I lile decorating for Halloween, but I do not like decorating for Xmas. I was at Target and saw they had giant light-up stars, presumably for outside your house. This made me think, what one large, preferably light-up Christmas decoration could I take out every year, set up in the middle of my living room, and go, "Bam. Christmas!?" Something fun but not too traditional?
My girlfriend and I have pretty clashing tastes about many things: movies, art, decorations, you name it. However, we're both interested in moving together at some point. How do we both get our way about how the apartment is decorated and what's on the TV/computer without walling ourselves off from each other? We have some commonalities and I believe that a good relationship is one the challenges both parties to consider new things, so I don't want to give up on that. Help?
Need: (1) QUICK ideas on bridal shower decorations and games, (2) direction on where to find said decorations and games (and flowers and baked goods) in Boston and/or (3) a Boston-area event planner who could do the work of finding decorations and decorate the event space. [more inside]
I've pulled Ghana in our World Cup sweepstakes - how can I decorate my desk on a Ghanaian theme? [more inside]
How do I plan, decorate, and successfully pull off a "Nerdy Thirty" birthday party when I have very limited party planning and artistic abilities? [more inside]
Help me create the best grade 6 classroom ever… with a budget of $200. [more inside]
I'm planning a party for the Game of Thrones premiere on April 1st, we're planning on doing a potluck, using the show as a theme for the dishes. I have already found several sites or blogs dedicated to recipes of dishes mentioned in the books. But if you do have a good recipe, please feel free to share it as well!! [more inside]
I'm hosting a NYE party. The theme is time travel. I have a few ideas for food and drinks (and friends are bringing things, too), but can you give me some awesome ideas for making this party really fun and memorable? Any and all ideas are welcome! [more inside]
Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
I'm looking for some cool, non-Christmas-y ornaments for a Christmas tree. Any specific suggestions for where I could find some or what to include? [more inside]
Are houses in your neighborhood still decorated for Christmas? On purpose, with the lights turned on, wreaths with red bows, Christmas flags, etc? Or is my new neighborhood just weird? [more inside]
Holiday lights. I have two long strands, they would (will) be too long to use what I want to use them for -- can I cut off the end of one strand? Or splice the two strands into one, can that be done, hack off the end of the first one, splice in the second one, cut the second one to length, then Hurray! one long(er) strand, it all works great, right? Right? [more inside]
I can't afford $500 for this awesome tree topper from Anthropologie. Help me craft one myself! [more inside]
ISO party theme ideas -- Pride brunch/cocktail party -- think ironic rainbow. [more inside]
Baby shower help please? I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law in a couple weeks. It's going to be a co-ed Halloween party basically, but also there will be baby presents. How can I incorporate babies & Halloween in the food and decorations? Cheaper is better, as I'm about to be laid off soon!
Where can I get art with women just being people - not chicks or girlfriends? [more inside]
I need suggestions on inexpensive, not-too-tacky, fun Halloween decorations for the outside of my house. [more inside]
I'm doing a road rallye in New England next weekend, and my team is turning my '85 Saab 900 hatchback into a giant lobster. I will be putting 4-foot long claws onto the front of it, and actuators inside will actually make the claws move. So, there will be a metal frame/skeleton at the heart of it, but I want to encase that in realistic looking giant lobster claws. What material will look good, be cheap, and hold up for a day on the road? [more inside]
Help me decorate the outside of our house for the holidays! [more inside]
Where can I find tiny Christmas lights on the web? [more inside]
I'm moving into a new apartment and am throwing a party - an Evening with James Bond - to break the new place in. (Really I just want an excuse to watch From Russia with Love and Goldeneye with friends.) What are some creative ideas for decorations/games? [more inside]
Is December 1st too early to put Xmas decorations up at home? [more inside]
Help me plan a halloween party with an undersea theme... [more inside]
Branch Centerpieces. Anybody know how to make them? The future Mrs. and I are cutting corners at our wedding by serving as our own florists. Ideally, they'd look something like this but with white lights or candles replacing the Asian motif. Help from experienced DIYers would be appreciated...
How many strands of Christmas tree lights (100 lights/strand) can I safely plug into a single outlet and/or connect to each other?