Create A Japanese Garden Theme

Create A Japanese Garden Theme

I never dreamed that I would have a job that I loved as much as I love my job as a wedding planner. Many days I cannot believe that I am getting paid to something that I love so much. I enjoy my job so much for two main reasons. First, I enjoy it because I genuinely love helping people. Second, I love being a wedding planner because I love weddings and I love seeing people enter into lifelong covenant relationships. I enjoy helping to plan great themes and all the details to make a wedding day extra special. I have been suggesting a Japanese garden theme to some clients lately.

I have been fascinated with all things Japanese and remotely Japanese looking for the last several years, and so I think that is why I try to incorporate a Japanese garden theme into weddings as often as possible lately. Most of my clients are a little surprised by the idea, but a few have actually decided to go with a Japanese garden theme for their wedding and reception.

The great thing about a Japanese garden theme is that it is colorful and beautiful while allowing for great flexibility and uniqueness. I cannot stand seeing people choose a theme for their wedding and reception that has been done so many times before. So I love aiding people in coming up with unique themes that fit them perfectly. With a Japanese garden theme, there really is room to tailor the theme to many different styles, seasons, and degrees of formality for weddings and receptions. I can help a couple plan a Japanese garden themed brunch or a black tie evening affair.

So if you are looking for a great theme for your wedding or for a party of any kind, then think about choosing a Japanese garden theme. Do a little research and get some ideas of what is available in your area. See what kinds of foods, invitations and flowers you like that might go with a Japanese garden theme. Talk to a wedding planner or to any friends with a sense of style and planning to gather even more ideas. You might be surprised at what a perfect theme a Japanese garden is for many occasions. Especially if you are someone that likes to learn about and honor the traditions and customs of other cultures, a Japanese garden theme is something you should investigate carefully.

Selecting A Party Theme

Selecting A Party Theme

Coming up with a theme is the easiest way to create an atmosphere for your party. Selecting your party theme should be one of the first steps in your planning process. A theme doesn’t eliminate spontaneity from your event it makes it more complete. Before you create your party theme think about how some themed parties made you feel in the past. Was it the Hawaiian party theme, or the 60s flower child theme, or Mardi gras party theme was the most precious experience? Your theme could be a single theme or variations on other themes.

Whatever your party theme may be make sure you incorporate it in as many aspects of your party as you can. For example, if you go with a Christmas party theme make sure everything speaks “Christmas.” You should ask your guests to come dressed in Christmas theme close. Make sure you prepare foods normally served around Christmas time, and serve it in Christmas theme plates. The possibilities for decorating your house for a Christmas theme are endless. Even the colors you use should reflect your theme.

If you are having a party for your child, get her involved. Your child will have a lot of fun just choosing the party theme.

Because most holidays reoccur every year, you have plenty of time for planning and preparing. You can stock up on supplies long before your event. If you have a Christmas party every year, you may be able to save a lot of money buying decoration items after the holiday season. By planning ahead you are not only better prepared but you can also save a lot of money. Gift and party stores are full of great deals to be had after the holidays. It gives you an opportunity to pick up holiday themes plates, napkins, tablecloths, cups, and many more items you may need for your party.

The fundamental difference between theme parties and parties that feature themes is the amount of planning involved. With some thought, a lot of creativity, and careful planning you can create a great theme party everyone will love.

Bingo Party

Bingo Party

Most people love parties – the fun atmosphere, music, friends and opening gifts. A bingo party is all that and much more! Unlike the common perception, a bingo party is not only for children, many grown-ups and seniors enjoy it just as much.

Organizing a bingo party can be really easy and inexpensive. The first step would be to decide on a theme for the bingo party. Of course, the theme would depend on whether the party is for children or for grown-ups.

A really great idea is to decide on seasonal themes for the bingo party. Everyone love hunting eggs at Easter, or getting dressed up for Halloween and of course Christmas and Thanksgiving. Using National Holidays as themes is also a good idea. Other themes for grown-ups are beach parties, island themes, Oscars, Rock and Roll, Elvis, sixties music and many more. Great themes for kids are vacation, cartoons, space, sport heroes, movies and Barbie or Superman.

The next step would be to draw up a guest list. The organizer should make sure that all the guests would be comfortable with the theme. The organizer should ensure that the guests know at least a week before the bingo party whether it’s a dress-up party and whether they should bring anything. Copied or old bingo cards or special made theme cards can be used as invitations.

