Latest & Greatest December 2011

December 1, 2011 by admin

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December Experts Corner
The Prairie Gypsies
by Debbie Leland

Most brides and other event planners assume they need a full-service caterer that delivers all the bells and whistles as well as the food. A traditionally catered event often takes the biggest bite out of your budget. That’s why today’s savvy planners are choosing a wonderful alternative…take-out catering. Read More…

Unique Weddings & Events by JanayYour Day, Your Way!
by Janay Bishop

Nearly every young girl has a fabulous vision of her wedding day – a someday dream that she always treasures. Unfortunately, as the big day approaches, many brides feel they have to settle for what well-meaning family, friends or even a wedding planner advises.Read More…

Don’t Miss Downtown in December!
by Alison Shumake

Only in Downtown Oklahoma City can you experience the thrill of outdoor ice skating, exhilarating snow tubing rides down the southwest’s largest man-made slope, water taxi excursions along the winding Bricktown Canal, free museum Sundays, free river cruises, a magically-lit botanical garden and historic avenue, a festive 5K run through the heart of Downtown and plenty of holiday cheer for the entire family! Read More

Parties that DON’T Pack on the Pounds!
by Mindy Wood

I will never forget the first Thanksgiving dinner I hosted for my family. Newlywed in our new house, my husband and I were excited and nervous the night before. Then disaster struck. My charming “new” Edwardian home wa s built in 1903 and while I’m sure the refrigerator wasn’t nearly as old, the outdated appliance inexplicably quit working.Read More…

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Tips & Ideas
u46u56 Gone in 60 Seconds Tip From Debbie Leland, (Prairie Gypsies)

You don’t have to wear yourself out when having a party or other get-together. Consider take-out and then instead of cooking, you can enjoy creating a simple, but pleasing presentation. Seek out unique snack mixes and unique jarred products, such as herbal jellies, as well as our-of-the-ordinary dips. At The Prairie Gypsies, we recommend our “Gone in 60-seconds” with Red Hot Lovers Pepper Jam served on top a cheese ball. Distinctive, delicious and uncomplicated!


Share Your Ideas Tip Janay Bishop, (Unique Weddings and Events)

If you have a concept or theme for your special events, be sure to share your ideas with your planner early on. Don’t prejudge your event planner’s ability to be creative or stretch a budget and definitely don’t let anyone talk you out of your event, your way. However, it’s not necessary to nail down your concept before your meeting with a planner. Be open to his or her suggestions and experience without getting talked into the safe-but-boring and overdone. Excitement and imagination are the main ingredients of a great event!

Santa Clause…on a Grinch Budget?
-Tip From Mindy Wood, (SEO Feature Writer)

I know. Deep down you’re a Santa Claus but this year you have a Grinch budget and you don’t want anyone to find out! Look for those two for one deals for people on your list who don’t know each other. Most people think coupons are for groceries but department stores are also stubbing them out too. Check the website on your favorite stores for sales that run only on certain times of day or certain days of the week. After “Black Thursday” retailers found they could extend the excitement by offering sale days throughout the season. Online shopping is great, but beware of last minute purchasing and expensive rush shipping. You can still be Santa this year, even if you’re on a Grinch budget!

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