Saturday, December 5

Assignment 3: Deck the Halls!

One of the best parts of the holiday season is decorating! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to show off your creative talents by finding or making decorations to make this holiday a very special one! No party is complete without fabulous decorations!

Jesse inspired me to create this assignment because of the great Thanksgiving decorations he found on the Disney website. We made one of these decorations together, and photos will be posted here soon.

Part 1: Research!
Using the Internet, find as many Christmas, winter, or other holiday-themed decorations as you can. These should be decorations that are easy to make at home. Some examples might include:
  • Tree ornaments or garland
  • Table centerpieces
  • Door decorations
  • Window decorations
  • Stockings or mantle decorations
  • And more!
Here are some websites that have GREAT ideas:

Part 2: Creating!
Now that you have found a lot of ideas for Christmas party decorations, it is time to put your ideas into action. Make some of the decorations you found online, and find a place to display your creations for the holiday season or for your party. Take photos of your work and post the photos here. I can't wait to see what you've made!

Tuesday, October 20

Assignment #2: Autumn Party


The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning beautiful colors, and the smell of apples and pumpkins is in the air. That means it is time to plan an AUTUMN PARTY! Using the internet, magazines, or books, you will plan all aspects of a special autumn-themed party!

Part 1) Autumn Ideas: Just like you did with the lists of parties in Assignment #1, you are going to create another list. Make a list to respond to each of the questions below. List as many things as you can think of and have fun!

  • ·      What does autumn FEEL like? (Example: To me, autumn feels like the inside of a pumpkin! All juicy, and kind of sticky!)
  • ·      What does autumn SMELL like? (Example: To me, autumn smells like apple pie and pumpkin bread!)
  • ·      What does autumn SOUND like? (Example: To me, autumn sounds like leaves crunching beneath your feet!)
  • ·      What does autumn TASTE like? (Example: To me, autumn tastes like apple cider, warm and fruity!)
  • ·      What things do you like to do in autumn? (Example: I like hiking in autumn and taking pictures of leaves.) 

Part 2) Party Location

Using the lists you have just made, pick out your favorite things in autumn. Now, you need to decide on a location for your party that is somehow related to your favorite things. For example, if you really like pumpkins, you could have your autumn party at a pumpkin patch with a hayride! Tell me about your party location:

  • ·      Where is it?
  • ·      How many people can attend a party there?
  • ·      What makes this place so special?

Part 3) Guest List

How many people do you want to have at your party?

Part 4) Party Menu

Now that you have a location and a guest list, you can start planning the next important feature: the menu! Yummy! Use websites to find yummy recipes that remind you of autumn. Then, decide how much you will need to feed all your guests.

  • ·      Appetizers
  • ·      Main dishes
  • ·      Desserts
  • ·      Drinks

Part 5) Party Entertainment and Activities

What will people do at your party? How will everyone have fun together? Make a list of the activities you will do at your party.

Part 6) Party Decorations

How will you decorate for your party? If your party is inside, you want to make sure everyone feels like it is autumn! Use websites like to find out how to make your own autumn decorations!

Sunday, October 4

Assignment #1: Different Types of Events

Your first assignment is to make a long list of as many types of events and parties as you can think of! You can list types of special events, holidays, or occasions that one might throw a party. It is important that you know about how many types of parties you can throw, so you can decide which ones you would most like to plan!

Write your list in a response to this post. Happy researching!

Welcome to Entertaining Education!

This website and the lessons on it are designed to help you learn more about planning parties and special events for all occasions. Each month, you will research, plan, and design all aspects of a different type of party- a holiday party, a wedding, a graduation, and more! 

For each event, you will research on the Internet and in books or magazines and decide the best way to organize each part of a successful event. These parts could include: 
- Party theme
- Location
- Menu and catering
- Music and entertainment
- Flowers and decorations
- Guest List
- And more! 

You will then post your findings on this blog!