When you think of a slushie, you probably think of popular flavors like blue raspberry and cherry. But there are actually tons of exciting icy treats you can make with a slushie machine—like a Mountain Dew slushie, or a strawberry lemonade cooler! If you’re planning a summer party or wedding, here are...

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Nothing says summer quite like throwing a party whose main purpose is to consume vast quantities of beer and meat. Even though backyard barbecues are supposed to be the most low-key kind of party you can throw, though, a lot of work and planning goes into getting that perfect “care-free” vibe. Before...

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Even though seaside weddings are undeniably romantic, putting them together is far from breezy. From things you can’t control, like onlookers and the weather, to simple details like footwear and chairs, there are tons of items to take into consideration when planning an ocean affair. Below are some...

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Where has the time gone? It seems we were just writing about June weddings and spring landscaping, and now it’s already time to start planning for the 4th of July. Luckily, we have a ton of party rental options that can make your 4th of July celebration unforgettable! Here are just a few party items...

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When we wrote about the best Raleigh wedding venues in February, we looked at dozens stunning Triad-area locations—too many to fit into one post! Now that it’s June, we’re excited to share even more beautiful RTP wedding venues with you. If you need help renting a wedding tent or other wedding...

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Inflatable bounce houses are a central attraction for any kid’s event, or really, any event in which children will be present. Bounce houses give kids an opportunity to bounce around and burn off all that sugar—while parents can enjoy some peace and quiet amongst themselves. However, accidents do...

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More and more people are opting to have a “celebration of life” memorial service instead of a traditional open-casket funeral. Unlike traditional funerals, which are more solemn, celebration services are intended to be joyful events, full of laughter and storytelling. The focus is not on the death...

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After a long, cold winter spent inside, it’s time to get outside and clean up the damage from fall winds and winter storms. Here are some outdoor maintenance projects that will get your property spic-and-span for the new season. Pressure Washing A pressure washer can make a world of difference...

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Few things are more refreshing than enjoying good food and good company under a light spring breeze. It’s getting there that’s the tough part. An indoor venue comes equipped with tables, chairs, linens, and everything else you need to entertain; a park needs to be set up that way. Here are some...

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One of the toughest part of planning a wedding is deciding who should be on the guest list. Of course, you want all the people who want to attend, to be able to do so—leaving people out causes hurt feelings at best, and resentment at worst. (Also, potentially, a curse placed upon your newborn child.)...

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