Holidays & Celebrations
Who says finger paints are just for kids? Edible body paint can make adult playtime a little more fun.
Cut 4 ripe avocados in half then pit and peel them and chop them in a food processor. Then add 5 tablespoons of sour cream and pulse the mixture until it has the texture of yogurt. Next add a tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and blend until the body paint is smooth.
You can make a sweet body paint by mixing a 3-oz. box of instant vanilla pudding with 2 cups of milk, stirring Read more [...]
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. However, if you’re running out of time, you can still plan a great last-minute trip.
You need to be flexible when choosing a destination. If you end up looking for a room at the last minute, you might not be able to find one at your first-choice destination. But you may be able to find a good deal at second or even third choice destinations. You could think about traveling to Canada for the weekend. Canada doesn’t celebrate Memorial Day Read more [...]
Make some memories and, at the same time, spread a bit of holiday cheer with these easy Christmas ornaments.
Make lacy snowflakes: allyou have to do is unch a hole at the top of a lacy paper doily. Then thread a small length of narrow ribbon through the hole and tie a knot at the ends. Hang several on the Christmas tree for a frosty effect. If you hang transparent ornaments near a tree light it gives a much more dramatic effect.
Hang cookie cutters: Get some Christmas-themed cookie cutters Read more [...]
Before your friend becomes a wife, have a fun night out with the girls and throw her a bachelorette party.
Before doing anything else talk to the bride to decide what type of party you’re going to throw. She can let you know whether she wants a wild party or a more traditional get-together.
When scheduling the date of the party, take into account that the weekend before the wedding is usually a good choice.
With the bride’s help, put together a guest list of the bride’s female friends Read more [...]
Enjoy the holiday with the family, but make sure to set aside some time for a special celebration all your own. Plan a romantic Easter with some wonderful surprises for the one you love. Here are some ideas.
Write egg messages: dye eggs as a couple for sentimental fun. Write romantic love messages on the eggs with a white crayon that, once dyed, magically appear.
Have picnic: find a secluded, shady area in the park for an old fashioned picnic lunch. Pack a basket with some Easter ham, fresh Read more [...]
Make this February 14 particularly memorable with one, or even all of these suggestions.
Woo him for a change. Instead of leaving the celebration up to him, plan something he’ll enjoy, give him a formal invitation, and insist on paying for the date. You’ll find that most men can’t remember the last time they were wooed on Valentine’s Day.
Dress up: unless it’s inappropriate for the activity, get all dolled up. 39 percent of men in one poll said they’d like to see their special someone Read more [...]
The holidays can be expensive but here’s how you can save a little money on new ornaments by recycling some common household items.
Decorate a CD. we all have lots of CDs we don’t listen to anymore. Glue glitter or a paper cutout onto both sides of the CD and then string a piece of ribbon through the center.
Cut up water bottles: this is another thing that you probably have lots of so cut out the bottoms of two used water bottles and trim them into star shapes. Glue the two cutouts together. Read more [...]
Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May to honor U.S. servicemen and women. There are many ways that you can help celebrate this very important day.
Send a letter: put a smile on a soldiers face by sending them an E-card. You can go to militaryecard.com for help to get started.
Send a care package: show your support by sponsoring a care package to the troops. Many websites offer care package services if you don’t have a specific soldier in mind. Popular care package items Read more [...]
Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with one of these traditional Mardi Gras cocktails.
Whip up a hurricane. Celebrate Fat Tuesday by making the classic Mardi Gras Hurricane. Mix an ounce each of light and dark rums,1 tablespoon of passion fruit syrup, the juice of a lime and 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar in a cocktail shaker. Now add three to four ice cubes, shake well, and then strain the cocktail into a hurricane glass. Add a long straw and enjoy.
If you like the taste of Pernod, you can enjoy Read more [...]
It's not always the guy's job to provide the romance in your relationship. Make Valentine's Day memorable by finding the perfect gift for him.
Boys and their toys! Give him a handheld organizer. Not only is it handy technology for him butas an added bonus, you’ll make sure he is always on time for future dates.
Keep him looking his best by giving him grooming products. Pay attention to the scents he enjoys wearing. Cologne, skin cream, and shaving products are always good options.
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