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How to Host An Oktoberfest

September 30, 2013    |    By +
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While traveling to Germany to partake in Oktoberfest, drinking a whole lot of beer and singing songs with people in lederhosen is appealing, so are saving your vacation days and celebrating from home. This year, Oktoberfest starts on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 6. If you want to host Oktoberfest at your house,... Read more »


Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Toys for the Holidays

September 26, 2013    |    By +
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Sure, the rest of us are just starting to pack away our swimsuits and replace them with sweaters, but The Toy Insider Magazine has been hard at work tracking down what will be the hottest toys this holiday season. They just announced their 20 picks for kids ages 0 to 9 and up, and... Read more »


Sympathy Etiquette Guide: Muslim

September 23, 2013    |    By +
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... Read more »


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Kids’ Party Trends: Sea Inspired

September 20, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! I did some serious digging to arm you with new, interesting themes that will stand out, and I discovered five terrific trends: woodland friends, camping, under the... Read more »


Win $500 for the Ultimate Halloween Party

September 16, 2013    |    By +
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If you’re like us, you love Halloween. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the fastest growing holidays of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. But, what makes Halloween so incredibly great is the phantasmic parties. Spooky decorations indoors and out, creepy cocktails, nasty nibbles and, of course, creative costumes–it is all... Read more »


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Sympathy Etiquette Guide: Catholic

September 13, 2013    |    By +
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... Read more »


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Planning an 11/12/13 Wedding

September 12, 2013    |    By +
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Deciding on a memorable wedding date can be nerve-wracking. For some of us, it’s hard enough to remember our own birthdays, let alone the birthdays of our parents, siblings, and significant others. Then throw first date and wedding anniversaries into the mix and, well, good luck! But fear not, there’s a solution. Choose an... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: Totseat Portable High Chair

September 10, 2013    |    By +
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As a mom-to-be myself, I have been having so much fun researching baby products that will help simplify my transition into a chaotic and wonderful new life with a baby. You’ve seen my post about lightweight strollers and baby shower gifts for small spaces and now it’s time to get you up to speed... Read more »


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Tie-Dye Birthday Party

September 5, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! Now that I’m planning to have my own little nugget soon, I have to admit, kids are on the brain. Although it’s a bit early for me... Read more »


Sympathy Etiquette Guide: Hindu Traditions

August 28, 2013    |    By +
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... Read more »


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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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