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Being a dad on Father’s Day can sometimes be rough. According to a consumer survey, over 75% of people feel that moms get more attention than dads on their respective special days. With those figures in mind, it’s time to throw a grand celebration to show your old man just how much you love and appreciate him. To make his party extra fun and meaningful, try incorporating his personality, interests, profession, or favorite hobby into the party’s theme. Here are few Father’s Day party ideas to get you inspired:

All-Star Sports Party

Whether your dad is a weekend warrior or an armchair athlete, a sports-themed party will make him feel like a winner!


Attire

Dad will get a kick out of seeing everyone wearing his favorite team’s uniform or apparel. If finding gear from his favorite team isn’t possible or practical, here’s a simpler option: ask guests to wear the colors of his team. Dressing up in club colors, whether it’s Liverpool FC’s red or the Los Angeles Lakers’ gold and purple, would be an awesome nod to your dad’s fanhood (even if you’re more of a San Antonio Spurs fan).

Décor

Embellish party banners, balloons, and table decoration with the same club colors. Hang pennants and jerseys on the walls, and scatter caps and sports gear around the room. If your dad loves golf, set up a putting mat and encourage his friends to aim for that elusive hole-in-one. Is your dad a sucker for soccer? Borrow or rent a foosball table and stage a Foosball World Cup in his honor!

Dinner

Prepare a dinner fit for champions by serving dad’s signature dishes with tasty stadium-style food. Fill up your Father’s Day menu with spicy chicken wings, hot dogs with toppings, and slices of pizza. Guzzle ice-cold beer in paper cups to wash it all down.
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You can fill a room with stylish furniture, but the place will look unfinished if you leave too many walls bare. An empty wall is full of potential, and decorating such a significant space is a task that can be delightful for some, and daunting for others. Here are some easy wall decorating ideas that add personality and liven any space.

Punch it up with paint

Painting a single wall with a bold color is the easiest way to add excitement and contrast to the room.  This design approach is a great way to accentuate a living space, plus it allows you to experiment with stronger colors that may be overwhelming when used on all available walls.

When picking a color, take your cue from decorative pieces around the room. The orange accent wall pictured below plays off the orange throw pillows on the sofa, and helps complete the look of the space.

If you prefer to keep things more subtle, choose a deeper shade of your existing wall color. This gentle contrast should be enough to break the blandness of a mono-colored room.

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Watching a movie at home with family and friends is a great to unwind after a busy week of work. With summer breezing in, why not make movie night more special by having it al fresco?  Watching a movie outdoors is a memorable way to catch up on Hollywood’s string of summer blockbusters. Here are some ideas to make your outdoor movie party an epic blockbuster:

Set the Stage

Whether you’re setting up an outdoor movie theater in the backyard, driveway, or the rooftop of a building, finding a spot that provides optimum viewing distance and lighting is important. Make sure your audience sits at comfortable distance from the screen, and avoid areas where street lamps or lighted signs can cast a glare on the screen.

Offer your guests a variety of comfortable seating options, such as folding chairs, ottomans, or lawn recliners. You can also lay down some mats, sleeping bags, or blankets for anyone who prefers to watch lying down. If the evening gets chilly, throw out some pillows, cushions, and quilts to keep everyone extra cozy.

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Pastel colors are commonly associated with Easter as they have a lighthearted quality that perfectly reflects the beauty and freshness of spring. This season, give your home a fabulous Easter-inspired look with one of these beauties from Treetopia’s collection of pastel-colored Christmas trees.

1. Pretty in Pink Tree

With its plump profile, soft pink shade, and matching pink lights, Treetopia’s Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree is a fabulous choice for your Easter display. Play up the sweet aspect of this tree by trimming it exclusively with decorated Easter eggs.

Treetopia pink tree with pink lights

Treetopia’s Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree

Start off by selecting plain Easter eggs in pastel colors that work well with pink, such as mint green, pale yellow, and sky blue. If you find preparing homemade Easter eggs too time-consuming, get artificial ones online or at your favorite craft store. Many of these faux eggs have holes at the top for hangers like ribbon, string, or fishing line. Some are even pre-threaded for your convenience.

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St. Patrick’s Day is such a popular holiday that it is celebrated in many parts around the world by Irish and non-Irish alike. The culture of Ireland is so rich with references to good fortune, from shamrocks and the color green to horseshoes and pots of gold, that it’s easy to see why this holiday is so beloved. Invite the luck of the Irish into your home by displaying your trusty Treetopia Christmas tree, wreath, and garland along with other dandy St. Paddy’s Day decorations.

