Party Ideas, Themes and Favors

 

 

TV Show Themes

If you enjoy good television and so do your friends, use a show as your theme.  Here are some ideas for Mad Men, Big Bang Theory  and Castle (Murder Mystery).  Whether or not you use Castle as the theme of your Murder Mystery Party, you will need Murder Mystery Invitations

Other Themes

Hawaiian Luau and Luau Favors

Kids’ Party Places  Spa Party

Bachelorette/Hen Night Scavenger Hunt

Halloween Party Ideas

You will need Spooky DIY Party Favors for your Halloween Party for Grown-Ups.  You might even want to Decorate Your Own Haunted House.

Other Holidays

Mother’s Day  Earth Day

Memorial Day and DIY Memorial Day Favors

New Year’s Eve  Chinese New Year

 

 

 

Knitting Pretty

Knitting Articles by Eloah James:

Multi-Stitch Vertical Knit Necklace

Diamond-Shaped Beaded Knit Earrings

Beaded Rhinestone Knit Ring Tutorial

How to Knit Potato from Air TV

Movie Inspired: Amelie Gnome

How to Knit an Amigurumi Sandwich

How To Make a Belt Using Beaded Knitting

How to Knit a Women’s Winter Hat

Knitting that’s not knitting, AKA, Viking Knit:

Beaded Viking Knit Bracelet Tutorial

Snake Cuff Links with Viking Knit and Clay

Some Stuff for Halloween

Halloween in Haiku

Halloween Haiku

By Eloah James |  Published 10/9/2009

Halloween Decorations: Haunted House

You’ll need fake spider webbing, some washable (test it first!) glow-in-the-dark spray, some plastic spiders, a life-size plastic skeleton, black-light spray and black light fixtures, hanging bats, scary messages, etc. Start outside. Get men’s jeans and a long-sleeved shirt and stuff them with other clothes. Use gloves for hands, boots for feet, and a painted pumpkin for the head. Set it up to look like a person sitting on your porch. Use some of the spray, webbing, and spiders here, as well as some hanging creatures. Decorate the main room with low light, spiders, webbing and glow spray on the walls, creepy music playing. In the bathroom, use more spray and webbing generously in the bathtub with the plastic skeleton. The bathroom is a great place for a black light. By Eloah James |  Published 10/6/2009

DIY Garden Rocks

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5651778/how_to_create_whimsical_flagstones.html?cat=32

DIY Game for Family Night

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5641658/create_your_own_board_game.html?cat=24

How to: Yellow Bouquet

Wedding Bouquet Tutorial: DIY Yellow Bridal Bouquet
This do it yourself yellow bridal bouquet can be made up to 48 hours in advance.
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This Blog is Really Dusty

It has been some time, I realize.  I’ve been under the weather, out of sorts and generally up to my neck in personal drama for the past several months.  My teeth are my current enemy and they fight dirty (no matter how many times I blast them with fluoride and burning mint-less mouth wash).

I have been continuing my pursuit of writing for a living, but the going is slow.  I continue to write, pretty much daily, and I get paid for most of it, so that is definitely progress from when I started this baby.  I haven’t tried to send out a manuscript in a while because of all those issues I mentioned above, but I have been working on my fiction, still.

Got2BeGreen is still chugging along, and I continue to be pleased by my association with them.  I am now a Featured Craft Contributor on AC, which means I have to publish 1 crafting article per month that is not an assignment, like this one on Papier-mâché, and I get 3 craft assignments per month.  I also continue writing at TB, though I am not generally acknowledged on the final product.  That’s ok.  I don’t write for the recognition, really.  I write for writing.  I get paid to do what I love.  I don’t need to engrave it.  It’s really, really great when I can, but I don’t have to.

I am still in frequent contact with my sponsored child, still making odd things and cooking lots of brilliant yummies from scratch, like sour dough bread and molten chocolate cakes (which taste like they are made from the tears of angels and unicorn laughter, but are not) and strawberry cake with clotted cream & berry filling…is it me or is it hungry in here?

I have learned a new craft or two, made a few new friends, and read many books.

(Lindsey – sorry I didn’t get a chance to respond sooner.  My blogroll is really for me, so I put them under names that are significant to me, so I’ll remember what they are.  Thanks.)