Mom's Night Out - Experiencing Your First

Wednesday, June 21, 2017



If you want to get out for a night on the town, consider a Broadway show. You work hard, whether you're accomplishing tasks at work, taking the kids to soccer practice, or checking homework assignments. Clearly, you deserve a break. To prepare you for your first night on Broadway, follow these essential tips.

Dress for Comfort and Style


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If you're heading to Broadway, pick out your Sunday best. You don't need to wear a formal ball gown, but fancy attire will make the entire experience more enjoyable. Bring a small purse or clutch so you don't have to keep track of a big bag in a narrow seat, and bring a sweater or shawl in case the theater gets chilly.

While you want to dress well — experts recommend something between cocktail and formal wear on weekend nights — try to select comfortable fabrics and sensible shoes. You might have to walk a few blocks to get to the theater, and you don't want to spend the entire show thinking about your sore feet. Plus, watching the performance in comfort will allow you to pay more attention to the drama on stage than your attire.

Immerse Yourself in the Experience

Think of a night on Broadway as an opportunity to sit back, relax, and allow the performers to whisk you away with the storyline. In most cases, you don't want to eat or drink until intermission because the noise might disturb you, other patrons, or the performers. Additionally, make sure you use the restroom before the show so you don't have to get up before intermission.
Turn off your smartphone, avoid talking to your neighbor, and sit back in your seat so you don't block the view of the person behind you.

Research Great Shows Before You Book Tickets

Don't head off to Broadway without first learning about some of the hottest new shows to hit the Great White Way. Schedules change all the time, and new shows debut every season, so don't miss something that you'd really enjoy in favor of the first title you picked out of the Sunday paper.
Read reviews, ask friends and family members for recommendations, and check out ticket prices before you book. Always buy your tickets online to avoid a sold-out show and to get the best deals.

Hit the Stage Door

Leave time after the show to visit the stage door. You might get to enjoy a meet-and-greet with the actors from the performance, which could include autographs, selfies, and other exciting events. You're most likely to meet the performers if you attend the last show of the evening. If the stage door doesn't get too crowded, consider asking for a photo, and don't forget to thank the performer for your enjoyable evening.
From getting dressed the night of the event to meeting the cast after the show, you're destined for a night to remember. Treat yourself to a night on Broadway to reward yourself for all the motherly tasks you conquer every day.

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Special Birthdays For Your Family This Year

Friday, May 12, 2017

Theres no better time than a birthday to show family members how important they are. Make this year special for all of the loved ones in your home by planning ahead. Weve outlined some fun gift and party ideas that you can incorporate into your familys upcoming birthday celebrations!

Encourage Party Themes

Make an effort to encourage your familys birthday party themes this year. Themes are a great way to increase engagement and have a little fun at a birthday event, but theyre often only half-heartedly followed. In order to ensure that everyone fully participates make sure to create incentives for those who embrace your partys theme. Create a Best Dressed award for the person with the best outfit or costume and inform people of the prize well in advance of the party. Theres nothing better than an entire party fully embracing the genre of your celebration!

Custom Gifts for Children

It has become increasingly easy to purchase customized gifts at affordable prices. If your child likes skateboarding consider getting him a skateboard with his name on the deck. If they like soccer get them cleats with their name embroidered most major brands have this as an available option! If they like dolls consider allowing them to customize their own doll, or get one made to look just like your child! As a kid, theres nothing more fun than getting a gift thats customized specifically for you!

Timepieces

This idea is for the adults or teenagers in your family. The majority of jewelers will be able to offer custom engraving on almost any type of accessory your purchase from them. Watches are timeless and can be personalized through a short message or slogan engraved on the back. This is the perfect way to combine a personal gift with something material that your family member wants.

Custom Book of Letters or Photos

Many online publication companies will now allow you to customize a book of photos or letters. This can also be a great way to incorporate people who are unable to attend the party. If you have family overseas, they could write a heartfelt letter that could be included in a book full of letters from friends and family. This is a great birthday gift idea for families who are spread out across the world.

Plan Ahead

One of the best ways to ensure your loved one feels important is to make sure that everything is well thought out and planned ahead. People can tell when something is disorganized or done last minute make sure you plan guest lists and party themes well in advance so people can commit to the party. Theres nothing better than a well-organized and well attended birthday event!

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