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Top 10 Tips for a Rockin’ Fourth of July Celebration

The Fourth of July is always full of fun and excitement, for kids, grandparents, and everyone in between. This year, make your Independence Day celebration extra special with 10 great tips to cover the entire day, from decorations to food to games.   Set up a red, white, and blue beverage station with Watermelon Mint  Continue Reading »

American Legion Celebrates America: Honor the Past, Celebrate Today

Both my uncles served in the military — one with the Navy (the Tet Offensive in Vietnam), the other in the Air Force. I didn’t know much about this as a young girl, but I began to piece it together recently.   I remember walking into their favorite legions and suddenly they were entirely known  Continue Reading »

Show Your Residents a Roaring Good Time: 1920s Party Ideas!

The first time I heard anything about mobsters in our family, I was a little skeptical. I sat in an air-conditioned rambler in Arizona, listening to my great-uncle reminisce his childhood. I soon came to find that a story was unfolding right before me as he spoke.   As a little boy, probably around age  Continue Reading »

Carnival Planning Guide

School carnivals are a great way to raise funds, build community spirit, encourage interaction among families, and reward students. They can be held by an individual school or an entire school district, and can range from very simple to an extravagantly themed festival. Whatever type of carnival you choose, plan ahead and use this guide  Continue Reading »

Spooky Halloween Treats

Treat your ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to some scary snacks this Halloween! They will love sinking their fangs into Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Graveyard Dirt, and Jack-O-Lanterns. They can wash all those great treats down with some Purple Punch. Roasting Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 2  Continue Reading »

Birthday Party Tips

Birthdays are the most celebrated event on earth!  Make yours extra special, by honoring the birthday person and entertaining the guests. For easy planning, use this Birthday Party Checklist: Invitations Create unique and personal invitations with photos. Include a small token, a balloon or blowout with the invitation. Song lyrics or common phrases are a  Continue Reading »

A Royal Tea Party

  With the Royal Wedding fast approaching there’s a lot of Buzz about english traditions. Why not celebrate like the Royals. Who doesn’t love the fanciful fun; dressing up in pretty hats and tiaras, drinking tea and dining on cookies & crumpets. Who to invite? If you have children, this is a great play date!  Continue Reading »

Retirement Party Tips

  Invitations Create unique and personal invitations with photos. Send an index card and ask each guest to write down a memory or funny story about the Retiree and bring it to the party. Put out a Card Box for the memory cards, or put them all in an album with photos from the party  Continue Reading »

Link-O-Loons Tutorial – Heart of Hearts Ceiling Mobile

INTRODUCTION This design is very long lasting since the balloons are all filled with air. For precision-sized balloons that are filled fast and perfect every time, I prefer to use a Conwin Precision Inflator with nitrogen. The Duplicator 2 or Dual Split Second Sizer works with latex and foils and is perfect with helium or  Continue Reading »

Decorating Safety

As you get ready to decorate for that big event or party you’ve been planning, keep safety in mind when putting up your decorations. Here are some helpful reminders : Remember to keep exits clear of obstructions and well lighted. Open flames can be a hazard too, especially near luau decorations. Substitute with flameless candles  Continue Reading »

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