Homemakers Trick or Treat Event Recap

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Elsa, Iron Man and Minions, oh my!

We were charmed, spooked and impressed by over 1,000 children who walked our Homemakers showroom to collect Halloween treats. We loved seeing all your unique costumes! Some of our favorites were:
• Voting ballots
• Three-tiered cake
• Mater tow truck
• Katy Perry shark
• Slice of pizza
• Old lady
• Starbucks barista
• Cupcake
• Captain Wolverine (Wolverine costume, Captain America mask and cape with Bugs Bunny on it)

A few costumed kids even showed up with top-notch jokes, like, “What do you call a cow with no legs?”

Ground beef.

Speaking of Halloween humor, did you know that telling jokes on beggar’s night is unique to the Des Moines area? That’s right. Other cities don’t require a punny quip for sugary handouts. Our Des Moines locale is the only place (that we know of) where both candy-receivers and givers enjoy a little Halloween treat.


Halloween Cocktails & Drinks To Die For

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Why did the ghost go into the bar? …for the Boos.

Okay, okay. Now that you have your go-to Halloween joke, we hope you’re ready for some spooky, at-home booze recipes. Get your home bar decked out with fluffy spider webs and festive home décor because these Halloween cocktails and drinks are scary good.

Fourth of July Party Ideas and Essentials

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Vibrant orange sparks of light. Thundering cracks of sky-high explosions. Red, white and blue melting together. You gaze in awe at the display of patriotic splendor against a dark sky. Surrounded by loved ones with heavy stomachs from a juicy barbecue meal, you take a deep breath and feel your chest tighten with pride. “The Star-Spangled Banner” rings through the air and you think this is the greatest country in the world. And you’re right.

America the beautiful deserves the most magnificent birthday bash of the year. Prepare to feast in the name of freedom with delicious Fourth of July desserts, barbecue and grilling. Get your grand ole’ flag decorations ready to fly high in illustrious glory.

To celebrate our beloved land of the free and home of the brave, here are six Fourth of July party ideas and essentials to make your get-together begin and end with a bang.

Celebrate Dad with Homemakers’ Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Two questions often spring up this time of year.

1. When is Father’s Day?
2. What should I get him?

The first question is easy to answer: the third Sunday in June. This year it is June 21. The second question? Well, sometimes that’s a little tougher. Is there any person more difficult to shop for than dear old Dad?

That’s where we can help! We’ve compiled a list of great gift ideas for all kinds of fathers. Stop in to see us and take a closer look!

Celebrate Mom with Homemakers’ Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day

Show your mom how much you appreciate her with a little help from Homemakers. She might not admit that you’re her favorite child, but you’ll know it after you find the perfect gift for her right here in our showroom.