I’ve been planning my boys’ birthday parties for eight years now, only because my oldest is eight. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t have any event management skills. I am, however, very crafty. What I’ve learned over the years is the best parties are the ones you plan in advance. Yes, it’s true; I plan six months out. You don’t need to plan that far out in advance, but give yourself at least a couple of months to plan for your child’s birthday party. Why? Because the more organized you are, the more fun everyone at your party will have.
When dreaming of the Holiday Season, most of us have images of busy shopping malls, Christmas trees and presents dancing in our heads. For me, I start dreaming of all the festive baking! Those cookies, squares, cheesecakes and chocolates are irresistible during the Holidays. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a mug of hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies on a cold winter day. A Holiday baking party is a fun theme for all ages! Do you teach your kids about giving back to others this time of year? There are several ways you can turn this theme into an opportunity to help your community.
As the world gets smaller, extended families stretch across the country. A recent survey shows that only 37 per cent of us live in the hometown where we grew up. The result is a loss of family bonds and traditions. Sadly, we don’t know our second cousins or can’t remember our great Aunt Millie. We are strangers with a common ancestor.
Candy buffets have been around for a while now, and there’s no sign they’ll be stopping anytime soon! I mean, who wouldn’t love a chance to fill a container with candies as a party favor, right? With this being such a popular idea at parties, you may think it’s difficult to make your candy buffet unique, but that’s simply not true! With a few personalized touches, you can create the ultimate candy buffet for your next event.
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