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Girls Birthday Party Ideas

Everyone deserves to celebrate in style the one day in the whole year that is truly theirs – their birthday. Birthdays are even more special for kids who begin the countdown months before and are super excited by the time their birthday actually arrives. And if it’s a girl’s birthday, well, think pretty dresses and matching accessories that make them look and feel like the princesses from fairy tales that they so adore. So if you are planning a birthday party for your little girl or , why not have a theme for it that will make the day even more memorable for her and for her guests!

Here are some fun girls birthday party ideas to help you along:

Favorite Cartoon Character

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Bring in your daughter’s birthday with her favorite characters: Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Dora, Princess Sofia, Alice, Cinderella, etc. You can send printed theme-based invites and ask your guests to dress up as your chosen character or if you are having a “dress up as your favorite character” party, ask everyone to just add an accessory that would help others identify which character they are dressed as. You can have theme-based cake, snacks and decoration for the venue. If you have chosen characters like Mickey and Donald, you can probably plan a Mickey Mouse Club House Party with a cartoon-quiz or a treasure hunt thrown in.

Girlie Fun Party

If it’s an all-girls party, let your little Divas (age group 5-7) have some girlie fun with a Barbie theme. In your invitation, ask each of your daughter’s friends to bring their favorite doll with a dress. You can plan activities around the dolls; they can wash the doll’s hair using mild shampoo, give them a new hairstyle (you can have a competition around it) and dress them up. This may seem like a little messy but you can ask each girl to use the bathroom sink one by one and tie a pink apron while they give the dolls a wash. Make sure you are present to supervise the process though. You can also add elements of a tea party to the event; take out your daughter’s toy tea set for the dolls and serve tea and tiny biscuit-based attractive snacks to the guests. Play Aqua’s I’m a Barbie Girl and other tracks for girls to dance on. All of this can be followed by the cake cutting with a Barbie-shaped cake or at least a cake with a pretty pink icing. For return gifts, you can have a small nail-art set or Barbie Pink nail polishes, or other such gifts as per your budget.

Garden Theme

When the weather is just right, planning a garden party can be loads of fun for everyone involved. Ask everyone to have a head gear in the form of a butterfly, ladybug, caterpillar, birds or even flowers or any other creepy-crawly they are likely to encounter in a garden! This theme is perfect when you have both girls and boys as guests for the party. Try to be creative and have theme based colorful bug topping for your snacks (easy to achieve with cookies, bread and cup cakes) as well as the cake. You can have a small quiz where children have to guess the names of insects, birds and flowers based on clues.

Tips On How To Make A Birthday Party With A Princess Theme

Which little girl doesn’t love the beautiful princesses in the fairy tales that her parents read to her at bedtime and doesn’t end up imagining herself as one in all her dreams? Go ahead and make her dreams come true by planning a princess birthday party on her special day. From throwing a tea party a la Princess Sofia of Disney to playing the fairy god mother, everything can be achieved to your little one’s satisfaction with some great planning, creativity, and of course, a little advice from us.

Here are a few tips on how to make a birthday party with a princess theme

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Décor: Keep the major color theme as pink, lavender or purple (after all, isn’t it the color purple associated with royalty). Use plain cloth in any of these colors as table cloth or to drape your sofa. Buy some princess party decoration material like crowns, ribbons, beautiful candelabras and vases for decorating tables. Set the table in small princess themed cups and saucers and theme-based tissues.

Costume: Now costumes are a really important part of any princess party. Make sure you get the grandest party gown with dazzling stone embellishments for your daughter. With all her guests turning out in their finest gowns, you’d want the birthday girl to stand out and make an impression. Accessorize her dress with artificial jewelry and a sparkling clutch; however, make sure that she’s comfortable in her dress. Perhaps it’s better to have a rehearsal a couple of days ahead of the party and make any required alterations beforehand. And yes, don’t forget the crown (or tiara)!

Games and Activities: Though there are a lot of princess party games available in the market, you can also create some simple ones on your own. For example, you could have a Princess Quiz with questions based on Disney princesses and fairy tale princesses. Depending on the age group, you can also ask each guest to give clues to a fairy tale and others can guess the name. Another great idea is treasure hunting. Give a twist to it by making the guests look for Cinderella’s glass slippers or perhaps a ring or a crown. If you have the budget for it, you can get a tattoo expert to do temporary princess-theme tattoos for each of the guests. You can also look for online printable material for games like Kiss the Frog, Make your princess story, etc.

Snacks and Cake: Like everything else, the snacks too should reflect your chosen theme. You can have fairy cakes with enticing toppings, edible jewelry, crown shaped sandwiches, fruit wands, colorful fruit drinks and cakes in the shape of a castle, princess or a crown.

