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3 Tips For Booking High-End Entertainment For Your Big Birthday Bash

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you have a big milestone birthday coming up, you deserve a party that is as big and as special as you are. One way to make your birthday party especially memorably is by booking some high-end birthday party entertainment. Here are a few tips to help you with the booking process. #1 Find A High-End Party Entertainment Providers The first thing you are going to need to do is find out who in your area provides high-end party entertainment options. You are not looking for a typical party planner. Rather you are looking for a booking agency or agent that works with musical acts and other high-end preforms. You need to look for companies that more commonly work with clubs and other large venues to book performers. These type of booking companies work with musical acts and other entertainers through their agents and can gain you access to special acts. #2 Decide What Type Of Entertainment You Are Looking For Second, you need to decide what type of entertainment you are looking for. Many individual singers and bands that hit their peak years ago will still work and do parties and special events. Many up-and-coming bands and singers that are still trying to make it big also do special events such as high-end birthday parties. Think about the type of musical genre you want represented at your special milestone birthday, and let the booking agent you are working with know what type of music you want so they can find an appropriate act. However, keep in mind that singers and musicians are not the only type of high-end entertainment you can get for your special milestone birthday. If you love comedy, you could book a standup comedy act or an improv act to come perform at your birthday. You could get a group of dancers or actors to put on a show for your party. Do not limit yourself; the right booking agent can find any act you want for your birthday. #3 Provide Extra Information To The Booking Agent In addition to letting the booking agent know what kind of act you want for your birthday bash, you are going to need to provide them with some additional information so they can help you out. To start with, they need to know what type of accommodations you are going to be able to offer the act that they book for you. They need to know what the accommodations will look like before, during, and after the actual performance. They also need to know how long you want them to perform. Many acts have specific requirements for their accommodation needs, so this could influence who will be willing to book your birthday gig. You also need to provide the booking agent with the location of your venue as well as how many guests you expect. Finally, if you have a personal reason for requesting a certain entertainer, let the booking agent know this information. This could help them get the act that you really want to agree to perform at your milestone birthday...

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3 Reasons To Join A Swim Club As An Adult

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you are looking for a new hobby that can be a lot of fun for you, then you should consider joining a swim club. Generally, many local recreation centers or other local sports facilities or programs have different swim clubs for people of all ages that you can join. This article will discuss 3 reasons to join a swim club as an adult.  It Is An Excellent Form Of Exercise If you are looking for a new form of exercise, then joining swim club may be perfect for you. The practices are going to give you plenty of opportunities to try new swimming techniques and drills and to get your heart rate up. The competitions will be an even better form of exercise for you because you will have so much adrenaline in your body from being pumped and excited about the competition that you will push yourself extra hard during your races. Another great thing about choosing to swim as a form of exercise is the fact that it isn’t going to be tough on your joints, but it is still going to allow you to get an incredible workout.  It Gives You The Opportunity To Socialize And Make Great Friends When you are looking to make friends, it is very important that you and your friends have common interests. This often creates a foundation for a friendship and gives you something that links you together. When you meet people who are in a swim club with you, you already have something in common with them. This is a wonderful place to start the foundation of your friendship, and from there you can get to know each other better and see what else you have in common. Being able to spend time with your friends multiple times per week at practices, as well as at competitions, can make swim club incredibly fun because you won’t just get to enjoy swimming, but you can also enjoy time with your friends.  The Swim Clubs Go From Beginners To Advanced No matter how skilled of a swimmer you are, you are going to be able to join a swim club. This means that whether your are 30 and just learning how to swim, or if you swam competitively in high school or college, there is going to be a swimming class that is around your level. The swim club classes start out at the beginner’s level for those with very little swimming experience. Next is going to be the intermediate class for decent swimmers, and last is the advanced class for those skilled swimmers that need a challenge.  For more information, contact a swim club like Jersey Wahoos Swim...

