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Romantic New Year’s Celebration Ideas for Couples

Romantic New Year’s Celebration Ideas for Couples
Romantic New Year’s Celebration Ideas for Couples

Romantic New Year’s Celebration Ideas for Couples : New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration and anticipation. For couples, it can be a wonderful reminder of another year together and the hope of many more years spent with one another in the future. Skip parties, celebrate the New Year with a romantic date night. You can have much more fun together and ring in the new year with the most important person in your life.

Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

Things to Do on New Year’s Eve
Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

Whether you celebrate New Year or not, did you know that there are some things everyone should do before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve? Some of these suggestions are simply good ideas, but some portend dire consequences if disregarded. If you don’t celebrate New Year, you can do lots of useful things and ring in the new year with clear mind and house.

Health Excuses To Stay Sober At Your Holiday Party

Health Excuses To Stay Sober At Your Holiday Party
Health Excuses To Stay Sober At Your Holiday Party

It’s not always easy to explain why you’re turning down a drink, finds a new study

Staying sober at a holiday party—whether it’s out of commitment to the 12 steps, your health or your tastebuds—certainly has its merits. But it’s not always easy to explain why you’re turning down a hot toddy, finds a new study in theJournal of Applied Communication Research.

Creative Ways to Celebrate Christmas Differently

Creative Ways to Celebrate Christmas Differently
Creative Ways to Celebrate Christmas Differently

If you want to make your Christmas more important, you’ll just need to be benevolent. Christmas is a special holiday and lots of families await it. Occasionally, we are thinking about in what other way we can celebrate this holiday more differently or meaningfully. I want to share with you a few ideas which can be helpful to you in planning your Christmas this year.

Best Christmas Party Games

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Best Christmas Party Games, best christmas party ideas, best christmas games, best office party games, best bridal shower games, best christmas trivia, office christmas party games, free christmas party games, christmas party games for work,

This year you should try to make your Christmas celebration a bit different. Some cheerful party games would be a perfect idea! When your friends or relatives come to you in the evening suggest them a few amazing games. They will be glad so much, especially if you treat them with delicious cocktails. Even you can have this entertainment inside your family and play with your children.

Fabulous Winter-Themed Party Ideas

Fabulous Winter-Themed Party Ideas
Fabulous Winter-Themed Party Ideas

If you plan to do some entertaining this winter, you’ll love the following seasonal party ideas that can help you decorate and plan around a great theme that can tie all your preparations together. The following ten ideas will allow you to throw a memorable party that your guests will enjoy. As an added bonus, these party ideas are budget-friendly and for all ages. Start panning your winter party right now!

Budget-Friendly Ways to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party

Budget-Friendly Ways to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party
Budget-Friendly Ways to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party

Soon you’ll be making lots of resolutions and taking the appropriate steps to accomplish them.  However, you might as well squeeze in one last celebration before you do. It’s easy to throw a great bash without breaking the bank. You just need to be creative and know these 10 budget-friendly ways to throw a New Year’s Eve party:

Really Like to Have an Arranged Marriage

Really Like to Have an Arranged Marriage
Really Like to Have an Arranged Marriage

“It’s like falling in love each day with him.”

Sandhya is 29-years-old and her husband, Ankur, is 31. Before they got married, she lived in India, he lived in America, and they met when Sandhya’s parents placed a newspaper ad (in the “matrimonial column”) looking for potential husbands for her.

So your parents placed the ad?
Sandhya: Yes. My dad, every Sunday, he would send in and screen these ads and whichever he thought could be the potential matches he would mark them and tell me, “Whoever you are interested in just send them an email.” I remember being a little girl and like, “No, I’m not going to go through that. I am definitely not going to go through that,” but then you do it because you have to. You know you can’t reason with your parents.
Ankur: But I think it’s a good thing because we met.

What was it about him that you liked? Do you remember?
Sandhya: He’s very understated. He doesn’t try too hard. There are a lot of things that I like about him; it’s hard to put into words. When you live with someone, you just learn to like that life and go with it. With him, whenever I spoke it felt like I have known him forever. It never felt like he was someone new.
Ankur: Same thing with me. I was looking through emails for about two years or so. I had called and chatted with several girls in the past, but it never really worked out for me. With her, I saw her email, we met once, and then we talked once, and it just felt right. It just felt so right.

 

Was it strange to start a relationship that’s like,”OK, this is going to be serious. We’re going to get married”?
Sandhya: I think we had a lot of conditioning from our parents about it. That’s how my parents married. You see that happening around you. Your cousins are married that way. There are a lot of love marriages as well and different things happening, but growing up I saw that going on and someday I knew that this was going to happen to me, as well.
Ankur: It makes it easy. There’s no pressure on you that you have to date. In fact, it’s the opposite. There’s no worry that I’m going to end up alone! So for me I was open that if somebody right comes along that I am attracted to and that I like for a long term relationship, then I would go ahead with it. But it just didn’t happen until Sandhya.

