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How to Have a Candyland Sweet 16 For (Way) Less

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 Blake Kritzberg (December 11, 2008)  Can we blame it all on MTV's My Super Sweet 16, like writers like to do? Not really, but the truth is that this formerly modest party has morphed into something bigger. Maybe you're like me and can hardly remember your 16th - mine sure wasn't a big deal - but look around today and it's not out of the question to spend thousands on this event, not even counting the Mary-Kate & .. (Parties)

Time Tested Tips For a Fantastic 1st Birthday Party

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 Jamie Jefferson (December 11, 2008)  Before you know it, your little baby will be turning one and well on his or her way to toddlerhood. Many moms (and dads alike) stress out over throwing a first birthday party. Since it's such a momentous occasion, there's a lot of pressure to make everything perfect. However, it's sometimes best to keep things simple and enjoyable for you and everyone else. For a first birthday, simple . (Parties)

Spa Party Invitations

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 Candis Reade (October 21, 2008)  Do you know that spas have spa party invitations? Well there is! If you want to treat someone you love for a day of relaxing, a spa party can be a perfect choice to show how much you love and care for them. Either for Valentines Day, Mothers Day, or a special Birthday party or any occasions that you would like to give to them, even for you as a gift to yourself. Spa party usually is .. (Parties)

Fun Family Party Games - Having Fun at Family Gatherings

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 Wendy Pan (October 20, 2008)  Have you ever been at a family gathering and been bored to tears? Almost everyone can probably answer yes to this question. You would think that you should have a lot of fun with the people you share so much with! There are tons of fun family party games to enjoy at your next gathering. If you are celebrating Christmas, shake up the gift giving by playing Dirty Christmas. Everyone .. (Parties)

Milestone Birthday Party - How to Celebrate With a Year You Were Born Theme

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 Linda Kling (October 20, 2008)  If you're planning a party for someone who is approaching a milestone birthday year, like 40, 50, 60 or beyond, you want it to be fun and memorable. Forget the “over the hill" theme. That can be funny when you turn 30, but loses it's humor when you get closer to the top of that hill. Instead, commemorate the year the guest of honor was born with a stylish party he'll remember for .. (Parties)

9 Party Invitation Tips That Guarantee Guests Will Attend Your Party

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 Linda Kling (October 20, 2008)  What if you threw a party and no one showed up?! Well, of course, that isn't going to happen. But with all the time, effort and money you have invested in this occasion, you want to make sure that most of the people on your guest list attend. So, that's where your party invitation comes in. It's an important party preview and should generate excitement about the upcoming event. Here are . (Parties)

How to Choose Candy For Your Party

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 Caitlina Fuller (October 19, 2008)  Just about every party could greatly benefit from having a bit of candy lying around. It's a cheap and simple investment that will make a whole lot of guests happy. There's also an option for just about any type of party too. There are plenty of big suppliers with simple sweets for children and more complex flavors for adults. You even have a few places online that will take your order .. (Parties)

Table Settings For a Graduation

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 Jo Thompson (October 15, 2008)  Whether it's graduation from junior high school, high school, college or even just from preschool on the table with your party favors, treats, snacks and food as well as any other table you can finor kindergarten, no graduation party is complete without table settings that feature awesome graduation centerpieces. When you're setting up for a graduation party, one of the things you just . (Parties)

Party Planning Tips and Ideas

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 Ray Plona (October 14, 2008)  As a parent, your child's birthday party is going to be something that you want to be special, not for you, but for your child instead. The look of pure joy on the face of the kid as he or she jumps up and down for joy when they realise that their parents have thrown them a birthday party filled with good food, presents, colourful themes, and having their friends running around enjoying . (Parties)

Hosting a Murder Mystery Party - A Great Idea

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 Shane Hester (October 12, 2008)  A murder mystery party is a great idea for all occasions. In one event, you can have a tasty meal, a few drinks, and a ‘who done it?’ game. Almost everyone will find murder mystery parties appealing. Running around and looking for clues are fun times. For those few hours, you get to act like a child again and play a simple game. I'm a bit ashamed to admit this, but I have .. (Parties)

