SUPERNATURAL Theme Party Ideas: Religion and Pseudoscience

Explore more past, present and future unexplained mysteries of the universe and create an out-of-this-world supernatural themed party, 

For inspiration, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite decorating ideas for these religion and pseudoscience paranormal party themes:
  • Religion
    • Greek Gods & Goddesses
    • 7 Deadly Sins
    • Voodoo On The Bayou
    • Bible Characters
    • Come As You Were (Reincarnation)
    • Priests & Nuns/Catholic School
    • Superstitions, Omens & Luck
  • Pseudoscience
    • Astrology/Horoscope/Zodiac
    • Fortune Telling/Psychic/Clairvoyance
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29 Under the Sea Theme Party Decorating Ideas

Combine the intrigue of the ocean depths with whimsical sea creatures to establish a unique and fun setting for a house or cocktail party. 

An underwater ocean theme offers endless options for decorating, food and drinks. Here are some of my favorite decorating ideas:
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5 Easy Adult Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is one of the most delightful holidays of year because it not only makes dressing up in outrageous or goofy costumes socially acceptable, but enthusiastically encouraged, even for grown folks. 

Naturally, I like to squeeze as much mischievous madness as tastefully possible out of my big Halloween fling. If you are anything like me, you know that the best parties are the most memorable parties, and the most memorable parties incorporate unique themes that elevate the occasion above the average level of fun.

I've listed five easy adult Halloween party ideas, around which you can organize everything else to add just the right Halloween twist.
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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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Outdoor Party Setup Ideas

Beautiful summer days are a perfect opportunity to entertain outdoors. Here are a few outdoor party setup ideas I keep in mind to organize the layout and prioritize preparations and decorations.

Although you can apply most indoor party planning techniques to an outdoor event, you do need to make special consideration for:
  • Party Area Zones
    • Welcome/Entrance
    • Mingling/Bar
    • Conversation/Seating
    • Food service
    • DJ/Dancing
    • Activities
  • Lighting
  • Serving


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Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Serve up some savory "antojitos" or Cinco de Mayo appetizers as refreshing munchables in between rounds of margaritas. We have compiled cinco (five) Mexican-inspired recipes that are delicious and make appetizing displays as a plus. 

Decorate the serving trays with fun, themed decorations to show off your attention to detail, like a miniature Mexican Charro Sombrero, Red Parrot or Metal Saguaro Cactus Votive Candle Holder. 
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St Patrick’s Day Ideas: Decorations, Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks

Incite the “luck o’ the Irish” with a lighthearted St. Patrick’s Day celebration incorporating green and gold colors, leprechauns, shamrocks, rainbows, and gold coins into your decorating, eating & drinking scheme. 

Find tips on decorating your party area, bar, dinner table and bathroom, along with yummy hors d'oeurve recipes, and tasty Irish & green libations.

Erin go Bragh!
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Types of Parties: The First Step To Planning Your Event

Are you ready to host a party, but not sure where to start? There are many types of parties and Rae Lynn has found that it is easiest to choose your party format first. 

Thinking through the style of an event you wish to plan will help make decisions about decorating, budgeting, timing, and food choices easier and better suited to the atmosphere you want to create. 

So, we have compiled a list of types of parties to get your creative juices flowing...
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8 Mardi Gras Cocktail Recipes from New Orleans

Mardi Gras 2014 falls on March 4th, but festivities in the Crescent City kick off weeks before the holiday. The Carnival season is a time of lighthearted celebration filled with sweet and savory indulgence before the austerity of Lent. 

In case you can’t make it down to the Big Easy this year, we have collected eight New Orleans classic cocktail recipes so you can enjoy the season in “spirit.” Laissez les bon temps rouler! 
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Nautical Hors d’oeuvre, Drink & Dinner Menu Recipes

Nautical AppetizersAlthough common sailors traditionally survived on hard tack and grog throughout lengthy sea voyages, the officers’ table has always been graced with finer fare. 

Whether you embark on an all-expenses paid (by you) five-course gourmet dinner or are inviting the crew for a few drinks in the captain’s lounge, sail through the soiree by offering gustatory drinkable and edible delights. 

This menu has been crafted to complement our Nautical theme party ideas by incorporating maritime colors, icons, and tastes of the sea.
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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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Fall Dinner Party Menu & Recipes

The colorful autumn landscape and frosty nip in the air this time of year seem to have most people in a cheerful mood after the long hot summer.  Hosting a fun dinner affair may be just the right remedy to recharge and reconnect with your favorite people before the holiday hustle and bustle begins.

Here is one of our favorite fall dinner party menus, along with recipes inspired by the season:

Cocktail Hour
Drinks
Lemon Gingertini
Apple Cider with Spiced Rum

Hors d’oeuvre
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Appetizer
Tuna Crostini

Soup
Cheesy Pumpkin Soup

Salad
Poached Pear Salad

Main
Apricot Glazed Duck
Roasted Potatoes

Dessert
Apple-Raspberry Crisp

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Getting In Gear For Your Tailgate Party - Tailgating Checklist

Most parties take a little organization, but a tailgate party takes planning and then some. After all, you can’t just duck back into your house if you forget the corkscrew.  That’s why it’s important to heed these words from the author A.A. Milne, who wrote one of Rae Lynn’s fave books:   

Florida Gators Tailgating Checklist
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.  —Winnie the Pooh 

The only things you want mixed up at your tailgate party are the drinks. For everything else, we have a solution: 

Rae Lynn’s Handy-Dandy Tailgate Packing/Decorating/Setting Up Checklist!  
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Top Ten Reasons You Need to Celebrate the German Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest began with a wedding—and what a wedding it must have been. On 12 October 1810, Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. EOktoberfest Germany Entrance Signveryone in Munich was invited to the ceremony and celebration, which included horse races. The horse racing continued the next year, and a tradition was born. 

Of course, it’s the food, drink and party atmosphere that continue today. The Lord Mayor of Munich will tap the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at high noon on 21 September and invite all visitors to quench their thirst. 

Read on for 10 reasons why Rae Lynn celebrates Oktoberfest—and for Oktoberfest party ideas that will make your festivities royal.
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Tailgate Food That Shows Your Team Spirit

Tailgating food often revolves around the predictable: burgers, brats, chips, dips and a choice of beer, beer or beer to drink. Georgia Bulldog Tailgating by Peter Zimmerman But that’s for tailgaters who want to warm the bench. If you want your tailgate party to score big and win fans, you need to step up your game.   

One way to make your football tailgate food a standout is to take your cue from the local food movement sweeping the country. What cuisine reflects your region and your team’s traditions?   
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