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Music Tips For Parties

I am going to give you some quick music tips to get the party up and runnin’.

First thing is what is what type of crowd is going to be at your party? What kind of music do you think they like? Ask a few of your friends who are going to the party. There are many different types of crowds that like many different kinds of music. I have been to some parties where no one was feelin’ the music. And they all left. I felt sorry for the host, because you take all this time and effort and the music sucks. You definitely don’t want that. Sounds simple, but people mess it up all the time.

Secondly, what kind of gear are you going to bump your music on? Some of the best parties I have hosted were with DJs. I guarantee you have you said you had someone DJing your party people will come. If you know someone who can DJ that is a plus, but if you don’t then you can find one on Craigslist. There are DJs looking for gigs all the time. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a DJ. Unless it is a huge event or you got the cash anyways. You can find a decent DJ for about $ 50-$ 100 dollars depending on how long you want them to spin. Three to four hours usually does the job.

Extra Tip: When hiring a DJ, make sure you know what type of gear they are bringing with them and what type of gear you can supply (cords, speakers, turntables, etc.).

If you can’t afford a DJ and it’s just a regular party than you got other options. I usually throw parties without a DJ so no worries. You can use anything that plays music really (iPod, Laptop, Zune, etc.). One advantage of a laptop over an iPod (unless it is an iTouch) is that you can download songs while the party is going. So if someone requests a song and you don’t have it you can download it. An advantage for an iPod is that it is even more portable. You don’t really have to worry about anyone knocking it over like the laptop. It is pretty durable. So decide on your gear and make a song list. Put them in any order and make sure no other songs that are not on the song list accidentally plays during the night of the party. Random songs that pop up out of nowhere can be very disturbing. It also disrupts the party. Trust me. All By Myself does not sound good when blasted in high volume. Make sure your song list is around 60-80 songs depending on how long you want the party to last. Not all the songs on the list will be played; you might have to change a song, because the crowd isn’t feeling it. Remember cater to the crowd. To make the music flow even better use a program that has a crossfader. Winamp and iTunes both have them. A crossfader helps reduce all those silent parts at the end of songs.

So you got your gear and your music playlist. What you need now are the speakers. Please do not use weak pathetic 10W computer speakers. If you do it is a slap to the face to all the people that go to your party. These songs require heavy bass and good treble to get people on the dance floor. The size of the speakers will be dependent on the size of the room. Club Banger songs has lots of bass, so get speakers that can handle it. I would recommend tower speakers, a subwoofer, and an audio receiver.

Caution tip: The speakers need to be loud enough so every single person at the party can hear it, but not loud enough to attract attention from the outside of your house. If you don’t have neighbors that are cool with you bumpin’ music until the night of dawn they will probably call the cops. If they do, than your party will get busted up for sure. You don’t want that. Test out the speakers before anyone comes to the party so you don’t have to mess with it later.

There you have it some music tips for a party. If you follow these tips you should be on your way on hosting a great party. If the party is successful, then people will want to come back for more. And since I keep you updated with the latest Club Bangers you shouldn’t ever have a problem with the music selection at your parties ever again.

Music Guide for Hip-Hop|Club Bangers

5 Sweet Tips For Using Your Chocolate Fountain

Been to a party recently? Bet it featured a chocolate fountain on the dessert table. Now that you’ve tasted the fun, you are probably excited about hosting a chocolate fountain at your next shin-dig. But unless you are an experienced user of these towers of decadence, your dessert table and your guests are likely to be covered in a deliciously sticky mess. Here are a few tips to keep the chocolate flowing and the tablecloth clean.

1. Freeze the food ahead of time so the chocolate will harden immediately. You can freeze fresh fruit such as strawberries, banana chunks, pineapple chunks and seedless grapes. Throw in a little mango for something more exotic.

