Christmas Party Games for Kids

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The Christmas party is not just about festive Christmas decorations, delicious snacks, and groovy music. You are not done until you put together some fun games for everyone, especially your little guests. Here is a list of fun games and activities that will keep the kids entertained all night long. The best bet would be to choose games that both kids and adults could take part. This way the young kids would not have to spend the party all by themselves.

1. Christmas Pictionary

Christmas Pictionary is not just a picture drawing guessing game. The rules will be same like the normal Pictionary, but the medium will be different. For this game, you will require several sheets of paper towels, tin foil, parchment paper, and frosting. Divide the kids into teams, select a clue and then ask the child to draw a diagram or clue using the frosting. The winner team will be the one who has accrued the most points. Note: To deter excess frosting activities, award bonus points for neatness in frosting use.

2. Christmas White Elephant

A Christmas party is incomplete without the white elephant game. This is one of the best Christmas activities for kids that you should include in your party. There are several ways to play the white elephant game, and each method is fun in its own way. A set of rules applies when selecting the game. Make sure that all the participants are on the same page and specify what type of exchange it will be. If the gifts are to be purchased, then set the price limit. Once all the gifts are opened, the mayhem of stealing can begin. Each player can keep his or her selected gift or steal it from someone else. If the gift is stolen, the participant gets to select a new gift. This game is suitable for kids aged above 10.

3. Christmas Gift Wrap Relay

Gift-wrapping does not always need to be drudgery. You can easily make a game out of it. Set a pile of gifts, and then a pile of boxes followed by a pair of scissors, wrapping paper and tape. Divide all the kids into 2 or more teams. The team that wraps the highest number of gifts is the winner.

4. Pin the Nose On Rudolph

This game is a variation of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Instead of a donkey, you have to use the cutout image of a reindeer with a missing nose. Blindfold all the children and ask them to aim the target. Whoever aims the closest wins the game.

5. Pass The Candy Cane

Divide the children into teams and then provide each team with sour candy canes. Tell the children to hang the candy canes over their fingers and then pass them on to the next member in line, but using the thumb. If all the four candy canes get broken in the process, the team is eliminated from the race.

6. Christmas Family Feud

This Christmas party game is fun for both kids and adult. Play a round of family feud and test the knowledge of holiday traditions, stories, and other trivia.

7. Candy Relay

This relay race is similar to the egg and spoon race. Divide the children into teams and place a bowl of candy and a spoon in front of each team. At the end of the line, hang a Christmas stocking for each team. The first child from each team has to pick a candy from the bowl with a spoon. Then, he has to carry the candy with a spoon to the stocking, drop in it and then race back to the next person in line. The rest of the children have to follow the same thing. The team that fills the stocking first is the winner.

8. Gift Unwrap Relay

Now that you have tried the gift-wrapping relay, why don’t you hold a gift unwrapping relay as well? Place some holiday treats in one box and wrap the box. Then place the wrapped box in a bigger box and wrap that one as well. Keep wrapping the box for as long as you can. When children arrive, tell them to sit in a circle and then play holiday music. Then stop the music intermittently, letting the child holding the gift, unwrap a single layer at a time, until all the layers are unwrapped, and the treats are given out. Alternatively, you can also wrap one box in several layers of paper. To make the game more fun, ask the children to unwrap the boxes with mittens in their hands.

9. Holiday Maze

Holiday maze is a great way to get your child’s party started. Purchase a ball of yarn or string for each child who is attending the party and tie a small gift at the end of each one. Hide the prize somewhere in the house and then unwind the ball of yarn around the room. Make sure you pass the yarn behind the furniture, around the banisters and under the table legs. It will make the game more fun and exciting. Repeat this process for the each ball of barn you have, crossing the strings amongst one another. When the children arrive, hand each one of them a pencil and then tell them to wind the string until it leads them to the end.