So how long did you guys talk before you met in person?
Sandhya: I think a couple of hours. He liked me and he told his parents that he was interested, so his parents called my parents. Then my parents went to his place and met his parents and they liked everything, so he flew from the U.S. with his parents to meet me. It’s a whole family thing. We sat for like 15 minutes face to face. It’s kind of embarrassing because it is so…
Ankur: Because our entire families are there, so you are not really talking too much.
Sandhya: He was like all shy and I was talking, and then he just went home and the next day his parents called and said that he wants to get married to me and my parents were like, “Is it OK with you?” and I said, “OK!” and then we got married!

Now it’s like falling in love each day with him. It is like you’re still dating. We still don’t feel like we’ve gotten married. It’s like he’s my boyfriend.
Ankur: It’s a gamble. Both ways it’s a gamble. That’s like life in general and I always think that more than 50 percent of marriages end up nowhere, even though most of them are after long term dating. So it’s a gamble either way.

How long was your engagement?
Sandhya: We got married after a month and a half.

Once you were engaged you could hang out more right? You guys spent some time together?
Ankur: We could not. We did not because I was back in the U.S. and she was in India. I coordinated my vacation such that I went to India like a week before my marriage and stayed there for like five to 10 days after.
Sandhya: Indian weddings are like 10 days and it’s not about the bride and the groom. They are just supposed to be ganged up and get to some place where everyone can see them.
Ankur: I enjoyed it.

How many people are at the largest event of the wedding?
Sandhya: A thousand.
Ankur: Yeah I would say between 500 to 1,000. We knew maybe 50 or 100 of them, our close friends and immediate relatives. Everyone wants to take a picture with you and then you have to keep smiling for like several hours. Big smiles.
Sandhya: Your face starts shaking because you have to keep smiling.

Which day of the 10 day party did you really get to spend the night together?
Sandhya: Oh this happens after the wedding. After the reception.
Ankur: Yeah. When the party is over.
Sandhya: That was the most weird. Because, I don’t even really know him, but obviously it’s like a bit uncomfortable and embarrassing because you are with them all by yourself in the room.
Ankur: I was pretty relaxed because after a long feasting and party then you enjoy the process but then you want it to be over with after a certain time and that’s really the first time. It’s like oh finally!
Sandhya: The girl goes with the guy to his place. So now his house is my house.
Ankur: I think it went fine. It’s also about exploring the other person’s excitement of it. Who she is, what she is like. Talking about each other, talking about your stories from the past. So it is also kinda of the excitement of knowing the other person.
Sandhya: It is all butterflies in your stomach. It’s like “OH MYGOD! WHAT AM I DOING!?”

Does it feel like it’s too fast because you guys hadn’t spent that much time together?
Sandhya: I don’t know. If you think about it then there are all these crazy thoughts that come, and you have to stop thinking and go with the way you feel. Then it’s not that complicated anymore. I think we make it complicated when we over think things. So I just stopped using my brain and started using my heart.
Ankur: Yeah, it wasn’t complicated to me at all.

How has your sex life changed since you’ve been married?
Sandhya: I think it just keeps getting better.
Ankur: That’s the fun of being in an arranged marriage because you are getting to know the person as if you dated for the first two years.
Sandhya: And then the best part is that you can make your mistakes as well and you know that the other person is not going anywhere.
Ankur: Yeah that’s the best part of arranged marriages. There’s no fear. It’s not like dating. You’re not constantly judging the other person: Is he the right one? Is he not the right one? Is he faithful, not faithful? Will he go away if I say this, if I say that? Here that part is gone.
Sandhya: It’s about making this relationship perfect. Obviously we both are imperfect and we have our own flaws, but as a partner, how can I bring out the best in him and how can he do the same and how can we support each other?

What’s been your biggest fight since you got married?
Sandhya: We fight over the silliest things possible and then after we’ve screamed we think that it was so silly.
Ankur: And then we laugh about it.

Has anything surprised you about marriage?
Sandhya: I guess I thought it would be more difficult, but it’s not. Like I expected it to be like reallydifficult. Back home the girl has to keep quiet and let her husband dictate everything. That’s what they teach the girls — to be submissive — and I am not like that. But it’s been fun! We have an equal partnership.

Are there things you wish you would have had an opportunity to hash out before you got married?
Sandhya: I don’t think so.
Ankur: I think the big things we’re similar about.
Sandhya: It’s weird we’re on the same page about these big decisions without even discussing them.
Ankur: Yeah that was just very fortunate.
Sandhya: It’s folklore back home when you get married you walk around fire seven times, seven rotations, and it’s said you’re going to be married for seven lifetimes. So probably I have known him from my previous life or something.
Ankur: She thinks this is our seventh.

