Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fun & Glizy New Years Eve Party

This is the magical night that many celebrate and look forward to; the night that allows us to close the door to the past and open the door to a new beginning. 

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve bash at your house, you are probably thinking of ways to glam up this year's event. Here are some fun glitzy options that will be sure to wow your group; 0ur theme this year Glamorous Gold.

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Here are a couple of other simple ideas you can use to create some Hollywood glamor:
  • Scatter votive candles to add brightness and sparkle throughout your rooms.
  • Give your guests top hats and tiaras to wear while they ring in the new year.
  • Add a gold charger to each of your plates to give your dishes a little more pizzazz.
  • Make sure each guest has a champagne flute filled with bubbly for when the clock strikes midnight.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Life goes by way to fast, so this holiday season lets make sure to enjoy some time with family and friends.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Minute Christmas Tips

Can you believe that Christmas is two days away! Is this really happening? It feels like just yesterday we were giving tips on how to host a great Thanksgiving dinner, and now we are onto Christmas. Where does the time go? Hopefully during this time, you have decorated your tree, made your Christmas cookies, wrapped your presents, and hung your stockings with care. If not, then check out some quick and easy tips from some of our favorite websites.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kids Friendly Holiday Activities

Most of the time we spend the holiday's catching up with friends and family, but what do the kids do while we are endlessly chatting away? Let me guess... they are either sitting in front of the TV zoning out, or staring at us completely bored, wondering when they can do something somewhat exciting.

So this year, why not have a fun activity planned for them? Maybe it's decorating their own Christmas tree ornaments or holiday frame. Or you can make your own personal gingerbread house. This is our favorite and has been a tradition in our household for years. It's very simple; all you need is some graham crackers, icing, and candy. The kids will be occupied decorating (and eating) for hours! 

Oh, and here is one more thing that will sweeten the party for both the kids and adults... a hot chocolate bar. Now who doesn't love that?!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Naughty or Nice?

We love planning "friends only" parties because it allows us to be as CRAZY as we want to be. So as we sat around thinking about what to do this year, we kept on coming back to the same question; do we tone it down a bit this year since we are getting wiser (but not older), or do we make this a year to remember. Um...why not do both and have a Naughty and Nice party. Don't know how to play both sides of the coin? Then read on.

Invitations  - You need to send your friends something so they know when to mark their calendar for your soirĂ©e; and while they are at it, they can mark who they thought was Naughty or Nice this year with this personalized card from eInvite.

Desserts - Let's be Nice and leave some cookies out. You can also buy chocolates or truffles that you can label "coal" (only for those Naughty boys and girls).

Drinks - Since this is a Naughty and Nice party, we will not be having milk with our cookies; instead, we will be serving up some sweet adult beverages. Candy Cane Cocktail anyone? 

Gifts - To make the party a little bit more exciting, have a greedy grab bag. Haven't heard of this? Basically each person brings a gift worth x amount (you decide on the amount), then each person takes a turn to pick a gift; they can choose either a wrapped gift or they can steal one that someone has already opened. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Office Holiday Party

Today's post is all about how you can jazz up your upcoming office holiday party. We know that this can be a challenge for a lot of people, so read on to learn how to make it fun, yet still professional. 

First step: Ask yourself where do you want to host this shindig? Do you want to keep it low-key and budget friendly by holding it in your office, or do you want to break out of the monotonous office environment and go to a local restaurant? Regardless what you do, have some fun; decorate it with holiday cheer. 

Second step: Figure out what you want to serve your group. Do you want to have a buffet, or plated meal? Or maybe you just want to serve cocktails and appetizers? Oh, and let's not forget about the dessert (the best part of the meal). Why not contact a local bakery and have these scrumptious cupcakes made?

Final step: Think about how to make the party stand out and be remembered. Maybe you bring in a photo booth. Coworkers can take group pictures that they can display at their desk all year round. Or maybe you hire an outside gaming company and set up an activity like a casino night, where you can play to win raffle tickets. These raffle tickets can be used to win prizes like a iPad, flat-screen tv, gift certificates, etc. (we did both, the photo booth and casino night at our office holiday party last year, and it was a huge hit)!