Creating the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Creating the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

We’re just a few weeks away from ringing in the New Year, which means there’s plenty of time to come up with a resolution you can stick to. We here at Haddad Nissan have some helpful tips for creating the perfect New Year’s resolution to make 2018 your year to succeed!

Be Selective

There’s not much of a point in making your New Year’s resolution an unattainable goal. Be selective about your choice. Make sure it’s something you can stick to and, most importantly, just pick one thing. Committing to multiple resolutions, even if they’re small, can become overwhelming and quickly lead to failure.

Common resolutions include breaking a bad habit, starting a new hobby, and becoming a healthier person. No matter what you choose, just make sure you can stick to it.

Plan Ahead

One of the best ways to achieve your resolution is to plan ahead. Since there’s a month before you officially need to start working toward your resolution, there’s no excuse for heading in unprepared.

Take the time to research properly and create a plan for success.

Don’t Quit

Too many people quit the moment they slip up and fail in their New Year’s resolutions. In truth, though, missing one workout doesn’t have to ruin your entire year. Pick yourself up and do your best to commit to achieving your resolution!

Setting the Perfect Table for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving offers a wonderful opportunity for family to gather together each year. But let’s face it—if you’re the host, that opportunity can be pretty stressful, too. If you’re worrying about having the perfect table for Thanksgiving, we can help with these four simple tips from Haddad Nissan.

perfect table for Thanksgiving


When setting the table, remember that the fork goes on the left, and the knife and spoon go on the right. If you’re hosting a lot of guests, you could even consider letting yourself use plastic cutlery for easier cleanup.


If your place setting will have multiple dishes, note that the side plate traditionally goes to the left of the place setting, with the drinks at the right.


If you plan to use elegant cloth napkins, feel free to make them one of the focal points of the table by arranging each on in a unique fold or display on the center of the plate. However, if the plates are what you’re showing off, it’s fine to simply tuck the napkin underneath its edge.

Place Cards

Add one last considerate touch by making DIY place cards for your guests. Not only is it a way to create a little organization in a crazy day, but it’s a personal touch that your guests will appreciate.

Throwing an Adult Halloween Party

Adult Halloween Party

Halloween is usually considered an event for the little ones—trick or treat and most local activities involve the whole family. But sometimes, you just have to throw an adult Halloween party and get in the spirit of the holiday with your friends. Here’s some tips for hosting the best party for festive adults.

Send Invites Early

Even if it’s a chill gathering, you want to send out invitations early so that guests have time to get a costume ready, as well as find someone to watch their kids.

Pick a Theme

Halloween is more fun with a theme. Go for a witch’s cottage with bubbling punch bowls, or a noir murder mystery, or a decrepit haunted house—your imagination is the limit.

Have a Costume Contest

In order to encourage people to come dressed up, you might want to promise some prizes for the best costumes! Have prizes for first, second, and third place, or if the party is big enough, rate by category!

Have Fun Games

Bobbing for apples, a murder mystery game, and even thematic activities like fortune-telling or, if you have trees in your backyard, a haunted trail go a long way.

Halloween-Themed Drinks

Having cocktails? Looking up a few recipes for some drinks that fit the mood can make all the difference.

Throw an adult Halloween party with these tips from us at Haddad Nissan.

Learn the History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick’s Day is the most celebrated Irish holiday with parties and cultural recognition occurring around the globe. The holiday’s history stretches back more than 1,500 years and has been so storied that facts and legend have merged. While the history of St. Patrick’s Day may not be the clearest, the founding certainly is.

Patrick, also known as Maewyn Succat or Patricius, was likely born in Roman-England or Scotland around the year 400 to his father Calpurnius, a Roman-British army officer. He was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. He spent six years in prison before dreaming of God telling him to escape.

He escaped and ventured to France where he joined a monastery. He became a bishop after 12 years of training, after which God told him to return to Ireland. With the Pope’s blessing, he set out to aid the Irish.

Once there, St. Patrick converted many of the Irish to Christianity, including many royal families. Although he was arrested on more than one occasion, he escaped to continue setting up schools and churches as a foundation for the Ireland we know today.

We at Haddad Nissan can’t wait to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day next month!