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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 Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                                              How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                                              You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                                              We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                                              The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                                              Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                                              1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                                              Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                                              For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                                              • (1) Research
                                                              • (2) Deciding the topic
                                                              • (3) Creating the outline
                                                              • (4) Drafting the content
                                                              • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                                              • (6) Revision
                                                              • (7) etc.

                                                              Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                                              2. Change Your Environment

                                                              Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                                              One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                                              3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                                              Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                                              Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                                              My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                                              Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                                              4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                                              If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                                              Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                                              I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                                              5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                                              I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                                              Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                                              As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                                              6. Get a Buddy

                                                              Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                                              I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                                              7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                                              This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                                              For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                                              8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                                              What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                                              9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                                              If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                                              Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                                              10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                                              Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                                              Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                                              11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                                              At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                                              Reality check:

                                                              I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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