Service – the action of helping or doing work for someone – comes in all shapes and sizes. Growing up, I always associated “service” with community service: working at food shelters, fundraisers to help local charities, volunteer work at Habitat for Humanity and the list goes on. But when I met my husband, I began to ask…what does it mean to “serve” our country?Read full post
As part of House Party’s efforts to give back to our community this holiday season and highlight ways that you can do the same (you can read more on this here and here), our team recently spent the day volunteering at the nearby Food Bank for Westchester.Read full post
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 Epner, one of our Senior Directors of Sales. Joe joined House Party almost two years ago but we can’t imagine life without him! He’s not only always looking for next “big” sale, but you can always hear him helping out his other team members. Jane, one of our Campaign Strategy Directors, has worked with Joe on several campaigns so she’s heard some of his stories, but she – and us right along with her – wanted to know more.Read full post
Snapping a quick smartphone photo during good times with family and friends is almost instinctual for many of us in this day and age. As you well know, we here at House Party strongly encourage our party hosts to indulge in this impulse during their parties. You may wonder why we put an emphasis on taking photos, so let’s tackle that now.Read full post
This year, when we decided to have a family reunion for the first time in 12 years, we wanted to make sure everyone could participate in the daily activities and that the host (my aunt) could actually enjoy herself. My Aunt Sally is luckily not only a great party planner, but also a great delegator. Here are the four things that allowed us to have one of the best Stebbins get-togethers of all time, and I’d like to think, put us down for one of the top ten family reunions that took place this summer. Got one better? We’d like to hear what made it great.Read full post
I’ve always been someone who loves traditions. That’s why when I had a family of my own I made a point to continue many of the traditions that were dear to me from my childhood. Celebrating birthday “week” vs. birthday “day”, family football games at Thanksgiving and one of my favorites, Eggs Benedict on the first Sunday of every month.
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I hope this post finds you well. Here at House Party our team is looking forward to the arrival of summer. The change of seasons —from winter to spring to summer — always seems to recharge the batteries. And even more so now considering some of the difficult events of the past year — Hurricane Sandy, the Newtown, CT school shootings, The Boston Marathon bombing and the recent tornado in Oklahoma. Hopefully summer will bring better weather and happier times for all of us.Read full post
When we started this blog a little over a year ago, we made the purposeful decision to avoid posts pertaining directly to House Party events – announcements of new parties, host-selection notices, and the like. There are lots of other ways to keep up with that information (Facebook; Twitter; email), so we wanted this to be a breath of fresh air, a space where you could get to know us, and we you, on a more personal level. So, over these past few months, we’ve shared some of our favorite recipes, our Oscar predictions, and even our stories of true love, while you’ve been generous enough to tell us about your chocolate obsessions and your awkward Valentine’s Day memories.Read full post