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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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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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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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How To Dress Up A Tent For An Outdoor Wedding

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are having an outdoor wedding, the one thing that you cannot control is the weather. A great way to play it safe is to have your reception inside of a tent. Dressing up an event tent to feel classy in an outside environment can be tricky, but it is doable. If you are planning an outdoor wedding with your reception under a tent, here are three ways to dress up your event. 1. Focus on Lighting Lighting can make all of the difference when planning a wedding reception inside of a tent. If you would like larger overhead hanging lights or chandeliers, work with your event tent rental company to see what options they might have and understand any weight limitations on your tent. Bring a romantic feel to your wedding with white string lighting throughout and tea lights on tables. For an evening wedding, opt for softer lighting to make the space feel more cozy and inviting. 2. Fabric Draping to Class up a Tent Sheer fabric draping from the ceiling of the tent and down the sides can bring a romantic feel to your wedding. Draping and can mask any utilitarian elements that an event tent structure might have and soften the look of your event space. You can wrap the same fabric around any exposed tent poles that might be visible. Work with lighting to shine through draped fabric and bring out color hues from the fabric and soften the look. 3. Bring in Decor from the Outdoors Replicate the natural scenery from outside within your tent so that you can keep the outdoor-feeling consistent. If your wedding is in the winter, having iced branches and white lighting will give the illusion of snow. For a spring or summer wedding be sure to bring foliage into your tent. Larger floral arrangements, plants or small trees will bring a greenhouse feel to your wedding. Whatever decor you decide, have this look flow from outdoor areas to inside the tent. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, renting an event tent from a company like Joliet Tent Co will be a necessity to keep your guests comfortable and to combat any unexpected weather changes. Event tent rentals can come in all shapes and sizes, so make sure that the tent you source will accommodate your reception needs. Once you have your perfect tent, you can glam it up and make your outdoor wedding the perfect...

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Tips For Holding A Disco Themed Wedding Reception

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are getting married in the near future, and you have decided you want your theme to be disco era, you will have a lot of fun making preparations. There are several ideas you can use to incorporate the 70’s into your wedding reception theme, making it an event that will be sure to be appreciated by all who attend. If you are having the wedding reception in your backyard, you will be able to decorate and prepare the event yourself. Here are some ideas you can use to help you make your wedding event one to remember. Setting Up The Area Make sure to have a tent large enough to accommodate all of your guests. You will be able to rent large tents from a party rental company. The tents can be as elaborate as you wish, and they can be set up to have chandeliers and lighting incorporated from the interior. Take a look at lighting that will match the era. Make sure you hang a bunch of disco balls from the top of the tent to give it that disco appeal. You will want to have a large dance area in place, as 70’s disco is one type of music that gets you out on the floor. You can rent light up dance floors that fit the era perfectly. Furniture Rental When placing furniture, you will want to have your standard wedding seating for dinnertime, and then have a few social areas for guests to sit back and relax. Consider placing some lounge furniture around the dance floor so guests can relax in between sets. Cushioned chaise lounges or large sofas to seat several will be sure to be a hit. Rent these in funky colors or purchase some fun 70’s themed pillows to place on top of the seating. You can have some end tables set up around the seating area where people can set their drinks next to lava lamps or lights with fringe shades. Little Extras Have a few areas under the tent where strings of beads are hung, representing doorway decor that the era used. You can use bright colors such as orange or green to decorate, giving the entire area a 70’s appeal. You can drape a tie-dyed T-shirt over each seat back, giving the reception a colorful look. Couple this with bright peace signs or flowers on each table and use small disco balls on table...

