Originating in Harlem in the 1920s, a rent party is a fun way to stave off eviction. You will need a place to party, food and drink, musical entertainment, paying guests, party flyers, a hat to collect donations, and lots of beer. Fact: The going rate for a Harlem rent party admission was usually 25 cents, plus extra for the homemade concessions sold in the kitchen or hallway.
Ok, it’s not the biggest problem in the world, but an ice bucket full of water is a not-so-subtle hint that the party’s over. Make your cubes last until the final guest has had their fill. Watch this Howcast video to learn how to keep ice cubes frozen longer. You will need boiled water, large ice trays, insulation, like bubble wrap or cloth, and muffin tins.
The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets.
Make your very own Piñata in 10 easy steps! The Pinata is a useful stress reliever or party game any time of the year!
In this tutorial, we learn how to customize a pi–ata buster stick. First, choose a couple streamer colors that match the theme of your party. Next, roll the streamer around the stick, covering the entire stick. Tape down the end on both sides so the streamers stay on. Next, wrap a different color streamer around the stick and tape that down as well. You can also add on ribbon around the stick to make it more decorative. When finished, make sure everything is taped down at the end and you will...
Why have a plain old barbecue when you can host an Oktoberfest? Make it authentic with these tips. You Will Need
The owner and chef Carl Redding of Amy Ruth's restaurant shows the foods one should serve at a true Southern dinner. One dinner would be spareribs, steamed okra and candied yams. Dinner two would be catfish, macaroni and cheese and collard greens. The third dinner would be fried chicken and waffles. The dessert for all three dinners would be red velvet cake.
If you're too shy to get up in front of strangers and belt out your best version of Hit Me Baby One More Time, then you can always share the moment with some close friends at home. Get ready to rock and roll, karaoke style.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create super hero cape party favors. First, take a plastic red table cover and remove it from the package. Next, open it up and fold it in half twice, so you end up with a rectangle. Then, take scissors and cut a large triangle shape out of the material. When finished, open up the cover and it will be in the shape of a cape! Then, cut out some "s" for Superman signs and tape it on the back of the cape. Then, tie string around the top so it can be worn and you...
In this video, we learn how to create custom Yoshi loot bags. First, take some lime green paper bags and cut the top of them so they resemble the shape of Yoshi's eyes. After this, print out lots of Yoshi's eyes on a white piece of paper. Cut out the eyes from the paper and then put glue on the back of them. After this, glue the eyes onto the paper where they belong. When finished, let this dry and you will have a cute Yoshi bag to put little treats in! You can follow the template as well if ...
If you’re planning to hold a party this October, what better event to model your event after than Oktoberfest? The German beer festival began in Bavaria, Germany in 1810 to celebrate a royal marriage. Since then, it has been celebrated annually by millions of attendees these past decades and has spread throughout the world. Of course, Oktoberfest would not come to be without the beer.
This is a nifty tutorial on how to create an inexpensive hibachi grill centerpiece from a hibachi grill, roses, charcoal, and votive candles.
Piñatas add great fun to any party. Why not a make a classic Mexican pinata for your next party. This how to video shows how to make a home-made piñata. Design a happy face on your pinata or create your own.
How to create Mario power up mushroom pouches in six easy steps. Use cardboard as a template. Fold peach felt in half and cut around the template. Cut half circle out while holding template and felt in place. Make a mushroom head template for the mushroom caps/tops. Fold red felt in half to cut around the edges. (Do same for the green mushroom). Make a circle template to use as the spots. Use white felt for the spots and start following the template. Use black felt for the eyes and start to p...
In this video, we learn how to make Mario Party star coin decorations. First, trace templates for the star coin onto a large piece of gold paper. You can get these templates from CoolPartyBlog. After you have traced the entire outline, retrace using a permanent marker, you want your lines dark and full. Continue doing this for all of the coin stars. Now, take the star template and trace it into the inside of the circles with the permanent marker. When finished, add glitter paint or loose glit...
It’s time to celebrate! What better way than with a bubbly brunch? You Will Need
Take a break from the city and treat your friends and family to some good old-fashioned fun. You Will Need
With Tim Burton's revival of Alice in Wonderland, throw one of the hottest parties in town with a "mad tea party" themed party. Recreating one of Alice in Wonderland's most famous adventures is a great theme for all kinds of celebrations. Set the scene with these suggestions.
In this clip, learn all about interior decorating for parties and see how you can put a fabulous finishing touch on your dinner party. In this clip, you will learn what to display, what to serve and how to organize your room so that your dinner party goes off without a hitch.
This is a quick tutorial on how to make a red festive napkin holder from a paper towel roll. You will need paper towel rolls, ribbon, and a hot glue gun.
Stephen Linn learns a simple recipe from Chef Patrick Mould for a Tailgate favorite – Southern fried chicken. The Cajun chef’s tips make feeding a crowd as easy as it is tasty.
