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  • 1. How to Host a Birthday Party: An A-Z Guide By Franny Tyska

2. A is for ALWAYS PLAN AHEAD!

  • Always plan ahead! You have to get ready for the special day!
  • The key is this motto:
  • Perfect Planning Produces Perfect Parties!
  • The first birthday parties began before the rise of Christianity, to ward off evil spirits!

3. B is for Balloons

  • Balloons are perfect to make any celebration special, including birthdays.
  • There are many games you can play with just a single balloon, so there good if you want to save money.
  • Did you know balloons long ago were made of animal bladders?

4. C is for Cake (or cupcakes)

  • Parties NEED cake (or cupcakes) to make it seem special. You also can sing happy birthday at the of eating cake.
  • You can make a cake or by it at a bakery.
  • Greeks called cakes "plakous , which means "flat."

5. D is for Decorations

  • Decorations can be confetti, streamers, balloons, etc.
  • You should put decorations up so people know that your party is special.
  • Madonna used a 2-ton disco ball (a decoration) that was embellished with 2 million dollars' worth of crystals for her Confessions Tour in 2006.

6. E is for Excellent Invitations

  • Send invitations out to all of you friends so they know your having a party.
  • Include the Who, What, When, Where and Why.
  • A long time ago when there was no other way, invitations had to be hand delivered by scullery maids, no matter the weather conditions!

7. F is for Favor Bags

  • Favor bags are a great way to tell your guests thank you.
  • Favor bags are small bags filled with inexpensive treats.
  • Favor bags are often called treat bags or goodie bags.

8. G is for Guests

  • You simply MUST HAVE guests at a party.
  • Dont invite to many guests or the party will get too crazy!
  • Make sure you are nice to your guests or theyll want to go home.

9. H is for Hosting it at your House

  • Only host it at your house if your ready for a mess!
  • Make sure you clean up your house before your guests come or theyll think youre a slob.
  • Did you know that 15% of Americans live in apartments instead of houses?

10. I is for Ice Cream

  • Ice Cream is a delicious treat that you should eat with your cake.
  • I recommend that you keep the ice cream in the freezer.
  • In 1700,Governor Bladen from Maryland served ice cream to his guests.

11. Juice J is for

  • Juice is a delicious drink that would be a good substitute for soda, which is very unhealthy.
  • Make sure you get the juice ready right away for guests, because there bound to get thirsty soon.
  • Cranberry juice has been known for a long time to prevent or even treat bladder infections.

12. K is for Kitchen

  • I recommend that you keep your guests OUT OF THE KITCHEN!
  • Believe me, THEY WILL MAKE A HUMUNGOUS MESS!
  • Cooking fires ( which occur in the kitchen), are the number one reason of home fires and home fire injuries.

13. L is for Late

  • At a birthday party, its fun to stay up late.
  • But, dont stay up quitetoolate or youll be really tired in the morning.
  • Did you know that 11-12 year olds need at least 9 hours of sleep a night?

14. M is for Music

  • Music is great for a party.
  • It sets a nice, positive mood.
  • This is the song with the longest title,
  • 'I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues' By Hoagy Carmichael in 1943.

15. N is for NO CLOWNS

  • Seriously. Trust me on this.
  • Clowns are not good for 12-13 year olds birthday parties.
  • Did you know there are four different types of clowns?

16. O is for Opening the Door

  • Make sure your ready when you open the door.
  • Make sure you smile and say hello!
  • If you want to say hello in Bulgarian, say Zdravei!

17. P is for PRESENTS!!!

  • Presents are fun to get.
  • Make sure to say Thanks!
  • The first present giving traces back to Ancient Rome!

18. Q is for Queen of the Party

  • Youre the host, so your in charge!
  • But remember, your guests want to have fun, so be kind and courteous.
  • Always remember to let them make choices, too!

19. R is for Running Guests out the Door

  • Once the party is done, you will have to run the guests out the door.
  • Make sure to say Thanks for coming!
  • Did you know the earliest doors were foundin Egyptian tombs?

20. S is for Success!

  • YES! You finished! NOT! You still have more to do!
  • But first, take a breather for about an hour.
  • Oh no! YOU FELL ASLEEP! WAKE UP! You still have more to do!

21. T is for Thank You Cards

  • Thank you cards are a big pain.
  • But you have to thank your guests for coming.
  • Try not to give fill in the blank cards because they dont mean as much as the real thing.

22. U is for Under the Table

  • Make sure you check under the table for left over crumbs and food.
  • Get out a vacuum and suck it up.
  • Did you know that Hubert Cecil Booth invented the vacuum. Thank God!

23. V is for Very Messy

  • Your house is probably a wreck.
  • I suggest you clean bit by bit so you dont get stressed.
  • Once you are done, RELAX!

24. W is for Wrapping Paper

  • This you should NOT throw away.
  • If there is enough, you can save it and reuse it.
  • REDUCE, REUSE RECYCLE!
  • Did you know that the Chinese invented wrapping paper?

25. X is for X-tra Food

  • You probably ate a lot of food- but NOT ALL OF IT!
  • Keep the extras for your next meal.
  • Did you know that the name Extra Food is the name of a Canadian super market?

26. Y is for YOURE DONE!

  • Congrats on your party that is FINISHED!
  • You might be a bit sad, but remember, you can rest and look at your presents now!
  • GO GET SOME SLEEP!

27. Z is for Zippety-Do-Da

  • Zippety-Do-Da, Zippety-Day, my oh my its a wonderful day! Your Parties over, and its time to play, Zippety-Do-Da, Zippety-Day!
  • Have fun at the rest of your parties, kids!

28. Bibliography

  • Google
  • Tess
  • Wikipedia
  • Ask.com