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Visiting A Casino For The First Time? Here Are Some Unspoken Rules Of Tipping Etiquette

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re planning a trip to the casino like Fort McDowell Casino for the first time, you might think that everything about the experience is all fun and games. While having fun is at the top of your wish list, along with winning some cash at the casino games, there are some unspoken tipping rules that any casino enthusiast should remember. This guide outlines who you should tip and an estimated amount, so that you can have that money set aside you leave the house. Tips for Table Game Attendants and Dealers Dealers and attendants of the poker, roulette and craps tables work hard to give you a good experience. They have no control over how the game plays out or whether you win or lose. These professionals are there to make money, just as you are, so use proper etiquette and tip around five dollars for each session. This means that if you are sitting at a table, and a new dealer relieves the one there, give the dealer leaving a chip or cash as they leave. Likewise, leave the chip or cash on the table if you decide to leave the game. Tips for Slot Game Attendants Tip any slot game attendant that you summon to the machine for any reason. Sometimes all you need to tip is a dollar or two, but something is always better than nothing. You may not need an attendant at all, but if the machine freezes use proper etiquette and tip the person that helps you. Other times you need to tip a slot game attendant include: When they make change for you at the machine or on the floor. When you win a jackpot and they bring you the cash. Tips for Cocktail Servers Under regular circumstances, you would tip a server anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent of your tab. A casino is a bit different. In most of these businesses, you aren’t charged for drinks, or even food as long as you’re playing the games. This can leave a bit of confusion as to how to properly tip. Tip these professionals at least $1 for each food or beverage item they bring you. Feel free to tip a little more, but try not to tip less than that. If you’re playing a slot game and all of your money is tied up in the game, try to refrain from ordering a drink until you cash out your ticket and have some cash on hand. However, if you just want a little water and the server is walking by, most won’t mind handing you a bottle from their tray and won’t care if you tip or not. Just don’t make a habit of this. Keep your tip money in a separate section of your wallet and use it generously while visiting a casino. Try not to use it to play the games and treat those that help you with respect. Remember it’s not their fault if you lose and they are there to do a job and make money serving...

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Three Fun Party Rental Ideas For Your Young Child’s Birthday

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you planning an exciting birthday celebration for your child? For a most memorable event, consider party rentals to delight and entertain the kids. Depending upon the age group, party rentals such as concessions, inflatables and games can enliven the day. Here are three party rental items that you can get from companies like Ken Rent to help you incorporate those aspects into the mix: 1. A Fun-Filled Cotton Candy Maker and Accessories Here’s one concession you won’t want to pass up when ordering your child’s birthday party rentals. Kids of all ages love colorful cotton candy. The package will generally include everything needed to make and serve cotton candy, including the cotton candy machine with instructions for use. Be sure the package includes enough cones to supply to all of your child’s guests. Typically, this should include 25 cones, or the option to upgrade. Cotton candy floss sugar and flossine will usually be included, in basic colors such as pink and blue. Accessories you might rent separately include cotton candy tray holders (to place the finished cones), or even a neon cotton candy sign to attract the guests. Also, ask about cotton candy bags and a “display tree” with clips. 2. Yard Inflatables This is a great party rental idea for the backyard. If you have enough space, consider renting one or more of the following: Sports themed inflatables: How about an inflatable baseball pitch tent to test a child’s pitching abilities? The popular inflatable basketball shoot is fun for kids and adults alike. An inflatable robotic mechanical “bull” is another fun idea. Water inflatables: If your child celebrates a summer birthday, this is a fun outdoor idea. The water inflatables connect to a water supply and ordinary garden hose for great summertime fun. Bounce House Inflatables: Toddlers and preschoolers especially love these. Some rentals will include play balls, too. Sizes are typically from 12–25 feet in diameter. Inflatable “Castles” and Playhouses: Any theme you choose should make the kids happy. Choose a gender-neutral playhouse if guests include both boys and girls. 3. Party Rental Games Party rental supplies for the kids include everything from bean bag toss games to bumper ball. How about a clown toss game? The kids try to toss a bean bag into the colorful clown’s “mouth”. The winners receive a prize of your choice. What You Should Know It’s a good idea to ask about the electricity requirements for your rentals. Also, if you’re renting bounce houses and inflatables, ask about ground surface requirements. Can you play them on concrete or...

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