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4 Tips for Planning the Perfect Backyard Graduation Party

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Graduation season is upon us. Children are graduating elementary level school into high school. High school seniors are graduating and moving into college academics. College students are graduating from college programs, moving into the real world. One common tradition among all levels of graduates is the graduation party. Families celebrate the accomplishments of their graduate by serving food and drinks. A graduation party does not have to be an expensive event. You can plan the perfect graduation party for your favorite graduate in your own backyard.

Create a guest list
Every decision that you make will depend on how many guests are expected. You will need to have a close estimate of guests for food count, drink count, spacing, and to know how large of a tent rent (more…)

Jun 21 2017

Important Things That You Should Consider While Carrying out Corporate Event Planning Duties

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No matter how handy and smart you might be, planning an event is not something that can be considered easy by any stretch of the imagination. Setting up that perfect corporate event, whether it is a fundraiser for the right cause, a themed party with the sole intention to allow people in your company to relax and unwind, or an event which is strictly business, meant to enhance networking and to forge new business relations, is something that needs to be planned and executed perfectly to be successful, and this is not something everyone can hope to succeed at. In fact, corporate event planning is so difficult that some companies even regularly outsource those responsibilities to party planning and event management professionals. If you have recently been tasked with the responsibility of corporate ev (more…)

Apr 01 2017

Important African American Industry Leaders in the Media

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The African American community is a prominent part of the United States population. Currently, there are more than 45 million African Americans living in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau data. That is about 15% of the nation?s population. With African Americans being such an important part of the American makeup, it is also necessary that the country has role models that can accurately represent the population. Celebrity gossip sites will often share news about many different celebrities, but only a few of these are representation worthy.

Oprah Winfrey
Almost everyone, regardless of color or race, has heard of Oprah Winfrey and all of the positive contributions she has made to our country. She is known for being generous and making a change. She is also directly (more…)

Mar 29 2017

5 Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

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Ballroom dancing is a fantastic way to get out in your community, stay healthy, and boost cardiovascular health. Especially with the different types of dance available, from the swing to the cha cha and foxtrot, there is a wide variety of dances to choose from depending on interests! Plus, taking ballroom dance lessons brings many physical, social, and emotional benefits. Read on to know more.

1. It is easy to do!

When working with a qualified, experienced instructor will make it that you are not only learning how to dance but having fun at the same time. If you think it is intimidating to learn how to dance, worry no more as this type of dance is perfect for beginners (more…)

Jan 21 2017

5 Places to Hold a Wedding

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There are so many options when it comes to wedding venues and decorating options. Some places come already decorated and you really don’t have to do a lot and then there are places that are an entire blank canvas for you to spread out your ideas and vision on. The type of place you go for really just depends on the kind of person you are. Of course there are certain factors in place such as budget and size, etc but for the most part, wedding rentals come in all shapes and sizes and ready for you to take your pick. Here are a few ideas of places that might be open to you.

Rent a Tent for a Wedding
If you want to rent a tent for a wedding there are various ways that you could do it. There’s all kinds of sizes o (more…)

Jan 19 2017

4 Ideas for Making Memories With Your Kids

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Some of the best childhood memories are the ones that you don’t even necessarily plan out, they just happen. Like that one night when your mom woke up at 2 in the morning because the family decided to go on a spontaneous weekend getaway. And then there are others that are more planned out, like setting up a campsite in the backyard or going to a water park and riding the zip lines or some other kind of family adventure. Here are a few ideas of ways that you can make memories with your kids and still stay close to home.

Tree Houses
There is just something about tree houses that is particularly magical to kids. They feel like anything is possible when they (more…)

Dec 13 2016

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Glass Sculptures

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Glass artwork has been around for a very long time. Some historians date the creation of the first glass back to 5,000 BC when it was developed in what is Syria today and archaeologists place the start date for man made glass at 3,500 BC. Evidence from that time has been found in Egypt and Mesopotamia. As long as there has been glass, people have made it into art. Glass sculptures have been around at least since the invention of glass blowing, which was said to have been started in the first century BC in the Roman Empire.

The modern day studio art movement created new and unusual ways to make art from the material. In 1962, a chemist and engineer, Dominick Labino, teamed up with a ceramics professor, Harvey Littleton to experiment with melting glass. They used a small furnace and began created glass wo (more…)

Dec 11 2016

3 Ways You Can Benefit From a Home Automation System

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Do you enjoy going to the movies but dislike having to deal with noisy people and crowded theaters? If you’re among the 57% who prefer to watch movies at home, maybe it?s time to consider constructing a movie theater within your own home! Combined with some of the latest home automation technology, it?s easy to create a relaxing atmosphere for you and the family to kick back while enjoying one of your favorite flicks. And the best part is, you won?t have to use multiple remotes to control your new home theater! Go the extra mile and discover how you can benefit from a home automation system.

Home automation systems come in two forms ? wireless and hardwired. The wireless option depends on routers to relay i (more…)

Sep 20 2016

Planning the Perfect Outdoor Event

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Outdoor events can be beautiful. They provide a natural decor with the outdoor as the scenery. They allow guests to mingle with one another outdoors. The fresh air of the day can be very relaxing and invigorating. Many people enjoy attending outdoor events, when the weather is nice. However, weather is not always very predictable. Poor weather can ruin an outdoor event. Extreme heat can make the guests very uncomfortable. Cold weather can prevent guests from even wanting to attend the event. However, tented events can help to control the weather of the day. Those planning an outdoor event can provide their guests with shelter in the event of incremen (more…)

Sep 07 2016

Three Things You Don’t Know About Ballroom Dance

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The dance craze seemed to have died out. After decades of being addicted to ballroom dance, it seemed for a while that ballroom dancing wasn’t popular anymore. People preferred to get down on the dance floor to their own, not sticking to any particular beat and certainly not learning any steps. This isn’t to say that such dancing is wrong — all types of dancing should be embraced. But those who still loved ballroom dancing felt discouraged by their lack of creative outlets. As such, it’s a relief that ballroom dancing has experienced a renewed surge of interest recently. Several popular television shows feature ballroom dancing. This in turn (more…)

Sep 05 2016