Mar 29

Easter cards

Category: Holiday

I understand that not everyone celebrates Easter. Those of you who do, how many of you like to send out Easter cards? I never have before but it sounds like a fun tradition to start with a family. Grandparents would love receiving a hand drawn picture of the Easter bunny or even a tiny Easter chick. Older kids may understand the meaning of Easter and could draw religious pictures to mail out. There are lots of possibilities.

I sincerely hope everyone has a safe and fun Easter holiday, if you celebrate it of course. Happy Easter!!

Easter chick

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Feb 13

Be My Valentine

Category: Holiday

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Who has a Valentine already? For the singles, it’s not a given that you have a Valentine automatically. Who will be mine this year? Ah, I think one of my 1 year old kitties might be in the running.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

ewe and me
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Mar 13

First Birthday Souvenir Ideas – Anniversary Gifts – Ideas And Instructions

Category: Birthday

A first birthday is a record in a child’s life. The first birthday gift is an important part of this process of honoring the addition to the private.

Clothing Shows You Care
Clothing can be a fantastic first birthday gift. In order to avoid delivering a gift that is predictable, make sure that you make your fashion gift truly only one of its kind and memorable. Finally, for a truly fantastic first birthday gift, shop at a boutique seller.

Preserve the Memories for Parents
Any parent who has raised a child knows just how fast they grow. A perfect Birthday Gifts is any item that allows the parents to stop time and hold those memories forever. Picture frames, memory books and scrapbooks are ideal choices.

Fun for Baby
Of course, any time you consider what to purchase as a birthday gift, you need to stop and think about what the birthday child will enjoy. For a first birthday gift, the baby is at a stage where they are still developing quite quickly. For example, pick a classic book that can be read to baby.

i loved these books!!
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Most babies receive dozens of toys and personal items on their first birthday. There are several easy options for investing in the baby’s name.

If you’re interested in choosing a gag gift for a friend, relative, or co-worker, then here are some tips to find the perfect 18th birthday gifts:

1. Give a homemade gag gift.

There’s always something special about receiving a homemade gift from someone. Giving this type of gift emphasizes the fact that indeed, “It’s the thought that counts.” And these thoughts will cause the gift-receiver to smile or chuckle! If the gift recipient is nearing retirement, some excellent options include a mini retirement fund (a penny in a baby food jar), or a DIY cane. As with any other type of gag gift, make sure to select the present that you give carefully.

2. Avoid embarrassing or offending the gift recipient.

While this is important when giving a gift, it’s especially true when giving a gag gift. Some people might not respond well to receiving this type of gift. The key is to pick a gift that will cause the gift recipient to smile or chuckle with glee, without turning red with embarrassment.

3. Make the gift personal.

Like when giving any other birthday gifts, this is crucial. Thinking about the gift-recipient will help to make the present extra-special.

4. Choose the right gift wrap.

This is a crucial step when choosing a gag gift. It will hint at that type of gift that you’re giving. You could choose some humorous gift wrap, which will give a clue that you’re going to give a gag gift. Another option would be to wrap the gift using colorful wrapping paper. When choosing a birthday gift, why not choose a gag gift?

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Mar 4

Great Party Invite Ideas For All Parties

Category: Birthday

Thinking of a party, need invitations? Well there is a great deal of choice and some people are lucky enough to have the budget for specially made bespoke party invites. However, if you have a normal or lower budget then this should not mean you expect to receive lower quality. Your celebration is an important occasion and this means that the first impression is very important – and the invitations are generally the first impression that your guests are going to receive. There are places on the web that offer a service where you can enter your details and they will print your invites out – however these are normally very low quality and don’t offer that level of personalisation that a quality hand written invite has. So it is possible to have a quality invitation at a reasonable price.

Perch Party
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There is a huge choice of invitation options and the content within each will vary depending on the occasion. The main types of invites that are sent out are for birthday parties, engagement parties or themed general parties – but some people choose to send out invitations for other occasions like hen parties, stag nights or christenings. When sending out your invitations consider what extra information you are going to require as some occasions will require extra details such as dress code, gift list information, local accommodation information and directions to the location. As well as extra information, you may also want to include an RSVP card that your invited guests can complete and return to you informing their attendance. Make sure you include a reply by date deadline, as most venues and suppliers will have given you a deadline to inform them off the attendance numbers.

Outside the world of general party invites there’s a massive call for kids party invitations. The kid’s birthday is becoming a super organised, very special occasion with parents organising fantastic parties. These are now often themed with the latest kids craze, such as: toy story 3, hello kitty, Disney tangled or The Gruffalo! Therefore the whole party will be themed around this and that includes the initial party invitations but that’s not the end of it. You can now get the whole themed set to cater for your children’s parties, meaning the plates, cups, napkins, invites, decorations, balloons and even in some circumstances – themed party bags to end off the party in style when the kids go home!

So let’s sum things up! The invite is the first experience and impression that a guest will have about your party – it will set the scene and level of expectation so it’s important you choose the right invitations! Make sure you include all the information that is needed along with an RSVP card should you require details of people attending.

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Feb 12

Easy Tips For Getting 1st Birthday Party Supplies

Category: Birthday

Your child is about to turn a year old, and the task lies before you of shopping for 1st birthday party supplies. How can you do get this done without it being a complete nightmare? The whole process of throwing your child’s first birthday party can put you under a lot of pressure, since it is kind of a big deal. Your baby only has a first birthday once, right?
Look, you don’t need to let yourself get a headache over this. It can actually be pretty fun once you start to get into it! The best way to start is by choosing a theme. Think about your child’s favorite toys or cartoons. What makes your baby smile? Choose something that brings your baby happiness, and make that the theme for your party.

Then you will need to make your list of 1st birthday party supplies. This will be when you decide on decorations such as balloons, streamers and signs. You will want to center everything on your theme, even the cups, bowls and plates. You should also try to get invitations that go along with your theme too.
Probably the most important thing is the cake. You can order your cake ahead of time from a specialty store or even your local grocery store. Most of them will be able to cater to your theme, as well as personalize the cake with your child’s name. A lot of parents these days are even getting a separate decorated cupcake for their one year old to dive into rather than giving them a slice of the cake. It’s all up to you and your personal preference.
Birthday Cupcakes
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You are also going to want to think about the setup of your home. How are you going to place your furniture? Do you need to move some things around to make space? Will you need to get some folding chairs?
You should probably get something to lie down on your floor. Little kids (and even adults) tend to have accidents and spills. A little prevention never hurt anyone!

When you are deciding on what decorations you want to buy, don’t get all carried away. It doesn’t take a lot to make your party room look festive. It is not at all necessary to cover every square inch with a streamer or balloon. This only makes the place look gaudy and even a little creepy. Resist the urge to get overexcited.
What kind of activities do you want to have? Babies love music. You can purchase some CDs that are geared towards babies and have little sing-a-longs. Consider playing some games that involve the parents and babies altogether. It’s always more fun when everyone is involved.

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