Simple and Affordable Party Decoration Ideas for Your Parties — May 26, 2016

Simple and Affordable Party Decoration Ideas for Your Parties

Parties, for children, especially during their birthdays are one of the most anticipated events in their lives. Some kids love the attention, some on the other hand simple enjoys spending time with their friends and families during this special day in their lives.

During these events, parents are busy with the task of fulfilling their child’s dream celebration. To some, throwing a party that their children would deeply appreciate add up to their achievement as parents. Exerting effort and finding time to prepare for this celebration may be stressful and costly. However, there are ways on how one can decorate with creativity and flair, minus the cost.

Here are some inexpensive ideas you can try on your next party decorating needs.

Decorate with balloons

Balloons are always present in a party. They are cheap and can be bought anywhere. There are also many ideas you can do with balloons to make your party venue look stunning and colorful. Simply buy balloons in a bulk and creatively attach them to your chairs, tables or go as far as creating a balloon wall for your celebrant. Helium balloons are also a party favor staple, but with bigger kids as your guests, you can settle for non-helium ones to save cost.

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Party Bon Bons

Bon bons are usually used during Christmas but there are already prints that can be used for birthday parties as well. They can be twisted and hanged above your doors, windows, entry ways, tents and even at the edge of your party tables. They are cheap and one roll can last long to cover up a large area. You can also go for glittered ones to add sparkle in your venue.

Pinatas

Pinatas are not just for party games but can be used as decorations as well. Have several small piñatas win candies or one big one that you can use as the centerpiece for your party venue. The fun that piñatas bring during game play at a party is also worth the effort. It wouldn’t hurt your budget buying one or even two for your party as well.

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Face and body paint

Kids and even adults would love to have face paint every now and then, especially the kids. A set would only cost you around $3-$5. You would not have to hire an artist at all because simple designs would do well for face paint and body paint decors. To make it even memorable, have your camera phones ready to take a souvenir picture and send them to your guests parents together with a thank you e-mail afterwards.

Parties need not be extravagant. As long as the birthday celebrant feels special and your guests well-fed and entertained, you can definitely claim your birthday preparation efforts a success.

Why Décor is Essential During Halloween — May 19, 2016

Why Décor is Essential During Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year where I can scare kids for free! Joking aside, what I love about Halloweens is the chance of being creative and showcasing my talent when it comes to decorating our home and our yard.

However, do we really have to decorate during Halloween? How did this originated? I feel the need to explain why such practice is present before detailing on what I plan to do to scare kids and adults alike this coming Halloween. Here is a brief history on why Halloween decoration pieces became an annual fall ritual during Halloween.

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Decorating for Halloween goes as far as a thousand year. However, it was not always fun and entertaining. There is indeed a spooky side in history on why we decorate for this specific occasion. Halloween is the end of the summer festival Samhain. During this period the ancient Celtic people honored gods and goddesses of the harvest by holding such events. This is the time wherein people show gratitude for a bountiful harvest to the gods. The celebration included a feast and a lot of dancing. Animal sacrifices were also a staple during these events. However, the Samhain is also a time for darkness, fear and spooky superstitions. The soul of the dead returns to life during this period and would mingle discretely among the living.

Villagers who had no idea on who they might be lingering with would take necessary precautions to prevent themselves from being disturbed by these spirits. Lanterns with frightening faces are cut into the flesh of turnips and are even used as lanterns by villagers to light their path as they attend the Samhain festival. These scary lanterns are believed to be used to cast bad spirits away and the dangers that they may inflict in the living. Others would go as far as wearing masks of animal skins and other frightening disguises to ward themselves against the evil spirits. They believe that looking scary may make spirits think that they too are already part of the other world.

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Whether these stories are true or not, frightening masks and lanterns managed to become decorations, and not the original spirit protectors that they were designed and created for. Nowadays, decors for Halloween can go from scary to terrifying to child friendly to creatively fun and entertaining. It is all up to you on how you would want to decorate.

However, for me, I would rather stick with the scary and frightening to protect my home from the creatures of the dark lurking in the shadows during this once dreadful season. Kidding! I just enjoy scaring kids minus the guilt during this time of the year.