GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY IDEAS FOR KIDS!!

The fun and appeal of a “glow in the dark” party not only lies in the surreal, cool effects you get in the party area but also the creativity that goes behind it. So when you plan one for your kids, make sure you involve them in every detail to make it a wonderful experience! Here are some funky ideas we gathered…enjoy 🙂

Use glow sticks to create a welcome sign or any other words you want to stand out for your little guests.

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Use black lights, heavy curtains to make the room as dark as possible and get the maximum effect of any glowing, neon or fluorescent decor items. Use our glow in the dark wall art to jazz up plain walls and set the mood. See more: http://tinyurl.com/glowing-wall-art

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You can use a plant hanger and glow sticks to make a chandelier or just stick glow sticks inside balloons. Kids will simply love it.

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Want some spooky fun? Just put glow sticks inside plastic cups or inside white balloons and draw scary faces on them!

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Children always enjoy bright, animated stuff, so our funky LED night lights cum wall stickers will be perfect to create some friendly “glowing” fun. See more: http://tinyurl.com/fun-night-lights 

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Ask your guests to wear shoes with LED shoelaces to add some zing to the party. Hand out white T-shirts and highlighters so that kids can write cute messages on each other’s back! Yellow and orange pens work the best.

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Give every guest socks in bright neon colors or black and white and ask them to show off cool dance moves on the floor. You can also have glow necklaces handy to keep the party spirit high!

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Do you know how creative you can easily get with old mason jars? Just go wild on them with glow paint of your choice and a magical display is ready for everyone to go “WOW”!

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Lay out all the yummy food on a table against a particular wall. Use a black cloth or large sheet as a backdrop and decorate it with neon or fluorescent paper flowers or streamers or anything else your kids fancy. Try and get cookies, cupcakes or pastries with neon food colors in them. Using a bright fluorescent cupcake stand is also a great idea.

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Use bright neon plastic or paper cups, fun straws to made the food “shine” in the dark! You can also use water proof, acrylic LED ice cubes for the drinks and edible neon sprinkles on the chocolates or sweets…it will make the goodies doubly delicious.

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Most kids adore soft, feathery candy floss and if you insert a glow stick in each, voila! They get glowing candyfloss! But yes you should ideally not serve it to very small kids who might think the glow stick is edible.

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It’s a kids’ party so don’t forget games. If you have a kiddie pool just throw in loads of glow sticks to get the crowd mad with joy. Or just half fill some empty bottles with water and drop in glow sticks. Glow bowling is ready!

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Lastly, if you don’t mind a bit of mess, join in with the tiny tots and apply glowing face paint to have the ultimate glow in the dark party 🙂

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Photo credits: UberLyfe, Active Dark, Blovely Events, Kara’s Party Ideas, Listotic, Parentmap, Paint it Rouge

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DECOR IDEAS FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS!!

Festivals are happy and exciting occasions when we get together with family and friends. And the spirit of celebration touches our homes too!! So let’s see how some easy but smart ideas can make your home, gorgeous and welcoming 🙂

The main door of the house is the first focal point. Whether it’s Christmas or Diwali…adorning the entrance with garlands, wreaths or even tall vases of flowers can look awesome!

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Walls should never be left blank and boring…our amazing wall decals can animate any interior wall in seconds! Simple to apply they don’t damage your walls. You can also use them on glass surfaces, mirrors, lockers, tiles or any smooth, dry surface. Take a look at what we have, here: http://tinyurl.com/p52zal9; http://tinyurl.com/poduvq5

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A great way to make your home come alive is with bright, vibrant furnishing. Colorful, funky cushions can give a stunning makeover to an old sofa! Curtains in bold, vivid colors or prints can do the trick too…

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Don’t ignore what is beneath your feet though! A beautiful, plush rug or runner can be so welcoming…

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Lights can steal the show no matter what the occasion! String lights, paper lanterns, antique lamps, candles, diyas (on Diwali)…can transform the ambiance magically! They can be bright or suffused depending on the mood you want to create.

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 Floating candles or flowers or both in a shallow urn of water look extremely pretty. You can also make it a daily ritual to spread positivism around the house!

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 Fragrance is a major charmer when it comes to creating a fabulous memory…use floral, fruity or other delicious smelling incense or candles to make it “feel like heaven”…

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No festival is complete without food! So table presentation is crucial…bring out your best linen, place-mats, napkins, crockery and cutlery to create a memorable eating experience. Flowers in vases or submerged in water or floating aromatic candles can add an extra spark.

