Have you got a special event coming up? Are you in charge of organising everything? Planning the perfect soirée is no easy feat, as there are so many things to think about and organise. Such is the burden that it can quickly turn you from a confident person into a nervous wreck! It doesn’t have to be that way. If you follow these five rules for event planning, you will find everything goes off without a hitch!
If you have a teen who loves anime, chances are they would also love to have a birthday party based on that theme. Don’t worry if you aren’t fully into the medium, as you can give them a spectacular birthday party even without having seen a single episode of Sailor Moon or Dragon Ball Z. Here are four steps to planning your teen’s anime-themed birthday party.
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It is easy to get swayed by the feeling of excitement when you are getting your kitchen and bathroom redone. However, one gets a hard hit when the budget is on paper. Hence, you need to think through and carefully plan for any renovation. It is quite possible to get the rework done within the little resources you have. The only key is to know how to plan and execute what you have planned. You can rope in a few professionals who will help you with the technicalities. Here is how to get started and get going with the kitchens & bathroom renovations.
Anniversaries hold great importance to most couples as they plan to celebrate the memory of their wedding. Choosing to do so with friends and family makes this special day all the more special. It is advisable to plan out this celebration in a place where the couple does not have to even lift a finger. The organizing, planning, and catering are best left to the professionals. That is one reason you have couples opting to throw a party in a restaurant, bar, banquet hall or any other venue as they do not have to put in any labor there.
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You probably already know how costly and time-consuming home remodeling projects can be. This is especially true when they involve your home’s exterior components, including your roofing, siding, and gutters. Because these are highly visible from the curb, you need to make sure they make the biggest impression. Here are three easy ways to ensure that your home exterior makeover runs without a hitch:
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Got engaged and excited about your wedding day? Planning for a wedding could be overwhelming because every couple fancies a perfect wedding. If you are not sure where to start, read the ten useful wedding planning tips below from start to finish!
- Set your Wedding Budget
No money, no honey. Establish how much you are going to spend the BIG day. It’s natural for couples to want a grand and luxurious wedding but there is no point going into debt just because of it. As much as possible, you create a checklist of where you are going to spend for the ceremony, reception, attire and other wedding stuff. Prioritize what’s important and separate your wants from your needs. Buy what you simply want if you have the extra budget after all your needs are covered.
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How time flies by. One moment we were just welcoming the year 2017 and taking down our Christmas decorations, now we’re almost saying goodbye to the year and putting up holiday decorations again. With the “Ber” Months (Months that end in “Ber”) marking the departure of the year, we’re speeding up to the time where we’ll be welcoming another new year.
But we are not ending 2017 and receiving 2018 without a bang. The following months that announce the coming new year are the busiest and occasion-packed months of the year with the holidays seeming to just stack up on each other. Although more holidays mean more time needed to plan, more money to spend, and more effort to give in order to create a successful celebration.
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Are you ready for vacation mentally, but still haven’t ironed out all of the details yet? Planning a vacation can become a bit overwhelming and expensive. Allow Groupon to help make planning your next vacation a breeze and save a few bucks too!
Groupon is an online deal marketplace that was founded in November of 2008. Groupon offers deals that are local to your area, like health and fitness deals, home services deals, meal prep delivery deals and lots more. Groupon also features deals on bedding, furniture, baby gear, computers, video game consoles and everything in between.
One of the best features of Groupon is their coupons. They aren’t the typical coupons you get in the Sunday newspaper. With over 12,000 stores and retailers listed, like Forever21, PetSmart, GoDaddy, Olive Garden and Target, they have coupons that fit your lifestyle.
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It always seems that your son or daughter has grown up too early although it has been years since you have seen him or her slowly take tiny footsteps and pave their way to adulthood. Parents, all over the world share this common sentiment and it is not a surprise they treat their children as if they are still the toddlers who need mum’s help to reach, even, their favorite toy.
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Baby Showers can be so much fun! It’s a great time to fellowship with family and friends to celebrate the soon coming baby! If you are the lucky one who gets to plan the shower, here are a few games you can include:
- Sing It, Baby!
- Measuring up Mommy
- Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
- Don’t Say Baby
- Baby Truth or Dare
- The Seventh Gift
- Dig out the Pins
These baby shower games are some of the most common played. They are a great way to break the ice and let the guests get to know each other.
Here is the run-down on how to play each game:
In Sing It, Baby!, the guests form a circle. They can sit or stand. Then, each guest must sing a line or two from a song that has the word “baby” in it. When the first player has finished, the next person seated on her right has ten seconds to sing another “baby” song. “Baby” songs cannot be repeated, thus, participants who repeat a song or cannot think of a “baby” song get booted out of the game. The last person singing in this shower game wins a prize!
Measuring Up Mommy gives the guests the freedom to measure mommy’s size. Have a couple of toilet paper rolls ready and ask each guest to estimate the size of mommy’s girth by cutting the toilet paper to their guess size. Then each one wraps the toilet paper that they cut around the new mommy’s stomach. The closest length that fits around the mommy’s stomach wins a prize!
Remember how you looked when you were a baby? This game takes you down memory lane as you need to dig up your old baby pictures. Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid! requires you to request all the guests coming to bring the cutest baby picture of themselves to the shower. Upon their arrival, secure each baby picture and assign a number per picture. During the game, lay out all of the baby pictures and give each guest paper and a pen. Ask them to identify as many baby pictures as they can. The guest with the most number correct is the winner.
Don’t Say Baby is precisely that! Don’t say “baby” during the entire length of the baby shower. The object is to keep the diaper pin that was given to you upon your arrival. If you say “baby” it will be taken away from you. The person with the most number of diaper pins collected at the end of the baby shower wins a prize.
Play Baby Truth or Dare by writing down baby trivia, some correct and others purposely written incorrectly. During the game, ask if the baby facts are either true or false. Those who guess correctly win a prize, while those who don’t will be dared to perform in front of everyone else.
We all know that the single lady who catches the bride’s wedding bouquet is said to become the next bride. The Seventh Gift is not so much a game, but more of a fable that says that the giver of the seventh gift that is unwrapped will be the next expecting mother. Avoid “planting” the seventh gift.
Last but not the least, Dig Out the Pins is the game that tests the agility of the guests as they fish out diaper pins from a large bowl filled with uncooked rice. Players have two minutes to fish out as many diaper pins as possible. The guest with the most number of pins at the end of the game brings home the prize.