Best Catering Options-Even for Teens!

CATERINGThere are very many occasions worth celebrating every fiscal year, even for teens. Talk about the holidays and birthdays, yours and your friend’s, which come and go. There has always been the need to celebrate most of these occasions every year, no matter how much money goes down the drain into planning and execution of events. The biggest expense goes into catering for the parties and celebrations. If you can manage to cut on those costs, then your parties will be a little less heavy on the pockets and a little more enjoyable for you as well.

Everybody agrees that the catering business is here to stay and that the price dictated by them is non-negotiable. However, it is possible to get your way round it. For instance, start looking for wholesale catering supplies well before the day of the party. Start by looking around your home and span out as far as you can go. The more urban the location of the store, the more expensive your supplies are going to be. The reason why you should go wholesale instead of retail is because first of all, there are going to be more than just 3 people at the party. You will require many more plates and cups than just the number coming in for the celebration. Secondly, wholesale buying cuts off quite a bit of the expense as well because suppliers tend to give more discount when their products are bought off in bulk than in single pieces. For these reasons, I think wholesale catering is the right direction to look in instead of retail. The cost savings will be tremendous.

If you fail to find a nearby wholesale caterer who can help you, don’t lose hope. This can happen probably because you are looking around the wrong time of the day or there’s simply no one nearby who can help you with your catering needs. This is not the last resort however, because there’s a new market that opened up not very long ago and anybody can access it. The internet is what comes in handy at this time as well. Search for suppliers online and you may even get better rates than your nearby stores. It is not surprising that online shopping turns out to be a little cheaper than store-to-store shopping because the costs are quite different, but this could play towards being an advantage for you as well in terms of saving cost. A little tip on online shopping; if you can avoid the delivery cost and go pick it up yourself (if the outlet is nearby) then do so because your ultimate aim is to reduce your spending.

Being a party planner is no easy thing, but some people have it just in them to organize parties and celebrations for everyone. If you are one of those people and you are looking for a way to cut on spending for each party you organize (either it’s your business or your friends are chipping in), then looking into wholesale catering is not a bad idea.

And who said teenagers couldn’t be productive??

Almost back to school time.  Why not put how you spent your summer vacation online?

TEEN SITE HELPBring friends and family together into your life in a different and fun way. Why not make your own web site that shows how you spent your summer vacation online for them so see and share?  Add a blog where you can talk with them about it, post pictures, and all sorts of information like what music you just couldn’t get enough of this summer and any adventures you had.

There are a lot of sites, and blogs out there you can make one on for free or at budget pricing that you can find to host your site.  What’s great about these is that even the free ones have built in tools to set up your site to look good in minutes.  They have programs that can upload your pics with pizazz, and make your words just pop out of the screen.  You can even go as far as use programs like the css button creator and give your site an extra touch personalized by none other than you.

Most people you know have access to the internet easily, and even if not, there might be access at your local public library.  It’s a fun way to share yourself and your experiences over the summer.  Could show off those pictures you took of you and your friends at the county fair pie eating contest which are even sweeter if you or one of them took home first place!  Then there was the concert you had been waiting for what seemed like ages to go to and even got a picture of you backstage with the roadies from the tour.  You may not have gotten a pic with the band but you got a picture with the people who hang out with them all the time setting up their equipment.

What about the story idea you had?  A website would be a great idea to pitch your idea and maybe even start a blog book and add to it so that people keep coming back to check up on your story and see how it’s coming along.  A blog is a good idea to journal your summer and decide if you just want to post to it or let other people post along with you as well and talk about their summertime fun.

The possibilities to having a site of your own are endless and a great way to share.  You know, even if the rights are made public you could even post a few clips from songs that really got to you over the summer.  What about holidays, such as the 4th of July barbecue you went to and the cool snapshots you got of the nighttime show of fireworks they had put on in your neighbors backyard?  Those are definite post worthy pics to share.

Sharing your summer over the internet is a great way to not have to tell the same stories and show the same pictures over and over again.  It also makes you look internet suave and on top with the latest trends of online technology when they see you made the site.  Now it’s up to you whether you share how you got such a cool and professional looking site or share that you found a place and way to work it out yourself.

