Mar 11

Picnic Decorating All-In-One

Decorating for a picnic is pretty easy. However, it depends on who you are inviting to the picnic. Ask yourself who are your guests?  Is it children, friends, family, or a simple dinner for two? The  type of guests you invite basically sets the tone for the picnic.

If you want to decorate your party for individuals of all ages, than try decorations that are fun yet simple. Get rid of the traditional white paper plates. Purchase plates that have bright colors.

A great place to start is the Celebrations online party store. They have party kits that will suit any picnic.

The average price of a picnic kit is about $35.00. Most kits consist of  8-11 dinner plates, 8-9 dessert plates, 8-9 paper cups, 24 piece cutlery set, confetti, one table cover, balloons, and a  cool center piece.

The only item you’re missing is the food.   So if you are not an arts and crafts person than you should check out this all in one picnic decorating kit. Picnic planning will be a bit easier.

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Mar 11

Mayfest Art Competition

Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather along the banks of the Trinity River at Mayfest.


This event takes place every year from May 5th– May 8th in Trinity Park.

Although Mayfest features several shows. The Art & Gift Market Area should be your first stop.

This aspect of Mayfest features over 40 booths of homemade arts and crafts.

It also features a youth art contest for grades pre-k through high school.

Your child can submit no more than two entries to the following categories: Drawing, Painting, Photography, and 3-D Sculpture. The art teachers and volunteers will hang student pieces between 8am and 10am on Friday May, 6.

The winner gets a ribbon and their piece is displayed throughout the reminder of the festival.

This will be a great opportunity for your child to demonstrate their creativity.

For more information on how your child can participate in the Mayfest Art Show, please contact by March 25th.

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Mar 11

Experience Lone Star in Sundance Square

Need a break? Good news! Lincoln Trinity Bluff is just minutes away from the Lone Star in Sundance Square. The 22,000 square foot multiplex unites music, dance, and the heritage of Texas.

Drink Bar

According to the Lone Star, you will have the Texas time of your life! There are six different venues under one roof.

There is the Derrick, a high energy dance club that features VIP private spaces, go-go dancers, and renowned DJs and Producers from all around the country.

The Star Bar is said to be “karaoke on steroids”. You can pick your favorite song to perform or sit back and enjoy other karaoke characters.

The Stage is all about live music. They feature the top local, regional, and national tribute and cover bands of all genres.

The Alamo Bar is an international beer bar that offers over 100 different kinds of beers from around the world. Some of the beers include: Amstel Light- Netherlands, Becks-Germany, and Fosters Oil Can-Australia.

2 Crazy Cats is a one-of-a-kind comedic performance. This venue features dueling piano players that entertain the audience with their unique sense of humor.

Straight Tequila Night specializes in popular and rare tequilas. They also feature a variety of signature drinks and a tequila list.

According to Fort Worth-Citysearch, guests highly recommend the Lone Star in Sundance Square.

For more information about booking for any of the venues listed, call 817-335-5400 or click here.

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Mar 11

St. Patty’s Day at Sundance Square and Delaney’s Irish Pub

Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day at the 8.0 Restaurant & Bar located in Sundance Square. They are hosting this Irish holiday in style. Irish beers, green cocktails, and a live performance by the rock band Radio Kaos will go down, Thursday, March 17th at 7pm.

Green Beer

If you arrive early, don’t worry, happy hour is always going on from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy Brandy Alexander’s made with Remy Martin VSOP for only $6 all night long.

If you are not green enough with all this St. Patty’s excitement, than go to Delaney’s Irish Pub. They are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all week-long. Take pleasure in more green beer, raffle prizes, and a performance byA Hard Night’s Day Beatles Band.

Delaney’s also offers specials all week long; appetizers are 50% off Monday-Thursday from 4pm-6pm and daily drink specials range from $2-$3.  From Thursday-Saturdays only, you can enjoy a 3-course meal which includes: soup or salad, main entrée, dessert, and a complimentary glass of wine for only $18.95.

