Category: Family Time

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Post-Christmas Re-gifting Party

Seems like most every year you get something as a gift that is nice but just not you. What to do with it? Well, it’s certain that your friends got something like that too. Why not make it a post-Christmas party to regroup with your girlfriends and exchange those unwanted gifts for something you might like...

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Ornament Exchange Party

Hosting a holiday party? If you need a more interesting incentive for your friends to attend than just, “Hey, come over, eat food, and talk,” consider hosting an ornament exchange party. There are so many ways to incorporate this idea into your party. The Used Ornament Re-gift Tired of the same old ornaments every year? Mix...

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New Ideas for Paper Snowflakes

Are you tired of the same flat paper snowflakes year after year? Accordion folded paper snowflakes are 3-dimensional decorations that are easy and fun to make. These fancier snowflakes will liven up any festive adornment whether it be at home, on a Christmas tree, or hung about for party decorations. What you will need: -Plain White...

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Making Halloween Romantic: Date Ideas

When you think of Halloween you may immediately think of trick-or-treating. Instead, treat yourself and your partner by celebrating Halloween with a fun and romantic date. The trick is deciding what to do. Here are a few Halloween inspired date ideas. Boo Bags The grown up version of trick-or-treating is to treat your friends and neighbors...

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Keep Your Get-Together Reasonable

If you are throwing a dinner party or similar gathering at your house, it can all be very exciting. It’s easy to get carried away in the planning stages, without taking into account what is actually feasible. Of course you want your party to be memorable and wonderful for everyone who attends, but if you run...

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Homemade Halloween Decorations for Kids to Craft

Allow your children to have fun this Halloween with a selection of easy-to-make Halloween decorations the whole family will enjoy. Pick up a few inexpensive craft supplies, clear off a work space and get ready to have a fantastic holiday! 1. Hanging Ghosts Decorate your home or yard with a few of these frightfully fun creatures...

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Holidays and the In-Laws

I’ve been blessed. I have amazingly awesome in-laws. I actually look forward to the holidays so I can spend time with all of them. Some of you aren’t so lucky, though; the holidays are a nightmare because of what you go through with your significant other’s family. Obviously I’m not speaking from personal experience here, but...

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Holiday Meals Without the Hassle

Last year, for the first time, I took over Thanksgiving duties. I bought cookbooks from Ina Garten and Martha Stewart. I scoured every magazine’s long list of Thanksgiving menus and time-saving tips. After assembling my menu for brunch and dinner, I wrote my grocery list, ordered the all-natural turkey from Whole Foods Market, and grinned —...