Posts tagged "Parties"

Fighting the urge to have large birthday parties for kids

My son wants a small birthday party this year. I should be thrilled. I should be rolling around on the bed in a pile of the money I’m going to save. So why am I having to fight an urge to make his birthday party bigger? My son has often had fairly big birthday parties.... Read more »

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests
Are you planning a Halloween party and are looking for some Halloween party tips? Luckily, some of my past guest authors have provided you with some great advice. Read these posts to ensure you have the best Halloween party where your guests will have fun without you feeling stressed. Tip: Never host a Halloween party... Read more »

7 tips for cheap and easy party decorations

7 tips for cheap and easy party decorations
Pinterest sets unreasonable expectations for party decorations. If you are the sort of person who plans to carve radishes in the shape of your child’s favorite cartoon character and sew custom chair covers to match your theme this post is not for you. If you just want some tips for cheap and easy party decorations that... Read more »
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How to cheat at cake decorating: 7 simple tips

1. TRACING<br><br>

Although this cake took some patience it did not take much skill because of tracing!<br><br>

I traced a Cat in the Hat decoration onto wax paper. I placed the wax paper on a smooth layer of frosting and pressed in the design using a dinner knife. I colored the design using frosting pens, since decorating tips and icing bags can be a mess if you aren't used to them.<br><br>

If that's still too ambitious, my other tips are even easier.
I’ve always loved to bake, so it made sense that I would make my own cakes and cupcakes for my kids’ birthday parties. Unfortunately, although I am skilled at baking delicious desserts I am not skilled at decorating them, which tends to be an expectation for children’s birthday parties. That’s why I had to come... Read more »

How to host the ultimate Halloween party

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Edd Fairman. I have performed at approximately 60 Halloween parties over my 11 year career. I have probably attended another 40 parties over my lifetime but I have... Read more »

His and hers Halloween reflections and party tips

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Alexandra Fliess and Jason A. Fleece. ALEX: As a social worker I explore people’s motivation.  All behavior is a form of communication, it is just a matter of... Read more »
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Tip: Never Host a Halloween Party on Halloween

Tip: Never Host a Halloween Party on Halloween
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Robert Isenberg. Here’s what happens: A friend approaches and says, “Hey, come to my Halloween party!” She is excited. Her eyes bulge. She can’t wait for costumes and... Read more »

List 23: Memories from 20 Christmas parties

List 23: Memories from 20 Christmas parties
On Saturday, I threw my 20th consecutive Christmas party. (As I’ve stated before, I am an introvert who loves to host parties.) Below are 40 facts and memories from 20 instances of what has often been called the “Kimmy Z Christmas Party.” My mother started throwing Christmas parties with lots of food in 1970. She... Read more »

4 reasons introverts should host parties

4 reasons introverts should host parties
I’m an introvert, and on Saturday I am throwing my 20th consecutive Christmas party. My annual Christmas party is in addition to many other parties I’ve hosted including cast parties, kids’ birthday parties, a wedding celebration for friends who eloped and even a “double quinceañera” for my husband. I love throwing parties, but I am... Read more »
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