Planning a birthday party for a toddler is pretty easy to do. Choose a theme, send out tine invites, buy some snacks, and let them play. But what do you do though when your tween wants to have a party, and understandably does not want a kid party? Start out by talking to your daughter or son and ask them what they would like the party to be like, what kind of things they'd like to do, and the types of food they want to serve. You can still include a theme - try one of these European options ... Continue Reading
European party ideas for your tween – transitioning from kid party to something a little more sophisticated.
You can be politically active without prescribing or associating with one particular party
Many people, including myself, shy away from politics because they do not feel they can commit themselves completely to one party’s prescribed belief system or goals. I find myself on the fence in many issues. I may agree with a particular candidate on 3 out of 5 of their policy platforms but agree with another candidate on the other two. So what does that mean? Does it mean I am a hypocrite because I cannot whole-heartedly pour myself into one particular party? I believe the answer is ... Continue Reading
Sweet treats for you next classroom birthday party – without the cupcake and cake.
Sending a birthday treat into the classroom each year for my kids has always been a challenge. Classroom rules have changed and many schools do not want you to send in cupcakes or sweets. I guess the teachers got sick of dealing with all the kids on a sugar high. I just don’t understand. Seriously, I do not blame them in the slightest; I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes either. But they took the easiest solution away from us moms, so what now? Kids are picky and you want to appeal to the ... Continue Reading
Try these yummy appetizers at your New Year’s Eve party – they are sure to be crowd pleasers.
Nothing says party like a festive atmosphere, good friends, and delicious food. Appetizers are a fantastic choice to serve at your New Years Eve party for a number of reasons. Many of the appetizers you can make well in advance, so when your guests arrive all the cooking is done. Appetizers also provide a wide variety of choices and even the pickiest eaters will find something they enjoy. Best of all, appetizers can be eaten anywhere – you do not need to worry about having a place ... Continue Reading
Be the DJ with these music tips to help rock your New Year’s Eve party.
Can you believe that it's almost time for New Year's Eve for 2012? Where did the time go? I swear it seems like just yesterday we were preparing for Y2K. Technology did not explode at that time, and now 11 years later we are quite a bit more emerged than ever before. In 2000 were no iPhones, Pandora, Netflix and other things to keep us entertained. With the exception of the past couple of years, I am usually a home body on New Year’s Eve. I love to attend house parties thrown by friends, or ... Continue Reading
Don’t make a misstep this season at the annual office holiday party.
It’s that time of year - the dreaded office party. Whether you bring your significant other or fly solo, the business holiday party often can make or break careers - one wrong move, or one cocktail too many - and you are the talk of the party, and NOT in a good way. You’re here to have fun, and you should. Just not too much. And what should you wear? Here are my tips on how to make it through the season without a fashion misstep: Clue into the Boss(es) A good rule of thumb to follow ... Continue Reading