Acknowledge all meaningful times, not just the big ones we celebrate at parties. ► Lay the groundwork for a new Valentine's Day tradition that focuses on substance over frilly hearts and sugary candy. ► Make a family meal into something special. Invitations. Party favors. Balloons. Why not? ► For St. Patrick's Day, plan a feast for some fun-loving folks. ► Make a habit of having dinner with your family. ► Stop worrying about having an immaculate house. ► Host a backyard barbecue. ► Revive cocktail hour with your neighbors with some truly memorable libations. ► Have some cheap fun with family or friends. Take a hike, watch a movie at home, or treat yourself to a "spa night." ► Drop a few bucks on an experience instead of a thing. ► Plan a picnic. Find a new spot, pack some goodies, and go exploring! ► It's fun to make your house seem welcoming during fall (hello gourds! haybales, I've missed you!). ► DIY an amazing Halloween costume. ► Celebrate A.A. Milne's birthday (January 18th) - go out into a blustery day to explore the 100 Acre Wood, or have a special honey-themed breakfast. ► Does a special child in your life have a birthday to celebrate soon? Here's a list of low-stress party themes that will have all the kiddos laughing with delight.