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How To Get The Right Birthday Supplies

In any birthday party, planning is always critical. You will not be able to create a successful birthday party if you just had to wing out everything. Some would just prefer to hire an events planner to do the entire job for them. However, it can be costly. Besides, if you can plan the birthday party alone then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do the job. The only thing that is complicated in birthday planning is having the right birthday supplies at the right prices.

If you are celebrating your baby or child’s birthday, it will be better if you do all the planning and buying yourself. You will feel more involved in the birthday party and since you know more what your child likes, you will know the perfect things to buy. Most children parties have a single theme and every aspect of the party will revolve around this. Perhaps, your child likes SpongeBob Squarepants, your cake will definitely be custom made with that design.

Looking for the right suppliers for your birthday supplies will take time and you will need to be patient as well. There are many different suppliers for your different party needs and you will need to look them up one by one. Your budget will also be very important in choosing your birthday supplies. Despite the variety of things you can put in a party like face painting booths, saving on costs is also important.

Once you start getting quotes from different suppliers, it is important that you see their past works. For instance, if you are to buy a custom made cake, you would want to see how their cakes look like. And what it tastes like. Getting party favors is quite easy since a party favor store has it all. And all you need to do is choose the design that matches your theme. You can buy matching birthday hats, birthday plates, gift prizes, balloons, souvenirs and room decorations in wholesale prices.

Furthermore, your most important birthday supplies are your food and beverages. Well, you have two options, first is to cook the food yourself and the other is to hire catering services and you don’t need to worry about anything. With cooking the food, you will really save a lot but the downside is you have to invest so much time and effort on the day itself, plus worrying about your child, guests and the party. Now, if you are to hire a catering company, they will automatically setup everything for you and all you have to do is choose the food. This choice can be costly but this is where the bulk of your budget should go.

Finding the right suppliers and birthday supplies will be the key to the success of the birthday party you are making. And it will take a lot of effort for you to plan it. It will also take a lot of patience in looking for suppliers that will fit your budget and can work around it. But, it is definitely all worth it when you see the smile of your child on his/her birthday party.

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New Horizons
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Science fiction novelist and humorist Douglas Adams was once quoted as saying: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."

I’ve reflected on that sentiment a lot in recent days as birthday number 42 approaches, and although I am no closer to discovering the answer to "Life, the Universe, and Everything," I find myself in a place where I truly believe I was meant to be.

A good number of you have been with me since the very beginning – when I posted my first group of shots to flickr in October of 2004. At that time, I suffered from anxiety attacks and depression, was unemployed and broke, I wore the same clothes and drove the same car for nearly a decade, and dated the same woman for several years.

Over the past 3 years, life has led me along a path that I was unaware existed. I suspect it does that for many of us – even those who go forward with a certainty in purpose – chart and compass firmly in hand. None of us here know where particular roads may bring us, despite the best laid plans. When it comes to work, relationships, and family, I think we simply have to be content with giving of ourselves completely and offering the best we can in the "here and now." Right now. Tomorrow will come soon enough, it’s been written.

I am still much a "work in progress," but now have a good job and a steady wage that helps pay off the bills and the new car in the driveway. I have less hair and room under my belt, but also less panic and sense of dread. I have more determination, more pride in my work and more faith in myself. I’m engaged to an amazing mother of two great boys, and I feel that for the first time in my life that everything just might be alright.

I want each of you to know I still think of you quite a bit. You have been a source of generosity and healing, of insight and motivation, but most importantly, you have allowed me to appreciate the valuable and precious gift of friendship.

I hope for all of you new paths and new possibilities, and that the big ol’ Universe grants you those wishes that you keep closest to your heart.

Always look to the horizon. Great things are happening.

See you again soon.



