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April 2012

Oh Those April Showers

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 1, 2012 337 Views No comments

It's hard to believe that already it's April and May flowers are not far behind. Typically a rainy month, April has a variety of celebrations for you to plan a get-together or a party around. Let's see if we can find some unusual and unique celebrations for this month; any reason for a party.

 


Celebrations by the Month Bring awareness to those that can't speak with Animal Cruelty Prevention month. Report any abuse you suspect of an innocent animal. To help out even more volunteer at your local animal shelter or with a rescue group. If you have the time and space you can even foster animals until they are ready to find new homes.

 

Gather with the ladies for Informed Women Month. Talk about politics, books, what's in the news so you can flex the muscles of your brains after a long, dull winter. April is also Listening Awareness month which is something all of us can appreciate. Many times we get so wrapped up in what we want to communicate that we don't really listen to what others are saying.

 

For Keep America Beautiful month invite friends and family to clean up a local park, street or any other type of area that could use some sprucing up. Trim your hedges, mow the lawn and plant some flowers to bring more beauty to your neck of the woods. Speaking of doing chores around the house, April is also Home Improvement Safety Month so watch when you are hammering nails and clipping the bushes that you don't lose a finger.

 

Celebrating National Twit Awards month should bring a laugh or two to you and your friends. You can get together to vote for all the twits you encounter though it is probably best if you don't invite them to this particular gathering.

 


Weekly April Celebrations National Library Week runs from the 1st of the month to the 7th. If you don't already have one, go out and get yourself a library card and read! It's important for your children to use the library as well so be sure they have a card of their own. Also the first week of April is the Week of the Young Child. Moms can gather to swap tips and stories to make parenting a young child an easier task.

 

One weekly celebration you may want to skip is National Hate Week which runs from the 4th through the 16th. What we need is more love and compassion, not more hate and hostility. If you do want to express your loathing for someone or something, do it in a constructive manner such as exercising or some other form of physical activity to get your feelings out.

 


Daily April Celebrations If you can figure out what Bonza Bottler Day is be sure to let us know. It is on the 5th if you care to recognize it. Ladies will love National No Housework Day which falls on the 7th of April. Put away your mops and dusters and do whatever you please on this day.

 

There are many more cute, silly and serious celebrations throughout the month of April. If you need a reason to make a party you have plenty with which to work.

Host an Intimate Cocktail Party in Honor of April's Couples Appreciation Month

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 1, 2012 315 Views 1 comments

If you are craving the company of other adults after a long winter indoors with the kids, hosting a cocktail party for couple's only serves two purposes: an adults only atmosphere and celebrating Couple's Appreciation month. Couples that stick it out through thick and thin don't get enough kudos for their efforts, and it is a real effort at times when you are in a relationship. Let's plan a cocktail party to honor your couple friends and indulge in some good conversation while sampling tasty tidbits and sipping a refreshing cocktail.


Trendy Drinks to Serve Cosmopolitans and appletinis gained popularity from the television show Sex in the City. The show bred a host of flavored martinis. One favorite of mine is the pomegranate martini. Flavored martinis can be the drink of the evening. Serve a chocolate martini, or a dirty martini which has olive juice as one of its ingredients. If you prefer you can serve a variety of different liquors or stick with red and white wines.


Tips for Success Be sure you have enough ice. If you are serving wine it will need chilling or drinks on the rocks you don't want to have to make an ice run in the middle of your party. And speaking of drinks, have different types of glassware on hand for the various drinks you will be serving. If you don't have what you need there is always the good old dollar or discount store that will have them on hand. You might get wine glasses, tumblers, highballs and glasses for juices and other types of soft drinks.

Another rule of thumb when it comes to glasses is to double the amount of glasses as there will be invited guests. If you are serving martinis, champagne or wine then those cute wine glass tokens will allow your guests to find their drink easily.


Tips for Decorating for Your Cocktail Party Decide whether you are going for elegance or fashionably casual. No matter which you choose we have a variety of candles that you can set out to enhance the mood. Some great suggestions are our Cocktails Anyone? It's a martini glass gel candle. Two Peas in a Pod Candle fits the Couple's Appreciation month to a T. Put out our Petite Merlot Wine Glass Gel Candle with Heart Charm, the Perfect Pear Candles or Happily Ever After Carriage Candle. If you really want to make an impression on your guests then place your order for our Flashing Wine Glasses. There are 12 to each order and are 6" in height. We also have Parasol Cocktail Picks along with Hibiscus Straws if you're serving soft drinks. You can browse our tableware section to check out our paper plates, napkins and table coverings to see if any suit you. The most important thing at your cocktail party is that you have fun and appreciate your other half. You and your guests should pat each other on the back for your good fortune in finding someone that you love and cherish.