How to Create Magic at the Dinner Table

How To : Fix poorly set up data in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 507th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to take ba ...more

How To : Calculate probability in an Excel pivot table

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 55th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to calculat ...more

How To : Use macro and advanced filters in Microsoft Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 185th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to to use Advanced Fi ...more

How To : Use static cling to attract pepper like magic

Pour both salt and pepper onto a table, and bet that you can pick up the pepper without touching the salt. This is an easy bet to win, and all you need is a balloon. This can be performed as a magic trick as well. Learn how to manipulate static cling to pick up pepper by watch ...more

How To : Perform a cool disappearing coin magic trick

You may have seen this one a million times, but now it’s your turn to pull the quarter out of somebody else’s ear! Except not, because this video teaches how to create the illusion of a coin vanishing from your hands. This disappearing coin trick is very simple to perform, but ...more

How To : Prepare Kung Pao shrimp

If you like kung pao chicken then you’ll adore kung pao shrimp. You can really add something special to your next dinner by bringing this flavorful Asian inspired dish to the table. Shrimp quick very quickly and are ready when pink. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes ...more

How To : Set a table the proper way

This video teaches us the way to properly set a table. You will require a couple of things for this purpose. These things include a table with a table cloth and napkins. These should be kept at one side of the table. Then take salad forks and dinner forks. Arrange these in the ...more

How To : Set a basic table properly

This video describes how to set a basic table. First we have to set the placement on a table with a napkin. Next keep a dinner fork, salad fork, and sea food fork on the right side of the placement. Next keep a dinner knife, tea spoon, and soup spoon on the left side of the pl ...more

How To : Use the MCONCAT function in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 306th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use MCO ...more

How To : Make beef Wellington just like in San Francisco

A classic San Francisco dish is beef Wellington and in this tutorial, Niall will who you how to make this delightful meal. This hearty dinner is easier to make than you would imagine and will bring an eclectic twist to your family table. Enjoy!

How To : Have top-notch table manners

Impress dinner companions with your flawless manners—it’s as simple as observing a few key rules. You Will Need * A crash course in dining etiquette Step 1. Know the basics As soon as you take your seat at the table, place your napkin in your lap and obey the basic rules: ...more

How To : Use the Enchantment Table in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. For about the past month, the folks at Mojang have been leaking pre-releases of Minecraft 1.9 and they've added many exciting things. Additions to the game include: potions, new mob ...more

How To : Match two lists in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 382nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to match v ...more

How To : Perform the coin lift magic trick

Apply a bit of moisture to your palm and you can magically lift a coin off a table. It's a great trick for any bar bet. Try out the "coin lift" magic trick and challenge your friends. Fun Party Tricks provides tons of great howto videos for cool party tricks. These videos are ...more

How To : Perform a ghostly straw magic trick

Do you believe in ghosts? Well you will after this magic trick. Learn how to wow the crowd with this ghoulish trick. You will need a straw and a smooth table surface. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have friends and ...more

How To : Perform David Blaine's card magic trick

Learn how to perform David Blaine's card trick in this instructional video by a fellow magician who figured out this magic trick and breaks it down step by step. In this trick, a chosen card seems to switch places with the one on the table. All it takes is a duplicate card, an ...more

How To : Make a cup float

If you are into levitating things then here is the trick for you. Learn how to levitate a cup off of a table. Add this trick to the other levitation tricks and create an arsenal of wicked sweet magic tricks.

How To : Create a dynamic data validation list in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 549th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a dynamic data validatio ...more

How To : Learn kitchen vocabulary in Arabic

Learn Arabic words using the Learn Arabic with Pictures series from ArabicPod101.com. Beautiful images clearly show Arabic vocabulary divided into units by topic. Each word is introduced in English and Arabic. It's a great way to study new vocabulary words that will build up y ...more

How To : Set a place setting for a casual dinner

Lifestyle expert Hal Owen teaches us the correct way to set a table place setting. 1. Place the "charger" plate in the middle of the place setting. This is the plate on which you will place all of the other plates. 2. Place your "dinner plate" in the middle of the "charger". 3 ...more

How To : Perform the Go Go Quarter magic trick

Performing magic with simple, everyday objects is cool! And Ryan Oakes is going to show you how to perform an amazing little trick with a quarter. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around wheneve ...more

How To : Perform a balancing egg magic trick

Let magician Ryan Oakes show you how to make an egg magically balance on its end! This easy trick will amaze your family and friends! You will need an egg, salt and a handkerchief. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have ...more

How To : Make an elegant napkin fold

Having a dinner party or just want to impress a date? Use this video to show your good manners and find out how to properly set the table and fold a paper napkin.