Of course gifts and prizes are always important at a bingo party. Each guest can bring a gift of which the prize limit can be established beforehand. They can pool all the gifts and the winners of the bingo games can each receive a gift as prize! Other rewards can be small tokens or gifts bought by the organizer.

Food at a bingo party is just as important as the game itself! Traditional bingo dishes like hot dogs, hamburgers and sandwiches can be served, or food can be prepared according to the theme. Fun platters and drinks are always a success. Of course the organizer does not have to prepare and buy everything. Each guest can be asked to bring a dish according to the theme. If the organizer wants specific dishes, he or she can assign a specific dish to each guest.

Bingo cards can be specially made or printed according to the theme. Many websites offers randomly generated cards for free. All the organizer needs to do is to print it out and/or decorate it according to the theme. If the cards are going to be used for future bingo parties, the organizer can have them laminated. If the party is for kids, the cards can be printed and copied. This way the kids can mark off their numbers with pencils or stickers and there’s no mess to clean up afterwards! Fun markers and chips according to the party’s theme work well for grown-ups.

A bingo party does not have to be for birthdays or special occasions. It can be a fun event for a girls night or a fundraiser for charities. No matter what the occasion, a bingo party is always fun!

Baby Shower Ideas: Choosing The Right Decorations

Baby Shower Ideas: Choosing The Right Decorations

Choosing the right baby shower decorations are an important part of the shower planning process. Depending on the time and budget of the baby shower party, there are numerous ideas for baby shower decorations available. The host of the baby shower party can get dozens of ideas for baby shower decorations that will certainly liven up the gathering.

Baby shower decorations can be as simple or as elaborate as the host wishes. Baby shower decorations help make every baby shower party extra special for the mom-to-be. There are a number of ways to decorate a baby shower party. The possibilities for baby shower decorations are endless.

Setting up baby shower decorations

When setting up baby shower decorations, the first thing to consider is the theme of the baby shower party. The theme of the baby shower party will have a bearing on the type of baby shower decorations needed to liven up the party area. The baby shower party may have a traditional theme wherein baby shower decorations would include silver and china.

However more and more baby shower parties are adopting modern themes that make use of popular cartoon characters. The baby shower decorations for this type of baby shower party are centered on the specific character used as theme. Many stores that specialize in baby shower decorations have a wide assortment of designs for baby shower decorations.

Ideas for baby shower decorations

Baby shower decorations need not be big and expensive. Imagination and creativity play a big part in the selection and arrangement of baby shower decorations. With a little ingenuity, putting together a baby shower party need not break the bank.

When setting up the area of the baby shower party, it is often best to stick to simple baby shower decorations that will not make the place look too gaudy. Seasonal flowers and a number of party toys for baby shower decorations make for a simple yet cozy gathering for a baby shower party among family and friends.

For a more elaborate baby shower party, baby shower decorations will include a lot more than flowers and a few toys. But fortunately most of these items can be re-used for other occasions like a child’s birthday party. Or the host may give the baby shower decorations to the couple after the party as souvenirs or toys for the new baby.

Inexpensive baby shower decorations

Balloons are a great way to perk up the scene of any party. Colorful balloons can be arranged together to create a focal point at the tables of the baby shower party. In addition, to prevent the balloons from flying off, small baby items like baby bottles or soft plush toys can be tied at the end of the string.

Everyday, ordinary baby items also make great baby shower decorations. A baby bath tub can be used as a punch bowl during the baby shower party. The tub may also be used as a receptacle to hold the different gifts given by guests for the mom-to-be. The tub may be decorated with ribbons and balloons to coincide with the theme of the party.

Umbrellas also make for interesting baby shower decorations. These may be hung upside down from the ceiling with colorful streamers tied to the ends of the umbrellas.

Baby shower decorations can be created from simple items. Resourcefulness is the key to creating wonderful baby shower decorations that don’t cost much.

Scrapbooking Ideas And Getting Started

Scrapbooking Ideas And Getting Started

Scrapbooking is one of the fastest growing craft activities. Everyone has photographs and bits and pieces of their lives that they would like to preserve. Scrapbooking is an excellent way to do this. You will not have to look far to pinpoint which parts of your life you would like to treasure in a scrapbook.

To begin scrapbooking, choose a theme or group of themes on which to base your material. There are many possibilities on which you could base your scrapbooks, but a good rule of thumb is to scrapbook things which are of importance and have sentimental value to you.