For Teens Looking to Get Into the Electrical Biz…

CAREERS FOR TEENSFor the teens out there who are considering a career in the electrical business let’s take a look at some general knowledge below:

Although teens may or may not experience this, there are certain times when you (or your parents) may have needs arise in your home or business that requires you to engage more than one service provider or method of professional assistance. Whether it’s establishing new cable services and a home phone or purchasing and installing a washer and dryer, you may have to engage different entities, such as Rapid Electric to accomplish the desired result. That is why it is important to understand what you’re dealing with so that you can make the appropriate decision on how to handle it. A lot of people don’t realize that just because you are having plumbing problems doesn’t mean that you only have to involve plumbers. It is possible that a plumbing problem can lead to other issues and require other professionals to become involved to resolve them.

Pipes run throughout different parts of a building. This means that they can sometimes run into other fixtures in the home or business.  There are times when a pipe can intersect with an electrical system of some sort and cause the need to have a professional electrician involved. That’s why working closely with Plumbing Specialists as well as Rapid Electric will ensure that you have professionals with the necessary level of expertise to resolve whatever issues may arise. Complexities that may be hard for the average person to understand can be worked out when you have the proper experts involved. These experts will work together to ensure that they provide exceptional customer service. Once the issue has been identified, it will be handled in the most appropriate way possible.

Having professionals who understand that they may not be able to resolve the issue on their own can provide you, the customer, with a peace of mind that they will take responsibility. Once both professionals can come together, they will inspect the piping as well as the electricity to see the best way to diagnose the problem and provide the best possible solution. The plumber and the electrician will take apart both of their pieces of equipment and consult each other to figure out the next course of action. Each expert can make the determination of how they should proceed and how their work will impact each other. Because the services can overlap with one another each of the professionals will have a certain level of expertise as to a diagnosis and solution to the problem.

Once a decision has been reached by both professionals they can begin putting together their equipment and work on the repairs or the replacement. It is not usual for one portion of the work to be completed before the other portion can be done. With this understanding either professional will wait for the initial repair to be completed before they handle their portion. Both professionals will have the opportunity to inspect the work and confer with one another. After the other professional has had the opportunity to repair their equipment, both of the experts will evaluate and test to ensure the service has been completed to the customer’s ultimate satisfaction.

This is just a bit of info for teens to keep in mind whether you are looking to get into the electrical business yourself, or if you are simply helping your parents find the right electrician for their job.

 

You’re Never Too Young to Think About Finance

AUCTION FINANCE

 

 

As a teen it’s easy not to worry about money. It grows on trees, right? Well, over the summer period you’re probably looking into a part time job, and as you finish up in high school you’ll be looking for college position, and a car, an insurance, and weekends away with friends – and all of this costs money that sometimes parents either don’t have or don’t want to spend. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting some expert assistance on managing your money.

-       Why Now?

Right now, the market is down. What that means is things, like houses, have lost their values and are going pretty cheap. Well, cheap in comparison to what they were a few years ago at least. You can delay thinking about this stuff, but one day you’re going to need it, and those who get a hard start will have a greater advantage over you.

-       What Do They Do?

If we run with the example of a house, you can look into an expert to help you learn more on auction finance.Of course, what teen needs a house, right? But if you think about it as equity, as something you can use to sell later on when the market picks that up, then it’s a fantastic investment for you and your future. An expert will help you figure out the murky details and how to get the most with as little money. And that’s just the start of how they can help. Financial assistants can deal with all manner of areas, and you never know when you might need one.

-       Why Me?

If you’ve got some savings set aside, or if you’ve come into a bit of inheritance, or you’re thinking of taking out a large loan like for college or a car, then you’re the perfect candidate for assistance. You don’t want to get bogged down in the small print and end up regretting it, and losing money. Now is the time to start thinking about this stuff, as the earlier you get started the better prepared you will be. And in the financial world, preparation and getting in the door first are huge reasons for success. So have a think about it, you never know, it could be exactly what you need.

 

“That that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger” – Stronger – Kanye West

TEEN FITNESS

Harder, better, faster, stronger – Daft Punk originally had that part of the lyrics infused into the song Stronger. As a teenager, it’s a motto to live by. Always looking to be one up, at the top or ahead of the pack is basically the way to live by. Some teens prove it by already on a strict workout regimen. They’ve got it in their head that they want to take care of their body and have started with exercise and protein drinks and are leading the pack already. There’s no law that says you can’t pump up your body until you reach 20 and then you can go from there. You can start now. You can be stronger.

