Fun Ideas For An All-Adult Party!

Fun Ideas For An All-Adult Party!

If you’re going to be having a party, then you may want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it. The most important thing is that everyone is going to be able to enjoy themselves, and that’s why you’ve got to think long and hard about some ideas to make your party great. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at what some of these ideas are, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Go Do Something Childish

The first thing that we are going to suggest is that you go and do something childish. It’s hard being an adult, and it’s exhausting. It’s for this reason that sometimes we just want to take a step back and do something fun, maybe even a little bit childish. For example, you could all dress up as characters from a film or TV show and have a fancy dress party. Or, you could head out and go bowling, go to a laser quest center, or whatever else you think you might enjoy. The point is for it to be as fun as possible, so something that you used to enjoy when you were a child might be a good idea. Think about the things that you used to love to do, and then choose one for your party.

Hire A Bar

Another thing that we are going to suggest is that you hire a bar. Not everyone drinks alcohol, it’s true, but for those who do, this is going to make the party that little bit better. A company like Party Pony Trailers LLC may be able to help you out here as they have mobile bars! This means that if you want the party to be at your home, but you also want a bar, then something like this is the perfect solution! 

Or, you could simply just have alcohol on the table and allow everyone to mix their own drinks. At least you can be sure they’re going to like what they make for themselves!

Game Night

Finally, have you thought about having a game night? Everyone can get involved, and it can be a super fun idea. Choose a bunch of different games that everyone can play together, and then let the fun begin. Ensure that all the games you’ve got are suitable for the amount of players that you are going to have so that nobody ends up left out. Get some snacks, a few drinks, and this could be the perfect night in for you and your friends. It might not be the same as having an actual party, but it’s just as fun for a small gathering!

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now know some of the fun ideas that we’ve got for an all-adult party. These ideas don’t make up an extensive list, so there are plenty more things that you can do if you would like to. Hopefully, you have a great time, and so does everyone else involved. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Summary

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Summary

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of enveloped, non-segmented, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses that circulate among animals including camels, cats, and bats. Coronaviruses derive their name from their electron microscopic image, which resembles a crown – or corona (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. A coronavirus viewed under an electron microscope. Credit: CDC/Fred Murphy.

Six strains of coronavirus have infected humans, four of which are together responsible for about one-third of common colds. In the past two decades, there have been three global coronavirus outbreaks (1). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), caused by a coronavirus termed SARS-CoV, started in 2003 in Guangdong, China, and spread to many countries in southeast Asia, North America, Europe, and South Africa. Bats are the natural hosts of SARS-CoV; its intermediate hosts are palm civets and raccoon dogs. Early cases of SARS were linked to human and animal contact at live game markets. Transmission occurred person-to-person through droplets produced by coughing or sneezing, via personal contact, and by touching contaminated surfaces. In SARS, peak viral shedding occurs approximately 10 days after the onset of illness, when many patients are hospitalized, which explains why health care professionals have a particularly high risk of becoming infected. SARS-CoV has a R0 of 4, meaning that each infected person spreads the disease to an average of four others, and a case fatality rate of 9.5 percent. Although the virus infected 8,069 persons and caused 774 deaths, the last known case of SARS was detected in September 2003.

Nine years later, MERS-CoV – which causes Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) – emerged in Saudi Arabia. MERS is characterized by sporadic zoonotic transmission from camels and limited episodes of person-to-person transmission. Explosive nosocomial transmission has been linked to single super-spreaders of infection. Almost all cases have been linked to people in or near the Arabian Peninsula.

 Six strains of coronavirus have infected humans, four of which are together responsible for about one-third of common colds.

The symptoms of MERS are nonspecific, but many patients develop atypical pneumonia and severe acute respiratory distress. Up to 80 percent of patients with MERS require mechanical ventilation. Additionally, patients often have prominent gastrointestinal symptoms and acute kidney failure. This constellation of symptoms is due to the binding of the MERS-CoV S glycoprotein to dipeptidyl peptidase 4, which is present in the lower respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and kidney.

Like SARS, health professionals are at high risk of contracting MERS. The disease is still circulating and, to date, has infected approximately 2,500 people and caused 850 deaths. The main factor that controls the spread of MERS-CoV is its very low Rof 1. However, the case fatality rate is very high at 35 percent.

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Scare up a ghoulishly good time with our classic Halloween Party. We’ve incorporated all the iconic elements, such as bats, witch hats and scary houses, then combined them with a traditional color scheme of orange and black. Pops of polka dots and purple keep things whimsical.

 

This party will walk you through the planning process from the invitation to the party favors that are sure to thrill all the ghoulies and ghosties at your party.

 

Batty Halloween Party Invitations

Give these Orange and Black Dots Personalized Invitations even more Halloween personality by adding a Black Bat Sticker. Format the invitation details to include a space large enough for the sticker then attach using foam adhesive for a lifted effected.

Halloween invitations can be very simple or elaborate; the only limit is your imagination! If you have the time to make your own invitations, here are a few ideas you can try:

  • Ghost Invitation – Place a white handkerchief out on a table, and write the invitation information in a spiral around the edges, making sure to leave the center white. When done, wrap the handkerchief around a lollipop (written side out). Fasten with a ribbon or rubber band at the neck of the lollipop, and dot two eyes with a black felt tip marker. Send your ghost invitation in a padded envelope.
  • Pumpkin Invitation – Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation, and tie it with black or orange string to a mini pumpkin (available at most grocery stores). Hand-deliver each guest’s invitation.
  • Candy Invitation – Hide card-style invitations in small jars filled with candy corn. (Pickle jars or small jelly jars work well.) Hand-deliver your invitations to each guest.