Entertaining and Funny Baby Shower Games

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 Jane O'Baillie (October 12, 2008)  Baby shower games are a traditional part of any baby shower celebration. It's one of the best ways of providing entertainment for the guests. Most of these games are simple and fun to play. Some of them are relatively new and are not usually played in the celebration. Clothespin Game One of the easy and popular baby shower games is the clothespin game which usually goes on for the .. (Parties)

Ten Office Holiday Party Invitations and Planning Dos and Don'ts

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 Katie Miserany (October 12, 2008)  Before your party planning committee sends out corporate holiday party invitations and decks the halls, there are plenty of stationery to-dos on your list. Perhaps even more important than the things you should do at your holiday office party are the number of things you absolutely should not do at your holiday office party-this simple list will make it easy for you to have a blast at .. (Parties)

Why We Do What We Do on All Hallows Eve

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 Sarah Gasu (October 12, 2008)  Halloween is a time that appeals to many and is frowned on by a fair few too. But where did it all begin? For some spooky fun this year you could tell your kids the story of Halloween by candlelight before they hit the streets on their trick or treating jaunts. Halloween itself is a combination of several traditions, both Christian and Pagan that all occurred around the beginning of .. (Parties)

Simple Party Favors That Can Make a Great Impression

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 Janet Verra (October 09, 2008)  A bridal shower calls for a fun and enjoyable party for bride's girl friends, sisters and colleagues. However, even the party host itself may tend to avoid too much expenses to build the party. Of course even if there is a budget constraint, you don't want to compromise the fun and experience the bridal shower party may offer. Come to think of it, a bridal shower party should not cost .. (Parties)

Event Catering

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 Tamara Ford (September 17, 2008)  Food! One of the most important ingredients to a great event. In order to really get the best event catering possible, you want to cut costs in other areas that will not cheapen your event. Well, one way you can do that is by creating free party invitations for your event. Unique Party Invitations You want to cut costs on party invitations but you don't want them to look cheap and .. (Parties)

Picnic Catering Services

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 Tamara Ford (September 17, 2008)  Looking for some mouth-watering ideas for your next event? How about getting picnic catering services? We're not talking about any normal picnic here either - picnic catering services can provide quality food for everything from a garden wedding to a corporate event and everything in between. The important thing is to choose the best picnic catering service you can afford and save money . (Parties)

Catering and Event Caterers

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 Tamara Ford (September 16, 2008)  Hire a good caterer - you know, the type that gets everyone licking their lips and begging for more, and the rest of the catering and event caterers side of your event should run smoothly; but there are other elements you need to think about - such as how to market your event. Web 2.0 Marketing Strategies for Events Web 2.0 is the latest and greatest way to promote your events. With .. (Parties)

Outdoor Event Catering

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 Tamara Ford (September 16, 2008)  Outdoor event catering could mean anything from a garden wedding to a corporate event but one thing we do know - it includes some great food. There is probably also plenty of preparation involved and you will want to make things as easy for you as possible. Create Party Invitations Online Now don't panic! I know, we said it was going to be easier right? Well it is, and you don't need .. (Parties)

Kids Party Invitations - Give Them Some Character With Dolce Mia Designs

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 Gord Collins (September 16, 2008)  A kids party is a great idea. And you don't need to wait for a birthday to make it happen. Kids love parties. Especially today's kids who don't grow up in large families. There social connections are precious to them. Kids today are so inundated with modern pop culture and so busy with school work, home work, and commuting that they have very little awareness of the past when life was .. (Parties)

The Best Bachelorette Party Games Ever!

