Friday, November 29, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Birthdays. There are few words which conjure up such a differing range of reactions as this one.
When you’re a kid, birthdays are the best thing ever. If it’s yours, you’re likely in line for a shedload of presents. If it’s someone else’s, you’re at the very least getting to go to a cool party, play pass the parcel and stuff your face with free cake and cherryade.
But as you progress through to adulthood and beyond, the whole birthday deal can lose its luster. When it’s your birthday, you might just see it as being another year older. And when it’s someone else’s, it’s just another thing to add to your ‘to do’ list.
As an adult, it’s easy to look at birthdays in a negative light – but whatever your age, birthdays are what you make of them. They give us the opportunity to let our friends and family know how we feel about them. And the more you put into wishing them well on their special day, the more they’re going to feel appreciated and valued.
Think about you and your friends and family, and take a look at the categories below – which kind of well-wisher are you?
Wish and RunJust above the ‘those who don’t bother with birthdays at all’ category, are the Wish-and-Runners, or Drive-By-Wishers. Facebook is a great tool for keeping up with friends, but when it comes to birthdays, it has made us somewhat lazy. Instead of picking up the phone and calling someone to talk to them, or making a note of their birthday in our diaries and posting a card, it’s all too easy to rely on Facebook to do the job for us. The Wish-and-Runner simply logs in, checks their notifications, and after three seconds of typing (‘Happy Birthday lol x’), it’s all done for another year.
Casual Well-WisherThe next step up, the Casual Well-Wisher will remember days in advance about their friend’s birthday, and pick up a card in time to send via post. However, they won’t go out of their way to pick a specific card up. They will often choose the best possible card from the selection at their local supermarket, on a Saturday morning while they’re doing their weekly shop.
An Attentive Well-Wisher usually goes the extra mile. This person will go to a specialist card shop, and be more likely to select a card which befits their recipient. They will also spend more time than a casual buyer writing their in-card message.
Attentive Tech-Savvy Well-WisherThe Tech-Savvy Well-Wisher can be defined as someone who regularly makes use of online card-sellers such as Ebay or Etsy. You could argue that the Tech-Savvy Well-Wisher is habitually less organised than an Attentive or even a Casual Well-Wisher, as they might rely on the online retailer to post out a card at very short notice. However, the level of engagement is often more involved – they may spend more time changing the message or basic design of their card, to cater it more specifically to their recipient.
Full-On Card CrafterThe most committed of all the Well-Wisher categories. The Card-Crafter will anticipate the birthday of a friend of family member weeks in advance, start to think about getting materials together, and put time aside to design and make a card of their own. It goes without saying that if you've got a friend who has made you a hand-crafted card especially, they’re definitely a keeper.
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at 10:36 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
At Lawrenceville, at a birthday party, reportedly, a lady was gunned down and killedwhereas another ladywas injured by gun shots. Atlanta Police is looking for the suspect in the wake of the foresaid.
Both victim women were found in a garage inside a house at
Crystal Lake Drive
in Lawrenceville on the evening of last Sunday – November 10, 2013.
According to the police, incident took place at a birthday party. Police surrounded the inflatable bounce castle in the lawn. Police says that they were hunting for a man aged around 40years who left the crime scene in a Volvo automobile after committing the gunfire, near 17:00 on Sunday. A criminal murder warrant has been acquired for the arrest of suspect. No further information was released about the conditions of the injured.
at 1:10 AM
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) was surprised to receive an early birthday gift for his 65th birthday during his visit to
India. He was
delighted by the children at a slum school in Delhi when they presented a Black Forest Cake
along birthday wish card.
Prince’s actual birthday is on November 14th however pupils at the school presented a home-made Black Forest cake on Thursday, November 7, 2013, when he was on an official visit to
Prince was apparently excited to see the youth, residing in an underprivileged area of Delhi, not only remembered his special day but also shared their love by offering him chocolate gateau cake adorned with number 65.
On arrival of Prince Charles and Camilla, around 200,000 locals of Govindpuri slum area were there to welcome them.
at 7:05 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013
Birthday party themes are a dime a dozen. You can go into any local party supply store or order a party in a box and get any theme that your little one has seen on television or seen at a theme park. Although there are already some great birthday party theme ideas out there, putting a twist on some of themes makes for some unique fun that she will never forget.
Limo birthday party:
Before you jump to the next paragraph, a limo birthday party is not as expensive as you think. If you are planning a birthday at your house, you will be spending a few hundred dollars before you are done with decorations, invitations, party supplies, games, etc. If you throw in any fun activities such as a bounce house or rented clown, you can easily add an additional few hundred to that bill. The price of a limo birthday party will actually turn out to be much less. Contact your local limo companies and tell them what you have planned for the birthday. Find out if there is a date or time where they will charge you less than the normal rate. You will end up paying between $100 and $200 to rent the limo for up to 2 hours. This will be fun in itself as every little girl dreams of being chauffeured around in a limo.
A makeover party is exactly what it sounds like. You will simply set up your house as if it is a salon. Select an area where you will have makeup stations and also an area where girls can wait until it is their turn for their makeover (throw a few kids books out to make it look like a real waiting area). Put a sign on your front door with the fake name of a salon (let the birthday girl choose the name for an extra experience that she will always remember). For supplies, you can purchase cheap makeup kits at the dollar store for the makeup and lip gloss. For the hair, create an updo with bobby pins and use fake hair color for an extra effect. If you want a princess theme party, throw in a tiara and wand from the dollar store. The birthday girl and guests will feel so special being pampered for the day. Combine the limo ride and makeover for an even better fun filled day.
Rent a princess:
Most parents do not even think of this, but there are many local places that will either host a princess birthday party or actually rent out a princess for your birthday party at home. For as little as $25 per hour, you can your very own Disney princess come to your daughter’s birthday. While clowns are fun, renting a princess will have her jaw dropping when she sees her come through the door. As the princess will be the main attraction, you also will not have to spend a ton of money on extra decorations or party favors. Their attention will be on the princess and not on the décor.
Head chef party:
This is one of the messiest of the unique birthday party ideas but is something that she will enjoy. You can purchase kid aprons from the local party store as well as cheap utensils such as wooden spoons and spatulas. It is suggested that you make something simple like cupcakes as you will only need batter, eggs, oil, and water. Mixing too many different ingredients can get complicated and frustrating for children. While the cupcakes are baking, you can have party games and open presents. Once they are finished and cooled, everyone can decorate the cupcakes to their pleasure and also take some home as a goodie bag gift.
at 12:51 AM