“Selfish” volunteering

We all know that volunteering can be about helping others and doing good. But there’s another type of volunteering, let’s call it “selfish” volunteering. By this I mean offering to provide services or work somewhere for free so you can take advantage of something you either love, can’t afford otherwise or just want to be …(more)

Streaming music apps

Listening to your favorite song has never been so convenient. All you need is a smartphone, a pair of headphones (or a bluetooth speaker) and you’re all set. Here are some cool streaming music apps: Spotify: This is probably the best music streaming app I’ve ever used. Spotify has many appealing features like creating your …(more)

Baby shower planning ideas

I recently had the opportunity to host a friend’s baby shower for the first time, and was lucky enough to have some really creative co-hosts. Here are some tips for hosting a super cute, affordable baby shower in your home. Food Finger sandwiches If you have a few hosts, ask each to prepare a finger …(more)

Check out the House Party mobile app!

We’re proud to announce the official full release of the House Party mobile app for both iPhone & Android devices! So grab your smartphone and get ready, because the House Party you know and love just got more convenient, exciting and fun! The House Party mobile app is perfect for hosts and guests of House Parties as …(more)

Remembering 9/11

Last year we were  honored to have a guest post from Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial. Joe shared, in his own words, the importance of honoring that day through his work at the Memorial and the pending Museum. We are re-running his post today, as we mark the 13th anniversary of that …(more)

6 monthly subscription boxes to love!

“Ooh, a package?! Addressed to meee?” We all know that feeling that comes over you when a package is delivered and it’s got your name on it — sheer joy and mystery! What’s in it? Who sent it? Am I expecting something? Here at House Party we’re experts on that, since we get to watch thousands and …(more)

Fall fashion essentials

Technically fall doesn’t begin until September 23rd, but summer is wrapping up and sweater weather is nearly upon us up here in the northeast. Currently it’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and designers are showing-off their spring collections, but in case you missed the fall trends (after all, fall’s not even technically here!), here’s Style.com’s Runway Trend …(more)

The football gridiron beckons

Each year there are moments that mark the unstoppable changing of seasons: gentle showers coating new grass, soaring mercury on cloudless afternoons, tress laid bare from fallen leaves and eventually the creaking of packed snow underfoot. Notably, the departure of summer has always been a very bittersweet transition to me. I love summer. It’s happy, warm and …(more)

Take me out to…the Baseball Hall of Fame

I live with a sports-obsessed 9-year old. One who never met an ESPN channel he didn’t watch. Forget cartoons, my home is permeated with play-by-plays. And even though soccer may be his fan favorite, baseball, America’s pastime, is a very close second. So we decided to journey up to Cooperstown for a visit. It’s a not-so-quick …(more)

Remembering 9/11

Last year we were  honored to have a guest post from Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial. Joe shared, in his own words, the importance of honoring that day through his work at the Memorial and the pending Museum. We are re-running his post today, as we mark the 13th anniversary of that …(more)

Labor Day party planning tips

Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. To learn more about the holiday and its history, read our post from last Labor Day. Since many people have this day off from work, it’s become a day to BBQ and celebrate …(more)

Easy back to school snacks!

In case you haven’t seen any one of the approximately 4 gajillion advertisements in your local retailers, neighborhoods and online….it is in fact back to school time. And we’re in the thick of it, folks. If back to school were a hurricane, we’re hitting the intensity of the eye right about now. So, amidst the frantic runs …(more)

Favorite summer memories

With how cool the weather has been here in the Northeast, it’s hard to imagine we are still in summer, or that we’ve had summer at all. After all, there have been 4 days that hit 90. 4!! That’s unheard of. But nonetheless, we’ve managed to make the most of summer and before it’s gone …(more)

It’s time for the Emmys

Television will pay tribute to their best on August 25th, a little earlier than normal. This could mean some melted makeup and pit stains on the Emmys’ red carpet, or we can hope. Cause we like to keep it real. Although if the weather in LA is anything like it’s been in NY, it’s more …(more)

Vote for House Party!

As you may know by now, we try very hard here at House Party to stay updated on all of the current trends and technologies that’ll make our platform and company the best it can be for YOU! The past three years we’ve had the amazing opportunity to head down to Austin, TX for the …(more)

House Party Summer Picnic

Every summer we get together out of the office to unwind, have some fun and of course, eat, drink and be merry. Here are some pictures of this year’s annual House Party Summer Picnic!

Happy Left-Handers Day

Last year we wrote a post about National Left-Handers Day and got a great response from our own left-handed community members! So, we wouldn’t let this day pass without a shout out to all the left-handers. So, enjoy #LeftHandersDay with a few fun facts! 5 fun facts about left-handers 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh …(more)

Making sure back to school is nothing but cool!

It’s that time of year again! No, not the holidays…at least not yet (though retailers might already be trying to convince you otherwise!). It’s back to school time and that means a fair amount of prep work ensuring that your kids are on track for a smooth transition back into the swing of the academic …(more)

3 ways to use your car in non-conventional ways

The average commute time to work is 25.4 minutes, so think about how much you could accomplish in that amount of time if you could do more than just driving! In this on-the-go society, why not tap into free energy through an unlikely resource – your car! Here are alternate ways to use your car …(more)