Archive for January, 2009

Uncommon Party Idea – A Horoscope Party

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

A Horoscope Party is a party theme that can be used for a shower or birthday.   The guest of honor should not only be familiar with their horoscope but horoscopic astrology.   Since astrology deals with stars, let the star be a focal point of the party.


Start with an invitation in the shape of a star.   Fold heavy paper accordion style, wide enough to have a star, 3” to 5” wide.   Draw the star on the top side and cut the star out with leaving the side star points connected to the other stars in the accordion folder paper.  This makes a chain of four stars.  You will need one chain for each guest.   On the first star in the chain, write “Horoscope Party”.  On the second star, write “Baby Shower” or what ever the type of party you are planning.  On the third star write the date and time of the party; and then on the fourth star, write the address and phone number where the party is to be held.  Now you have the invitations.


For an attractive center piece, use the theme of hitching your wagon to a star.   Here just get an 8” or 10” wagon, maybe a flower planter in the shape of a wagon, attach the tongue of the wagon to a candle which has a star attached to the top.  The wagon can be filled with flowers or other types of decorations. 


The final touch is to make a horoscope reading for each of the guests and the guest of honor.  For this you will need the birthdays of each guest.    Focus on the good and funny comments like best characteristics, lucky days and lucky numbers.  At the end of each individual horoscope, provide the reading for that specific day for each guest.  This is a couple sentences that can be as funny as possible.   Each guest can read their horoscope aloud to the others.


The guest of honor should be the last to read their horoscope and immediately follow with the gifts.


Note:  This is a continuing series providing party ideas that are a little different and unusual that you may want to use for your next party.

Happy New Year, Really!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Happy New Year, you probably have heard that a hundred times by now. Do people really mean it though? Yes, I believe they do, just as when someone says “Good Morning”. Both are a nice greeting from one person to another and then they go on about their daily lives. So Happy New Year and we really do hope you have the best year ever. Now it’s that time when people start making New Year’s resolutions, you know the ones they very seldom keep.


I have one resolution to recommend. This resolution is enjoyable, easy, heartwarming and healthy. You can’t say that about loosing weight or to quit smoking or to get in better physical condition. So what is it? Seriously and I mean seriously, associate more with your friends and family. Take more interest in your kid’s day at school, your spouse’s activities and your friend’s issues. I mean really take the time on a regular basis to communicate with the ones you love, with the ones that will support you for being you.


Most people go about their every-day lives in a fog, seeing but not really seeing the people around them. There’s always the small talk, the greetings, the conversations about the weather or yesterday’s ballgame. But how often do you really discuss how someone feels about their job or their concerns or their achievements. A gathering of friends should be more about supporting each other than about who one the football game. Learn to listen to others


What a perfect reason to entertain some family and friends. Get together, have fun, celebrate just being there. It’s been documented that people with good friends and family live longer and healthier.


So Happy New Year and truly enjoy your life’s most important things.