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What to Get For Your Bunco Party

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 Scott Hilburn (July 25, 2008)  Bunco is a great game. Apparently, many others think it is great as well! Perhaps it can be seen as poker for females, excluding the smoky room. For every Bunco player, there is an accessory to match. Nothing says Bunco girls night out like pink dice! This would be a great treat for the head table. There are a variety of pink dice - some with white dots, others with grey or black. .. (Parties)

Having a Regal Birthday With a Disney Princess Themed Party

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 Otto Kreistler (July 24, 2008)  Your daughter definitely deserves a princess theme for her birthday party, especially if she's been an absolute princess all year ‘round. Having problems choosing a costume for the occasion? You can choose from among her favorite Disney princesses! There is a big pool to choose from and your daughter is bound to have at least one favorite that she really, really likes. Here are a . (Parties)

Welcome to the Biggest Party of Your Life!

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 Kevin M Donnelly (July 23, 2008)  Think of the best party night you've ever been to. Yes, that one. Good wasn't it? You've had some good nights since but nothing has ever really compared, has it? Until now. . . Marriage: we love it. But not, perhaps for the reasons you're thinking of. Yes, it's your chance to grow old and ever so slightly wrinkly with the person of your dreams. It's dinner parties, 2.4 children, and, .. (Parties)

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Ideas

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 Crystal Mclain (July 23, 2008)  Strawberry Shortcake debuted in the early-1980s and became a huge sensation. It was everywhere. Dolls were made, the show was a hit and everyone loved the character. Even today, with a revamped and new cartoon, it is just as popular as ever, so there is a good chance your kids will ask for a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday party at some point in the future. Thankfully, you can be .. (Parties)

Costumes and Cosplay

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 Nathan Albertelli (July 23, 2008)  Every year, or sometimes twice a year, a whole mob of dedicated fans go to an event held at their city convention center. The passerby might find this a little unusual - seeing people with blue hair or wielding large foam props. That is until they see forty men playing football dressed in full-fledged animal suits (think mascots). I had the pleasure of attending a few of these .. (Parties)

Email Baby Shower Invitations

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 Tim Bock (July 22, 2008)  Planning a baby shower can be very time consuming and hectic. You need to make sure you plan the theme, order the cake, coordinate the decorations and buy a gift. To top it off you also need to make sure people know about the event. In many ways sending out the baby shower invitations is the most important part of the planning process. Many times people choose the easy way out and send . (Parties)

Horse Birthday Party Ideas

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 Crystal Mclain (July 22, 2008)  Every child, especially girls, love horses. There is something about the horse. Perhaps it is its intelligence, its grace, or its beauty, but people just can't get enough of them. It is likely, if you have a child, they will ask you at some point for a horse or pony for their birthday. While you can't give them a horse for their birthday, you can give them a horse theme birthday party .. (Parties)

Bridal Shower Invitations Most Popular Themes For Bridal Showers

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 Bruce D Hunter (July 21, 2008)  Your bridal shower invitations are the first hint that you give to your guests about the theme of the bridal shower that you are hostessing. Your bridal shower invitations can be handmade, computer-generated or ordered from a local or online printer, but it's important to make sure that they are unique enough that guests will be excited about attending the shower. The theme of the .. (Parties)

Fun Costume Ideas

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 Kelcy L McIntosh (July 21, 2008)  Costumes can be used for just about anything and there are also dozens of costume ideas for just about any occasion. You can find a costume for just about everything so all you need is a theme or an idea and you can create a variety of ideas from this broad base. It is the first step. For example, if you are looking at costume ideas based off a wedding anniversary consider looking into . (Parties)

Party Ideas

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 Ludier Pabon (July 21, 2008)  I would like to thank you for visiting and reading this article. This topic has been carefully researched and documented for your benefit and enjoyment. Parties are the perfect events to celebrate occasions like birthdays, marriage, anniversaries, achievements, and so on. This party events aside from just being a sociable gathering for recreation and celebration, you can make your .. (Parties)