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 Finally…the delicacies that you have so lovingly prepared will earn many times its worth when presented in a creative and eye-catching manner. So whether it’s a salad or meat or dessert, attractive presentation is always a winner 🙂

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 Photo credits: Miss Craftsy, Zansaar, Houzz, Prismma

WINTER MAGIC IN YOUR BEDROOM!

When the summer heat makes you go crazy don’t you wish you could be in some place icy cool? It’s true that turning on the air conditioner will lessen your misery…but why not go a step ahead and create a winter wonderland in your bedroom? Let us show you how…

Check out these bedrooms here; see how the penguin wall décor gets half the job done. It makes the room look like Antarctica! See more: http://tinyurl.com/kv4tr3w

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The color of your walls can contribute in a major way, when it comes to creating the snowy, chilly ambiance…artificial, shimmering, silvery snowflakes hanging from the ceiling looks simply awesome!

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You can go for a combination of different shades of blue and white while choosing the bedding, blankets or cushions…it will enhance the general feel of the room. Kids will specially love the ones with “cool” motifs on them like igloos, penguins, polar bears or snow. Digital prints on plain sheets or covers are also another option. If the color of the curtains and furniture follow the same rule, like maybe white bed or dresser and pale blue curtains…it will be amazing.

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This bed shaped like an igloo, will definitely steal the show in any “ice age” bedroom! You can either look for one or get it done…

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Some not so big, but fun décor or utility pieces can do wonders too…large stuffed toys, clocks or night lights designed like penguins, faux fur polar rugs, willow bear chair, quirky doorknobs and much more!

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So now that you have already got a peek into the world of snow, you will know what elements to bring together and create your own magic. Needless to say, we are already going brrrr… 🙂

Photo courtesy: “Kids Theme Rooms” and “Theme Room Ideas”

ORGANIZATION IDEAS FOR THE LIVING ROOM…

There’s a reason why we call it the “living room”…we “live” here, enjoy with family and friends or just simply relax with a cup of coffee and a good book! We all have our own way to get the most out of this space. So making it look beautiful is very important. And let’s not forget, we usually have so much stuff that we need to figure out smart ways to design storage that pleases the eyes. The living room is a great place to go creative and come up with such solutions.

The first thing that comes to mind are shelves…simple floor to ceiling shelves can house tons of items, books, artifacts, stationery, photographs what not! Depending on the kind of things you want to display and the furniture in the room , you can choose a simple, new age look or a rough, rustic look or a plush, ornate look.

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If you don’t want dust to get at your things or maybe want to store items which you don’t want your guests to see, closed cabinets are the best option…floor to ceiling and wall to wall cabinets are ideal for storing endless stuff. You can also go for a combination of shelves and closed cabinets or where only the TV shows (there is in built space to accommodate that)! Check out the images below for a clearer idea…

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Other clever ideas are keeping pretty, matching bins (http://tinyurl.com/opytp64) under the coffee table or designing a stylish table around the sofa where you can arrange things both on top and underneath. Cushioned seating benches with box storage below is a great multi-functional piece of furniture. A narrow console or entryway table with bins or baskets in the space under, can help a lot too! See below for a closer look…

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And here’s a real off the beaten track way of storing things in the living room without looking shabby…a staircase which leads to the loft and offers adequate storage simultaneously!

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So, think different and make your living room unique 🙂

Photo courtesy: Houzz, House to Home, Digs Digs

 

BEAUTIFUL CEILINGS…

When it comes to home decor, it’s interesting how we don’t usually pay a lot of attention to make the ceiling look special or unique. It’s probably because we don’t “look up” all the time except when we lie down! But here are some images to show you how, using some funky or artistic decals on the ceiling can change the aura of a room completely…after all they are the easiest way to transform the look of a place instantly!

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So see how you can beautify your bedroom, living room, nursery and even your kitchen? Specially for babies, using bright bold decals on the ceiling is a good idea to stimulate their senses since they spend so much of their time lying on their backs. For other rooms you can go for simple, sober motifs to get a mellow yet gorgeous feel…but remember ultimately, it’s always your choice and whatever you desire! So never hesitate from choosing something that will make “you” feel happy 🙂 Photo credit: Houzz