Thanksgiving Party Ideas for Adults!

Yep, yep, yep. The big holiday is coming up right around the corner. When I think about Thanksgiving, Sharing comes to mind. We share food, we share good times, we share each others’ shoulder… It’s such a wonderful holiday.

Big and small dinner parties will be happening everywhere around Thanksgiving. For starters to prepare parties, we clean out the dining table, add new table covers, put out special holiday dishes and decors for the room… Definitely add some décor on the outside of the main door to bring in the mood too. A simple bunch of cornucopias or pine cones bound with red silk ribbon would do wonders. The center piece on dinner table and the simple change of doormat are great ideas too.

Depending on your preference, here are some parties for adults you can organize for you and your friends.

thanksgiving-tables

thanksgiving tables: photos from pinterest.com

1. Formal Party

Send out invitations for a formal party. Clearly mention in your invitation that it is a formal party, and there’s a dress code. It’s a nice touch to add fall leaves or confetti into the invitation envelope too.

Try classic music in the background for the party. Make the party simple but elegant. Candle lights are great touch for formal parties or any holiday party too.

Make sure to have vegetarian dishes for your guests. Unique place cards that reflects the season (leaves, pinecones, etc.) and a label on each dish are great to please your guests.

Here are some drinks and foods for a formal party:

Drinks:
White Cranberry Mimosa
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Apple Sangria
Cranberry Orange Sparkler

Foods:
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
Citrus and Herb Turkey Breast

Make sure to clear up space if you plan to have a dance floor and plan out for sitting and standing spaces.

2. Potluck Dinner Party with Costumes

Set up a simple 9 course meal and assign each to the attendants. Don’t forget to ask to bring the label for the dish, so people would know what’s in it.  Ask them to dress up as pilgrims or Indians to get more into the Thanksgiving holiday atmosphere.

Drinks:
Cranberry Margaritas
Apple Pie Punch
Apple pumpkintini

Foods:
Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

thanksgiving drinks

thanksgiving drinks: photos from pinterest.com

3. Game Night

Have a football game night with cold beer, or Present card games with interesting prizes.

Corn gobbling contest, Popcorn tossing (into your partner’s mouth), and Turkey calling contest (to come up with interesting nick names for each person) are also simple but fun games you can play for the night.

Drinks:
Bourbon Maple Apple Cider
pumpkin spice white hot chocolate

Foods:
bacon wrapped asparagus
Pickle Roll Ups

There you have it!

One more thing if you care, please don’t forget to have the lawn or balcony readied for smokers to avoid smoking indoors.

What is your favorite holiday dinner party for adults you’d like to prepare or to go to? Please share!

 

My Favorite TV Show Bones and PinKixx Jewelry

I don’t really watch TV a lot these days, but there are a couple of programs I follow regularly, and tv showBones” on Fox is one of them. I’m so glad to tell PinKixxes that our Spike Earring Hoops will be considered to be used for the show in upcoming episodes!

spike earrings for tv show bones

spike earrings for tv show bones

We’ve been fortunate and able to connect with a lot of TV shows this year. Can’t wait to share with more shows next year too.

What is your favorite TV show you think our PinKixx jewelry will be perfect for? Please share below. :-)

It All Started by Request from Mom… Morse Jewelry!

“Something that would remind her that she is not alone on the mountain” she said.

It started by a request from a mom in Texas whose daughter climbs mountains and sometimes goes overseas for a long period time. I thought about giving her my existing items to recommend. Silver Word Necklace is good. Infinity Bracelet would remind her she was loved anywhere she goes. Somehow, something stopped me. I felt like I’m underminding the Mom’s love. I don’t know the details, but I felt there was something heart-full about her short message and her relationship with her daughter. I wanted to give her something more private, something more personal.

I sat down, started to think. Jewelry for travelers. Jewelry for people who are active. Jewelry for someone courageous who can be lonely at times.

tools and supplies for morse jewelry

tools and supplies for morse jewelry

Moms who want to convey their minds to their loved ones. Guys who want to confess their love to a girl. People who challenge themselves everyday and have to leave their loved ones behind sometimes. I wanted to create something to connect them.

It took a long time because I took a detour (sorry!), but finally here it is. Morse Jewelry.

morse bracelet and necklace

morse bracelet & necklace

I tried different beads and shapes, a bunch of trials and errors passed, and eventually I kept the simple version of my drafts for the first round of Morse Jewelry. It is designed to be worn everyday. I had to be more careful to make it sturdy, so for that, I decided to use our nylon tubes, instead of metal chains, and the finish of the back of each piece is different than other Tube Jewelry in our collections. Familiar geometric cube beads and colorful tubes you can see in our Cube on Tube Collection are used, and I’m putting Morse Jewelry in the same Cube on Tube collection.

