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30 Birthday Party Decorations That Your Kids Will Love

30 Birthday Party Decorations That Your Kids Will Love

Year after year, kids grow up eagerly looking forward to their birthdays. Soon after their birthday for that year is over, they are already anticipating the next birthday, which will come only after a year has passed by. So birthdays are of great significance for kids and they expect a lot of things from their birthdays. Most often, children are blissful over their centenaries but sometimes, as is normally with the kids, they aren’t satisfied with some trivial things and feel sad about the matter. So just as expectant the children are of their birthdays, it takes a great headache for parents to make sure everything is perfect and their children get everything that they expected to.

It takes a great deal of parenting to satisfy the needs of children, but splendid birthday decorations will surely help the cause. Here below are 30 awesome birthday party decorations that every kid will love, and make things easier for parents.

1. Fork Placeholder

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    This simple party decoration uses fork as placeholder. Forks can be used to hold light items like paper and cards. Cutting patterns out of paper to write names of kids as shown in the above figure looks great. (Learn how to do it here.)

    2. Hanging Paper Flowers

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      Paper flowers hanging up in the ceilings look wonderful. It’s neither very tough nor expensive to create these of our own. It just requires a few paper bags and a bit of imagination. (Learn how to do it here.)

      3. Balloon Blowout

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        This decoration can be done even with the most basic balloons. All you need is balloons of several shades and colors and double sided tape to attach the balloons to one another and to the wall as well. (Learn how to do it here.)

        4. Cupcake Liner Flower Lights

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          With this awesome trick, the interior of the house can be decorated in a very beautiful way. All one needs is cupcake liners, which can then be turned into pretty flowers. (Learn how to do it here.)

          5. Tiered Paper Candy Stand

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            This is not only eye-catching but also eco-friendly idea for kids’ birthdays. You can make a beautiful stand where you can place candy for all the kids using only paper. (Learn how to do it here.)

            6. Baby’s Sunshine Party

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              Which jolly, bright kid doesn’t love a sunshine-themed party? There’s probably no better way to do so than by making a yellow lantern garland by tying together lanterns with a nice fishing line and hanging them above the table as shown in the above figure. (Learn how to do it here.)

              7. Flower Pots for Cutleries

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                Cute flower pots as shown in the above figure could be used to store forks, knives and other cutleries. This is another innovative way to decorate the party, instead of scattering the pieces all over. (Learn how to do it here.)

                8. Lego-themed Birthday Party

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                  Kids love Legos very much and they don’t like it even when someone touches their Legos. For this, a Lego-themed birthday party is a great idea as it will really uplift the mood of the kids. (Learn how to do it here.)

                  9. Balloon Animals

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                    You can even get animals for the birthday party, whatever the kid likes, from bear, chicken and goat to pigs and lions. Of course, this is normally possible only with helium-filled balloons. Nevertheless, it adds great fun to the party. (Learn how to do it here.)

                    10. A Day at the Circus

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                      Kids love circuses and as such, throwing out a Circus-themed party is a great way to liven up the party. It’s not very arduous as well. You can renovate your home into a day at the circus using hues of red and yellow and circus happenings like face painting. You can also use signs to create a circus-like environment. (Learn how to do it here.)

                      11. Giant Sign

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                        You can make wonderful large signs on the walls of the house. If you’re not very comfortable with wall painting and feel you might slip it, you can use projector to do so. (Learn how to do it here.)

                        12. Ghostbusters Party

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                          You can even plan the party in the theme of Ghostbusters. There’s not much problem with Ghostbusters-themed party, except some kids may be scared with it. (Learn how to do it here.)

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                          13. Napkin Crafts

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                            Instead of using plain napkins, you can cut out the paper napkins out into a variety of fun shapes for kids as shown in the image above, just using scissors. (Learn how to do it here.)

                            14. Miniature Gumball Machines

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                              Miniature gumball machines are easy to make, of course with a bit of creativity. Round overturned terra-cotta pots can be used to make the base of the machine and round glass jars to form the top of the pots. (Learn how to do it here.)

