6 Tips to Host the Perfect Holiday Party!

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The holiday season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than throwing a festive party. Of course, hosting a holiday party does not have to be stressful. Just follow these 6 tips and your holiday party will be the talk of the neighborhood.

1) Plan your menu

Don’t wait the day of your party to start buying and making your meals. A week before your party, go to the grocery store and buy what you need and start setting up the locations of your food and drinks. Also, do not make meals you’ve never made before. Stick to what you know.

2) Don’t Forget the Little Details

Food placement, music, lighting, decorations, silverware—these are all important (and often overlooked) factors to a good party. Be sure to set the holiday mood by selecting the right music and lighting. Place your food throughout your home so your guests are not cornered into one area. These little details will make your holiday party that much more enjoyable.

3) Decorate Your Party with Things You Already Own

You don’t need to spend money to decorate your home. Bust out the ornaments and Christmas lights and use those to liven up your party.

4) Always have extra ice.

Your freezer’s icemaker will not sustain an entire party. Keep your beverages chilly by buying extra ice bags.

5) You Don’t Need to do Everything Yourself

Ask help from a close friend to help set up, cook, or clean your holiday party. No one is expecting it to be achieved all by yourself. You could even hire your babysitter to wash dishes and help with clean-up.

6) Have fun!

While planning a holiday party is a lot of work, you started it to get your friends and family together. So, why not enjoy it? Mingle with your guests; drink and gorge on your hard-earned meals; and just have fun.

Share with us your holiday party tips! Do you have any suggestions? If you are looking for other fun holiday party tips, visit these websites:

For your dentistry needs before the holiday parties contact our office in Danbury CT!

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Where to Find Great Gifts for Women!

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Searching for gifts can be an exhausting process – you know it, we know it.

If the giftee happens to be a woman, you’re in luck!

We have compiled an online guide to alleviate your search and help you find a creative gift for your sister, daughter, friend, significant other, aunt, coworker, or whoever that lucky woman may be.

Etsy

Etsy is like eBay but craftier. It’s an online marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. The big draw to Etsy is those goods are often crafted by hand, adding a personal touch to every item.

Etsy Top Finds:

Etsy’s goods are constantly changing and new sellers emerge every day, so we’ll let you check it out for yourself. That being said, here are a few categories where the creativity shines:

  • Gadget Cases & Covers Spice up her gadgetry with a case or a cover that is as unique as she is. From pop culture references to artistic designs, the possibilities are endless here.
  • Bags & Purses Give her stylish ways to tote around whatever she needs. A Gucci or Coach pales in comparison to a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind purse.

Groupon

Why give a tangible present when you can create an amazing memory? Groupon frequently features discounted deals for dining, events, and services in your area – up to half off normal prices!

Groupon Top Finds:

Because the Groupon deals depend on where you live, we aren’t able to list any specific ones. However, here are some unique categories to keep your eyes out for:

  • Spa Services, Pedicures, and Manicures
  • Delicious Dinners at Fancy Restaurants
  • Wine or Beer Tasting
  • Activities such Yoga, Go Karts, or Indoor Rock Climbing

Fuego

Fuego brings the passion of art and the love of style into a small store that started in the Pacific Northwest. Its website is packed with chic and fashionable items, you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Fuego Top Finds:

  • Scarves Warm her up with a beautiful scarf that’s crafty and sensible.
  • Fun Socks If the lady on your list likes expressing herself through her feet, Fuego’s nifty socks will let her personality shine through.

The Grommet

The Grommet is all about launching undiscovered, quality products and giving them a platform to reach online consumers.

Top Finds:

  • Sculptural Graphite Pencil These pencils are as much tools as they are art. Every surface can be used to write or draw. And it doesn’t smudge on your hands? Now you’ve got our attention.
  • Mason Jar Sleeve Leather and glass–is there a more wonderful matrimony of materials? This sturdy leather product turns any glass mason jar into an awesome mug!

If there’s anywhere to find the right gift for the lady on your list, it can be found on these websites. What are you waiting for? Get to searching before time runs out!