Why Birthday Invitations Are Becoming Obsolete

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 Fred McCoy (July 21, 2008)  The title says it all; how many people above the age of thirteen actually use birthday invitations? Not many. With the advent of email, less and less people are actually using real mail (snail mail) to invite their friends and loved ones to their birthday parties, shindigs, bashes, and get-togethers. So what does that mean? People are still throwing huge parties which means that .. (Parties)

Pink Poodle Party Supplies and Party Planning Ideas

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 Dawn Archibald (July 20, 2008)  Lets take a trip to Paris, France and celebrate the Parisian style and all things French! Here are some great ideas on how to turn an ordinary Pink Poodle theme into an extraordinary Pink Poodle in Paris event! Invitations: Using clipart of poodles, the Eiffel tower or Parisian Girls wearing berets, type out on your computer on white paper and this script: OOh-La-Laa! Tres Magnifique! .. (Parties)

Best Venues to Have Your Next Themed Party

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 Mario Stewart (July 17, 2008)  Whatever may an occasion, you should add loads of excitement to that event by making it a party with a particular and interesting theme which is liked by the people and fun for the kids. Carry out your party with a theme with great decorations, table settings, interesting invitation and a lot more. Whether you choose a western, fiesta, luau, NFL, NASCAR, safari or any other exciting .. (Parties)

Fun Dinner Party Ideas

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 Joseph Devine (July 17, 2008)  Few things are more enjoyable than sharing a delicious meal with friends. Why not add to the fun with eye-catching decorations, cleverly themed meals and even costumes? Throwing a dinner party is a great way to show off your creative abilities and your culinary skills all at the same time. Just think of a theme you enjoy - the ocean, eighties movies, haunted houses - decorate your home .. (Parties)

How to Decide on Your Kids Birthday Party Budget

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  When you are planning a kids birthday party, one of the first things to consider is how much you want to spend on the party. There are lots of things to consider when making this decision. 1. How much can you afford? 2. Does your child actually want a party? 3. What else are you planning for the birthday child? 4. Would your child appreciate an experience, additional gift, or money in . (Parties)

Get the Essential Ingredients to Plan the Perfect Kids Party

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  "Planning makes Perfect" is my party mantra. Without a plan, you are much more likely to have things go wrong. Putting together your party plan is straight forward. Your plan will reflect your party but will contain these essential basics: 1. Who the party is for, and what is the reason for the party? This is important as this keeps the focus on what the party child would like, not what . (Parties)

How to Choose a Theme For Your Kids Birthday Party

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  Kids Party Themes are fun. There is no getting away from it. Choosing the theme for your kids party, though, can be a headache. There are literally thousands of theme ideas to choose from. So how do you do it? Take the lead from the birthday child. Ask the right questions, and you will come up with the right answers. The first thing to do is to ask the child about their current likes .. (Parties)

How to Capture the Best Party Memories

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  When you are planning your party don't forget to think about the photographs and the party movie. It's easy to forget to take those important shots, or capture the footage when you are up to your eyes in party games, and drink runs. But, if you plan this along with the rest of your party you will not fail to capture those precious memories. If you can, get someone to volunteer as party . (Parties)

Party Favors and Loot Bags To Have Or Not to Have?

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  This is an area of hot debate for a lot of parents. Party Favors and Loot bags- should you have them or not? There is no doubt that kids love them. They await the loot bag eagerly at the end of each party. It entertains them on the journey home, then maybe half an hour after, and then it's usually forgotten! So, is this a waste of money- or an absolute party essential? The choice is .. (Parties)

What Type of Food Should You Have at Your Kids Birthday Party? STUFF of Course!

