Make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Well... because you forgot. But don't worry, you can still make that heart pitter-patter for your love by saving face and getting some last minute Valentine gift ideas on the cheap. There's no reason to shop at Hallmark or buy expensive jewelery—just use your heartwarming ingenuity to make those cheeks blush.
Embrace your inner Martha Stewart - and impress friends with your stylish panache at your next dinner party - by folding your napkins into a silverware pouch. Not only is it an easy and beautiful way to present your silverware, but it is also a nice way to avoid having to place silverware all perfectly on the table.
Learn how to fold napkin into a fan with this tutorial. This is a perfect way to decorate your table when hosting a fancy dinner party. Impress your guests with your napkin folding skills with this easy and beautiful fan.
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those who want to break the mold, it takes some creative thinking.
If you're looking to try out waitressing, either for parties, catered events or at a restaurant, the one thing you're going to have to have down is serving and clearing the food off the table. This video will show you some tips to serving several hot dinner plates at the same time, along with how to clear several plates off the dinner table. Kathryn shows you that you don't have to be a waitress to serve and clear plates like one. Grab a couple plates and try it out!
In this video, we learn how to make Mario Party star coin decorations. First, trace templates for the star coin onto a large piece of gold paper. You can get these templates from CoolPartyBlog. After you have traced the entire outline, retrace using a permanent marker, you want your lines dark and full. Continue doing this for all of the coin stars. Now, take the star template and trace it into the inside of the circles with the permanent marker. When finished, add glitter paint or loose glit...
Bows are so beautiful. They make a great accessory and an awesome accent to any gift. The bigger the bow, however, the more likely it is to flop and not look as beautiful as it should. This tutorial will show you how to make a beautifully large holiday bow using wired ribbon so that it doesn't wilt. Soon, your gift will be the talk of the party and no one will ever want to open it - it will be too perfect!
Judy demonstrates how to make a very tall, simple, yet elegant centerpiece for weddings and other events. You first need a tube and a base that it will fit into. Placing the tube in the base, use a hot glue gun to secure the tube into the base. You can then fill up the balloons with air, using an air pump and tie pairs of balloons together. Twisting together four balloons, place the cluster of balloons around the base of the tube. Repeat with an additional 8 balloons and place this cluster at...
An interesting party decor idea is to place balloons inside other balloons. This can be accomplished easily by first inflating a large balloon. Using a small stick, push a second, smaller balloon inside the larger one and then inflate the smaller balloon while it is inside the larger one. You can then tie up the second balloon, leaving the smaller one inside the large balloon. This can be repeated with multiple small balloons, so your balloons will have a unique and interesting look. This tut...
If you find yourself running out of boxes with piles of clothes still left to wrap, have no fear. Just watch this tutorial and follow along as you're shown how to gift wrap t-shirts with pretty wrapping paper and ornaments. You'll amaze with your pretty wrapping paper skills.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create super hero cape party favors. First, take a plastic red table cover and remove it from the package. Next, open it up and fold it in half twice, so you end up with a rectangle. Then, take scissors and cut a large triangle shape out of the material. When finished, open up the cover and it will be in the shape of a cape! Then, cut out some "s" for Superman signs and tape it on the back of the cape. Then, tie string around the top so it can be worn and you...
In this video series, watch as professional makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to do scary clown makeup for Halloween. In this step by step makeup lesson learn how to apply the base paint, how to add triangles and fake blood, and really turn clowns into an evil thing. Take a walk down horror lane and pay tribute to IT and John Wayne Gacy Jr. thanks to the help of the experts at ExpertVillage.
Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a pew bow with this step by step tutorial. This is a great addition to any church event such as a wedding or christening. Watch this how to video and you will be tying pew bows in no time.
Boxing a table doesn't mean getting into the ring, but it does require a certain degree of skill to successfully complete. Boxing the tablecloth is a great technique for any occasion or party, and every caterer should know these moves.
Sphere ornaments fashioned from holiday cards are simple to make and add a decorative touch to any Christmas tree. Materials needed are
The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets.
Need a lavish way to present you napkins at your next big dinner feast? May we suggest napkin swans? Folding a mere dinner napkin into a beautiful swan )or peacock) can take you just minutes, and completes and dinner table. The idea behind the fold is to shape it so that one end looks like a long, languorous tail-feathers of a peacock, but it could look like a swan, too.
Learn how to make and design a fun Easter basket. Easy activity for all ages!
This video demonstrates how to make a simple latex prosthetic for a mask or face piece. This process is a lot easier than the traditional method. Great for special effects or Halloween!
This is an amazing how to video on making fake whiskers using fishing wire and latex.
If you grew up dying eggs for Easter, you've no doubt used or at least seen those boxed kits that turn your eggs neon colors. Admittedly, they're easy—just plop a dye tablet into some water, dunk the eggs, and wait for them to dry.