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 Denise Bergeron (September 14, 2008)  When you're throwing that big party for the soon-to-be bride, it's expected that things might get a little out of hand. What good is a bachelorette party if it doesn't go a bit over the top? Your games can get a bit naughty, too! Here are a few ideas for games that will make all the ladies blush: Spin the Dare. Similar to the old Spin the Bottle, this game involves dares for the ladies .. (Parties)

Birthday Celebration Ideas

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 Isha Chopra (September 11, 2008)  Birthdays are cherished moments and fun times to celebrate the anniversary of the day when we were born. Young or old, elite class or general middle class - Birthdays celebrations are marked with euphoric and cheerful joy. A Birthday is a time to host a party, invite guests, deck up the party scene with balloons, cut birthday cake and be showered with heart-warming gifts. Celebrations .. (Parties)

Ensure a Great Experience by Hiring a Professional Event Planning Company

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 Mario Stewart (September 11, 2008)  Event planning requires lots of concentration on each and every aspect related to it. Event can be anything whether it is a small business party, big corporate event, celebration event or any other event. There are many aspects that need to be considered during event planning. An event requires proper planning and management otherwise it would fall flat on its face. New York is the .. (Parties)

Baby Shower Decor - Choosing the Correct Theme For Your Baby Shower

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 Jane O'Baillie (September 11, 2008)  First, the theme of the shower must be kept in mind. Is the shower for a boy, girl, or unknown? Baby blue, pink, and light green are all great colors for a shower. Navy blue and yellow are also good colors if you're having a boy. Keep in mind, not every single item in the shower must match your colors perfectly. Accent colors are great, and it will still look good if not everything .. (Parties)

Planning a Child's Birthday Party on a Budget

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 Ki Gray (September 11, 2008)  To many children, a birthday is the single most important day of the year. And to many parents, it's a day of both celebration and stress, as they strive to make their child's special day a memorable event. Crafting a fun, unique party for your son or daughter isn't always easy especially if you're feeling pressured to measure up to the over-the-top events hosted by the parents of your .. (Parties)

Incredible Hulk Birthday Party Ideas

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 Crystal Mclain (September 11, 2008)  One of the most popular superheroes of the past 40 years is the Incredible Hulk. This green monster-sized superhero has super strength, is nearly invulnerable and not someone you want to make angry. Recently, a new Hulk movie was released to much fan fare, and is sure to be a hit. If you have kids who have seen it, then you are sure to get an Incredible Hulk birthday party request that .. (Parties)

Corporate Events Caterers and How to Choose One

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 Terry Lamb (September 10, 2008)  This first time that you are looking to hire corporate events caterers you can feel a little overwhelmed by the process of finding the best one at the best price. The following are some tips that can help you make your way through this endeavor. A good place to begin is by asking people you know if they have any experience with corporate event caterers. Request that they give you both .. (Parties)

Hottest Event Spaces For Your Special Event in NYC

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 Mario Stewart (September 10, 2008)  New York is considered as the most sophisticated, happening, vibrant, glamorous and exciting city in the world. It attracts millions of people from every corner of the world throughout the year. Every year thousands of corporate executives, businessmen, tourists, etc visit this place. It is the major centre for trade and commerce. New York is the important city for organizing parties, .. (Parties)

How to Host the Creepiest Halloween Party on the Block

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 Joseph Devine (September 10, 2008)  It's just the right time of year to start making plans for Halloween. If you don't have small children, or if the weather just isn't right for trick-or-treating, you might want to consider hosting a fun and spooky Halloween party. Of course you'll want to use your own creative spark when hanging decorations and baking snacks, but here are a few basic ideas to get you started. .. (Parties)

When Your Little Kid Deserves It - The Basic Rules in Any Children's Party

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 Otto Kreistler (September 10, 2008)  Isn't it wonderful when our little bundles of joy celebrate their birthdays? Preparing for parties is one of the proudest and most rewarding moments in a parent's life. When your child is celebrating his birthday or you're having any other kind of party in his honor, you need to do your best to make sure that he or she gets the kind of party that is deserved by someone so important to .. (Parties)

Veiled in Mystery - The Perfect Costume Party Themes

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 Otto Kreistler (September 10, 2008)  Being middle aged or working doesn't exempt you from having fun! Just because you're earning a salary doesn't mean you can't unwind and play around every once in a while. So when the stars are right and people (and the event) coincide, what kind of party is the best kind to have to relive those glory days of youth, creativity, and recklessness? Why a costume party of course! But what .. (Parties)

