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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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                                                              How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                                              How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                                              Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                                                              To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                                                              Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                                                              1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                                                              Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                                                              Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                                                              To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                                                              2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                                                              Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                                                              If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                                                              Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                                                              3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                                                              Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                                                              Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                                                              4. Feed Your Brain

                                                              Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                                                              This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                                                              Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                                                              Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                                                              5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                                                              According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                                                              Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                                                              Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                                                              6. Write it Down

                                                              If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                                                              It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                                                              You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                                                              7. Listen to Music

                                                              Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                                                              8. Visual Concepts

                                                              In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                                                              Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                                                              Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                                                              9. Teach Someone Else

                                                              Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                                                              Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                                                              10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                                                              Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                                                              So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                                                              Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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