How To : Set up a formal dinner place setting

Ever wonder which side of the plate to put a fork? This video will show you piece-by-piece how to create a formal place setting for two different meal sizes. This is useful if you are hosting a fancy dinner, or are just having friends over for a nice meal. Some people even enj ...more

How To : Do a moving olive and coaster bar trick

Move an olive from one coaster to the other, without touching either the olive or the coaster, without skewering the olive, or letting it touch the table. To perform this bar trick, you will need a wine glass. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to perform a moving o ...more

How To : Fold napkins into silverware pouches

Embrace your inner Martha Stewart - and impress friends with your stylish panache at your next dinner party - by folding your napkins into a silverware pouch. Not only is it an easy and beautiful way to present your silverware, but it is also a nice way to avoid having to plac ...more

How To : Do the "Three Aces" card trick

This is a video tutorial in the Magic & Parlor Tricks category where you are going to learn how to do the "Three Aces" card trick. For this trick you need a deck of cards and you shuffle it nicely. Then you flip the deck and reveal the center part of the card and say it is the ...more

How To : Make reversible placemats

Placemats are an important piece when it comes to setting the table. Not only can it add a certain sense of style to the table, but it can help keep your table top nice and clean! Usually placemats have only one particluar side where it is going to be used the most. In this vi ...more

How To : Extract the top five records from a table in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 273rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to extract the top (i.e ...more

How To : Make your table over for the holidays

This video helps the holiday table settings add a fun and colorful theme to each holiday. Using white plates and table cloths, along with clear glass settings, will help to bring out the colors and details of the decorative additions to the table. Having scented candles or oth ...more

How To : Make refried beans

Re-fried beans is a good recipe to put on tacos it's a great inexpedience to put in Mexican dinner dish. You could have enchiladas with beans in them. . First you will need two sixteen ounce cans of refried beans, one table spoon of oil, I chopped medium onion, green chillies ...more

How To : Prepare a taco bar with Rachael Ray

For casual entertaining, Rachael Ray suggests a taco bar. Watch as she shows you how easy it is to cook for a large or small group. This cooking how-to video is part of 30 Minute Meals show hosted by Rachael Ray. Would you believe you can make impressive and delectable meals a ...more

How To : Do the "icebreaker" matchbox bar trick

A bar trick is just the thing to win a few bucks… or a few beers. With this "icebreaker" matchbox trick, you can do just that, until you're too drunk to do it anymore, and start losing beer and money. Anyways, the challenge is to put the bottom matchbox on the top while keepin ...more

News : The 130 MPH Dining Room Table

Just the other day, we featured Perry Watkins' "Wind Up" mini car, plus his extreme lowrider, the "Flatmobile". Both impressive. But somehow I missed Watkins' most delightfully absurd vehicle. "FastFood" is a 130 mph Queen Anne dining room table, complete with the fine silver ...more

How To : Do the Cheek To Cheek Card Trick

Show off your magic skills with a little preparation and an easy trick to execute. You Will Need * Two identical decks of cards * Glue * An audience * Table Step 1: Glue one deck face to face Take one whole deck and glue each card face to face so you have half a deck of doubl ...more

How To : Make a napkin swan (or napkin peacock)

Need a lavish way to present you napkins at your next big dinner feast? May we suggest napkin swans? Folding a mere dinner napkin into a beautiful swan )or peacock) can take you just minutes, and completes and dinner table. The idea behind the fold is to shape it so that one e ...more

How To : Fold a dinner napkin like a candle

Paper napkins add an element of class to any restaurant or dinner party. In this video, learn how to fold your party napkins into a cool candle shape in less than 60 seconds. Your napkins will be so nice that no one will want to unfold them! So, follow this tutorial and set yo ...more

How To : Do magic tricks for beginners

In this video clip series, a magician will reveal the secrets behind the art of coin magic, sharing tips on performing a variety of coin tricks, information on acquiring coins for magic shows and table magic shows, and general introductory information on coin magic for beginne ...more

How To : Fold cloth napkins into silverware holders

In this tutorial, we learn how to fold cloth napkins into silverware holders. First, grab a dinner napkin and take the end to fold it in half. Now, fold it in half again so you have a small square. Now, fold the corner down half way and fold it down again. Then, flip it over a ...more

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