When you have to make an event planning you have to think about a lot of details in advance. If you want to surprise your best friend or a spouse with an adult birthday party, you have to think first what would be the party theme and after that consider all the details about it. You may choose between a colorful party theme like “black and white party”, “neon party”, “yellow, orange, red, blue, green party” and a party connected to another topic – for instance, “retro party” or “beach party”. Tips to Planning an Adult Birthday Party After making the choice, you have to write down a guest list and think about what party it would be – a party for the close friends or a party “the more the merrier”. When you are ready with the list, you have to send invitations to the guests in which you have to include the party theme. Everyone should be dressed according to the theme. Also, it is an excellent complement if you could find a birthday cake which is connected to the topic of the adult birthday party. The next most important thing about a theme party is choosing the right music. If it is a retro party, then you may ask a friend which is keen on that kind of music, to help you with choosing the songs....Read More
John Key confirms dinner at Donghua Liu’s house Prime Minister John Key has confirmed he attended a private fundraising dinner at controversial rich businessman Donghua Liu’s Auckland house in August 2013. Liu later that month donated $25,000 to Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross’s campaign. Asked about the fundraiser, Key’s office had previously refused to say where it was held. Key said he recalled the dinner was at Liu’s house, but he defended his office’s response, saying the party did not disclose dinner venues. “We are never going to start getting into a process of saying where we had dinner, basically what I ate.” Key said he did not know about the donation at the time, only that Ross was returning it. It has emerged that after the 2014 election Ross paid back the $25,000, saying it was not needed because National had put $24,000 towards his campaign. Key said he knew it was a fundraising dinner but did not involve himself in donations, which were handled by the party. Liu was granted residency by Labour in 2004 and citizenship by National in 2010, in both cases against officials’ advice. Last year Liu, who had earlier given $22,000 to National and had donated to Labour when it was in office, became a political embarrassment. When it was revealed Maurice Williamson contacted police after Liu was arrested on domestic violence charges, Williamson...Read More
Bergen County Academies’ potluck dinner promotes civic awareness HACKENSACK — The Bergen County Academies Junior State of America (JSA) Chapter held a State of the Union watch party and potluck dinner on Jan. 28 to give students and parents a platform to discuss political and social issues in a moderated environment. Bergen County Academies Junior State of America Chapter members and their relatives participated in a State of the Union watch party and potluck dinner on Jan. 28. The event gave participants the opportunity to hold debates and discussions, of a political nature, in a moderated environment. This is the fifth annual State of the Union Watch Party event, according to Bergen County Academies social studies teacher and JSA advisor Scott Demeter, organized by the student body. William Madden, another teacher at Bergen County Academies, also assisted in organizing the event. Demeter contends that the event fosters civic awareness among attendees. “The event is really great,” he said. “It is student-run and it allows students to develop skills in organization, promoting large-scale events, and networking…it’s a great forum for discussions. Not necessarily discussions that are normally held.” The event, which took place on Jan. 28, included 40 participants — among them club members, parents and neighboring chapters. JSA is a non-profit, non-partisan national debate society, according to Demeter. The JSA program today has had more than 500,000 participants...Read More
Christie, Romney to meet for dinner Friday night (CNN)Gov. Chris Christie and Mitt Romney will have dinner Friday night in New York City, just hours after Romney announced he won’t be seeking a third run for president. According to a source familiar with the dinner, their wives may also attend. The two men are friends. “Real friends, not political friends,” as Christie has previously said. The source warned against expecting Romney to endorse anyone in the near future, or perhaps at all, saying the 2012 GOP nominee will be out helping the party, but not necessarily for any one 2016 candidate. Romney is in New York Friday to attend a private lunch event for the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Christie was vetted in 2012 to be Romney’s potential running mate, but it was later made public in the book “Double Down” that concerns came up during the vetting process about Christie’s health and weight, as well as a controversy involving Christie’s time as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey. Romney aides and supporters also came to resent Christie after he teamed up with President Barack Obama a week before the election to survey damage in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy. Critics argued that Christie’s praise of Obama at the time elevated the president just days before voters headed to the polls. Romney...Read More
Julie Christie: Muck raking will draw a backlash Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe. Photo / Mark MitchellPrime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe. Photo / Mark Mitchell It’s hard to believe it’s almost three years since Richie McCawesome and his boys held the fate of John Key’s Government in their hands. Just 34 days before the 2011 general election, there was fear that the French would rob us yet again, and that the wrong World Cup result would mean an anti-government backlash and an election loss for the Nats. The 8-7 victory brought the Nats closer to a return to power that day. It also made the country feel good about itself. But a country that feels proud of itself gives, to quote my late mother, “those who like the sound of their own voices” nothing to talk about. It’s a political reporter’s job to find dirt that may derail the frontrunner. A conspiracy theory is always preferable to a World Cup loss. Note to Nats, make sure the next America’s Cup campaign is nowhere near an election! Such an election-busting conspiracy theory has conveniently reared its head prior to every election since 1996. Again this year the conspiracists, plural (no one thinks that book was the work of one man, do they?), get to savour their moment knowing this close to an...Read More
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