Category Archives: Party Themes & Schemes

Celebrations!

  Here’s to hoping that you welcomed in the new year with hope in your heart and friends and/or family in your face! Yeah, Baby!         Thanks to everyone who celebrated at the Green River Tavern!   … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eve!

  We did a whimsical Christmas tree this year… filled with child-like fun and fantasy. Even my very first ornament from back in the 1950s is here. The little bird no longer has a tail, but it flies in the … Continue reading

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National Gingerbread Decorating Day

  Perhaps you enjoy making, seeing, or eating decorated gingerbread houses or cookies. Dad and Mom taught my sister and me to love decorating (and eating) spicy, chewy gingerbread cookies, both large and small.         Before he … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, a great many parties and celebrations happened Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! For those who cherish this holiday… like a few special friends of mine… nothing could be more perfect. Some embrace … Continue reading

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Two Groovy

That was the theme for Granddaughter Adaline’s 2nd birthday party… or perhaps I should say Toooooo Groovy. We all donned our happy hippy best. (And yes, in my costume bin I did still have a few tidbits from the 1960s … Continue reading

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Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Yo ho ho! ‘Tis the day to add some swagger to yer step and an “aaaarrrrr-some” growl to your tone as we hail, “Ahoy, mateys!” Whether we be scallywags or seadogs, we know that “shiver me timbers” and a Jolly … Continue reading

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She Sells Seashells by the Seashore

National Seashell Day is celebrated on the first day of summer every year. This is a time to admire this remarkable aspect of Nature. I do not recall a time when I didn’t collect seashells when I visited a beach … Continue reading

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Yum! If a super strawberry dessert deserves its own day, a strawberry shortcake wins my vote. Always a crowd-pleaser on a summery day, slice up those fresh berries (and mash more than half of them to up the juiciness). I … Continue reading

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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Not that we need an “official” holiday to indulge, but any excuse to visit an old-fashioned ice cream parlor is a good excuse! Or simply load up a bowl at home… enjoy au natural or loaded with your favorite toppings … Continue reading

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National Paper Airplane Day

Fly! Fly! Fly! Every May 26th comes this simple day of fanciful fun for children and adults. If you like folding your own paper airplanes, you may know the whimsical term “aerogami,” a nod to origami, the Japanese art of … Continue reading

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Edible Book Day

Incredible Edibles happen to be a favorite of mine. And Edible Book Day is no April Fool’s Day joke. The French gourmet, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (born on April 1, 1755) wrote “The Physiology of Taste” (1825), which became the gastronome’s bible. … Continue reading

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The Making of Davy Jones’ Pirate Mask

While it’s on the Cathy Burnham Martin YouTube Channel and Facebook, I would be remiss to not include it here, also. Creating hubby’s 2021 Halloween get-up was a true labor of love! And it all started with his confounded radiation … Continue reading

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Cranberry Capers

‘Tis the season to add the tartness of cranberries to the menu.  While I offer the Cranberry Cooking cookbook full of super simple recipes, I share here a yummy way to start a day with the zing of cranberries. For … Continue reading

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Farewell to Football

Be not sad football fans… it’s just for the season!  As with every year, there were lots of highs and lows… resounding victories and near-misses… superstars and super flops.  We cheered and we jeered.  In the end, whether our favorite … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations to Cherish

  For the love of Christmas!  I have always loved Christmas… the decorations, candlelight services, fresh baked aromas, music, parties, family gatherings, sharing.  But with no small children in the home any longer, the need for all the presents under … Continue reading

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Twisted Tiramisu Treat

  In our continuing quest to share easy tips and suggestions to make Good Living as easy as 1-2-3, we’ve got another great recipe for you.  This one was tested out on friends and family on Thanksgiving and got unanimously … Continue reading

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Roman Toga Party

Theme parties set the stage for fun.  In college we found toga parties to be a blast, but as adults, they’re still a hoot-and-a-half.  They’re easy for guests, too.  Simply tie on a white bed sheet and decorate your head … Continue reading

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Outdoor Entertaining

We were recently invited to an outdoor appetizer party with an international theme.  After a busy day of boating, I knew I needed a super simple-to-prepare recipe that was also super satisfying for ravenous appetites.   Recognizing a pot luck … Continue reading

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Lift Your Glass!

We just returned from a Greek Isles cruise that started and stopped in Barcelona, Spain.  Sure, I’ll bring you the latest and greatest tips, tidbits, and recipes from these great adventures, but first, you need to just take a moment … Continue reading

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Acapulco Party

The summer is sizzling; so should your parties!  Break out the margarita mix, your favorite tequila, lots of ice and a great blender or two.  Let’s get this party started! Start with your blender and whip up a frosty pitcher … Continue reading

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