How to Throw the Easiest New Year’s Eve Party Around

Parties are a lot of work, but they don’t have to be. You can try and throw the easiest party around just for your own sanity. Here are a few simple tips for hosting a wonderful, yet simple NYE party.

Games: Every party need games, so why not try a New Year’s Resolution game. Grab a few index cards and write out a phrases like, “The habit I want to end this year is ―――.” “The good deed I want to accomplish is ―――.” “The person I want to emulate is ―――.” “The skill I want to try is ―――.” Next you read the cards aloud and try to guess which people said what.

Skip the food for snacks: Not every party his to feature a full blown four course meal. Save yourself some stress and buy snacks and finger food instead. Let your guest know a meal will not be served and they’ll eat beforehand.

Get a playlist: music sets the mood for everything, so get a great NYE playlist ready. Here are a few songs to download.
Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra
“Golden Years,” David Bowie
“It Had to Be You,” Harry Connick Jr.
“Mas Que Nada,” Sergio Mendes, featuring the Black Eyed Peas
“Night Time Is the Right Time,” Ray Charles
“Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Rock Steady,” Aretha Franklin
“Save the Last Dance for Me,” Michael Buble
“The Best Is Yet to Come,” Tony Bennett
“Twiggy Twiggy,” Pizzicato 5

Discover the Science of Gingerbread

You might not think about it, but there’s loads of science during the holidays. This December why not get your little ones into the kitchen and explore the educational world of cooking? The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana will be hosting a Science of Gingerbread event from now until the end of the year that is free with the cost of entrance into the museum.  

The fun will feature hands on science/cooking experiments, cookie decorating, gingerbread displays, and a visit from Santa Claus. The event is designed help families celebrate the holidays with educational activities to help bring families together.  Santa will not be on hand every day, so check with the Discovery Cube’s website to find out scheduling details for the next week. Have fun and enjoy your gingerbread cookies.  

Science of Gingerbread –
Now thru January 1, 2017

Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Try Ritter’s Steam Kettle Kitchen in Santa Ana

Finding authentic Southern Food can be hit and miss in Southern California. The area has a host of restaurants that claim to be Southern Style, but not many hit the mark in the way that you’d expect. Luckily, Ritter’s Steam Kettle Kitchen in Santa Ana, boasts some of the best Louisiana style food around.

The home cooking restaurants serves a gumbo and sweet tea that may be the best you’ve ever had. The Bouillabaisse and beignets are two of the favorites locals typically rave about. When you are ready to try a popular spot with a mom and pop feel, stop by Ritter’s Steam Kettle Kitchen on your next night out. Your stomach will thank us. Here is a quick look at the restaurant’s information. Enjoy the food.

Ritter’s  Steam Kettle Kitchen

1421 West MacArthur Boulevard,

Santa Ana, CA

714 850 1380