“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
Hosting a gathering? New guests coming to visit? Help them find you easier! Whether your invite is electronic or delivered through the mail, include a map. Mapping devices are useful…to a point and not very festive. Welcome guests by letting them look for a “sign.” Brightly colored or shaped balloons tied to the nearest street sign or mailbox, hand-decorated poster board signs (weather-proofed!), or possibly a large, unique decor piece placed in the yard. Remember, at night house numbers are difficult to see or read-make sure they are well lit.
As a courtesy to the neighbors, postal service or utility company, take down the signs and balloons after the party.
Once your guests arrive and the celebration has begun for young and old, it is National Game and Puzzle Week! Set aside a couple small tables with puzzles (simple to more complex, like a 3-D puzzle)for guests to stop by to add a few pieces and have a few board game selections sitting out ready to play. If some of the party-goers are hesitant to play, they might be the perfect scorekeeper, handing out equipment, keeping time, or assisting the host/hostess while others are playing. Perhaps after watching all the fun, they might want to join in, too!
For the remainder of November, check these days out on your calendar and keep the fun going:
Get all the details and history behind these “memorable days,” at www.holidayinsights.com
24 Thanksgiving – Eat, drink, and be thankful.
25 Black Friday – Friday after Thanksgiving
25 Buy Nothing Day – always the day after Thanksgiving…does anyone abide by it!?!
25 National Parfait Day
25 You’re Welcome Day – the day after Thanksgiving
26 Small Business Saturday
27 Advent begins
27 Pins and Needles Day
28 French Toast Day
28 Make Your Own Head Day
28 Red Planet Day
29 Square Dance Day
30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day