Fun Backyard Birthday Ideas For Your Kids Party: Big Yards And Small Yards

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

If you’re planning on throwing your child an outdoor birthday party, then you should plan ahead and make it special. Take advantage of the nice weather and have some sort of fun kids entertainment arranged. Below you will see a few examples of some great entertainment ideas for your kids special day. Some will be perfect for people who only have a small backyard, while others are perfect if you have a big space with which to use. Small Space? No Problem If you only have a very small backyard space, then you might think that your limited to setting up a picnic table, decorating it, and putting out the cake. However, you do have some options. Here are a few options. Magician or Clown You can hire a magician or clown to work indoors, but they will have much more free rein outdoors. If the magician works with birds, balloons, or even rabbits, they probably like a large platform. It’s better working in the backyard then in a living room (unless you have a mansion)! Likewise, a clown will also have more space to gesticulate and perform their routine. Fiesta Time For older kids, you might like the idea of a Mexican themed fiesta. You can get a colorful piñata and fill it with candies and small toys. The adults can supervise the children going over and hitting the piñata. You can hang it from a tree limb in your yard. You could serve tacos and burritos and a tres leches cake. Big Backyard? Big Entertainment If you’re fortunate enough to have a large backyard, then you have a few more possibilities. You can still have the magicians, clowns or fiesta, but here are two other ideas to consider. Bouncy House These are large inflatable houses, sometimes called castles, which the kids can play around in. The floors are bouncy and the kids can jump and flip around in them. The companies who provide them will show up and inflate them before the party. Make sure that you pick one that has a good protection ring so people don’t go flying out. The ones that are designed for kids tend to have good safeguards, but it’s important to check it out. Pony Ride This is a real treat. You can hire a pony for your kids and their friends to ride around. The pony wrangler will walk the pony around the yard and help your kids on and off the horse. You could go with a cowboy or cowgirl theme, and have the yard decorated like a dude...

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3 Ways To Get Acquainted With A New Town

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Moving to a new town can be scary. However, it can also be an exciting venture. Instead of worrying about the area around you, embrace it by taking advantage of some of the different ways to experience all the town has to offer. In doing so, you can take the time to learn about the different attractions and navigate your way around town. If you aren’t sure where to start, consider looking into some of the different ways you can get acquainted with the town you live in. Visit the local chamber of commerce. Your local chamber of commerce can help provide you with a map of the area and point you in the direction of some of the different attractions that the town has to offer. They often have pamphlets or different guides that help those who are looking for something to do and aren’t familiar with the area. You can also speak to someone who lives in the town who might have some personal advice to give you. Individuals in the chamber of commerce often have first-hand experience with everything the town has to offer. Take a bus tour. Larger towns and cities often have bus tours available for you to come out and enjoy. The tour will take you around some of the main streets in town and show you where the main attractions are for you to come out and enjoy. Tours are offered at various days of the week to accommodate your individual schedule and allow you to schedule a day and time that is going to work for you and your needs. Depending on how big the area is, bus tours in your town might only be an hour or they could be more. Join a group in town. There are often a lot of different groups and organizations in town. By joining one of these groups, you can form a connection with someone who is used to the area and can help you find your way wherever you need to go. Not only will you form a lasting friendship that you might not have had before, but you will get to enjoy learning more about the area and some of the best places to eat, shop and more. By going through the different options above, you can learn more about the area in which you live. It won’t be long before you will be able to find your way around town quickly and...

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Learning To Swim As An Adult? Use These Tips To Help You

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Learning to swim as an adult can be a daunting task. You might feel a little embarrassed about being a late starter and you might not know how to make your learning journey easier. Here are some things you can do to become an adult swimmer. Use Swimming Aids You might want to avoid getting any swim aids because you think they’re childish, but the right swim aids can help you focus on different elements of swimming so that you can become better overall. For instance, if you swim with a snorkel, you don’t have to worry about breathing. Instead, you can concentrate on your arm and leg movements. If you use a board, you can focus on your legs and kicking without having to breathe underwater. Look at all the swim aids available and consider how you might use them to make yourself a stronger swimmer. Get the Right Bathing Suit When you are trying to learn to swim as an adult, you have to rethink the string bikini or the huge board shorts. Look at what professional swimmers wear and consider getting a suit like theirs. With a proper bathing suit, you will be able to move more easily in the water and you won’t have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction while you’re trying to get your technique right. Join a Swim Club As an adult, it can be a challenge to find time to practice your swimming. And when you do, your local pool might be scheduled to run classes for children. It can be a challenge to find the time and right place to get your practice in. That’s why joining a swim club (like Jersey Wahoos Swim Club) can be a good idea. Not only will you be able to learn from other adults in the club, but you can improve your swimming with a purpose, as many swim clubs have competitions with other clubs in the area. Consider Private Swim Lessons You might be insecure about learning to swim as an adult, and with all the videos and information online you might think that you’ll be able to teach yourself. However, it can be helpful to have someone else observe what you’re doing and give you feedback to make things easier. Don’t worry that instructors will laugh at you; they are unlikely to do so. The individualized attention you receive will make you a better swimmer. Now that you have some ideas to help you get used to swimming as an adult, use the information above to get you started. Be sure to practice often so that you can be a better swimmer as time goes...

