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Cool Kids Birthday Party Themes

There are hundreds of birthday party themes available for your kid’s memorable day. Aside from the usual cowboy, princess, dinosaur, pirate, and luau themes, some parents want to pull off something unique for their child’s birthday party.

Here are some of the unusual yet enjoyable themes that your kids and their guests would enjoy.

Backyard stargazing sleepover

A perfect learning activity for summer without even leaving your home! Invite guests to come over dinner time, bringing along their own blankets and insect repellents.

Set up tents, separated between boys and girls. After dinner, and a few rounds of space-related games, gather around as you spot planets constellations using a constellation map (available at hobby shops) and a telescope.

Family Olympics

An active party that includes parents and children. Come up with exciting games that would pit families against one another. Activities range from the physical three-legged races to more creative cake decorating contests.

You could even create your own medal standings and have the winning family sing their " family cheer" during the medal ceremonies.


Sports make an easy and customizable party theme! Whatever your sport of choice, make sure you get a game going!

Incorporate your child’s favorite sport to his or her party, from the invitations, the decorations, the games, and even the cake!


Kids love experiments! Hand out lab coats and safety goggles and put together experiments like volcanoes,  color cabbage,  bottle rockets made by dropping Mentos into a liter of cola or sundial.

Popstar party

Is your child a great singer (or simply a pop star wannabe)? Come up with a party inspired by karaoke, High School Musical, or your child’s favorite pop stars.

VIP badges, kid sunglasses and costume concert, camera flashing, and microphone singing karaoke.

Favorite cartoon party

Cartoon or animated movie characters are often the first choices for a kid’s birthday party theme. If your child has a favorite cartoon character, try incorporating it with his or her party. You could even have the guests dress up as their favorite cartoon characters.

Kids can create a comic strip about a fun topic.  You can find a great YouTube video that shows how to draw a cartoon.

Board Game

Perfect for the birthday boy or girl who doesn’t like loud parties. Set up individual game stations for guests!  Send a game piece to each invitee and ask them to bring the piece as admittance to your game-themed party.

You may want to schedule your party between meal times and simply serve some light snacks and refreshments.

Arts and crafts party

Have your kiddie guests create their own birthday cards for your birthday celebrant. You could also come up with other easy-to-do crafts that kids would enjoy such as cake decorating, coloring books, or cooking, and baking with an adult.


Teaching your kids to give back is important. Instead of the focus being on the birthday focus on a party theme around volunteering.

Make sure you have a discussion with the kids before you get started about why you’ve chosen to host a party with a purpose, and who will benefit from their generosity.

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My Picky Eater

Sitting my son down for dinner when he was a little boy was difficult because he always found something he hated on his plate. Saying “Eat your meat, or you will sit here until you finish your plate” didn’t help to change the circumstances.

Kids who are picky eaters can be prone to eat a poorly balanced diet. It seems like this condition can be quite common among younger kids.

As they grow up, kids may bring this behavior along with them which can become a headache for many concerned parents. Parents should try to deal with this problem the correct way if there is any way of trying to help kids follow a more well-balanced diet and stay healthy while growing up.

Identify a Picky Eater

My son started to be a picky eater when he was 2 years old. Picky eaters are usually children aged between two to six years old. Parents should try to observe the behavior of their kids around food or when its regular eating time.

There are telltale signs that can tell a parent of a picky eater in the house. My son was always saying he didn’t like the food on his plate. He was not hungry! If a child usually complains about the food for dinner or refuses to eat specific types of food,  you have a picky eater in your hands.

My son was really vocal about it. It was difficult to go to have dinner with friends and family.  I was always bringing something for him.

There are kids that remain silent and never complain but may also be picky eaters. Kids who usually push food around their plates instead of eating them can be a sign of a picky eater.

There are various reasons why some kids tend to avoid or refuse to eat certain kinds of foods. Some may dislike eating them because of their color. Others may find some foods difficult to chew or swallow or they don’t like the taste of it.

Knowing the underlying reasons why some kids refuse to eat certain foods may help parents effectively deal with them.

Dealing With It

Dealing with picky eaters does not require force or punishment. Although it may be frustrating, forcing your child to eat something he or she dislikes would not help.

What I did is to respect my son’s strong dislike of certain foods. I didn’t try to pressure him to eat something or even try to prepare a certain dish that he dislikes. Try to find other alternatives that will help avoid a battle.

I was cooking what my son likes to eat and try to encourage him to taste new foods without forcing him. Kids can acquire a taste for a certain food, even something that they previously disliked. My son started to eat new food. I even related some type of food to what was eating his favorites characters in the books and the movies.

Try involving your child in tasks for mealtime, and allow them to help pick out what to eat. You can build their interest in healthy food and share basic meal preparation lessons. Make it a team effort instead of a battle.

The best thing that a parent can do is to encourage them to try out foods without forcing them. Avoid rewarding kids just because they have eaten something that you want them to eat. Kids should learn to eat in order to satisfy their hunger, not because they expect to receive a reward for doing so.

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Every Mom Should Take a Momcation

Every mom should take a vacation by herself. Being a mom is hard. Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs you’ll ever have. While it is extremely rewarding, it can also be stressful, emotionally and physically.

Why do moms need to go on vacation alone?  As you know, taking a vacation with kids isn’t really a vacation. It feels like normal life but more stressful. Taking a momcation and only have yourself to care for is important. Incorporating relaxation in your life help you to stay happy and healthy.

Imagine no cooking, no laundry, no cleaning, or breaking up fights. Having to worry about anyone but yourself. A break from all mother duties!

Momcations don’t have to be extravagant. You can plan a short trip by yourself or a weekend with your friends. From hiking, skiing, shopping, wellness retreats, or weekends in a big city there’s a vacation for every mom.

Of course, experiencing mom guilt as a result of taking a vacation will be inevitable. But remember, kids, want and need their mother to be rested and happy. They can feel when you are stressed or overwhelmed. A short vacation will make you a better parent, in the short run and long run. Your happiness will make them feel emotionally secure and stable.

You’ll learn to appreciate what you have at home because you will be separated from it. You will found yourself being more patient, more loving, more focused on your family.

Every mom should take time for themselves to reconnect with you they are.