The hot summer weather makes it almost unbearable to cook inside sometimes. This is obviously why “cookouts” and barbecues originated. The heat, although perfect for a dip in the pool, is imperfect for putting together a delicious dinner menu. We experimented with fresh grilled veggie and shrimp kebobs and apple/yogurt/granola kebobs today. Dinner turned out delicious and eating outside in the open air felt great. It was an impromptu picnic! Continue reading
The Lenten season has managed to creep up on us one more time, but never fear! I’ve been exploring vegetarian dishes for at least 6 months so I have a few lunch ideas for the next few meatless Fridays!
Earlier this month, my siblings and I put together a very intimate surprise birthday party for our mother. We all have such crazy schedules that we literally didn’t get around to planning anything until the week before. Seriously, I don’t recommend procrastinating that long when it comes to planning any event. I will say that even major party planners have that moment five minutes before “go-time” when they realize they may have overlooked a few minor, yet very important necessities.
Valentine’s Day is already about a month away. This holiday is always full of grumps who hate it or lovebirds who are way too excited. I was making table centerpieces for a friend’s party recently and I figured it would be simple to apply the same concept to a centerpiece, gift or favor except make it candy themed–these would be perfect for those grumps that need a smile or something to sweeten their day! Continue reading
I’m not sure how many of you are avid viewers of the TLC (The Learning Channel) television network, but they are currently airing a show called “Extreme Couponing.” The name alone makes the show intriguing considering the economic climate we are currently undergoing. During each episode, the show follows about three (3) women through their daily coupon endeavors. Some of these women have resorted to couponing because of their family’s financial situation, and others are on a whole different ball field–an addictive field. Continue reading
Earth Day, this year and every year, is on April 22nd. It’s the one official day of the year that we set aside to truly focus on putting together positive events and volunteer groups geared towards cleaning up our environment. Continue reading
My sister is about to become a godmother for the first time next month…my sister and tons of other devout Catholics ready to become “spiritual guides” for the younger members of the community.
May is traditionally the month in which every Saturday and/or Sunday afternoon is booked for Christenings, Communions and Confirmations. These religious ceremonies are traditional rites that Catholics and Christians must undergo as part of their faith.
Because these religious rites of passage are so important to the Catholic and Christian communities, they should not happen without the proper acknowledgment. A celebration that features a simple cake and ice cream theme is perfectly reasonable. Most of the time, our family hosts get-togethers at the park since it takes care of entertainment for the children (e.g. plenty of space to run and get tired, and playgrounds) and at the same time, the mess can be taken care of a lot quicker.
Make sure and plan ahead to make this event memorable for your child and less stressful for yourself. Shop our selection of Religious Party Supplies and avoid doing dishes for one night.
Easter is the first weekend in April this year. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like Easter was only a couple months ago. Time flies.
With Lent in full mode, all of that time spent away from those dark vices should be spent gearing up for this big holiday. Might I suggest using your spare time and energy to plan a fun Easter egg hunt for the kids? That weekend is the perfect family weekend and what better way to celebrate then at the park with food, games, family and friends?
Ask family members to pitch in with different materials like stencils, food coloring, hard boiled eggs and any arts and crafts tools that would enhance the experience. Others could be in charge of hiding the eggs while others help the children make baskets in which to collect their eggs. Make sure and set up festive Easter table covers or pastel colored plastic table covers to make the clean up easier. Easter decorations can range from anything like a giant basket to clever centerpieces and bunny accents.Enjoy the treats, the fun and the bunny talk!
Chocolate Brown is undoubtedly one of the most popular colors at this time. You see the color trend in everything from clothing fashion trends, to hair color, tableware, shoes, purses and even technology (my phone, ironically, is chocolate brown). Here at MyPaperShop.com, we have definitely noticed the trend in wedding color choices and party themes.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Chocolate Brown is obviously a favorite for table top decorations. Our Chocolate Brown Linen Like Table Covers (banquet or 82 Inch for round tables) will add that elegant look to your event, yet they’re disposable for an easy clean-up. No one wants to worry about cleaning up after hosting a big Thanksgiving feast! My mother usually hosts Thanksgiving for our family and she raves about this innovative product.
For more casual (usually outdoor) events, Chocolate Brown Plastic Table Covers (banquet or 82 Inch for round tables) are perfect. Almost any bright colored tableware accents will contrast beautifully with this color for the perfect fall themed party.
Brown is the current black.
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It is summer time and children usually have way too much free time this time of year. Statistics indicating rising levels of obesity among children (adults, too!) have been breathing down our backs in the last decade. This summer, if you have not already done so, encourage your little ones to participate in some sort of active activity.
We try to keep our little ones in the sport of their choice every season. This summer, the pookenator is playing soccer. He may complain every now and then because he’s little and he doesn’t like to stop playing outside to go to practice or he wants to ditch a game for cartoons, but once he’s there he really enjoys himself.
In an effort to spread out team expenses, the team mom assigns snack responsibilities to each family, each week. Snack time is great team-bonding time after every practice/game and participating in team sports is ideal for the development of children’s social skills.
Suggest using themed sports (Soccer Party Supplies) tableware for special team events such as awards banquets, fundraisers and games.