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Halloween Costume Contest Categories

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Halloween costume contests inspire guests to get into the spirit of the evening. Add the phrase “Halloween Costume Contest Prizes” to your Halloween party invitations and get ready to have a blast.

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Vote by secret ballot, have the hosts only vote, or create a runway for guests to strut their stuff for votes.


Company Party Invitations and Icebreaker Games

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Here are a couple of fun activities that will keep guests entertained at a company party, summer family barbeque, picnic or office party:

Ice Breaker Game – Sticker Stalker: All you need to play are stickers and your guests.  How to play:

  • The object of this game is to get rid of all your stickers by sticking them on the other guests (One sticker per guest).
  • When guests begin to arrive at your house or office, give each guest a pack/sheet of 10 stickers. However, if the guest you are “stickering” catches you, he/she gets to stick one of his/her stickers on you.
  •  If you are “caught”, you must temporarily take your sticker back, and you can try to sticker that same person later (at your own risk). But if someone falsely accuses you of “stickering” him/her, then you can automatically put one of your stickers on that person.
  • The first one to get rid of all 10 of their original stickers is the winner!

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Name and Number Game. You will need Index cards, tape and writing utensils. How to play:

  • As people walk into the party, put their name on one side of an index card, and a number on the other side.
  • As everyone walks around with their name showing (on the index card that is taped to their shirt), they have to try to introduce themselves to as many people as they can.
  • After a bit of mingling, tell everyone to turn over his or her name tags, so that the number on each card is showing rather than the name.
  • Now give everyone a numbered piece of paper, and see who can fill in the most names next to the corresponding number.

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Ice Breaker Game – Describe Me: You will need Index cards, tape and pens or pencils. How to play:

  • As guests arrive, make sure each person gets an index card taped to their back as well as a pencil.
  • Have your guests mingle, and meet each other.
  • As people get to know each other a little bit better, have each guest write their first impressions of the people they meet on the cards on their backs.
  • Make sure to tell your guests to write funny things, but to stay away from anything resembling rude or mean comments. Write things like “quick wit,” “million dollar smile,” “funny jokes,” etc.
  • After about 15-20 minutes, have each person read the card off the adjacent person’s back for a few laughs.

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Quick Name Game:  This game combines quick knowledge of the names of the people at the party, as well as various items from different categories. All you need to play is your guests and a ball. How to play:

  • Have everyone sit/stand in a circle.
  • Go around the circle and have everyone say their first name, and then reveal a good way to remember their name.
  • The first person begins the game by announcing what the category is. For example, let’s say that the category is cars. The first person would then throw the ball at someone of his/her choice, and that person would have to say something that relates to the category of cars, as well as the name of the person who threw the ball.
  • Then as quickly as possible without skipping a beat, that person must throw it to another person of his/her choice.
  • When the next person gets the ball, he/she must say another thing that relates to the car category as well as the name of the person who just threw the ball and so on.
  • If someone flubs a name or a category then he/she is out. The person who is left sitting in the circle last is the winner. However, if you would rather just focus on getting to know everyone and having fun, you can award prizes at the end for “Quickest Thinker,” “Worst With Names,” “Best/Worst Passer” etc.

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Talk Derby to Me: How to Play Horseshoes

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

How to Play Horse Shoes at your Kentucky Derby Party |

Playing horseshoes is a fun activity for your Kentucky Derby party guests. It’s easy, you won’t get dirty, and you can mingle and play at the same time.

Set up an area outside away from the party where non-playing guests won’t walk into a flying horseshoe or get hurt.  Pick two teams of two people.  You will need four horseshoes and two stakes. The stakes traditionally are placed 40 feet apart.  The game is played by players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground.

There are two ways to score in a game of horseshoes: by throwing “ringers,” or by throwing the horseshoe nearest to the opposite stake.  A “ringer” is a thrown horseshoe where the horseshoe completely encircles the stake. The game’s scoring system is where the expression “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades” comes from.

To total your points:

1 Point   – The nearest horseshoe to the stake within 6 inches

2 Points – If both of one player’s horseshoes are closer than the opponent’s or a leaner (a leaner is where the horseshoe literally “leans” on the stake)

3 Points – A ringer! (If each player throws a ringer, the ringers cancel and no points are scored)

Most games are played to 21 and the winner must win by two points.


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9 Fabulous Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

It wouldn’t be game day with Chicken Wings! Whether you watch the game at home, at a friend’s house or at a sports bar, the one food you have to serve is Chicken Wings.

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The first ingredient in all recipes and the most important, of course, is the chicken wings themselves. Make sure to use fresh, not frozen wings to make these crowd pleasers. Serve with your favorite dips or by themselves along with carrot and celery slices and a nice big cold beverage.

Let us know what recipe you made and how you liked it!

Here are 9 Fabulous Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes:

Oven Roasted Chicken Wings   Smoking Mutant Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Ghost Pepper Chicken Wings

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings   Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings

Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Labor Day “White Party” & Invitations

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Here in Southern California, we’ve had such a mild summer and really cool nights, it’s hard to believe Labor Day signals the “end of summer” and it’s time to celebrate with one last beach party, pool party, or barbeque. I like to think of it as “back to school” party instead of the end of summer.