2. Prepare for drips. If you prefer not to freeze your food items, better be prepared for plenty of “oops” and “oh-no’s”. The best thing to do is to use a pretty plastic tablecloth to cover the food table, and set out plenty of small dishes and napkins for your guests. A basket filled with “wet wipes” never hurts. Even if you do freeze the food, accidents are going to happen. By planning for them, you and your guests will be able to relax and enjoy the party.

3. Put out some small spoons. Some foods aren’t really meant to be dipped and do better if your guests can spoon a little chocolate over their pound cake, sponge cake, or lady fingers. This will keep the crumbs out of the chocolate, allowing it to function properly.

4. Choose the right kind of chocolate. If you are offering naturally sweet foods like marshmallows and fruit, stick to dark or semi-dark chocolate. You might offer a second fountain filled with milk chocolate for less sugary foods like pretzels. If you can’t offer separate fountains, try mixing equal parts dark and milk chocolate to make a yummy blended chocolate that goes well with everything. White chocolate is always a decadent hit and is expected at the more sophisticated events like weddings and black-tie social gatherings.

5. Don’t be shy. Put up signs that remind guests of “no fingers please and “no double dipping”. Excited party guests can forget their manners. Help them out by supplying plenty of cocktail toothpicks and bamboo skewers for appropriate dipping. Having the right dipping implements will also reduce drips and accidents.

Follow these five tips, but then use your imagination to get the most out of your chocolate fountain. Let the dipping begin!

The author is a chocolate lover and party animal. She recommends using a stainless steel chocolate fountain which can be found online at the Chocolate Fountains For Sale website.

Sweet Moments of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez often make headline on newspapers and magazines whenever the young celebrity couple are caught to be together. Some days ago, many people saw this hot boy have a quick kiss with Gomez outside the Vanity Fair Oscars Party held at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California. They even hand in hand walked the red carpet and stayed close to each other during the evening.

On Tuesday (March 1, 2011), Bieber turns 17 and celebrated his birthday with Gomez at a Los Angeles’s mall where they shared sweet moments together while going shopping. After stopping at D&G and Louis Vuitton, the rumored pair grabbed some frozen yogurt at Pinkberry and came back to his car.

 

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are captured when they walk around a mall in Los Angeles

 

Eating sweet frozen yogurt at Pinkberry

 

A sweet moment of love between two stars. Justin Bieber hand in hand stands beside Selena Gomez

 

The couple pops into D&G and Louis Vuitton

 

Selena naturally poses in front of cameras and curious people

 

Justin will perform at the Rascal Flatts’ special concert on ABC that airs on Mar. 12, 2011. Besides, he will appear in a never-seen-before clip from the music video for “That Should Be Me”.

 

They shared a few warm hugs

 

They share something fun when Bieber drives the car

 

The couple was also spotted when they enjoyed Justin’s 17th birthday dinner at Maggiano’s by Chris Brown with other close friends

 

 

Related links:

Justin Bieber and SelenaGomez : More Than Just Friends

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Justin Bieber’s Fashion Style Inspirations

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Is it Amnesty? You Bet Your Sweet Bippy!

One thing I have learned over the years is that there are plenty of Chomsky-esque, center-right leaning wordsmiths out there too. It isn’t just those on the left that are abusing the poor English skills of Americans to promote socialist agendas. Believe it. Particularly when it comes to the latest attempt at giving amnesty (and the current “comprehensive immigration” bill in the Senate IS Amnesty). And I can prove it by simply using the words as they are defined, not as some would like them to be defined.
Let’s begin shall we?

Amnesty is defined as “the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals” (source: Webster’s Dictionary). What we find at issue here is usually the word “pardon” and it’s meaning. Ok, what does “pardon” mean?

Once again we turn to Webster’s Dictionary to find that pardon means “1 : INDULGENCE, 2 : the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty, 3 a : a release from the legal penalties of an offense b : an official warrant of remission of penalty, 4 : excuse or forgiveness for a fault, offense, or discourtesy (source: Websters)

Ok, so we’ve got several definitions for that word, three of which basically say the same thing and summed up in the single word of the first meaning, “indulgence”. That makes the definition of amnesty “the act of an authority (as a government) by which “indulgence is granted to a large group of individuals.” Ok, what is an “indulgence”?

