Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is just a week away. Do you need help planning Thanksgiving dinner or are you lucky enough not to cook? Does your family go the traditional route, with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and assorted veggies? Or do you have …

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9 Classic Halloween Movies

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It’s that time of year when the sun sets early, the leaves cover the grass, and the ghost and witch decorations make an appearance for Halloween. And that got us thinking about some of the classic movies we watched growing …

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Outdoor Fall Activities in Dutchess County

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The crisp Fall air has arrived, the sweaters are getting unpacked and the leaves are starting to change color in Dutchess County. Now is the time to enjoy outdoor fall activities right in our own backyard before the dreaded winter …

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A Refresher of Labor Day History

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Do you remember your Labor Day history? The real reason why we have a day off work on the first Monday in September? Traditionally, we use Labor Day to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school …

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Planning a Party Around Food Allergies

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Planning a party and playing the hostess role is stressful but when you are aware that one of your guests has food allergies, then extra care is required to eliminate that allergen from your menu. Thankfully, the internet is chock …

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Is Your Marriage Doomed If You Don’t Have An Engagement Party?

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Of course, the answer is NO! But why not throw a spontaneous party to formalize the announcement and show off your engagement ring? Engagement parties are often portrayed in the movies as formal soirees with guests gushing over the engaged …

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Host a Direct Sales Party Outdoors in Dutchess County

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Need a reason to host a party outdoors? How about inviting some friends over for a direct sales party. It’s a win-win for everyone: the hostess receives discounted or free merchandise, the direct sales rep moves toward her monthly sales …

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Rent Party Tents Because Weather is Unpredictable

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Nobody likes to think about having bad weather on their party date but when you plan an outdoor event weeks in advance, you really have no way of predicting what the weather will be like. Forecasters have a difficult time …

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Ask the Right Questions to Avoid Hidden Rental Costs

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When you’re paying good money to host an outdoor party and are trying to stay within a budget, who wants to be faced with hidden rental costs from vendors? Nobody I know, that’s for sure. True Story: Recently a customer …

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Backyard Party Ideas for Toddlers

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We’ve been talking a lot about high school and college graduation parties because this is the season for those milestone events but before we can get to the graduations, we have to get through toddlerhood! So this post is dedicated …

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