House Party Reaches 300,000 Facebook Fans!

300,000 is a lot. Whether you’re talking toothpicks, pens, bowling balls, cars or people…300,000 is a LOT regardless of the individual size if those things being measured. In our case, we’re thinking about 300,000 in context of Facebook fans – our Facebook fans – and they’re pretty awesome people no less! The vast majority are …(more)

Top Party Planning Tips for 2016!

Party planning tips. Everybody’s got them. Most folks have their personal favorites they’ve gathered and learned over time. Some have co-opted the ones their friends have told them about and still others borrow from tradition with the ones that were once Mom or Dad’s secret. So, as the summer months grow nearer and the chance …(more)

House Party Goes to the Food Bank for Westchester!

Last Wednesday, March 23rd, the House Party team went to the Food Bank for Westchester to chip-in and volunteer and meet with fellow volunteers. It’s a remarkable place! The Food Bank serves over 265 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester County, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank …(more)

Traditional Anniversary Gifts & Ideas

Buying the perfect anniversary gift for my spouse is something I put a lot of thought in year after year.  I want to make sure he will like it and that it has that special meaning.  For someone like me, who got married only two years ago; I think it’s a really cute idea to …(more)

2016 Chinese New Year and Horoscope

The 2016 Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016 and, according to Chinese zodiac, it is the Year of the Monkey. The Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. As one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is a time when whole families reunite, similar to Christmas …(more)

The 4-1-1 on Leonora

In each installment of The 4-1-1, we interview a different member of the House Party Team, asking the big questions that are on everyone’s minds. In this post, we’re chatting with Leonora Gordon, our Consumer Marketing Director. Leonora joined House Party seven years ago.  She fills the office with her ever-happy persona, and is a go-to …(more)

Winter Instagram Profiles You Should Be Following

Meera and Brian here – and we’re here to share some of our favorite winter Instagram profiles with you. We’ve had a pretty mild winter here in the Northeast with – get this – 72 degrees on Christmas (thank you, El Niño)! So, even though winter’s begun to catch-up recently, we’ve been looking to Instagram …(more)

New resolutions, new you

2016. Yep, it’s officially here. And so, as we all tend to do at the beginning of a new year, we aspire to become better versions of ourselves in some respect with our New Year’s Resolutions. But wait – why is it that that term “New Year’s Resolutions” seems to nearly always bring about just …(more)

December horoscopes to wrap-up 2015

People read horoscopes for a wide variety of reasons. Some feel astrology can predict the future,  others read it just for fun and all opinions in-between.  Since we are wrapping-up 2015, I thought it would be fun to see what we have in-store for us in the remaining days of December.  So, feast your eyes …(more)

Keep the grilling hopes alive!

Though this is an extremely potent El Nino season in the continental U.S. (meaning many of us are still basking in unseasonably warm temperatures), the shadows of autumn creep ever-deeper and soon so too will winter temperatures. I know, I know – I’ve said it. I’ve jinxed it. Here comes all the bad weather. While …(more)

The 4-1-1 on Jane

In each installment of The 4-1-1, we interview a different member of the House Party Team, asking the big questions that are on everyone’s minds. In this one, we’re chatting with Jane Zucker, a Senior Campaign Strategy Director. Jane joined House Party over 7 years ago and ever since, we’ve loved the dedication to her …(more)

Fall and winter home decorating tips

Fall and winter are absolutely my favorite seasons.  The leaves start changing colors and there is a chill in the air that puts a smile on my face. As soon as those first leaves fall, I gleefully go into my closet and put out all my favorite holiday decorations.  I try to remain tasteful and …(more)

Gluten-free desserts for the holiday season

The holidays are rapidly approaching and while this means warm times with family and friends, we also know that it typically means one other thing, too…FOOD! This is easier for some folks than others though, especially if you have any dietary restrictions. Thankfully, after some delicious research by us, we can confirm that you can …(more)

Back to School: Fashion, Products & Trends Not-To-Miss

Now that fall is approaching, back to school fashion and trends are emerging. As usual though, they’re unique and different from preceding years: some trends are new and others are a blast from the past. Regardless of your style, there’s something for everybody to embrace as the temperatures dip and the leaves begin to fall. …(more)

Labor Day Vacation: Make it a ‘stay-cation’!

Retail stores have had back-to-school gear for weeks, talk of the football season is madly swirling about and nighttime temperatures are beginning to dip for many of us. Add all these things up and it’s obvious: summer is officially waning. While kids may rue summer’s exit (while parents likely celebrate it!), this time of the …(more)

The 4-1-1 on Steph

In each installment of The 4-1-1, we interview a different member of the House Party Team, asking the big questions that are on everyone’s minds. In this one, we’re chatting with Stephanie Howard, a Senior Program Manager on the Program Operations team. Steph joined House Party 5 years ago and ever since, we’ve loved the …(more)

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