Thursday, July 2, 2015

Last Minute July 4th Tips

1. Use water balloons to create an ice chest for your drinks.

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2. Skip the tape and add some weights to your tablecloth to keep it secure.

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3. Use ice cream cones to bake a small cupcake inside and add a scoop of ice cream to top it off. Easy. Fun. Delicious.

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4. Here's a festive way to serve up your drinks this July 4th holiday. Try a layered drink -- using three drinks with varying sugar content.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

July 4th Tips/Tricks

1. Sparkler Shield

The picture says it all! Use this to protect the hands of your little ones.

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2. Firecracker Cookies

Why didn't I think of this? 
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3. Photograph Writing With Sparklers

Here's a how-to on how to capture this beauty: thecollegeprepster.com

Source: www.thecollegeprepster.com





Thursday, June 18, 2015

Father's Day Ideas - 2015

1. Get the kids involved!

Give the kids some chalk and let their imagination run wild.

Source: http://www.babble.com/home
2. Transparent Photo Candle

Here's an easy DIY project that only requires a few materials and a little love: 

Source: http://www.thevintagepearl.com
3. Easy Cake Idea -- (Even Sarah Kay can do it!)

Source: http://www.weliketolearnaswego.com/


Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Delly" Trays

Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova is pretty popular these days. He has helped lead his team during the NBA Finals. If you're looking for a way to celebrate his success -- serve up some "Delly' trays at your watch party.

1. Keep it simple. A few meat selections -- paired with a variety of your favorite cheese options. If you need some help or ides -- check out this "how to" website.

Source: http://www.bagginsgourmet.com/catering/

2. Deli Salad Tray

Not a fan of meat? Or maybe you want something different? Pair of some of your favorites deli salads (example: potato salad, egg salad, pasta salad) together.

Source: http://www.stardeli.net/quality-catering-services
3. Unique Deli Creations

Delly is unique and works well with others. So it makes sense to create some incredible combinations. Here's 31 ideas to get you started. 

Source: http://greatist.com/eat/new-healthy-sandwich-recipes


Thursday, May 28, 2015

NBA Finals Party

If you can't be at the game, why not make memories on your home court?

Here's a few ways to make some lasting memories with family and friends: 

1. Basketball Sign In: 

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2. Pick A Basketball Stadium Menu:

Dunk 'em!

Or try some nachos, soft pretzels and even some cotton candy. 

Source: http://www.foodrepublic.com


3. More Game Day Fun

Add a little friendly competition when you get together. Buy some fun gifts and create a list of guessing games -- like "who will make the first shot?"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day: Quick, Simple Ideas

You may have a cooler for your drinks, but have you thought about a way to keep your food cool? Simply inflate a kiddie pool and fill with ice.

Source: http://www.orientaltrading.com/inflatable-patriotic-buffet-a2-35_881.fltr
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Need a easy dessert? Or how about a twist to the traditional s'more? Slice open an unpeeled banana and fill with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Grill and serve!

Source: http://homecookingmemories.com/grilled-banana-dessert-bar/


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Graduation Ideas

1. Diploma Napkins

It can't get much easier than this. Just wrap your utensils with a white napkin and tie it with a black ribbon. You can even do it to Little Debbie Cake Swiss Rolls (see below)..

Source: http://www.partypinching.com/parties-holidays/graduation/
2. #Hashtag Love

Frame the hashtag you would like your friends and family to use when they snap pictures at your graduation party.

Source: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/
3. Instagram Banner

Need I say more? This is a great idea to add a personalized touch to your graduation party. 

Source: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/