Nov 092012
White Elephant Gift Exchange – Rules and Gift Ideas

A White Elephant Gift Exchange is the best way to jazz up a holiday party! These White Elephant rules and gift ideas are the best on the internet. This is my favourite party “game” (I hate games) because it’s full of surprises, steals, and super deals. The best gift I ever got at a White

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Nov 072012
6 Ways to Get Out of a Boring Conversation at a Party

These tips for ending boring conversations at holiday dinners or parties aren’t about excusing yourself. Rather, these tips are meant to help you enjoy talking to anyone about anything. Sometimes you can’t abandon a conversation – maybe you’re sitting at a dinner table or someone has asked you to talk to this person for a

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Nov 062012
17 Party Appetizer Ideas and Recipes - From Cheese Penguins to Devils

I rounded up these 17 ideas for appetizers and recipes for party snacks because I’m throwing two parties soon and don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute! Plus, November is Party Month on Quips and Tips The recipe for the Cream Cheese Penguins is at the bottom of this article – it’s an

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Nov 032012
16 Christmas Party Themes for Work or Home – Meaningful and Fun

Here lies a wide variety of themes for Christmas holiday parties – funny, meaningful, traditional, interesting, and yummy. We’ll start with Operation Christmas Child and end an Ugly Christmas Sweater or Pantsuit party theme (which I admit isn’t very original…but it is funny!). Christmas is the focus for these holiday ideas, but they can be

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Oct 302012
Happy Birthday, Spot! 6 Tips for Throwing Your Dog a Party

Throwing your dog a birthday party is fun because you’ll never disappoint your canine guests! Life’s too short to be serious about parties. These doggy party tips will help you cover all the bases… My invitations for my last people party featured a photo of my dog wearing a hat, and I was asked if

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Oct 292012
November is Party Month on Quips and Tips - Party Tips, Ideas, & Jobs!

Quips and Tips features a different theme every month; November is party tips, party plans, and even party jobs. ‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving parties, Christmas parties, and New Year’s parties. And, ‘tis the season for cleaning up the messes parties make – both emotional (“I can’t believe I said that to my boss!”) and

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Oct 192012
20 Birthday Gifts for Women Turning 40 - Plus Retro Gift Ideas

There’s a gift for every woman on this list of the best gifts for women turning forty – even if she’s not thrilled to be facing her 40th birthday. The Mulco Unisex “Bluemarine” Stainless Steel and Light Watch pictured is both a pretty and a practical 40th birthday gift idea. It’s timeless, and perfect for any 40

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Mar 272012
40th Birthday Ideas for Women - 6 Ways to Celebrate a Milestone

What’s the best way to celebrate a fortieth birthday? These tips and ideas are for women who are both happy and dismayed that they’re turning 40. Time went by so fast! First, here’s a meaningful way to celebrate life, from Alice Walker: “Begin a circle of women. Meet regularly. Don’t have an agenda. Get together

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Sep 292011

These extreme Halloween decorating tips for October 31 parties include blacklight, skeletons, skulls, coffins, and bloody bathmats – and there’s something for every Halloween party host or hostess here! Before the Halloween tips and tricks, a quip: “When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, tis near Halloween.” ~

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Jul 132011

This collection of ideas for Halloween 2011 (Monday October 31) includes costume exchange parties, food and book character costumes, and Halloween tips for dogs and cats. When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. ~ Author Unknown  The best part of Halloween is finding new, creative,

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