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DIY New Year’s Eve Bash on a Budget – FREE Templates and Printables

 Christmas is over, Santa's come and gone, the last gift opened, and the Christmas feast eaten; it's time to plan for a New Year's Eve Bash!  Here are some tips and ideas to help you plan your last party of the year without blowing next year's entertainment budget. 1.  Put away the Christmas stuff to keep the focus on New Year's.  You can re-purpose and re-paint some Christmas items to fit a New Year's Eve theme.  Your decor should be black and white or pastels with metallic gold ...

Tree Trimming Party

Christmas is a time for family and friends, we all love to get together during the holiday season.  If you're looking for an excuse to throw a quick informal get together with friends and family how about a tree trimming party? It shouldn't take long to organize and should be relatively inexpensive to host.  Best of all you get the tree trimmed while visiting with friends and family! Here are some ideas to get you plan your tree trimming party! Since it's a very informal gathering you can ...

Host a Cookie Exchange! Free Cookie Recipes!

The holidays aren't complete without cookies!  Lots, and lots of cookies! Cookies are not one of my favorite things to make, but every year at this time I get out my cookie sheets and make several types of cookies.  It's a lot of work! To cut down on some work and still get a variety of cookies it's a great idea to have a cookie exchange.  Invite friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers for a couple of fun filled hours to get together and exchange their favorite ...

DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables

The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded.  What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table. Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is on Friday.  It's not to late to throw a Halloween party.  When my kids were young we used to throw a pre-trick-or-treat party, it was lots of fun! Consider inviting friends over for pot luck, it makes it easier to feed excited kids.  And making one dish to share is easier than preparing the whole dinner yourself. A few games before hitting the streets gets the evening off to a good start.  Then wind things down after trick-or-treating by sharing a good Halloween ...

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Unlike any other spaghetti recipe Filipino Style Spaghetti is quite different and simple, no herbs and no other spices and a little bit sweet cause it is really cooked specially for kids, famous for every events, parties and celebrations in Philippines. It is very simple recipe and you don’t have to be an expert to prepare and cook this Filipino Style dish. As I told you, this is a very simple dish, so I decided to share to you my own version of Filipino Style Spaghetti with a twist. I’m ...

Be The Perfect Guest: Appropriate Behavior and DIY Hostess Gifts

  It's sad but I've hosted many events where there is someone who behaves so poorly that I make a note never to invite them back.  I still have some folks whom I don't speak to due to their rudeness at my son's wedding, and that was over 3 years ago!  During the upcoming holiday season many of us will find ourselves guests at various holiday functions.  Whether it be Thanksgiving dinner with family, an office Christmas party, or a friend's New Year's Eve bash it is important to ...

Sesame Street Cookie Buffet

Last week on a trip to Houston to plan my mother's 80th. birthday party for next summer my daughter and I had literally 24 hours to plan and put on a Sesame Street themed party for my sister.  My mother was throwing a birthday party for my sister who has special needs.  When we arrived we found out that my sister really wanted a themed party but my mom just doesn't do themes, her idea of a party is very different form ours.  We wanted to make this party special so we asked my sister what ...

DIY Cookie Buffet

I love candy, cookie, dessert, and all other sweets buffets or bars.  All types of buffet/bars are a great way to show case foods and make an impressive display at any event.  I also love the idea that guests can choose their own goodies to eat at the event or take home.  It's a wonderful way to thank guests for attending. We try to include some type of bar/buffet at all our indoor events and some of our outdoor ones as well.  You can actually make virtually any kind of buffet you ...

Grad Party Bar/Station Ideas – FREE Printables

It's that time of year again, graduations.  Many folks are busy planning graduation parties to celebrate this milestone.   One of the most important ingredients to a successful party is the food so many hosts and hostesses spend hours agonizing on what to serve. Whether your doing the cooking or having the event catered you still have to decide what you're serving and how you're serving it, specially if you're hosting a lot of people at your home.  When we host large events at home we ...