feb 4, 2012
It’s a Valentine’s Day Party!
Thinking about throwing a Valentine’s Day party? You probably have a million ideas, but it’s best to start with a theme. Are you having this party for kids or adults? Do you want it to be sophisticated or silly? We have a few favorite themes you just might be able to draw inspiration from…
This type of Valentine’s Day party can be fun and carefree, and of course, covered in chocolate. Instead of focusing all on love, focus on something a little more sweet – like desserts! Explain to your guests that this is a dessert-only party, so they may want to eat dinner ahead of time – but make sure they save room for sweets! A fun way to get everyone involved is to have them each bring their favorite dessert. Make tasting tables and you can even have a contest for “Richest Dessert,” “Most creative star ingredient,” and “Overall all Chocolate Champion!”
A single mingle!
Don’t have a plus one this Valentine’s Day? No big deal – especially for this party. Encourage everyone you invite to bring a coworker or another single friend and spend the day everybody hates to be alone – together! Hang out over good food and even better conversation. Need décor ideas? We say ditch the traditional Valentine’s Day red and pink hearts, and go for bright fun colors like Kelly Green, Cobalt Blue and Bright Orange
Love is in the air…
Ok, this one is for the lovers – the people who love Valentine’s Day, pass out candy at work and sign their name with a little XOXO… We get it, Valentine’s Day is the one time of year when you let everyone you love know that you’re thinking about them. Go ahead and deck this party out in all the shades of reds and pinks you can find. Get crafty with DIY projects and bake all kinds of sweet treats! Encourage your guests to wear red and play trivia games about famous couples throughout history!
Posted by american greetings on February 4, 2012
feb 3, 2012
Posted by american greetings on February 3, 2012
Feb 2, 2012
Ah, young love… Do you remember Valentine’s Day when you were younger? Passing out home-made Valentines, hoping to get one from the person you liked – maybe even getting a “Do you like me? Circle YES or NO” note attached! Wouldn’t it be great to bring that innocence back? Well we say give it a try. Pass out hand-made Valentines at work, or if you know your way around the kitchen, bake up some sweet treats! Break out a few red or pink decorations in your office or cubicle, or set out a vase with some simple flowers. Instead of being a Valentine’s Day hater, bring out the silly-but-sweet side of the holiday!
In the mood board: Sinfully Sweet eCard from American Greetings
Posted by american greetings on February 2, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
A Winter Cuddle
A little cuddle time is good for the soul!
Posted by american greetings on February 1, 2012
jan 12, 2012
Have a birthday coming up? Throwing a party? Trying to think of a creative gift? No matter what you’ve bought or already planned, sending a birthday ecard only takes a minute and it’s just one more way to make their day extra special!
In the mood board: American Greetings Birthday ecard
Posted by american greetings on January 12, 2012
jan 11, 2012
Bring back an old-fashioned game night! Get out of the house and down to a bowling alley for a night of lanes, laughs and lucky strikes!
Posted by american greetings on January 11, 2012
jan 10, 2012
Food for thought…
Posted by american greetings on January 10, 2012
jan 9, 2012
What would we do without friends?
We laugh with them, cry with them, share secrets with them…friends are just special people. When’s the last time you called a good friend you haven’t chatted with in a while? What about the last time you sent a friendship greeting card, or friendship ecard? Great friends should be cherished, so let yours know how much they mean to you today!
In the mood board: American Greetings friendship card
Posted by american greetings on January 9, 2012
jan 8, 2012
What’s for dinner?
If you’re among the many of us who threw our diets out the window over the holidays, you might be trying to get back on track so we’re here with a lighter recipe to help get you started. One tip when you’re cooking lighter – don’t sacrifice flavor! Another idea we love is bringing back Sunday dinners with family – what a great time to try and get everyone around the same table for a little bit of quality time together!
Posted by american greetings on January 8, 2012
jan 7, 2012
A Happy & Healthy New Year!
So, we’ve all heard the New Year resolution to get into better shape, but what if we changed it up a bit and stop putting so much pressure on ourselves… This year, try a new kind of work out that you’ve never done before, and better yet, bring someone along! Try yoga with a friend, spinning with your hunny, Tai Chi with a neighbor – even spend some quality time with your pets and take the dog for a daily walk. Whatever it is, take a chance – maybe try something new and different every week – the possibilities are endless…
Posted by american greetings on January 7, 2012