                              15. Cupcake Liner Garland

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                                You don’t have to throw even the leftovers if you can use some imagination and in turn, you can have another brilliant way to decorate your kids’ birthday party. Leftover cupcake liners can be turned into a colorful garland. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                16. Wet and Wild Wipeout Party

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                                  This kind of party is really cool, literally. It can make any tot smile. This party filled with water obstacles, can be created bouncing balls, slippery slides and any other inventive ways to make sure the kids get wet, and thus cool. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                  17. Ribbon Mobile

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                                    Any kind of ribbon can used to make a mobile to decorate the party. This mobile could be hung over a table. All you have to do is to line the inside of a ring of embroidery loop with a double-sided tape, press the ribbons against the tape after folding and tie two ribbons to the opposite sides of the loop, to hang it on the ceiling. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                    18. Campfire Treat

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                                      In the summer, you can even celebrate birthday party with a camping treat. For this, you don’t even have to go very far away. You can set up tents in the backyard, organize a forager quest and tell ghost tales, around a campfire. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                      19. Balloon Doorway

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                                        The doorway can be decorated in a very attractive way by hanging balloons using threads at the end of the steamers. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                        20. A Football Party

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                                          Well, this is particularly targeted to the boys and specially, if he loves football. Nothing is likely to make a football-loving boy happier than organizing a football-themed birthday party for him. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                          21. Ribbon Lanterns

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                                            The ribbon lanterns as shown in the image above looks really beautiful and will surely light up the birthday party in every sense. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                            22. Woodland Wonderland

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                                              This elegant decoration scheme makes everyone at the dessert table feel as if they’re celebrating the birthday party in the woods. So, spare a thought to create Woodland Wonderland at the dessert table. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                              23. Decorate Cutlery

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                                                Who says the cutleries always have to be insipid? You can always use some paint to add a little spirit to your cutlery, especially for the wooden ones. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                24. A Snow White Birthday Party

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                                                  Well, this one particular is targeted for girls and especially if they’re in love with fairy tales. Using toxic sweetie apples, fabled cookies, embroidered cupcakes and ornamented mirrors, you can bring your girl’s wildest fairy-tale dream to life. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                  25. Piñata

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                                                    A piñata

                                                    is meant to be smashed apart which will overwhelm the kids with its contents, in the form of candies and tarts. This will surely lighten up the festive moment at the party. (Learn how to do it here.)

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                                                    26. Ribbon Wands

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                                                      All the fun doesn’t have to end right at the party. The fun could be packed to the home of the guests as well by handing them over beautiful gifts. One such attractive gift might be homemade ribbon wands as shown above. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                      27. Balloon Confetti

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                                                        Using confetti with balloons is another way to create a standout party. All this simple party decoration requires is filling balloons with confetti before blowing them up. Doesn’t the balloon with confetti look real cute? (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                        28. Goldilocks and the Three Bears-Themed Birthday Party

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                                                          Children love fairy tales and so storybook-themed birthday parties can be rally sweet. And, there’ll be very few things sweeter than the Goldilocks and the Three Bears-themed birthday party. You can create an almost-perfect bear family house scenario at your own place with the use of mystical details like chairs, bed, balloons and handmade desserts. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                          29. Candy Topiary

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                                                            Well, this edible tree takes all imagination to the ultimate fairy-tale level. It will surely catch plenty of eyes and is sure to be the staple of the show. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                            30. Painted Seats

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                                                              With fun spray paint colors, you can decorate your plain seats by painting them in wide variety and shades of color to create a really cheerful environment. (Learn how to do it here.)

                                                              Featured photo credit: Birhday Candles via en.wikipedia.org

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                                                              Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss (The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack)

                                                              Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss (The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack)

                                                              Intermittent fasting weight loss is a type of diet that’s rapidly growing in popularity and becoming the way to lose weight. Scientists and nutrition experts like it, too. New books and articles on the topic are being published daily. Intermittent fasting is also popular with followers of the Paleo diet since our ancestors appear to have eaten this way for thousands of years.

                                                              I’ve been following this type of diet myself for 2 years. Doing so helped me lose and keep off 70 pounds without ever having to count calories, limit carbohydrates, or eat 6 to 7 meals a day.

