Event Planning

Planning events can be a great way to meet your neighbors and see family and friends more often. Get ideas and tips for event planning.


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5 Tips on Hosting a Storage Auction

If you own a self-storage unit and the tenant doesn't pay up, you can sell off their goods to the highest bidder. But there are a few things you need to know first.

10 Community Event Ideas

These days, everyone has very busy lives, and the community is suffering for it. These 10 ideas will bring back the neighborly spirit in all of us.

5 Fresh Ideas for Hosting Brunch

Are you tired of serving the same breakfast casserole every time you host brunch? These five fresh ideas will help you break out of a dull routine and are perfect for serving breakfast, lunch or anything in-between!

How to Host a Book Club

Do you love to read? Are you looking to share and expand your love and understanding of literature with others? If so, then you may want to start a book club.

5 Fun Ideas for Hosting a Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower for an expecting friend or family member can be very exciting. But what do you need to do to make sure everyone has a good time?

10 Theme Ideas for Events

These theme ideas are sure to get guests in the spirit to party, no matter who you're entertaining -- or what the occasion may be!

10 Tips for Organizing a Formal Event

Planning a formal event can seem like a daunting task, but with these 10 tips, you're sure to throw a bash that no one will soon forget!

10 Great Girlfriend Getaways

Who doesn't love vacationing with her family? Helping the kids build sandcastles, taking in a sunset with the hubby -- it's lovely. But sometimes, you just need to get away with the girls. These 10 vacays will have you shouting "Sign me up!"

How to Make Balloon Animals

Kids love watching adults making balloon animals. Here's how to make balloon animals.

5 Affordable Birthday Party Locations

Planning your child's birthday party can be a lot of fun, but it can also mean a lot of stress. You want to throw a great party that all the guests will enjoy, but you don't want to go broke in the process.

5 Healthy Birthday Party Snacks

All those sweets at birthday parties will make a child's blood sugar spike and then crash. And you know what happens next: a post-cake meltdown. What healthy munchies can you serve to supplement birthday cake?

10 Things Your Kid's Birthday Party Doesn't Need

With free license to eat cake, tear open gifts and make mischief with friends, your birthday boy or girl doesn't need anything more than some frosting, presents and a wide, open space. So, why are you booking a magician and researching caterers?

You know you're over-doing your kid's party when ...

What happens when balloons, ice cream, and cake don't suffice? Sometimes it can be hard to tell when you're over-doing your kid's birthday party. Where should you draw the line? How much is too much?

5 Worst Birthday Party Themes

As time goes on, birthday parties are becoming more and more elaborate, with themes, over-the-top decorations and enough food to feed an army. But are all theme parties a good idea?

10 Ideas for a Unique Birthday Party

Today's kids are tough to impress. If you want to host a truly memorable party for your child, you're going to have to plan something more fun than a game of tag. These 10 parties will keep your kids' classmates talking long after the last piece of cake is eaten.

10 Fun Kids' Birthday Party Themes

Birthday parties aren't what they used to be. But that doesn't mean you have to go all out and spend thousands of dollars, either. Sticking to a central theme can provide all sorts of fun for your little one and their friends. These 10 are pretty popular -- and simple.

How to Throw a Ballerina Birthday Party

Little girls love dressing up, dancing and the color pink. So it's no wonder they love ballerinas. We've got some great tips for creating a beautiful birthday party with a ballet theme.

5 Princess Birthday Party Ideas

Your little princess deserves the most magical party for her birthday. These five ideas will help you plan a princess-perfect party with all the royal touches. We'll share ideas for everything from thematic invitations to tasty delicacies.

How to Throw a Superhero Birthday Party

Looking for an action-packed theme for your child's next birthday party? Why not try a superhero party? It's full of fun and adventure and easy to pull off. We'll show you how.

How to Throw an Arts and Crafts Birthday Party

The agenda at most kids' parties revolves around eating cake and opening gifts. Give your child and her friends something constructive to do that will encourage them to be creative and imaginative. Arts and crafts can be engaging, fun and memorable for a child's birthday party!

10 Birthday Party Cleanup Tips

A child's birthday party sounds blissfully simple. You buy a cake and streamers, plan a game of pin the tail on the donkey, stuff goodie bags, and call it a day. But celebrating a birthday can generate a big mess. Get a leg up on the cleanup with our tips!

5 Dates for You and Your Girlfriends

You've been looking forward to your girl's night out, but the thought of going to a club with 1,000 of your closest friends doesn't sound so appealing. We've got five alternatives that will let you keep up with the gossip and stay close to your girls.

Top 5 Superhero Birthday Party Ideas

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... superhero birthday party! Just about every kid -- boys and girls alike -- goes through a superhero phase at some point. We've come up with five ideas that will help your birthday star shine in true hero fashion.

Top 5 Ballerina Birthday Party Ideas

Your little one is in awe of everything ballerina and only that theme will do for her upcoming birthday party. Want to make her celebration stand out from the pack? We've come up with five ideas that will help your birthday girl be the prima ballerina.

Top 5 Arts and Crafts Birthday Party Ideas

Is your daughter or son a little Frida or Picasso? If so, plan a birthday party where he or she can show off that talent. How should you plan a party like this?