Indulgence, as defined by Webster’s is”1 : remission of part or all of the temporal and especially purgatorial punishment that according to Roman Catholicism is due for sins whose eternal punishment has been remitted and whose guilt has been pardoned (as through the sacrament of reconciliation), 2 : the act of indulging : the state of being indulgent, 3 a : an indulgent act b : an extension of time for payment or performance granted as a favor, 4 a : the act of indulging in something; especially : SELF-INDULGENCE b : something indulged in”.

Also, to “indulge” means “to treat with excessive leniency, generosity, or consideration”.

So an “indulgence” is an “excuse” or “way out” (synonym: lenient). It is a forgiveness (as definition 1 states) of part or all of a punishment through generosity or consideration and leniency. So “indulgence” is basically when “part or all of the punishment has been remitted” giving us amnesty defined as: “the act of an authority (as a government) by which part or all of the punishment has been remitted to a large group of individuals.

Notice that an indulgence is when “part” OR “all” of the punishment is remitted. The important word here is “part”. Because the right leaning Chomsky wanna-bes would have us believe that “amnesty” only occurs when all of the sins and transgressions of illegals are forgiven and only when they are not required to pay anything or have any punishments dealt to them for their actions. They claim that because there are new penalties and procedures, which still require some punishment to be meted out, that this cannot possibly be “amnesty”.

But we can clearly see they are wrong. Existing law requires certain punishments and measures to be taken against those in this country illegally. Giving them a “way out” of those punishments through what amounts to the purchasing of indulgences certainly DOES remit “part of the punishment” that is required of them under current laws.

We can play word games all we want, but we cannot rewrite the facts.

That the definition of one word can be inserted into the definition of another word defined by using it is a pretty basic skill; one that we all learned in grade school. And it clearly defines the act of rewriting the current laws for which certain punishments are due to change that punishment as indeed being amnesty.
So sorry to all you out there that cannot understand that, including you Mr. Bush. The fact is the current law has penalties and this Senate bill serves the purpose of granting illegal aliens a means of obtaining amnesty from those penalties. Period.

Author’s Note: This article is based on the original post at American Conservative Daily by J.J. Jackson on May 25, 2007 “Is it Amnesty? Yes. It is”.

J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative and the owner and Lead Editor of American Conservative Politics – The Land of the Free and American Infidel T-shirts. His weekly articles can be read at Liberty Reborn

Party Catering (charlotte, Nc) Services Are Now Easy To Find

Throwing you daughter a “Sweet 16” birthday bash? You may have organized the venue, the DJ, the lighting, and the invitations but what about the food and drinks? Well you can take the easy way out and just hire party caterers who will take care of all the food problems. The caterer prepares the dishes and presents the food. Besides that they are also expected to help clients decide on a menu, serve the food in either a la carte or buffet mode, provide the necessary serving dishes for the food, clean up after the event and at times even provide a venue. Hiring a party catering service is not difficult but choosing a good one to do the job can be tricky. So to help you find one here are a few guidelines.

* Make a list of a few catering services: Ask family and friends for recommendations. List a few names of services from your neighborhood to give you more options. You can also check in telephone directories.

* Go meet them: Meet the caterers and discuss the details of the event, like the venue, the date and time of the event, what you expect from them.

* Food inspection: Sample the food that will be served at the event, check if the ingredients used to prepare them are fresh. Check the kitchen for hygiene standards. Create a menu, keeping in mind the dietary needs of the guests.

* Check credentials: See if they have legitimate licenses to run their business. Check their insurance coverage as well.

