Events And Holiday's Category

In this section we provide articles on how to make events more fun and interesting. You can learn about the history or various holidays, how to select gifts, event planning tips, commentary on special events and things to make all your holidays more pleasurable. Enjoy.

Halloween Witches’ Brew: A Guide to Using Dry Ice

A cauldron of Witches' Brew will delight the guests at your next Halloween party. While a great way to add atmosphere to any event, there are some basic rules that must be followed when using dry ice. Dry ice is made of pressurized CO2 (carbon dioxide). Its extreme temperature (-109.3°F or -78.5°C) can burn as severely as extreme heat. The CO2 composition of dry ice can also cause symptoms, such as labored breathing and headache, if not properly ventilated. If the proper … [Read more...]

Fun and Interesting Facts About Easter

For some people, Easter is a holiday for coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts and chocolate Easter bunnies. However, there is much more to Easter than just chocolate and colorful eggs. Some people consider the holiday as strictly a religious occasion, while others see it as the official beginning of Spring. There are many fun and interesting facts surrounding the holiday, and some of Easter's origins even occurred before the advent of Christianity. The word, Easter, … [Read more...]

Flowers for Valentine’s Day – What Certain Flowers Mean

Valentine's Day is the holiday of love and romance. The gift you give your Valentine is a symbol of your love and affection toward them. If you are thinking of giving someone special flowers on Valentine's Day, wouldn't it be nice to know if a particular flower has its own special meaning? Many flowers have, for centuries, carried a special meaning - a symbol, if you will, for a particular feeling or to send a subtle message. Knowing this can sometimes help with … [Read more...]

Why We Celebrate With Champagne

Lord Byron believed it was the only beverage a woman should drink in public. Lily Bollinger claimed she drank it only when alone or in company. And in "The Seven Year Itch," Marilyn Monroe melted Tom Ewell's libido by dunking potato chips in it. For centuries, champagne has reigned as the libation of choice for celebrations and momentous occasions. How has it maintained its aura of sophistication and joy for so long? Like many great inventions, champagne … [Read more...]

The Legend of Saint Nicholas: AKA Santa Claus

Most of us think we know who Santa Clause is: That big, jolly, present-giving gentleman who seems to have an endless love for children. Of course, then there is that Santa who seems to be overly involved in commercialism who is out selling everything from products at a hardware store to luxury cars. People can be forgiven if they feel confused about whether Santa is being exploited, or they are being exploited by Santa. Many people may think that Santa Claus is some … [Read more...]