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Low-fat dips for the 4th of July

Independence Day just isn't complete without a selection of festive finger foods and tasty dips. If you're watching your weight, fatty, sour cream-based dips are a diet disaster. Luckily, you don't have to avoid dips entirely - just mix up one of these delicious, low-fat dip recipes to share with family and friends at your... More


Are you hosting family and friends at your home this Fourth of July? Do you want to make your outdoor space look spectacular, but don't know where to start? It's easy to decorate your patio or backyard deck for Independence Day if you are creative in your approach to home decor shopping. Incorporate the following... More

tip for bbq party feature

Are you wondering how to host the ultimate BBQ Garden Party this year but are short on ideas? Everyone loves a good barbecue, especially when it’s full of great food and with a fantastic atmosphere. In fact, three out of four American households own a barbecue which just goes to show you how much we love a... More

How to decorate Christmas-themed tablecloths

In a few months, it will be Christmas. There is no time to dillydally; you need to start planning on how you will decorate your home to match the festive season. To give you a head start, here are some ideas that you may want to apply when using any of our Christmas-themed tablecloths. 1.... More

Valentine Hearts Tablecloth


Wouldn't this Valentine Hearts Tablecloth look great on your romantic Valentine's Day table? You could also use it to brighten up a bridal shower or make a wedding reception even more joyous. Valentine Hearts is the perfect table covering for a wedding rehearsal dinner, too. Red hearts on a white background with black outlines is the classic color combination for Valentine's... More


Eat, drink, and be Irish! And do it in style starting with a specially decorated Saint Patrick's Day table. I've rounded up some interesting Saint Patrick's Day table decorating ideas for your perusal. Some tablescapes are traditional, others are modern, and a few are especially for kids. I'm planning on incorporating ideas from each of them for my... More


Did you know that if you catch a leprechaun, he'll grant you three wishes in exchange for his freedom? Well, I've never caught a leprechaun (or found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow;-) but I've found a few leprechaun hats in my day. Here are ten fun leprechaun hat table decorations for your... More

Leap Year Frog Party Games feature

Leap Year Frog Party Games


Last week I rounded up several Leap Year Frog Party Foods. This week I have lots of Leap Year Frog Party Games for you! Whether you want sitting-still activities or jumping-around entertainment, you'll find both fine- and gross-motor skill games for your favorite frog lovers below. So, if you're planning a little frog-related get-together, you'll "toadally" love these!... More

Leap Year Frog Party Food Ideas feature

What is a frog's favorite time? Leap year, of course. (Did you find my frog joke absolutely ribbetting?) Okay, I'll stop now, but you gotta admit . . . frogs are fun. And frogs make a great theme for a party, especially for leap year. There are all kinds of fun leap year frog party games (which I'll... More

Presidents' Day snacks feature

I cannot tell a lie. I love Presidents' Day. Since it's a national holiday, your kids might be home from school. Here are 12 Presidents' Day snacks that will not only keep them busy, but taste good when they're done! Baby Center has a great tutorial for making Abe Lincoln's Log Cabin. This one calls for pretzel sticks... More

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