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How to Host an Iftar Dinner

Here’s what you need to know if you are inviting friends who are observing Ramadan traditions. We recently had the honor of hosting an iftar dinner. This was a gathering of friends with some connection to the Middle East, but not everyone was Muslim or observant. Still, Ramadan is a time to gather and be together, and we wanted to… Read More »How to Host an Iftar Dinner

Seven Wonders of the World

A 7th Birthday Party Full of Adventure Designing a party around a concept that has never been “done” in party form means that the sky’s the limit. In this case, the world was our oyster.  For this seventh birthday celebration, we explored the “Seven Wonders of the World.” The birthday girl greeted guests at the door with travel passports, and… Read More »Seven Wonders of the World

Cookbook Club

Here’s the book club you need to start. For years, I have been hearing people talk about ‘cookbook clubs,’ but I have never had the opportunity to join one.  The idea behind a cookbook club is that each month we pick a cookbook, and everyone brings a dish (or two, if you have the energy) from the book. Then we… Read More »Cookbook Club