1. Green Tree

When decorating an artificial Christmas tree for St. Patrick’s Day, a lush and verdant green-colored tree is an appropriate choice. After all, green is the color most associated with Ireland.

With the Irish community being such a significant part of New York City’s great history and vast population, Treetopia’s Brooklyn LED Spruce Christmas Tree seems like the natural choice for St. Paddy’s Day décor. With its full-figured silhouette, tapered branch tips, super realistic foliage, and gorgeous green shade, this is one traditional tree you’ll be looking forward to setting up again come Christmas.

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Make this year’s Valentine’s Day more memorable for your special someone by fashioning your colorful Treetopia tree into a lovely Valentine’s Day tree. Here are some of our sweetest tree decorating ideas to get your creativity flowing.

1. Pink Tree

Monochromatic

An all-pink theme is perfect for those who adore this soothing, warm color. Treetopia’s Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree is an ideal choice with its beautiful pale pink hue, which allows your ornaments to be displayed prominently.

The secret to achieving a magical monochromatic look is to select pink-tinted decorations of varying shapes, sizes, and textures to add dimension and balance. Search through your collection of beaded, frosted, pastel, or metallic holiday adornments, and set your blushing ball ornaments free to work their wondrous charm all over again.

Shop the stores or your home for a variety of trimmings that play up the feminine quality of your pink tree. Try embellishing your tree with dainty satin roses for a lovely sheen, or even fresh rose nosegays to add lushness and life.

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Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and everyone is excited to celebrate the biggest sporting event of the year. If you’re planning to throw a football-themed party at home, the first thing you’ll need is a good game plan. Here are some winning football party tips to ensure a fun and successful Super Bowl bash.

Draft Your Guests

The traditional Super Bowl party has become much more than watching the game with other football aficionados. It’s about letting loose and whooping it up with friends over an unending supply of food and drinks. So go ahead and invite your favorite relatives, friends, neighbors, and colleagues even if they’re not keen or familiar with football.

Football players running a play

Wear your favorite team’s colors proudly

Ask your guests to wear clothes in colors that represent the team they’re rooting for. Encourage them to put on face paint and even bring foam fingers to cheer their team on.

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Wood burning fireplaces and space heaters can heat up a house, but the right décor helps create a warm and cozy home. Follow these simple winter home decorating tips and make your interiors more inviting during the dark days of winter.

Accessorize with Warm Colors


Using rich colors in a room creates a soothing perception of warmth. Decorate your sofa and armchairs with pillows in rich colors, such as red and orange, to add interest and evoke feelings of comfort.

Store away cool-colored silver, chrome, and nickel accessories and load up with gold, copper, and bronze décor to instill energy into and to warm up your living spaces.

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It’s 2014 and it’s time to bid adieu to emerald green as color of the year. Pantone has announced its list of the choicest colors for the new year, and designers are hard at work incorporating these decorating color trends to fabulous use. Here are some ways you can apply the year’s most captivating colors in your home.

Radiant Orchid: Delicate and Exotic

Just the name alone conjures up images of romance and a sense of the exotic. A fascinating fusion of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones, this color is complex, yet it is exactly this multifaceted quality that makes radiant orchid so intriguing and attractive. As a reflection of the value that today’s society places on creativity and originality, this shade inspires confidence and encourages imagination.

A color this vibrant is perfect for sprucing up and adding energy to interior spaces. An area rug in radiant orchid instantly livens up a room dominated by neutrals or steel grays, imbuing it with a sassy spirit without overwhelming the surrounding pieces of furniture.

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On a cold winter day, a nice hot and comforting drink really hits the spot. From wholesome hot chocolate to creamy coffee with a kick, these delicious and easy-to-prepare beverages will have you warm and cozy in no time.

1. Vanilla Café au Lait

Dark coffee and heated milk combine to create café au lait, a smooth and mellow pick-me-up enjoyed the world over. This version uses real vanilla beans to add a delicious new dimension of fragrance and flavor to a traditional French favorite.

White cup of frothy coffee on top of a pile of coffee beans

A cup of vanilla cafe au lait is the perfect drink for a cold morning

To prepare, simply combine three cups of whole milk with two tablespoons of sugar and 1 split vanilla bean in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes before removing the vanilla bean. Whisk the milk mixture briskly for a minute then pour over four mugs of strong brewed coffee.

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