Batty Halloween Party Decorations

This Black Bats Tablecover is the perfect jumping off point for all the eerie decorations. Layer it over a Black Polka Dots Tablecover for even more pizzazz.

The best way to make a big impact is to combine a bunch of decorative elements together in one place where the guests will mingle. A backdrop behind the buffet table will leave a lasting impression on the party atendees- they can admire your handiwork while they nibble and chat.

  • For an easy and inspirational backdrop, use this Trick or Treat Stand In. (TIP: tape the included moon photo prop to the backside for a quick decorative addition.)
  • Assemble and hang multiple Paper Fans and ruffled Crepe Streamers to frame the tabletop.
  • Add height and more hauntingly fun detail by flanking the haunted house backdrop with hand-cut foam core tree silhouettes.
  • Transform Mini Black Paper Fans into flying bats by simply attaching hand cut poster board wings to the backside. Hang using monofilament.

Set a stunning and interesting table by layering multiple patterns together.

  • Orange striped wrapping paper becomes an easy table runner when centered over a Black Polka Dots Tablecover.
  • Convert these cute Mini Witch Party Hats into place cards by inserting Orange and Black Dots Personalized Cupcake Picks.
  • Place hat name cards atop a Black Bat Dessert Plate then slip an open Black Bats Luncheon Napkin under each set of layered plates- shop all Black Bat tableware here.
  • Finish each place setting with a Black Bats Plastic Cup, Black Striped Paper Straw, Orange Luncheon Napkin and Black Utensils- shop all solid tableware here.

Batty Halloween Party Food

Gather all the orange and black food items you can. Keeping the color scheme consistent adds greater impact to the tablescape.

  • Print jack-o-lantern faces on transparency sheets then glue to mandarin orange cups for a healthier snack option.
  • Fill Black Bat Cello Bags with cheese balls.
  • Olives and baby carrots are a perfect fit for the color scheme and are another healthy snack choice for guests.

Of course, there has to be plenty of sweet confection choices at the party. Make the options even more adorable by dressing them up a bit in a thematic way.

  • We wrapped candy bars with Black Luncheon Napkins then added twine ties and candy eyes for quick and cute bats.
  • Witch hat cookies are easy to construct. Top an over-turned fudge striped cookie with a chocolate candy kiss. Use white candy melts as the “glue” and to create the “hat band”.
  • Pop Black Candy Filled Straws into an Orange Metal Bucket for a sweet addition to the table offerings.
  • No one will be able to resists these bat cupcakes. For their faces, use candy melts or stiff frosting to attach candy eyes to mini-crème filled sandwich cookies. The wings are made by removing one side from a regular sized crème filled sandwich cookie and splitting it in half. Set the face first then add the wings behind it.
  • Stacked marshmallows become ghost kabobs once a face is drawn on them with an edible food marker.

Batty Halloween Party Activity

Both little and big guests always enjoy something to do after the food has been devoured and these Halloween Tea Light Lanterns won’t disappoint.

Supply guests with white, orange and lime Plastic Cups, shaped cardstock pieces and battery-operated tea lights. Once they’ve trimmed and glued the cardstock pieces to the cups, have them turn on a tea light and set a decorated cup over it. Viola! An instant and safe lantern. Guests can take their creations home as a party favor.

Batty Halloween Party Favor

Simple cardstock shapes turn Plain Favor Bags into these eerily cute goodie bags and, along with their tea light lanterns, can be gifted to guests upon their departure. The addition of an Orange and Black Dots Personalized Sticker give the bags even more party appeal.

Fill these fabulous faces with fun favors such as Orange and Black Striped Lollipop Sticks, Halloween Punch Balls, Eyeball Plastic Balls, Halloween Neon Glow Sticks and Halloween Character Plastic Puzzle Cubes.

CARROT RICE BALL JACK O’ LANTERN BITES

CARROT RICE BALL JACK O’ LANTERN BITES

  

   

 






 

 

 

 

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SILLY APPLE BITES

SILLY APPLE BITES

They’re silly. They’re easy to make. And best of all, they’re allergen-free. No nuts, no gluten, no soy…nada. Just green apples, sunflower butter, sunflower seeds, a strawberry tongue, and a batch of homemade googly eyes (this is always optional but 100% recommended). The great part about making these eyes is that you will have a ton leftover and with Halloween approaching shortly, these babies preserve rather well and get you through the holiday season better than you ever imagined! Just store them in an air-tight container and they are good to go. They boost these simple apple snacks into silly apple bites. I’ll have seconds!

Make snacking fun by turning regular apples into silly apple bites. Your kids will be begging for more and you won’t help but smile at that fun creation you just made with your two hands!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 green apples, each quartered
  • sunflower butter
  • 32 sunflower seeds
  • 23 strawberries, sliced
  • 12 homemade googly eyes per apple bite

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don’t worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sunbutter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one will know.
  2. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.
  3. Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.
  4. Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
  5. “Glue” each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunbutter to stick.
  6. Serve with a smile.


NUTRITION

  • Serving Size: 1 Apple Bite (with no googly eyes)
  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 1g

 

Bring the kid back out of you and indulge in a bite or two with your children. Be careful though, they might not want to share so I recommend, “Hey what’s that?!” tactic and as they look away, grab a silly apple bite and run as fast as you can before they figure out what hit them.


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Decorate Stones like Halloween Monsters

Decorate Stones like Halloween Monsters

Here’s a fun idea for the kids this Halloween! Find flat stones and have them paint them into monsters! All you need is acrylic paint, googly eyes, a hot glue gun, and a black sharpie!

 

Have the kids paint all the stones different colors and let dry. Once dry, use a black sharpie and draw a mouth and teeth. Hot glue the googly eyes on it. Paint a little white in the tooth if you make one. Sprinkle them in the garden! So fun!

 

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