10. Mystery Stocking

Fill the stocking or a sock with a collection of “mystery items” without letting the players see what it is. Then pass it around, letting each child guess what is inside. Children would be allowed to shake the stocking, feel the shape of the gift and smell it. You can only answer the question with a yes or no. The player who guesses correct wins the gift. You can include little items like a pack of cards, crayons, chalk, a toy car, small, stuffed animals and ball.

11. Holiday ABC’s

Give each of your little guests a piece of paper with alphabets written vertically from A to Z. Tell them to come up with a holiday word that starts with each letter. You can divide the children into teams if it gets too difficult for them to work individually. The team that completes the list first wins the prize.

12. Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells is one of the best games to unwind the Christmas party. This game is suitable for kids of all ages and is enjoyed by all. Tell the children to sit in a circle. Place a chair in the center of the circle and put a set of bells underneath it. Choose a child as Santa and then make him sit on a chair with his eyes covered. The second child is chosen as a thief. The thief has to steal the bells without being heard. If the Santa hears the sound, he must try to point at the thief before he returns to his place. If the thief succeeds, Santa gets another turn to catch the thief. If the thief is identified, he becomes the new Santa, and the previous Santa has to rejoin the circle. Try to pick a different Santa and thief each time to ensure that everyone gets a chance.

13. Christmas Story Surprise

This Christmas, give your child the gift of a Christmas storybook to see his imagination take a flight. Wrap a small Christmas book for each child. Then make the children sit in a circle and hand each a gift-wrapped book. Choose a Christmas story and find a common word in the story. Tell the children that every time you say the chosen word, they would have to pass the book to the person on their right. Continue doing this until the story is over.

14. Christmas Carol Charades

Carols are one of the most important features of Christmas and Holiday season. Ask the children about their favorite Christmas song. On the count of three, everyone has to sing their choice of song, all at the same time. The child who messes up has to stop singing. The one who sings until the end of the game is the winner.

15. The Night Before Christmas

Give each child the name of some parts of Santa Claus’ outfit- sleigh, belly, elves, and reindeer and so on. As you read the poem “The Night before Christmas” , tell each participant to listen for his word, turn around and sit down the moment he hears his name. When you mention Santa Claus, every participant will have to change places and try to get a seat. The one left out continues the story until it is complete.

16. Passing The Parcel

This game is a Christmas variation of “Hot Potato”. Make the children sit in a circle and then toss a wrapped gift around while the Christmas carols play in the background. When the carol stops, the player holding the gift is disqualified. The participants can rejoin the game by singing the next two verses of the carol that was playing before the music stopped. The last person in the game gets the gifts.

These simple party games will turn your kids Christmas party into a Christmas bash. Both kids and adults are likely to enjoy these games. Give out gifts and prizes to the all the little participants. This way, no child will leave your house disappointed.

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Rangoli: The Art of India

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Rangoli is one of the treasured traditional Indian arts that are often associated with Diwali or the “Festival of Lights” and other Indian Festivals. It is also known askolam or muggu.

 

Rangoli and Hinduism

rangoli-2Human civilization is incomplete without traditions and customs. It’s always been an important part of every religion and culture. Some of them are so important to the people that maintain it that sometimes, they even sacrifice their lives for them.

Hinduism is one of the oldest religions on Earth. They have a lot of customs and traditions that are passed down through ages, from generation to the next, keeping the tradition alive. Mostly, people living in villages in India are very conscious regarding these but don’t mean that people in the cities do not observe them. It is said that people in living in villages are more devoted than people in the cities. There are literally thousands of customs and traditions in Hinduism. One of these is the Rangoli. It is engaged to art and is most common in all parts of India. This involves their creativity and talent in forming it on the floor in living rooms or courtyards.

What is Rangoli?

Rangoli is one of the treasured traditional Indian arts that are often associated with Diwali or the “Festival of Lights” and other Indian Festivals. It is also known askolam or muggu. Rangoli was originally designed in small patterns and tend to be geometric and proportioned, though this has been changed over time and newer themes and variations are being explored. But one important point that all Rangoli designs is created by an unbroken line, with no gaps to be left anywhere so there is no opening for evil spirits to enter.

