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Guidelines For The Perfect Holiday Party

A lot of things come with the holidays. The weather changes, you get gifts, family comes in town, and, most importantly, people throw parties. If you plan to host one of these parties, it can be stressful. You have to plan a party for many people all by yourself. You may not know where to start or what you need to pull it off. After reading this, you will.

Guidelines For The Perfect Holiday Party

Drinks

It may seem like a small thing when you are planning your party, but it is really important. Certain drinks make you feel like it’s that time of year. Your guests, whether they are kids or adults, will be expecting these kinds of drinks. Drinks like eggnog and hot chocolate are a tradition around holiday time. Some people don’t want to feel like they drink the same drinks every year. There are recipes you can look up with some traditional ingredients and new ones. You can mix sugar free syrup and some eggnog and create your drink. Having your drink list prepared for your party will save you a lot of rushing the day of the party.  [Read more…]

Foods You Will Want To Make For The Fourth of July

One of the most popular holidays that people gather for is the Fourth Of July! This is a day that we celebrate our independence which usually includes lots of fireworks, family, friends and FOOD! Many choose to grill outdoors, some keep the party inside, but a party isn’t a party without the food! Below you will find foods you will want to make on the Fourth Of July to make it memorable. You will also find tips for having a SAFE Fourth Of July too!

Stars & Stripes Mocktails

Stars & Stripes Mocktails

Refreshing beverages are a must, especially if you are hosting a gathering outdoors because any day in July usually includes heat.  These Stars & Stripes Mocktails are pretty and made with cranapple juice, pina colada and some Gatorade.

Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles

Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles

Bite sized treats that are sweet are sure to be a big hit at any party where there is food. These Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles are both yummy and easy to make. You could also get creative with the cake batter flavoring and sprinkles.

Red White & Blue Dipped OREOS

Red White & Blue Dipped OREOS

What party is a party without some OREO cookies? While OREOS usually will have holiday inspired cookies in the cookie isle, you can have some fun and maybe impress your guests with these tri-colored Red White & Blue Dipped OREOS that can be fun to make.

Firework Bundt Cake

Firework Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are always popular at parties and BBQ’s. For this Firework Bundt Cake you will need a cake box mix, a bundt cake pan, food coloring, frosting and some sprinkles.

Jello Firecrackers

Easy Jello Firecrackers

If you are a fan of Jello you are going to want to make these fun and Easy Jello Firecrackers!  These are tri-colored with red, white and blue jello and topped with a maraschino cherry.  This might be a fun recipe to make with the kids too!

Picture Perfect Patriotic Berry Trifle

Picture Perfect Patriotic Berry Trifle

One thing you should always serve at a bbq is fruit! This Picture Perfect Patriotic Berry Trifle includes strawberries and blueberries with Angel Food Cake and Cool Whip! Not only does this dessert sound delicious, the fruit makes it sound a little refreshing too!

Vanilla Firecracker Cupcakes

Vanilla Firecracker Cupcakes

These cupcakes are super CUTE and perfect for the 4th of July! These Vanilla Firecracker Cupcakes are tasty and will impress your guests!

These are just some of ideas Fourth Of July themed recipes I thought would make a great addition to any event that you may be hosting for the holiday. If you don’t want to cook there is always the option of ordering pizza. Companies like Papa Johns will be waiting by the phone ready to bring you food for you and your guests.

Here are some tips for having a SAFE Fourth Of July:

  • Do NOT ever try to disassemble or  try to make your own fireworks
  • Only light your fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and
  • Consider ear protection, especially for little ones not used to loud noises
  • Do not purchase illegal fireworks
  • Hire a lifeguard if you are having a pool party or celebrating at the lake/river

The Best 8 Tips to Stay Healthy This Season

The holidays have arrived — but the 2020 season promises to be like none other. With the threat of COVID-19 added to the cold and flu season, you’re wise to do whatever possible to decrease your health risks. 

The Best 8 Tips to Stay Healthy This Season

What can you do to minimize your chances of spending Christmas day bundled up in blankets, sipping chicken broth and going through tissues by the gross? Here are the best eight tips to stay healthy this season.   [Read more…]

Child Injuries – Can Parents Claim Compensation?

No parent or guardian ever wants to go through the anguish of either witnessing an injury to their child, or receiving a call to inform them that their child has been injured in some way. 

Initial thoughts will, of course, turn to the well-being of the child and to their safety, stability, and recovery (i.e. medical treatment). 

Once these things can be established, as a parent or guardian you may begin to question whether the injury was the result of third party negligence, and if so, what can be done to receiver damages and ensure that the same thing doesn’t happen to any other child.  [Read more…]