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Aging is a fact of life. We can't slow it down; we can't stop it, so why not have fun with it? If you know someone who will soon celebrate a 65th birthday, you may want to plan a "Welcome to Medicare" party. Invitations might be in the style of a Medicare card. Decorations might include additional Medicare cards in varying sizes (Medicare placemats?) and red, blue and white decorations. You might even serve red, white and blue foods, such as red velvet birthday cake, vanilla ice cream, blueberries and/or strawberries with red or blue punch.
A short program that includes funny stories, poems or embarrassing incidents associated with aging or Medicare will keep your guests in stitches.
If the honoree is in good health, guests might be encouraged to have fun with gifts, bringing such things as a cane or a large magnifying glass. If, however, the person suffers from a serious health issue, foregoing gifts in favor of cards only may be more appropriate.
We served these colorful cake pops at a recent wedding. (They were actually dark purple, not blue, as they appear in the photo.) Guests were delighted with them and with the contrast between the soft, sweet interior and the smooth outer coating. A cake truffle is simply a cake pop without the stick; the process to make them is the same.
Though easy to make, the pops are time-consuming and a bit messy. If you plan to make your own, you can find recipes on the internet. Any cake flavor can be used, though the coating is limited to either white or chocolate candy coating, though food coloring can be added to white coating. Let your imagination run wild with the accents. You might use chopped nuts or candy, baking sprinkles, coconut, designs made with icing or many other items. For Halloween you might use spice cake dipped in orange coating and add a jack-o-lantern face. For St. Patrick's Day, add green food coloring to both the cake batter and the icing. The possibilities are limite…
In today's society nearly half of marriages end in divorce. Therefore, it is very common for a bride or groom to be making their second trip (or more) down the aisle. When the bride, groom, or both are marrying for the second
time, etiquette dictates that some things be handled differently than
for a first wedding. The following are
general etiquette guidelines to consider when planning a second wedding. Bride’s first
marriage, groom’s second: If the
bride is marrying for the first time, she may have as large a wedding
as she likes. Depending on the groom’s
age and circumstances, he should plan on paying for his share of the wedding
expenses, rather than expecting his parents to pitch in a second time. The groom may also choose to pay for more of
the total costs of the wedding if he can afford to do so, rather than expecting
the bride and her family to pay for most of it.
He should also host and pay for the rehearsal dinner if his parents paid the first time around. Bride’s secon…