Friday November 29, 2013
Happy, er, Black Friday! I've never been one to get up at 3 a.m. to hit the big sales - I've never been one to get up at 3 a.m. period. But there's no doubt the holiday rush has begun. So here are 89+ gift ideas for your favorite college kid or 20something, girlfriends, boyfriends, med student, zombie fan, "Dr. Who" enthusiast, "Hunger Games" devotee and more. The Great Big Gift Guide has you covered. Happy holidays!
Tuesday November 26, 2013
Yes, Thanksgiving - or rather, Thanksgivukkah - hasn't even arrived yet, but this year, the span between Turkey Day and Christmas is a very short one indeed. Now's the time to start planning some terrific winter break activities - and you're going to need them. There's a let down once the holidays are over, especially when your college kid still has weeks of winter break left. In addition to boredom, new freshmen may be going through a bit of culture shock and even dismay over shifts in friendships. The up side? You have time to have some fun as a family. Here are five great ways
to fill that time.
Monday November 25, 2013
We saw "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" over the weekend - and wow, that was fun. Naturally, as soon as we got home, we watched the first film all over again, then debated the strengths of each and pondered the moments that differed from the books. And then we started thinking about Panem-inspired craft projects - DIY District thumbtacks (which came out great), Mockingjay pendants (ditto) and painted tennis shoes (best done before ingesting 3 cups of coffee; that's a project that needs steady hands). All great dorm crafts, as well as movie-watching party activities.
Wednesday November 20, 2013
If you have a "Hunger Games" fan - or if, ahem, it's you! - Katniss fever is rising. The new flick opens this weekend and the first reviews have been great. The novels and movie(s) make a great theme for an 18th birthday party or pre-movie get-together at home or in the dorms, so here are a few ideas for how to decorate, what to serve and what to make/play/whatever. Plus some gift ideas for HG fans. Enjoy - and may the odds be ever in your...you know!