Using Morse code, the giver can send their short message to the receiver. Short but powerful and sincere, or fun, or sometimes secretive. Or just the identity of the wearer is also good. Just to remind the wearer who they are, who they are with, what is important to them… I’m excited to see clients’ smiles when they open the box and decode the message.

With different shapes and sizes of beads in the making right now already for the next Morse Jewelry, it has plenty of room to improve and evolve. Again, I’m thrilled for the infinite possibility for my newest creation.

What’s the message you’d like to send in Morse Code to your loved ones? Please share it with us below.

***P.S. Thanks, Michele, for your inquiry and inspiration! Hope you like my gift. :-)

 

 

Sexy and Eatable…Halloween!

OK, so many cats I hear this halloween, so if you haven’t gotten your costume ready yet, think no-cats (unless you’re going to a cat party).

We’ve done nurses, fairytale characters, movie characters, cheerleaders, naughty school girls….. Right, sexy ladies. Not to be a racist, but when I think about halloween costumes for women, it’s either sexy or funny/clever. I’m thinking both together this year.

halloween sexy food costumes

halloween sexy food costumes

Food is always great attraction for either women or men. Who would resist sexy food?

fun halloween-sexy-food-costumes

fun sexy-food-costumes for halloween

Halloween is all about having fun. Let’s be smart and clever, and don’t drink too much. Too little or too much is not good for having fun.

For more fun ideas:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-ferraro/sexy-halloween-costumes-women_b_5858658.html

What are you gonna be this halloween? Please share with us in the comment!

10 Ways to Use Vaseline for Your Beauty

I’ve been hearing about unusual ways to use Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) for so many things. I regularly use it as skin softener or moisturizer, but other than that, apparently I’ve been missing out a lot! Here are some tips to use Vaseline for your beauty:

FACIAL MOISTURIZER: This is probably the most common way a lot of women know and use for their beauty. Because it’s non-comedogenic, petroleum jelly is perfect for locking in moisture without risking breakouts.

EYEBROW TAMER: Control errant hairs and shape brows by brushing on a tiny dab of petroleum jelly using a toothbrush.

LIP BALM: Use it on your lips for  moisturized lips. Also, during winter apply it on your lips before going to bed to wake up to soft, smooth lips.

EYE MAKEUP REMOVER: Just a dab instantly breaks up the toughest mascaras and waterproof liners, while leaving skin around the eyes moisturized.

NATURAL EYE LASHES LENGTHENER: Petroleum Jelly applied to lashes with a clean lash comb or mascara wand will help moisturize your lashes and help them to appear thicker and healthier. The increased moisture may help stimulate the follicles and help those lashes grow. Not to mention, you can use it instead of mascara for more natural look of longer and thicker lashes.

LUMINIZER: Petroleum jelly can be used on its own as makeup to add a little shine to eyelids cheekbones or lips, creating a surprisingly luxe looking sheen for such an affordable formula.

vaseline

vaseline

OVERNIGHT HAND & FOOT SOFTENER: Avoid having to constantly reapply hand lotion throughout the day by slathering your hands and feet in petroleum jelly and wearing socks and gloves to bed. By morning, they’ll be soft and smooth—and will stay that way.

NAIL POLISH HELPER: Before applying polish, trace petroleum jelly over cuticles and the skin around your nails using an eyeliner brush or pointed cotton swab. If you then accidentally paint a little outside the lines you can just wipe off the mistakes after lacquer dries.

PERFUME PROLONGER: Smooth a bit of petroleum jelly on your skin wherever you’re going to apply perfume, and spray as usual. It will help the scent to stick.

BODY SCRUB: Make your own at-home exfoliator by mixing Vaseline with Epsom salt or brown sugar.

For more ways to use Vaseline, please check out these links:

http://www.today.com/style/uses-vaseline-petroleum-jelly-skin-hair-I536697

http://www.diyncrafts.com/1523/fashion/20-unique-and-unusual-uses-for-vaseline

http://www.indianbeautyspot.com/2013/09/vaseline-beauty.html#_

What’s the favorite thing you use Vaseline for? Is there any other way you use Vaseline you’d like to share with us? Please comment!