Oh because its been so smooth! What are you guys most looking forward to in your marriage?
Sandhya: Just having fun every day. That’s about it. I don’t think we have a certain image we have set our lives to.
Ankur: All we want to do currently at this state of life is have fun, and travel around before we have kids as much as possible. We would love to travel, advance our careers, support each other, and still discover each other every day.

Do you have any advice?
Ankur: I think marriage is a partnership — an equal partnership. And there is no one perfect out there for you, because no one is perfect. If you think, “This is not working out and I will find someone else because they will be better and more perfect,” that’s not likely, especially if you are just fighting over small issues because that is everyone.
Sandhya: First of all, we have to stop judging others. Marriage is for keeps. This is forever. It’s not like buying a dress, not like if it doesn’t fit I’ll throw this and get a new one. It’s not going to be like that. It’s loving an imperfect person perfectly. To keep it together you have to grow with the other person, make mistakes, because I am going to make mistakes; he is going to forgive me, and he’s going to make mistakes and I will have to forgive him. That’s how it’s going to work.
Ankur: The compromises in marriage, they become effortless because… they don’t feel compromised.
Sandhya: Because you don’t have to think about it.
Ankur: You’re growing as a person with them, rather than compromising yourself.
Sandhya: We will be more mature with each day and we will be awiser person with each day, but that’s going to happen with age. You cannot mature yourself in a day.

 

 

Do you and your spouse want to tell your story? Or do you know a great couple who should tell theirs? 

 

 

Really Like to Have an Arranged Marriage

Benefits of Being Single during the Holiday Season

Benefits of Being Single during the Holiday Season
Benefits of Being Single during the Holiday Season

The holiday season is approaching fast and you are still single and perhaps desperate. Did you know that there are a few wonderful benefits of being single during the holiday season? This year, embrace your independence and stop moping about not having a partner. Sure, you cannot snuggle with your significant other while it is cold or snowing outside and you cannot go out on a romantic date. However, there are many other interesting things you can do when being single during the holidays.

Ways to Stay Fit This Christmas

Ways to Stay Fit This Christmas
Ways to Stay Fit This Christmas

Christmas time is notorious for fattening habits. We eat too much of the wrong stuff and stop moving. Exercise plans disintegrate as the weather gets cold, and salads are replaced by comfort food. You don’t have to give up all the Christmas parties and tasty treats to stay fit, but it will take some work and sacrifice. Use these ten ideas to stay fit this Christmas while still enjoying the holiday season.

Wonderful Birthday Party for Your Toddler

Wonderful Birthday Party for Your Toddler
Wonderful Birthday Party for Your Toddler

Birthday is the most favorite and desirable event for all people. We look forward to this great event that is usually celebrated with our family and friends. When it comes to your toddler’s birthday you become especially concerned. It is necessary to think over every detail and plan everything beforehand in order to have an unforgettable birthday party. Surely, all parents want to arrange a perfect celebration for their kids, but they often make some mistakes that can lead to stress and disappointment. I’d like to say that planning a birthday party for your toddler is not as difficult as you think. Consider the following tips that will certainly help you to throw a wonderful birthday party for your little one.

Help Others and Improve Yourself

Help Others and Improve Yourself
Help Others and Improve Yourself

It’s always great to improve yourself, but it’s even better when you improve yourself and help those around you become better. You shouldn’t be afraid of changes. They can help you reach excellence. Check out the list of seven important things you should do to improve yourself and help people around you.

Decipher Dress Codes and Follow Them Appropriately

Decipher Dress Codes and Follow Them Appropriately
Decipher Dress Codes and Follow Them Appropriately

Deciphering dress-codes is not an easy thing. There is always a difference between phrases: “Look well”, “Dress flashily” or “Appear underdressed”. Happily, nowadays modern society’s attitude to fashion isn’t so strict, so people do not prefer purely smart dress for casual events. But there are some cases when it’s absolutely necessary to follow the dress code. Have a look at the ways on how to decipher dress codes and follow them appropriately.

Celebrate Your Man’s Birthday

Celebrate Your Mans Birthday
Celebrate Your Mans Birthday

Stumped on how to make your partner’s birthday special? You are not alone since my husband’s birthday is less than a week away and I have been thinking about how to make this day special. Each birthday is worth celebrating and if it’s a birthday of the person you love, you will do anything possible to make this day unforgettable. I’ve got a few amazing ideas on how to celebrate your man’s birthday and here they are:

You Are a True Introvert

You Are a True Introvert
You Are a True Introvert

Wondering if you’re an introvert? Let me help you out there. An introvert is a person who’s energized by spending time alone, and there’s actually nothing wrong with being an introvert and it can even be a good thing. One of the worst things about being an introvert is that many people think you are shy and completely unsociable while you are not shy and you can be totally sociable. You just prefer alone time and you’ve happily made your peace with that. Here are a few signs you are a true introvert.



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