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  For me, it is always S. T. U. F. F-Simple Tasty Un-Fussy Food for kids parties. I have spent hours, in days gone by, coming up with fancy recipes that I think my kids and their friends would love, only to find my fancy food left and the simple stuff all gone. So I learned my lesson- S. T. U. F. F is what I stick to now. S. T. U. F. F doesn't mean boring. You can still dress it up to .. (Parties)

Five More Essential Things to Get Right For a Perfect Kids Party

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  1. Home made or purchased party supplies and decorations? Many a party parent loses sleep over this one. Does homemade seem cheap? Does store bought seem lazy? The answer to both these questions is absolutely NOT! Whatever suits you and your party child is the best approach for your party. If you have the time and the energy to make your own decorations, then go for it as it really is .. (Parties)

Five Essential Things to Get Right For a Perfect Kids Party

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  1. Decide on your budget This is important as you need to know what you can afford to spend before you plan anything. This helps to focus your energies on the achievable, and makes the party planning a lot more enjoyable. Building a budget column into your party plan, with planned versus actual spend helps you keep track of the overall budget, and is useful if you have unexpected .. (Parties)

Planning a Kids Party? Should You Buy Ready Made Party Decorations, Or Make Your Own?

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  Well the answer to that is purely down to personal choice. There are lots of factors to consider when making your decision. If you have spare time, and the party has been planned a fair way in advance, then you may decide to make some, or all, of your party decorations. Home made party decorations are only limited by your imagination, and your time. They can be made using brand new .. (Parties)

Your Kids Party Venue Home, Hired Space, Or Party Place?

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  When deciding where to hold your kids party, there are several things to consider. Do you want to just turn up, have a play area for the kids, pre-ordered food, then party bags and home? If so, then maybe you should consider taking your child and your party guests to a specialist party place. There are so many of these now- it's big business. Depending upon the place you choose, you .. (Parties)

How to Decide on How Many Guests to Invite to Your Kids Party

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 Lori MacInnes (July 17, 2008)  This can sometimes be a very difficult question to answer, especially when your child is young. Do you have a large party, or should you keep it small? This will depend on a number of factors: 1. How comfortable you child is in crowds 2. How much you wish to spend on the party 3. Where you plan to hold the party. First think about the party child. Once they start school, you are faced .. (Parties)

Tips on Planning a Theme Based Party For Your Daughter

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 Alka Kheterpal (July 17, 2008)  Birthdays are that milestone in a young one's life that you would want it to be celebrated in a very special manner. Every parent aims that it should become a memorable thing for the year but to make that day a memorable event you need effective planning. If you do not plan well in advance then everything is going to be a last minute scrambling for the party. The party can not be as .. (Parties)

7 Great 40th Birthday Ideas Creative Birthday Ideas and More!

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 Andrew Thompson (July 16, 2008)  Your 40th birthday is one of those birthdays which is always marked down as ‘special’. The saying goes ‘life begins at 40’ so you need to mark it with some killer creative birthday ideas. After all, your 40th birthday represents the start of the second half of your life and the transition into middle age. So if you are looking for some great 40th birthday ideas .. (Parties)

Birthday Balloons and Pinatas Twice the Fun!

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 Raymond Plona (July 16, 2008)  Birthdays mean parties! What could be more exciting than attending a party? Hosting a one! To throw a great party, one must have all the supplies needed. They are mainly: - Food. Including drinks, you need to feed your guests with the kind of stuff that is appropriate for their age. For example, children prefer finger foods and snacks like burgers and fries, while adults may need more .. (Parties)

What You Should Know About Live Event Production

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 Tony Scorch (July 16, 2008)  When it comes to a live event production, there is more than meets the eye. No doubt you have been to concerts, watched television awards shows, or maybe been to a play. You may not have given much thought to how these live events are produced. It is not a simple process to set up a professional live event. Much thought and action go into producing the event. The very first step is you . (Parties)

Party Supplies What You Need For the Birthday and Theme Party

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 Raymond Plona (July 16, 2008)  The success of a party depends on whether the host has planned out the party to the best or not. Planning will include all the necessary things needed to make the fun happen. Getting the right gears for the party is important so the rest of the article is dedicated to give you to this most intriguing question on earth. A celebration that is simple and among closest family members will .. (Parties)

