4 Ways to Make Your Next Party Stand Out

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If you're planning a special party or event, you want to make sure that it goes well so that you and your guests enjoy. Taking extra steps to ensure that your party is more fun can allow your guests to have a more memorable experience. Luckily, there are many ways in which you can make sure that your party stands out from the crowd. Keep reading to find out how!

Decorate with Quality Party Balloons

Balloons can be a fun way to decorate the interior and exterior areas of your party location. If you really want to wow people when they first walk up to your party, balloons are recommended! If you're looking for something other than standard balloons, it's a good idea to work with a balloon and party decoration company. They can offer quality balloons and display your balloons in a professional and fun manner. They will also use quality materials that are likely to last a lot longer.

Don't Forget About Music

Music can change the entire mood of a party. If you haven't thought about music, now is the time to do so. You can consider having a DJ there so that guests can choose to play their favorite songs. If live music is more your thing, consider having a band or acoustic guitarist at your event. This can make the entire day more enjoyable.

Hire an Event Professional

Another way to make sure that your party is fun and unique is to hire an event professional. You want to make sure that your guests are entertained throughout the entire party. You can hire a magician, clown, motivational speaker, or costume professional, depending on your event and the interests of your guests. By working with a professional, you can have a lot less worry, because you will get the best results.

Set Up a Photo Booth

Another great way to make your event stand out is by having a photo booth available for your guests to use. This is a fun activity that allows your guests to be creative. It's also a great idea because your guests will be able to take a small memento with them after they leave your party. You can hire a professional to set up the photo booth so that you have props included and have the best high quality prints available.

As you can see, there's more than one way to make sure that your next party or special event stands out. Consider implementing these ideas so that your guests will look back on your event fondly.

6 Ways to Tell Her “I Love You” Even Without Actually Telling Her “I Love You”

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1. Laugh at ALL her jokes.

There is nothing that tells your mamacita "I love you" more than your laughing at all her jokes; and I mean “ALL”, however bad they sound! It doesn’t matter even if she forgot that you've heard the same jokes a thousand times before. This way, she will feel that you love and appreciate her always.

2. Help her heal a childhood loss or hurt.

One of the most powerful things you can do to your girl is to just listen to her loss or hurt story and follow up on your concern for what happened with a big hug and a re-assuring “it is okay Dear, it is over now”.

3. Do some bedtime cuddling quite often.

This quite easy-to-do love gesture helps you to sustain a long-term romantic connection with your woman. Even if each of you needs – and often uses – their own bed space for sleeping, it is recommended that you just touch each other for say 15 minutes before each of you goes to their side of the bed.

And by the way, lovers or spouses who engage in this cuddling activity also do enjoy healthier sex lives.

4. Snuggle up closer to your chiq whenever watching TV or relaxing together in the living room.

Though sitting across the living room away from one another in separate chairs may often be comfortable for you, it may not always be fulfilling to your heart, but more so to your partner’s.

Snuggle up closer to each other to keep each other warm and much more comfortable.

5. Try to go above and beyond what she expects of you quite often.

Every now and then, you should make grand gestures to your woman; it is a wonderful way to say “I love you” even without it actually coming out of your mouth. Be keen to study her as you live together and know what she loves to do, where she loves to go, or what kind of gifts she loves. Then surprise her with something beyond these quite often.

Performing an extraordinary thing for your girl helps you create cherished memories for the two of you as a couple.

6. Be always extra-considerate with her.

Always remember to use words like "please", “I am sorry” and "thank you". Also, effortless deeds like opening the door for her, helping her put on a coat or leaving a little love note in her pocket are some of the other little things that will show how much you love her without even voicing it.

Doing these 6 things on a day-to-day basis will work wonders for your relationship. Just start doing them today and see how happy your romantic life can be.

Getting Ready to be a First-time Dad

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“Congratulations, you are going to be a dad.” These words are soothing to many ears. However, these words also indicate that your life will be completely altered? Though exciting, being a dad first-time dad is not an easy thing. It gets even tougher if you don't get ready for it. How can a man prepare to be a first-time father? Here are five important things that every dad should do in preparation for the arrival of the baby

1. Accepting that things will change

The very first step to preparing to be a first-time father is accepting that your life will never be the same again. Your free time will reduce significantly, and you will have to consider your child before making any decision. If you thought that you can simply squeeze your child in your tight schedule think again. The truth is that from the moment the baby arrives, you will have to make your schedule around your baby’s schedule not the other way round. Your sex life will change, so will your relationship with your partner. All these are things you need to accept rather than fight.

