How to Arrange the Best Kids Party Bags

How to Arrange the Best Kids Party Bags

Children expect party bags at the end of the party and it has become party etiquette to provide them. They are usually the last thing arranged, but of course the most important. However, a great party must end with a nice gift to remember.

After you confirm the number of children present, you can then get caught up in party bag planning. It’s best not to be late, because you will be surprised at how much time, effort and thought needs to be given to give an impressive party gift.

Budget

Decide on your budget and how much you want to spend. If you have a whole class of twenty to thirty children then you might have a limit of maybe two pounds per bag. But if you throw a smaller party then, of course, you can increase your expenses.

Consider The Age Of The Children and Gender

Guests who are younger than three years old will need gifts that are appropriate for their age, for example avoiding toys that are so small that they can choke.

If you are having a party where boys and girls attend, think about whether you would rather have a special bag for boys and girls or if you would rather have a unisex party bag. All of these considerations will help in determining the best gift to give.

Matching the Party Theme

If possible it’s always a nice touch to have a party bag that matches the party theme by completing the party. Your budget will determine what type you can provide, but that is just a case of using a lot of imagination and producing something a little more unique.

A party bag doesn’t have to be an actual bag and it just becomes a term used to represent a party gift. …

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Great Idea for Party Bag Fillers

Great Idea for Party Bag Fillers

It takes time to plan what to put in a party bag and time is something that many parents don’t have, so we have come up with some great gift ideas to include that boys and girls will like.

Most children have certain themes for their parties such as the Princess Party, Pirate party and so on. Whatever theme you choose, it helps you have a party bag that matches the party theme.

Great Ideas for Kids Halloween Goodie Bags

If you are planning this year’s Halloween Party, whether it is for some children or a large group of children, they will still hope to go home with some form of the party bag. Here are some great ideas for scary Halloween party gifts:

Paper & Plastic Bags

Paper Bags – You can buy ordinary paper bags with or without handles in extraordinary traditional Halloween colors, such as orange, black, white, red and green.

Paper bags are also good for decoration. Children will have fun making their scary monster party bag.

Fill them with small Halloween themed toys and some sweets.

For extra spooky effects, you can wrap small toys in an artificial stretchy spider web and then place them in each paper bag. Or maybe sprinkle some Halloween-themed confetti for a great effect.

Cello Bag – Available plain or printed and is ideal for filling small toys and sweets. Most bags have ties, but you can try & use something a little more appropriate like a black pipe cleaner to give the effect of a hairy spider.

A scary witch shaped cello bag is ideal for being filled with popcorn if you think the child is eating too much candy.

Prize Cup

Children can easily decorate ordinary paper cups, providing many craft materials to create their own scary creations.…

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Great Ideas for Kids Halloween Goodie Bags

Great Ideas for Kids Halloween Goodie Bags

If you are planning this year’s Halloween Party, whether it is for some children or a large group of children, they will still hope to go home with some form of the party bag. Here are some great ideas for scary Halloween party gifts:

Paper & Plastic Bags

Paper Bags – You can buy ordinary paper bags with or without handles in extraordinary traditional Halloween colors, such as orange, black, white, red and green.

Paper bags are also good for decoration. Children will have fun making their scary monster party bag.

Fill them with small Halloween themed toys and some sweets.

For extra spooky effects, you can wrap small toys in an artificial stretchy spider web and then place them in each paper bag. Or maybe sprinkle some Halloween-themed confetti for a great effect.

Cello Bags – Available plain or printed and are ideal for filling in small toys and candy. Most bags have ties, but you can try & use something a little more appropriate like a black pipe cleaner to give the hairy spider effect.

A scary witch shaped cello bag is ideal for filling in with popcorn if you think the child is eating too much candy.

Prize Cup

Children can easily decorate ordinary paper cups, providing many craft materials to create their own scary creations.

Make a few holes on either side of the cup and insert it through the ribbon to make a handle so they can carry it easily.

Cloth bag

Cotton bags are a great eco-friendly alternative and can be used repeatedly. You can buy tote bags with handles, or even drawstring bags in many designs including Halloween themes. They are great to be filled with small prizes.

Cunning things to make

Witch or witch hat – use craft paper to make a …

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Martial Arts: How to Improve Your Muay-Thai Skills

Martial Arts: How to Improve Your Muay-Thai Skills

Did you know that there are 3 easy ways to master your Muay-Thai skills? Let me list down a few forms of improving your skills.

One is through the use of shadowboxing. This technique is recommended for your footwork and flow. What need to do is move around 360 degrees, this is also a good help for your defense. However, take the time to position your chin and your hands; what height are they supposed to be? As well as the placement of your elbows; and moreover be very considerate of your stance. There is a technique called the mirror shadow box. This technique is very good but you need to make sure that the only reason you are using it is for you to get a feedback on your style and stance. In my observation, there were a few who uses this technique not for the benefits stated above. They have been using this technique for muscle flexing. It seems that some people were much more concerned about how they look than that of their techniques.