Top Venues For Your Over the Top Sweet Sixteen

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 Mario Stewart (July 16, 2008)  The birthday parties these days are changing especially the sweet sixteen celebrations. A lot of teenagers feel very embarrassed about throwing a party which is very formal or for the uncles and aunties taking care of all the friends preventing them to enjoy and make them feel as if they are still kids. When a person reaches sixteen, he wants it to celebrate with loads of fun which is .. (Parties)

Turning 21? Celebrate Your Milestone Birthday at These Hottest Nightclubs

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 Mario Stewart (July 16, 2008)  A lot of milestones in life call for a celebration. One of the principal milestones is the twenty first birthday. This is normally considered a phase when a person completely becomes mature. Among the most important thing that takes place while you turn 21 are that eventually you get the permission to drink which is legal. Due to this, a nice way to celebrate your 21 birthday is to have . (Parties)

4 Tips to a Happy Hostess

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 Sandy Sopin (July 16, 2008)  The true secret to home party success, is a happy hostess. A happy hostess is motivated to get people to her party and can be a big help in getting the people at her party to buy your products. It really doesn't matter if you are holding the party in your hostesses home or having an online party. A happy hostess means the difference between great sales or mediocre sales. Here are some .. (Parties)

Personalized Banners For Themed Parties and Baby Showers to Add an Impressive Effect

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 Raymond Plona (July 16, 2008)  Social events such as parties should be a joyous occasion for all as it is a time when you bring families and friends closer together. There are many reasons why people throw parties. Baby showers, bridal showers, house warming and anniversaries are just a few occasions when there would be a call for celebration. There are many ways you can add more fun and excitement in the air when .. (Parties)

Deciding on Party Favors For That Magic Touch

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 Raymond Plona (July 16, 2008)  Parties can be lot of fun for both the guests and the host because parties present an opportunity for you to dress up, have fun, relax, kick back, unwind and have a lot of fun, and for the host, it presents an opportunity for you to be creative and come up with ways to make your party more fun for your guests. Theme parties can be a lot of fun to host, especially if you are hosting a .. (Parties)

Party Favors For Your Celebration

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 Denise Sanger (July 15, 2008)  Trying to decide between handing out and not handing out party favors? Definitely go with the plan of giving your guests a favor! What better way to thank your guests for coming and spending time with you than with a little thank you gift to take home with them. No matter what you are celebrating, there is a party favor that is sure to please even the pickiest guest. Party favors these . (Parties)

Decorations For a Quinceanera

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 Denise Sanger (July 15, 2008)  Oh my. Where has the past 15 years gone so quickly? Is it time for your princess to celebrate her Quinceanera? Families have been known to save up money for years just to have a big Mis Quince celebration. It's not out of the realm of the unbelievable for a Mis Quince celebration to have catered food, limousines, live bands, a dance hall, and photo sessions for the guests and even a .. (Parties)

Invitations For Baby Shower Party Celebrations

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 Sarah Porter (July 15, 2008)  Although the exact history and origin of the baby shower is not fully known, most will agree that its purpose has not changed. Regardless of when the concept first appeared, a baby shower has always served a specific purpose: a chance for you to “shower" the mother-to-be with gifts for her baby. Some evidence seems to indicate that baby showers have been around since the days of .. (Parties)

Kids Birthday Party Invitations For Baby, Children and Kids

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 Sarah Porter (July 15, 2008)  Birthday parties have come a long way since the time when their purpose was to keep away evil spirits. People would go to the home of the person celebrating the birthday and make a great amount of noise. It was this noise that was expected to scare off evil spirits. Over time, birthdays began to evolve and change. What once began as a method of protecting the person celebrating the .. (Parties)

Bar Bat Mitzvah Tip 1 Organization

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 Robert Starkey (July 15, 2008)  Weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tip #1 of 36 Organization The key to pulling off a successful Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah is to be organized from the get-go. Create a timeline of what needs to be done by when. Mark reminders on your calendar. Do whatever is necessary to keep your planning orderly. Even if you fail to start planning as early as you could, if you maintain organization, you can pull . (Parties)

