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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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                                                              8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                              8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                              In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                              Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                              Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                              Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                              Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                              The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                              There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                              How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                              According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                              Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                              Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                              The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                              Listen carefully:

                                                              We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                                              The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                              Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                              8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                              There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                              Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                              1. Pray Daily

                                                              You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                              When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                              Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                              Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                              2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                              A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                              By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                              Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                                              If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                              This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                              How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                              3. Smile Often

                                                              Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                              Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                              Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                              The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                              4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                              A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                              When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                              Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                              Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                                              5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                              I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                              Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                              What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                              6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                              God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                              I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                              I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                              7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                              You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                              How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                              First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                              If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                              If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                                              If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                              Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                              8. Go Exercise

                                                              Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                              The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                              You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                              12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                              The Bottom Line

                                                              It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                              It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                              Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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