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The Best Christmas Gifts for a Nine-Year-Old Girl

Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. As such, you want to find Christmas gifts she will love long into the new year. She has not yet reached adolescence but she is on the threshold of her pre-teen years, so buying gifts for her could be tricky. Look to her interests and stage of li

How to Create a Bat Theme Halloween Party

Preparing for a Halloween party? By choosing a classic theme for the party you will cut out hours of preparation! So why not go "batty?" Keeping the theme going with place cards, garland and a bat cake will certainly make it look like you spent hours and hours prepping. And having the decor theme c

How to Find Preschool Graduation Party Ideas

If you are a teacher who is planning a graduation ceremony for a preschool class or you are a parent/caregiver who is looking for ways to celebrate your child's preschool completion with a fun party, generating unique, enjoyable party ideas can be a challenge. This graduation is a milestone for the

Novelty Anniversary Gifts

Mix a little romance and a little humor for your next anniversary.anniversary image by Arpad Nagy-Bagoly from Fotolia.comNo matter how long you and your spouse have stayed together, a specially chosen gift can make the one you love feel like a queen or king for a day. Though traditional...

Self Catering: Enjoy A Lot, Pay A Little

Be it a bed and breakfast or a traditional self catering home you choose to spend your holiday and enjoy some quality time, the expenditure will always be lower than the outside home.

The Best Gifts for a Wife for Christmas

A Christmas gift for a wife is often a laborious task for her husband. He looks for a gift that is special, sentimental and something that she would really like and enjoy. To find this type of gift, a husband often contemplates her interests and his budget, and then decides what to purchase. Wives u

Exotic Ideas for Anniversary Celebrations

Anniversaries are a time to have an exotic celebration of love.romance image by Robert Kelly from Fotolia.comWhen it comes to anniversaries---whether 10, 25, 50 years or more---couples should stop, take a deep breath and plan a celebration of their love. In medieval times, a tradition of...

How to Make Pooh Pinatas

Make a paper piñata for your child's birthday filled with candy and small treats. Depending on personal preference, make a simple piñata or customize it to the theme. Although it may seem difficult, a Winnie the Pooh piñata for a Pooh-themed party is sure to catch everyone's att

How to Make an Adult Birthday Card

Just as people never outgrow birthdays, birthday cards are an acceptable way to mark the date for any honoree, whether they are turning 15 or 55. When making an adult birthday card, you have a range of options, from funny to heart-warming. Know the card recipient's nature to best tailor the theme to

40th Birthday Gift Ideas in the U.K.

Get creative with a 40th birthday gift.birthday image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.com"Life begins at 40," wrote American self-help author Walter B. Pitkin, to which journalist and humorist Helen Rowland replied, "Life begins on your 40th birthday. But so do fallen arches, rheumatism,...

Horse Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Horse scavenger hunts can turn an average mounted ride into something completely unique. Scavenger hunts allow participants to engage in the scenery around them, as well as using their intellects to decipher clues. Horse scavenger hunts put riders on the same level, as beginners can find...

Gifts That Are Small & Fun

A small package can contain a lot of fun.gifts image by Horticulture from Fotolia.comThey say that good things come in small packages. And whether you are talking about a new-born baby, or a gift, the old adage is certainly true. After all, diamonds come in small packages. But gifts...

Good Easter Gifts

A typical Easter basket contains candy and a stuffed bunny toy.easter bunnies and easter basket image by Cindy Haggerty from Fotolia.comEaster is a Christian celebration, typically observed in early spring, that celebrates the resurrection of Christ. Easter, while rooted in religious...

Ideas for a Collectible Home Decor Gift

Give a teapot to a friend who likes to drink tea.Black Tea Pot image by Jo Hoden from Fotolia.comIf you would like to help a friend get into the habit of collecting an item to display in his home, then choose a timeless, creative object that can become a conversation piece when your...

How to Make a Darth Vader Mask

One of the world's most beloved dark characters holds a special place in our hearts, and likewise, is always a popular choice for Halloween. Darth Vader's character in Star Wars, and even more so, his wardrobe, makes him a perfect candidate for our alter egos this October 31. To do this, you have tw

Giving Your Fireplace Mantel the Holiday Treatment

We all love the thought of a stately fireplace mantel, decorated with evergreen boughs, holiday nick-knacks and most of all the family stockings hanging with care, in hopes that Saint...well, you know the rest of the story. Amazingly, the tradition of mantel decorating has lasted pretty much unchang

Personalized Gifts for Your Baby Nephew

Give your baby nephew a personalized gift that puts a smile on his face or sends a meaningful message that stays with him as he gets older. Many personalized gifts are engraved with the baby's name, date of birth or other information. Some of these presents can also include a longer heartfelt sentim

Gift Suggestions for a Boss Who Is a Doctor

Giving a gift to your boss is always a hard decision; you want your gift to be professional yet personalized. An additional challenge is if your boss is a busy physician who seems to have it all. Physicians appreciate a small thank-you from their staff, and there are plenty of options available, inc

Lake District Holiday Cottage Guide - A Focus on Elterwater

Never stayed in the Lake District before or looking for ideas for another Lake District holiday? Here's some ideas on things to do in the Lake District, a place to base your holiday, places to eat and drink, and a sample of things on offer for your holiday, with a focus on Elterwater. My person