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BLAINE
July 4th at 10pm–National Sports Center.
CHANHASSEN
July 4th at 10pm–Lake Ann Park.
DULUTH
July 4th at 10pm–Bayfront Festival Park.
DELANO
July 4th at 10:30pm–Central Park.
EAGAN
July 4th at 10pm–Central Park.
EDINA
July 4th at dusk–Rosland Park.
EXCELSIOR
July 4th at dusk–Commons Park.
MAPLE GROVE
July 14th at dusk–West Arbor Lake.
MINNEAPOLIS
July 4th at 10pm–Downtown Mpls Riverfront.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aquatennial
July 21st at 10pm–Downtown Mpls Riverfront.

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Featured on TC Jewfolk Podcast

Jodi Rankin our fearless leader here at Fun2Raise actually has TWO marketing businesses, not only Fun2Raise which is turning seven years old soon but Twin City Mitzvahs which has been around for 5 years! Jodi recently sat down with TC Jewfolk and did a podcast on their feature called “Who the Folk?!” Jodi talks about how she got started and why it was important to her to start a business model that gives money back to the local school communities and the Jewish community.

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Grad Party Trends

Thinking about your grad party! We’ve got some fun Party Trends for you, this and much more is featured in our 2018 Grad Guide
• Balloon bouquets in the grad’s high school or college colors set the tone. They also let your guests know where they might find certain things at your event (ie. food, drinks, games, etc). Balloon bouquets, arches, letters, large and small define your space.

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Your Mobile Grad Party

Your guests will marvel at your innovation, smiling because of the unique food options available via food trucks in Minneapolis! Food trucks while not new to the catering scene, are a unique way to add to your grad party. Appealing food trucks have lively designs and great sound systems that immediately add energy to your event.

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Grad Party Ready? Getting Your Home Ready to Mingle

A grad party is often the catalyst for a needed refresh. The good news is that there are many ways to give your home that “newly remodeled” look without the time and expense of a full remodel.
Some of the easiest and least expensive updates involve accessories such as new throw pillows or new rugs. Add pops of vibrant color for a surprise and excitement. Fresh paint or new wallpaper can also have a dramatic effect on your space, and is relatively inexpensive.

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Grad Parties: Over-the-top or not?

Here at Fun2Raise, we get lots of questions on how to throw a grad party and what is too much or too little.  Do I DIY or do I hire my party out?
The simple answer is “It’s your circus and your monkeys” do what you and your grad want.
Is a photobooth over the top…
NO…buy or rent props to customize the pictures for your grad.
Is a DJ over the top…
NO…kids and adults alike love music and love to dance, we say get the party started.

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Getting Ready To Leave The Nest

How to prepare physically (and emotionally) for your kids to move on to the next step after high school.
Think back ten years… you were getting ready to send your child off to second grade. Helping them pick out which backpack they liked best, which colors they wanted their folders to be in, preparing them for yet another exciting new school year. Now here you are, preparing them for a brand-new adventure all together.

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Summer Fun Guide

It’s the sixth annual Summer Fun Guide for the Twin Cities! It’s definitely one of my favorite projects to help work on every year! Our annual guide I think is something families get REALLY excited about receiving! It’s jam packed with camps for kids and family friendly ideas for weekends, day trips and outings. In Minnesota we live for summer.

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Are You Ready for the Big Game?

Minnesotan’s know how to throw a party, and we sure do know how to win a game! Time to think about your menu and also some activities to get your guests interacting and having fun!
We have a FREE DOWNLOADABLE Commercial Bingo Game which includes 8 printable cards!

Creative Menu Ideas:

Try a Juicy Lucy Bar
A twist on Minnesota’s original cheese-stuffed burgers! Get creative with a toppings bar!
• Bacon and a fried egg
• Blue cheese and garlic
• Carmelized onions
• Onion rings

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Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! While its usually easy to find events or things to do for adults around the twin cities, it can be hard to find something fun to do that is family-friendly. That is why we compiled this list of some exciting NYE events that the whole family will enjoy!
Happy New Year!
Pre-New Year’s Eve Party at Edinborough Park
December 29, 5-8pm (countdown at 7pm)
Cost: $11.50/child
Fun for all ages with dancing, access to the Adventure Peak, and more.

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