Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Halloween Celebration

Americans have many great holidays, and holiday traditions, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Many of us celebrate these holidays by decorating, having parties, giving gifts, and traveling to be with family members. Americans love our holiday celebrations, and they wouldn’t be the same without the long-standing accompanying traditions, like turkey on Thanksgiving, trick-or-treating on Halloween, or Christmas lights on Christmas. However, most of our holiday traditions and customs result in a lot of excess consumption and other activities, that have an adverse impact on the environment. One of my favorite holidays, Halloween, is right around the corner and our celebrations of this great fall holiday will have a large adverse impact on the environment. It is estimated that Americans spend over $6.5 billion dollars on Halloween each year. Most of this money is spent on candy and Halloween costumes. Although much of the candy is presumably consumed, the candy packaging is not, and many of the costumes will be disposed. These are just two small examples of the environmental impact of Halloween. We are not advocating that we do away with Halloween candy or Halloween costumes; however, there is a lot we all can do to limit the impact our Halloween celebration has on the environment. Continue reading Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Halloween Celebration

Soft Lighting Keeps Monsters Away

As autumn descends into Fall, and long bright days pave way to dark evenings, a lot of parents are going to be awakened by their small child’s newly developed fear of darkness. According to WebMD, fear of the dark typically manifests itself around the ages of 2-3 when children reach the stage of brain development where the imagination takes off, but isn’t yet experienced enough to discern reality from non-reality. Continue reading Soft Lighting Keeps Monsters Away

Decorate Your Fall Festival With Themed Halloween Lights

You know it’s time for the annual fall festival when warm summer days turn to crisp autumn nights, and the leaves begin to turn a kaleidoscope of colors. A fall festival offers a family-friendly alternative to traditional Halloween activities, and they are the most anticipated fall event for school fundraisers, church get-togethers, and neighborhood celebrations. Continue reading Decorate Your Fall Festival With Themed Halloween Lights

Celebrate Great Workers: Laborers and LEDs

Though Labor Day is now celebrated as a day of rest and relaxation at summer’s end, it really is a yearly tribute to American workers and their achievements—people who work hard and work efficiently—people who don’t easily quit. Labor Day was started by either Peter McGuire, general secretary of Carpenters and Joiners, or by Matthew Maguire, a machinist. It was first celebrated as a holiday in September 5, 1882 in New York City. It became a national holiday in 1887 and was originally celebrated with parades, picnics and speeches. Continue reading Celebrate Great Workers: Laborers and LEDs

Dorm Room Decorating: 6 Things You’ve Got to Pack

You’ve just arrived and are figuring out how to decorate an 8 x 5 foot space with cinderblock walls so it doesn’t look dull. There are many dorm room decorating products in stores, and numerous ideas on the internet. Here are a few of our favorites because they won’t break the bank and they won’t break school rules (usually). Each has great potential for creativity and fun. Get Mom or Dad to ship them for you (Express Mail)! Continue reading Dorm Room Decorating: 6 Things You’ve Got to Pack

Football Parties – Raising The Bar

Football season is upon us and if there’s anything better than watching your favorite team or watching your fantasy team win on a site like FanDuel, it’s watching your team or watching your fantasy team win surrounded by your friends! Great football parties take work, combining a fantastic party with the king of all spectator sports. You can’t control the outcome of the game, but you can host a top notch event! Here’s how to make sure your football party is the highlight of the season: Continue reading Football Parties – Raising The Bar

Summer Festival Magic: Decorating for Community Festivals

A Festival Every Night…

Summer is the time when people enjoy the magic of outdoor festivals. It’s been said that there are so many festivals in this season that a person could easily wander his state and hit a festival every night from June 1st to September 1st. If you’re a festival goer and love to get in the full festival vibe, why not check out Promotion Choice fanny packs so you have this core festival item ready to go! Most communities have their share of art festivals, wine festivals, community concerts in the park, and food festivals. But there are some that are noteworthy. Continue reading Summer Festival Magic: Decorating for Community Festivals

Outdoor Patio Parties for Summer Fun

Outdoor Patio Lights and Party Themes Make the Night Special

Your patio is the extension of your living room. And summer, with extended hours of daylight, is the perfect time to extend your parties out onto the patio, deck, and into the yard—and with the right lighting, the party can extend well into the night! Following patio furniture design trends is a great way to keep the party rolling on outside through the night!

Outdoor patio lights and special party themes will make your outdoor summer parties memorable. We also recently looked into Architectural Fibreglass Mouldings, as we want to create a new patio outside, that will hopefully be stylish and built-to-last.
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