We’ve compiled an online guide of great gifts for women! Danbury, CT dentist Dr. Gerfen and her dental team wish you best of luck in your gift search!

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Surviving the Season: 7 Steps to Successful Shopping on Black Friday!

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Cha-ching! Statistics show in 2012, the Black Friday long weekend brought in millions of shoppers and $59.1 billion in sales. On November 29, 2013, will you be fighting the crowds to scope out Black Friday’s offerings?

As part of our “Holiday Survival Tips” series, here are a few secrets to capitalize on your Black Friday shopping experience!

Think Before You Shop

1. Make a Shopping List: Before you leave home, have in mind what stores you want to visit and for what items. This doesn’t mean you can’t peruse other products on sale, but it’ll go far in making sure your main items are covered.

2. Is there an Online Deal? Why not skip fighting for parking spots and those long waits in lines? Before joining the crowds, check if your favorite stores have online promotions. There’s even a good chance an online sale would begin at midnight—hours before store-doors even open to the public!

3. Speed It Up: Leave the kids at home on Black Friday and shop with a friend who shares your shopping style. Use team-work to search out shopping list items or hold a spot in super long lines—it’ll all help expedite your day. Tip: Bringing a couple of snacks and beverages from home; it may help keep you energized while on-the-run.

4. Get Out the Scissors: Advertisers stuff the Thanksgiving Day newspaper with coupons for even better sales prices. Many companies also offer online coupons. Read the small print to note any restrictions. Thirty seconds with a pair of scissors could save you more than a couple bucks—how can you complain about that?

5. Be a Savvy Shopper: Just because it’s 70% off does NOT mean you should buy it. Stores often use Black Friday to clear out old electronic stock items (such as phones). Even with a great price, are you ready to commit to something already obsolete? Are there hidden costs—such as expensive replacement cartridges for that super-cheap printer they’re selling?

6. Watch Your Wallet: Huge crowds and frenzied shoppers create the perfect setting for thieves. Keep your wallet/purse close at all times. If you have to carry a wad of cash, don’t keep it all in one location. When paying with debit or credit cards, be aware of shoulder-peepers trying to catch your PIN number. It pays to be paranoid sometimes.

7. How Much Can I Spend? Most of us don’t have an unlimited spending budget. Set a maximum dollar amount you’re willing to part with. Swiping your credit card is easy; paying for it later—not so much. Unpaid credit card bills accrue interest quickly, and your great Black Friday savings could soon be forfeited.

For those who simply must join the whirlwind of Black Friday shoppers, hopefully implementing the above tips will keep a little extra jingle in your pocket and a lasting smile on your face! For your dentistry needs in Danbury make sure to call us before the big holiday parties!

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Surviving the Holidays with Cozy Winter Treats!

At Danbury Dental we do more than work to make your smile shine. We share other good things like these cozy winter treats!

 

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Welcome to Our Holiday Survival Guide!

It’s that time of year again. It’s that time where you plan the epic family gatherings; you strategize the holiday shopping list; you mentally prepare for Aunt Sally’s bizarre stories…it’s that time where all these happenings can either heighten or dampen your holiday spirit—depending how you approach it!

As your Danbury dental family, we want to take care of you. The holiday season is a time to be thankful and enjoy the people who surround you, which is why we are here to help! From now to the end of the year, we are hosting our very own Holiday Survival Guide.

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We will provide you tips and tricks to keep you merry for the upcoming holiday season. From holiday recipes to shopping tips to staying healthy, our goal is to help you make the most of the holiday season—stress free.

What’s in store from your Dental in Danbury?

Throughout these 9 weeks, we will be featuring 9 themes of holiday cheer, including:

  • Favorite and Cozy Food Recipes
  • Surviving the Holidays (Black Friday and family gatherings)
  • Unique Gift Ideas for men and women
  • Holiday Parties
  • Keeping your Smile Bright for the Holidays
  • How to Make a Difference during the Holidays
  • New Year’s Resolutions
  • Favorite Drink Recipes
  • Holiday Preparations

Check back on our blog or visit our Facebook page to stay updated with the latest holiday survival tips.  Happy holidays!

Comment on our blog below and let us know what your plans are for the holiday season.

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