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Halloween trunk or treat ideas

2022 Best Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas [Decoration Guide]

Trunk or Treat Ideas 2022 [Decoration Guide] Ahh, Halloween. It’s the time of year when kids don their best costumes and hunt for as much candy as they can. Come Halloween night, parents release their children to roam their neighborhoods on the prowl for candy. But another option rose in popularity lately, and many parents prefer it: trunk or treat. You probably heard about it before, or even participated in it. Whether you’re familiar with the concept, we’ll give you the scoop on what it’s all about. We’ll also give you some great trunk or treat ideas for you to try!  What is trunk or treat? Trunk or treat is an alternative to traditional trick or treating. Cars loaded with candy in their trunks park in school or church parking lots (hence the name “trunk or treat”). Parents and guardians accompany their kids as they go from trunk to trunk stuffing their bags with precious sweets. People think it was started by churches to give kids a safer way to get their treats during the holiday. Many non-religious communities take part in it, too. Parents can keep a close eye on their children while the kids still get the trick-or-treating

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Halloween Inflatable Decor

Ultimate Guide to Halloween Inflatable Decorations

Ultimate Guide to Halloween Inflatable Decorations That’ll Spook Up Your Yard As Halloween draws closer, people are sprucing up their homes with all kinds of cute and creepy halloween inflatable decorations. People go all out to make their homes and yards ready for the spooky season. You have the classic jack-o-lanterns, window stickers, door signs, and those are all great! But one kind of decoration is taking the cake (or pumpkin pie)–inflatable decorations.  Inflatable halloween decorations have really blown up (pun intended) in recent years. They add charm to your yard like no other decoration can! If you are not familiar with inflatable decor, you might have some questions. But, don’t worry, that’s why we’re here!  Keep reading, we will also guide you to choose the best fitting decorations for your home!  You have questions–We have answers! You might consider adding them to your decoration collection, but you also probably have some concerns. Are you wondering“how do I keep inflatables upright?” to keep the yard always looking perfect!  Someone might also have some safety concerns for cleaning electronic decorations, such as inflatables. Sometimes it rains around Halloween, so  your other concern might be “can inflatables get wet?” Well, not to worry!

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Cinco de Mayo party

15 Epic Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas For the Ultimate Fiesta

Hola Joyfy fam! In our previous Cinco de Mayo posts, we learned about the history of this holiday and amazing ways to decorate your casa. This holiday has all the traits of a good time: good food and drinks, bright colors and an excuse to hang with your friends! With that said, we’d like to give you some easy Cinco de Mayo party ideas you can do at home or at the office. So round up your amigos, whip up some enchiladas, and read on! Cinco de Mayo for Adults: How you can celebrate (respectfully) Cinco de Mayo is easily one of the most celebrated –but least understood holidays in America –with many people thinking it’s Mexican Independence Day. As we learned, the holiday commemorates a ragtag Mexican army winning the Battle of Puebla against the French in 1862. Everyone loves an underdog story, which is why Cinco de Mayo has such staying power! Not to mention, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican culture, so take some time out to support local Hispanic owned businesses. Share the Real Story Once you learn the significance of day, we think overcoming unbeatable odds and defending one’s homeland are themes to

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Best Places to Buy Graduation Party Supplies (Budget Friendly)

Introduction: Do you have a new graduate in your life? Congratulations! You’ve come to the right place. When you or someone you know reaches the milestone of finishing high school or college, it’s the ultimate accomplishment! It’s the beginning of a life’s next chapter, and here at Joyfy, we love any excuse to celebrate. So, if you have a graduation party to plan, check out our favorite places to find graduation party supplies and party favors that are budget friendly but won’t sacrifice on style. With these tips, you can put together an epic graduation party that will WOW your guests and make the grad feel as special as possible.  Where to buy graduation party supplies   When it comes to planning a graduation party, you want to pull out all the stops –great food, activities, and decorations! Let the new grad decide on the color palette, theme, and food at the party. Retailers like Party City and Walmart have a wide selection of graduation decorations, party supplies, and party favors.       Party City    Get your friends in the Graduation 2022 spirit with party supplies and decorations from Party City. Their assortment of hanging decorations, table decorations, confetti, and autograph pens makes