How to Plan an Adventure Bachelor Party

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 Anirban Bhattacharya (July 14, 2008)  Good stag parties are those which stand higher in the memories of everyone even of the groom than his wedding day. Exact quantity of adventure, fun and competition make excellent stag parties or weekends, a new trend in bachelor parties. When planning a bachelor party the interests of the groom should always be kept in mind. No matter what you choose, the important thing is to have .. (Parties)

Rainy Day Recreation Keeping Kids Entertained When Its Wet

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 Adam R. Singleton (July 14, 2008)  If you have children you'll know that finding new and exciting ways to celebrate their birthday can be a tricky thing to do. Birthdays in the summer give parents extra opportunities, as the option for outdoor events gives a wide variety of choice. For example, inviting your child's friends from school to play in your garden can be an inexpensive way to have a great day without being .. (Parties)

A Party Along the Pool

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 Mary Sandra (July 14, 2008)  In spring we can have a lot of fun with beach and holidaying, but not everybody is lucky to go to the beach, as these are spots, which are far and you need to travel down to beach to enjoy the breeze of beach. The better way to have fun is throwing a pool party in your own backyard or clubhouse. The first thing you got to do when you have plans to throw a party collectively is to .. (Parties)

Benefits of a Mobile Disco Hire

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 Paul Black (July 14, 2008)  Have you ever been responsible for planning a large party or dance and you've been at a total loss for whom to call for different services like catering, mobile discos, music, or even entertainment? Indeed, planning such a large event does put a big strain on the person putting everything together, but there are a few considerations that one should think about if planning a dance-theme .. (Parties)

Hiring an Event Organizer

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 Adam Blakey (July 14, 2008)  The planning of an event takes a lot of patience, dedication, and perseverance in order to be able to pull off a huge success without anything going wrong. One needs to figure out how many people have been invited to the event, how much food to order for the event, how many seats to set up, where the event will take place, as well as finish other various small jobs that need to be done. . (Parties)

Chocolate Fountains Hire Great Additions to Any Party!

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 Adam Blakey (July 14, 2008)  A chocolate fountain hire can be a great addition to any party. Chocolate fountains can be used at virtually all types of meetings, professional engagements, graduation parties, coming home parties, weddings, as well as any other event that you may need it for. However, deciding upon which type that you'll get for the event can often pose a problem because there are so many choices and .. (Parties)

Hottest Sports Venues For Your Bachelor Party With the Guys

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 Erica Maurer (July 14, 2008)  The tradition of a Bachelor or Stag Party was started by the Romans, and given that the tradition has continued until today, you might find yourself having to host and plan a Bachelor Party. The Bachelor party may be defined as a time honored ritual where the groom and his companions get together to rejoice the groom's freedom for the last time before his marriage. A bachelor party may .. (Parties)

Good Neighbors Make Good Neighbors

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 Christian Jacobsen (July 14, 2008)  Robert Frost claimed that, “good fences make good neighbors"- but if you have intentions to create a happy and safe neighborhood, then forget the fences, walls and barriers and instead, think about what you can do to contribute and lead by example. After all, being part of a community is directly related to a sense of well-being - so, why not start close to home, in your very own .. (Parties)

GadZooks! Throw a Super Hero Batman Party, Now!

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 Suzanne De Cornelia (July 14, 2008)  If there was ever a moment to throw a life affirming celebration. That moment is now! History is being made with return of the uber-successful 60-year old franchise. Tickets sold out a week before the July 18th opening. And even before pretty boy billionaire, Bruce Wayne, could fasten into his Bat-cape for his latest adrenaline-rush smack-down against arch nemesis, Joker, Forbes .. (Parties)

Throwing a Princess Theme Birthday

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 Aurelia McAleese (July 14, 2008)  Are you throwing a Princess Theme Birthday Party for your child? Every little girl dreams of being a princess, and at least once in her life she needs to wear a crown! Make her day unforgettably special with the following great princess birthday party ideas: Pink, Yellow, and Purple - These are her heiness's royal colors when planning your princess themed birthday party. Streamers, .. (Parties)




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