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3 Personalized Gag Gifts that Are Fun to Give

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Every now and then everyone appreciates a good laugh. A great way to have fun and make someone smile is to give them a personalized gag gift. There are a lot of unique and hilarious gag gifts out there, so finding one that your friend or family member will enjoy shouldn’t be too difficult. This article will discuss 3 personalized gag gifts that are fun to give.  Prescription Bottle With Candy Inside  A fun gag gift to give someone is going to involve a prescription bottle that is filled with candy instead of medicine. On the label of the medicine bottle a prescription will be written for the candy. For example, it may say “Take two of these every time you are feeling down,” and inside of the bottle there may be little chocolate candies, sugared candies, or whatever their favorite type of candy may be. This is a perfect gag gift for someone who you may feel is having a hard day, or simply needs a little humor in their life. Coffee Mug Another fun gag gift that you can have personalized is a coffee mug. This is a great one because coffee mugs can be used all of the time, and the personalization with likely make the person laugh, or at the very least smile, when they look at it. You can have a unique and funny saying on the coffee mug, such as, “I donut care” for someone who really loves to eat donuts or “I’m an old fart” for a friend or family member who has had a recent birthday. You can also get a coffee mug that has different measurements on it that have little sayings like, “I’m not even awake yet,” “Getting there,” and “Now you can talk to me.” These says are fun and simple, but also provide a level of personalization that make them even more comical for the person that you are giving them to.  Anonymous Potato A fun gift that many people often don’t think of is an anonymous potato. This is a potato that has a fun and creative saying carved into the actual potato. This potato is then delivered to the person of your choice and they get to unwrap it and see what the potato says. This is almost always going to make them laugh because it is something that they definitely aren’t going to be expecting. For more gag gift ideas, contact services like Sweet Potato...

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5 Cool Rum Based For Drinks To Try Next Time Your Local Bar Has Happy Hour

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you like rum, then now is a great time to try some really delicious rum based cocktails. Many rum drinks are perfect for warm weather. When you think of cooling, refreshing, tropical cocktails, many of them are rum based. Here are 4 of the best ones to try the next time your bar has happy hour. Pina Colada This is a classic. If you like coconut and pineapple, then you will love this cocktail. It is made with pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream. The ingredients are blended with ice and served cold and frothy. The drink is sweet due to the pineapple and coconut cream (which usually has sugar, unlike plain coconut milk). Hurricane If you ever spend time down in New Orleans, then odds are you will run into a hurricane. This is a very popular drink that is made with dark and light rum, passion fruit juice or syrup, and lemon juice. Some bars will also use grenadine to give it an even darker, richer red looking color. It is served over ice in a tall glass and garnished with an orange and a cherry. Mojito The mojito is a simple cocktail traditional to Cuba. It is made with sugar, crushed mint leaves, rum (traditionally white rum), club soda, and a touch of lime juice to cut the sweetness. It is served over ice and is garnished with a mint leaf. The addition of mint, sugar and citrus was designed to make the rum smooth and more palatable. Some people find straight rum too harsh, so these flavors were used to create an easy drinking cocktail for cool weather. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri If you are a fan of strawberries, then order yourself this delicious frozen cocktail. It’s made with rum, simple syrup (a basic sugar concoction), lime juice, strawberries and ice. A traditional daiquiri is made with just three simple ingredients: rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. When you add strawberries and ice, and then blend it up, you get a frozen variation. They are very tasty and excellent when the weather’s really hot outside. If you don’t like strawberries, you might order a frozen banana daiquiri. Zombie This drink definitely has a scary name, but it’s quite nice and sweet. It’s made with both rum and brandy. Actually there are normally 4 different types of rum used: gold, white, dark and 151(a high proof rum). The other ingredients include sweet pineapple juice and apricot flavored brandy. Finally, a touch of lime juice is added to give the drink a nice citrus...

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Fun And Funky Ideas For Wedding Photo Booth Themes

