Posts Tagged ‘birthday’
Over the years, there have been some changes in celebrations but no more apparent than in children’s birthday parties.
Recently, a yummy mummy and her delightful children (3 of the little lovelies) all popped along to the showroom to discuss upcoming birthday celebrations within her brood.
A little bemused as the children in her care were all in the under 5 category, one wonders when this new craze started and whatever next.
At 7 years old I recall my first birthday party and was horrified when my mother started to wrap the ‘pass the parcel’ in newspaper. I threw myself on the floor, wailing loudly that I would be the laughing stock of the school unless she came up with some better ideas. 40 years ago, it would never have been thought of to have a disco or a visit to the local hostelry for a veritable feast of a buffet with a variety of sandwiches, sausage rolls etc for an adult, let alone a two year old and her ‘friends’.
If on the off chance nowadays that you decide to have your childs celebratory party at home, you must be prepared for every eventuality. Drinks and refreshments for both the children and their accompanying parents (both separate of course because who could expect an adult to eat cheese strings) with wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks (not squash unless this is from Fortnum’s and cost more than your latest car). Party bags are non negotiable and don’t try to get away with a piece of cake and a £1 toy from your favourite ‘thrifty’ establishment as it is guaranteed that one of the little monsters will make comment and this will naturally be discussed on all the available social networking sites for many years to come.
However, firework’s is the thing you can get away with even on a tight budget.
Recently holding a party for a 3 year old, the pre-requisite gazebo erected, the hot plate serving steaks and burgers and fireworks on the roof of the garage, well away from prying little fingers.
It was a lovely affair with no drama’s and plenty of music and the children and the families suitably impressed with the short display of fireworks. The cost of this would be in the region of £30.00 and worth every penny. So, if you want to find an inexpensive way of ‘keeping up with the Jones’ or placating little Johnny for the rest of his school life, in a manner which will cause no future embarrassment, treat them to a short firework display.
£32.40 will buy you the Flamenco selection box which contains 35 quality fireworks. Not as loud as some of the 1.3g packs but with plenty of colour and effect.
Keep it simple and it will be a birthday party to remember.
If you would like to discuss your little ones party, come along to see us and we will ensure that you get the best possible display taking your personal requirements into consideration.
Another small but very impressive barrage is the firestorm. Made by the well known black cat, it has a fantastic 16 fiery shots which vary from silver tails to crackling stars, which all finish with a girly touch of pink. A good one for the ladies, or even one for a birthday/wedding surprise, and at just £3.45 it will leave the purses happy too.
On March 31, the Eiffel Tower will celebrated its 120th birthday and a year-long project to apply a new coat of bronze paint will begin. Even though, the tower will remained open to the public throughout the 18-months of the makeover.
Two dozen mountaineer-painters will coat the Paris monument in 60 tonnes of environmentally-friendly paint, in a specially-mixed hue called ‘Eiffel Tower Brown’ chosen to blend well with the city landscape.
The paint to be applied in three shades from very dark to light at the top, it will be the 19th paint job for the landmark, which gets a new coat every seven years. The 324 metres above the Paris skyline, the tower is the world’s most visited tourist attraction, drawing some six million people each year.
In the past the tower has gone from reddish brown to ochre-brown, yellow, brownish-yellow and dark red, before operators settled in 1968 on the current colour.
The Eiffel Tower was intended to be taken down after 20 years, but the authorities decided to let it stand, first for use as a radio communications tower and then as a landmark in its own right.