Follow These Eight Tips for Planning an Adult Birthday Party (6)

What’s one of the benefits of a birthday party? They’re not just for kids. Adults enjoy birthday parties too! So how do you plan an adult birthday party? Follow these eight tips!

1. Pick the Date At Least Three Months In Advance

It’s always good to plan ahead and to not wait until the last minute. Giving yourself at least three months of a head start allows more time to plan, as well as more time to create your guest list and invites. Choosing a weekend date is usually better than a weekday date. A weekend date may mean that your guests don’t have to be at work in the morning, allowing them to relax and stay a little longer.

2. Pick the Venue

Where do you want the birthday party? You can have it in your home, in a restaurant, outdoors on the beach, or wherever you’d like. Of course, if you have an outdoor party, you may want a plan B in case of inclement weather.

3. Choose a Theme

A theme is not required for an adult birthday party, but it makes it all the more fun. There are many options. You could pick a theme that is familiar to lots of people, such as a Hawaiian theme. If the “birthday boy” or “birthday girl” have something unique about them, such as a love for a particular football team, you could create a theme based on that love. The possibilities for themes are endless. However, avoid ones that are too difficult or too challenging for guests to participate in.

4. Purchase Everything You Need

This is where planning ahead really comes in handy. If your theme is a Hawaiian, for example, choose everything you’ll need to decorate Hawaiian style such as cups and plates with exotic flowers, colorful leis to pass out to everyone, fun music to fit the theme and Hawaiian themed invitations. Party favors are also fun to have. The best place to find party products is online where the prices are better and the selections are better.

5. Decide If You Want Food or Just Drinks

Is your birthday party one where meals will be offered or just appetizers? Are you doing a potluck or will it be catered? Will it just be drinks? Use the three months to carefully plan the menu.

6. Decide if You Want Entertainment

Will your party include entertainment, such as a DJ? Or will you be playing games? Perhaps you’d like to do both? If you are booking a DJ, you’ll probably need more than three months notice depending on availability.

7. Invite Guests No Later Than Two Weeks Ahead

Make a guest list and invite your guests no later than two weeks ahead of the party. You can send out paper invitations, or you can invite people online where they can RSVP right at the site. Online invitations give you the benefit of seeing everything right in front of you. Social media sites, such as Facebook, can be used for party invites, as well.

8. Decide If You Want Kids Present

Children are great, but they do add a different feel to a party. Decide if you want your party to be adult only or if adults can bring their children. A nighttime party where alcohol is offered may be best if its child free.

You can have a successful adult birthday party with careful planning (and ideasĀ help from Partyopedia). Follow the eight tips above and have fun!

A Free Dedicated Minecraft Server: How To Get Yours (4)

As you consider playing Minecraft, having a dedicated server for the game is something that can come in quite handy. However, this can be quite costly unless you find a way to get a free dedicated Minecraft server. Getting something free is always better than paying for something, at least in most cases that is true. So, if you want to find out how to get your free dedicated Minecraft server hosting continue reading for some helpful tips.

First of all, you should decide what you would like in a free server for Minecraft. Thinking about your wishes and desires can lead you in the right direction as you look to find the one that will best fit your needs.

Next, you will want to do a search online to see what you can find. As you look, you can visit your favorite search engine and do a search for a free dedicated Minecraft server. Within the results, you will find many options. While looking over the information that you find, make sure to learn all you can about each server and then you can find the free one that you feel will work best.

As you find the free server that you want to use, you should learn as much as you can about it. How often is it available? Are there down times? If so, how long and how often does that occur? How safe are the servers? Is the information backed up on the server? The more you can find out about the different free servers dedicated to Minecraft, the better you will be able to take advantage of the free options.

Once you choose the server you want to use, be sure to tell your friends and family about it. They can use it with you so you all can store your Minecraft files together. This is a nice option for anyone who loves to play the game.

In conclusion, finding a free dedicated server for Minecraft is something that you can do if you so desire. By searching online and then learning about the options available, you can choose a free server that will work best for you and your game play. Use the tips that have been shared here to help lead you in the right direction. You will love having a Minecraft server and when it’s free, that’s a great thing, too.