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you want to create light-hearted wedding photographs that go beyond the normal pictures of formally dressed people smiling with the venue in background, rent a photo booth for your wedding reception. To make renting a photo booth something that will excite your guests and inspire maximum participation, choose specific, fun themes for your wedding photo booth. Inform guests that the themes will change throughout the night to keep them coming back. Some of the themes that you may want to implement throughout the wedding reception are as follows. New Orleans Mardi Gras Masquerade Few things inspire intrigue quite like a masquerade ball. Implement a New Orleans Masquerade theme in your photo booth by offering around 10 Mardi Gras masks. These should be fairly ornate to do Mardi Gras justice, but try to make sure they only cover the eyes so loved ones can be easily identified in photo booth pics. Other fun accessories that you may want to include in addition to masks are: Beads! – Everyone who has been to Mardi Gras will expect to be able to wear beads like those that are flown from floats throughout the festive occasion. King and queen crowns – A King and Queen of Mardi Gras is named each year, and guests can enjoy the fun of proclaiming themselves the King or Queen for the photo. Colorful hats – Red, green, and gold are the colors of Mardi Gras, and outrageous hats that include one, two or all of these colors are sure to be a hit. A Groovy, Far-Out Brady Experience “The Brady Bunch” became such an iconic phenomenon that it is widely celebrated to this day. This sweet sitcom that lasted only five seasons left a strong impact on American culture, and its sequel series, “The Brady Brides” with Jerry Houser and Ron Kulhman, is also beloved as much as the original show. So what could be better for your wedding than to celebrate being a Brady Bride yourself? Guests of all ages will get a kick out of the retro photo opportunities. Stock the photo booth with Brady-type props. You can get commercially licensed costumes of all the Brady kids that are complete with wigs. That’s a good place to start. Here are some other essentials: A ceramic horse – This prop survived for all the Brady sequels, including the 1990’s spoof feature films. Balloons with words used by the Bradys – It’s not hard to find balloons with words like “far out”, “groovy”, and “neato”. ’70’s-inspired fashion extras – Be sure to visit your local thrift shop and pick up some bell bottoms, fringe vests, ’70’s-style sunglasses, a pair of reading glasses without lenses (for those who want to portray Jan!), and platform shoes. Finally, keep in mind that a rented wedding photo booth can serve to both entertain guests and provide lasting mementos for you and your guests. When you implement these themes, you also add another dimension of fun that all those who attend the wedding can enjoy. Years from now, you may look back on the reception and laugh at things that were said, done and photographed in the booth. Check out a company like Rockit Social Booth to learn more about wedding photo booths for...

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The Longest Commitment You Will Ever Make: The Top Three Tattoos To Avoid

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

One of the only things that lasts forever is a tattoo. Tattoos are used to express your inner self and should not be taken lightly. For example, you may have found the love of your life today, but if that person is not the love of your life a year from now, you will have a lot of explaining to do to your new significant other. Before you take the plunge and make a lifelong commitment, below are the top three tattoos that you should always steer clear of. Tattoos In A Different Language Some of the most popular tattoos are words or phrases in a different language. Many times, people get tattoos in languages that they don’t even speak. How will you know if your “Love” in Japanese tattoo really says “Love” in Japanese? You can never be too sure with a language you don’t speak, so it is best to stay away from these types of tattoos. Instead, find a word or a phrase the means a lot to your and have that tattooed in a font that you like. This is ensure that you are actually getting the word or phrase that you want while adding a little personality to it. Drunk Tattoos It does not matter how many times your best friend says it’s a good idea, it is always a bad idea to get a tattoo while you are drunk. Things that sound like a good idea while intoxicated, usually aren’t. Even if you have always wanted a tattoo, it is best to wait until you are sober and clear minded to make that decision. A tattoo will be one of the longest commitments you will ever make, while a “good” drunk idea will only last until the next morning. Wait until you are sober to get that tattoo that you’ve always wanted. If you do it while you are drunk, you won’t even have the ability to pick out the right one helps express who you really are. You may think that the poorly drawn version of Marvin the Martian depicts you perfectly, but when you wake up the next morning, it just might be the worst decision you ever made. Partner Tattoos At the beginning of every relationship you go through the “honeymoon stage” where everything is rainbows and butterflies and unicorns. While it may be tempting to profess your love to your newfound soul mate, it is best to stay away from these tattoos. Nothing is written in stone, including relationships. Somewhere down the road, you may find that you are your partner are not as compatible as you once thought and you are left with a tattoo of their name branded on your body forever. You will have a constant reminder of a relationship that didn’t last. If you feel that you must prove your love to your partner with ink, find a tattoo of something that reminds you of that person. Find something that symbolizes that person. If the relationship goes south, instead of having a name permanently with you, you have a symbol of a life lesson. A symbol will also be a lot easier to explain to your new partner than a name. Tattoos are a huge commitment and should be something that symbolizes who you are...

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Want To Plan A Traditional Irish Family Reunion? What To Know