Many people begin their scrapbooking by chronicling their wedding day photos and small mementos such as wedding invitations, guests lists, and perhaps dried flowers. Another excellent topic for a scrapbook would be an activity or club that a person cherishes. Sports and similar activities are great scrapbook ideas.

The birth of a child is a time that is precious to all parents. Scrapbooking ideas for a new baby include baby shower photos and invitations, ultrasound pictures, and perhaps even ribbons and balloons. Any items of sentimental value can easily be incorporated into your scrapbook. Most parents like to continue this theme with scrapbooks that follow the growth and development of their child.

A collection of team photos, rosters, and team memorabilia would create a permanent record of these special times in a person’s life. You could even consider having teammates or club members ‘autograph’ your scrapbook beside team or individual photos.

Possible scrapbooking themes do not end with weddings or sports activities.

If you’re planning a surprise party for someone special, here’s a tip that will make the event unforgettable for them. Create a scrapbook! Ask each guest to write a letter, or bring a copy of a photograph that will have special meaning to the guest of honor. Include a copy of the invitation, pictures of the planning process and before party preparations, as well as a list of the food, guests, etc. This will become a treasured memento of the day. Don’t forget to ask someone to be the “designated photographer” or buy several disposable cameras and let guests take pictures during the party. These can be developed and added to the scrapbook later.

Family reunions and activities are fantastic themes for scrapbooks. Family photos, amusing happenings or anecdotes, and a schedule of events are great ways to remember the treasured times spent with family. Bringing your scrapbooks to each year’s reunion is sure to spark conversation and fond memories. You could even create a scrapbook to be given away to the family member who brings the oldest family photo or as a prize for the oldest or youngest family member present.

There are numerous scrapbooking ideas based on various aspects of your life. Office parties, job promotions, and starting your own business are fun scrapbooking concepts. Work related scrapbooks give you an opportunity to introduce a bit of light-heartedness into what is normally a professional, routine atmosphere. Caricatures of staff members, business cards, photos, and humorous quotes from coworkers are excellent ideas for a work related scrapbook. Your coworkers will surely be impressed and appreciate your efforts.

The possible themes for scrapbooks based on your life are almost endless. The only requirement for scrapbooking is that you base them on the people and activities that are important in your life. Over time, your scrapbooks can become an important tradition to you and your family. Scrapbooks can invoke laughter, tears, and most importantly, create quality time spent with your friends and family reminiscing about the precious moments in your lives.

The Professional Party Planner Guide to Bridal Showers

The Professional Party Planner Guide to Bridal Showers

A bridal shower is one of those parties which you can throw which will be fun and yet practical at the same time. While the purpose of the bridal shower is to give the bride things which can be used in her marriage, another fun reason is that it allows some hours away from the planning and stress of the wedding itself, for the bride and family to just play games and have some good clean fun.

The bridal shower is the perfect occasion to share funny family stories and for friends and relatives to gather to give the bride advice and support for her marriage. It is also another occasion which the bride gets to be the princess of the day, without having to deal with all of the stress of the wedding itself. It is a much more casual and comfortable event than the actual wedding or reception generally are.

In planning a bridal shower, it is generally the responsibility of the maid-of-honor and the bridesmaids. While it used to be considered poor etiquette for anyone else to host the bridal shower, today it is perfectly acceptable. However, it is vital in your planning that you take into account the bride’s wishes and don’t make any plans or games which could make her feel uncomfortable or angry. You should consult with the bride and ask what she would like for her shower. Generally, it is best not to have a surprise bridal shower unless it is far before the wedding and you think the bride would really appreciate one.

The bridal shower should be held between two to eight weeks prior to the wedding date. Only invited guests of the wedding itself should be invited to the bridal shower. The time of your bridal shower is up to you and the bride; however the standard tradition is generally in the early afternoon. Today some people hold their bridal showers at a spa or even on the beach for a BBQ and party; it just depends on the wishes of the bride and groom.

Also, you will need to decide if the bridal shower will be a traditional “girls only” event, or if you will have couples. If you will have couples, then the party is generally referred to as a “Jack and Jill” party rather than a bridal shower. For a Jack and Jill party, gifts are generally less gender specific and more home related.

In addition, the other popular themes for a bridal shower are: around-the-clock showers, lingerie showers, kitchen showers, and travel gift showers. For an around-the-clock shower, each guest is given a time of day and their gift should reflect that time when purchased. For a lingerie shower the bride is given lingerie to enjoy with her new husband after the wedding. A kitchen shower consists of all gifts being useful in the kitchen, and travel gifts are for when the couple travel together.

