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New Holiday Office Party Ideas

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Holiday office parties are the stuff of legends and jokes and for some people, fear. There’s the fear of drinking too much and embarrassing yourself, but if you’re the one planning the party there’s also the fear of planning something boring. We’ve got some new ideas to keep your staff happy and your holidays care-free. Some of these ideas may even combat the loss of productivity that happens over the holidays. Read more…

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Texas Fundraiser Fun

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Austin, Texas is not only the state capitol, but the capitol of live music. So it’s no wonder that the city’s largest no-kill animal shelter would choose live music and entertainment to help them raise funds. Bands, photo booths, carnival games, and great food made this a fun event for pet lovers of all ages. Thanks to Cory Ryan Photography for sending it our way. Read more…

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Fundraiser for Kid’s Cancer

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Would you shave your head? Would you shave your head while other people watched? What if doing so could raise money for something really important, like kid’s cancer research? On March 30th 2013 Donna’s Good Things will be sponsoring its second annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon in Chicago to do just that. We’re thrilled that blogger Mary Tyler Mom, the founder of Donna’s Good Things, shared photos of last year’s event with us. Read more…

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Party Tip: Try Something New

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We’re coming up on a time of year where a lot of people have “annual” parties: Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day. If you host the same party every year, it can be hard not to feel like you’re falling into a rut. On the other hand, if your annual party has become a tradition, you don’t want to shake things up too much. No one wants to come to your Super Bowl party and discover that you didn’t make their favorite Seven Layer Dip this year. Read more…

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50th Wedding Anniversary Party

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Today’s real party post has a special place in my heart. It’s not just because it’s at one of my favorite restaurants, Hillbilly Tea in Louisville, KY, but because it’s my parents’ 50th anniversary party. On the wedding blog I often remind couples that if they’re planning a holiday wedding that means they’ll have a holiday-time anniversary every year, which can make planning difficult. Read more…

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Super Bowl Party with Kids

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Super Bowl parties are a great excuse to do some home entertaining. They’re also a great way to combine groups of friends, work friends, college friends, and neighborhood friends can all effortlessly make connections because there’s one unifying purpose in the party. Because Super Bowl parties are usually held at home they’re also a great way to let your friends with and without kids mix and mingle. Read more…