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Making Spirits Bright…

Do you love entertaining?  I do!  I love all of the planning that goes into a party.  I really enjoy making out the guest list, planning the menu, decorating the house, choosing the music, deciding on the entertainment and shopping for my outfit.

Every party consists of three key ingredients;  Fabulous Food, Toe Tapping Tunes and Exciting Entertainment.  People will talk about your party for weeks if you serve them good food, give them an opportunity to engage in enjoyable conversations and laugh until their face hurts.

One other key ingredient to a great party is arranging conversation areas for your guests.  We try to make sure there are plenty of sitting areas for our guests; the game room usually has a movie rolling or a game on.  The sitting area in the kitchen usually draws the talkative crowd, the living room is the comfy spot where our friends snuggle up in front of the fireplace and then there is the back yard where our more gregarious friends always seem to gather…it must be the refreshing country air and the starry sky that gets them every time.

We are hosting three very different parties this Christmas Season.  So I have been scanning Pinterest for ideas that will work for all of our gatherings.

This year the menu theme will be Spanish Style Tapas…delicious little bites.

Spotify and Pandora are helping me with my party play lists…

As for the entertainment…There will be plenty of opportunities for “pee in your pants” laughter as people get their photo booth face on and join in the reindeer games.

The photo booth will be located on the back porch. The Hubs has come up with his own idea for hanging the sliding backdrops…there are silly props; lighted reindeer ears, crazy eye glasses, Santa hats, mustaches on a stick, boas and tiaras.  There are assorted hats; cowboy and fedoras, musical instruments, oversized picture frames and giant letters…anything and everything we can think of that would add texture to the photos.

The fun doesn’t stop there…In years past we have played board games, Texas hold em, Who Am I? and Dirty Santa.  This year’s Reindeer Games will be…”Minute 2 Win It:” games!!!  If you have seen the show hosted by Guy Fieri then you know what I am talking about.  If not here a quick over view…All games must be completed in one minute in order to advance to the next round…The games range from stacking 3 golf balls one on top of the other, to moving a Christmas ornament across the floor to a designated spot by fanning it with a gift box.  There is Face the Cookie, where you place a cookie on the contestants forehead and they have one minute to move it into their mouth by only using facial movements…Or This Blows…one balloon and 12 solo cups, the contestant has one minute to blow up the balloon and expel the air from the balloon to blow the cups off of the table.  There are dozens of Minute 2 Win It games to choose from on the website.

Now you know all you need to know for Making Spirits Bright…Food, Tunes and Reindeer Games!

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Happy Endings for Valentines Day!

I can watch a movie with a happy ending over and over again.  Between FX and the Lifetime Channel, this weekend before Valentines Day, is filled with one happy ending after another

  Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Stories contain context, conflict, decisions and resolution.  We get caught up in the story line of the movie…wanting to believe the best of each character in the movie. Cheering the hero and heroine along…We are always hoping for a wonderfully happy ending

Our lives are own story line, our own movie…We head off in one direction with a plan in hand.  Not long after heading out we hit a roadblock.  The roadblock causes us to take a detour.  The detour takes us down a long and winding road.  The road is filled with valleys and mountain peaks.  It takes us over bridges and through tunnels.  All the while we can see our original path off in the distance.  We continue to strive for some semblance of our original plan.  At some point we realize that the detours and distractions have become part of life’s plan.  Our new path is leading us to our own Happy Ending!  Be the hero or heroine of your own life story!  Choose a Happy Ending!

 Each of the movies listed below are filled with conflict, decisions and resolutions…it’s what makes them interesting to me.  And the fact that they all have a Happy Ending!

Rumor Has It…with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston (2005)

A woman learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and the film The Graduate.

P.S. I Love You…with Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank  (2007)

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?…with Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker (2009)

In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

The Holiday…with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet (2006)

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

27 Dresses…with James Marsden and Katherine Heigl (2008)

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

When In Rome…sith Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell (2010)

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

The Proposal…with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds (2009)

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Life as We Know It…with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel (2010)

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Just Go with It…with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (2011)

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

What’s my favorite movie on the list?  The Holiday!!  Do you have a favorite romantic comedy that you can watch over and over?

Happy Valentines Day!!!

 

Images from Google

Movie Descriptions from IMDb

Other Valentine Posts

Valentine Greetings (georgettesullin.wordpress.com)

Valentines Day Craft (The Incredible Lightness of Seeing)

Valentines Day Buttons (kallisays.wordpress.com)

 

 

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A-Z Archive: E! Challenge

This week’s topic for our “A-Z Archive” photo challenge: the “E” archive: introduce one photo of your archive with a “E” Keyword. – I’m sure you’ll find a picture: tag with “A-Z Archive” and put a link on your page to FrizzText, so we’ll get a trackback-list including your post!

A-Z Archive: E! ChallengeExcitement, Enjoyment, Enthusiasm, Exuberance

A-Z Archive: E! Challenge...Excitement, Enjoyment, Enthusiasm...

 Durango Mountain Resort…Lower Styx…E! Challenge

The A-Z Archive: E! Challenge Trackbacks….

http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/e-challenge-etegami-wisdom/

http://jullianeford.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-z-archive-e-challenge-evergreen/

http://withoutstringstied.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/weekly-a-z-archive-e-challenge/

http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/eyes/

http://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-z-archive-e-challenge/

http://motherwifestudentworker.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/exercise-equipment/

http://wp.me/p25HJs-6U

 

 

 

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