* Additional services: Check with them if they provide any additional services like cleaning up after the party. Ask them if they provide rentals like tables and chairs, table linens, plants, china, flatware, glassware, bar glassware and serving equipment. Find out if they pack up the leftover food after the party. It’s a good idea to ask if these additional services would cost anything or if they are covered in the price quoted.

* Budget: Discuss your budget with them and make sure all costs are covered within your budget. Ensure there are no hidden costs, so that there are no surprises when you receive an invoice from them.

Now that you know how to look for a service to do Party Catering (Charlotte, NC), I am very sure your daughter’s party will be a great success. If you or anyone you know is in need of party catering then log on to the website of Bedder Bedder and Moore Delicatessen Caterer.

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Tiki Party Food

One of the most important aspects of any tiki party or luau is the food. Your inspiration for tiki party food should come from the tropical environment of the islands. Serve all of your food and drinks at a tiki bar for ambience.

One of the easiest ways to serve the food is to make a platter of fruit kabobs. Use tropical fruits like melons and pineapple. These will perfectly complement fruity drinks and sweet meats, such as ham, barbecued pork, or grilled chicken. Marinate the meat in barbecue, teriyaki, or sweet and sour sauce before cooking. Seafood, especially shrimp, is always popular at tiki parties. If you can find it, mahi-mahi fish would be an appropriate entrée at your party.

For your tropical party, any number of tropically-inspired foods will complete the island feeling. Though a pig roast would be traditional at a luau, it can be complicated, and you may not have the space for it. Though many Polynesian or traditional tiki foods require special ingredients, it is entirely possible to have an island-inspired feast with unique twists on ordinary foods. Barbecuing hotdogs or hamburgers will ruin the tropical ambience, but chicken, beef satay, or seafood will continue your party theme. When barbecuing tiki food, be sure to move the grill away from your decorations; many tiki decorations, such as grass skirts, are flammable.

Tiki party food is often very creative, and this creativity should continue with the way the food is served. For example, serve a fruit salad in a hollowed out watermelon, or use the various foods of your buffet to create a display of shapes or figures. Bamboo skewers and toothpick umbrellas can also be used in your party fare display.

Many traditional ‘tiki party’ foods are actually popular cocktail party fare from the 1950’s and 1960’s, when tiki culture became wildly popular in many circles. One unique dish often served at such parties was a sauce combining brown mustard and blackberry jelly, heated over low heat. The mixture becomes a thick sauce in a few hours, and is served with li’l smokies sausages. In fact, cocktail weenies served a central part of many 1960’s cocktail parties, not just tropical parties. Many other foods served with toothpicks were also seen at these 1960’s tiki parties.

Before planning your party menu, consider the environment you want. Do you want a party that feels authentic, or do you want to draw inspiration from kitschy 1960’s tiki culture? If you plan to have a vintage-inspired party, consider finding a 1960’s cookbook with tiki-inspired recipes, featuring unusual and often surprising flavor combinations.

After you’ve planned your menu, don’t forget tiki drinks. These are just as important as, if not more important than, the food you plan to serve at your tropical party. Fruit punch and mai-tais are classic tiki drinks that are easy to make. Don’t forget dessert; anything with pineapple or coconut will do. Pineapple upside down cake and coconut cream pie are just two of the tropical desserts you can serve at your tiki party.

When throwing your tiki themed party why not check out Royal Tiki for all your decorating accessories!

Aftermath of Halloween Parties

Since Halloween comes and goes so with such rapidity, people fondly keep viewing photographs taken of people in different costumes worn on Halloween parties. This is one way to psychologically prolong the excitement of Halloween.

Everything appears dreamy and weird on the day following the Halloween night. You check with all your friends and other loved ones to make sure everything went alright for all of them. May be you have now become somewhat sober to verify and find out how your bank savings have dwindled after recklessly spending for Halloween.

But the question is how often you feel wretched and worn out after excitedly enjoying your Halloween parties and how long it takes for you to get back to normal living.  You must have obviously neglected most of your routine work and will have to rush back to clear the backlog.

