Planning for Halloween in Madison + WIN Tickets to FREAKFEST!

Halloween Weekend in Madison is coming up! People have been drawn to State Street for Halloween partying since 1979. In 2006 the city of Madison took control of Halloween on State Street and the party officially became known as “Freakfest“. Since then, the annual party has drawn crowds of young adults dressing up in costumes. This year Freakfest is on Saturday, October 27th. The event is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate and has tons of live music on several different stages. MPM has several sets of tickets to Freakfest this year & we want to treat you! More information and how to enter to win below!

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4th of July Fireworks & Other Independence Day Celebrations in the Madison Area | 2018

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Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Most people associate the 4th of July with parades, carnivals, baseball games, family celebrations, and most importantly, fireworks! As we did last year, we’ve rounded up local options for your fireworks fix, as well as other celebrations in the Madison area for 2018’s 4th of July!

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New Year, New You: How to Recover from the Post-Holiday Food Coma

The holidays are over, all of the holiday cookies are all eaten, the champagne is all drank and it’s time to start implementing those New Year’s Resolutions! We’ve put together a list of ways to recover from the post-holiday food coma you may currently be in! Get refreshed and get back on track with these tips!

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Hosting a New Year’s EVE Party in Your Apartment

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! Will you be going out to fun New Year’s Eve parties or will you be staying in? What better way to avoid the cold than to host a New Year’s Eve party in your apartment? We’ve laid out 10 things to consider when hosting a New Year’s Eve party in your apartment.

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Procrastinator | Under $50

Are you finish up some last minute holiday shopping?! Friday is the last day for Amazon Prime Free Two-Day shipping! If you’re not signed up for Amazon Prime, you can do so here, or try a 30-day free trial and cancel before the 30 days if you don’t like it. Continue reading

Winter Cocktails with Avenue Club | Guest Blog Post

avenue club drinksWe are happy to announce the Avenue Club as our guest blogger for this week’s post. The Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar is located at 1128 E. Washington Avenue, just down the street from our Galaxie and Constellation luxury high-rise apartment buildings.

At The Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar we are all about tradition. This winter, the additions to our specialty cocktail menu are no exception. All of our drinks are adaptations of classic American cocktails from the Sidecar to the Manhattan; but with the arrival of the cold season, we wanted our new libations to warm your soul whether by The Avenue Lounge’s firepit or afterward taking in the amazing view from the Galaxie’s Community Patio. Continue reading

4 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving | Guest Blogger – THRIVE Madison

Happy Thanksgiving week! We are excited to have another guest on the blog this week! THRIVE Madison is a local company that provides healthy, cooked meals delivered to your door, in-house personal training, massages, and more. They are sharing an interview with one of their chefs who is giving us 4 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving!
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The Lifelong Debate | When to Put Your Holiday Lights Up

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The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re like some people, you’re already listening to Christmas music and you may already have or want to put your Christmas lights up. So, when is the “right” time to put your lights up? It’s a lifelong debate that may never have a right answer, but we can at least talk about the ” acceptable time” to put your holiday lights up and take them down. Continue reading

DIY Halloween Home Décor + CONTEST

Halloween is just a few days away! We put together a roundup of 10 of our favorite Pinterest DIY Halloween Home Décor ideas for you all, plus we’re giving away $20 to Silver Mine Subs when you send us your DIY Halloween Home Décor. See below for more details.

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What to Do This Weekend in Madison | Labor Day Weekend Happenings

Summer is coming to an end, but we have one more chance at a last hoorah before it’s back to school. This weekend is Labor Day weekend and there are many fun and exciting events going on in the Madison area! We’ve put together a list of what to do, from music to food to exercise.

Friday, September 1st

SUP Yoga – Outdoors on the water at the Wisconsin Union at 7:15 am, $14/class.

Terrace Yoga – Terrace at the Memorial Union at 7 am, $7 per class.

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