Scale the guest list to your space. Too many people make for a noisy, uncomfortable party where guests can’t get food or drink and have to claw their way to the bathroom. Better to invite fewer people; use seating and lighting to create the illusion of a more intimate space, so guests don’t feel they’re… Continue reading 12 Party Planning Tips
Paper invites vs. digital invites While the eternal debate between “real” paper invites and more common digital invites rages on, it seems like a best of both worlds approach might be the best way to get the word out about your party. On how to keep your guests from sweating: “Turn on the air conditioner… Continue reading Advice for Throwing the Best Party Ever
DRINKS More wine than needed: This might be terrible but to think that having each friend bring a bottle of wine was the best way to outsource dinner party schlepping. Get sparkling wine in everyone’s hand as soon as they walk in the door. It’s always a celebration when we manage recreational adult human interaction!… Continue reading Dinner Party Tips
Flying over east Canada a passenger was able to video a beautiful magnetic storm. See it here.
Supplies: jingle bells (about 50 per wreath depending on size) wire (I used 26 gauge florist wire) ribbon (about 12″ length per wreath) needle-nose pliers wire cutters scissors How To: To start with, cut a 16″ length of wire and loop back one end about 1″. Using the needle-nose pliers, wrap the end around until… Continue reading DIY: Jingle Bell Ornaments
Supplies: Cardstock, folded in half Oversized gemstones, giant sequins or buttons in Christmas colours White PVA craft glue Permanent, fineline marker How To: Arrange your gemstones onto the front of the card and glue into place (we orientated our card so that the folded edge was at the top) Draw a string from the top… Continue reading DIY: Christmas Card
Men of Any Age Under $50: Chemex: I don’t want to break tradition and not recommend a new coffee making device as a gift. He’ll love it because it’s idiot proof, you’ll love it because it’s the exact one Monica and Rachel had!!! Tablet mount: Get this for any college student…can you imagine not having… Continue reading 2016 Gift Guide: For Him