Your family has been running around like wild, crazy people attempting to cram a whole lot of activities preparing for Halloween night. The aftermath of the Halloween parties – after all the din, bustle and excitement wear off – can be a sickening experience to many sitting amidst food left-over, used beer cans and empty liquor bottles.

Most people complain from body pain, nausea, stomach upsets and other hangover symptoms. There is no denying that the day after Halloween is a day of fatigue and inertia and you get up bleary-eyed.
It is however pointless blaming anybody for getting over enthusiastic and indulging excessively in this annual event. Many feel like starving throughout the day following Halloween to compensate for the chocolate and candy feast – though the only effective way to deal with the sugar excess is to balance it gradually through under-eating.

A cup of steaming green tea followed by a refreshing bath and a long walk can help you overcome all drowsiness. Try to stroll through some lush greenery and avoid busy shopping streets and traffic infested areas. A soothing cup of hot soup along with a slice of Ionic Bread in the evening should be good enough for a wholesome supper,

Remember brush your teeth with Peppermint Toothpaste and flossing with Mint Dental Floss to keep the teeth sparkling white and your breath odorless.  When you feel somewhat better, clean the place and throw out all debris as a clean ambience is necessary for you to speedily regain normalcy.
Again, Halloween is the time when guys consume copious alcohol, become overly promiscuous and take advantage of girls running around in sexy costumes. You should certainly have your thrills but if you are going to lose self-control and spoil your Halloween night, the following morning can be miserable.

There are people who become seriously ill after Halloween night and it takes several days for returning to normal health. Please remember tat as you get older, you will not be able enjoy things the way you used to without inviting health problems. Even a person in sound health is going to devour 15 Halloween candies at a stretch, he will surely fall ill and regret the extravagance.

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Balloons and Parties

For a child, no celebration or party can possibly be complete without a bunch of cheery balloons rounding out the decor. Balloons make the fun times more fun. Remember trips to the park, and how your mom or dad would get you a balloon and tie it around your wrist, and it would float and bob on its string?

Balloons are most frequently used to decorate for a party or celebration of some kind. In many cases, it just doesn’t feel like the party is going to be a party without them.

Every celebration that features balloons seems just a bit more festive and amazing. Simple celebrations and low key parties take on a bit more of a celebratory feel if you have balloons around.

Balloons are not limited to children celebrations, either. They are appropriate for any birthday or festive gathering. In fact, there are plenty of different national holidays during the year when balloons can be used to add to the party atmosphere.

Think outside the box and send balloons instead of flowers next time someone needs cheering up. They make a great gift for someone who is ill or in the hospital. They are also a nice way to say congratulations for a job well done or to send appreciation for a student who has been doing well in school. Kids love to get them for any reason, or even just ‘because.’

You can find balloons in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and designs. The sky is the limit these days when it comes to balloons. There are special ones that look like hearts when they are blown up – they are most romantic to give in a bunch to your sweetheart. There are even huge ones that can be printed with company information and used for PR and advertising campaigns.

Some balloons feature a drawing of a cartoon character on them. How fun and cheerful those are! Others have a saying on them like “I miss you,” or “Congratulations” or “Happy birthday.”

There are all sorts of balloons made from all sorts of materials. In general, most balloons are made of latex. These are often filled with helium to make them float. Balloons that are tied to strings and clustered together are filled with helium and this is why they float instead of sink to the ground.

Dress up your kitchen table with placemats and napkins and white tablecloths

Asymmetrical Bridal Parties

Sometimes choosing the bridal party is easy: the bride and groom each have an equal number of friends or relatives that they would like to invite to be their attendants. But what if the bride wants a different number of attendants than the groom? The good news is that it is perfectly acceptable to have an asymmetrical bridal party. Here is how to handle it graciously.