So, if you’re planning a get together over the Labor Day weekend, how about throwing a  “White Party” where your guests are required to wear all white. (Remember when it was frowned upon to wear white after Labor Day?)Summer All-White Party Attire Party Invitations |

You can decorate for your party with:

  • White flowers
  • White candles
  • White tablecloths
  • White plastic table wear and napkins
  • White sand
  • White seashells
  • White streamers and balloons

Serve white drinks and white food such as:

  • Cheese buffet
  • Hummus and crackers
  • White garlic chicken pizza
  • Chicken
  • White Fish
  • Pasta
  • Cheesecake
  • White cupcakes with white frosting
  • Angel food cake with flavored whip cream topping
  • White wine
  • Champagne
  • Mojitos
  • Gin and tonics
  • Blonde Tequila Shooters

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22 Worst Fictional Boyfriends

Friday, February 14th, 2014

As it’s Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air – or not – we thought we’d share “22 Worst Fictional Boyfriends” and invite you to let us know who’s your pick for worst of the worst.

Our picks and reasons are below:  Mr. Big, James Bond and Edward Cullen.

22 Worst Fictional Boyfriends

Click below to see the entire list of 22 eligible “worsts.”

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Pink Packaged Moët & Chandon Rose Champagne

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Pink Boxed Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne with Gold Pen

I love this pink boxed Moët & Chandon Rosé “Tag Your Moët” set!  The set comes with two champagne glasses and a gold pen to write your message on the champagne bottle. This would be a fabulous keepsake for a wedding, an anniversary, a proposal or engagement party or for your perfect Valentine wish to your sweetheart.

If you can’t find the boxed set, you could always buy a bottle of the Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial champagne and a gold marker to create your own version of this special addition box.

What an amazing gift to give and to receive!

Why Are All My Thoughts In Blog Titles?

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Seriously? Why Are All My Thoughts In Blog Titles? (and what category do I pin this to?)A funny thing happened on the way to making my blog more personal.  All my thoughts turned into blog titles! Really! Big, flashing, titles in all caps!

Seriously. I’d have a thought and would immediately think “I need to write that down. That could be the title of my next post that will go viral!”

As the owner of a business, a blogger, a Facebooker (is that a word yet?), a Tweeter, a Pinner, every waking thought — and a few dreams — become targets for the next big post that will draw hundreds of thousands of clicks and comments to my website that will raise my Goggle Page Rank and hopefully, my sales, and the word “V – I – R – A – L” appears in flashing neon lights somewhere off to the right of my line of sight in purple neon tubing.

Just this morning while I was busy pinning away on my Pinterest account from my iPad while still laying in bed watching the sun come up, I wondered, “What time do Pinners start Pinning?” as no one had repinned any of my stuff in the past hour…then, Oh! that could be the title to my next post (so don’t steal it before I have it written, please.)

I mean why do we all do it all? “It” uses up a TON of time we could be doing other things, like reading the next up-in-coming chick lit best seller, painting our nails, cleaning the kitchen…NOT. What drives us to blog, to pin, to post to think in Blog Titles or Post Titles or Pins?

Please leave me a comment and let me know why you do what you do so I have some more justifications for doing all this and my hopes for viral blog titles might become a reality. And while you’re here, would you mind shopping or browsing our party invitations, party favors, note cards…?

P.S.  I think the pinners are awake and pinning as I now have 3 more Pinterest followers in the time it took to wrote this post…thanks!

Gin Martinis and Bikini Waxing

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Gin Martinis and a Windy Waxing StoryThere’s a story going around Facebook and Pinterest about a poor woman who decided to do a “full” bikini waxing. At home. By herself. OMG. Yes, it’s hilarious and as stories like this do, they make me laugh, cry, smile and shake my head at what we do in the name of beauty.

So, here’s my story that I hope it will go viral on Pinterest or Facebook or both or at least garner a few blog post comments if you laughed at least once.

A few years ago, my sister and I went out after work for Bombay Martinis in honor of our Dad’s birthday. Neither one of us had ever had gin (beyond a sip to know we don’t like it) until the night our father died and we toasted him with his favorite drink – a gin Martini – mom always ate the olives. It actually tasted pretty good that night and I’m sure Dad had something to do with that.

So on our night out in his honor, after toasting to our father, reminiscing about him and our childhood and another round of martinis on their way, the mood needed to be lightened.

After the waitress departed and we clinked our glasses in toast once more, I remembered a story I had read in Health magazine. It was just the story to lighten the mood and the gin was kicking in. Just remembering it to tell it had me laughing so hard, I could barely repeat it through the giggles and the “funny tears” streaming down my face.

So here goes…the story was entitled “A Windy Waxing”

“I’m lactose intolerant, but I just can’t kick my cheese and chocolate milk cravings. The unfortunate result of my dairy binging is usually gas, but I consider myself something of a flatulence ninja because I’m a pro at concealing it. That wasn’t the case, though, when I recently went in for a bikini wax after a night of lactose gluttony. I wanted the full monty, so when the aesthetician was done with my front, she made me flip over on all fours. As she smeared wax in the most nether regions of my behind, I just couldn’t hold it in any longer and accidentally let one rip right in the poor woman’s face. If that wasn’t enough, I fell down laughing, which made my butt cheeks stick together from the wax, so the aesthetician had to separate them and re-apply. Let’s just say she got a very big–and (well deserved) tip. — Sasha, Sheboygan, Wisc.”

To Sasha, I just want to say, my sister and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us cry for a good ten minutes from laughter instead of from sadness. So happy birthday Dad, and cheers to Sasha for making women everywhere “crack” up with laughter. Leave us a comment and share this with every woman you know. Laughter is the best medicine, no matter what ails you.

Still laughing…

What comes after the Mayan Calendar?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

What comes after the Mayan calendar? What are you going to do today now that the world did not end?

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