Category Archives: Party Planning

National Nursing Home Week 2015: Bring on the Fiesta!

National Nursing Home Week is May 10-16th and the American Health Care Association has announced this year’s theme: Bring on the Fiesta! Resources have been posted and the planning can commence! And, with the official subtheme of “Speaking the language of ‘Familia, Vida and Amor’” (Family, Life and Love), there are multiple ways residents can  Continue Reading »

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  Thanks to some witty friends over at MentalFloss, we can shine some light on facts that might have slipped past history class. See for yourself what you thought you knew, and what stuff of legend still rings true…   Patrick, or “Patricius”, wasn’t his name until he became a priest. It was actually Maewyn.  Continue Reading »

87th Annual Academy Awards: Coming to a Party Near You!

  The Oscars are fast approaching on February 22nd! Having a party set up can make the event more enjoyable, classier, and it gives you a chance to show off some old-fashioned glamor of your own. Here are some ideas:   Create ballots for guests to complete. Hand out statuette favors to each guest who  Continue Reading »

National Activity Professionals Week, January 18th-24th, 2015

  Theme for 2015: “One of the Team—One in a Million”            It’s hard to imagine sometimes the stress that can come with planning a party. The more people, the more factors. This is the position Activity Professionals are in year round.   Enlist some help this week! Here are some  Continue Reading »

President’s Day: Quirky George Washington B-Day Facts

  We all know the basics about George, right? His birthday is coming up on February 16th! Here are some things that your history class might have skipped:   1) He didn’t wear a wig. That was all his real hair—he just powdered it.   2) No one will ever surpass him in military rank.  Continue Reading »

Kick those post-Christmas blues!

    Don’t let the passing of Christmas get you down! There’s plenty more you can do to celebrate and have fun in the days and weeks to come. Here’s a sample of some unique and funky holidays you can use to celebrate the new year:   January 4th – Trivia Day 8th – English  Continue Reading »

Paper! Paper! Paper!

  The holidays are coming sooner than we realize – and that means that bringing out the decorations and planning for plenty of festive, fun community events and gatherings.  It can be stressful – and small items and details add up quickly. It’s a common picture to feel and see a scramble in the midst  Continue Reading »

Beat the Heat with National Ice Cream Month!

It may seem like a no brainer that July – often the gateway month into the “dog days of summer”—would be the month when people celebrate a refreshing cone of ice cream! But until 1800, ice cream was an exotic treat only for the ones wealthy enough to access it. Once WWII came around, ice  Continue Reading »

Mother’s Day Comes to Retirement/Senior Living Communities!

  There is something special about Mother’s Day that embodies the time of year it comes in — it seems only fitting that this holiday would be in a season when greenery, flowers, and lively animals are fully vibrant, beginning to rise from the ground and the trees. I cannot imagine the void there is when  Continue Reading »

National Nursing Home Week Ideas: Luau Vacation Fun!

Tropical luaus are some of the most fun parties to throw. The colors are bright and vivid, the snacks are refreshing, and the scenery is breathtaking! And, when you give your residents the opportunity to travel island style to the best vacation destinations, it can give them a whole new level of fun and stimulation.  Continue Reading »

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