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27 December
2013
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Love it or loathe it: making the best of New Year’s Eve
 

Love it or loathe it: making the best of New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a very polarizing holiday (if you can call it an actual holiday). Some people love NYE, seeing it as a night of fun, excess and glitter. Others find it an overrated, overpriced and overdone night that creates false expectations and never delivers on the promise. Danielle and Liz are two such people. So we decided to let them share why they Love or Loathe New Year’s Eve.

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9 October
2013
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Halloween planning!
 

Halloween planning!

It’s time for Halloween planning to commence!! Costumes, candy, parties, chills and thrills – I love this time of year and am excited to get the party planning underway.

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23 September
2013
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Fall Party Planning: Apple picking and picnics
 

Fall Party Planning: Apple picking and picnics

A little over a month ago, we posted asking you to vote for the type of fall blog series that you’d like to see from the official House Party blog. Well, you voted, we listened and party planning won out handily! Our first post in this series focused on tailgating, but with this one, we’re taking it down a notch with apple picking and picnics.

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13 September
2013
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Fall Party Planning: The best tailgating strategies
 

Fall Party Planning: The best tailgating strategies

Just about a month ago, we posted asking you to vote for the type of fall blog series that you’d like to see from the official House Party blog. Well, you voted, we listened and without any delay we bring you — as requested — your new fall series on…(drumroll, please)…party planning!

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16 August
2013
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Four tips on hosting a family reunion
 

Four tips on hosting a family reunion

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.

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18 July
2013
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Throwback Thursday: summer gift baskets
 

Throwback Thursday: summer gift baskets

Summer is a time when people come out of hibernation full force to gather with loved ones, and there’s always a reason for a BBQ or party. You don’t want to show up empty-handed, so consider putting together a gift basket for the host. You may recall these ideas I blogged about last year, but I’ve also come up with four more ideas below, inspired by you! And as always, you can also browse Pinterest for additional ideas.

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