How to Throw a “Happy Noon Year” Party

As much as young children love the idea of staying up past their bedtime to ring in the New Year, most can’t make it to midnight—nor would their parents want them to. But that doesn’t mean that little ones can’t celebrate in a more age-appropriate fashion. Instead of keeping your kids up till the clock strikes 12:00 midnight, try throwing a kid-friendly bash at 12:00 noon. Here’s how to Read more ...

Spooktacular Halloween Treats

Throwing a monster bash this Halloween? Here are five quick and easy Halloween treats to get you and your guests into the spirit of things. Be sure to save on everything you need for your festivities at Coupons.com. Cheese Pumpkins 8 T. smoked cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz. container), well chilled 2 tsp. finely chopped nuts 4 pretzel rods or sticks, broken in half 16 small Read more ...

Score Brownie Points with Healthy Tailgating Options

Sports fan or not, football season is the perfect excuse for a little pre-game soiree. On the more troubling side, it can also signal the transition from a summer of healthy eating into a fall of high-calorie chips, dips and other guilty pleasures. If that concerns you, here are some ways to keep the flavor but add a healthy twist to your tailgating favorites. Got a craving for sausage on Read more ...

You Can Grill Your Veggies (and Eat Them, Too)

Where’s the beef? This weekend, it’s probably on the grill—Labor Day is the third most popular day for barbecuing. Burgers and steaks are often at the center of backyard barbecues, along with hot dogs and chicken. But grilling doesn’t have to be just for meat. In fact, adding some veggies to the mix—or trying a completely vegetarian meal—could infuse an element of healthy into your Read more ...

Make a Big Splash: Festive Tips and Tasty Nom Noms for Pool Parties and Beach Outings

Get your summer party started with these pool-friendly tips: Skip the classic buffet table so guests won’t congregate in one area and instead set up a few mini serving spots around the pool. It’s a good way to encourage mingling. Place candles or outdoor lamps around the entire outdoor area. Clusters of light cast a more flattering glow. Word of warning—don’t put citronella candles Read more ...

Here Comes the Bride: Fun Gift Ideas for the Soon-to-Be Mrs.

First comes love, then comes marriage—but in between those are a myriad of engagement parties, bridal showers and bachelorette parties. All the celebration and hoopla leading up to a couple’s big day mean plenty of gift-giving opportunities. If you’re feeling stuck for gift ideas, here are some fun ways to add your own personal flair to typical registry items. And a tip: Don’t be shy about Read more ...

Memorable Gifts for Your Bridal Party

If you’re tying the knot this summer, all eyes are on you, and for good reason—what an exciting time of celebration as you begin this new journey. Just don’t forget to thank the friends and family members who are suiting up to help lead you down the aisle and off into your new life as newlyweds. Here’s how to show your bridal party a little love and appreciation without breaking the bank. Bridesmaids: Engrave Read more ...

Fabulous Wedding Gifts with a Personal Touch

Wedding season is in full swing—what a festive time to celebrate love, family, friends and the beautiful new couple. If you have multiple weddings to attend, the more the merrier! But let’s be honest: That can take a big bite out of your budget. This week, we’ll talk about how you can celebrate the bride and groom without going broke. Gift registries can make wedding gift shopping a breeze, Read more ...