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The materials that are used to make Rangoli are easily found everywhere. Therefore it doesn’t require big amount of money to create one. The most common major ingredient that is used in making Rangoli is the rice powder or rice paste because rice to all Indians is a sign of prosperity. Other major ingredients to make Rangoli are dried powder made from leaves color such as turmeric, charcoal and wood sawdust. Some major symbols used in Rangoli are the lotus flower, its leaves, mango, Tue vase, fish, different kind of birds like parrots, swans, peacocks, and human figures and foliage.

The Traditions of Rangoli

Hindus have many beliefs on how the Rangoli was formed. In the Ramayana story, the citizens welcome Rama back from his fourteen-year exile in the forest by painting Rangoli designs outside their homes. Hindu families still honor this tradition today. In India, some people get up very early in the morning create a Rangoli. The designs are both decorative and symbolize warm welcome and good luck. Candles and lamps are also placed outside the home in the hope that Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, will visit and bring good fortune and blessings to the family. Prayers are offered for her, asking for her blessings in the form of wealth. By itself, Rangoli designs are created at the entrance of the house, not only to welcome the guests that visit, but also the goddess herself.

There was also a legend in the earliest Indian theory of painting. When the son of a King’s high priest died, Brahma, Lord of the universe, asked the king to paint the likeness of the boy so that Brahma could breathe life into him again. This is how it is believed that the first painting was made. Another popular story is that God, in one of his creative episodes, extracted the juice from one of the mango trees as paint, and drew the figure of a woman so beautiful that it put the heavenly maidens to shame.

Popular Rangoli Designs

These are just some of the most popular and stunning modern rangoli designs:

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Flower Rangoli: Rangoli design that is made of out flower petals in different colors. Marigolds in different colors and lotus buds as well as other colored flower petals are used to make a beautiful design

Whirlwind Rangoli: This design has different colored flower rangoli petals. The colors used to this design are very striking and catch your attention easily.

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Peacock Rangoli: Rangoli design that shows a peacock and its feathers. It is a unique thought and the design is quite complex.

Lakshmi Rangoli: Rangoli design for celebration of Laxmi Puja. The symbols related to the deity – the ‘Kalas’ and the ‘Lotus flower’ are used to make the design more appropriate for the occasion.

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Rangoli Kolam: Rangoli design for kolam festivals. There are contrasting colors used like green, blue and yellow which further enhance the look.

Rangoli design with Diyas. This design uses mainly geometric patterns and shapes, and can be done by those with less experience.

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Diwali rangoli design. This design is loaded of bright shades which are sure to lift mood and make the house look all the more colorful. The bright shades used include red, orange, pink, yellow, green and black.

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Round Rangoli: Rangoli design with round spiral shapes of different colors. The use of differentcolours to differentiate each circle is quite unique and this one is easy enough for anyone to accomplish.

Holi Rangoli: Rangoli design for holi. Holi is a festival of colors and what better way to celebrate the spirit ofcolour than doing some beautiful and colorful rangoli at your home.

10 Clever and Unique Birthday Card Ideas

Getting tired of the usual printed birthday cards that you can buy in your local bookstores? Want to make it different this time? Well, maybe it is really a perfect time to think outside the box and try some new ideas for birthday cards. With today’s technology, finding unique and out-of-this-world ideas for card became so easy. All you need is to browse for inspiration, there’s a lot of ideas in the world wide web, waiting for you to explore

Some of the funniest birthday cards that we come across with are the witty ones that doesn’t say much but have impressive one liners. No matter how simple you card would get, it will be one for keeps. So if you want to give your dearest something unique and humorous, here are some of witty and clever birthday card ideas that you may consider.

Pants Pocket Birthday Card

This card will be a breath of fresh air from other cards as it has a more unique design by looking like a pair of pants. And it also helps that there is cash stashed inside one of the back pockets. It’s quite easy to make. All you need are pattern, scissors, card stocks, glue, marker and voila! You can have this unique and brilliant birthday greetings.

