A walk down memory lane: summer nostalgia

You might have figured out we’re quite big fans of summer around here. From frozen treats and cocktails to must-have beach accessories, we can’t get enough of this sweltering season! And we’ve got a soft spot in our hearts for things that just scream summer in the mind of any kid. There will always be generational items that just bring you …(more)

Must have beach accessories

Summer and the beach go hand in hand. But a trip to the beach often requires lots of hands as you lug everything and the kitchen sink with you. Of course you know you need a hat, sunscreen, flip-flops, water, a blanket, etc., but what other cool things would make your trip better? We’ve got …(more)

This takes the cake…

With a name like House Party we see our fair share of fun party favors, excited party day Group Photos and amazing spreads of food. But, there’s one part of our campaigns we’ve come to recognize that truly showcases the creativity, skill and advocacy of our members: cakes! That’s right some batter, frosting and imagination in …(more)

Frozen drink recipes…for adults

Summer just isn’t summer without an opportunity to enjoy plenty a’ frozen beverage. So, in this — the second installment in our guide to frozen, delicious drink recipes — we bring you some adult-focused frozen drinks to kick-back with and let the summer melt away (literally!) Frozen Grapefruit Margarita: If there’s any flavor associated with summer, citrus …(more)

Our 8 favorite frozen treat recipes

If summer does one thing, it gives us an excuse to eat lots of frozen treats! After all, it’s hot outside and we need to keep cool. So whether you prefer ice cream, sno-cones, slushies or sorbet, we’ve got yummy frozen treat recipes to keep you cool all summer long. Coconut pops: I love coconut. …(more)

How to make your clothes more versatile

The more often you wear pieces of clothing or accessories, the more cost-effective and valuable they become. Here are some tips and tricks to wear your clothes in unusual ways to get the most bang for your buck — and get creative — while still looking great! 1) Wear a skirt over a dress for …(more)

It’s free Slurpee Day!

It’s that day of the year again! Today from 11am-7pm visit participating 7-Eleven stores for your free small Slurpee! We love this day (as you can see) so much that we wrote an Ode to the Slurpee last year. But that’s not all! This year 7-Eleven is keeping the fun going all week and giving …(more)

Pack your bags: Sonoma

If you’ve read some of my posts or checked out my bio then you know I’m a bit of a wine lover. And while I’ve now been to Napa Valley twice, I’ve never visited it’s larger sister, Sonoma. So in a very impromptu decision with a friend from college, Cindy, we planned a long whirlwind …(more)

7 more summer gift basket ideas

Melody shared 5 great ideas for summer gift baskets that were such a hit, we’re adding 7 more to the list! 1. Cheers! If you’re headed to a party or BBQ, this is a great gift for the host. Get all the ingredients needed to make a delicious summer cocktail, some drink-specific glasses and an …(more)

Happy Fourth of July!

To each one of our House Party community members we wish you a fun, relaxing and safe Fourth of July holiday! How’re you marking the occasion? Tell us in the comments below…you might just give us an idea that’ll make our 4th just a bit more fun!

Summer book recommendations

Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. So whether you’re killing time on a plane (hopefully going on a wonderful summer vacay), relaxing on the beach or kicking back at home, we’ve got some great summer book recommendations for you! Carefree reads Life’s a Beach by Claire Cook This fun beach novel follows …(more)

One Nation. One Team.

If you don’t know what the title of this post refers to, then you haven’t been watching the World Cup. And you’ve been missing the biggest sporting event in the world, next to the Olympics. But it’s not too late. The United States has advanced out of the “group of death” to the round of …(more)

Awesome Summer Playlists

Summer is perfect for music. From rides to the beach, backyard BBQs, road trips and more, it’s essential to have songs that make this season special and memorable. So we’ve got the summer playlists to keep you pumped and jamming all summer long. Summer is all about that lazy afternoon. This Spotify playlist has everything …(more)

8 summer fitness tips

Tis the season to get outside and move! Stay fit all summer long with these summer fitness tips: 1) Have a buddy. It’s always more fun to work out with someone, and having a partner will keep you more motivated to reach your goals. 2) Take advantage of long summer days. It’s a lot easier …(more)

5 Reasons Summer Rocks!

After this brutal winter, and I mean brutal, we at the House Party Blog are counting the days until summer! And by my calculations it officially begins in 22 days. So, in honor of this most anticipated season, we’ve got five reasons summer rocks! 1) No more socks! Don’t get me wrong, I love shoes. …(more)

The 25 mobile apps we can’t live without

It seems like there’s an app for everything these days, and new ones coming out all the time. It may be hard to keep up with which ones are good, which ones are useful and which ones are just fun, so I’ve polled the House Party office and compiled our favorite, “can’t-live-without” apps.   House …(more)

Get ready for summer!

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer and it’s time to get everything ready to make the most of the season. From backyard and house prep to activities and recipes – we’ve got some tips to make sure you don’t miss a summer beat. House & Yard Prep the lawn and get out the …(more)

The Best Wedding Movies

June is traditionally the month of weddings. And even if you don’t have a wedding invite waiting at home in your mailbox, we thought it only fitting to offer our take on the best wedding movies. These are ranked in no particular order and clearly personal preference. But hopefully you agree that these are worth …(more)

Super-Sized Party Planning

When you’re looking to throw a party for a larger group (say more than 50 people) it can be overwhelming! Where does one begin? I recently had to throw a party for over 100 guests and have a few tips to share to help you in those tough moments: Pinterest: Pinterest is a great place to get …(more)

Summer Festival Fashion

Winter has been selfish in New York this year and spring is being too shy. The first refuses to let the second come in. However, while those two keep their debate, summer is anxious to make its entrance packed with enthusiasm and bringing with it a lot of live music. On the West Coast and …(more)

Inside the House Party walls

We’re in the business of having fun, so it’s only natural that we have a little fun in the office now and again! (Practice makes perfect, right?!) Here’s a peek into some of the musings going on in the House Party office this spring. What does your company do to have fun?

Celebrating Dear Ol’ Dad!

We recently celebrated that special day dedicated to ‘mommy dearest’ with a blog post of unique gift ideas for mom. Well, nearly a month has passed since then and the time has come for us to do the same for dear ol’ Dad! Let’s be honest, shopping for Dad isn’t always easy. Whether it’s because he never …(more)