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Balloons & Streamers
Hang balloons in bunches for the best effect. Use balloons anywhere it strikes your fancy - doorways, walls, indoors or out. The more the better! If you choose to fill balloons with helium, wait until the party day to ensure they float well! Use curling ribbon to tie balloons together. Leave extra ribbon hanging and use scissors to curl it. Gather six or eight streamers and attach them to the ceiling in the center of the party room (or over the table). Use a light fixture over the table, if you have one, as the center point for the streamers. Twist each streamer as you walk it to the wall and attach it at shoulder height. Put two differently colored streamers back-to-back and twist to make attractive two-tone streamers.
Smile for the Camera
Be sure to take lots of pictures. You and your child will want to remember this special party. Polaroid pictures work well as party favors because they capture the fun instantly. If using regular film, a helpful hint is to have extra prints made and send them to the parents afterward. Now that digital camersa have become popular, you can even take photos and print them right on the spot if you have a digital printer that supports the type of card your camera uses. Whichever camera you use, remember to have enough film or an extra memory card in case you run out of space. Remember, it's not necessary to have everyone in each picture. Focus on small groups and avoid posing all the photos. Candids capture the laughter best!
Spread your Birthday table cover on your party table. If the table can be damaged, be sure to place a protective covering on first. If your child has any theme-related toys, you can add them to the table for a more festive display. Cut several one-to-two-foot-long pieces of curling ribbon. Curl it by pulling between your thumb and the blade of your scissors and lay the resulting curls on your table for added color. It's your choice whether to set out only the napkins, forks and spoons, saving the plates and cups until the food is served. However, the overall visual effect is greater when all the partyware is on the table when the guests arrive.
Tips for A Successful Party
1. Mail invitations two to three weeks before the party date.
2. Plan a safe, comfortable place for the party. One where the children can have fun and not hurt themselves or your home or at a community center. If planning an outdoor party be sure to have a backup plan in case of bad weather.
3. Limit the party time to two hours or less for children under six of age. Up to three hours is fine for older children.
4. Have more activities than you plan to use prepared in advance. Activities often take less time than planned and you may want to keep the children busy so they do think about getting board.
5. Include the birthday child in preparations as often as possible. Have him or her stuff the party favor bags, make suggestions for games, help with the decorations, set the table, and mail the invitations - even if that only means putting them in the mailbox.
Jack Julius T-Shirts Instead of Goody-bags
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Who says you have to have a goody-bag? Sometimes the best gifts are those that last and can bring a smile to your face or help you remember that party. I have t-shirts that are sure to be a hit at your party. Get all the kids a t-shirt instead of candie or treats or some plastic toys that only last a few days before they are gone. Not to mention you save their teeth. Which is one of the reasons I don't give out candy at parties. I will even autograph the t-shirt.