1 Make your own personalized desserts, treats, hors d’oeuvres. Rather than hiring a caterer and an expensive cake maker – stand out with your own food trays, personalized, more creative dishes and desserts. Everyone will be talking about your creativity, and you’ll be happy you stayed in budget! Rather than having the typical potato salads, cookies, chips… Spice it up with:
3 Low entertainment costs. Most people are just stopping by, as they have multiple parties to attend and many will entertain themselves. You can have games set up such as volleyball, bean bags, horseshoes and badminton. Include a fun “fondue station” with fruit, pretzels, etc. for dipping. For music, you don’t have to hire a live band but playing some CD’s, an iPod, or MP3 player would be fun and give the guests an area to dance and kids to play.
4 Decorating costs for a party can be expensive, ways to cut back: you can buy many of your decorations (e.g. table cloths, napkins, plates, cups, balloons, streamers, banners, etc.) at stores such as Party City or dollar stores (Dollar Tree, Family Dollar).
5 If you are considering hiring a photographer at the party, consider this idea instead: have disposable cameras for all the guests at the tables. That way, they can create their own memories and have fun doing so. And this way you will get pictures with variety, which you didn’t even realize were taken!
6 Joint open houses. Consider bringing it up to your graduate and their best friend and see if that is an option. Chances are your son or daughter has a close friend(s) that they may want to do this with, so it is worth at least contacting the parents and bringing up this idea. This will let you split costs, share ideas and give the graduates a bigger party.
April 29, 2013
April 24, 2013
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April 22, 2013
|National Jelly Bean Day is a time to enjoy gobs and gobs of jelly beans. Sure, they are very popular at Easter. But, they are also enjoyed year round. The flavors are limited only by the imagination of candy makers. If you've never enjoyed the multitude of flavors in a box of gourmet jelly beans, the we suggest you head right out to the store and buy some.|
Every April 22nd (otherwise known as Earth Day) millions of jelly bean fans coast to coast celebrate the candy that's not just for Easter anymore.
Jelly bean fun facts
The jelly bean dates back to at least the 1860's -- when jars of the tasty treats were promoted as morale boosters for army troops fighting in the Civil War.
While egg-shaped jelly beans seem like a natural for Easter basket fillers, it wasn't until the 1930's when jelly beans became a permanent part of the Easter tradition.
Although jelly beans were always traditionally made from sugar and artificial flavors, a revolution in jelly bean varieties exploded with the introduction of "Jelly Belly" jelly beans in the 1980's. Made with real fruit juices -- and in flavors such as tangerine, green apple, and very cherry -- Jelly Belly soon became one of the most popular jelly beans in the nation.
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April 21, 2013
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April 17, 2013
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April 12, 2013
While not the healthiest of foods (nor that it contributes much to your daily intake of fruit and vegetables), but Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is all about indulging in that favorite of foods, the grilled cheese. See how ambitious you can get, and include ham, tomato, bacon, pesto, or anything you can imagine!
The Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafes, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.
To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich cooked your favorite way
April 2, 2013
Are you a foodie at heart? Do you love your grub? Then why not get an iPhone case that celebrates your favorite foodstuff? Here are 30 cases that offer "edible" decoration.
From beverages to bacon, I'm sure there's a scrumptious design to suit your palate and make your mobile more mouthwatering. Mmmmmm, iPhone.