5 Ways to Host a Backyard BBQ on a Budget

When daylight hours lengthen, my backyard beckons to me. Summer evenings were made for outdoor living, including cooking on the grill and dining al fresco. And, eating outdoors is best when it’s shared with family and friends. Barbecue parties with good company, delicious food, and unforgettable memories can be the highlights of your summer. You … Read more

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

tips for hosting a cookie exchange

I’ve been hosting a cookie exchange for 10 years, and it’s one of my favorite Christmas traditions! A cookie exchange is an easy and inexpensive party to plan, and everyone goes home with a nice assortment of cookies to enjoy during the holidays. Cookie Exchange Invitation Ideas: A simple e-vite Hand deliver a cookie cutter … Read more

Jimmy Buffett Theme Party

Looking for a festive theme to jazz up your next cookout or happy hour? Need a great idea for a fun adult birthday party? Two words…Jimmy Buffett! His lyrics dictate the perfect adult party. A Pirate looks at 40 would be a great theme for a 40th birthday or how about Cheeseburgers in Paradise for … Read more

Fun Brain Games for Adults

Recently, there’s been a huge surge in the number of brain training apps, and even physical games, designed to boost your cognitive ability, improve your memory, stall the aging process, and stave off brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. This is great news because keeping your brain young will only improve your life as you … Read more