Throwing an Unforgettable Birthday Party

Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for a friend, family member, significant other, or a child, there are some key elements that make a party great. Excellent food, decorations, and activities will make for a setting that allows people to relax and really have a great time. Of course, the specifics of the birthday party will vary depending on the interests and personality of the person whose birthday it is. However, there are a few basics that can really make or break the usual party. Here are few items to look for when you’re planning a party that they’ll never forget.

First of all, no party will be great unless it offers a lot of great food. Choose a type and style of food that suits both the person whose birthday it is and the rest of the guests. Make sure that the food will be fairly easy to set up and eat, so people aren’t forced to sit down in any one place for too long. Try to ensure that there are options for everyone, including guests that you know have dietary restrictions or allergies.

Of course, the most important food at a birthday party is the birthday cake, so choose it carefully. For a really special treat, look for a customized cake from a local bakery that speaks to the individuality of the birthday boy or girl. For example, look for custom cakes Chicago IL from a well-liked and respected bakery like Jarosch Bakery. A great cake can take a birthday party from ho-hum to out-of-this-world.

For decorations, choose a theme that appeals to the person whose birthday it is and have fun with it. You don’t need to spend a fortune on decorations. Look online for printables and other recommendations, and use props that you find at second-hand stores or around the house. For example, if your theme is old Hollywood, roll out a red carpet, rent a popcorn machine, and hang up printed black-and-white photos of celebrities.

Finally, plan some activities for your guests. Even if your guests are all adults, they will want to have fun. Get a pinata for guaranteed laughs, or play cards or charades if you’re feeling more subdued. Encourage dancing and play fun music for your guests.

The perfect birthday party doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A little work will make for a great time.

Turn OFF that Location Services Settings for your Photos

You have probably seen that VIDEO about how scary it is to take our photos using our cellphones. And just like you, I am scared to death too. Imagine how easy it is for criminals to look for us just by looking at our photos that we have uploaded in our social media accounts. Some of my photos are posted publicly, because I need to and I want to, though I am not a celebrity or a famous person, I have my own reasons that is why I cannot simply upload it privately.

Here let me show you how I turned off my Location Services setting for my photos in my smart phone. Some people might think this is stupid (my HOW TO turn it off) but believe me, there are people who doesn’t know how to do it simply because they don’t care much about their cell phones, they just use it for making calls, for texting, for taking photos but they don’t check every thing in their phones, they don’t even know what is the IMEI number of their smart phones and doesn’t even care where they can find it.

First, you need to go to your iPhone’s Settings, it looks like this:
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Then look for the PRIVACY. When you are in the privacy settings, tap that Location Services:

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You can choose to TURN IT ALL OFF just by touching that circle beside the ON. But please, don’t because you need the location services when you use the Google Maps, and it might come handy when your iPhone gets stolen.
IMG_9834You just have to turn the Location Services for your Camera and other Photo editing apps in here:

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This might sound or look ridiculous for those tech savvy people out there, but for those who don’t know what to do, this might be of great help to you.

Safety Tips : How to make your Queen Size bed safe for your Baby

Now that my Baby Chicay can crawl on her own I made sure that she is safe. She sleeps beside me; I am not the typical mother who put their babies inside their cribs during the night. And because I have a Queen Size bed which is too high from the ground, I need to improvise. I used to put pillows all around us so that she will not fall, head first God forbid, but I still worry that she might so I thought of another way to keep her safe.

The bf suggested putting the bed-top on the floor, so we decided to divide the bed into two, which is easier because the Queen Size bed has almost the same width. And now, I do not have to worry anymore because I know that my baby is safer than before. I still put some pillows though just in case she falls off from our bed.