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Thank You Gift & Note Ideas

thank you gift and note ideas 150x150 Thank You Gift & Note Ideas Thanks - Gracias - Merci - Danke No matter what the language, we all have occasions when we need to say thank you. Saying thanks using notes, letters, gifts and even e-cards is a great way to let clients, friends and family know just how much you appreciate them and their efforts. Coming up with unique ways to show your appreciation can be challenging so I've put together some of my favorite ways to say THANK YOU! Thank You E-Cards One of the quickest and easiest ways to send a thank you note is via e-mail, but why not make it a bit more special by sending an e-card. Many online companies offer memberships in their e-card clubs for a small fee so that you can send cards for just about any occasion including thanks (see www.bluemountain.com and www.americangreetings.com). However, Read more

Bottle Themed Baby Shower

baby bottle themed shower ideas 2 150x150 Bottle Themed Baby Shower Baby Bottles Are A Great Theme For Showers When deciding on a theme for a baby shower, consider the availability and practicality of using baby bottles. You can easily tie baby bottles into the invitations, decorations, baby shower gifts, and party favors. I love this theme and I'm sure you will too! Baby Bottle Themed Shower Invitations You can really get creative with the invitations for a bottle baby shower theme by making them yourself. One of the most clever ideas is creating an invitation out of an actual small baby bottle. Buy enough small baby bottles for all the guests that you intend to invite. Then you have a couple options: either fill the bottles with pink, blue or a combination of pink/blue jelly beans OR place your actual computer generated Read more

Fun Green Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

green food ideas for st patricks day 150x150 Fun Green Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day A Wee Bit o'Green They do not typically eat green food or drink green beer in Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Should this stop you from enjoying these fun foods, or using them for St. Patrick's Day gifts? Not at all! Countries all over the world have adopted St. Patrick as their own, for one day at least, and food and drink are a distinctly American contribution to the international festivities. If you want to celebrate your Irish side, whether you are Irish or not, try these great green food ideas. St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes Getting Started These make perfect hors d'oeuvres for parties or treats for the kids. Green is the theme here so make sure you have plenty of green icing, food coloring, candy, and other supplies. And when all else Read more

Birthday Party Ideas for Girls - Ages 8 to 12

birthday party planning ideas for girls ages 8 to 12 150x150 Birthday Party Ideas for Girls   Ages 8 to 12 Girls Birthday Party Ideas Throwing a unique and memorable birthday party for girls aged 8-12 can be challenging. They are old enough to have outgrown the playground, but not quite ready for teenage activities yet. Here are some party ideas to make sure your daughter's birthday will be a happy and successful event. One of the keys is working together with your pre-teen to choose a kids birthday party theme that she is excited about. Once you choose the theme, planning the activities and food will be much easier. And remember that while supervision is obviously required on party day, give the girls some space so they can feel a little more grown up. Your local roller or ice skating rink will likely have numerous birthday party packages to choose from. Typically, Read more

Moon & Stars Little Lamb Baby Shower

moon and stars little lamb baby shower 150x150 Moon & Stars Little Lamb Baby Shower Little Lamb Moon & Stars Shower Theme This gender-neutral theme is an excellent choice when Mom doesn't know if she is expecting a boy or a girl. And even when she does know, this is one adorable theme that can be incorporated into all aspects of the baby shower including the food, baby shower gifts, party favors and of course, the invitations. One of the keys to creating a cohesive feel at the shower is to incorporate blue, yellow and a bit of mint green into the color scheme. If you've been to a moon and stars baby shower, be sure to share your favorite part of the shower in the comments section below! Moon & Star Invitation For shower invitations, you have several options including making your own, buying fully customized invites like the ones Read more

Traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

traditional st patricks day recipes 150x150 Traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Anyone can put some green food coloring in a dish and call it Irish, but you can do one better and make a traditional Irish dish this St. Patrick's Day. If you want to make a traditional Irish St. Patrick's Day feast for your friends and family, first decide on what "tradition" you want. When we think of St. Patrick's Day food, the savory aroma of corned beef and cabbage comes immediately to mind. But this is an American tradition; you will find corned beef being served for St. Patty's Day in Ireland, but it is typically to cater to the non-Irish! You are more likely to find juicy roast chicken, lamb, mutton, or fish on Irish tables. So a traditional Irish dish may actually be Irish - or it may be a dish that's Irish for the day. Corned Beef and Cabbage This Read more

All About Popcorn

all about popcorn 150x150 All About PopcornThis post contains Amazon affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. Popcorn History, Tips, Recipes and Gift Tins! Popcorn is a snack staple in the lives of most Americans. People of all ages love popcorn and the statistics show it. In fact, the average American eats over 200 cups of popcorn each and every year! In this article, I give you a brief history of popcorn and tell you what makes popcorn pop - scientifically speaking. In addition, I've included some of my favorite popcorn recipes as well as my tips for choosing great popcorn gift baskets for friends, family, or corporate clients. Popcorn History 101 Popcorn has been grown and eaten as a snack in the United States for thousands of years. Archaeologists Read more
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