2. Attend parenting classes

You will have to learn some things about parenting. Where else can you learn this than in parenting classes! The information offered in these classes is very useful and especially for first-time parents. Here you learn how to handle the delicate baby in the right way, change diapers, and bathe the baby among others. Believe it or not, all this will come in handy when the baby is born. Reading parenting books, magazines and journals will also provide you with tons of useful information.

3. Prepare financially

Your finances will change with the arrival of the baby. There will be medical bills to be settled, clothes to be bought and other baby related things to be catered for. If your partner has been working, she may have to take an unpaid leave or quit her job altogether to take care of the baby. You may also have to hire someone to take care of the baby while you go to work or even move into a larger house. You do not want to get caught financially unprepared. The burden that comes with it is intolerable. If you can, consult a financial planner. You will get guidance on how to handle your finances efficiently.

4. Helping out with the house chores

Taking care of the child can be tiring. The truth is that by the end of the day, your wife will be probably too tired to lift even a spoon. You need to help her with the house chores as well as taking care of the baby. You might have to cut on those boys’ night outs and get home early. Your wife will appreciate all the help she can get. Additionally, getting home early allows you to spend some quality time with your family.

5. Have people to talk to

Establishing a social support system right before your child is born is important. You will have people to share with your fears. These could be either your friends, family or a specialist. Additionally, talk with your partner about how your life will change with the arrival of the child. Together you can figure out possible ways on how to cope with the changes. This will make life easier for everybody.

Being a first-time dad is not easy. However, if you physically and psychologically prepared, it will be much easier to adjust to being a first-time father.

Life After Marital Separation

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Is there life after marital separation? The emotional turmoil brought about by a failed marriage haunts a couple with this daunting question. Marital separation can rip apart one’s sensibilities shattering hopes and dreams of a bright future for the family. The thought that walls have closed in and there is no way out of the darkness would most likely enter the mind of a married couple breaking up. Anger, anxiety, loneliness, and doubt make up an entire gamut of reactions for both spouses regardless of who is at fault.

The fact is, both spouses are responsible for how their marriage turns out. The breakup story would appear to have a good guy and a bad guy but at the end of the day, it cannot be denied that both spouses played a part in its sour ending. This may not be clear in the beginning as the wounds are too painful for the couple to see the bigger picture from a place of acceptance and surrender. Hence, time is of the essence in allowing spouses to heal from this devastating chapter in their lives.

In healing from a marital breakup, one must remember that pain teaches us important life lessons. There is truth to the saying that “lessons hurt before they are learned.” How well these lessons are learned depends on how much one is willing to let go of the ego. Otherwise, the same mistakes will keep showing up in succeeding relationships leading to more chaotic outcomes.

If the separation was triggered by the husband engaging in an extramarital affair, it would do well for the wife to take the high road and open her mind to the lessons presented by the situation. Seeing her husband as “teacher” instead of “cheater” enables her to welcome the growth experience and forgive her offender. The wife is able to look beyond the pain and into her accountability for her husband’s behavior. What is this experience trying to teach her? Was she an enabler? Did she turn a blind eye to his indiscretion? Was she too scared to speak up and rock the marital boat? Did she give her power away by allowing her husband to disrespect her?

One must prioritize the growth process for the painful experience to serve its purpose. Otherwise, it will be a futile struggle. A wife who has been cheated on must learn to stand up for herself. She must learn that she is a human being with inherent dignity, worthy of love and respect. Though she is the offended party, she must also muster the courage to look for the same repulsive traits of her husband within herself. She must learn to be honest at all times, to tell no lies or she will be lied to. Indeed, the healing process, hard as it may be, is a cleansing process. It allows one to see life and the world at large with fresh eyes so she can start anew.

There is life after marital separation but it is a changed life. For the better or for the worse? It will have to be an individual choice.