8 Unique 50th Birthday Party Ideas For Her That Are Fun And Memorable

Making a memorable and fun-filled 50th birthday celebration would include playing recorded and live greetings at the birthday party, creating a memory-filled venue for the party, wearing clothes that were in fashion during her youth, being sure to offer old-fashioned treats and snacks, considering her favorite childhood theme for her birthday cake, playing some 1960’s and 1970’s cartoon clips, going with a 50s birthday party theme, and going for gold theme.

For many women, their 50th birthday heralds a new era in their lives. Amidst the excitement of throwing a birthday party for a celebrant comes with it the challenge of making the party more enjoyable than her other birthday parties. If you want to give your special lady a truly memorable, exciting and unique 50th birthday party, just follow these tips:

Get sentimental with recorded and live greetings at the party

For a 50th Birthday celebration, one of the many special 50th Birthday Ideas is to play recorded and live greetings at the celebrant’s party. You may record the greetings yourself or avail yourself of services online that will gather audio greetings from family and friends for the celebrant and compile them on one CD. To add to the surprise, let someone special to the celebrant yet unable to join the party call her during the celebration. To set a sentimental mood for the celebrant, let that someone greet to her live during the party.

Create a memory-filled venue for the party

Women love scrapbooks, magazines, and photos, especially during their early years. Turn the setting of the party into a life-size scrapbook of her life, which will make the site more exceptional. You can display photos of her all through her life with her friends and family including her school, wedding and other family pictures. You may display some of her favorite quotes, poems, and song lyrics on every table as well as enlarge and display in large vintage frames her best portraits from her youth. The place will definitely be unique and heartwarming.

Dress up like you were back in the years of her youth

Encourage your loved one and guests to wear the fashions of the 70s and early 80s to prompt memories and make the event more enjoyable. Don’t forget inviting her old chums. Turn on some funky music and let loose with interesting party games they had all those years ago. Her 50th birthday will surely be fun-filled, and she will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed her birthdays when she was younger.

Serve old-fashioned goodies

Bring back the past on the celebrant’s 50th birthday. Bring back memories by serving the celebrant her favorite pastries, dishes and candies she used to love when she was young. These goodies will surely be a hit to her and her friends. You may anticipate an evening filled with good humor and good memories.

Personalize her birthday cake with her favorite childhood theme

The element of surprise always comes with birthdays. Personalize her birthday cake with her favorite icons and themes from the past to make her 50th birthday more surprising and memorable. It is important though to know that the icon you chose was really her childhood favorite.

Play popular cartoons that were running in the 60s and 70s

Show popular cartoon clips from her childhood to draw out the child in the birthday celebrant. Show cartoon from the 60s and 70s, like Casper, Mighty Mouse, Go Go Gophers, and George of the Jungle, just to name a few. You will be surprised just by how much she will truly enjoy watching her childhood icons.

Choose a 50s theme for the party

Celebrate the 50th year of the celebrant’s life by using a 50s theme at their birthday party. If possible, encourage her friends and relatives to give their gifts in 50s. For instance, if she loves music, you can give her a CD containing 50 songs from her childhood. Another idea is to present on a screen 50 kind words that would describe her. You can also let 50 of her loved ones to line up and describe her in one adjective each. It will add up to the spice of the event, may it be serious, sentimental, or funny.

Go golden

Golden girl is what best describes the celebrant on her 50th birthday, so why not celebrate the night in gold. Send gold-colored invitations and encourage guests to wrap their gifts in gold paper and trim. Also, encourage guests to wear something gold. For this golden birthday, be sure to play golden oldies and, if possible, use golden tableware.

To make it more memorable, celebrate the party in an exceptional place. It can take place in the celebrant’s familial home, on a ferry, at their vacation home, or in a luxury hotel. This day will never happen again, so make the best out of it.

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
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Quote: Jewish Proverb

I still vividly remember how I pestered my dad for my first computer when I was just 13, bluffing that all my classmates have one. It was just a mindless desire. He finally bought me one with his savings and left to the town where he was working; the rest of us were in the city; he used to visit us once in a week.

