The Ultimate Party Decorating Quiz

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The Ultimate Party Decorating Quiz
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These summer party decorating themes will prepare you for daylight saving time. Test your knowledge of summer party decorating themes by taking this quiz.
To add some scent to your evening party, what should you plant in your summer garden?
night-blooming jasmine
When the sun goes down, night-blooming jasmine releases its fragrance.
orange trees
lemon grass

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_________ are great finger foods for summer garden parties.
Kabobs
Your guests will love to sample your ribs and kabobs. Both are finger foods and easy to eat while standing and mingling with friends.
Pastas
Salads

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Before making a puppy party appearance, puppies should have current:
inoculations
Puppies should be current on their shots before coming out to play.
tags
fashionable collars

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To get that beach feeling, instead of conventional tablecloths use __________________ to decorate the tables .
terrycloth towels
Brightly colored terrycloth towels can be used instead of tablecloths. Polka dots and bold stripes can create a beach ambience.
brown paper
newsprint

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When hosting a summer puppy party, make sure to have plenty of what cool beverage?
beer
water
Not just your guests, but puppies also need to hydrate, especially in the summer. Keep several bowls filled with cool water available for the puppies.
soft drinks

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What is the least desired job at a puppy party?
puppy cleanup
It's a dirty job, but someone will have to clean up after the puppies. Have some gloves on hand for puppy detail.
dishwasher
cook

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If your host has disposable cameras on the tables, does that mean guests get to take some home?
If you have finished all the film, you can take the camera home.
Guests are encouraged to take party photos and leave the cameras for the host.
Disposable cameras found at parties are usually for picture taking during the party and then left for the host. Guests are encouraged to be the photographers at the party.
You may take unused cameras home.

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At a Polynesian-themed party, what kind of skirt may the buffet table wear?
raffia skirt
A creative way to decorate for a Polynesian-themed party is with grass skirts. Raffia and grass skirts have different names but are the same thing.
beach sarong
Scottish kilt

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For a Christmas-in-July-themed summer party, what will add Christmas ambiance?
winter accessories
Christmas carols
Christmas music is a must for this summer party.
show tunes

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Where is the best location to fry a turkey?
indoors
outdoors
Frying a turkey must be done outdoors. Make sure to follow the safety precautions for turkey frying.
covered patio

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What Wild West dish is prepared in a slow cooker?
beans
A slow cooker is also known as a Crock-Pot, and is used to slowly cook foods such as baked beans.
steak
cole slaw

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To accessorize a Wild West party, what fabric is a good choice?
kerchief
Red or blue kerchief fabric has a Western look.
polka dots
tropical print

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If you don't have any water, is it appropriate to have an under-the-sea party?
You should only have a water themed party if you live near water.
You can have any theme you like.
It's your party, so you choose the theme. Even if you don't have a pool or ocean, you can decorate your party place as if you did. Use plenty of shells and sand to accent your party tables.
It would be appropriate but silly.

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A treasure chest is a great idea for an under-the-sea party. What can you do with all the treasures?
The treasures would make great party favors.
Send the treasures home, with guests, as party favors. The host can supply the gifts or ask guests to fill the chest with gag gifts for the other guests.
The treasures are really empty boxes.
The treasures are for the host.

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A great game for a south of the border fiesta is the:
piñata game
Breaking the piñata is a great game for adults and children.
Scrabble game
Monopoly game

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What kind of music will get your guests in the south-of-the-border mood?
mariachi
Mariachi music originated in Mexico and is often played at south-of-the-border restaurants.
opera
jazz

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Which movie is a classic baseball film?
Psycho
Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams is a classic baseball film.
Halloween II

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What traditional baseball stadium snack should you serve at your baseball-theme party?
hot dogs
peanuts
both
Hot dogs and peanuts are traditional baseball stadium snacks.

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At authentic Hawaiian luaus, what dish is roasted in a pit?
lobster
pig
At an authentic Hawaiian luau, a whole pig is roasted in an underground pit.
turkey

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For a Hawaiian-theme party, fresh fruit salad is just the right dish. When should you prepare the fruit salad?
Prepare fruit salad and serve immediately.
Prepare fruit salad several hours before serving.
Fresh fruit salad may test the best when prepared several hours before serving. Preparing ahead gives the fruit flavors time to incorporate.
Prepare fruit salad the day before the party.

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