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Throw a Great Party in 7 Steps

Throw a Great Party in 7 Steps

Jun 5, 2014

1. Decide the day. The first step in planning any party is deciding WHEN the party will be! For larger, more formal celebrations, like graduation parties or anniversary dinners, it is best to choose your date earlier to give yourself time to prepare. 2. Get the group. Your guests are arguably the most important part of the party. Without them, there wouldn’t be one! Make a list of people that would create a fun, diverse crowd and give them two weeks to a month’s notice. Send them a formal invitation in the mail, or a more casual invite through email or Facebook. Make sure to include the time your party starts, the address and directions, suggested attire, and any other information they need to know in order to have a great time! 3. Make the menu. What’s for dinner (or breakfast, lunch or brunch)? This important question must cross the mind of any party planner. Things to consider include any dietary restrictions of your guests, as well as the presentation! One hint? Plan the plate! Whether you decide to serve light appetizers or a five course meal, pick foods whose colors complement each other. Your guests will be sure to compliment YOU when they sit down to eat! 4. Tackle the tunes. What is a party without a playlist? Use your iTunes or download Spotify and make a playlist for your party. Pick songs that everyone (not just you…) will enjoy! To guarantee your playlist will keep the party going, ask your guest for song requests before the party and be sure to include them. 5. Buy the basics. Now that you have your menu, music, and more all planned out, it’s time for the pre-party store run. Make your master list of all the food, drinks, and decorations you need. Go a couple of days before so you won’t stress (as much) on the big day! 6. Set the scene. Before the guests arrive, make sure your home or venue looks great! The night before, put up your decorations, and set the table or food area. Make sure your music works – that means testing your speakers, and making sure everything is charged! Not sure how to set the...

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The Ultimate Home Provider Checklist

The Ultimate Home Provider Checklist

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Have you ever needed a locksmith, electrician or other home service provider immediately and didn’t know anyone to call? Don’t get caught in that predicament again. Add providers to your master list of businesses on eMazeMe.com and request recommendations for any providers you are missing. Use this list as your guide!...

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3 Easy Home Improvement Tips

3 Easy Home Improvement Tips

Oct 11, 2013

Whether you own a home or you’re simply renting, many of us experience the same sticky issues while trying to make improvements to our humble abode. Reference these everyday solutions to your everyday problems. If it’s more than you can handle on your own…never be afraid to call a professional. You know where to find them… PAINT SPILLS: Shoot! While painting your living room (and jamming out to Huey Lewis, of course) your paint splattered everywhere. How the heck do you clean this up properly? Leave it to some cat nip or salt to help. Follow these instructions. MOLD ISSUES: Always be keeping your eyes out for mold, especially after a wet season of weather. It can grow anywhere moisture has been and if you simply clean it up but not actually fix the water problem, you will see it come back. Learn whether you can correct the situation on your own or need the help of a professional here. WATER MARKS: Who hasn’t experienced the thrill of finding a water ring on your nice wood furniture only to complain and cover it up. No sense in that stress…learn how to repair the stain so you can move forward whether coasters are around or not. Looking for more visual tips and ideas to improve your home? We found it…. HUNDREDS OF HOME IMPROVEMENT...