How To Host A Birthday Party

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<ul><li> 1. How to Host a Birthday Party: An A-Z Guide By Franny Tyska</li></ul> <p> 2. A is for ALWAYS PLAN AHEAD! </p> <ul><li>Always plan ahead! You have to get ready for the special day! </li></ul> <ul><li>The key is this motto: </li></ul> <ul><li>Perfect Planning Produces Perfect Parties! </li></ul> <ul><li>The first birthday parties began before the rise of Christianity, to ward off evil spirits! </li></ul> <p> 3. B is for Balloons </p> <ul><li>Balloons are perfect to make any celebration special, including birthdays. </li></ul> <ul><li>There are many games you can play with just a single balloon, so there good if you want to save money. </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know balloons long ago were made of animal bladders? </li></ul> <p> 4. C is for Cake (or cupcakes)</p> <ul><li>Parties NEED cake (or cupcakes) to make it seem special. You also can sing happy birthday at the of eating cake. </li></ul> <ul><li>You can make a cake or by it at a bakery. </li></ul> <ul><li>Greeks called cakes "plakous , which means "flat."</li></ul> <p> 5. D is for Decorations </p> <ul><li>Decorations can be confetti, streamers, balloons, etc. </li></ul> <ul><li>You should put decorations up so people know that your party is special. </li></ul> <ul><li>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. </li></ul> <p> 6. E is for Excellent Invitations </p> <ul><li>Send invitations out to all of you friends so they know your having a party. </li></ul> <ul><li>Include the Who, What, When, Where and Why. </li></ul> <ul><li>A long time ago when there was no other way, invitations had to be hand delivered by scullery maids, no matter the weather conditions! </li></ul> <p> 7. F is for Favor Bags </p> <ul><li>Favor bags are a great way to tell your guests thank you. </li></ul> <ul><li>Favor bags are small bags filled with inexpensive treats. </li></ul> <ul><li>Favor bags are often called treat bags or goodie bags. </li></ul> <p> 8. G is for Guests </p> <ul><li>You simply MUST HAVE guests at a party. </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont invite to many guests or the party will get too crazy! </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure you are nice to your guests or theyll want to go home. </li></ul> <p> 9. H is for Hosting it at your House </p> <ul><li>Only host it at your house if your ready for a mess! </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure you clean up your house before your guests come or theyll think youre a slob. </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know that 15% of Americans live in apartments instead of houses? </li></ul> <p> 10. I is for Ice Cream </p> <ul><li>Ice Cream is a delicious treat that you should eat with your cake. </li></ul> <ul><li>I recommend that you keep the ice cream in the freezer. </li></ul> <ul><li>In 1700,Governor Bladen from Maryland served ice cream to his guests. </li></ul> <p> 11. Juice J is for</p> <ul><li>Juice is a delicious drink that would be a good substitute for soda, which is very unhealthy. </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure you get the juice ready right away for guests, because there bound to get thirsty soon. </li></ul> <ul><li>Cranberry juice has been known for a long time to prevent or even treat bladder infections.</li></ul> <p> 12. K is for Kitchen </p> <ul><li>I recommend that you keep your guests OUT OF THE KITCHEN! </li></ul> <ul><li>Believe me, THEY WILL MAKE A HUMUNGOUS MESS! </li></ul> <ul><li>Cooking fires ( which occur in the kitchen), are the number one reason of home fires and home fire injuries.</li></ul> <p> 13. L is for Late</p> <ul><li>At a birthday party, its fun to stay up late. </li></ul> <ul><li>But, dont stay up quitetoolate or youll be really tired in the morning. </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know that 11-12 year olds need at least 9 hours of sleep a night? </li></ul> <p> 14. M is for Music </p> <ul><li>Music is great for a party. </li></ul> <ul><li>It sets a nice, positive mood. </li></ul> <ul><li>This is the song with the longest title,</li></ul> <ul><li>'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.</li></ul> <p> 15. N is for NO CLOWNS </p> <ul><li>Seriously. Trust me on this.</li></ul> <ul><li>Clowns are not good for 12-13 year olds birthday parties. </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know there are four different types of clowns? </li></ul> <p> 16. O is for Opening the Door </p> <ul><li>Make sure your ready when you open the door. </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure you smile and say hello! </li></ul> <ul><li>If you want to say hello in Bulgarian, say Zdravei!</li></ul> <p> 17. P is for PRESENTS!!! </p> <ul><li>Presents are fun to get. </li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure to say Thanks! </li></ul> <ul><li>The first present giving traces back to Ancient Rome! </li></ul> <p> 18. Q is for Queen of the Party </p> <ul><li>Youre the host, so your in charge!</li></ul> <ul><li>But remember, your guests want to have fun, so be kind and courteous. </li></ul> <ul><li>Always remember to let them make choices, too! </li></ul> <p> 19. R is for Running Guests out the Door </p> <ul><li>Once the party is done, you will have to run the guests out the door.</li></ul> <ul><li>Make sure to say Thanks for coming! </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know the earliest doors were foundin Egyptian tombs? </li></ul> <p> 20. S is for Success! </p> <ul><li>YES! You finished! NOT! You still have more to do! </li></ul> <ul><li>But first, take a breather for about an hour. </li></ul> <ul><li>Oh no! YOU FELL ASLEEP! WAKE UP! You still have more to do!</li></ul> <p> 21. T is for Thank You Cards </p> <ul><li>Thank you cards are a big pain.</li></ul> <ul><li>But you have to thank your guests for coming. </li></ul> <ul><li>Try not to give fill in the blank cards because they dont mean as much as the real thing. </li></ul> <p> 22. U is for Under the Table</p> <ul><li>Make sure you check under the table for left over crumbs and food. </li></ul> <ul><li>Get out a vacuum and suck it up. </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know that Hubert Cecil Booth invented the vacuum. Thank God! </li></ul> <p> 23. V is for Very Messy </p> <ul><li>Your house is probably a wreck. </li></ul> <ul><li>I suggest you clean bit by bit so you dont get stressed. </li></ul> <ul><li>Once you are done, RELAX! </li></ul> <p> 24. W is for Wrapping Paper</p> <ul><li>This you should NOT throw away. </li></ul> <ul><li>If there is enough, you can save it and reuse it. </li></ul> <ul><li>REDUCE, REUSE RECYCLE! </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know that the Chinese invented wrapping paper? </li></ul> <p> 25. X is for X-tra Food </p> <ul><li>You probably ate a lot of food- but NOT ALL OF IT! </li></ul> <ul><li>Keep the extras for your next meal. </li></ul> <ul><li>Did you know that the name Extra Food is the name of a Canadian super market? </li></ul> <p> 26. Y is for YOURE DONE! </p> <ul><li>Congrats on your party that is FINISHED! </li></ul> <ul><li>You might be a bit sad, but remember, you can rest and look at your presents now! </li></ul> <ul><li>GO GET SOME SLEEP! </li></ul> <p> 27. Z is for Zippety-Do-Da </p> <ul><li>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! </li></ul> <ul><li>Have fun at the rest of your parties, kids! </li></ul> <p> 28. Bibliography </p> <ul><li>Google </li></ul> <ul><li>Tess </li></ul> <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul> <ul><li>Ask.com </li></ul>