Start a Healthy Winter Tradition – Host your 1st Annual Soup Swap Party!

Soup Swap Party Invitation

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Soup Swap Party

Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 21st (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year's 12th Annual Soup Swap. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl's Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” and followed the link chain to the the Soup Swap Facebook page. I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever –  6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.

Soup Swap Party Supplies

What else you and your 5 guests will need:

  • Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
  • Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
  • Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
  • Jars should be labeled with the chef's name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)

The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous discount wine at The Wine Spies.  For a limited time take an extra 5% off any Purchase at The Wine Spies! Use coupon code LINKSPY during checkout. Continue Reading →

Email Beautiful Jewish New Year Cards – FREE!

Email Beautiful Jewish New Year Cards – FREE!

For years I have been sending out wishes of sweet blessings filled with abundant joy and peace to friends and family as we prepare to celebrate another religious holiday, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But in all truthfulness, for the last few years, I have gotten lazy. Rather than planning ahead and keeping an eye out for the perfect L'Shanah Tovah greeting card months in advance as I did in my youth, I have waited until the last minute and ended up sending blah picture-less emails with a line or two of text.  If I was feeling particularly industrious and creative, I colored the text blue.

This year I found an amazing company, PurpleTrail.com that not only has lovely selection of elegant Jewish New Years  cards, they encourage their visitors to personalize their cards by adding photos, moving and changing text, and even adding embellishments and background images.   And best of all, Purple Trail  offers the choice of mailing your cards, printing your cards at home, or emailing them!  And now for the clincher — you can send online invitations or eCards for FREE to up to 50 email recipients!  If you want to send your card to more than 50 email addresses or would like to add music to your card, simply join one of Purple Trail's membership clubs — all very, very reasonably priced.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year – L' Shanah Tovah

Party Hearty!

Email Chic Last Minute New Year’s Party Invitations for FREE!

Email Chic Last Minute New Year's Party Invitations for FREE!

Great looking, chic online invitations are available – really!  We freely admit, we are invitation snobs.  We still like an invitation to be delivered to our home mailbox rather than our email inbox but occasionally, time gets away from us or at the last minute we decide to host a party. It is times like this we turn to Purple Trail.  For most of their invitations they offer three options – ORDER PRINTS | PRINT @ HOME | SEND ONLINE.  Their send online options is free but it can be a bit tricky to find it since you first need to personalize your invitation or at the very least click the Proceed to Order buttons.  Then at the top of the page you will see three tabs.  Order Prints tab is clearly visible.  Next to that tab are 2 very faded tabs.  The last one is the Send Online Tab.  Click that one and follow the directions from there.  You get 50 Free invitations – more than that you will need to become a PurpleTrail Club Member (membership also affords you invitations up to 1500 guests, the ability to add music to your invitation/eCard and it is the only method of making your emails 100% advertisement free.)

As you will notice, we have chosen to feature a few of our favorite New Year's Eve Party Invitations.  Just this morning, I began thinking about maybe hosting a small New Year's Eve party this year and of course, it is too late to choose, personalize, proof and mail out invitations in time to for my guests to attend.  Right now I am leaning towards the Pop Fizz Clink New Year's Eve party invitation especially since its font is Art Deco inspired and will go well with the  Great Gatsby Roaring 20's party theme I am contemplating.

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