The 4-1-1 with: Joe Monti

In each installment of The 4-1-1, we’ll interview a different member of the House Party community, asking the big questions that are on everyone’s minds. In this one, we’re chatting with Joe Monti, our VP of Finance. Joe joined House Party about a year and a half ago and ever since, we’ve grown fond of the …(more)

5 FUNctional Office Makeover Tips

Late last year we decided it was a good time to give the House Party office a little makeover. Throughout the project we had fun researching, combining our ideas and bringing them to fruition! So, having learned a fair amount in the process about making over an office, we wanted to share our results and tips …(more)

This Day in History: January 19th

Welcome to Monday, folks! Today, we’re taking a look back at this day – January 19th – in history. There were social accomplishments, technological achievements and days of cultural note on this day; however, none as important as the reason we celebrate a national holiday today, as you’ll see later in this post. What happened throughout history on …(more)

Love it or loathe it: Skiing

One of the things that makes the House Party Consumer blog so special is our unique, and often, differing opinions. We’ve tackled Candy Corn and New Year’s Eve and now our contributors go head to head, or toe to toe, on their love or loathe of skiing. Melody - Love My love of skiing began in high school, …(more)

Feng Shui for the New Year

Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. With the New Year upon us, what better time to reexamine our spaces and bring a little more energy to push us through into a great year! Use these helpful tips to rearrange your office space or your …(more)

The taxman cometh

Yes, with the start of a new year means it’s almost time for that dreaded of annual rituals — filing your taxes. But fear not fair readers! We’ve got some tips to hopefully make this less painful and more lucrative. 1. Keep track If you itemize deductions, start keeping track now (or gather what you’ve already spent) …(more)

The holiday gift exchange: a wellspring of holiday humor!

The holidays are flat-out fun. That we, of course, know thanks to the hot chocolate, presents, decorated trees, menorahs, latkes and egg nog. We’ll stop there, since the list could go on for a long time. A very long time. In addition to all those popularized holiday items though, the season brings with it numerous exciting and often funny moments. …(more)

Happy Holidays, one and all!

Well, we’ve been talking about the holidays for weeks now and right now we’re in the eye of the wonderfully-festive storm. Last week we had our annual  House Party holiday party and got a chance to spend some quality time celebrating with our work family. It’s been a wonderful year to reflect on and we’re …(more)

A child’s holiday helping hand

The holiday season is upon us again (how does that happen?)! It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of shopping and getting our homes ready for special visitors. This time of year can be very stressful, even more so for children. Cultural and religious celebrations, as well as holiday dinners and parties, can …(more)

From foodie to food allergies: Part 2

As you might have already read from my most recent blog, I’m a mom whose kids suffer from food allergies. For the past 11 years, navigating these unchartered waters related to safe and unsafe foods has been quite an experience for my husband and me. While he and I don’t suffer from them, we’ve been …(more)

What an #HPHolidays Twitter Party it was!

On Wednesday at 8:00pm EST, the Twitterverse was infused with a dose of holiday spirit that was more than up to the task of temporarily dethroning the latest hashtag, kitten meme and controversial celebrity statement. This was the time when the House Party community came together for our annual #HPHolidays Twitter Party and set the Twitterverse ablaze with …(more)

Tonight is #HPHolidays Night!

Tonight’s the night! Take a break for an hour and join us for the #HPHolidays Twitter Party at 8:00 pm EST. If you’ve joined one of our Twitter parties before, then you know how it works: we’ll be chatting about holiday recipes, winter activities and ways to keep the holidays fun and stress-free, while giving …(more)

5 twists on an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

The holidays can be stressful, so tying a silly theme — like tacky holiday sweaters — into your holiday party will surely help lighten the mood and fill the room with laughter. It also serves as a good ice breaker. Try a few spins on the classic ugly sweater party this season — you can even combine a few of these …(more)

It is December “Refer-a-Partier” Sweepstakes Time!

Update: We’re proud to announce that Julianne M. from Springville, NY is our lucky “Refer-a-Partier” Sweepstakes and House Party VIP Pass winner. Way to go, Julianne! Stay tuned to the blog, because we’ll be having more fun programming like this coming in 2015! Holiday celebrations are always more enjoyable the more friends and family you have taking part. …(more)

Time to ring in the #HPHolidays

The holidays can be a little overwhelming at times. So take a break for an hour and join us for the #HPHolidays Twitter Party on December 10, at 8:00 pm EST. If you’ve joined one of our Twitter parties before, then you know how it works: we’ll be chatting about holiday recipes, winter activities and …(more)