St. Patty’s Day in Lake Geneva

St. Patrick’s Day Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast or lunch at The Ridge Hotel this St. Patty’s Day! They are offering classics like corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and green beer!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? March 17th from 9am-2pm

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Jamie & Shanna’s St. Patty’s Day Social

Hogs & Kisses will open at 3pm on St. Patty’s Day for all kinds of fun, snacks, and more!

Where? Hogs & Kisses

When? March 17th at 3pm

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St. Patrick’s Day Sampling

Stop by the Hunt Club Steakhouse to try their St. Patty’s Day specials!

Where? Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? March 17th from 5pm-8pm

For more information follow this link!

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Valentine’s Date Night

Looking for something special to do for Valentine’s Day but don’t want to go out? Here are some at home Valentine’s Date Night ideas!

  1. Cook Dinner at Home
  2. Ice Skating
  3. Go Sledding
  4. Recreate Your First Date
  5. Wine or Beer Tasting/Tour
  6. Game Night
  7. Romantic Movie Marathon
  8. Indoor Picnic
  9. Quiet Retreat/Weekend Getaway
  10. Make Homemade S’mores

Whether you’ve been together 2 weeks or 20 years there is an option for everyone! Make your Valentine’s Day special with our date night suggestions!

Valentine’s Day in Lake Geneva

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s dinner location? Lake Geneva has the perfect selection! From dinner with a view to romantic serenades these locations will leave you speechless!

 

The Geneva Inn

When? February 10th – 16th from 5pm-9pm

What makes them special? The view!

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Stefana’s Lakeside Dining

When? February 14th -16th from 5pm-9pm

What makes them special? Live music!

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Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? February 14th – 17th 4pm-9pm

What makes them special? Charming farmhouse location!

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These Valentine’s dinners are the perfect way to show your special someone that you care! Which one will you choose?

New Year’s Resolutions

People write New Year’s resolutions every year. Some may focus on health goals, or habits while others may be career centered. However, all of these goals have one thing in common, they are made with the hope to do better than last year. Although this is a good reason to make resolutions, they usually fall flat within a month or two and people are back to their old ways. Why? Because the goals people set for themselves are generic and unplanned. Here are a few tips to help you plan New Year’s Resolutions that will stick!

  1. Personalize your goals!

Make your goals specific to you. Don’t just say that you want to lose weight or start eating healthy. Specify how you are going to do it and measure it in a way that works with your busy life! This will help keep you committed and honest about it.

  1. Write it down!

This helps make your resolutions a reality. Write them down and put them somewhere that you will see them every day. Reminding yourself of them often makes remembering your new behaviors more of a habit and less of a chore!

  1. Keep track of your progress!

How will you ever know if you achieved your New Year’s resolution if you never kept track of your progress? Whether it is in a journal, an app on your phone, or a chart you keep around the house, keep track of how well you are doing! This will also help keep you motivated by showing you how far you have already come!

 

Now that you have a plan, make your New Year’s resolutions happen!

New Year’s In Lake Geneva

2018 is almost over and New Year’s is just around the corner! How are you celebrating? Lake Geneva has all kinds of fun events going on this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to help you bring in the new year!

 

New Year’s Eve

Bubble’s Tasting

Start your New Year’s celebration off with a sparkling wine tasting! With multiple price points it is the perfect opportunity to spend a day with friends!

Where? Lake Geneva Country Meats

When? December 31st from 11AM-3PM

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New Year’s Eve Dinner

Enjoy a special three course meal with your loved ones and celebrate the New Year together!

Where? Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? December 31st from 5PM-10PM

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Rockin’ NTE at The Ridge

Do an open bar, country-rock music, dinner, champagne, dancing, and late night snacks sound like fun to you? The Rockin’ NTE Party is perfect for you! With party entry that includes overnight options, The Ridge has everything you need to celebrate!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? Starting December 31st at 9PM and going until January 1st at 1AM

For more information follow this link!

 

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Pajama Jam Brunch

Go out to brunch with your loved ones on New Year’s Day to start your new year off right! Bonus, you can even wear your pajamas!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? January 1st from 9AM-2PM

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New Year’s Day PJ Party

Thumbs up is hosting their very own PJ Party with Bloody Marys and domestic bottles!

Where? Thumbs Up

When? January 1st from 11AM-3PM

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These are just a few of the fun ways Lake Geneva is bringing in the new year. How are you going to celebrate?

 

This Holiday Season, Give The Gift of Women’s Weekend

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member? This year, give the gift of Women’s Weekend! It is a wonderful chance for women to enjoy a weekend away with friends. There is a kick off party, great shopping deals, and fun events to attend all weekend! This years theme is “Dancing the Decades Away” and the women will be partying like it’s 1999. Don’t miss out on the perfect present, sign up today!

When: April 26th – 28th

Where: Lake Geneva, WI

Price: $60 (Use the code EARLYBIRD to get $10 OFF!)

