Fireworks Projector

by DIY Maven

Fireworks Projector

The new fireworks projector ($126) from Sega Toys simulates a fireworks display worthy of the 4th of July. Five projection lenses throw the images, which are accompanied by appropriate sound effects. Although, the oohs and aahs

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How to Make Your own Christmas Crackers

by DIY Maven

Mid Victorian

If you haven't tugged on a Christmas Cracker you haven't lived. The silly joke, the equally silly hat, the Cracker-Jack-Style prize, they're great! And they're not just for Christmas anymore*. You can make them for parties of any variety, but I think crackers on New Years Eve with wishes/predictions for the new year would be a great fun. The tiny prizes could even be a bit more 'adult' for your adult party guests. 

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Curbly Recession Busters: Throwing a Popcorn Tasting Party

by DIY Maven

Curbly Recession Busters: Throwing a Popcorn Tasting Party

Last night we had a popcorn tasting. This came about because I was sampling recipes for take-alongs, which are in full bloom these days. As I was shaking my pot and minding the popper, I thought, what a cool idea for a party! Why? Well, popcorn is super cheap. I bought a 4 pound bag of kernels for about 3 bucks. Five pounds of un-popped popcorn makes....well, have you every seen the movie Real Genius? Okay, not that much, but still.

Anyhoo...

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Download Zombie Sounds and More

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 10/30/08
 

 

 

 Don't forget to download some horrifying Zombie Sounds and more to your fright night Halloween party.  This is a great way to get the anxiety heightened before the party even starts. 

 

Try these for some blood curdling chills:

http://www.thebluesmokeband.com/halloween.sound.effects.php

http://www.prankcallsunlimited.com/freescarysounds.htm

http://free-loops.com/halloween-sound-effects.php

The Zombie groan on this is so scary I'm...

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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

by Chris Gardner

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

  • Plastic spider rings
  • Gummy worms
  • Novelty eyeballs
  • A few drops of...

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DIY: Fabric Party Garland.

by Chris Gardner

created on: 09/01/08

Everyone loves the festive touch of hanging stuff from the ceiling. But the premade, disposable options are, well, disposable, and well, ugly. Handmade paper garlands are a much better option, but if you're making the effort, why not go all out and create a fabric option, which can be used again and again with no tearing, ripping, or crinking...well, maybe a little crinkling, but nothing a hot iron and a few seconds can't fix. And what a great...

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Red Balloon Lamp

by DIY Maven

Red Balloon Lamp

Made of white polypropylene, this balloon glows red thanks to a red LED bulb and two lithium-coin batteries. Perfect for nighttime parties on the patio. Although, when I look at it, I can't help singing the opening lines of Roxanne. From Design Boom, the lamp will set you back $30, which includes shipping.

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How to make a Watermelon Tap

by DIY Maven

How to make a Watermelon Tap

Summer feels like a long way off, which makes this watermelon tap even more appealing! You probably have most of the supplies you’ll need to make one on hand, with the exception of a few things more familiar to plumbers rather than Martha-wanna-be’s. But I digress.

What you need:

  • 10-pound seedless watermelon
  • Sharp knife
  • Big spoon
  • Big bowl
  • Drill with a 1/2-inch drill bit
  • 3/4-inch ball-valve faucet with a handle that's easy to turn with one hand
  • ...

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Make Skittles Vodka.

by Chris Gardner

I haven't eaten Skittles since the time I did so while spinning around in a barber chair for 30 minutes, after which they came back for a visit... I believe I was eight.

 

 I'm pretty sure I won't get over my fear for this recipe either, but you should totally give it a try...

 

 
Of course, you'll drink responsibly.  

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