Planning parties for teenagers can prove challenging. They need your help to plan and execute the big event, yet they also want their birthday parties to feel special. Make your 14-year-old's party an event to remember by selecting a theme, activities, foods, entertainment and a location that pleases all parties involved.
When children turn 11, they often enjoy celebrating birthdays with extended family and friends, though not necessarily at the same time. Consult with your tween about managing the guest list or having a few celebrations, and then brainstorm a special 11th birthday party. Whether you invite family or not, make sure you or another responsible adult stays present for the duration of the party.
For many, Thanksgiving is all about the food. However, this emphasis on good eats does not mean that you need to spend your time slaving over a hot stove on this holiday. To free yourself up to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends, plan some simple Thanksgiving meal options. By selecting these alternatives to the old standbys, you can delight your guests with tasty treats without breaking a sweat.
Every June, Americans celebrate their fathers on Father's Day. In addition to the backyard cookout, gifts and well wishes, many fathers receive a Father's Day cake, made by family members who want to express their love. Choosing how to decorate a Father's Day cake can add fun to the celebration.
A child's third birthday brings excitement for the child and the parents. A 3-year-old realizes that his birthday likely means a party, presents and time with his friends. Organized activities are often a sanity-saver for you as the host. Keeping the activities simple makes planning easier for you and ensures that all of the young party guests can participate.
By the time the Christmas gifts are purchased and wrapped, the tree is up and the house is decorated, there is very little energy left for making a Christmas dinner. Instead of pushing yourself even harder to turn out a many-course meal that will be over in 30 minutes, you can start a new tradition, the simple Christmas dinner. A simple Christmas dinner provides all of the good food memories that a complicated meal offers but allows you to relax and enjoy the day.
Kids look forward to cooking and baking special treats on Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is one of the few days a year when many kids are allowed to eat more candy or baked goods than usual. Spend extra time with your child on Valentine's Day cooking some of her favorite goodies, whether you're baking for the classroom or for the family.
Start your Valentine's Day out with a tasty appetizer. Select an appetizer that is equal parts whimsical and tasty to ensure that your special someone is adequately fed and ready for a night of romance. By selecting the right appetizers, you can create a cohesive celebration of romance for your Valentine's Day.
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