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Goodbye 2013, and hello 2014! Tonight, we will share our resolutions, eat all the sweets we can find before our diets start tomorrow, and toast each other to a happy and healthy new year. Some of us will throw parties, and some of us will cuddle up on the couch with our family to watch the ball drop.
Regardless of how we celebrate, every one of us will be ringing in the new year. If you are still looking for some fun ways to celebrate the new year, here they are!
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New Years Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. Before I had my baby, it was because I could do all the partying I wanted and then miraculously on January 1st, I would instantly become motivated. I would work out more and eat less junk food. I would meditate more and shop less. I would swear off drinking and partying. This usually lasted a few weeks and then it was back to normal.
Even after my baby, New Years is still one of my favorites. We all change from our fancy clothes to our pajamas and we cuddle up on the couch to watch the countdown. Some of us will fall asleep (ok, probably all of us) and we will jump when we hear the ball drop. We will eat sandwiches and will toast with cider instead of champagne. The next day, we will all meet at the bookstore to pick up our new books for the year – a tradition my boyfriend’s family has held since he was a little, and have now invited me to join.
In case you are hoping that your New Years Eve will be a little more eventful than mine, I have a few great party ideas to share.
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Happy Halloween everyone! We are sharing a few fun and free printables that you can use today!
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I can still remember when my mom would throw Halloween parties at our house. The house was always decorated from the front porch to our spooky garage. I had to walk through clouds of dry ice and fog from the fog machine to find my room, and the tables were covered with fun and creepy snacks and desserts. The parties were always family-friendly and everyone in the neighborhood would wind up at your house by the time the party was over.
Somewhere between my childhood and producing a child of own, Halloween turned into merely an excuse for us to all get together and do the same thing we did every weekend…party. We didn’t need to hang up fake spider webs because they were already in the corners (cleaning was not as important to us back then) and any decorations we did put up would always be on the floor about two hours into the party. If they were lucky enough to remain on our walls, they stayed like that forever.
Now that I have a little one, I’m growing fonder of throwing parties the way my mom did. Cecilia is too young to enjoy a Halloween party right now, but she will be good and ready in a few years. Halloween is officially three weeks away, and if you are throwing a Halloween party, it’s time to start planning. Let me help be your guide to planning a Halloween party, the homemade way.
You can find Halloween party themes and decoration ideas at Craft, Interrupted:
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