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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...