At the end of the bridal shower make sure that you have a small sentimental gift for each of the attendees. Your gift can be something to commemorate the day, or even something simple such as a bar of gourmet soap. It is always nice to send your guests back to their homes with something special, in addition to their wonderful memories of the day.

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Child Party Ideas

Child Party Ideas

Organizing a party for children used to be a simple affair. You made some buns and jelly, ordered a clown and you were in business. The bar was raised some time ago and kids are more sophisticated and demanding now. The first thing to do is to remain calm and don’t panic! As long as you prepare some good child party ideas and plan ahead, everyone will have a great time.

The party needs to be appropriate to the time of year and to the age of the children. Most parties cater for mixed ages, with child party ideas for siblings of varying ages. If it’s summertime, you may want to hold the proceedings in the garden but make sure you can easily move inside if the weather is less than favorable. Some food can be prepared in advance and frozen, saving time on the day. Be sure to ask the parents if there are any special dietary requirements that you should be aware of. You should also know about any medical conditions of children, e.g. epilepsy or asthma. Some parents may want to stay at the party, especially if a child is very shy or new to the neighborhood, and it’s important to make them feel welcome. Time the party to last between two and three hours. A longer time will result in overtired children and arguments may break out.

A lot of parties these days have themes. The best ones reflect the personality of the birthday boy or girl. Do they want to grow up to be an astronaut, a pirate or a cowboy? Whatever the theme, the party food and decorations can be based on it. For example, a climbing frame in the garden could be adapted as a pirate ship with the aid of an old sheet as the sail. The children could fight with cardboard swords before settling down to skull and crossbones decorated cakes. Child party ideas could revolve around a favorite cartoon character or a figure from literature.

Everyone likes games and children and adults can enjoy party games together. You can’t beat the old favorites such as pass the parcel, blind man’s buff and pin the tail. It’s better to organize the games so that each child receives a small present and not just the winner. This avoids tears at bedtime. Child party ideas such as a treasure hunt are ideal for getting everyone involved, of all ages. When the fun is over, you can send the kids home with a goodie bag as a memento. The gifts don’t have to be expensive; they will be content with some cake and a balloon.

Exotic Ideas For Bachelorette Party Decorations

Exotic Ideas For Bachelorette Party Decorations

Bachelorette party decorations can range from the mild to the wild. Some decorations could be so generic that they would fit at a girl’s 4th birthday party. Others could only be featured at a wild bachelorette event. Here’s some ideas for bachelorette party decorations.

First of all, you have to decide on the theme of the party. Some events are more like the traditional shower with cake and tea. In this case, streamers in various colors, balloons, and bachelorette party decorations that feature words like “congratulations” are in order.

Other themes include romance. Hearts and flowers are popular for a bride to be who is a traditionalist at heart.

For some, you can get a little wilder with things like lips as bachelorette party decorations and gag gifts such as lingerie.

But if the party is going to be more risqué, you have a number of fun options for bachelorette party decorations.

First of all, you should cordon off the entrance area with police like “caution” tape letting everyone know that what is going on inside is likely to be wild and crazy. You can put a “Lady’s Night Out” or “Bachelorette Party” Decorations in the form of a banner outside as well.

If you are going to have a cake, get a “beefcake” nude male cake topper. You can also get a “happy penis” centerpiece.

You can get themed tableware such as plates, silverware, and straws (I’ll let you guess what those look like) in a box to serve your food. Add in some “trivia” napkins to help get the discussion flowing.

Decorate the room with “Party Pecker” lights shaped, well, you get the idea.

Make the bride to be wear an inflatable “ball and chain” attached to her ankle through the event. It is a more interesting bachelorette party decorations than a traditional tierra.

You can get a male posable pin up that can be arranged in many configurations.

Give the bride a “bachelorette lei” made of colorful condoms.

You can also play the popular “Pin the Macho on the Man” game – similar (sort of) to the children’s “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” game, blindfolds and all. Another bachelorette party decorations is the Peter Pecker doll that has three accompanying games including a ring toss.

You and the other guests can also get wrapping paper to match the bachelorette party decorations theme such as the Kama Sutra or hot male gift wrap.

If you want to “go all the way” with Bachelorette party decorations, get some naughty Bachelorette toilet paper.

