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50+ Celebration Ideas for 2018

Happy New Year friends!  I’m only like eight days behind the power curve (face palm).  I hope you and your family had a great Christmas season.

This New Year has started off pretty slow for us.  We’ve been out of our routine since pre-school wasn’t in session.  With all the parties and groups of people we’ve been around, both kids are sick now too.  Including a hospital stay for one of them.  We’ve been cooped up inside under a mountain of tissues trying to get them better.  I should just know to mark January off as a month of sickness.  This is the second year in a row.

Plus, I haven’t gotten my new planner yet, which basically means the year hasn’t officially started haha! So with all of that I haven’t felt the rush to start this year running out of the gate.

Even moving slowly, I know that this year is going to be full of celebrations, and many of them the last for us, for awhile anyway.  More on that later.

I wanted to give you a jumpstart on planning what to celebrate this year, so I put together a list full of ideas for you.  There are lots of holidays to celebrate, life milestones, and accomplishments.  The most important thing though is to take the time to recognize the occasion and share it with others.

What will that look like for you in 2018?  Will you have people over to your house more to celebrate?  Will you organize a celebration for someone else that deserves it?  Or will you step out of your comfort zone and celebrate one of your own big accomplishments?  Whatever the occasion, there is always a reason to celebrate and have a party.

Feel free to download this list and place it somewhere handy.  Check off the things you celebrate throughout the year as a reminder of all the fun times you’ve had.  Or use it to look ahead and see what things you may want to celebrate in the future.  Just click on the picture below to download.

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This year on the blog I’m hoping to give you more party inspiration, hosting tips, and great party recipes.  I’m also wanting to try some new things, like working with other bloggers and influencers, creating products for my readers, and teaching classes.  What’s something you’d like to see more of?

This blog has been fun to work on over the last couple of years, but I’m ready to scale this thing and make it bigger, bolder, and better for you!

My wish for you this year is the typical health and happiness, but also a year full of memories made celebrating!  Happy 2018!



March Party Round Up

Happy Hump Day, Ash Wednesday, and the day after Mardi Gras!  So much to celebrate today!  Because it’s the first of the month, I’m doing a quick round up off all the potential celebrations coming up this month.  It’s a big month, so let’s get to it.

First, the whole month is dedicated to women’s history, and International Women’s Day is on March 8th.  You know I couldn’t really find a party that celebrates this day or month, so I may just have to throw one myself.

How fun would it be to host a girls day with a historical flair celebrating strong women in history who’ve done great things?  I’m thinking a ladies lunch where each place setting is named after a women in history with some interesting facts about her.  Or you could have a spa day with all of your girlfriends.  Or have a sleepover with your girl friends and watch some historical movies about women.

Next up is of course St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th.  It’s such an interesting holiday for all ages, right?  Adults get to drink a lot of green beer and kids wear green to school and almost have permission to pinch anyone who isn’t in green.  Weird!

This St. Patrick’s Day party speaks to both the adults and the kids with just the right amount of green.  I love the ideas on dressing up the cupcakes and desserts with gold coins and shamrocks.

Shortly after St. Patrick’s Day is the first day of Spring on March 20th.  Who isn’t ready for spring and warmer temperatures?  I know I am, unfortunately, we had snow yesterday.  Oh Colorado!

I found two really fun Spring Fling parties that would be a great reason to celebrate spring.  They both have a ton of bright colors and fun ideas.

This party has a lot of little spring details that are great, and I’m loving that spring fling banner.  How about that faux grass to really dress up this food station?  It totally screams spring!

This brightly colored party is perfect for spring.  That Spring backdrop is entirely made of jelly beans!  How cool, and cost effective, right? I also love that this party incorporates flowers by planting some in those little terracotta pots.  That would be the perfect favor for your guests at your spring fling party.

Lastly, this party isn’t technically in March since the finals are scheduled for April 1-2, but March Madness is a great thing to celebrate this month.  I love that this party is geared towards girls with plenty of orange colors, basketball themed snacks, and the most adorable EOS lip balm party favor.  Be sure to click the link to get the download and make your own favors.  How great is that chalkboard bracket too?

I thought I’d throw in a monthly recipe for March too.  Green onions and leeks are really in season now, and leeks are something I’ve only cooked with one time.  They were really good when I did, so I’m excited to try this recipe too.  Click on the photo caption to get the full recipe, but I love that it’s a one pan meal that only takes about 30 minutes.

What do you plan on celebrating this month?  I’d love to hear so post in the comments or let me know on Instagram with the hashtag, #thedailyhostess, on leave a comment on my Facebook page.



7 Ways to Find Fun Stuff To Do

Are you new to an area? Need to get out of your rut? Bored and want to have fun?  After moving and having to establish new friendships, find cool places and things to do, I know how it feels.

I’ve got a great list of 7 things to help you find some fun stuff to do. Try to get together with a few friends and experience them, or go alone and meet people there.  There are so many ways to find local events that interest you, hopefully this list will give you some great ideas and get you out and about having fun.

7 Ways to find fun things to do


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After having my daughter, I realized how amazing Meet-up is.  It’s an app that allows you to find other groups of people with similar interests that want to “meet-up.”  Use it to find a running group, moms group, groups that go out and have dinner.  The options are endless.  This is also a great way to meet new friends if you’re looking to meet new people.  Just get out of your comfort zone and go!

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Community Facebook Groups

Check to see if your new neighborhood, small town, or even interest groups have a facebook page.  A lot of local information and community events are posted this way.  If your area doesn’t have one, then start one yourself.  If you can’t find something to do, post and ask if anyone wants to join you.

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Groupon can be used to get discounted prices on all things from various goods, tickets, and travel.  If you have a group of friends looking for something to do, try and see if there is anything interesting on Groupon, then get a discount.  Nothing better than having fun at a cheap price.

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Chamber of Commerce

Your local Chamber of Commerce is a great way to find businesses in your area.  You can either attend a chamber of commerce meeting or log on to their website to see what businesses are advertised.  It’s so nice to support small businesses, and an easy way to see what’s available in your local community.

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Parks and Recreation

You can probably find all sorts of information about your local Parks & Recreation department through your Chamber of Commerce, but it’s an amazing source for outdoor fun.  If you like to run races, volunteer, or go to festivals, your local Parks and Rec typically hosts things like that.  Some even have team sports that you could join. Take a look and see if there is an event you could attend or even volunteer for.

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Local Magazines

In San Diego, there is a magazine called, no surprise here, San Diego Magazine.  It listed a ton of events, places to visit, restaurants, concerts, sporting events, fundraisers, and more.  One thing I especially liked was when the magazine highlighted a certain neighborhood as a way to learn more about an area that you might not normally visit.  Here in Denver, there is a similar magazine called 5280, for the elevation of Denver.  Thumbing through magazines like this can help you find something you’d be interested in.

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State Parks

If you like to get outdoors and have an adventure, look no further than your state park.  A simple google search can help you find the closest park to you.  State parks are the perfect place to go for a hike, swim, take a bike ride, have a picnic, or even just find some solitude.  A lot of state parks are free or have a small daily rate to enter.

Well, did this list get you excited to try something new or to go out and have fun?  Reading this today gives you plenty of time to plan a really fun weekend either with your friends, or your new friends!  Check in with me on Facebook and let me know what you’re up to.



Celebrating everyday!