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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Materials, Accessories for Terrific Tabletops & More

Once you’ve gotten your tables beautifully and cleverly covered, it’s time for centerpieces, tableware and finishing touches. Candles Use tapers, balls, and votives in a unifying color from your scheme. As long as they are out of the reach of small children, fill all the tables with various sized candles and keep them lit throughout […]

Party Table Basics

Whether you’re talking kitchen, folding, banquet or picnic, tables that reflect your event with distinction are a breeze with just a few fundamental decorating steps. After you’ve chosen your theme, select a color scheme and work from there. Typically you’ll be working with a two- or three-color palette. Other times you may want to go […]

Go West for a Backyard Birthday Campout

A Western theme is a great one for summer birthdays because it dovetails nicely with barbecues, evenings around a campfire and the ever-popular kids’ sleepover parties. Perhaps one of the best parts of a summer campout party is that a child who is old enough to camp out in the back yard will also be […]

Character Theme Favorites for Boys

G.I. Joe™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™(TMNT) and Transformers™ are three very enduring character birthday party themes beloved especially by boys. G.I. Joe™ is the oldest of this particular set of three, having first appeared in the movies in the 1940s and become immortalized as an action figure in the early 1960s in response to the […]

Give Your Son a Birthday Party for the Books

If you know a little boy who is about to turn one year older, make him feel like a million bucks by throwing him a fantastic boy birthday party. There are plenty of themes that are sure to delight a little boy, so pick one that suits your special man. Many boys play sports during […]

Even More Games for Kids’ Parties

Here’s another batch of kids’ birthday party activities, tried and true, and ready for you. Squeeze-the-Orange Race Object of the Game: Each team tries to beat the other(s) in passing an orange down a line without using hands. What you need: One large orange per team (or try a small grapefruit, a ball, or a […]

Throw A Golf Themed Party To Celebrate The Season

It’s the perfect time of year to head out and whack a few golf balls around on the green. If you’re a golf fan, then why not celebrate this beloved sport with a golf party? There are plenty of golf themed party surprise to make your party one for the books. For starters, you’ll want […]

Try Your Luck with a Fortune Cookie Cake

The fortune cookie has an interesting history. First used in Japan as a temple tradition, its migration to the United States, subsequent evolution and marketing resulted in a version associated with Chinese restaurants but which is just about as American as apple pie! At any rate, our offering today is a recipe for a Fortune […]

Make Your Child’s First Birthday Special

If you have a little one who is about to celebrate their first birthday, then it’s time to pull out all the stops for this momentous occasion. Birthday’s come but once a year, and this will definitely be one you want to remember. Babies love lots of color, so when planning this special birthday bash […]

Cake Basics: Assembling Your Cake

Many decorated cakes are too large for standard plates and platters, or call for a more creative display. If that’s the case with your latest creation, prepare a base or “cake board” that’s a bit larger than the cake and echoes its shape. You can use a cutting board or a cookie sheet, pieces of […]