Archive for March, 2008

We’re Having A Luau!

As the weather warms, thoughts turn to outdoor entertainment.  Whether it be for a small gathering, a family reunion, or a corporate function, hosting an outdoor event can be spectacular, no matter what the age of the attendees.  Consider having a luau! Read the rest of this entry »

Grass Skirts – Not Just For The Hula!

hula skirtThe weather is warming up, and with warmer weather come more outdoor events, such as parties, gatherings, picnics and other celebrations.  Many ideas and themes usually come to surface during this time of year, but one of the most prevalent themes is a Hawaiian, or Luau, theme.  And, along those lines, grass skirts abound.  However, grass skirts are not just about Hawaii; incorporate them into all sorts of decorating ideas this year!

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A Tablecloth Story

I recently attended a 3 year old’s birthday party, more aptly classified as a GALA EVENT.  Anything you could think of for a Cowgirl Birthday was there - the pony rides, the roping, the music, the checked tablecloths, the bandannas, the bottled root beer in the galvanized tub…all the way down to the hot pink, horse headed cake - and about sixty guests.  This little girl lacked nothing in her birthday party, save one thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Honoring The Retiree

It is a day to which so many look forward.  Retirement day: no more 8 - 5, no more commutes, no more work responsibilities.  More time for family, for home, for neighbors, for hobbies.  And, many times, retirement day is a celebration.  It can be something as simple as a lunch or dinner at a favorite restaurant, or it can be a full-blown gala event, complete with music, drinks and cake.

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Remember Hawaii

Hawaii holds a special place in the lives of many.  Perhaps it was a dream vacation.  Or, maybe it was the honeymoon.  It could have been an opportunity to study or just a place to get away.  Hawaii is a unique and beautiful cluster of islands, and those that have experienced it will long for more.  Celebrating special times in a Hawaiian theme is the perfect way to remember those special days.

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The Traditional Church Pot Luck

Our church is having their annual Palm Sunday pot luck luncheon this Sunday.  Pot lucks are a long-standing tradition in many churches.  Members are asked to bring a dish to share with others at the luncheon.  Sometimes, churches become quite specific in their requests: last names ending in A-L bring a salad, M-S bring a vegetable, and T-Z furnish dessert.  Then there are churches like ours that enjoy the thrill of what comes through the door, even if you do run the risk of having all chocolate cake (not a bad thing, either).

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Make It A Movie Night!

Got a group of teenagers to entertain?

Getting together with the neighbors and need some ideas?

Want to plan a rockin’ birthday celebration for your child?

Why not make it a movie night? Read the rest of this entry »

Ahoy Mateys! Its A Pirate Party!

Hoist the sail!
Dig the doubloons!
Give a swig of the whiskey or ye’ll walk thar plank!  Arrrr!!!

Host a swashbuckler of fun with a pirate party!  Pirate parties are ideal for birthdays, end of the school year celebrations, and even teen get-togethers.  Plan on plenty of bootlegging fun on the Seven Seas! Read the rest of this entry »

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