Return gifts: If you are going to play fairy god mother or get someone else to do it for you, make sure you have enough chocolates and other small gifts to give out to the children. Be a little imaginative in playing the part, you may want a fancy for yourself as well!

Preparing in advance is the key to having a successful birthday party and while you are at it, be sure to send out hand-crafted customized invitation cards to all your daughter’s royal friends!

Team Trials Tournament CLOSURES FOR PUBLIC BOWLING May 15th – May 19th

Planet Bowl will be hosting the Team Trials Tournament for the Team Canada Roster at the Pan-Am Games! As a result of this there will be closures to the public:

From Thursday May 15th to Monday May 19th; Planet Bowl will be closed from 8AM until approximately 6PM (pending delays for the tournament).

Sorry for the inconvenience to anyone affected and good luck to all the participants!

TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am


Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga

Five Pin Bowling is one of those great sports for the whole family.  From the little preschoolers to grandma and grandpa, this is a great family activity, and Mississauga has an excellent assortment of bowling centers.

Park Royal Family Fun Centre

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Park Royal Family Fun Centre is a bowling centre where no matter what the weather is outside it’s always fun and a great place to be inside.  Park Royal has accommodation for kid’s parties, as well as parties for groups and companies.  Families have a special price of up to one hour of play for up to six people and a family fun pass that allows all six to play for two hours for one set price.   They also offer leagues for every age group.  This center is located at 2425 Truscott Drive and are open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Wednesday, noon to 10:0pm Thursday and Friday, and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Planet Bowl

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Another great bowling centre is the Planet Bowl is one of the best choices for Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga because, not only do they have great lanes, they have the facilities to host parties for companies, schools, and even family reunions.  Their bowling leagues range from leagues for the kiddos to mixed leagues for adults and even Seniors get into the game with a league all their own.  With 48 lanes, the Orbit Café, and an excellent Pro Shop for a full range of balls, shoes, and bags, Planet Bowl is the place everyone loves for good fun and a great time with family and friends.  Planet Bowl is listed as one of the top seven places in Mississauga for kid’s birthday parties.  Planet Bowl is located at 5555 Eglinton Ave West and is open from 10:00am to midnight Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00am Friday, 9:00am to 2:00 am Saturday, and 9:00am to midnight on Sundays.

Centre Bowl

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Centre Bowl also offers five pin bowling and has special events packages for birthdays, reunions, or other special events to get a group of family and friends together for an afternoon or evening of good fun.  They offer group specials that range from two hours of bowling, which includes shoe rental, pizza, and drinks, to a bowling party that can accommodate up to five lanes and 30 people at a group discounted price.  They also have a variety of leagues that meet in the daytime, evening, and some just on weekends.  Centre Bowl is located at 4300 Cawthra Road and is open from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on Monday, noon to 10:00pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Each site offers a lot of great fun, and reservations can be easily made by calling at any time during regular business hours.   Everyone knows that bowling is good clean fun where families and friends can get together, laugh, and just enjoy having a great time with one another while getting some exercise and enjoying an all-around fun sport.  Grab the family and friends and go Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga.

10 Best Birthday Cakes of All Time

 

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Are you celebrating your birthday? Have you just been promoted and sharing the joy with friends? Well, whatever is the event, no party is complete without a delicious cake. However, a cake that tastes good is not enough for the guests and you want something more. So what is it that makes the cake incredible, yummy and the look of it would make you want to devour it? For one, the cake should be beautifully decorated. For example, kids love to have chocolates. On their birthday parties you can order a cake that is decorated with chocolates and gems. However, adults would like to go for something more subtle. Vanilla or strawberry cakes decorated in the shape of burgers or rugby balls would look awesome. Now all you have to do is blow out the candles and make a wish! Here’s our list of our favourite 10 best birthday cakes of all time! With cakes so yummy we wish every day is our birthday.

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Which one is your favourite?

Top 10 Outfits for Cosmic Bowling

 

 

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Cosmic bowling is a fun activity where you not only have fun while bowling, but you also wear geeky clothes and strike a disco pose. Offered by several bowling centers, cosmic bowling is done under neon lights with loud music. So get ready for the adventure!

“What should I wear during cosmic bowling” is one question many people ask. For one, forget your traditional clothes. Cosmic bowlers wear glow in the dark fluorescent shirts coupled with similar types of shoes and jewelry. Some even go as far as wearing glow in the dark headbands, lipsticks and nail polishes. Basically you have to dress louder than the music. If you don’t have these types of clothes and accessories, wear a lot of white.  Girls can wear white v-neck shirt with a bright blue tank top would also look great. With the right clothing on, you will be able to enjoy Cosmic Bowling thoroughly!

Here are the top 10 outfits for cosmic bowling:

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