Masquerade Party

While there are endless party ideas through out the year, most of them you would think of activities for children. We are also guilty of posting a lot of ideas that revolve around kids or the family unit. October is a wonderful time for Halloween themed parties, as well as Masquerades! You can find a wonderful selection of masks at your local costume shop, or make your own for the event. There is a lot you can do with the themed, specific colors or anything goes. This event is a great for you and your friends, co-workers, etc. The fancy dresses are not needed, everyone can come in costumes with matching masks, or have on their Sunday best, even jeans and t-shirt. Decorate with feathers, beads, other masks around the room, and food that matches the chosen color theme you have gone with.

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

Halloween Party Treats – Punch

The best part about this recipe is that you can make an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version depending on what kind of get together you are having! This recipe is called Dragon’s Blood Punch and it will definitely look the part in any of your serving glasses! You just need a bottle of Ginger Ale, Apple Juice, Cranberry Juice and Hawaiian Punch. Add ice cubes and mix all together for a delicious drink. If you are looking to make an adult version, add orange liqueur and berry vodka. Dress it up with some goblets from the Halloween Store or Party City to really make them stand out at any party.

Halloween Party Treats – Rice Krispie Pumpkins

Rice Krispies have made the perfect treat for all ages for many years. How about taking a different twist on a classic by making it fall appropriate?

Ingredients:
6 cups Rice Krispies
1/4 cup Butter
1 bag large Marshmallows
Red and Yellow Food Colouring
Mini Rolo’s
Green M&M’s
1/4 cup cooking oil in a small bowl

 

Instructions: 
1.  Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and combined together.
2. Add several drops of red and yellow food colouring into the mix and remove from heat. After you get your desired color of orange, add in your rice krispies. Mix well.
3. Coat your hands with the cooking oil so the mixture does not stick to your hands. Roll into small balls and place onto parchment paper. Add oil to your hands after each.
4. Gently press a Rolo into the center top of the balls while they are still warm to make the stem, placing a green m&m next to it on the side as the leaf.
5. Allow to cool until firm.

Halloween Party Treats – Witch Brooms

There are some really iconic characters around Halloween; Vampires, Mummies, Ghosts, Bats, Frankenstein, and Witches! Here is a cute, simple treat idea for your home or office Halloween party. All you are going to need are mini Reese’s candies and pretzel sticks. Unwrap how ever many Reese’s you want or fill up a tray, and flip them upside down. Gently stick the pretzel into the center of the cup and ta-da you have mini witch brooms! A tasty treat of salty and sweet at your next get together.

DIY Costume – Identity Thief

Normally this would not be a joking matter, but it is a creative and easy to do Halloween Costume idea! All you need for this one is a pack of name tags from your local Walmart or Staples and a plain t-shirt. Write different names on each tag and stick them all over the shirt. Now you can safely steal identities around you! I love pun based costumes, there are so many good ones out there. What are some favorites you have seen before?

DIY Costume – Domino Duo

Sometimes costumes are better when you do them together! This is a great option for a couples costume, friends, or your kids to do together. For this you will need matching set of leggings and plain t-shirt which can be found at Walmart or Amazon, as well as felt in the opposing color (Black if the clothes are white, or white if the clothes are black, or whatever color you want the dots to be really). Cut out the circles and place them ahead of time to know where you want them. Then you can use hot glue to attach them or sew if you are handy with a nail and thread! Super easy and another costume under $20 for Halloween!

Back to School – Party for Moms

BTSMomsPartyThe joy of having them home and the joy of them going back to school.   Moms need to celebrate too and for some, sending your child to kindergarten is tough and heart breaking, but celebration should be had by all. Plan a block party or invite your dearest friends or classmates mothers to nice coffee and mimosa after the kids are dropped off.   You could have some little fruit kabobs and mini cinnamon rolls and their choice of drink.   Hug a lot and talk about the upcoming school events. A nice little favor you could give each mom that attends is a little packet of lunch box recipes and ideas.   Print them off or dress them up like a cookbook, but something they will use !!

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

Back to School – Intro

BTSIntroBack to school party can be done for any age group, for teachers wanting to have one more good time before class is in session or even for the Moms the day school is back in session.

For the kids and teachers, planning the party to be like a mini school day can be a lot of fun….reading time, lunch time and recess time….then send everyone home with a goody bag that might include a pencil, eraser, a snack and perhaps a cute folder and writing pad.

This week’s blog will include some ideas for this party and even for the Moms back to school party which could be mimosas and morning munchies, sending home a few lunch time recipes as the favor. Keep an eye out for the next blog this week – RECESS!

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

US Tennis Party

US OPEN CupcakesUS Open cupcakes….you actually could go to Party City or a party store and pick up the tennis balls already made.   Use yellow icing with curved white accents for the ball.   Very simple and inexpensive, and who doesn’t love cupcakes?

What great ideas in this photo from Pinterest.   Make labels for water bottles.   Make sugar cookies to look like tennis balls or use the cupcakes we wrote about earlier. Remember using yellows and greens make it look like tennis.   Notice the tablecloth that you can make yourself with green tablecloth and white tape.   How about those green candies? I also like the water bottles and Gatorade because it goes off of what the players have on the court with them.

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

Back to School Party – RECESS!

BTSrecessIt’s Back to School Party time and you need some ideas for RECESS – here are some!

Things to do at the party:

Play bingo – cards can be printed off the computer. Kids love to play (so do adults) and prizes can all be related to back to school supplies.

Great activity – hula hoop – have the kids do the hula hoop all together or one at a time. Time them.   Try two together – that is fun and lots of laughs.

Play Red Rover, Dodge Ball, Ball and Jacks, Hopscotch – all those fun “oldie” games!

And to finish off your recess time – have photo time.   Set up an area with cute school things around it such as a desk, chair, sports equipment, books and a banner that says back to school with the year on it.   Send photos via email to parents after the party for a great memory saver.

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