Exercise and a good protein program is the way to go to get the best out of building muscle and trimming fat for a more lean physique. It doesn’t mean you have to have guns like Popeye, but you can show off a 6 pack with the best of them and that’s what you’re out to do. Maybe it’s because you’re on the swim team or maybe it’s just because you play shirts and skins on the outdoor basketball court and if you’re picked on skins you want to look like a mean lean fighting machine. You can find out more about the top 5 testosterone boosters of 2014 and see what is keeping people at the top of the pack. Check out muscleexpand.com/best-testosterone-booster and see what measures up to the results you are looking to achieve.

Starting a workout regimen in your teens is getting on the path early and makes it easier for you in as your grow older to stick with a program and reap its benefits as well as you go on. It’s better to start off earlier because you can do so better with ease as your muscles are already starting to take the shape you are trying to fit them into. You have control of your body and development and can go for a lean muscular look or if it suits your tastes better, keep building on your muscles. If you ever watched Jersey Shore on MTV you noticed Mike “Situation” had a trimmer body yet sculpted chest and arms as opposed to Ron who had more “pop” to his muscles. They both took good care of their bodies, just chose different routes to follow to obtain what end shape they were looking for.

Look for what suits your tastes and not what someone else modeled themselves after. It’s your body, and you know you want to work it harder, better, faster, stronger and it’s up to you how you’re going to go about it to achieve the look that you want in the end. Exercise and healthy nutrient supplements that are all natural are a great way to go about trying to achieve the look that you are looking for in the end. It’s all you, go for the look you want and do it with natural products and you’re on your way to reaching your goals.

You’ve got your first summer job, now what do to with the extra cash?

Fast Food Restaurant EmployeeYou’ve finally done it. You have gained some financial freedom by finding a job to take you through the summer. The steady work and the steady pay was a big draw to get you there.   Your first impulse is sure to thrill any farmer by heading to the local farmers market and splurge on a dinner to celebrate your new job. Okay, maybe that’s pushing it, but you know you’ve got some money and you don’t want it to burn a hole in your pocket, so it’s time to think of what you want to do with it.

Do you save it all summer for a big ticket item? Do you take some and put a little of it aside so you’ll have it for a rainy day and use the extras for fun things you can do now? How about do as your parents suggested and put it aside for college, which really seems to suck the fun out of having this first job. Practical, yes; boring, yes. So sit back and take a pause and think about how you want to go about spending this newfound pot of gold.’

How about a little bit of everything. They didn’t teach you economics in school for nothing, you’d like to go with your parents to the bank and open up an account so you can keep track of your money and walk away with a prized debit card. No more carrying cash everywhere for everything, never knowing exactly if you’ve got too much or too little on hand. It makes you feel more adult to have a debit card. Also so much more convenient now especially at the gas pump most definitely.

While you’re at the bank you might want to open a savings account too. That’s to save up for your big ticket item without having it in your face with constant temptation to take it out and spend it. A savings account will keep it out of immediate reach and make you really have to do some serious thinking as to if you need to withdraw from it or not. It’s your money keep some of it safe for a rainy day even, it’s wise to put some of it up and a savings account is the best bet when it comes to stashing away some of your hard earned money.

So now you have cash on hand in the form of a debit card, money in savings and you’re living large. Try to ignore the urges you will get, and yes, you will get them; to spend every red cent you’ve managed to acquire through your job. Having a plan such as above as far as how to take care of your money is a great way to strengthen your will and teach you lessons in responsibility along the way. You work hard, it’s okay to play hard now too. You’ve earned it. Just remember slow and steady wins the race and there’s no big hurry to spend every last penny upon receiving it. Stash and save and allow a little shopping every now and then and you’re good to go.

How to have a party without your parents finding out

So your parents are heading Teenagers Hanging Out In Front Of Television Eating Pizzaout of town and leaving you at home. What do you do? You plan a party. Even though that is probably against the rules, you just wouldn’t be a normal teen without planning a “parents out of town” party.

So the Friday before that weekend invite all your closest friends, and of course tell them not to invite any more people, but they do. You get home from school and act all bummed that your parents are leaving but inside your all excited. Your best friends told you the hottest boy in school is coming over. So you wait till they leave and then start doing your hair and makeup, because you can’t be caught without your hair done. While putting out some few snacks that your parents left for you to nosh on over the weekend the doorbell rings.