                                                              This article teaches you all about intermittent fasting weight loss and details why it is one of the best weight loss diet hacks around. Once you finish, you will be able to implement into your diet and experience the benefits it offers almost immediately.

                                                              What Is Intermittent Fasting?

                                                              As you may have figured from its name, intermittent fasting weight loss is a diet plan where you set fasting periods during the day. This is usually between 16-20 consecutive hours, but it can be as little as 12 hours or as much as 24 hours (or even 36 hours).

                                                              While fasting you can eat and drink low calorie or calorie-free foods. Think coffee, tea, water, and vegetables.

                                                              The more time you spend fasting every day, the better your results. You can do these fasts as often as you like. Again, the more often you do so, the better[1].

                                                              Getting Started With Intermittent Fasting

                                                              Following this diet plan is super simple. All you have to do is choose a period of time during the day that you will fast. This should be between 16-20 hours.

                                                              The longer you fast each day, the better. Don’t worry about calorie restriction or measuring carbohydrates. Just focus on going about your day until it’s time to eat.

                                                              It’s best to choose a set period of time to conduct your fast. I like to fast from 8 PM to 4 PM the following afternoon. I’ll then have my first meal of the day and a snack or two a few hours later. Once 8 o’clock rolls around, it’s back to fasting.

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                                                              My experience with intermittent fasting is that it’s best to start with a 16 hour fast (i.e. 8PM one evening to 12PM the next day) for the first 1-2 weeks. Once you are comfortable with this schedule, you can increase the amount of time you spend fasting. Do this by adding 30 minutes to each fast until you get to where you are fasting for 20 hours at a time.

                                                              You don’t have to fast every day in the beginning either. You may be more comfortable breaking in slowly with 2 or 3 days per week, or trying alternate day fasting. Add additional days of intermittent fasting as you become more comfortable with this style of eating.

                                                              Tips To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier

                                                              1. Drink Plenty of Water

                                                              Squeeze a little lemon or lime juice into your water to help get rid of any cravings you experience. You can also drink coffee, tea, or other calorie-free beverages. After a few weeks, you will find that intermittent fasting keeps you from craving sugar entirely.

                                                              2. Take in Caffeine in the Morning and Early Afternoon

                                                              The caffeine in coffee and tea may actually make intermittent fasting weight loss a little easier since it’s good for curbing your appetite. Be careful not to overindulge as this may lead to you feeling a little too wired. I also recommend these natural energy boosting tips to keep you going during the day.

                                                              3. Avoid Artificially Flavored Drinks

                                                              One type of calorie-free drink that should be avoided are diet sodas and other beverages that use artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Sweet & Low. Studies show that the can actually stimulate your appetite[2] like a drink that contains sugar and cause you to overeat.

                                                              4. Don’t Gorge at Your First Meal

                                                              The first meal after your fast should be the amount of food you typically eat. Binging will only make you feel awful and diminish the benefits you get from the fast.

                                                              To avoid this, try creating meal plans, at least for the first few weeks. This will help you get into the rhythm of eating regularly portioned meals during your eating window.

                                                              5. Minimize Processed Carbohydrates and Sugars

                                                              While intermittent fasting does make it possible to eat a little looser than normal, you should still eat as little bread, pasta, rice, etc. as possible.

                                                              Focus instead on eating protein from beef, fish, or pork, carbohydrates from vegetables, fruit, and sweet potatoes, and healthy fats from foods like almonds, avocados, fish, and olive oil.

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                                                              You can find some carb sources that will aid your weight loss journey here.

                                                              How Intermittent Fasting Helps You Lose Weight

                                                              Eating this way has many benefits with regard to weight loss. The first is that when you’re fasting, your body will be forced to use its stored body fat for energy. Burning calories this way, instead of from the food you’re eating throughout the day, will help you experience significant weight loss, but specifically lose weight from any excess body fat you’re carrying.

                                                              This means that you won’t just be thinner, but you will also look better and be much healthier than if you lose weight the old-fashioned way[3].

                                                              Intermittent fasting can help optimize the release of the key fat-burning hormones in your body. This is especially true for the two most important hormones: human growth hormone (HGH) and insulin.