Delaney’s is within five minutes of 8.0 Restaurant & Bar.  Rather you decide to attend both or just one event, you will have a good time no matter what, so spread the green.

The 8.0 Restaurant & Bar is located at 111 E. Third Street in Forth Worth, TX 76102. For more information or details, visit or call 817-336-0880

Delaney’s is located 2973 W. 7th Ft. Worth, Texas, 76107 for more information or details, visit or call 817-289-2711

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Mar 11

Get Jazzy at Scat Jazz Lounge

The Scat Jazz Lounge is a great place to relax and listen to good music. Located in the Woolworth Building on West Fourth Street in Sundance Square, this popular cabaret/jazz club features local to national touring act musicians.

Scats Jazz Lounge

Scat Jazz Lounge is known for their “old school” décor and traditional sounds of jazz music. According to Downbeat Magazine, Scat Jazz Lounge was named as one of the Best 100 Jazz Clubs in the World.

For tonight only, the legendary Pete Gallio will perform. Gallio has played in several bands across the country and has been on a number of recordings.

Doors open at 5pm and Gallio is schedule to perform at 8pm. This event is absolutely free to attend.

Scat Jazz Lounge is located at 111 W. 4th Street, Suite 11, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.

Hours of operation are from Tuesdays-Fridays, 5pm-2am, and Sundays, 7pm-1am.

Happy hour and drink specials are from 5pm-8pm during the week.

For more information, visit or call 817-870-9100.

Mar 11

An Irish Celebration

The Sundance Square has something for everyone. Located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas, this  multicultural downtown area has a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

On Wednesday, March 16- Thursday, March 17th, the St. Paddy’s Day at the Saucer event will be hosted at the Flying Saucer Restaurant.

The Flying Saucer Restaurant offer’s over 200 beers, hearty lunches, and succulent dinners. If you are looking forward to tuning in with your Irish side, this is the event for you.  The event will take place at The Flying Saucer Beer Emporium!  Plus, if you order Murphy’s Irish Red Beer on Wednesday, you win a 2011 Flying Saucer St. Patrick’s Day collectible glass.

The fun does not stop there, on Thursday, there is no cover charge, so every one gets in free!

The Flying Saucer Restaurant is located:

111 East 4th  Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102

To reserve spot, click here. Reservations are not available for large groups.

For more information call 817-336-7470

Mar 11

Oliver’s Fine Foods comes to Sundance Square

Three Children Standing In Sundance Square- A boy on the left, a girl in the middle and an boy on the end.

Children Standing In Sundance Square

With the reemergence of inner city living and the amount of workers that commute daily to downtown Fort Worth, there is a need for more shops. If you live downtown, you drive at least a mile outside the area just to reach a Target or the Central Grocery. That is not a bad distance, but downtown residents have requested a closer grocer.

Sundance Square is less than a mile from Lincoln Trinity Bluff and is home to a new grocery store site. Yes, Sundance Square is getting a grocery store. Those living in downtown Fort Worth will only need to take a short walk to Oliver’s Fine Foods once it opens in the Sanger Building.

(Star Telegram) Oliver’s Fine Foods will mimic the northeastern delis by offering a butcher counter, fresh seafood, fresh produce, cheese, wine, and beer. It will also carry prepared, canned, and bottled foods. The layout of the store is not set; it will cater to the needs of the customers, even cooking their fresh cut meat for them. Are you excited about Oliver’s Fine Foods coming to your neighborhood?

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Mar 11

Annual Spring Tea

tea cupIt’s time again for the Annual Spring Tea at The Dallas Arboretum!

What better way to usher in the change of seasons that with the great folks at the Dallas Arboretum during the annual Spring Tea! Don your lovely Sunday clothes and pick your date to enjoy lovely food, great friends and the wonder of nature all around.

The Spring Tea will run from March 8th through April 30th, Monday through Friday. Get your tickets today!

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