In this clip, get quick tips to enhance your breakfast party. In this clip, learn all about decorating with a light, morning theme so that your guests will feel at home.
AMICLUBWEAR created a tutorial on how to host a tea party based on "Alice in Wonderland". The video begins with a step by step instructional on how to make tissue paper "flowers" as decorations for your tea party. The tissue papers are layered in opposite colors, after which the tissue paper is accordion folded and tied together using a pipe cleaner. Afterwards, the tissue paper is carefully extended layer bay layer and shaped into a flower. Next, there was a tutorial for making the "EAT ME" ...
In this video series, let Jenelle Taylor show you how to organize a charity bachelor auction. She will walk you through all the steps: budgeting, venue selection, and finding bachelors. She also offers tips and advice for creating the kind of atmosphere you want at a bachelor auction. It can be as formal or informal as you want it. So, go ahead. Learn about this fun and entertaining way to raise money for your favorite charity today!
Why justify the cost of buying a corsage from your local florist? Make an affordable corsage yourself that reflects your personal style.
Stephen Linn, self proclaimed 'Ultimate Tailgater' give a 2 Minute Drill on hosting that quintessential stadium side affair. Here he walks you through the things to remember when you layout your tailgate party.
Hosting a Halloween party and looking for some inspiration? ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself is here to help with a few spooky ideas that can be thrown together at home and for cheap! Projects include eerie terrariums, adding red to the eyes in your portrait wall art, and bloody-ing up your shower curtain like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
March Madness—the period when college basketball teams compete for the championship—is a perfect time to throw a party. Learn how to throw the best March Madness party around with tips from Howcast.
Whether it's a simple picnic or an extravagant affair with a candelabra and linen tablecloth, many people say tailgating is the best part of the game. Tailgating, for those unaware, is throwing a parking lot party out of a car. You will need a vehicle, a cooking equipment, food, drinks, and hopefully some music. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to get ready for a tailgate party.
Here are some camping and party tips for you would-be burners out there. Be prepared for some serious excitement around the water truck.
Stephen Linn of Ultimate Tailgaters shows you three products that will turn your tailgate bar into the talk of the parking lot, with the help of a 2cc gasoline powered blender! Prepare with a wide selection of both alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks.
In this video series, learn how to throw an adult Halloween party. Matt Cail gives you advice on everything you need to know to plan a successful party. Learn how and when to send out Halloween invitations. Also, learn about Halloween music for dancing, Halloween decorations, and Halloween games. Also, learn how to structure and manage your Halloween party. So, if you are looking for a little bit of fun during this special time of year, learn how to plan a Halloween party today!
In this tutorial, learn how to take funky items from around your home like a picnic basket, an easel, a backpack and other fun things and turn them into creative gift baskets. In this clip, learn how to accessorize the perfect gift box for a creative friend or family member. The recipient will love these personality specific, interesting presents!
In this video tutorial you will learn how to decorate for a party using household stuff. The materials you will according to the hosts are wires of all sizes and colors (whatever you'd like), beads (the bigger the easier), a drill, an ice bucket, and indoor outdoor lights. With these materials you can learn how to decorate a ice bucket, and your stemware. Its very fun and easy according to the hosts and they will guide you step by step sharing there ideas and ways to decorate these items so t...
So, your buddy's getting married and it's time for that age-old tradition the "bachelor party". Make sure the party goes off with out a hitch by remembering the goal is to have fun and not to ruin the wedding, get a DUI or destroy the reputation of your friends. Plan accordingly.
Create lasting memories by organizing a well-planned family reunion. This video will show you how to organize a family reunion.
To start the year off right, Meg shows us how to keep all of our friend's and family's birthdays in one neat place. Plus, the crucial elements needed to throw a killer DIY b-day bash!
What happens when you want to have a picnic and it raining or cold outside? How about having an indoor picnic right in your living room or bedroom! In this video series, our expert will show you how you can turn a bad weather day, into a fun and delicious indoor picnic. You will learn about how to pack your picnic basket, how to find a good picnic location in your house, and how to set everything up. This is a great rainy day activity for children or adults, and one the whole family can enjoy!
Throwing a block party is a great way to meet your neighbours! Block parties are perfect for hot summer nights when no one wants to be stuck indoors. These parties are fun and easy to throw, even on a budget. Check out this video for information on how to throw a rockin' party for your neighborhood without spending much money.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to throw a cocktail party. This video provides many tips on how to prepare for a cocktail party. To have a cocktail party, you should have enough seats for at least 20% of the guests. Arrange your furniture into a U-shape to allow people to move in and out easily. Set out a variety of food and snacks. You may choose to have candles. Create a music playlist that will lasts the entire party and that everyone will enjoy. Set up trays around the room for ...