3 things you’ll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party

Fall is tailgating season. Grab your friends and have a Ball.

(BPT) – Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it’s the perfect time to throw the mother of all football celebrations – a really big tailgating party.

Tailgating is a chance to enjoy (or brave) the fall weather and bond with friends over the anticipation of football. At its peak, stadium tailgating can turn into a free-flowing block party that anyone can crash.

Whether at home on the deck or camped out at the stadium, an unforgettable day of tailgating starts with a good plan and the right mindset. Whatever you do, be sure and roll out the welcome mat and tackle the tailgating experience head on, creating the ultimate football party zone.

  1. Up your grill game

You can’t tailgate without great food and mountains of meat. That means this is a good time to evaluate your outdoor cooking gear.

Consider adding a second grill, and you’ll have plenty of extra cooking space to feed the crowd. One great addition to your lineup is the Black 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill by Char-Broil, available at Lowe’s. It’s easy to start so you’ll have those extra burgers, steaks or chicken wings sizzling right away.

Explore other additions to your grilling kit to help you fix up a memorable feast. Invest in that smoker you always wanted so you can perfect your brisket recipe and make your tailgate party an instant fan favorite. Nowadays, portable grills come with larger cooking spaces, so you can keep those bellies filled while making the trip to the stadium much easier.

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Unique Wedding Cakes for the Big Day

I am blown away by the detail in wedding cakes.  They are amazing and very unique.  I never dreamed that the cake could steal the show at the Wedding Reception.  Dream big and come up with your very own unique design for your cake.

We have compiled some very unique cakes for your inspiration that we found on Pinterest:

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Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget

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Plan a Wedding on a Budget

(BPT) – Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money.

According to TheKnot.com, the average cost for a professional wedding planner is just under $2,000, but many couples don’t have that kind of wiggle room in their budgets. In fact, 74 percent of couples didn’t hire a wedding planner in 2015, the website says. You can still pull off a polished wedding if you borrow a few tactics from a wedding planner’s bag of tricks.

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Little Girl’s First Birthday Party

Antique high chair painted white

Antique high chair painted white

When planning our granddaughter’s first birthday party my daughter-in-law wanted it to be very special.  It was their first child and they were very excited to celebrate this milestone.

We had bought an antique high chair at a cute store in Kimmswick, MO before our granddaughter was born.  Our son painted the high chair white for this special occasion and it turned out very pretty.

First year of life photo banner

First year of life photo banner

A sign was hung behind the high chair for the party that said “Evelyn Turns One” along with some pretty pink paper flowers on the wall.  The tables were covered in dark and light pink table covers.  On the gift table there was a strand of photos of Evelyn from birth to 1 Year Old.  Pretty pink balloons were put on the tables.   Continue reading

Bridal Bouquet Bonanza

By Kathryn Lemmon, Wedding Zone Staff Writer

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Wedding Bouquet with stones

Chances are, you’ll purchase more flowers for your wedding than for any other occasion in your life.

Among other factors, the choice of your wedding bouquet depends a great deal on the style of your gown. Season is another important consideration. Like many brides, you may decide to choose your bouquet based upon the time of year. Bouquets come in these principal types:

Cascade: The cascade is the most traditional and formal style of bridal bouquet. It’s a waterfall-like “spill” of blooms and greenery which is anchored in a hand-held base. As the name implies, it resembles a cascade or waterfall with the flowers flowing downward. Traditional wedding flowers used in the cascade bouquet are white and include roses, stephanotis, white or calla lilies, and mingled with greenery. The bouquet has the appearance of being loose and free flowing.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning that perfect party.  This year St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday.  Put your “green” on and have a great time.  Here is what you will need:

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