In Morocco, dates are a very ritualistic food during Ramadan, the month during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown. During Ramadan, Muslims ask for forgiveness from past sins and ask for guidance in the future. But once sundown hits, it's time to eat up and rejoice.
Back at the dawn of time, a man's worth was determined by how many dead animals he had mounted to his wall. These days, men still want to be manly but find taxidermy a wee bit creepy.
This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to light the Shabbat candles. The lighting of Shabbat candles not only ushers in the Holy Day, but is also a special time of spiritual contemplation for Judaists. It is the pivotal moment when we cross over from the weekday into the holiness of Shabbat (or Shabbos, the Jewish Sabbath).
If you have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, then Valentine's Day is truly a beautiful, memorable occasion filled with lots of dining, wining, and hearts popping out of your heads like those cheesy cartoons.
The arrival of a baby is always a joyous occasion to celebrate. But rather than purchasing a cheesy mass-produced card and wilting flowers at the hospital gift store, why not make the mommy a card yourself?
Love the decadence and richness of cheesecake? Instead of buying your cheesecake from a store or supermarket, why not try your hand at making a homemade cheesecake that is sure to have bellies applauding. In this video, learn how to make the perfect cheesecake for any occasion.
If you are looking for a half up, half down hairstyle but would like to add a little more personality to it, check out this video. In this tutorial, learn how to make a one of a kind "waterfall" braid for any occasion. This braid surrounds your whole head and looks as though it is simply falling into your hair. It is a very loose, beautiful woven tiara. To top it all off, on the end you will create a braided rose, which adds a nice finishing touch to your style.
Prom and wedding seasons are fast approaching and there will soon be a ton of occasions where you will need to dress up. In this tutorial, learn how to take some normal craft rhinestones from Michaels or any craft store and velcro them into your hair. By using velcro, you will guarantee the stones stay put in your hair for the entire evening. Adding stones to your hair creates an ethereal, starry night hair look that is perfect for any formal event!
Generally we recommend you keep your eye makeup natural when going out to the office or even out for cocktails (easy transition from daytime makeup, and also you could pair it with a red lip).
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fabric gift bag for any occasion. First, you will need to grab any type of fabric with any design that you want the bag to be in. Next, you will fold in the edges of the fabric so it has a hemmed look, then sew them down. After you do this, sew the two sides of the bag together, then sew the bottom. Next, grab a piece of ribbon that you don't want and wrap it around the bag. Top it off with a felt flower and sew a button into the middle of it. Glue thi...
Your mom probably told you not to play with matches, but now that you're a little older it's time to start breaking that rule. Watch this video to learn how to play a fun trick on / mind game with people at a bar or other social occasion using matches.
Just about the only times you'd ever want to look like your throats been slit open is if you're acting or it's Halloween. Whatever the occasion, this video will teach you how to create a really realistic yet easy slashed throat look with makeup and latex.
The human brain is not the most appetizing organ in appearance, but if you or someone you're making a cake for have a craving for delicious candy brains, try baking this brain cake. Through the liberal use of frosting it winds up as a spitting image of a brain, and it's copious raspberry filling makes it delicious and bloody. Bloody brilliant, that is!
Sweet potatoes are served by the ton on Thanksgiving, but these juicy and candied root vegetables are just as enjoyable the rest of the year with the right recipe.
Poison Ivy isn't the only woman who can get away with wearing vines in her hair. Rather than picking up a bunch of poison ivy vines and sticking them in your hair (which would be bad news for all), we recommend crafting the delicate beaded hair vine presented in this tutorial.
If you are looking to celebrate the Day of the Dead in style, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn exactly how to apply makeup to your face so you like like the Sugar Skulls, a Mexican tradition.
This video shows how to tease your hair for any occasion. Make sure that your hair is dry before starting and brush it well. Separate a section of your hair. Hold the section up firmly with one hand and hold a brush gently against the strands. Lightly brush towards the scalp while continuing to hold up the strand firmly with your other hand. Repeat the teasing motion until the strand has the desired volume. Spray Ion and Herbal Essences. Do it again with the other strands of your hair at the ...
This tri-fold card idea can be used to make an assortment of great cards for any occasion. This card design may look a bit difficult but in reality it isn't at all. Once you get your card in the accordion fold you are ready to decorate. This video will demonstrate how to fold your card stock into this awesome fold design and make a tri-fold shutter card for any occasion. This scrapbooking design will awe whomever you share it with, just make sure to decorate it to the tee.