                                                              Human growth hormone plays a key role in turning on your body’s fat-burning furnace so that it gets the calories you need to work and play from stored body fat. Studies show that fasting can significantly increase the production of HGH[4].

                                                              The influence intermittent fasting weight loss has on insulin is just as impressive and possibly more important. Keeping your insulin levels low and steady is key to losing excess fat and keeping it off.

                                                              Diets that are rich in processed carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice) and simple sugars (candy, cookies, and soda) have the opposite effect. They cause your insulin levels to rapidly spike and then crash every time you eat one of these foods. The net result of this phenomenon is that your body will store more of what you eat as excess body fat instead of burning it off as energy.

                                                              Chronically elevating your insulin levels like this can also lead to the development of type II diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health problems. Intermittent fasting easily solves this problem.

                                                              One study found that men who participated in intermittent fasting had “dramatically lower insulin levels and significantly improved insulin sensitivity”[5].

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                                                              This happens because you’re not giving your body food, so it will not produce insulin, allowing insulin levels to balance out until you eat again. This helps your body stay in a calorie and fa-burning state. You’ll also find that it gives you more energy throughout the day.

                                                              Another great weight loss benefit of intermittent fasting is that hunger pangs and cravings that may normally plague you throughout the day will be reduced, if not altogether eliminated. This is probably due to its ability to balance your insulin and blood sugar levels and, in turn, help correct other hormonal imbalances.

                                                              Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss FAQs

                                                              Now that you know what intermittent fasting is and how to get started, it’s time to answer your other questions.

                                                              Below are answers to the questions frequently asked about intermittent fasting. These answers should help you and make getting started a lot easier.

                                                              How Much Weight Will I Lose?

                                                              The amount of weight you lose with fasting is determined by how often and long your fasts are, what you eat afterward, and other factors. Fasting for 16-20 hours a day can help you safely lose 2-3 pounds of fat every week.

                                                              While losing this much weight every week is great, it’s how it makes it happen that’s really cool. Losing weight with intermittent fasting means that you will never have to count calories or plan and prepare several meals a day.

                                                              Can I Work out While Fasting?

                                                              Yes, you can. In fact, doing the right type of workout while fasting will help you lose weight faster and even build muscle.

                                                              The best workouts to do while fasting for weight loss are 3-4 intense strength training workouts weekly. This means anything from standard strength training to kettlebell or body weight workouts.

                                                              Focus on doing 3-4 total body exercises per workout with as little rest as possible between sets. Doing this will help you burn more calories during and after your workout. You’ll also build muscle, which will help you look and feel better as the weight comes off.

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                                                              Won’t I Lose Muscle When I Fast?

                                                              First of all, you aren’t fasting long enough for your body to start breaking down muscle for energy. You have, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of calories from your stored body fat to use before that will begin to happen. Studies actually show that even after fasting for 3 days, no muscle is lost.

                                                              Is Fasting Safe?

                                                              As long as you are healthy, not pregnant, and aren’t taking medications, fasting is safe. Like all diets, you should discuss it with your doctor before beginning an intermittent fasting style of dieting.

                                                              I also feel that it may not be smart to follow this type of diet when you’re especially stressed. Since this diet can be a little stress-inducing at first, doing so when your ability to be relatively stress-free and rested probably isn’t a good idea.

                                                              Are There Any Supplements I Can Take to Make Fasting Easier?

                                                              As with any other weight loss plan, it’s a good idea to take a few nutritional supplements to ensure that your daily requirements are met. This includes a once or twice daily multi-vitamin, fish oil, and vitamin D.

                                                              I’ve also found taking 10 grams of branch chain amino acids before and after my workouts really helps, too. They’re great for giving you more energy during your workout and decreasing post-workout muscle soreness.

                                                              For supplements to specifically help with digestion, check out this article.

                                                              Conclusion

                                                              Now you know what intermittent fasting is and how it can help you lose weight quickly, safely, and pretty much effortlessly.

                                                              If you want to give it a try, find a fasting schedule that fits with you lifestyle and give it a go.

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