After buying it, I just played a couple of games and didn’t know what to do with it. I wept in my mother’s arms heavily, blaming myself that I have wasted dad’s hard earned money for nothing. She just brushed my hair and said, "It’s ok, you will learn gradually, even in this playing will you learn some computer; nothing goes wasted. If you have this sense of seriousness that you shouldn’t waste dad’s money, then you will make good use of it".

This day I’m a game programmer, often called a geek with exuberant interest in computers; all this is only because of her courageous words.

Thank you அம்மா! Wish you a very happy birthday, dear mom 🙂

P.S.: I sneaked this candid photo when my nephew (her grandson) Skanda was playing with my mom 😉


Personalize Your Birthday Invitation Messages: How to Go Beyond the Standard

Birthday invitation messages are sometimes even more important than the design of the invites. For one, these words express the celebrant’s feelings. But words in invitations can only be effective if you chose the right ones.

In choosing your birthday invitation messages, you need to keep in mind a number of considerations. Here are some of them.

Sources of messages
If you would like to go beyond the standard where, what and when in invitation wording, adding a few personal lines is just the thing. You can compose your own message, choose a song stanza that best describes you or the celebrant (if you are not him or her), pick a few lines from a favorite poem or use quotes. You can search the Internet if you’re out of ideas or read old invites or cards. Books, magazines and other print materials are also good sources for quotes and poems.

Subjects of messages
Whatever form of message you prefer to use, they should always be chosen with the celebrant in mind. They could be chosen to convey what the celebrant feels about the special day or to represent the best aspects of his personality or to give a hint of his deeper characteristics that are not obvious to everyone who knew him. Messages in invitations can also be a way for the celebrant to express his gratitude to the friends being invited or to emphasize how important it is for him that the invitee joins him in his special day.

Guidelines for message etiquette
First thing to do – make it brief. Don’t be tempted to write a novella or use the invitations to describe or promote yourself. If you are not the celebrant but is tasked to come up with the goods, make sure that your message will bring only the celebrant’s good aspects to light. Avoid making tactless jokes. If you want the message to be humorous, exercise caution. Never make a joke pertaining to the celebrant or his guests. Don’t make the celebrant’s age the subject of your humor either, because humorous will be the last thing your message will be. Don’t be overly dramatic either, birthdays are meant to be celebrated, not lamented.

Information for invitees
The guests should be informed about things like dress code, activities and the theme of the party. Be clear about instructions. If the venue is a bit complicated to get to, don’t clog the invitations with details, just attach a simple map or call the invitees for additional details or directions. Don’t ask for gifts through invitations, it is improper and in poor taste. If the party is only for adults or not for kids, don’t include that information on the invites. Just call the guests and tell them in a subtle way that children might not appreciate the event. You could mention that it will start or end late so as to discourage those who are planning to bring any of their kids.

Birthday invitation messages are not that hard to compose as long as you know the celebrant quite well. If you are the celebrant and you decide to compose your own message, then do consider your guests and make sure that what you’re going to say will not offend or bore any of them.

Find loads of birthday invitation information and advice, articles and birthday invitation messages at your #1 Birthday invitation resource:

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Quality tips from 1926

quote from the book:

"’Neularahat’ kuuluvat vaimon ikimuistoisiin etuoikeuksiin. Hänen täytyy kuukausittain saada määrätty rahaerä ’tilivelvollisuudetta’, vakinainen erä, jonka hän voi vapaasti käyttää. Rahaerän suuruus riippuu tietenkin miehen tuloista. Sen täytyy olla suhteellisen niukka, jotta mies silloin tällöin voi hankkia itselleen lisäarvovaltaa hansikasparilla tai ‘syntien anteeksiannon’ Pariisin-matkalla."

Scary stuff! 😀

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How To Hire A Birthday Party Entertainer In DC?