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4 Unique Ways To Entertain Guests At Your Wedding

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Planning your wedding is so much fun, especially once you realize that you can schedule anything you want. You get to decide what your wedding is like, and that’s a liberating thought. If you aren’t one for a black tie wedding, you may want to add a little personality to your reception. If you have a lot of people on the guest list, consider providing amazing entertainment options so they have something to do while you’re meeting and greeting. Your guests will stay longer and walk away thinking they just left the best wedding ever. Provide Yard Games  One way to entertain guests is by literally bringing in games for them to play. However, you can make it more fun and formal than putting board games out on each table. Create oversized, over-the-top yard games like life-size Jenga, Connect 4, and Bocce Ball. This is a great idea if your wedding venue is small and you want guests to enjoy the beautiful outdoor area at the reception.  Set Aside a Kids’ Area Another idea that will put you in the Reception Hall of Fame in your friends’ opinions is a kids’ area. When your wedding is laid-back and family friendly, there are bound to be small children running around. Your best friend may want to stay the entire night, but her 5-year-old will get bored within the hour. But not with a kids’ area! Set aside a corner with a plush rug, a little basket of books and toys, and kid-friendly snacks. Kids will enjoy themselves, and parents will thank you. Bring in a Caricature Artist If you want your guests to really enjoy themselves, bring in specialty entertainment like a caricature artist. They can set up an area near the photo booth and offer free caricature drawings for couples or even groups. You’ll bring in a state fair vibe (fun!), and guests will have a memento to take home at the end of the night. Who doesn’t love a personalized party favor?  Show Off a Fun First Dance  If you’re a natural dancer (or have always wanted to take wedding dance lessons), why not entertain guests yourself? Show off your moves with a truly entertaining first dance. Go for traditional ballroom, or spice it up with a spoof on a modern dance like the Nae Nae.  Whatever you decide to provide for entertainment, your guests will enjoy a personalized look at how you party. Make it your own and you can’t go...

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4 Tips For Planning Your Daughter’s DIY Princess Birthday Party

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Does your daughter have her heart set on a princess themed birthday party this year? Is your budget a little too tight to spend money on fancy decorations and favors? Don’t worry. You can plan a fun and memorable princess party and make many of the decorations and favors yourself. This will save you money and making the party items could be a fun experience for you and your daughter to share together. Here are four money-saving tips for planning your daughter’s princess party: Homemade invitations. There are plenty of princess-themed invites that you can order online or buy in party supply stores. However, it’s not necessary to buy fancy invites when you can make them yourself. Simply take a picture of your daughter in her favorite princess dress. Then simply upload the picture to your computer and create your own princess invitation. You can print the invites off from your home printer or take them to a print shop to have them printed on a heavier stock of paper. Princess cake. Again, you could get a princess cake from a baker, but that may be a little outside your budget. Instead, bake your own princess cake using a mixing bowl and a large plate. Put the cake batter on top of the plate and then put the bowl on top of the batter upside down. The bowl will give it a round shape much like the bottom half of a princess’s formal dress. When it’s done, you can decorate with icing to match your daughter’s favorite princess’s dress. You can also buy princess figures at many party supply stores to top off the special cake. Royal treats. A princess wouldn’t dine on pizza or hamburgers. Instead, create a meal fit for royalty with some basic items from your kitchen. Sandwiches are a good dish, but they shouldn’t be just regular sandwiches. Instead, use cookie cutters to turn them into formal finger sandwiches. You may even be able to find a crown-shaped cookie cutter to make the sandwiches match the party’s theme. Also, for a special treat, get some rock candy on sticks. You may be able to find pink-colored sticks at your local candy store. Then put those out on little plates at each seat around the table. They’ll look fancy and the kids will love them. Princess table ware. Finally, the table’s decoration can set the whole tone for the party. Use a pink table cloth and possibly put a white, lacy runner down the center. Create your own place mats out of colored paper. For an added touch, write quotes from your daughter’s favorite princess movies on each place mat. Quotes from movies like Cinderella, Snow White, and more recent movies could be a big hit. Ask your daughter what her favorite parts of the movies are to find good Frozen quotes, Cinderella quotes, and Tangled...

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