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22 Graduation Party Ideas Not to Miss

Hooray! It’s finally graduation season. Are you #proudparent with a special graduate in your life? If so, you were there for all the hard work that led up to this moment, and it calls for a celebration! After the caps are thrown high in the sky, continue the milestone with a special party. Explore these graduation party ideas we have listed below to gain inspo for throwing a fabulous bash on a budget. To keep it affordable, why not make your own graduation party decorations DIY style? Celebrate the graduate’s accomplishments and create lasting memories by making your space looking fun and fabulous. Ok, enough of our speech, let’s get this graduation 2022 party started!  Grad party 101: Make graduation party decorations at home If you’re the crafty kind, and looking to save money, why not make your own unique decorations that will look as nice as anything you find in a store. Plue, there’s tons of resources online on how to craft DIY party decorations.  See our list graduation party ideas below! Here’s some examples we love!  Give the gift of a sugar rush, and make your own candy bouquet!   Before the party, have a cap decorating party so your

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7 Easy Cinco de Mayo Decoration Ideas

Before the official start of summer (Memorial Day), there’s one holiday we can’t forget: Cinco de Mayo! The holiday commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla where a poor, ragtag Mexican army defeated the better equipped French forces. The Mexican army was vastly outnumbered, so the win was a true underdog victory! Cinco de Mayo came to symbolize resilience against all odds and a day to celebrate Mexican culture. And for Americans, it’s known for drinking cervezas, eating tacos and Cinco De Mayo parties! Throwing a party with Cinco de Mayo decorations is a fun way to get in on the holiday action. Plus, you can throw a fiesta-themed party at any time! Here are our Cinco de Mayo 2022 celebration ideas you can’t miss! Things you need for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta Mexican fiestas are full of bright and bold colors and decorations. Hanging banners, piñatas, paper flowers and balloons are all fair game. There’s a good chance the weather will be nice, so accessorizing with outdoor and indoor decorations will bring the full fiesta effect. In fact, fiesta party decorations are so much fun, you won’t want to take them down! Pro tip: Party City also has

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7 Marvelous Mardi Gras Traditions You Need To Know

Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) 2022 is March 1st this year, and after we learned about this midwinter bacchanal in our previous post, we want to show the best ways you can participate and overindulge like a Mardi Gras pro.  If you can’t make it to New Orleans, (or any other far-away Carnival destination), not to worry! If you look for the Mardi, it will find you! Chances are a Mardi Gras event is happening somewhere in your ‘hood. Even better if you find one with a live New Orleans-style jazz band. Or maybe there’s a masquerade ball, parade, or bar crawl that pops up. Oooh, we’re getting excited! Here’s our tips on how to take part in lively Mardi Gras traditions:     Find a local Mardi Gras event and like we said, bonus if there’s a brass band. Try and keep your tie on as the drinks are flowing. And please remember to always drink responsibly! On Fat Tuesday or the weekend before it, there’s sure to be revelers out and about, raising a raucous and having a blast.     Promise us, wherever you go, make sure there’s a sampling of Cajun or Creole cuisine to soak up the alcohol. Have you

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5 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day (And Ways to Celebrate)

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! March 17th will be here before you know it and you know what that means – St.Patrick’s Day! Put on the green (pinchers be gone!), hit the pubs, and order those green beers. Preferably in that order! While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t technically an official holiday, (as in no day off work) this holiday is a spirited day celebrating all things Irish culture and good old fashioned shenanigans. Bottom line is, we hold this holiday near and dear to our hearts. After all, as the saying goes, “everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!”   Who was St. Patrick? And why do we celebrate him?   Did you know the patron saint of Ireland wasn’t actually Irish? He was born in Britain and at 16, was kidnapped by Irish raiders and sold as a slave to a Celtic priest. He eventually escaped, but returned to Ireland years later as a missionary and is credited with bringing Christianity to all of Ireland. The anniversary of his death on March 17 has been observed by the Irish for over 1000 years! Because this Christian holy day fell in the middle of Lent, Irish families began using it