Second is through Bag Work. There are various types of bags to practice with. However, it is recommended that you ask your personal instructor for their assistance in choosing the right bag for you. Now, working with your bag is just as easy but, you will need to take note of your stance. It feels good to some to simply smash that bag enhancing the power you are releasing, but then again, you wouldn’t want to sacrifice your stance, your guard and technique. Another point that could be clarified on the bag work is that, you need to make sure that the bag is not only flying over, it would only mean that you are exerting on the “push the bag” rather than …

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Backpack Boxing Tips – Practice Like a Pro!

Backpack Boxing Tips - Practice Like a Pro!

Ever wondered what it takes to be a professional boxer? Apart from having the guts to step into the arena from the start, it takes years of preparation, dedication, training, and determination to succeed.

Many fighters follow the ‘old school’ approach to training which has been passed down from trainers to combat to trainers etc … It follows the basic principles of strength, flexibility, speed, endurance and explosive power.

Let’s start with perseverance. Many say that boxers need endurance from marathon runners to keep trying a maximum of 12 rounds. This is achieved by punishing roadwork (running), often in the early hours of the morning when the air is clear and no one is around. There are several different accounts about how far the boxer really ran. Some prefer to run shorter and faster (4-5 miles with speed), while others will run for longer distances (10 miles or more). I think the combination of the two is the best for your preparation – long run initially with hill work to build stamina then shorten the run and increase speed closer to fight the night by finishing with a sprint session for speed.

Speed, strength and explosive power are achieved through working hours in the gym. A typical session will follow the basic principles of a general fitness routine – warming up, stretching, cardio, resistance training, cooling, stretching:

Warming up: This will involve 4-6 rounds of duration of 3 minutes shadow-boxing with a 1 minute break between turns. The purpose of this is to involve your muscular-nerve pathways (training activities that must be followed so that your mind and body are activated) and to increase blood flow and heart rate so that the body is ready for intensive training.

Stretching: Good stretching is important to help minimize the risk of injury.

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How to Avoid Transferring Bed Bugs With Your Luggage

How to Avoid Transferring Bed Bugs With Your Luggage

There’s been a resurgence of bed bugs in the past couple years primarily because they’re so easily spread with peoples travel habits. It’s important when travelling that you take precautions so that your luggage isn’t transferring these disgusting little critters into your (hopefully) pest free home.

The first obvious step to avoid transferring bed bugs with your luggage is to avoid places that have them to begin with. I hate to sound like a broken record, but this really can’t be stressed enough. You never know where bed bugs will be living. They can be anywhere from your friends spare bedroom to a high end hotel, so do a quick search online to see if there are any reports of them online at your next stop-over.

Whether you find out that the place you’re staying has bed bugs or not, you may as well take a few easy steps to help avoid any risk of your luggage accidentally picking them up. Bed bugs like soft porous surfaces like bedspreads or carpet. So when you check into that hotel, NEVER put your luggage on your bed or the floor. Instead make it as difficult as you can for the little critters to access your luggage by elevating them on the folding luggage rack, and putting it on a hard surface (they hate them) like a tiled bathroom floor or entrance way.

If you’re a frequent traveller, there have been various new types of luggage developed to help you avoid transferring bed bugs. The best one to avoid transferring the bugs comes from Rise and Hang since the bag has a set of collapsible shelves which hangs from two metal hooks on any closet bar or back of a door. By doing this you not only keep your luggage off the ground, …

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What to Pack In Your Carry On Luggage

What to Pack In Your Carry On Luggage

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the most important bag that you will have to pack is your carry on luggage. This luggage bag will have everything in it to maintain your daily routine while you are traveling. Of course, depending on your personal daily requirements and the reason you are traveling will all depend on what you pack in your carry on. Listed below are a few travel tips on what to pack in your carry on luggage.

Traveling for Leisure

Prescription medication, you need to pack it in your carry on for easy access. I pack my husbands medication in a plastic bag in the prescription bottles that he receives them from the drugstore for security check purposes.

Daily hygiene items, toothbrush, toothpaste, some cosmetics, etc.

Identification, passport, cash. I wear a fanny pack instead of carrying a purse with a little cash in it just in case I need to purchase things while en route to my destination.

Take a book to read. Helps pass the time at the airport and on the plane. My husband likes to do puzzles therefore he takes a puzzle book in his carry on.

Pack 3 – 4 days worth of clothing, depending on the activities that you have planned for while you are away. Undergarments, shorts, bathing suit, sundresses, sandals etc. Our clothes are basic colors and we can mix and match so that we are not over packed at the same time.

Make a packing list, as stated in a previous article, of your essentials and your non-essentials. You can always cut down on your non-essentials if you feel your carry on is over packed.

Traveling for Business

Laptop.

Business files and business papers. You can always do some paperwork on the plane to get prepared for …

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