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Holidays and Parties
Tips and advice about saving money, planning and hosting a party.
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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award
Writing an acceptance speech can be difficult to do, even prominent figures have their own speech writers. This is a page about speech ideas for receiving an award.
Red Hat Society Club Ideas
This is a page about Red Hat Society club ideas. Having fun on a regular basis promotes a happy life. This group for women over and now under fifty, support and encourage women to get the most out of life.
Responding to a Dance Invitation
I got asked to homecoming. Here's how: he asked me if I would go by writing the question on plastic spoons and stuck them all over in my lawn, when I got them all I had to unscramble the letters. I have no idea how to answer him. Please help!
Throwing a Grandma Shower
Any ideas on a grandma shower. My boss is becoming a grandma for the 1st time, we'd like to have a special lunch for her. Any ideas on unique gifts to give her?
Housewarming vs. Open House
What is the difference between a housewarming and an open house? I recently purchased a home, as a first-time homeowner, and I want to invite my family and friends over to see the place.
Planning a dance for my daughter's 13th birthday
My daughter will turn 13 in July and I am wanting to have her a dance for her birthday. I am looking for any ideas on how to decorate the hall. I am also looking for games they can play during the day so any ideas would be helpful. Michelle from Texas
Quilting Skit Ideas
This is a page about quilting skit ideas. Planning a skit for a quilting circle activity or other event takes some creativity.
Leap Year Celebration Ideas
This page contains leap year celebrations ideas. February 29th comes only once every four years.
Luncheon and Tea Party Ideas for Adults
This is a page about luncheon and tea party ideas for adults. Enjoyable adult gatherings can be planned with many different themes and refreshments.
Saving on Alcohol
When we have parties or get-togethers many guests prefer to drink alcohol. Alcohol can get pretty expensive, for example - a 6 pack of Heineken is $8.99.
Saving Money on a Limo Rental
Limos are a popular choice to transport a group of people for a special event, but they can be expensive. This is a page about saving money on a limo rental.
DIY Photo Booth for Parties
With a few props and a background, it can be easy to set up a photo booth for parties. This is a page about DIY photo booth for parties.
Grandparents' Day Table Decorations
This special day to honor grandparents is celebrated on the Sunday after Labor Day in the U.S. This page contains ideas for Grandparents' Day table decorations.
Pirate Themed Party Ideas
This is a page about pirate themed party ideas. A fun adventure party for treasure hunters of all ages can be based on these historical raiders.
Having a Craft Swap Party
This is a page about having a craft swap party. A fugal, fun way to get new crafting inspiration is a crafting supply swap party.
Dealing with Smoking at Family Gatherings
This is a page about dealing with smoking at family gatherings. Finding a mutually acceptable way to deal with smoking at a family gathering can be tricky.
Dressing for a 14th Disco Birthday Party
I'm going to a 14th birthday disco next week. I'm 13 and I don't know what to wear. Any good ideas?
Ideas for a Fall Winery Fest
I need help with ideas for a fall winery fest.
Spring Break Ideas in Europe
My class is organizing a Spring Break, we've 1 year left to go to university. We are looking for some cool places to go, in Europe, but everybody wants to go to Spain (Calpe, Benidorm, Salou, Lloret del Mar...).
Holiday Hosting Tips
This page contains holiday hosting tips. When family and friends come visiting during the holidays, there are lots of ways to make it a special festive time.
End of Year Bonfire Party Ideas
I'm 14 and I'm having a end of year bonfire. I'm only allowed 15 people. It's a boy girl party and my bf and his friends are coming. I don't know what to do other then roast marshmallows and hotdogs and play music.
Party Award Ideas
This is a page about party award ideas. A fun activity for your next party or family reunion is to have an awards presentation. They can be funny or more serious.
Super Bowl Party Foods
This page is about super bowl party foods. Foods that are easy to manage in your lap are a hit for a TV football game party.