ATM Machine Card

It will certainly be delightful to get your very own ATM machine on your birthday. This funny and amusing birthday card will surely cheer up anyone on their birthday. Aside from the monetary gift that you can give through this card idea, your celebrant will surely have a kick for this almost genius idea! No need to worry about wrapping a gift. At the end of the money stash, include a note where you can write your birthday messages for your recipient.

Piggy Bank Card

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Not only are piggy banks cute, they are very practical as well. And they can make very cute birthday card ideas as they will surely delight the celebrant with their surprise. You just need a card stock, piggy cut-out pattern, marker and glue. Make it even more realistic by adding a googly eye on it. Insert your cash on the “insert here” slot of the piggy bank and voila! You’ve got this ultra-thrifty card for your birthday celebrant.

Spectacle Card

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Nerds and geeks are cool and this simple, funny birthday card is a testament to that. Since the card is also very simple, you can write a very long birthday message as it wouldn’t look cluttered. Don’t forget to include the “icon” of nerds, the square-rimmed glasses in front of your card.

Cat Birthday Card

For cat lovers, they will love the pun intended in this all too adorable cat birthday card. To get this one, all you need is a printed image of a funny cat, insert your pun intended birthday wishes and there you have it! You may add other birthday elements such as party hats, balloons, etc.

Minion Birthday Card

These sweet and adorable minions never fail to make people smile and feel better. They always seem to have the best things to say especially on birthdays. This tri-color birthday wishes is surely a hit for your celebrant, especially for teens and tweens. You just need yellow card stock, black lettering, cut outs, scissors, marker and glue.

Candle Light Card

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People are allowed to be cheesy once in a while especially during birthdays. So say what you want to say to your special someone on his or her special day with this birthday card. Grab small candles, glue it on your birthday card and write birthday greetings like “you light up my life”, happy birthday!

Latte Card

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Life is always better with coffee. Even when you are late for something, coffee makes everything okay. This humurous birthday card is perfect for those who love coffee, especially Fivebucks, errrr, is that “Starbucks?. Anyway, like I’m saying this is good for coffee lovers. Don’t forget to write your funny birthday wishes on your card.

Pop-up Card

Give your birthday card a surprise element. It is something that will surprise, then give delight, to your recipient. In this card, there are banners and cut-outs of birthday elements that when you open the card, will be popped up.

Button Snails Card

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Looking for ideas on how to use those useless buttons in your sewing box? Why don’t you use it for your next handmade birthday card. In this idea, buttons are used and created the image of snails. This cute little buttons turned into something useful in this birthday card.

Easter Sunday – Getting to Know Easter Celebration

easter-sundayEaster is one of the most popular, most celebrated and most loved of the Christian holidays; it is associated with the Easter bunny. Christians believe that Jesus Christ, the son of God, was crucified on the cross by his own countrymen and he was tortured and finally died. But he was resurrected on the third day of his death by crucifixion. To celebrate his coming back to life this holiday is celebrated and marks the end of Passion of Christ (which is the period of Jesus Christ’s life from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion and death).

The last week of Lent, forty days in which there is fasting and repentance, is Holy Week which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. After the last day of Lent, Easter Sunday is celebrated for the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. This Sunday marks the beginning of a fifty day period of joy called Eastertide. Every Sunday in Eastertide is a Sunday of Easter but only the first is celebrated as Sunday of resurrection. The last Sunday of Eastertide is Pentecost Sunday. The first eight of Eastertide are called the Octave of Easter. During Easter school holidays are given to all students which adds an uncommon happiness to this event.

One of the main reasons for the main prayer day of Christians being on Sunday is because of Easter being on Sunday.

When Is Easter?

Easter is one of those festivals which do not have a fixed date; the day varies from year to year. In earlier days, that is, before 325 AD, Easter was celebrated immediately after the first full moon after the spring equinox. After 325 the priests and the Church made a more reliable system for calculating Easter and it became the standard method.

