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A Brief History Of Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2014

Practically everyone knows the story of Native Americans of the Wampanoag tribe joining a group of Pilgrims to celebrate the first Thanksgiving together in 1621. This was following the first successful harvest of the group of British settlers, arranged by Plymouth Governor William Bradford. The Plymouth Plantation website notes that some historical evidence suggests that...

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Alternative Thanksgiving Main Course Ideas

November 20th, 2014

At Thanksgiving dinner tables every year, a truth emerges - some people don't like how turkey tastes and others don't even eat meat. How can these individuals reinvent a Thanksgiving meal?It's important to keep in mind that the holiday is meant for spending time with loved ones and counting blessings. It's not about what you eat, it's about who you're...

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Ideas For Celebrating Thanksgiving Alone

November 20th, 2014

It's not always possible to get home for the holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate. Many people have to fly solo on Thanksgiving because of work or travel conditions that make it impossible to head home for a few days. But just think - when's the last time you had a day all to yourself? It sounds pretty great, doesn't it? Celebrate...

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Global Halloween Celebrations

October 22nd, 2014

That Fall chill is in the air once more, and with it comes one of America's craziest holidays: Halloween. Children and adults alike can't resist hunting for the perfect costume, not to mention gorging on sweet confections come October. While you're carving out your jack-o-lanterns or creating a spooky haunted house, though, you may be wondering how all this ghost...

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Tips for Creating a Vampire Halloween Costume

October 20th, 2014

As vampires have been known for their powers of seduction, people looking to woo a certain someone at a Halloween party may want to consider attending in the guise of Nosferatu. From the dark makeup to the black boots and capes, a vampire Halloween costume is the ultimate combination of sexy and scary. Here's what you'll need to make your own getup,...

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Essential Halloween Party Tips for an Unforgettable Event

October 20th, 2014

On whatever weekend is most convenient in late October, nearly everyone and their grandmother will be throwing a Halloween party. So, how do people go about making sure theirs will stand out among the plethora of spooktacular gatherings that evening? Check out these Halloween party tips to learn some tricks and treats.Make it a haunted house When it comes to throwing a...

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3 Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

October 20th, 2014

Halloween can be one of the most exciting holidays for kids. Between dressing up in costumes, being handed candy for hours and walking around the neighborhood at night when it's dark and spooky, can you blame them?However, the holiday isn't always all fun and games.As you carve pumpkins for the front stoop, collect costume pieces and watch scary movies,...

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A Concise History of the Miss America Pageant

September 30th, 2014

To some, beauty pageants are vain and even inappropriate. They might just look like an event created so people can gawk at attractive women on national television, but there truly is more to the tradition.Opening number The premise for the Miss America pageant began in the 1920s when a group of businessmen in Atlantic City wanted a way to extend the tourism season. Thus, the...

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Make Your Own Crafty Autumn Decorations

September 29th, 2014

As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, you might be yearning for a new indoor hobby. To keep yourself content through winter's steady approach, try out some of these do-it-yourself autumn decorations.Pumpkins With only a few tools, you can decorate pumpkins in a whole new way. Don't feel like dealing with the gooey mess that comes with carving? Not...

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How To Make A Church Hat Worthy Of Any Occasion

September 15th, 2014

Church hats are an object of elegance worn by everyone from celebrities to churchgoers. With a little inspiration and instruction, the decorative headpieces can be made at home, without the expensive cost of a designer label. To get started, look to the stars for ideas who've worn them for a range of events so you can get a sense of the different styles that have...

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