't know what to do for my birthday. Can you give me some plans please?

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17th Birthday Lunch Suggestions

I'm having my 17th birthday in a few months and I'm going out for lunch. How do I keep my friends entertained while we're there? I know we can talk, but I don't think we'd be talking for the full 2 1/2 hours.

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Ideas for Daughter's 12th Birthday Party

My daughter's 12th is coming up soon and she has no clue of what she wants to do. She doesn't want to have a sleepover or anything that has to do with being near our house.

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Joint 15th Birthday Party Ideas

My best friend and I are turning 15 soon and have the same birthday so we want to have a joint birthday party, but we don't know what to do. Anyone have any ideas?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is having her 13th party in a barbecue area, but we have no ideas of what games we can play in winter?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I wanna do something very special for my 14th birthday and want all my friends thinking it was the best day of their lives. We're all into shopping and the spa, but we think it's gonna be too expensive for such a large group, 25 people, so not shopping or spa.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I have 2 friends and their birthdays are the 2nd of March and 12th of March. I was thinking of doing a joint surprise birthday party for them, but I don't know how I would be able to do it myself and what to do that is cheap.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 in early August. I know that it's months away, but I like having everything planned, so my family and I don't have to worry about it as it gets even closer to time.

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Making a 1/2 Pie for a Half Birthday
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Planning a Family Magic Show

Which type of magic tricks are used by magicians in a family magic show?

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Use Ebay to Buy Gifts

Ebay is a great place to purchase gifts inexpensively. For quite some time, I have shopped Ebay for "new with tag" items that are priced $0.25 to a $5 with free shipping for gifts. Many times, I have paid $1.75 (with free shipping) for new scarves for family members and friends. I have yet to be disappointed with the quality! I make sure to only purchase items from sellers with a reputable reputation that accept returns. It can be a bit time consuming to search for these items but once you find that great deal, it's all worth it in the end!

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14th Birthday Surprise Party Ideas

My best friend is turning 14 on February 16, 2015. She is a wonderful friend who means the world to me, and this year I would like to surprise her with a party. The only problem is I don't know what theme her surprise party will be, and whether or not to invite boys.

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17th Birthday Ideas

My birthday is on October 5th and I have no idea on what I should do for my birthday. I usually spend time with my family, but I would like to have some of my friends to hang out and help me celebrate my birthday! I want to invite only a few people between the ages of 16 to 18 and they are boys/girls.

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Planning a Birthday Party for a Parent
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"I Woof You" Valentine's Day Card
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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter's bday is in 2 weeks and I have no plans. She is a tomboy, but she has kinda girly friends. She does like makeup, freestyle dance, spa, arts and crafts, and baking.

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

My boyfriend is turning 18 on February 28th. Every time I ask what he wants, he says nothing.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm 13 and my birthday is on January 26, but the 24th is the date for the party. I was thinking about a pool party, but I know some girls are insecure about their bathing suits; to be honest I am. I want to please every one.

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14th Birthday Party Theme Ideas

I'm turning 14 in March and have no idea what to do. I mean, I am going to have a party, but don't know what theme I should do.

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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.

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Birthday Party Ideas

So as always I have left my party to the last minute! It happens every year. I have a relatively large house and have over twenty people I could invite. But I am unsure if I want a big party this year. If I have a smaller party I have like 8 main friends that I could invite.

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Decorating Tables for Super Bowl Supper

We are having a souper-bowl soup supper for the senior adult class called the Rockers and I need some ideas on decorating long tables.

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Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas

I want to have a 16th birthday party. My parents are divorced and my dad said he would pay for it, but most of the people that would come would be on my mom's side of the family and she is not willing to help my dad pay.

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Sweet 16 Party Ideas

My sweet 16 is in March, and I don't know what to do. I don't want a huge big party, and I'm only having about 4 really good friends over, all girls. So I would really like some advice. I looked up some suggestions and all I get are big party 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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Chocolate Dipped Wafer Cookies
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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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