Ballroom Dancing Etiquette
I am attending a Victorian Ballroom dance. I want to know how a lady would properly reply to a gentleman when asked to dance.All I can find is how to refuse the gentleman, but I want to know how to politely accept his invitation to dance.Any advice?
Party Etiquette Tips and Tricks
This is a page about party etiquette tips and tricks. Whether attending or hosting a party there are some points of etiquette to keep in mind.
Planning a Dinner Party
This page is about planning a dinner party. Making sure that your guests can enjoy the foods you prepare will make for a memorable occasion.
Sending Thank You Notes
This is a page about sending thank you notes. Sending thank you notes is a perfect way to give a personal message of appreciation to someone.
Make Children's Game Out of Party Cleanup
If you attend or host a fairly large party that leaves lots to cleanup, try asking the children to get involved. Give each of them a trash bag, and offer a prize to the child who fills up their bag first.
What Do I Wear to a Cocktail Party?
How do I dress up for a cocktail party?
Talent Show Themes
I need some themes for talent show. Any ideas? Thank you.
Having Guests Put Their Name on Their Cup
At a party for a large crowd, what would be a polite, cute saying to place on a place card to encourage guest to put their name on their plastic cup so it can be reused when they want another drink?
Club Party Ideas
I am looking for a club party idea that will make people have interest in the party?
Preventing Holiday Snacking
When going to a party or get together, take a small toothbrush and a minty flavored toothpaste. Brushing your teeth acts as a natural appetite suppressant, and anti-snacking strategy because of the mint in the toothpaste.
Can a Parent Sponsor a Housewarming Party for Their Child?
My daughter and her husband bought a house a few months ago. I'd love to have a housewarming for them. Would it be in bad taste if I sponsored it or should it be one of her friends?Thanks for your contributions.
Ideas for a Small Party at Home
I need some cool ideas for a small, at home gathering for a 7 year old and three of her friends.
Cake Inscription Ideas
Can anyone help with a saying to be put on a cake with the theme being "Two Peas in a Pod"?Much appreciated.
When Entertaining, Mark Your Bathroom Door
Making your guests feel comfortable is an important part of hosting a social event and does not stop at offering refreshments. Tie a ribbon or affix something fun from your party theme to the knob of the bathroom door.
Masquerade Ball Fundraiser Ideas
I am looking for ideas for a Masquerade Ball fundraiser.
Craft Ideas for a Chocolate Party
Does anyone have any cute craft ideas that involve chocolate for a large group of girls? The ideas need to be low cost.
Fun Craft Ideas For a Birthday Party
I need ideas for crafts for 11 year old girls at a birthday party?
Inexpensive Party Ideas
I need inexpensive party ideas. I live in Barbados and we don't have a lot of money, so I need ideas that are not expensive.
Homemade Masks for a Masquerade Party
I'm planning a masquerade ball for my 17th birthday! The only problem is, I live in a small town and I'm not sure if all my guests can get masks. The closest place is an hour away!
White and Red Plastic Serving Plates for a Variety of Occasions
I have found that buying plain plastic serving plates and platters at the dollar store are well worth the investment. I have bought them in white and in red. With two sons, it seems that many birthday themes incorporate red (baseball, Spiderman, etc.).
Apartment Warming Party
Has anyone ever hear of an apartment warming party? I was thinking of having one when I get my own place.
International Night Dinner Party
We are planning a dinner party for 10 adults. Our theme is International Night. Each couple will bring an ethnic main dish to share. I'm looking for a game or anything to get people talking that is somehow related to the theme. Not all the guests know each other. Thanks.
Appreciation Party for My Husband
My husband works full-time and takes great care of our family. While doing all of this, he has recently completed his work and obtained his MBA. I would like to have a small family party for him.
Deer Buck Party Supplies
I am looking for birthday plates, cups and napkins with a deer buck on them.
Activities For Sr. Citizen's Prom
What do you do for activities at a Sr. Citizen Prom since most of them can't dance for very long? Ages 60-80.
