Category Archives: Party Planning

Hello, Spring!

Spring was, by far, my grandmother’s favorite time of year. She would recruit my mom to set up her birdfeeder as soon as it was possible. For students, it means cabin fever sets in and they can stretch their legs while they take a break from studying. Birds return to their homes after a long  Continue Reading »

Sr. Living Spring Event Essentials

There is nothing like the first smells of green leaves returning and warmer weather just around the corner! My grandma was born in spring, and it was also her favorite time of year — her hobby was birdwatching, and the small bird feeder outside her apartment window was cleaned out and filled with fresh seed  Continue Reading »

National Volunteer Week Thank-You Ideas

The time is coming up fast for the week that you want to honor the volunteers in your organization or events!  The dates are set: April 6th thru the 12th 2014.   How can you express thanks to people who give their free time for the elderly for no monetary gain? Volunteers in this field  Continue Reading »

St. Patrick’s Day Decorations!

I always looked forward to S.t Patrick’s Day when I was a little girl — it meant that something exciting was coming! We either did crafts, had fun snacks, or drew fun pictures — and now, I look back on that with warmth and fondness. It seemed like there were an endless collection of things  Continue Reading »

St. Patty’s Day Party Crafts

St .Patrick’s Day is a great time to get crafty! From the simplest of paper folding projects to the most elaborate leprechaun replicas, families and schools and many more participate in creating fun projects.   In this, we want you to have access to some ideas for what to do with your school, children, and  Continue Reading »

St. Pat’s Dessert Recipes!

It’s time to bring in that luck again this year! Even though I haven’t had a huge heritage/history with the good ol’ Irish, my relatives would always tell me about their traditions of having corn beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s Day. For those with more of a sweet tooth (and less cabbage), here are  Continue Reading »

Going Back to Hollywood: Glamour for Everyone!

When I think of stardom and who has achieved it, my mind goes several places. The first, would be toward people like Madonna or Brad Pitt. They are considered to be household names, at least by most people. The second avenue, however, is the classic Hollywood stars that set a standard for generations to come. The  Continue Reading »

Remember the Sock Hop? Recreate Fab 1950s Party Themes!

From the picture above, our cultural memory has an image of the 50s. Diners, jukeboxes, malt shops, drive-ins, rock ‘n roll, racing cars – all these things conjure up images of simpler times when the US was enjoying an era of post-war prosperity. This was the time when many residents were in the prime of their years  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 »

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