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White Elephant Gift Exchange – Rules and Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Exchange – Rules and Gift Ideas

Written by on November 9, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Gift Giving Tips, Party Tips with 5 Comments

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

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

Written by on November 7, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Party Tips with 0 Comments

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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17 Party Appetizer Ideas and Recipes – From Cheese Penguins to Devils

17 Party Appetizer Ideas and Recipes – From Cheese Penguins to Devils

Written by on November 6, 2012 in Cooking & Dinner Parties, Party Tips with 0 Comments

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

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

Written by on November 3, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Holiday Season Tips, Party Tips with 1 Comment

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

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

Written by on October 30, 2012 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Party Tips with 0 Comments

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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November is Party Month on Quips and Tips – Party Tips, Ideas, & Jobs!

November is Party Month on Quips and Tips – Party Tips, Ideas, & Jobs!

Written by on October 29, 2012 in Entertainment, Party Tips with 1 Comment

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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40th Birthday Ideas for Women – 6 Ways to Celebrate a Milestone

40th Birthday Ideas for Women – 6 Ways to Celebrate a Milestone

Written by on March 27, 2012 in Entertainment, Party Tips with 23 Comments

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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Extreme Halloween Decorations and Tips for Halloween Parties

Written by on September 29, 2011 in Halloween, Party Tips with 4 Comments

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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Halloween Ideas – A Round Up of Tips for October 31

Written by on July 13, 2011 in Halloween, Party Tips with 0 Comments

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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Food Costumes You Can Make at Home

Food Costumes You Can Make at Home

Written by on April 14, 2011 in Halloween, Halloween Costumes, Party Tips with 2 Comments

Lots of people want to be food for Halloween, and this list of food costumes you can make at home will help you stand out from the buffet. These food costumes range from beef tacos to food on the floor of a movie theater. A food costume doesn’t have to be hard to make – […]

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