As the people start piling in you realize that your friends did not keep the party to themselves and everyone in town is at your house, even people you have never met. What do you do? You decide it will be ok and hang out with your friends. The hot guy arrives and you start talking to him all the while forgetting that there are a ton of people in your house. As the party starts to end you start to notice all the food all over the floor, the cushions from the couch on the floor, and oh no, the carpet is ruined.

So what do you do? You panic first, then you get busy cleaning up. While the food and trash is easy to clean up the stains on the carpet are going to take some time. So you call a respected local professional to help you with your problem areas. While you wait on the professional carpet cleaner to arrive you decide to finish cleaning the house. Once the carpet cleaner arrives you get surprised at the affordable price as quoted by Jason Luco. You don’t have to worry about the cost because your parents left you an emergency fund.

When the carpet cleaner gets done your carpet looks good as new and your parents will never know that you had a wild party in their house while they were gone. Unless, the neighbors saw all the kids going in and out of the house last night. Hopefully, they were out and didn’t see anything.

You just might get away with the party that you threw since there is no damage to the house and you had the carpets cleaned. There is no evidence of the shenanigans that happened the night before. Just as they are pulling into the driveway you realize that you never took the trash to the road so there are bags of trash in the kitchen. This could get very ugly. So you pray that they don’t notice the excess of trash sitting in the kitchen before you can get it to the can outside. When all is said and done you have beaten the odds and not gotten caught. Making this the best weekend ever.

5 Kitchen Gadgets for Independent Teens

There comes a certain point on your journey to adulthood where you just want to be independent. Next to doing your own laundry and getting a part-time job, there is one thing that is an important step in solidifying your independence – cooking. Believe it or not, you just can’t live your life on Ramen noodles and microwave macaroni and cheese bowls. Learning how to cook is a valuable skill for your entire life. Best of all, there are dozens of cool cooking gadgets that make everything from prepping to cooking a meal fool proof. Give these five kitchen gadgets a try and see what kind of delicious food can be cooked up in your kitchen. Making healthy choices is going to be critical as you get older!

1. Double Level Steamer – If there is one gadget you should master and use regularly it’s a steamer. Many colleges do not allow hot plates or other cooking devices but a steamer is one device that is campus approved. With a double level steamer you can easily cook vegetables on one level and meat on the other. Sprinkle these items with some of your favorite seasonings and you have an entire meal ready to go in 30-minutes or less. With the double layer models there is a removable center plate which allows you to cook large portions of items like rice or spaghetti squash on one step.

best pasta maker2. Pasta Maker – You might not make your own pasta from scratch but learning how to use a pasta maker is still a good idea. The flavor of homemade pasta surpasses that of the store bought version. It’s one of the reasons that fine dining authentic italian restaurants put forth the effort to make their own. Pasta makers come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Some stand alone and others attach to stand mixers or blenders. Check out reviews to find the best pasta maker for you.

3. Bread Machine – There is something about homemade bread that makes your mouth water. When it is fresh out of the baker it is moist, sweet and purely delicious. A bread machine is another kitchen gadget that is easy to operate for teens. All you have to do is follow the directions for the recipe you are trying to make. Everything is done in the one machine. Layer the ingredients accordingly, select the right setting and come back to fresh baked bread six to eight hours later.

4. Waffle Iron – Is there anything better than homemade waffles? A waffle iron allows you to quickly make waffles for your friends and family. You can buy a boxed mix that only requires you to add water for an easy alternative to prepping batter from scratch. Waffles are a great item to make in bulk too. You can cook them and freeze them for the week when you are busy. All it takes is 60-seconds in the microwave and they are ready to eat.

5. Multi Use Grill – When it comes to having one kitchen gadget that can do it all you need a multi-use grill. This is similar to a classic George Foreman electric grill but it has interchangeable plates and the top platform has the ability to lay flat. This allows you to cook paninis, grill chicken and beef, make pancakes and more all on one space saving gadget. Plus, with the removal plates, clean up is a breeze.

Fun with Footwear

reviews for work bootsSince teenagers seem to love the look of work boots as the new trend, they will need a place to find them. Luckily there is a perfect place to do so. Soleofaman.com has everything in work boots that you could possibly imagine. They even have an actually easy to navigate site that allows you to target what kind of boots you need.