Free Printable Baby Shower Games - How to Find Them and Use Them For Your Shower

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 Melissa Ellefsen (September 09, 2008)  Free printable baby shower games are great for a baby shower of any size or theme. Why spend money on baby shower games when you can find an array of adorable games online for free? Instead of investing your money in games, you can invest the money you will save on games in the shower decorations, refreshments or a special gift for the mommy-to-be. Many baby shower websites offer free .. (Parties)

The Baby Shower Debate

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 Savannah Hernandez (September 09, 2008)  Baby showers are always a lot of fun for not only the expectant mom but also for the host and the guests. It's definitely considered a celebration in preparing for the new baby to come. So what's all the fuss about “who should get one?" Shouldn't it be anyone who's pregnant? One of the most controversial questions in society when it comes to pregnancy is about the appropriateness .. (Parties)

Enjoy Putting Together a Picnic Table

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 Peter I. Wilson (September 09, 2008)  When it comes to picnic tables, many people consider them to be classy. In fact, the wooden picnic table has been around for so many years that it is hard to remember anything different, or when you got your first wooden table for the yard. Whether you can or can't remember it, you know that you were just a kid. In fact, many times fathers are so excited to build wooden picnic tables by . (Parties)

Get Your Wholesale Party Favors

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 Robert Grazian (September 08, 2008)  Party Favors; they are destined to become a large part of every parents life. Not only do you have to plan the yearly party extravaganza for your child, think of the theme, the food, the entertainment and the cake. But then there are the party favors. No self respecting parent would dream of sending the guests away without that special little personal ‘thank you for coming’. . (Parties)

Fitness Party - A Fun and Healthy Trend

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 Tom Bomar (September 08, 2008)  Birthdays, holidays, Thursdays. . . pretty much any excuse for a party is a good one. The latest trend is a healthy trend. In home parties (fitness parties) are not only good fun, but also a healthy as well. With several style options available, a certified fitness professional can come and provide health information, a workout, or other exercise related techniques at your next social .. (Parties)

How to Send a Beautiful Birthday Message With a Custom Vinyl Banner

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 Greg Oliver (September 08, 2008)  So, you want your child's birthday to be the best it can be, and for you, that includes a “Happy Birthday" banner that celebrates their special day. However, you're looking for something a little more substantial than construction paper and streamers. Why not get a custom vinyl banner professionally printed? It will be much higher quality than anything you could make on your own, . (Parties)

Exotic Venues With Spectacular Views For Your Special Event

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 Mario Stewart (September 07, 2008)  Want to host a party in most tantalizing city of New York? New York is considered as the hotspot for hosting any sort of event, be it corporate event, wedding reception, meeting, and any other special occasion. NYC offer unique venues for organizing parties and events. There are lots of venues such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, conference centers, convention centers or exhibit places . (Parties)

Cool Fun With Inflatable Water Slides!

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 Martin Waters (September 07, 2008)  Summer days can really be harsh. You just went home from your beach vacation and you're raring to go back there again. Why? Because the heat back home is unbearable. You might as well sit idly under the cool Florida sun and have the time of your life. Unfortunately, that's a very expensive endeavor. Imagine spending three months on a vacation just to let the summer pass you by. If .. (Parties)

Kids Party Ideas - 3 Tips For Great Kid's Party Food

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 Dee Power (September 07, 2008)  What's a kid's party without great food? Half of the fun of attending the event is eating a variety of tasty foods that might not frequently be served at home. Children are much more open to different foods when they're away from home and away from parents. They may have refused to eat broccoli, for example when their mom serves it, but will go ahead and try it with a dip because the .. (Parties)

How to Plan a Party With Birthday Party Balloons

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 Ray Plona (September 07, 2008)  Party planning is something wonderful, so wonderful that some even make a career of it, in case you haven't heard of party planners. But you don't need one if you have a little know-how; you would almost feel that you are a party planner yourself. And you could be, on a small scale. Maybe the first thing you need to do is to get a little more familiar with the most used decoration; .. (Parties)

Throwing a Halloween Party to Remember

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 Crystal Mclain (September 06, 2008)  Christmas has presents, Easter has eggs, the Fourth of July has fireworks and Halloween has costume parties. Everyone, especially adults, love Halloween because it is the time of year that you can pretend to be someone else, even just for a few hours. Costume parties are big this time of year, and if you are thinking of holding one of your own, here are a few tips for you. Choose the .. (Parties)

A Well-Prepared Bridal Shower Party is Always Best!

