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

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Soup Swap Party

Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 20th (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year's 13th 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 from The Wine Spies. Or need it quickly, check out Saucey. Continue Reading →

Rosh Hashanah New Year Cards | Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah New Year Cards

Rosh Hashanah New Year Cards >> Tidings of Sweet Joy

Rosh Hashanah New Year Cards

In secular society, January 1st is the official start of the new year but for Jewish people world wide, Rosh Hashanah marks the new year and new beginnings.  For me, Rosh Hashana is one of my very favorite Jewish holidays. It is generally celebrated in September or early October. We cannot give you an exact date since the Hebrew lunar calendar is only 354 days verses 365 days in the solar calendar so the days don't line up the same every year. For example, Rosh Hashana 2018 begins on the evening of September 9th whereas the next year the holiday starts on the evening of September 29, 2019. This often coincides with the onset of a new school year. Growing up, when we went back to school shopping we also picked up a new Fall outfit for the High Holidays. To this day we buy a school calendar (September – September) rather than the traditional January to January calendar. It seems more organic, more intuitive. Continue Reading →

Email Beautiful Jewish New Year Cards – FREE!

Email Beautiful Jewish New Year Cards – FREE!

Update!

Unfortunately, these cards are no longer available to email free of charge. However, the design is still available for printing and mailing.

Please check out our updated guide to our favorite Rosh Hashana Cards including this gorgeous Peaceful Dove Card!

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.

Party Hearty!