Prize Ideas For Prize Auction
We are holding a prize auction at a work party and need prizes. Any suggestions of what prizes should be? (something cheap)
Ideas for a Going Away Party
I have a friend who is moving about 100 miles away to another city with her son and husband of 1 year. We are throwing her a surprise going-away party and I would love some ideas for decorations, party favors, etc. for this type of party. Please help! Thanks in advance.
Making Party Favors Using Candles
I am trying to come up with an idea for favors for a women's retreat using a 2 inch candle. Any suggestions? I thought about wrapping it in netting, but can't think of a cute saying for it.
Recipes for Inexpensive Teen Spa Party
I turned 14 a couple of weeks ago and I want to have a spa party that is cheap and fun. Does anyone have recipes or anything else that could help me?
25th Birthday Speech
Can you give me ideas for my speech on my 25th birthday?
Prizes for Theater Contest
So, what would be a nice and cheap prize for a theater contest?
Camping Sleepover Ideas
Please help me with a camping sleepover!
Travel Themed Party
Having a large party with a travel theme. I thought of having each table labeled with different locations. I thought of making large blowup photos of the location, but I don't know what type of container to use. I thought of a vintage valise as a container, but its too expensive.
Ideas for Full House Party
My sister is having a Full house party. Everyone has run out of ideas for food and stuff to do. I would really love everyone's help
Ask Liquor Distributors For Donations
The liquor companies have lots of money for free distribution as advertising. So try to find out who the distributors or their representatives are. When you have your big public event, pitch it to them as part of their target audience or as a charity event to get them to provide you with free liquor.
Thank You Gift Ideas
I have a big "O" birthday coming up in Feb. Okay, I'll be 70! My adult children are giving me an afternoon party, it won't be a big deal just a nice gathering of family and some friends.
Makeshift Warming Tray
Now you can all eat together instead of "the mom" having to reheat each plate. The food now has not cooled off sitting in the serving bowls on the dining table.
Serving Coffee at Holiday Gatherings
Serving Coffee at Gatherings. For Thanksgiving, we had a number of guests at our dinner tables. Rather than purchase a coffee maker that brews large quantities and which would just sit on the shelf...
Half Century Celebration Ideas
Does anyone have any fun and amusing ideas for my half century celebrations, which are taking place in an Indian restaurant. The age and interest range is about as far ranging as you can imagine.
My Dad Has Dementia, Inviting People to His Birthday Party
My Dad Has Dementia, Inviting People to His Birthday Party. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that could help me with my upcoming celebrations for my dad. First of all, my dad is turning 60 and he has dementia so I do not know what to organize for him. I have invited a high school buddy for him but I am worried that he won't remember him.
Dog Bowls as Serving Dishes
When I have my rescue group over (I'm a member of a local dog rescue group) I serve nuts, candy and other snacks in cute dog bowls that have never been used for dogs. Some of these bowls are really cute and everyone gets a kick out of them.
Homeschool Group Party
The Homeschool group I belong too is kind of breaking a part because all the older kids are doing what they want but the rest of us who are mostly around 10-14 years old are still eager too have some group activities.
Questionnaires for a Birthday Party
An activity that we have done at several of my children's birthday parties were to make "questionnaires" that we included in the invitation. The invitees would fill out the form and bring it to the party, where an adult would read them...
Getting People to Show Up for a Party
I have had parties for my childrens B-days, girlscouts, boy scouts ect. but I have never had a good turn out of guests coming. Example: if I invite 25, maybe 3 will show up. This includes my own slibbings. Does anyone have an idea of a way to write the inviteion so more will come or atleast RSVP.
Damage Done During a Party
I had a holiday party at my house and someone flushed two boxes of cheese its down the toilet! Should I make them pay for the damage wich was around $400 or what? Please help me. They also broke 3 pipes and a few of my best wine glasses!
Free Cool Party Invitations
I am going to have my 14th birthday party at a fancy restaurant and I do not know what kind of cool looking cheap invitations to give out! I don't know what they are going to look like or anything! Please post ideas!
