How to Save on Wedding Catering Services

Written by Ispas Marin

If you're not being able to pay for a wedding catering service to fully cater your event you can save with some low-cost ideas. If presented with flair, evenrepparttar simplest of foods can be special. Don't forget aboutrepparttar 151024 wedding cake andrepparttar 151025 beverages. As a rule of thumb, buffets are cheaper than sit-downs because of less staff needed byrepparttar 151026 catering service.

Here are four ideas that can help save onrepparttar 151027 catering services.

1. Salad Luncheon/Reception Ifrepparttar 151028 wedding is late morning you can provide a wonderful salad luncheon. It's cheaper than a sit-down meal and you can offer a wide selection of salads with salads dressings, fruits and breads.

2. Hors d'oeuvres Reception - Deli/Party Trays Reception This event is best placed between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM or after an evening wedding. Light finger foods should be provided, like fruit and vegetable platters, chips and dips, and crackers. You can also provide more substantial foods like meat and cheese trays, oysters, shrimp cocktails chicken wings and egg rolls.

Funny Halloween Costumes for Couples

Written by Rose Smith

Tired ofrepparttar same old typical Halloween costumes. You knowrepparttar 151023 ones….vampire, witch, or mummy. It also seems that everyone just “has” to wearrepparttar 151024 latest movie craze costume as well, like a Batman Begins costume. Maybe it’s time to come up with a more unique and funny Halloween costume…just to be different.

If you’re somewhat crafty and handy with a sewing machine, many amusing costume ideas can be pretty simple to make. It just takes a bit of ingenuity and creativity. Even so, if you don’t haverepparttar 151025 time or patience to create your own Halloween costume, maybe a friend of yours can help. As a last (or perhaps first?) resort, you can also buy most of these costumes online although it will just cost you a bit more.

So for those wanting something a bit different this year, here are 3 funny Halloween costumes that are easy to make. Perfect for those couples that like to dress up together!

**Plug and Socket**

Materials needed: black cotton material, heavy white iron on interfacing, large square piece of foam (enough to fit around hips), scrap cardboard, gold colored paint, hot glue and gun, black long sleeved shirt, black pants.

1.Forrepparttar 151026 electrical outlet costume, measure from your knees up to your shoulders, then double this length and cut. Forrepparttar 151027 width, measure from shoulder tip to shoulder tip and add an inch. Cut your current length of material torepparttar 151028 proper width.

2.Foldrepparttar 151029 material in half width-wise (ie. if you holdrepparttar 151030 material in front of you it still fallsrepparttar 151031 full length from shoulder to knees). Cut a hole out ofrepparttar 151032 folded end so your head will fit through. Hemrepparttar 151033 opening.

3.Sliprepparttar 151034 material over your head so that it’s inside out. Carefully pinrepparttar 151035 material together 3 to 4 inches below your underarms on each side. Removerepparttar 151036 costume and sew seams fromrepparttar 151037 bottom up to your underarm pins. Hemrepparttar 151038 bottom ofrepparttar 151039 costume.

4.Cut out 2 large socket shapes fromrepparttar 151040 white iron-on interfacing. Carefully cut two rectangles out ofrepparttar 151041 inside of each socket shape (where you “plug” would go). Ironrepparttar 151042 sockets torepparttar 151043 front ofrepparttar 151044 outfit, one aboverepparttar 151045 other.

5.Dress in a black shirt and black pants (or skirt). Sliprepparttar 151046 costume on and you’re done.

6.Forrepparttar 151047 Plug Costume, takerepparttar 151048 white foam and carefully cut a whole throughrepparttar 151049 back third ofrepparttar 151050 foam piece (not inrepparttar 151051 center – you want more foam in front to act asrepparttar 151052 “plug”). Step intorepparttar 151053 foam and slide it up over your hips. You made need to adjustrepparttar 151054 opening to fit. If necessary, make two black straps and attach them with a glue gun torepparttar 151055 inside front and back openings ofrepparttar 151056 foam and sliprepparttar 151057 straps over your shoulders to holdrepparttar 151058 foam in place.

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