Make sure that the guest of honor will appreciate your naughty humor before you spend a lot of time, money, and energy in adult themed bachelorette party decorations, though. There’s nothing like an uncomfortable bride to kill the party. If she would rather have more traditional décor, so be it.

And, those are some ideas for bachelorette party decorations.

Professional Party Planning

Professional Party Planning

Party planning is a lot harder than you may expect, getting the perfect party is essential in order to keep your reputation in order. A lot of the big parties in today’s world are often planned by professional party planners; they offer an expert yet affordable service. They know exactly what works and what doesn’t which gives them a huge advantage when it comes to corporate event planning, they could be the difference between the success and failure of the night!

Prego Events Ltd can cater for all your needs, they don’t have “set” packages to choose from. They believe your party should be how you want it, work with one of our specialists to tailor the perfect party for you and your guests. No task is too big or too small, whether you need celebrity event planning or a birthday party for a friend or family, Prego Events Ltd is the answer you are looking for. Have you ever wanted to host a theme night? Select from a gigantic range of ideas to make your each of your parties unique. They have a warehouse full of various props, costumes and other equipment you can choose from. Some of the most popular themes include James Bond, Black and White, Wild West and many more. How about a Las Vegas casino night, a sure fire way to really impress your guests.

Finding the right company to plan and host your party can be very frustrating, you are advised to plan as far ahead as possible so that you allow enough time for you and your party organizers to arrange every detail. You would hate to have to rush certain parts because you didn’t allow enough time, splitting the responsibilities with a professional party planner allows you to sit back and relax knowing that everything will be as you desire. Get in touch with a consultant today for a free quote to see how Prego can help you. Some of the largest companies in the world such as Ford, Sky and the NHS rely on Prego Events Ltd to plan and host their parties.

Take a look at their website to find out more information on who they are and how they operate. While you on the website, be sure to check out their feedback, you can read testimonials from past customers. That way you can be confident in your decision and concentrate on other factors of your party.

CREATIVE CAKE DECORATING FOR A KID’S BIRTHDAY

CREATIVE CAKE DECORATING FOR A KID’S BIRTHDAY

Below are a few birthday cake decorating ideas that will help make your child’s birthday a very memorable occasion.

* Candy Land Cake: Make a standard sheet cake in your child’s favorite flavor, in a rectangular pan. When it is cool, frost it with buttercream frosting in your child’s favorite color. If you can get your hands on a Candy Land game board, you will be able to fashion the cake decorating to resemble the board. You can also go to Candyland.com to see a game board. The Candy Land game features peppermints, iced gingerbread men, colored gumdrops, licorice sticks, chocolate candies, and circus peanuts. If you can’t find some of these items, You can use construction paper to make them, staple or tape them to a popsicle stick to stand it up in the cake.

* Race car cake: Bake two cakes, one in a loaf cake pan and one in a rectangular pan. Allow the cakes to cool thoroughly. Remove them from the pans, cut the loaf cake in an arch, like the shape of the top of the car. Frost the sheet cake and place the cut loaf cake in the middle, centered to give the cake balance. Ice the car with a different color icing than you did the cake, red or blue are good racing colors. You should be able to find decorations in the store for this cake. Use your imagination, many times craft stores have some nice decorations. You can either use icing to outline the doors and windows, or string licorice works well for this. Small chocolate doughnuts make a good tires for your race car.

* The Doll Cake: This cake is very popular with young girls who still love to play with dolls. Bake a cake in a metal, oven safe, bowl. When the cake has cooled, turn the cake out, centered, onto a prepared cake board. The widest part of the cake should be on the board. Use a butter knife to hollow out a spot in the top of the cake for the doll’s legs. Once the doll is inserted, the cake becomes a dress for the doll. Make sure the doll is clean and undressed. Wrap the legs in plastic wrap before placing the doll into the cake, up to her waist. Ice the cake and the top of the doll to make it appear that the doll is fully dressed. You can purchase accents at the supermarket to jazz up the dress.

These cakes are a great idea for children who love different themes, and you have a fondness for cake decorating, These are basic, simple ideas, for a children’s theme party too. You can use the doll cake and have a Barbie(r) theme party, the race car cake to have a Car’s(r) theme party, and of course, you can decorate for the Candy Land(r) party with huge gumdrops and gingerbread men made of construction paper to hang or affix to the walls. You may also want to include a pinata that goes along with the party theme.