What is included:

  • A Gift Bag
  • Savings Passport for Women’s Weekend Shopping, Dining and Pampering
  • Appetizers, drinks and live entertainment at the Kick Off Party
  • Scavenger Hunt throughout Lake Geneva
  • Discounted workshops throughout the weekend

Follow this link to sign up today!

Toys, Then and Now

It is finally December, and for many people that means holiday shopping. Children all over the world are excited to see what gifts they will get this year and what they are expecting changes a little more every year. New technologies, trends, and lifestyle changes have led to the evolution of toys that we see each holiday season. Some toys come and go, but others seem to be a constant throughout the years. Here are the toys that were most popular for each decade since 1910:

1910s: Teddy Bear

1920s: Yo-Yo

1930s: Shirley Temple Doll

1940s: Slinky

1950s: Mr. Potato Head

1960s: G.I. Joe

1970s: Star Wars action figures

1980s: Cabbage Patch Kids

1990s: Beanie Babies and Tickle Me Elmo

2000s: Wii

What was your favorite gift when you were a kid? Were your presents similar to what kids want today? Comment and tell us about your all time favorite gift!

For more information about the popular toys each decade click here!

Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is already over and we are well into the holiday season! Kick off December with these exciting events to boost your holiday cheer!

Lake Geneva Festival of Lights

This Saturday Lake Geneva is lighting the Lake Geneva Christmas Tree! Hot Cocoa and Cookies will be served, but don’t forget to save a cookie because Santa is might just stop by!

Where? Flat Iron Park Lake Geneva, WI

When? Friday, November 30th from 5pm-6pm

For more information click here!

Cookie Walk 2018

First Congregational Lake Geneva can do the baking for you this holiday season! They will have a large selection of homemade cookies to choose from and half of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity!

Where? First Congregational Lake Geneva: 715 Wisconsin St. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

When? Saturday, December 1st from 9am-1pm (or until they run out of cookies!)

For more information click here!

Holiday Ornament Workshop

The Lake Geneva Public Library is hosting a Holiday Ornament Workshop for kids! There will be pre-cut festive shapes for the kids to color with glitter glue, markers, and stickers!

Where? Lake Geneva Public Library

When? Saturday, December 1st from 10am-12pm

Who? Children ages 3 to 11

For more information click here!

Lake Geneva Electric Christmas Parade

This year the annual parade is Whoville themed and the Princesses are visiting Whoville! Join them on Saturday to see which Princesses decided to visit!

Where? Downtown Lake Geneva

When? 5pm-6:30pm

For more information click here!

Get in the holiday spirit this December by starting it with these great holiday events!

Thanksgiving through the Decades

Thanksgiving has come a long way since the 1600s but how did it become what it is today? It wasn’t through drastic changes but subtle traditions that formed over decades to become the Thanksgiving that we know and love.

Here are what the decades gave us:

The 20’s:

  • The NFL starts playing football on Thanksgiving
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City is born

The 30’s:

  • The Detroit Lions began playing home games every Thanksgiving

The 40’s:

  • The National Turkey Federation begins presenting a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President of the United States

The 50’s:

  • The day after Thanksgiving becomes known as Black Friday
  • The Macy’s Day Parade becomes televised
  • NFL games are televised for Thanksgiving day

The 60’s:

  • The Dallas Cowboys began playing home games every Thanksgiving

The 70’s:

  • Stove Top stuffing was invented

The 80’s:

  • NFL Commentator John Madden makes turducken popular during TV broadcast

The 90’s:

  • Cook’s Illustrated makes brining a turkey a trend

The 2000’s:

  • NFL adds 3rd game to Thanksgiving night

The 2010’s:

  • Stores begin closing on Thanksgiving day to promote family time

What are some of your family’s traditions? Do you snap a wishbone with your mom, or have a special thanksgiving dessert? Tell us in the comments!

For more Thanksgiving traditions click here!

Widow’s Weekend

Hunting season starts this week and that means this weekend is widows weekend. While all the husbands are away hunting women often stay home. However, that doesn’t mean the women can’t have some fun of their own!

This weekend is the perfect opportunity for a girls’ weekend! Gather up a few of your closest friends and plan a weekend just for you! Here are some great girls’ weekend activities you can do!

Girls’ Weekend Ideas

  • Spa day
  • Getting your nails done
  • Check what is happening in town
    • Performances
    • Seasonal Events
    • Farmers Markets or Craft Fairs
    • Group activities (ex. clue rooms, wood sign workshops)
  • Wine night
  • Game night
  • Movie night
  • See below for Lake Geneva specific events!

Men aren’t the only ones that get to have fun this weekend. While they are away take the opportunity to treat yourself and your friends!

Here are some fun events happening in Lake Geneva that you can do for your girls’ weekend!

 

Deer Widow’s Wreath Workshop

Where? Tommis Garden Blooms

When? Friday, November 16th, from 6pm-7:30pm

To sign up now or for more information click here!

 

Riedel Glass Wine Tasting

Where? Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

When? Saturday, November 17th, from 4:30pm-5:30pm

To sign up now or for more information click here!

 

Board Painting Party

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? Sunday, November 18th, from 9:30am-11:30am

To sign up now or for more information click here!