Lullabies and Fairy Tales Parade Ideas
I need any ideas to decorate a car for the fourth of July parade! The theme to our car is Lullabies and Fairy Tales (We're adveritising for a local daycare center). We are having people dress up as different characters and such but I need some decoration ideas! We need to decorate our car with streamers, signs, music notes, etc.
Double Birthday Party Dilemma
My daughter is turning 2 in September, we have been talking about and making loose plans for her birthday since we have a few months. My husband brought up the idea of having a double birthday with one of my daughter's playmates because their birthdays are around the same time and because the playmate's family is very small. I didn't agree but said that we would talk about it.
My Two Best Friends Don't Like Each Other
My 11th birthday is soon (20th june) but I don't know what to do because my two best friends don't like each other. Please someone tell what I can do?
Movie Set Catering
I would like your advice on the different type of costs or how much it takes for the catering of a movie set, the cast could be let say 100 to 200 people just to mention an amount. Please give me some info on that. Thanks.
How Do I Thank My Mom
My mom is so happy about my 13th birthday and she is spending sooooo much money. She is taking 5 kids to wild adventures amusement park (www.wildadventures.net) and she is taking us to a Ryan Cabrera concert. We are renting a hotel and staying overnight. I feel really guilty.
Party Supplies Stores
I was wondering if anyone knows of any birthday supply companies who allow you to pay after you recieve your merchandise, I dont carry a credit card. Please help.
Post Prom Party Decorations - Olympics Theme
We are going to have a post prom party in our gym. Our theme will be the Olympics. Can you give me some ideas for decorating. Thank you. Candy from Ne
Take Advantage of Birthday Perks
Check and see which restaurants offer the birthday person a FREE desert or a discount coupon on a meal. They usually will sing Happy Birthday too!
January Birthday Party
I have a birthday party to plan for January 3rd. It is an office party for our woman administrator. She love Americana and Country stuff. I need ideas for decorating without having to go out and buy Americana items at top dollar. Help. Mary Ellen
Keeping Champagne in the Glass
If champagne starts to fizz over while you are pouring it, discreetly, dip one of your fingers into the glass. By Jazzlyn
Cookie Cutters as Napkin Rings
Inexpensive cookie cutters make cute seasonal napkin rings. By Linda
It's My Party
Parties range from quick get-togethers to very elegant, formal affairs. If you are the host/hostess, the bulk of the responsibility lies on your shoulders. So make an impression that will knock the socks off of all your guests. You are not a professional caterer - you don't have to be. A few simple tricks or tips and you are an entertainment specialist.
Combine School Birthday Parties With A Friend
A local indoor soccer center hosts parties and was reasonably priced, especially once we split the cost in half! It was a large enough space that both kids could invite as many friends as they wanted.
Party on a Penny
There are great ways to save on children's parties and still make the kids smile. Whether it's a birthday party or a themed slumber party, save money and gain smiles.
My daughter recently had a 4th birthday party. We invited 3 of her friends and painted handprint flowers on pillowcases. We painted as soon as they arrived and by the time the party was over, the paint was dry!
Preparing an Award Acceptance Speech
I'm getting an award of 2nd rank in HSC at my academy. So I want to ask how should I deliver a speech for the award acceptance?
Thank You Speech Ideas
I am trying to write a thank you speech to my coaches, family, friends, and teammates for my signing and I just need somewhere to start. Anyone have any ideas?
Service Award Speech Ideas
I am receiving an award from my employers for length of service and commitment. I would like help with a very short speech to thank my employers.
Best Teacher Award Speech Ideas
I'm getting a best teacher award at my school and the head office wants me to give a small speech. So can someone please give me some ideas for it? And I am so scared to speak in front of 100 people. How should I perform it nicely?
Thank You Note Ideas for Award
I am winning an award for best playschool in the whole city. I want put it up on my Facebook page along with my pic with award. What should I write? I also want to thank parents, my teachers, and staff without whom this would not be possible. How do I thank them?
Speech Ideas for Fundraising Achievements
I a being honored at college for successful fundraising and have to give a speech. Help!
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