Although a bit too late to purchase for use at today's Memorial Day BBQ's, it is definitely not too early to start planning for your 4th of July entertaining needs! One Kings Lane is hosting a Red, White & BBQ Memorial Day Sale. Celebrate summer (and our forefathers) with this collection of patriotic party buckets, grilling accessories, plates, and more. By the time you're through, you're sure to feel like lighting a sparkler or two.
Some of the deals are good but others are really great especially the napkin rings which we promise you will use over and over – not just at your patriotic parties! We are featuring just a few of the fabulous deals. Be sure to check them all out NOW! So many of our favorites are already sold out.
This sale ends on 05/29/2013 at 8am PST
Arrived here after the sale is long over? Be sure to check out our other Patriotic Theme Party Planning, Supplies & Ideas and our Red, White, and Blooms – A Patriotic Party.
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.
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!
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 →
Today through May 2, 2013 all clearance costumes & shoes are drastically reduced to $10 at Costume Express. This is an unbelievable sale. It is definitely worth the time to check out the discounted costumes and stock up not only for Halloween but for your year long costume wearing events. Think elementary school productions, Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, and children's birthday parties.
Do you have a graduating high school senior leaving for college in the fall? Many of the college mixers are themed costume parties so what better a gift than a fully stocked costume box. Izzy's costume box includes everything from Disney princess costumes to cute animal costumes to sassy angels and sizzling devil costumes. Many costumes serve multiple purposes – for example the featured clowning around costume works great for a neon themed party as well as a Mardi Gras party.
Don't dawdle – these costumes are flying off the shelf.
Presidents’ Day Printable Game
A few years back, I spoke to Deanne over at Printable Games A to Z about the dearth of printable President’s day games. (we are so missing her site!) Here’s what she suggests:
Personalize a Customizable Printable Bingo Card with the names of different presidents:
1. George Washington 2. John Adams 3. Thomas Jefferson 4. James Madison 5. James Monroe 6. John Quincy Adams 7. Andrew Jackson 8. Martin Van Buren 9. William Henry Harrison 10. John Tyler 11. James K. Polk 12. Zachary Taylor 13. Millard Fillmore 14. Franklin Pierce 15. James Buchanan 16. Abraham Lincoln 17. Andrew Johnson 18. Ulysses S. Grant 19. Rutherford B. Hayes 20. James Garfield 21. Chester A. Arthur 22. Grover Cleveland 23. Benjamin Harrison 24. Grover Cleveland 25. William McKinley 26. Theodore Roosevelt 27. William Howard Taft 28. Woodrow Wilson 29. Warren G. Harding 30. Calvin Coolidge 31. Herbert Hoover 32. Franklin D. Roosevelt 33. Harry S. Truman 34. Dwight D. Eisenhower 35. John F. Kennedy 36. Lyndon B. Johnson 37. Richard M. Nixon 38. Gerald R. Ford 39. James Carter 40. Ronald Reagan 41. George H. W. Bush 42. William J. Clinton 43. George W. Bush 44. Barack Obama 45. Donald Trump
We like the idea! And if you are really into Presidential trivia, rather than calling out the Presidents' names you can give unique hints like “he was the 31st President” (Hoover) or “he was elected for two nonconsecutive terms.” (Cleveland) Too bad none of the hints can yet refer to a “she”!
More Presidents’ Day Celebration – Planning, Ideas, and Supplies!