It can really be a stressful experience to hire a birthday party entertainer in DC for the forthcoming birthday party of your child. Choosing the right entertainer, who will be safe can be highly challenging. You will not just want anyone, who can take charge of your event and children, but one who can keep them safe from strangers as well. You will never deny the fact is that the aim of hiring an entertainer is to ultimately have a successful birthday party that is fun and safe for your child and his/her friends. For instance, from health point of view, they should not blow the balloon by mouth and should use the pump for the same. Even though, this is a simple thing, this itself will show the professionalism of the magician.

Call local companies only: As you are planning to celebrate the gathering in DC, do ensure that you search only for local companies or individual entertainers, who are specialized in organizing magic parties for kids in DC. When you choose a local service, you can be rest assured that the entertainer will reach your spot on time, without any delay. In addition, a local entertainer will be well-aware of the routes, such that he can reach the spot on time without any wandering for finding the address. Also, you need not have to visit a particular spot for picking up the entertainer, particularly during the busy day, where you will have to concentrate on the guests. Here, word-of-mouth reference can be of great help as your neighbors and friends can suggest you of the organizer, whom they have previously hired and had positive results.

Call several entertainers to get quotes: It is recommended that you should never settle with the first company, whom you are coming across specialized in conducting magic parties for kids in DC. It is suggested that you should get quotes from different companies before choosing one. When comparing the quotes, consider your budget, so that you can make the decision accordingly.

More than price should be considered: When you get quotes from different entertainment companies or individual entertainers, do not just decide on the basis of the cost alone, do consider the experience and credentials the individual or the company has earned. Reputation is also important to consider when hiring a birthday party entertainer in DC.

So, consider the above-mentioned points in the process of hiring the best professional entertainer for your child’s birthday.

If you are looking for Pirate Princess Parties VA, then you are at the right place. The owner of the pirate magic Marc Schack has an experience of 20years in entertaining the kids and as well as guests. For more details about magic parties for kids in DC, visit our website.

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Love, love, LOVE the treed cardstock that this one is on. I want to use it for all my cards now. If only it were so simple: kraft paper & vintage stock!

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Great ways to wish Happy Birthday

Birthday is the most specially celebrated anniversary in our lives. We all love receiving birthday wishes and gifts. Wishing your loved ones makes this day all the more special to them. Here let us see some cool ways to greet your loved ones on their birthday and to make your wish meaningful, creative and funny as well.

Surprise him/her with gifts

This is a wonderful idea for greeting happy birthday. If you know this person of yours for a long time or may be short but well, this technique really works well. You happened to know what they like the most and their taste. Now, buy this gift of happiness wrap it with love and gift them. You can find these gifts in many online shops. Just by giving your dear ones mailing address they find a way to send it to them. This will surely increase their affinity towards you.

Making a phone call/SMS

Believe me this is a quite easy and effective way. This might work if your dear ones are miles away from you. It’s good to ring or SMS to wish them. You can find many websites that provides more touching, catchy and expressive quotes for you to SMS them. This does make them realise that you are blessed to have them in your life.


Music is a best messenger of emotions. Dedicating Birthday songs via any social media or just sending a song to their mail is also an interesting way. They feel blissfully happy that you remember this great day and will be thankful to you. There are websites that provide awesome birthday audio and video songs, even you can have your loved ones name displaying in those videos. Make use of this great way to show your love towards them. If you are around them on their birthday then just blow out candles on a birthday cake and sing a happy birthday song for them. This makes them believe that you really care for them.

Birthday cards

Gifting a beautiful e-card with wordings that tells what you feel for them is again a great way. Perhaps this makes your card so valuable that they make it souvenir. Make him/her feel extra special with this beautiful card. Cards with variety themes are there in many online sites.

Try any of the above ways to surprise your dear ones who is going to celebrate their birthday in the near future. To get free birthday songs, cards, SMS and Quotes visit

Happy birthday my dear brother
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Happy birthday bro
wish you all the happiness in the world

"time goes by,leavin traces n wrinkles
age widens our minds with experiences
a day to embark on a another year of your life
a special day,your day
A very happy birthday"

quote by Schuma Ahmed

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