There is an image that we hold in our minds of the perfect wedding. Invariably, it includes nice and even numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen marching down the aisle arm in arm during the recessional at the end of the ceremony, while seated during the dinner, and sharing the spotlight dance. However, real life does not always include perfectly matched sets, and that is fine too. Unequal numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen do not need to pose a problem.

More to the point, there is no need to scramble around to find another body to even out the numbers. You should only invite those who you truly wish to have with you. If the bride has three attendants and the groom has five, no one is going to assume that it means she is less popular than he is! Better to have three attendants you really love than five that you barely know.

During the processional, the groomsmen will be standing up at the altar with the groom, so there is no question of how to manage unequal numbers. The music plays, the bridesmaids come gliding down the aisle in their beautiful dresses and bridesmaid jewelry, the bride makes her grand entrance, and everyone heads up to the altar. At this point, the first question of unbalanced sides may arise. If there is only a difference of one or two people, simply have the bridesmaids stand by the bride and the groomsmen by the groom in the usual fashion. If, however, the sides are more disparate in size, you could ask your officiant about having only the maid of honor and best man stand by the bride and groom for the ceremony; the rest of the attendants can be seated in nearby chairs.

Okay, so the ceremony is finished, the groom has kissed the bride, and it is time for the recessional, now what? There are a few approaches that will work. First of all, you should keep in mind that the guests will be focusing their attention on the newlyweds as they walk down the aisle together for the first time as husband and wife. Nobody is really focused on the attendants at this point.

When there is one more female attendant in the wedding party, the best man can have the honor of escorting two lovely ladies in their fabulous bridesmaid dresses and jewelry back up the aisle. He simply extends an arm to each one. If the gentlemen outnumber the ladies, a nice idea is to let the maid of honor walk up the aisle unescorted, which will simply help to single her out as the bride’s chief honor attendant.

Having different numbers of attendants on the bride’s side and the groom’s side is one of those things that can drive a bride crazy, but in truth it is no problem at all. As long as you have with you the people who mean the most in your life, that is all that matters.

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Ordering Wedding Cakes DC As Simple As It Is

There will be no one who doesn’t like the wedding cakes DC and everyone will love to have the cake or at least a piece of it. The sweet taste in the cakes sill draw the attention of everyone to it, if the cake is well decorated and is looking attractive no one will leave a piece to others. So, wedding cakes have become famous in weddings these days as there is a tradition of cutting cakes on the day of the wedding.

The wedding cakes DC have become very famous these days as everyone have to order a cake outside and there is no time for anyone to prepare the cakes at home. Everyone is busy in their lives and they are ordering it from reputed online and offline stores as they are making yummy and delicious cakes for them. There are many of the stores available for the wedding cakes DC and all of them are famous in making the cakes.

The ordering of the wedding cakes DC is not a complicated process and it involves in may be two or three steps. If it is an online store log on to the store and select the best one from the available cakes and that’s it after the payment the cake will be delivered to the address on the given date and time.

It is as simple as it sounds so why not try to order the wedding cakes DC from a store that has delicious cakes with it. All the cakes are delicious and they deliver fresh cakes for the order. The quality will be checked by the store people very strictly and there will not be any of the old stock left out with the store. There are no preservatives added in the cakes and all the cakes are freshly made on the day of deliver.

There are wholesale orders taken, that is large amount of cakes instead of small quantities. If this is done, there might be a discount in the price by the store people as the customer is ordering in wholesale. There are all kinds of cakes available with the store that is the cupcakes, egg less cakes etc and if the order is given well in advance they can make them according to the wish. The wedding cakes MD can be ordered in wholesale so that the cakes will look beautiful by the size and also there will be a discount in the price.

The catering will also be available for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah cakes MD birthday party or sweet 16 parties or any other party that a cake is required. Not only have the wedding cakes DC had they also taken orders for the catering for all the parties where the cakes are required in it. The cakes that are ordered and delivered will leave a memorable experience by taste and the appearance they have. So, order the cakes either by wholesale or by catering and get the delicious cakes to your home.

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