Three Benefits To Choosing An Awning For Your Business (3)

Awnings are great for businesses (especially Markiisit), and these days, there are many affordable option for getting the right awning put on your building. Do other buildings around you have awnings? It’s quite common for business storefronts downtown, but it’s also increasingly common for storefronts of all types in different places throughout cities. The following top three benefits of having an awning for your business should be considered, and there are plenty of other benefits as well.

First, think about the shade you can provide to your customers. This is especially helpful for restaurants when you want people to be able to dine out front. It’s also a good place for people to stand when it’s raining. Hey, if a bunch of people are standing under your awning for any reason, it’s going to attract attention to your store.

Now, it’s not just about the weather. Stores that have merchandise for sale inside can have sidewalk sales underneath the awning. Have you ever thought about doing that? Some stores may not be allowed to do this underneath an awning depending on the location. You really have to watch how you set things up, too, so it doesn’t look tacky.

Of course, your awning itself would look anything but tacky. Awnings can make a business look much more professional, and at the same time, they can make them look more like a mom and pop type store. It really depends on what type of awning you get and how you want to improve the look of your store.

Those are three benefits that you get from choosing an awning for your business. There are more as mentioned (you can check out for more), and you should start looking at what types of awnings are available. What could you use an awning for? By the way, awnings are also popular in certain residential settings, and you can certainly guess why.

Using Essential Oils To My Advantage (4)

I am one of those people who is always looking for wants to destress. I have a job that requires me to be on-call most of the time, so it can get pretty stressful. When I have the chance to hang around at home without having to rush off, I take the time to burn some essential oils. Each one has its own benefit, so not only does my home smell great, but I have the chance to relax better than I do any other part of the week. I am trying to learn about more of them since the benefits are so tremendous.

I learned about the ones I use at the current time from a friend. I was stressed out over some financial problems I was dealing with and he suggested I burn a little lavender oil in order to put my mind at ease. This sounded a little odd to me at the time, but I did it since I really did not have anything to lose. Now I keep feeling like I want to try different oils even though I am not aware of what each one is supposed to do (but still glad I learned aboutĀ lavender essential oil).

Simple act that can help motorists prevent accidents and costly repairs (22)

Most people don’t think twice about car safety. They just jump in the car, turn the key and take off. This can be very dangerous. Everyone should have a basic knowledge of car safety and the ability to perform a basic safety inspection before setting out. This brief, simple act can help motorists prevent accidents and costly repairs. In this article, we will review the basic steps for performing a pre-trip safety vehicle safety inspection. Read on to learn more and check out

Before setting out in your car, you should turn on the ignition, lights and flashers and walk around the vehicle to make sure all the lights are working.

You can test the brake lights with the help of a friend or by parking with the rear of your car facing a wall or large glass window. Then you can see whether your brake lights reflect in the window or light up the wall behind you.

When you walk around your car, look at your tires. Check for uneven wear, and look to be sure they are properly inflated. If you have an air compressor (a very good idea) air up low tires before setting out. If not, get to a gas station first thing to air them up. Have worn tires replaced as soon as possible.

When you turn on your ignition, turn off your radio so that you can listen to your engine as you walk around the vehicle. Listen for strange or unusual sounds. Don’t ignore any odd noises you may hear. Have your vehicle checked out by a mechanic if you hear rattling, clanking or anything else out of the ordinary.

Once you’ve completed your exterior vehicle inspection, get in the car and check to be sure all your dash lights are working properly. Pay attention to your dash lights. If they are telling you your oil needs to be checked, check your oil. If your “check- engine” light is on, get your car to a mechanic to find out what is wrong.

Test your windshield wipers and washers to be sure they are working properly.

Adjust your mirrors so that you can see behind you and to the sides as you should.

Once you have completed this cursory inspection, you are good to go. Remember to check your oil and fluids each time you get gas. Carry extra oil and fluids in your trunk so that you will always be prepared to top them off as needed. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a safe trip every time.