Sunday, February 28

Go Green!

If March Madness is not your thing, March is also a good time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Even if you are not Irish, a St. Patrick's Day party can still be fun.

You can plan either a March Madness party, or a St. Patrick's Day party, or both! It is up to you!

Think of all the fun things associated with St. Patrick's Day: shamrocks, leprechauns, and everything green! To plan your St. Patrick's Day party:

1) Learn about the history of St. Patrick's Day. It will be fun to tell all your partygoers about how the holiday came to be.

2) Decide on your decorations and music.

3) Decide on your food. Will you make traditional Irish foods? Or will you serve only green foods? :)

It's Tournament Time!

March is the month that basketball fans wait for all year! The NCAA tournament is the perfect occasion to throw a sports-themed party.

How can you carry your basketball theme through the whole party? Will you have a basketball cake? Games? Trivia? What game will you watch? Will everyone dress in team colors? What music will you have?

Here are some ideas for throwing a March Madness Party!

(* If you want your guests to guess who will win, everyone can print a bracket at home and bring it to the party!)

Party Ideas:

Sunday, February 7

Valentine's Day Party Planning

It's February, and you know what that means: Valentine's Day is around the corner! Many restaurants, museums, and other attractions charge a lot of money for people who want to celebrate Valentine's Day... so your challenge this month is to "create" a Valentine's Day party that will not cost a lot of money.

Think about:
Where will you go?
What will you do?

Homemade Valentine's Day cards
Who are some people that you think should be appreciated this year? How can you send your thanks and love in a handmade valentine?
Homemade Valentine's Day "treats"
Think of the people you wish to appreciate. What treats would make them happy? A few cookies? Cupcakes? Maybe something that is not food: a nice bookmark, a poem, photograph...

Here are some great websites where you can find ideas for making Valentine's cards, gifts, and treats.

Post a list of your Valentine's Day party ideas here. Post ideas for creating cards and gifts. Finally, post a finished photo of your creations.