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Are your planning a family reunion with your loved ones that all share a strong Irish heritage and you want to make the day a fun and cultural experience? There are many ways that you can do that, even if you haven’t been to Ireland or you aren’t a first generation ancestor. You don’t have to go overboard with Irish party supplies; instead you want to make sure that the food, activities and music are authentic. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider getting for the big day. Tavern, Garden or Hall To set the mood you want to find a tavern you can rent out, a large lush green garden, or even a hall where everyone can gather. Depending on the budget and the age of most of the guests, you’ll have to decide what is going to be the best for your family, and what location can accommodate all the entertainment and activities you want to provide for the day. Ireland has beautiful castles, gardens and countryside, so finding an outdoor space in warm weather to mimic the feel of the old country is great. Irish Music An Irish band in the area for the day would be great if you have that option. If not, playing all of the best famous Irish folk songs throughout history along with some other Irish top hits is a great way to get everyone doing traditional Irish dances and having fun. You can easily access this type of music online, and use a smart phone and a sound system to play all the tunes. Irish Fare The day needs to be filled with Irish dishes for people to dine on, and you can get the event catered or ask all of the family members to bring their favorite recipes. Different areas of the country in Ireland have different ways of cooking their corned beef dinner and other recipes, so it will be neat to sample the recipes that everyone has brought over. Appetizers, meal options and desserts will provide constant dining throughout the event. If you have been looking for an excuse to get everyone in your family together, and you want to have a huge, traditional Irish family gathering, these are a few ideas to get you started. You can use old family traditions to make the day fun, and by the end of the family reunion you may have more traditions to carry...

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Beat The Blahs With An Awesome Hollywood Viewing Party

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Whether you are sick of wintry weather or if you feel out of sorts due to work, a Hollywood viewing party is a great way to beat the blahs and lift your mood. You can choose a popular movie that is available for stream, or invest in a cheap television series on blu-ray or disc to feature during your party. For instance, invite coworkers over for a marathon of old westerns, a popular sit-com, or an old serial drama—all which seem to have timeless appeal. Some other tips for throwing a viewing party that is sure to beat the blues are: Make the menu simple, but inspired. Since it is a Hollywood-inspired shindig, serve up some snacks that your guests will love to nosh on. Instead of going with the chip, dip, and pizza menu that many might expect at a party, serve some dishes inspired by what you are watching. For instance, if you are watching a television comedy that takes place in the south, serve up southern fare like fried chicken, hush puppies, and watermelon cocktails; if you are watching an old British serial, serve some scones, tiny sandwiches, and tea. Where you watch is pretty important. A viewing party requires a venue that will give everyone a seat with a view of the screen. During warm weather, consider doing it in someone’s backyard and projecting your show on the side of a house or garage; tell guests to bring blankets and pillows for sprawling on the lawn. If you are doing an after-work party with friends, keep it small and invite them to sit on sofas, chairs, and pillows on the floor. Create some cool favors for your friends. Give your guests something to remember the night with by assembling some party favors. Consider giving them movie-theater popcorn boxes filled with goodies inspired by whatever movie or show you are watching; invest in small plastic trophies to replicate your own ‘awards night.’ These please any age and show your guest that you appreciate them coming to your viewing party. Pick something that everyone will enjoy. A viewing party works well when you feature a movie or show that you may have seen, but that you are sure will go over well. This is not the time to try out a new Indie flick that you heard about; watch your indie movie on another night. Popular or iconic television shows that your guests are familiar with make an excellent choice for a party. Get rid of the blahs by hosting a fun viewing party. Use the featured movie or television show to inspire your menu, venue, and party favors, creating a memorable evening for you and your guests. If you’re looking for cheap blu-ray television series, check out companies like Pristine Sales to see what they have...

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Three Steps To Properly Preserve Your Original Oil Painting

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Buying an original oil painting to display in your home can provide visual appeal and a touch of class to the room in which it hangs. Given the value of many oil paintings, owning such a piece of original artwork is about more than just hanging it on your wall and enjoying its look. To ensure that your oil painting remains vibrant for decades into the future, it’s important to be vigilant about taking the necessary steps to preserve it. Generally, properly preserving your oil painting includes being careful about its location, exposure to light and the overall environment in your home. Location While it’s sensible to hang your original oil painting in a prominent spot in your home, be careful about locating the artwork where it can potentially be bumped by family members or objects. For example, you might like the idea of hanging the painting in a hallway under a directional pot light, but if the hallway is narrow, the painting can be at risk of you or a family member inadvertently brushing your shoulder against it, which can cause damage. Additionally, carrying something bulky down the hallway, such as a vacuum hose, can risk damage to the artwork. One ideal place of prominence for valuable artwork is about a wall unit or sofa, as people don’t commonly contact the wall in these areas. Lighting Your oil painting should not hang in a spot that direct sunlight hits it. When you’re thinking of potential locations for the artwork, survey the rooms in your home at various times on a sunny day. As the sun rises and sets, you’ll likely see sunbeams hit your walls at various times. It’s best to keep the oil painting out of these areas. Sunlight can cause the oil paints to fade over time, which can reduce the art’s impact and even its value. Environment For optimal preservation and a reduced risk of damage, it’s best for your original oil painting to be placed in an area that doesn’t have extreme temperatures or humidity. Generally, you should plan to hang your painting in a room that stays around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is also important; the room’s humidity level should remain close to 55 percent. You can monitor these conditions by keeping a thermometer and hygrometer in the same room as the painting. Adjusting your furnace or air conditioner will allow you to keep the temperature consistent, which the use of a humidifier or dehumidifier, depending on the time of year, is ideal for maintaining the proper humidity. For more information on preserving your original oil painting, contact companies like the Silverman...

