A little gift for your host or host family -- especially something personalized -- speaks volumes. This doesn't mean you have to shell out for something pricey; thoughtfulness is key.
Sure, having a party is fun, but to show your guests a really good time, give parting gifts they'll remember. A fun Poloroid, framed, of your guests in a goofy pose or a CD of music played at the party are always good ones. And the list goes on.
It's easy to grab a bag of prebaked brownies to bring to your child's school party, but wouldn't you rather throw something a bit more fun into the mix? Think party favors, think background music for games, think -- gasp! -- a veggie and fruit platter. We're pretty sure someone is already bringing the brownies.
We can't even count the number of times we thought we had the cupcakes perfectly arranged in the box, only to find icing on the lid (and not the cakes) and at least a couple with new, misshapen forms. No more! These suggestions make transport a snap.
Let all your guests fill personal-sized pizza crust with an array of toppings to make a combination all their own. It's a great pastime for kids' parties and sleepovers.
Is it ever too early to register
for baby gifts? Some moms who are early in their second
trimester talk about how they're planning ahead, and where
they're setting up their registries!
Some fun idea for tea party themes and games. It turns out tea parties aren't just for little girls anymore.
Baby shower games are more than just fun! These silly
activities also offer your guests a great chance to break the ice
-- especially when they may not know each other very well. Here
are a dozen games for you to consider the next time you throw a
Thinking about going all out for your tykes party? Lisa Scott's experience may have you rethinking your elaborate plan.
For most American families, Independence Day probably signifies a picnic, a parade and fireworks. As we all kick back for the needed respite, it is easy to forget that we are celebrating our nation's birthday.