If you need work boots for actual work, but that you’ll wear to school too, than they have work boots for you. They are organized into sections for the type of job you are doing. Everything is so easy to get to that you don’t have to spend hours online looking for the right pair only to guess at whether or not they would be good for your job as well as being fashionable. You go to the section you need, see a few simple options and pick the one you like best.

This site has you in and out fast and lets you know what shoes are best for what activates. They have all kinds of different shoes for all kinds of activities. They have shoes specific for running, being on your feet a lot, having flat feet, hiking and specific kinds of work boots for specific jobs. It really is the one stop shoe shop and you’re never left wondering if they are right for your task.

Wearing the wrong shoes for the wrong activity can truly wreak havoc on your body. It can cause all different kind of conditions over time, some of which can be debilitating or leave you with chronic pain, all because you picked the cute shoes and not the right cute shoes. No one wants that to happen so don’t let it happen to you. At this age your body is still developing and is sensitive to problems like that and could leave you with bad back or hip problems in the future. It is especially dangerous on still developing bones.

I know that usually kids your age don’t care much about taking care of yourself but in this case, considering the risk to your bone formation, I would make the exception. Besides, it isn’t as if all of the options are orthopedic shoes. They have a great selection of hip young shoes that will look great and be right for the task at hand. Wearing work boots to gym class may look cool but sneakers specially designed for physical activity is less likely to leave you with bone deformities and lifelong pains. So, trust that there is a reason to get the right shoes for everything and now, a place to do it fast and easily too.

For those of you looking for the best work boots for a specific job, or looking for cool looking work boots for school or hanging out with friends than that is definitely the place to go to get them. They also have great reviews for work boots that will help you make your decision the right way instead of just picking any old pair and going with it. Look cool and stay healthy at the same time, besides, a great site and great brands and styles are not exactly a bad thing, so why not go here and get the right shoes while looking awesome.

Get Started Playing the Guitar in 3 Easy Steps

Music is one way that people choose to channel their inner creativity. The best songs in the industry are based on the writer’s feelings about a particular person or situation. Society realizes the importance of music in a person’s life and that is why public schools generally offer or require music programs in k-12 education. The guitar is one instrument that is used in nearly every musical group and is often the first choice for teens looking to pick up a talent and express their creativity. The good news is that it is relatively easy to get started learning how to play the guitar.

guitarStep 1: Research Types of Guitars. There are several different types of guitars – base guitars, electric guitars, acoustic guitars – and for every type there are a variety of styles. Some people believe that you should start at the beginning with an acoustic guitar until you get used to the sound and how to work the strings. Finding your first guitar to start out with will ultimately depend on what your goal is. Do you want to play in your garage with your buddies? Are you looking to cover your favorite country songs? Do you need to jam to Led Zeppelin?

Take some time to look into the different guitars that your favorite musician plays. Each style has it’s own type of music. You can even visit the local guitar store to learn more about your new creative passion and get tips on which would be the best guitar for you.

 

Step 2: Purchase a Guitar. Ok, you have decided on a guitar – now what? Now is time to purchase. The first guitar that most people have is used. You can often find inexpensive guitars for sale through websites like MyFirstAxe.com or in your local classified ads or at a city-wide garage sale. The perk of choosing a used model is that it is already broken in and just waiting to be played. Think of your guitar like a baseball mitt – in order for it to really work, it needs to be broken in.

Alternatively you may want to buy a new guitar. Now, new guitars are going to be substantially more expensive but they are a good investment if you believe you will stick with playing for a long time. Music has a way of getting into your soul and most people who play have a passion that they never let go of.

 

Step 3: Learn to Play. You cannot learn to play the guitar from hours of playing Guitar Hero on your Xbox. However, you can learn to play from video sites like YouTube. The average guitar player is either self-taught or learned from a friend or family member. If you do not have access to any of these options then you could also consider taking lessons with a professional. Lessons can be expensive which is why most people turn to the thousands of tutorials on the internet to start. Once you learn the basics it is easy to teach yourself more elaborate scales.

If you have had any experience reading music in school then it’ll make it easier for you to learn how to play the guitar. Of course, there are many musicians you cannot read music and learn by hearing and associated the notes. If you ever want to write your own music then you will need to learn to read it; this is another skill that you can learn online.