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Las Vegas Style Gambling In California: Where To Look

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you want to do some gambling but do not have the means to travel farther than the borders of California, you are in luck. There are just as many Indian casinos and privately owned casinos in the state as there are in Las Vegas, and several of them have lodgings and resorts in which you can stay while you play. If you are not sure where to look for California casinos, here is some starter information to get you going. San Diego Casinos  In a Californian city long known for its zoo and aquarium attractions, a major up-cropping of casinos, resorts and nightlife has emerged. This city is now quite the hub of Native American (Indian) casinos, as well as several private card houses. If you want a staycation with adult-only activities, then the multiple casinos and casino resorts in San Diego might be the ticket. (There are several of them in the city and surrounding area.) Sacramento Casinos In the state’s capital, there is so much to do you might never get bored. This city has at least four casinos that are currently licensed and operating, and you might even run into some of California’s rich and famous. Just be aware, though, that because the casinos reside and operate in California’s capital city, the prices to pay, play and stay at the casinos here are going to be a lot higher than if you select another California city and Californian casino. Smaller Cities with Casinos (Eureka, Paso Robles, etc.) There are several smaller cities in California which also have a casino or two. Since these smaller towns do not have the tourist pull that Sacramento or San Diego have, you can buy into a game for less and find a less expensive room in which to stay. The “small town” ambience is nice too, because when you are ready to stop gambling for the night and put your head to the pillow, there will not be a lot of noise or excessive neon lights flashing through your window. You get a taste of Las Vegas without all of the Las Vegas flash and noise, and for some people, this is better than Las Vegas itself. A Word to the Wise California’s Gambling Control Commission keeps track of all the casinos in the state, whether or not they have a valid license and whether or not they are currently in operation. If you want to have your gambling fun, be sure to check the licensing status of the casino you plan to visit before you go. You do not want your casino fun to be ruined by visiting an illegal...

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How “Tangled” Can Inspire Your Dating Life

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you feel like your dating life is a little stagnant, instead of looking for inspiration in the traditional places, such as dating sites and magazines, look instead to the Disney movie Tangled. Tangled may have been made for kids, but it contains a lot of advice that can turn your dating life around.  Rapunzel Knows What She Wants Rapunzel knows that she didn’t want to spend her entire life in a tower. She wanted to figure out where the lanterns come from that she saw in the air every year. When Mother Gothel would not let her out to see the lanterns, she devised a plan to get out and see the lanterns herself. Figure Out What You Want In order to find the perfect person you, like Rapunzel, need to know what you are looking for. Your dating life is not going to go anywhere if you do not know what type of person you are looking for. Before you go on your next date, you need to spend some time thinking about what you are really looking for.  Sit down and make a list of the top three things that you are looking for in a potential partner. Really focus and figure out what you really want in a partner. It’s easy to create a long list with lots of superficial traits on them that you want in a partner.  However, it is more difficult to really figure out what you want in a partner. By keeping your list to three items, you’ll figure out what really want. Rapunzel didn’t want to figure out the entire world, she wanted to figure out where the lanterns came from. Keep your own priorities as narrow. Create A Plan Once you figure out what you really want in a potential partner, the next thing you need to do is figure a plan to find the perfect mate. Rapunzel did not just sit around wishing she could figure out where the lanterns came from. She devised a plan to reach her goals. Stop going on the same old dates again and again. Find locations where you can meet people that line up with the traits you are looking for. If you want to find someone who is caring, don’t go looking for a date at your local bar. Instead, volunteer at a local charity. If you want someone who loves the outdoors like you do, join a group that does outdoor activities.  If you want to change your dating life, take a page out of Rapunzel’s book. Figure out what you really want in a partner, and then switch up your dating game by making a plan to find someone who has those traits. Like Rapunzel, you’ll be able to reach your goals. For more great inspiration from cartoon characters, check out fun Disney Quotes. A quote-off also makes a great dating...

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