The new method for determining Easter, which is followed even now, is to calculate the date of the Paschal Moon. Now what is the Paschal moon? The Paschal moon is the Passover Moon which is Jewish holiday celebrating the independence of Israelites from Egypt. So the first full moon after Paschal Moon, also known as Passover Moon, is the full moon and the Sunday coming immediately after that is the one on which the festive holiday of Easter is celebrated. Te Paschal Moon is the first full moon after 20th March. I know this is all too much information so you are going to have to concentrate while reading.

EASTER 2014: March 20

The date of Easter does not have any impact on things; it could fall on any day because the exact death record of Jesus Christ was not noted and was forgotten, hence it does not really matter when you celebrate the resurrection. In 2014, Easter will be on March 20th.

Easter Celebration

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Whatever is celebrated on an occasion is what that occasion stands for. Christmas stands for happiness and joy so people exchange gifts and they have meals with family. Easter stands for resurrection of Jesus Christ so his followers celebrate joy. Good Friday of the Holy Week is the day when Christ was crucified and executed and Easter Sunday is the day on which he was resurrected.

Easter celebrations revolve around the Easter bunny and Easter eggs. Now in no way is Easter concerned with fluffy bunnies who put out chocolate eggs for kids to find but a lot of religions, civilizations and societies have changed under the influence of others, minority or majority. This is what happened with Easter when hundreds of years back under the influence of pagans this traditional holiday was changed and evolved into something different. Around the time when Easter was changed the pagans worshiped a goddess of spring and fertility called Eostra. Spring means rebirth and fertility, well it means fertility. Being the fertility goddess she was represented by an animal with an extremely high fertility rate, an animal that can have one to sixteen babies in one litter; guess which animal it is? Yes, that is right, it’s the cute rabbit! So paganism was incorporated through adorable bunnies into Christianity.

After the Easter bunny came the legend that these rabbits left and laid eggs and hid them in people’s gardens. This legend grew stronger and became a part of Easter beliefs and it led to people putting out baskets for the rabbit in their gardens. The nests became baskets and the eggs became chocolate eggs and other candies. Today, there are so many Easter egg decorating ideas have emerged to make those eggs even cuter and more colorful.

Easter Traditions

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These traditions vary from country to country and from region to region. Easter traditions include the myth of the rabbit mentioned above and its egg laying nature. On Easter children are given chocolate, strawberry and whatever other flavor of eggs you can think of in colored and decorated baskets.  They are told the story of Jesus Christ, his life, his arrest, his crucifixion, his death and eventually his resurrection.

In Britain the tradition of giving eggs to children is popular. Eggs are also hidden in various places in the garden and children are told to find the eggs that Easter bunny hid for them behind bushes and high grass. Egg hunting activities and games are also played just for the fun of it. In France chocolate fishes are more popular unlike the eggs in Britain. In Finland the concept of Easter and its traditions is totally different; children put soot on their faces and go on the street begging. In Poland, now this is interesting, the man of the house which is the head of the house cannot take part in Easter preparations because things would go wrong if he did and then people pour water on each other on Monday.

The main thing about the traditions and celebrations is having fun; people are exchanging Easter wishes and greetings, the children are happy because of the so many chocolate eggs while adults are happy because children are excited and having the time of their lives. Some also look for Easter basket ideas to give to their loved ones, family and friends. Easter is not only about fun it is also about remembering how Jesus Christ was treated and his death because that is exactly what the festival is about; it is to commemorate his resurrection and remember his death.

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New Year’s Eve Party Planning

new year-partyAs the world celebrates the last night of the year, everyone is as excited as the other for the feast and flashes in the sky. Prearranged trip to New Year getaways like Dubai, Rio and London that caters the most extravagant fireworks display is surely a must to travelers. Food preparations, wine selections and Friends invitations for the party hosts are surely noted earlier to ensure that it’s going to be a blast!

