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How to Host a Thanksgiving Party

Categories: Tips | Posted: November 20, 2014

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Whether you are hosting for a family of five or fifteen in your cozy home, throwing a Thanksgiving party can be extremely intimidating. No need to quit the idea of entertaining cold turkey. If you follow these four C’s of Thanksgiving, you will be sure to have a warm and welcome home for all to enjoy.

Cleaning – Making sure your entire house is spick and span before your guests arrive can be a challenge, especially if you have little ones running around. Focusing on cleaning your home one room at a time can relieve the overwhelming stress of fall-cleaning. Make it simple, start near your front door and work your way back. Another way to get things done efficiently is to vacuum and dust while your turkey is cooking in the oven!  A watched turkey never cooks!

Creating – Fall decorations and centerpieces for your family table are a great way to set a fun and festive atmosphere.  If you’re no Martha Stewart, don’t worry, holiday decorating is now easier and more affordable than ever with an abundance of DIY crafts all over the internet .

Cooking – From stuffing the perfect turkey to mashing the perfect sweet potatoes, cooking the most delectable Thanksgiving dinner is a tall order and can take hours of preparation. More importantly, it can also be a time for experimenting with new recipes and showing off your inner top chef! Whether you are making a traditional turkey or a veggie tofurkey, be thankful for all that you have on your table to eat.

Caring – The most important thing about Thanksgiving is not whether your house is clean or your turkey is basted to perfection, but rather that your friends and family are around to celebrate with you. Giving thanks together is the ultimate gift, but topping that off with a beautifully decorated table with gourds and gobbles of food is just the cherry on top of your apple pie.

Be thankful for all that you have and all that you are able to give this Thanksgiving. The rest will fall right into place!

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Columbia County is full of fun Halloween activities!

Categories: Local Events | Posted: October 30, 2014

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Halloween is a great time for family fun. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to keep everyone entertained! Whether you’re looking for something spooky, or something country cute, the Augusta region is brimming with Halloween festivities!

House of Terror
North Augusta
Thursday-Sunday, October 2-November 2

Five haunted houses in one location plus the area’s only 3-D haunted house.

7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30-11 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. Cost: $20.

Fast passes available for $25. Concessions available. For information, call (803) 599-7038 or click here

Plantation Blood
Augusta
7:30 p.m.- until last victim.

Interact with fortune tellers and carnies in a 30,000-square-foot house of horror. Concessions, live entertainment, games and prizes available. Cost: $22. For information, call (706) 793-3100 or click here.

New Life Worship Center Community Pumpkin Patch

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The patch is open through October 31st from 9 am to 5 pm. This is a great outing for the entire family. Schools and daycare centers can schedule field trips, so be sure to stop by! For more info, call the church office at (706) 796-7880 or click here.

Ghost Stories and Songs with Mr. Bill, His Guitar Georgia and Ms. Nancy

Augusta

Wednesday, October 29th at 10 am

Join Mr. Bill, His Guitar George and Ms. Nancy for “Ghost Stories and Songs” at the Jeff Maxwell Branch Library. Registration required for groups of six or more. For more information, call (706) 793-2020.

Halloween Bash

Georgia Regents University – Summerville

Friday, October 31st from 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Fun family activities, food; trunk or treat, zombie mile, Halloween costume contest, face painting, pumpkin decorating. Benefits GRU ROTC Ranger Club. Cost: Canned non-perishable or $2. For more information, call (706) 877-4370 or (480) 399-7804.

The Augusta Ghost Trolley Haunted History Tours

Augusta

Every Friday and Saturday night until Saturday, Dec 27th.  7 and 9 pm.

All aboard for ghosts, legends, history and more; spirited and interactive trolley tour of Augusta, from eerie tales of body snatchers and legends of cursed stone pillars, to restless spirits of the past and present; fun and informative tour to thrill and leave you wanting for more. Reservations required. Cost: $20 adults, $15 ages 5-11

For more information, call (706) 432-8883 or click here.

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Augusta, GA, with home pricing ranging from the $130,000’s to Custom.  For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Augusta, visit iveyhomes.com! Drop us a line with feedback or questions. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, too!

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