50 Fun Ideas for Your Best Halloween Party Ever

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Autumn is a great time to entertain. While summer is wonderful for outdoor parties, sometimes the heat drives everyone inside. When the temps begin to drop, our energy rises & we feel the need to renew connections with family & friends. We gather so much during the Holidays but Halloween gives us the opportunity to entertain before the rush of the Holiday season.

Not sure how or where to begin? Good Housekeeping to the rescue with 50 fun ideas to help you throw a fabulous Halloween party for your family & friends. Relax & enjoy yourself & remember, YOU should ALWAYS be the #1 guest at your party!

Halloween Party Ideas

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy preparing my home for the Holiday season & the cool weather ahead. I also begin entertaining more in the Autumn. Yes, I entertain in warm weather but my entertaining tends to be outside in the Spring & Summer while Autumn & Winter bring my guests inside.

A home closed up for winter can begin to smell a bit stale.  Of course, when I bake, our home smells like chocolate or cinnamon. Unfortunately, I don’t always bake. Yet I still want my home to have that warm welcoming fragrance whenever someones enters. Hmmm, what to do?

Good Housekeeping offers a solution with these 10 ways to make home smell like Fall. What a wonderful cozy idea! Enjoy!

Autumn Scents

Fun 4th of July Crafts for Kids

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Your kids want to be a part of party planning and decorating. These ideas from BH&G give you and your kids ideas for decorations and more this 4th of July.

Mother’s Day Picnic Recipes

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Give Mom a relaxing day outdoors with these fresh & easy recipes from BH&G, including this Greek Salad Club.

Springtime Flower-Arranging Party

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This is a wonderful way to gather your friends this Spring. How simple to cut flowers, share containers & inspire one another to create beautiful arrangements for home or gifts. Perfect for Mother’s Day! From BHG

Easter Egg Decorating Potluck

 

Gather friends & family this year & join the kids in decorating Easter eggs. This fun event gives you time to slow things down, enjoying family, friends, food & fellowship.

Effortless & Easy Easter Buffet

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I LOVE entertaining & I am all about effortless & easy when it comes to entertaining. This Easter buffet, from the good folks at Good Housekeeping, insures the fact you follow the #1 rule of Simple Joy entertaining: ATTEND YOUR OWN PARTY!

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My grandmother made this salad for dinner guests. It is light & tasty. I LOVE it!

13 Ways to Host a Great Easter Get-Together

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The wonderful folks at Country Living have put together a fabulous group of entertaining ideas for Easter. Love more than one? Then I think you may have to plan a second (or third) party with your girlfriends this Spring!

 

Funny Bunny Folds: How to Make Bunny Napkins

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Brighten up your Easter table with these whimsical bunny napkins. Use different colored pastel napkins to make your table even more fun! From Good Housekeeping