For some, the emphasis on the traditions is much prepared, anticipating that traditions on New Year Eve set the impact of the coming year’s treasure and self-enrichment. Whatever it is, it gives us confidence to face the New Year! So, get busy and do whatever is needed. However, unpleasant chances may also happen during or after this occasion. Be acquainted with the safety measures especially when you’re the host of an event as well as the party organizer of a family gathering during the said occasion.
Here are some tips you can include in your New Year’s Eve arrangements.

Holiday Drinks

Keep in mind that there are several types of liquor available in the counter that has a light effect on the one who consumes it. This is important to avoid danger to your guests and yourself too, throughout or later when the party is over. Note the following liquors that may help you in your purchasing list.

  • Brandy. Distilled from fermented mash of grapes or other fruits, an after-dinner drink.
  • Gin. From grain, receives its aroma from juniper berries and other botanicals.
  • Rum. Fermented juice of sugar cane, cane syrup and molasses.
  • Whisky. Mash of grain, usually corn, rye, barley or wheat.

If ever your guests are hard drinkers, by all means be equipped of the possible misfortunes that may happen. Be watchful to avoid them as an ideal party host. Also, invite guests that aren’t into troublemaking or has the capability to harm anyone in the party. So that everyone can still make it to the New Year. You can also check out some non-alcoholic holiday cocktails for everyone to drink.

Food Watch

Aside from the delightful New Year food buffet and some finger foods serve on the said celebration, know these few but helpful food suggestions that is favorable for guests who loves to take alcoholic beverages, to the party people as what we usually call them. These kinds of food help slow down the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream. Rest assured that your guests will enjoy the party longer and at ease.

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Source: Showfoodchef

  • Nuts such as almonds
  • Junk foods
  • Potatoes
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Banana
  • Watermelon.

New Year Party Venue

The venue plays an important rule on the success of New Year Eves merriment. So better keep it safe for you and to the visitors of course given that you’re hosting a party. Plan ahead to where you want it to happen, it can possibly be at home, rented space, set sail or an open space tourist destination wherein you will be witnessing some marvelous fireworks display. Consider the following information to have a safe New Year ahead.

  • Watch out for burning substance. Since the sky will surely be on sparks, especially to open space venue for it will come directly to you. Liquids preferably water can be of help, be sure you have it on hand or you know exactly where to find it whenever necessary. Moreover, on home preparations as regards to this, having fire alarm installed is brilliant. While those who chooses to set sail, safety precautions such as life vest and alike should be visible to everybody and if possible, within reach.
  • Safe way home. For guests who came alone and obviously will go home alone, understandably making use of your guest room/ extra room is the right place to be or have someone to drive for him, it can be a non-tipsy guest or find service from rent a car wherein you can request a driver to drive him/her safely back home to avoid road accidents. Also, you can call someone from your guest family members to fetch him from your place. If it will be your problem how to get home from the venue, asks assistance from someone you know to help you. That is why it is wiser to go out in groups to avoid such problem.
  • Pickpocket alert. Be vigilant at all times. Since incident like this may happen even in New Year’s Eve party particularly not at home venues. Where you’ll never know the intentions of each people you meet.

Are you ready to rumble?

Avoidance to crashes during parties and keeping the mind cool at all times is a self-obligation to help keep the gathering in a harmonious ambiance. Though, some instances may occur evidently to some parties when people got drunk and out of control. You always have the option leave the place and escape possible accidents. As for the organizers, have individuals, who can manage situations like this.

How Do We Celebrate Diwali Festival of Light

Diwali_DiyaThat time of the year has come. It’s Diwali! This is my much-waited festival of the year. This is one of my favorites. Who wouldn’t love Diwali festival? This is the time when people seem to have no problem. People are all happy. You can feel the unity and fun in the air. It is also a time when all the thing you do is to celebrate and have fun, play games and just eat and munch around (which I usually do during Diwali).

So why do we celebrate diwali? Historically, it is believed that in the day of diwali, people of Ayodhaya light the entire kingdom using the small oil lamp called diya. They also burst crackers as part of the celebration. They did this to welcome their Lord Rama who came back from rescuing his wife Site from the king of evil Ravana. This day celebrates the day when the light defeated darkness. For Hindu, this is a very important day.