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8 Fun Facts about Mardi Gras 2022

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted this French phrase on banners and posters around the city. It means, “Let the good times roll!” It also happens to be the official phrase of Mardi Gras and perfectly sums up what this spirited, jazzy spring-break style blow-out is all about.   You’ve probably heard that mobs of people descend to Bourbon Street every year to party like heathens –some of whom feel free enough to *gasp* lose their tops in exchange for cheap plastic beads. Oof. But, did you know that flashing and public intoxication aren’t Mardi Gras traditions at all? This lady will school you on what’s up! *Hint: it’s basically the tourists’ fault!  So, what is Mardi Gras, exactly? While also going by the name Carnival, it is a specific time period of wild revelry and celebration rooted in Christian tradition. We were excited to learn all about this holiday, so read on if you’d like to know more!   The Origin of Mardi Gras The Mardi Gras season technically begins every year on January 6th aka the Epiphany (aka Three Kings Day) and ends on Fat Tuesday –the day

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kids birthday party

3 Cool Birthday Party Ideas for Kids (Perfect for Backyards)

It’s that time of year again, where you are asking what to do for birthday party because your mini-me’s big day is coming soon. We know how hard it can be to plan an event for kids, so to make your life easier, here is a roundup of awesome outdoor themes and activities they’ll love. if you want to put the biggest smile on their face, you’ve come to the right place! It’s helpful to think about the preferences of your birthday kid before you begin. Do they like to be surprised, or should they be involved in the planning stage? Would they like a big birthday party with every classmate, or maybe a small one with just close friends and family? Should the birthday party be organized and scheduled, or is it best to step away and let the kids play? What are their favorite foods and activities? Start with those questions. A cool birthday party is one that is tailored to their personality. So, personalize it to surprise and delight! Whatever else you decide, be sure to supply a cake, a candle, and silly hats for all… Turn on the Waterworks And Throw a Splashing Birthday Party Look

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10 Unique New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World

Wow, what a year! We are ready for 2021 to get lost and to begin anew for 2022. A fresh slate with new resolutions and goals to achieve and we are here for it! So with the holiday season coming to a close, we want to go big this New Year’s Eve 2022! You know the drill, it’s the next question on everybody’s mind: “What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?” Whether it’s heading to a big bash or having a small intimate gathering at home –you gotta do something to celebrate! Personally, we love NYE because it means one more festive night to dress up, eat hors d’oeuvres, and drink bubbly (if you that’s your thing).  New Year’s Eve is the one night of the year where the whole world stops to reflect on the past year and welcome a new one with joy, festivity and hope. The entire world! That’s kind of crazy when you think about it. Having gone through a global pandemic, many of us experienced loss or big changes in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have hope that things will turn around and change for the better. With difficulty, comes growth

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5 Amazing Tips for Throwing an Epic Super Bowl Party

While it may not be a “real holiday,” the Super Bowl sure seems like one! Personally, we like to call it a holiday because it has all the trappings of one: delicious food, drinks, friends and family gathering plus excitement! Even if you aren’t a sports fan, there’s always the commercials and half-time show to entertain the non-football crazed guests. If it’s your turn to host this year, why not take your game day celebration to the next level by having decorations, football party favors and games! Here’s our tips for throwing the best Super Bowl party –one that gives the crowd something to cheer about! Things to Know About Football:  Have you ever wondered how this insanely popular pastime even came to be? Who invented football? And how did it become the widely viewed sport that it is today?  American football, technically called “gridiron” football (named for the vertical lines on the field) is closely related to the two the age-old sports (from England) rugby and soccer. We found out that football originated in the late 1800s at North American universities like Harvard and Yale –the first games being a kind of soccer-rugby hybrid. Then, a man named Walter Camp

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