Pool Party Time!

There's nothing like a pool party on a hot day! Great food mixes with fun with your friends mixes with the refreshing setting of the pool, making it the perfect summer get-together. So now that the warm months are here, it's the perfect time to throw one. Putting one together at the last minute can seem a little tricky, but with a few key ingredients, you'll be able to throw the perfect event for you and your friends! First, make sure to plan a venue. If you have your own pool, then you're all set, but if you're wanting to book a public pool for an event, then make sure to call ahead and make the reservation. Next, plan your guest list. You can't have a party without people, and if you are organizing a last-minute party, it's important to first identify who you want at your party and get invitations sent out to them so that everyone can set aside the time to make it. Put together your list of invitees, and then get to work letting them know the important details of wh…
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Fun Things to Do Besides Games at a Baby Shower

So many baby showers seem to revolve around the same games. If you're looking to break away from the tradition of playing games there's actually a lot of low cost, and low maintenance activities you can do that'll keep your guests entertained. Here's a list of fun and memorable things to do at a baby shower that doesn't involve games, opening gifts, and eating. Gender Reveal  One of the most exciting things to do besides games at a baby shower is to have the gender reveal right there at the party. Have your doctor write down boy or girl on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and give it to the person in charge of the baby shower. They can create a fun way to reveal the gender at the baby shower. One way to reveal the gender is to have the inside of the cake blue or pink. They could also fill a big box with blue or pink balloons. At the party the parent, or parents will open the box to have the gender revealing balloons float out. Video Message With moder…
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The Benefits of Having Your Child’s Birthday Party at Home

A self-hosted birthday party lets you and your child build a wonderland that is uniquely your own. You get to go on a planning adventure together, adding every piece of magic until you have an event that expresses both of your personalities. The result is not enjoyed solely on the day itself, only to vanish in the aftermath of candy wrappings and leftover red velvet cupcakes.  Instead, the organizing phase creates a new bond with your child and memories that don’t disappear quite as easily as a single day at the local picnic grounds would. Control, Creativity, and Simplicity Children often have more fun with their gift wrappings than their gifts. For them, life is all about the fun, not the cost and frills. Filtered into party philosophy, that means they only want to feel treasured--and do plenty of splashing and bouncing. Keeping things simple is unlikely to spoil the fun and nor are mistakes. Lack of caring will, though, and that’s what party hosting companies are g…
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14 Ideas for the Perfect Valentine’s at Home

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to focus on that special someone. It can get a little distracting when you are not the only couple out with the same ideas. Do something a little different for the night. Don't go out with the rest of the crowds, stay home and have a romantic and intimate evening just the two of you. Create the mood. A perfect night at home starts with the setting. Set out candles and turn those bright lights off. Set out love notes, hang them from the ceiling, set them on table to look at as you eat. Cook your meal together. Choose a menu that that is unique, one that you both can make every year. Turn it into a tradition reserved for Valentine's Day. A bonus, you will never have to worry about you'll do for dinner on this special day again. Get the right movie. A perfect night at home needs the perfect movies. If you are going to have a movie night pick a couple great movies for the occasion. Don't go too sappy with the romance. Choose a movie …
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12 Ways to Make a Party Fun for Everyone

Planning a party where the guest consists of both adults and kids can be tricky. You don't want the party to be geared too much towards one group. If the atmosphere is too stale for kids, they will get bored. However, if you focus too much on making it fun for kids, the adults may find the party a bit "childish". The best way to make the party fun for all is to find the perfect balance. There are many things you can do that are fun for each age group. The best way is to keep things natural and simple. Here are a few great tips to help you plan that next party. Plan ahead. Make sure that you are equipped with plenty of toilet paper, wipes, napkins, and all the necessities. Keep them handy too. Set the right tone. Pick a theme that is non-age and non-gender specific. Having a theme makes things easier to plan and organize. Try something such as a game theme, a beach theme, or a winter theme. Clear the place of breakables. Kids will have more fun if they aren't being told to…
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