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 Janet Verra (September 06, 2008)  It is always best to be well-prepared if you want to have a successful party. Preparing for a wedding in particular, the preparation for this grand event is very intense. There are lots of things and decisions that need to be considered. With lots of to-dos during wedding preparations, many brides forget to plan important things needed in case of emergencies that can turn their party .. (Parties)

Get Your Party Supplies Online

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 Jarrod Brake (September 04, 2008)  If you have kids or if you just like to throw parties, it is a great idea to stock up on party supplies. When you buy ahead of time, it is much easier to find a great deal. It also gives you time to find those supplies that may not be readily available at your local party supply store. Online shopping for party supplies is your best bet if you want a great deal on original items. If .. (Parties)

What Do You Need For the Prom and How Will You Pay For It?

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 Stephanie Smith (September 04, 2008)  It's no secret that prom night can be one of the most expensive experiences of your high school years. Unless you have a good part-time job, you probably don't have a lot of cash at your disposal. A survey was done asking teen girls nationwide what it cost them to attend the prom, and the answers ranged from slightly more than $300 up to an unbelievable $800. Ouch! Sure, you can have .. (Parties)

Birthday Party Supplies For Children - Prepare For Fun

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 Jarrod Brake (September 03, 2008)  Children love a party and a party that has been carefully planned out will make for a memorable occasion. Everyone at the party should leave with a smile on their face. The best way to accomplish that goal is to find a great theme and run with it. Party supplies such as invites, decorations, table ware, napkins, balloons and favors can all be found with a little bit of typing and a few .. (Parties)

A Great Birthday Celebration Idea - How to Have More Celebration on Your Birthday

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 Annette Wilcox (August 19, 2008)  There is a word that points to a special occasion, and it relates to the celebration of life. Simply stated, it is none other than, “Birthday. " When you think of that unique word, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Would it be party, celebration, food, or what about cake, candles, surprise or gifts? By the way, if today is your birthday, “Happy Birthday to .. (Parties)

Need a Venue in New York? Here Are Some First-rated Venues For Organizing Events

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 Mario Stewart (August 19, 2008)  New York is the best venue for corporate events, business meetings, product launches, marketing, and any other events. This city offer exclusive venues for organizing any type of events. You always desire perfect venue for your event. Organizing VIP receptions, meetings, special events or any other events is not a problem in New York. There are many venues for organizing events such as . (Parties)

How to Plan a Corporate Event Party

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 Robert Reno (August 19, 2008)  It is that time of the year! Before you know it, companies will start planning their corporate event parties for the coming holidays. These parties are usually done on behalf of the employees to spark moral and teamwork. So you are probably wondering how to plan a corporate event party? Well, a good rule of thumb is to start the planning stages 4-6 months prior to the date. If you are .. (Parties)

Fog and Smoke Machines

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 Kevin Jonny Smith (August 18, 2008)  Fog and Smoke Machines are a vital part of a disk jockey apparel. In simple words, when a disk jockey is performing for an audience who require more than just the usual hit numbers, then Fog and Smoke Machines is what makes the performance stand apart from an ordinary one. Whenever you are out parting or clubbing, you must have noticed that at times, in the midst of a show, a cloud of .. (Parties)

Follow the Rent to Own Trends to Save Money on Graduation Parties

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 Alice Lane (August 18, 2008)  You've watched your little one grow up from a curious little baby to a full-fledged high school student. Now that they're on the cusp of graduation, you need to throw a party that will be a worthy celebration of their achievement. Since most of us aren't throwing parties every weekend, it's not like we have all the supplies on hand. Sure, you might be able to borrow some items from .. (Parties)




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