Kiss Me, I’m Irish! St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

Green beer, shamrock necklaces, and corned beef – it’s the time of year when everybody’s Irish!

Although it started out as a religious holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is now observed more widely in America than even in Ireland, and has morphed into a day to celebrate all things Irish.

Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to gather your friends and family and host a party. But other than the green beer, what other elements make for a great St. Paddy’s Day party? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered with some fun ideas for parties that will bring out the Irish in anyone!

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How to Plan a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner


Every wedding is unique, and each couple may choose to emphasize different ceremonies and traditions.  While some may want to simply elope with a backseat filled with their best friends, others want not only a formal reception, but a bridal shower, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.  If you’re someone who is attracted to the latter and think a wedding can be a great opportunity to gather with friends and family, celebrate, and host a terrific party, you will be faced with many choices – about décor, dress, invites, catering, and locale.  Here are a few ideas for the rehearsal dinner to help you, or someone you love, in the process.

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How To Hold a Quilting Bee

Making a quilt is no quick and easy Saturday afternoon project. From choosing the pattern and picking out all the right fabrics, to stitching the blocks together just right, adding borders and backing and batting, and finally, the finishing touches of the quilting itself – making a quilt takes time.

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How to Host the Perfect Winter Tea Party

The major holidays may be behind us, and there may even be a sense of relief that comes with having the space that frees up once the tree, the decorations, the idiosyncrasies of guests, and the large bowl of punch have been returned to their proper places. It’s also not unusual to feel more vividly the bleakness of winter and a nostalgia for a home filled with laughter and friends.

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How To Plan The Perfect NY Valentine’s Day



Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching, and if you haven’t thought about planning a romantic evening to celebrate, you might want to start soon.

Valentine’s In New York

Paris might be the city of love, but the Big Apple isn’t without its own romance resources. If you’re planning the perfect Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered.


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How to Throw a Fabulous Singles’ V-Day Party

The rules for throwing a grown up Valentine’s Day party are a little different than throwing a kid’s one, and the rules for throwing a party for mingling singles is a little different than hosting a dinner for couples or a romantic dinner for you and your significant other.  What makes a singles’ V-day party work, and what makes it a flop?

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Valentine’s Day Parties for Kids

Holidays are a great opportunity to teach kids about giving and generosity, about friendship and fellowship, about resourcefulness, creativity, and celebration.  Valentine’s Day is no exception, and a Valentine’s Day party is a perfect way to stimulate kids’ hearts and imagination.  Here are a few tips for a successful and engaging shindig.

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Tis the Season for Giving

The holiday season is a time for gratitude.  What are you thankful for?  Your health?  Your friends?  Your family?  Your passions and hobbies?  It is a time for us to acknowledge the ways in which abundance manifests in our life, whether that be through the love of a committed partner, the smiles and giggles of grandchildren, or the fullness of flavors and scents and tastes in a Christmas feast.

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