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A Quinceanera is a traditional Hispanic celebration that is held when a girl reaches her 15th birthday and enters womanhood. It is a coming-of-age religious ceremony, similar to a Catholic communion or Jewish bat mitzvah. In Cuba, a Quinceanera is a particularly large-scale celebration, during which the young Latina wears a white dress and is treated like a princess.
"Alice in Wonderland" is more than just a book: It is a demonstration of imagination at its finest. With the right decorations, birthday party guests will feel as if they've stepped (rather than fallen, like poor Alice) into the magical world of Wonderland. An Alice in Wonderland birthday party promises an enchanted evening guests will never forget.
Classroom teachers love their "kids," and one way to show that is with a party. Involve your students and their parents in setting up a celebration they are sure to remember. Elicit the help of classroom parents and volunteers in collecting supplies. Kids love to help and will be sure to enjoy creating the decorations and the snacks for your classroom birthday party.
The female counterparts to Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipettes, were first introduced in the cartoons of the 1970's. The 2009 film, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," brought them back into the spotlight --- and into the hearts of little kids. While Alvin and The Chipmunks themed party supplies are available for purchase, there are currently no party products that feature the Chipettes. With a few supplies and a bit of creativity, your birthday girl can still have the Chipettes-themed party of her dreams.
Salt Lake City is nestled on the shores of the Great Salt Lake and against the picturesque Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City takes pride in its natural surroundings and is also very family-oriented. The area provides numerous family-friendly activities and is the perfect place to plan a kid's birthday party.
The Eloise character in the well-known series of children's books by Kay Thompson grows up at The Plaza Hotel in New York, where she lives with her parents, who never appear in the books, movies or animated series. Eloise lives a life of luxury and privilege, and is adored by girls around the world for her adventures and her style. If you wish to celebrate a birthday in true Eloise fashion, you have several options to choose from -- from a Paris-themed party to one that takes place in a real-life version of Eloise's hotel suite.
The television show "Survivor," one of the first reality TV shows, has been on the air for more than 10 years and is still running as of time of publication. The show has somewhat of a cult following and extreme fans. One way to show your love of the show is to host your own "Survivor" themed birthday party complete with Survivor games, activities and food.
Planning a party for a tween or a teen can present a challenge for parents, as these more mature children are not as interested in backyard scavenger hunts and rounds of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey as their younger counterparts. Instead of trying to please a rambunctious and finicky group in your backyard, select a birthday venue that is naturally engaging and will leave your tween and teen guests with plenty to do.
Some teens may want to celebrate their birthday with their family, with mom or dad serving as emcee/driver/check picker-upper. Other teens may want parents nearby but out of sight. Older teens who can drive may want their parents out of the picture entirely. Many party places in Dallas are large enough so that parents will not mortify their teen by actually standing nearby.
Because it is the most populous region of Virginia and near Washington D.C., Northern Virginia offers numerous places to rent for a birthday party. Adults can choose from reception halls and fine restaurants. Kids can choose from museums, family fun centers and mobile birthday party options that will come to local parks or to the birthday child's house.
"Cars" is a Disney-Pixar animated film your child might enjoy. Coming up with ideas for a "Cars"-themed birthday party can be an enjoyable task for you to share with your child. She can teach you about the different "Cars" characters and help you put together a memorable birthday party using the movie theme.
Streamers are a popular party decoration since they are very flexible and extremely affordable, even if you need several packages. When decorating for a girl's party, choose from a variety of ideas, but always choose the girl's favorite colors.
A sweet 16 birthday party is one your daughter will never forget, if you plan it right. For girls who really love purple, choose from a variety of themes that fit in with the color. Choose a party theme that represents your daughter's sweet 16 personality. Rock the night away with an 1980s party, or plan a more sophisticated garden tea party, all surrounded by the color purple.
Age 70 is a time for celebration. Leave the over-the-hill jokes out of your party planning and, instead, celebrate the life of a great Christian woman. Use the memories that she has and memories that others have of her. Choose a theme from her favorite Christian movie or book, or another idea that fits her personality.
Ask almost any Texan and they will more than likely proudly let you know that "everything is bigger in Texas." For parents in the city of Dallas and surrounding area, applying this Texas philosophy to planning a 2-year-old girl's birthday party means searching Dallas for the location that best suits a little girl's interests. Plan a fun birthday party by choosing Dallas party options or locations that will interest your little girl as well as incorporate a 2-year olds need to expand her motor skills, use all of her senses and practice being independent.
According to the event planning website Eventective.com, Roanoke, Virginia, features 44 venues where you could host a birthday party. The venues range in variety from zoos and roller skating rinks to teen event centers, wineries and parks. You'll find something for every birthday boy or girl, man or woman, no matter what age or preferences.
Lincolnshire, Illinois, is about 34 miles northwest downtown Chicago, making it a prime location for those who want access to big-city life while maintaining a suburban home. Set in a landscape of mature trees and parks with shopping and dining areas galore, Lincolnshire has plenty to offer its residents who are looking to celebrate their birthdays close to home.
Residents in the Winchester, Virginia, area have a number of venues where they can celebrate a birthday party. Some of them -- an animal park and a children's museum -- draw on the city's location in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Activities include sports and exercise, creating artwork, feeding and watching animals, and learning about dinosaurs and natural history.
Treat sacks, or goody bags, are an essential element of children's birthday parties. Traditionally given to guests as departure gifts, treat sacks are many children's favorite part of birthday parties. If you are throwing a party for your child's 4th birthday, forgo the typical candy and plastic toys in favor of healthier, more creative goody bags.
Charleston is the state capital of West Virginia, serving as a gateway city between urban convenience and the rural lifestyle of the Appalachian Mountains. The city is home to several parks and outdoor spaces, free Friday night concerts, an October car show and several festivals throughout the year. The friendly, small-town feel, combined with the conveniences of a large city, provide different locations for teenagers to join together and celebrate special life events, including birthdays.