DIY Costumes – Cousin IT

One of the easier, and least expensive Halloween Costumes you could make is Cousin It from the Addams Family. This costume is perfect for children or adults. The best part? Everything you need is located at your local Dollar Store!

All you need is a couple grass skirts, a pair of shades, and a bowler hat. Tie the grass skirts on the top of your head and cover with the bowler hat. Move the grass around your eyes to see and cover them with the shades and you are set!

DIY Costumes – Scuba Diver

Over the next couple of days we are going to start helping you get prepared for Halloween! There are some really cute, easy, fun Do-It-Yourself costumes out there and we want to share some of our favorites with you.

Prepare yourself to take on the ocean with this cute easy DIY Scuba Diver costume! This is one of the most adorable costumes out there. All you need is a black pants and matching long sleeve top, some old soda bottles, spray paint, electrical tape, rope, hot glue and matching colored goggles and snorkel set.

Tape together the two empty soda bottles (once they are rinsed out of course), and spray paint desired color. Then secure with electrical tape around the middle. Use a hot glue gun to attach the rope to the top and bottom of each bottle to create arm straps. Once secured, accessorize with a belt, goggle, snorkel, and you are all set!

Tip: You could always spray bottles with glow in the dark paint or fill with glow sticks in order for your little ones to be seen as they are out trick or treating.

Recipe – Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

The guys in your life will love this munchie.

Ingredients:

  • Farm Rich Original Meatballs
  • American Cheese, cut in small pieces
  • Ice Berg Lettuce, cut into small pieces
  • Grape Tomatoes, cut in half

Instructions:

  1. Bake the meatballs per the package instructions, as many as you would like to make.
  2. Cut American Cheese into pieces to melt over the tops of the meatballs as they bake.
  3. Stack your toppings onto toothpicks; Tomato, Lettuce, and Bacon.
  4. After meatballs are done cooking, add a slice of cheese on top to melt.
  5. Add meatballs to end of  toothpicks and serve with a variety of condiments.

Recipe: An Affair from the Heart

US OPEN Tennis Party – why not?

US OPENUS OPEN Tennis Party – why not?   This and Wimbledon are two of the biggest tennis events of the year.   We party for the Super Bowl, so let’s party for the US Open. During this week’s blogs, you will see simple ideas to make the party themed for the event…….some decorating and food ideas.   Enjoy!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Outdoor Movie Night – Themed Party Week!

dd6339c43a493af17f44d8689f616c94Before all the summer heat goes away and you completely fall back into the routine of having the kids going to school, why not plan an outdoor movie night? You might have to come armed with bug spray just in case, but it is a great get together idea for family night! Bring a charged laptop outside to watch Netflix or rent a projector to play your favorite flick.

Popcorn can be made inside the house (that already saves you about $10 at the theatre). What my family does is save Cool Whip bowls to use as Popcorn Dishes during family night. They are the perfect size and easy to carry multiple at a time!

If you are interested in a Movie Night, but unsure about having enough room in your backyard, call us at the B&B Country Garden Inn and we can set up an evening for you! Keep checking back this week for more information and ideas for this themed party idea!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Pool Party DIY

DIY Projects have been becoming more and more popular over the years. We have a fun project for you that could really benefit your next pool party and won’t cost a lot to make. All you need is a pool fun noodle that you are willing to cut up, string, and a clear plastic tub.

Noodle Beverage Container

Directions:

  1. Make sure you pick up a noodle that has the hole running through it. Cut the noodles into 4 pieces, two long and two short.
  2. Set up the pieces around a plastic container to make sure they fit around it. Then run the string through the noodle pieces to hold them together in the rectangular shape.
  3. Tie the string together and test out your piece! Fill it up with

Easy to Cut Foam Noodles

Noodle DIY

 

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003