DIY Fisherman's Net Coastal Christmas Tree

Combine the spirits of the season and seas for a fisherman’s net coastal Christmas tree for the holidays. 

All you need are a few push pins, a tape measure and a fishing net to have a ready-to-decorate, super-easy, no-mess symbol of Jesus and his great catch miracle.
  • Step 1 - Pin the points
  • Step 2 - Plan the lights
  • Step 3 - Hang the net
  • Step 4 - Decorate your tree
  • Step 5 - Accessorize
And, that’s all it takes to have your own fisherman’s net coastal Christmas tree, simply a matter of putting the pins in the right place.
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Celebrate New Years In Each Time Zone

Quadruple the thrill and anticipation of this momentous annual occasion by toasting our fellow American and world citizens as the New Year arrives in each time zone. And, what better way than with food and drink? 

Serve a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre from each region to ring in the New Year for that time zone. The possibilities are endless, but here are appetizer and drink suggestions for each zone to get you started.

To coordinate your party with midnight in each time zone, we've put together a table to see who is ringing in the New Year for each hour of your party.
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Decorating Themes For Christmas

The infinite selection of winter holiday and Christmas decorations available today make it worthwhile to choose a direction in tone and style. 

Stand-out from the ho-hum by centering your holiday decor around a distinctive and cohesive theme. Your theme may evolve as you plan, but choosing a specific direction will add purpose and enhance details for a more memorable experience. 
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5 Winter Party Theme Ideas

People love wintertime parties, because everyone is looking for something to do. And, with the holidays over and social calendars less crowded, it is much easier to create a nice, cozy event that is memorable.

We've put together 5 winter party theme ideas for 2015 to get your creative juices flowing. But, here is list of dates for quick reference when planning your wintertime events:
  • College Football Championship, Monday, January 12th
  • Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19th
  • Super Bowl, Sunday, February 1st
  • Groundhog Day/Candlemas, Monday, February 2nd
  • Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th
  • President's Day, Monday, February 16th
  • Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 17th
  • St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17th
  • March Equinox, Friday, March 20th
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Football Themed Party Ideas

Whether you're planning a gathering for a college bowl game, NFL playoff or the super bowl these football themed party ideas are a winning combination.

Assemble the ranks of fellow football fans bedecked in spirited attire to talk smack and root for the home team, then raise the bar by with fondue and tapas-style selections. Everyone will be focused on the game, but win or lose, a great-tasting menu brings comfort to the soul. 
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Winter Ski Lodge House Party

Shot SkiEven if you can't hit the slopes this year, capture the camaraderie and relaxation of apres ski with a Ski Lodge themed house party. 

From lift ticket invitations, custom ski trail signs, drinking from a shot-ski, building a ski mountain on your serving table, and making cheese fondue, this handy resource has everything you need to create a unique and original winter themed event.
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New Year's Day Menu Meanings & Recipes

New Years Day Black Eyed PeasCelebrating New Year’s Day is one of the oldest occasions throughout history. Whether the festivities fall on January 1 of the Gregorian calendar or some other day may depend on culture, but the symbolism of renewal is powerfully entrenched. 

We have collected some traditional New Year’s food selections and feature recipes with a tasty twist on the regional favorites of the American South.   
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Easy Holiday Hors d’oeurvres--Some Savory, Some Sweet

Holiday hospitality often means sharing sweet treats and good eats with visiting friends and family. Keep the fridge stocked with basic ingredients that can be put together in a hurry for last minute entertaining as well as for a quick bite between shopping trips and the hustle and bustle. 

Delight your guests with these make-ahead, holiday-themed savory and sweet recipes. We've included 6 cheerful additions to the traditional holiday spread, including 3 savory, 3 sweet and the best eggnog ever!
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Holiday Decorating for December Birthdays

Holiday Birthday DecorationsIf you, or someone you know, has a birthday in December, you know how easy and often the special day is overshadowed or included into Christmas and holiday festivities. 

Competing parties, hectic schedules and everyone's travel plans make it difficult for a big event, but you can make the day special with our tips for holiday decorating for December birthdays.

Instead of decorating throughout, designate a special party zone, such as the breakfast nook, dinner table, bar and/or small party area, and decorate in a contrasting theme.  Use distinctive color, birthday, or secular winter decorations to differentiate the celebration from holiday and Christmas distractions.
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Christmas Decorating Ideas & Festive Home Decor Tips

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Table DecorationsDecember is here to usher in the winter season & Christmas cheer! The holidays often reunite friends and families from far-flung places, and small efforts to decorate for the winter season pay off by making everyone feel more welcome. 

Whether or not you've caught the decorating bug yet this year, Rae Lynn has some Christmas decorating ideas & festive home decor suggestions that just might inspire you to break out the decor to the tune of a Christmas melody.
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