Planning Your Scrapbooking Crop (2)

Now that we have begun our discussion on planning your scrapbooking crop and we have discussed the food and beverage, as well as the invitations, there are still a few other things we need to look at in hosting a scrapbooking crop. There are so many different ways to host one, you will need to decide if you want it to just be basic and simple, or if you want to follow a theme and decorate and have contests and more. In the meantime, let’s take a look at two other areas of concern. Supplies and Tools Most crop hostesses … Continue reading

Planning Your Scrapbook Crop (1)

We started out talking about setting up your scrapbooking crop, because making sure you have the space to hold it is one of the most important steps. If there isn’t enough workspace scrapbookers will have a difficult time getting work done. Now it is time to talk about planning for the crop. Each of these categories are areas you must think about when you are planning your crop. Hosting a scrapbooking crop can get expensive, so you also have to think about the cost involved, and if you can cut costs anywhere. Some hostesses charge a $10.00 fee which goes … Continue reading

Hosting a Frugal Halloween Party

What could be more fun at this time of year, than planning a Halloween party? However, parties are expensive and there are many things that go into a good party. Is it possible to actually have a frugal Halloween party? Yes, it is possible to host a party for not a lot of money, but it takes plenty of planning and plenty of work. If you are willing to put time and effort into it, you can have a very fun party. What expenses can you typically plan to incur at a Halloween party? Food and Beverages This is typically … Continue reading

Having People Over for Dinner… A History

I am having a small dinner party mid-week—nothing extravagant, just a few friends over for dinner and conversation. My kids decide, after asking what’s on the menu, to make themselves scarce. How simple it gets to be at this age to have people over for dinner and not have to worry about the kids! I have always been an “entertainer”—even when my kids were small. Since I love to cook and entertain, I just had to find a way to continue even as a single mom with three children—children who weren’t always keen on “having people over for diner.” Sometimes, … Continue reading

Frugal Indoor Fun: Host a Party

Hosting a party is a fun way to entertain your children indoors. You don’t necessarily need to invite anyone else but your family, but if you do it’s even more fun! This article is assuming that you might invite a few friends to enjoy this fun activity with. Here are some ideas for fun parties that can be done anytime of year when you are stuck indoors. Have a Sandwich Making Party This is easy if you ask each child to bring one or two ingredients. Assign several different sandwich toppings: pickles, alfalfa sprouts, onions, grated cheese, sliced tomatoes, shredded … Continue reading

Have A Get-Together For Less

Getting together with friends and family is loads of fun, however it can be a costly entertainment option if you don’t plan first. Here are a few ways to help get your party started, or to host a small get-together for less. You’ll have fun and save at the same time. You just can’t beat that! Entertainment As a rule, you should not focus on this as much. The point of getting together is to spend time together, so tell jokes, stories and laugh. Just enjoy each other’s company. That’s entertainment enough! Food Go easy on the food. You could … Continue reading