Add Meaning to Your Memorial Day Party – Find Your Ancestors’ Military History!

 

Military Ancestors

We just received word that Ancestry.com is providing special Free Access  this weekend in honor of Memorial Day!

So cool – we immediately went to looked up our dads' service enlistment records and there they were.  Although initially we were unsure abut how this all might practically relate to planning your Memorial Day party as we were using the site we had one of those aha moments – we think access to these military records could actually be integrated into your celebration to add meaning and interest.  We envision the family gathered around the computer oohing and aahing as you discover all sorts of ancestral history.  In fact, if at all possible we recommend  connecting your computer to your television (this might be the excuse you needed to invest in that long coveted Apple TV or other wireless computer to tv content streaming device) so searching your family history becomes an extended family bonding activity.

The Deal

From Thursday May 23rd through Monday May 27, 2013, Ancestry.com is offering Free Access to the large collection of new military collections, draft, enlistment and service records.  Visit Ancestry.com to start your search!

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Printable Patriotic Games For Your Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day Printable Games

Printable Patriotic Games For Your Memorial Day Party

Don't forget to print out a few games for your Memorial Day Celebration Parties.  They are not very expensive so even if you don't end up using them this time, you will have unlimited printouts for 90 days which takes you way past the 4th of July. Continue Reading →

Game Night Party Props and Decorations

Game Night Party Props and Decorations

Shindigz is definitely on a roll. Not only did they offer some amazing Halloween costume specials, today we opened our inbox and sitting there waiting for us was an announcement that Shindigz is now stocking Hasbro Game night theme props and decorations – the perfect add-on to our Game Night Party package.  These large props and standees are ideal for proms, fundraisers, Sweet Sixteen and Quinceanera celebrations, and just about any birthday bash.  How fun would it be to use this nostalgia invoking decor at your next family or high school reunion.   Whether your favorite game is Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, Operation, Battleship, Twister, or Candy Land these fabulous new party props are sure to bring a flood of childhood memories to your party's venue.

The fact is that these classic Hasbro games never go out of style.  My 2 year old cousin recently came to visit and I pulled out out old Mr. Potato Head and he loved it as much as my children did many moons ago.  A Game Night theme party is fun and smile invoking for kids of all ages.

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