Now that we know the significance of Diwali, let’s talk about how we celebrate the Diwali festival. Here are some activities for Diwali.

Preparing Sweets

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This activity is my favorite. No, I don’t cook, but I LOVE TO EAT! I am always excited when sister is preparing for yummy sweets. I tried cooking one but I was not as good as my aunts in preparing diwali treats. Some of the commonly prepared sweets on Diwali are ladoo, avail, murrukku, etc.

Cleaning and Decorating Homes

Weeks before the Dhanteras or the first day of diwali, we start cleaning our house. We move around out furniture and save some space for the pooja and other settings. We start setting up our pooja room and putting up our diwali decorations. Everything will begin to be so busy.

Making Rangoli

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Aside from food, this is another favorite activity on Diwali. Those colorful rangoli designs are pretty in my eyes and I am trying different patterns every year. We often choose ones that use diyas and flowers. There are also rangoli competition events every year that, unfortunately I cannot join with. I am not that expert in designing but I love taking photos of them.

Lighting Diyas

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Of course, being the important spectacles of diwali, we just can’t miss this part. Every night, we light diyas (small oil lamps). But these days, we just don’t use diyas. We also use different decorative candles.

Performing Lakshmi Pooja

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Another important traditions of Diwali is performing pooja. In this tradition, there is a podium where deity idols such ad Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha are worshipped. This podium incorporates different items such as puja thali, offerings, incense, etc.

Playing Games

Together with my cousins and friends, we used to play cards on Diwali day. But I am more on outdoor games like hide and seek. These days, we prefer something westernized types of games like scavenger hunt with the theme of Diwali.

Well, since Diwali has come, I just got one wish for all of you, my fellows. I wish everyone will be safe on Diwali. Just have fun. Just enjoy the festival. Just be happy. But keep the true meaning of Diwali in your hearts while doing so. Happy Diwali to all!

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Halloween Crazy Face Redone Makeup Ideas

Halloween is coming, whoa! Now that I am looking at my calendar, it’s exactly 12 days before Halloween. I am so excited! But wait, I really don’t exactly know what to wear or what will I look like on Halloween. I want something beautiful yet scary, but as I browse for some Halloween makeup ideas, I saw this one and I thought why not?

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There can be tons of types for this Halloween makeup ideas, so you have to pick your choice before getting started. But just to provide a briefer, here’s a classic example on a crazy face redone idea.

What you will need for this are the following: face make-up – white and black, pale green contact lenses, sponge and black eyeliner.

Crazy Face Redone Tutorial

1. First, draw the baseline on the half part of the face and the extent in which the face paint will reach.

2. Leave the unmarked side untouched, although you will need to extend the drawing a little on this part later.

3. Using the sponge, smudge a liberal amount of white face paint on the part of the face that you have marked the baseline. Continue to spread until half of the face is covered with white. Allow this to dry for around 5 – 10 minutes.

4. Then, using put another baseline on the face, where the black face paint will be applied.

5. In particular, draw a large circle around your eyes, to the point that its diameter will reach the upper part of the cheek bones and a little above the eyebrows.

6. Draw a horizontal oblong that will spread on the lines of your lips to an extent that this shape can almost reach your chin and the lower part of the cheek bones.

7. Outline some exaggerated teeth on this horizontal oblong (which will of course arrive in a relative manner of presentation)

8. Rinse the sponge to remove the white face paint and dry this a little before using this to smudge the black face paint.

9. Once the sponge is ready, use this to spread the black face paint on the circle of the eyes by simply following the outline that you have prepared first hand.

10. Trace the drawing that you have made on the lip part.

11. Leave the teeth part white, while drawing etching lines on it using the black eyeliner to depict the ruins of a tooth cavity.

12. Customize the design even more.

13. Using the black eyeliner, draw some crooked lines at the corners of the other eye in order to make them look like veins that has spread from the other side.

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