Today we show you how to make horns for a costume. We specifically made horns for Maleficent, but you can shape and paint yours to like any type of thing.
Nothing decorates a dinner table better than a napkin swan. It's cute and it makes dinnertime feel like a celebratory event. So, if you want to learn how to make a napkin swan, just follow the folding instructions in the video. Follow along and see what your napkin swan looks like!
Making balloon art for a baby shower is explained easily and clearly. The step-by-step directions will have you making your own creations in no time. The various products needed are also clearly explained and demonstrated. Become the envy of your friends by throwing the best parties around with these balloon centerpieces.
Below, 10 step-by-step instructional videos for transforming yourself into a Na'vi being this Halloween. Step 1: Choose your favorite Avatar look from the list below. Step 2: Apply your chosen look. Step 3: For the dedicated fans with (more than a little) time on their hands, learn the Na'vi language and your transformation is complete!
Have a balloon arch for your next party. It doesn't cost that much when you make it yourself. This how to video shows you how to make a balloon arch for an event decoration. The event could be a wedding, a birthday party or any holiday gathering.
This step-by-step instructional video shows how you can do it yourself for your next party or event decorations. Air and helium filled balloons were used along with other easy to find supplies. Make your obsession for twisting balloons useful.
Easter is just a few days away, and what does that mean for you? Eggs, and lots of them. What's the fun of Easter without some freaking eggs, right? I usually dig the plastic ones with money or chocolate inside, but hard-boiled eggs shouldn't be missing from the party.
Jordan almonds are muy delicious, so why not treat your wedding guests to a yummy treat by giving them jordan almonds as wedding favors? And we're not just talking about the normal, boring route of placing a bunch in bags and tying them with a ribbon.
This video is a tutorial on how to make a baby diaper cake. To begin, you will need to roll all your baby diapers from the waist down and secure them with rubber bands. Your top tier will have 8 diapers, the middle tier will have 19 diapers, and the bottom tier will have 40 diapers. Use rubber bands to secure all your tiers together. Next, glue thick ribbon around the tiers over your rubber bands. Follow up with decorations such as bows and extra ribbons. Use a cake stick to secure the tiers ...
Learn how to make this scary, furry werewolf mask for $35.00! For some helpful blueprints, go to: http://gryphus.googlepages.com/werewolfmaskblueprint.jpg
Nothing like a a little blood and gore to get in the Halloween spirit. Nicole Magne of Craftzine demonstrates how to make a convincingly grisly headless Marie Antoinette costume. Brush up on your basic sewing and sculpting skills before you get started.
Are you a caterer? Maybe you're a new caterer recently employed as a waiter to help serve a huge dinner party… a dinner party requiring French service. Sounds simple, right? You go around and serve people food. But there's more to it than that. There's a whole technique to French serving, and this video will show how to French serve the right way, from proper foot placement, to bending your back correctly, to serving the food off the plate.
Folding napkins takes precision, but a simple napkin rollup is the easiest of them all. You don't need to be a professional caterer or waiter to get this method down. Watch and learn how to make a nice, snug, rolled napkin with silverware inside. It's the most common way to present silverware at restaurants.
This video shows a step-by-step guide for making a Valentine's Day rose out of an empty Coke can (or soda of your choice). All you need is an empty Coca-Cola can (or other soda can), a knife, and a pair of scissors.
In this Hosting & Entertaining video tutorial you will learn how to fold a cloth napkin into a flower. First fold the napkin in half. Then lift one corner and fold it back up to the center fold line and do the same for the other corner also. Now fold the center point back up to the center fold line. Flip the napkin over and repeat these steps. Then open up the center fold and fold the protruding triangles back up to the center point of the napkin. You now have a square folded napkin. . Now fo...
Party centerpieces are something of a lost art, but this video will show you how to make a really original one quickly and easily. It looks like a hot air balloon, and requires only a basket, a balloon, some ribbon, and flowers.
Judy of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. shows you how to make an economical do it yourself music note centerpiece. Three music notes are attached to wooden dowels which are added to a budget Just Add Sand centerpiece base. The centerpiece is accented with two pieces of onion grass. Add balloons, a table name and table place cards for an economical musical themed music note centerpiece for your Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, special event or party!
In this tutorial, Jane from Afloral.com shows you how to make may loop bow using double face wired satin ribbon. This is a beautiful bow for flower arrangements, presents, or decoration at a party. Watch this how to video and you will be able to make this fluffy, large bow in no time.
Jane from A Floral shows us how to make a bow using satin ribbon. You should first get a long length of ribbon from the spool. You should next determine how long you want the tails of the bow to be. It's okay to make them a little longer because you can cut them off if needed. Start with a loop that is crossing over the top. Take another loop and cross it over the top so you make an X. Scrunch it together as tight as you can. Flip the satin over to one side, dull side down and shiny side up. ...