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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.
What a great way to usher in the springtime season by having a get together that includes either making your own kites or bringing along commercial ones to fly on a beautiful day. Pick a day when the winds will be whipping and invite along friends and watch the colorful kites take over the skies.
Planning the Event
You can plan for food and drink to be served at your house after the kite flying is done or you can pack a picnic lunch that you can take along with you to the park. Be sure to bring plenty of string in case a kite gets mired in the trees and perhaps a ladder to make it easier to untangle. All the grown up guests can help to supervise the children so that they all get a successful flight from their kites.
If you will be making your own kites you can have the guests make their kites at home or you can invite them over to your house to do the building. Plan a space that will have all that will be needed in order to build fantastic looking kites of all sizes, shapes and colors. There are a variety of hobby shops and websites that will lead you in the right direction as to what types of supplies you will need as well as plans so that you can execute the ideal kite. Choose a traditional shaped kite or a dragon, bats or whatever suits you and your child's fancy.
Head to the Park
If you are having a picnic, bring along finger foods, napkins and plenty of lemonade or iced tea. Find a place to set up the food that is not too far from the launching area. Have the children spread apart so that kites don't get tangled with each other. Depending upon the child's age they can try and launch the kite or an adult can get them started.
Imagine how beautiful the park will look with all the colorful and brightly shaped kites soaring high above the treetops. You can have a contest to see whose kite flies the highest or the longest or you can judge whose kite is the most creative.
Once the kite flying is through, everyone can sit and enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages and brag about the performance of their kites. Be sure to bring along a camera so that you can snap a picture of each participant and their kite creation. This may be such a big hit that your friends in the neighborhood will want to repeat this event year after year as they herald in the season of spring.
March is such an exciting month. It comes in like a lion and we hope it goes out like a lamb. It's the month when spring finally arrives and we can break out of the indoors and begin to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. A lot more goes on in March than just spring and St. Patty's Day. Let's see what other occasions you can celebrate if you feel the need for a party or a get together.
Monthly Celebrations for March
If you are a proud parent of a straight A student you may be interested in knowing that it is Honor Society Awareness Month. You might want to plan a special dinner or an outing for the scholar in your family. Follow this up with National March to College Month when your senior should be seriously considering which college to attend.
Many of us would benefit from a seminar or lecture on how to Improve Management Skills Month. You could find a speaker in your area and convince friends to attend with you then go out for some coffee and cake afterwards. As would be expected it is Irish American Month and for those that like their fancy tickled it is International Mirth Month. No need to wait for April Fools day for pranks and jokes.
For ladies that hate to cook you will be pleased to know that March is National Frozen Food Month. So rev up your microwave and put your aprons away while you celebrate this month long occasion. In getting ready for April Showers that Bring May Flowers why not observe National Umbrella Month?
Weekly Celebrations in March
How about Celebrating Universal Women's week which runs from March 8th to the 14th? Here is a good one, National Toad Hollow Week which is from March 14th to 21st. I am unsure of what you should do, but maybe the kids will know. National Anonymous Giving Week from the 18th through the 24th doesn't mean you have to give material things, but perhaps some of your time to help those less fortunate.
The great state of Texas wants you to Go Nuts Over Texas Peanuts week which is from the 18th to the 24th. With our ecology in such a fragile state, don't forget to observe National Wildlife Week which is during the third week of March and National Agriculture Week to give farmers a thumbs up which runs from the `18th to the 24th. To help get you motivated for Spring cleaning, observe National Clutter Awareness Week from the 19th to the 25th followed by National Cleaning Week from the 25th to the 31st.
March is a time when we look forward to the warmer months ahead and look to put the gloomy winter months behind us. Find an occasion and have a party to shake the colder months off and get ready for spring.