In this video, with hostess Candy, we are taught how to construct a hair bow for any occasion. With a mellow manner, Candy reveals that we need very few materials, just a ribbon and a clip, and, from there, shows us, distinctly and helpfully, each fold necessary to achieve the bow shape. After clipping it together, it's set, and she shows it off in her own hair. Perfect for any occasion, from Christmas to Valentine's Day to Easter, these festive looking holiday bows are indeed very charming, ...
CHOW Video Intern, Lauren Stenmoe, shows the quick and tasty way to make your own fake blood for special occasions, such as Halloween. Don't settle for the pricey, disgusting fake blood! Instead, make your own and avoid the nasty taste and costly price.
We know that Father's Day seems ions away, but spring is approaching swiftly (we see the snow melting outside already) and the occasion will be here sooner than you think! Get ready for Father's Day by folding this simple origami shirt complete with a tie.
Perfect for any outdoor or summer special occasion! You don't have to spend a lot of money on an expensive evening gown--make your own at home! This free pattern video shows you how to take your own measurements, and then turn a few yards of nice fabric into a classy evening gown.
A strapless dress is a smoldering, make-'em-weak-in-the-knees choice for any glamorous occasion. But getting both a beautiful dress and one that fits you to a tee is rather difficult.
This video is a 2 in 1 tutorial on how to make two gorgeous greeting cards for two different occasions.
Halloween is about spooking the living daylights out of your loved ones, so make sure you capture all the horrific and creepy memories of the occasion by putting them in a photo album.
We know we're dead in the middle of winter and you probably have few thoughts about fields of wildflowers and the birds and bees (the literal ones). But what better way to take yourself out of your winter slumber than by thinking about how you'll adorn your house for spring?
Convertible dresses are the best, especially when you like the color and general form of a dress but you'd like to give it new life by enhancing your waist rather than your bust line, for instance.
The holiday season is now in full swing, which means you should be prepared for serving large crowds and dressing your house to the nines for the occasion. While you may think this would cost you a lot of money, it actually doesn't take much to throw a fun party.
Looking to spice up your Halloween decorations for your yard or party and want to try something new or different? Try balloon twisting! Yes, the stuff that clowns do, it's harder than it looks! In this video you will learn how to create your own giant balloon spider using balloon twisting for any spooky occasion!
Love the makeup styles of Kim Kardashian? Then you might like this makeup tutorial, which shows you how to recreate her looks. This Kardashian-inspired smokey eyes look uses minimal product, so you don't need to load up on the cosmetics. It's a simple look, perfect for any occasion. Professional makeup artist Dunja Ghag shows you how in this quick guide.
In the latest Twilight movie, Dakota Fanning plays Jane - a member of the Volturi. In this clip, Sean Conklin a makeup artist from Los Angeles' Make-Up Designory shows you how to get this look at home. This extremely smokey eye is dramatic and works best for a night out or special occasion. Have fun!
Wings work for any occasion. They are the perfect snack for parties, sporting events, summer BBQs and picnics and so much more. These tasty little chicken wings are perfectly fried and perfectly messy. Check out this tutorial and don't forget the napkins!
Puppies and cupcakes are irresistable on their own, so imagine the sweet indulgence and sugar-induced craziness you'll experience once you bake these sinfully delicious pupcakes!
In this tutorial learn how to look extra special for any occasion. You will get a step by step on how to apply makeup in a retro 1950s style.
Check out this tutorial for a step by step on an adorable new summer style. This braid is the perfect mix of whimsical, stylish and bohemian and will work for any occasion.
Need to iron a shirt for an important occasion? Smooth out your ironing technique with this housekeeper's how-to, which demonstrates the proper technique for pressing a men's dress or sport shirt using an electric iron and ironing board. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the process, watch this free video tutorial.
This excellent tutorial shows you exactly what you have to do to crochet your very own crotchet stocking, using your left hand. This extensive video shows you the quickest and easiest way to crocheting your own hat to wear, for special and regular occasions.
Want to look like a Victoria Secret's pin up girl? This video will show you exactly how to achieve this look step by step. Whether you are going out on the town, or have a hot date this look could work for any evening occasion.
Indian Biryani is traditionally eaten at festive occasions. This is not an easy dish to cook, however, this tutorial will show you the whole process in a few easy steps. Check out this video and learn a much easier way of making mutton biryani. Your guests will be very impressed with your ability to cook this complicated Indian dish. Enjoy!
This tutorial video will show you how to make your very own greeting card that not only has a sliding element, but pops up as well. This popup card is great for special occasions, and people are sure to love it. Hurry up and start making this wonderful greeting card!