Time flies by unnoticed. Finding a new style is always fun.. Especially when flicking through old albums!
After spending some amount of time in a “spinny” chair you can look like a completely new person. Startle friends and family, impress crushes or look “fresh” for the special one at home.
Try something different – gel, wax, colours.. Anything!… Bowlcuts?
Sometimes you would never imagine a certain look suiting you, or others for that matter. Life is worth living, roll the dice and put in some product, get that fade or the short bob haircut you always fancied getting.
Please can these come back in style.
Don’t be afraid if things are a little jarring at first, time heals all wounds.
Don’t be afraid to take some advice from your lovely hairdresser, he or she will be the most qualified person in the room (ha!) and will “probably” give the best advice if you are unsure yourself. Helpful hint: take some friends to help you achieve your fresh “doo”.
Haircuts can be the icing on the cake after a makeover!
After a day of shopping with the girls, or mum, it maybe a good way to finish a new wardrobe collection. Even if you have simply been hitting the pavement or gym more, losing and gaining weight, it can be a final marker in your new chapter!
Or just get one because you are looking scruffy!
Regardless of your reasons, CanYa is the ultimate review platform to ensure good hairdressers are easy to find!
This is the only guide you need to read to throw your little one an unforgettable (and Instagram worthy) birthday party.
1. The three W’s
Your place – if you’re happy to have your house left a little worse for wear for the good of an awesome party, host it at yours. This means you can go extra wild with the decorations, and if you invite the kid’s parents to come along, you can share glass of champagne or two!
Park/outdoors – if you’d rather not invite the masses (or the messes) to your house, a local park is always a great idea. Some things to consider:
You’ll need to check the weather (hint – having an outdoor party in the middle of winter is a bit too risky)
Book the space (if required)
Make sure there will be enough adults to supervise if the park is near open water or busy roads
Play centre – hiring a play centre is the next step up from the park. No cleaning, no need to arrange entertainment and more often then not – you can leave the catering up to them. This is always a good option for time-poor parents, and is guaranteed fun for your kids. This option of course can be more costly (if you’re paying for each guest’s entry), and can also limit your guest list, decoration efforts and food choices. But you can always shop around to find somewhere which caters best for you.
Pick a date and a time. This will depend on the age of your child, and the children you’re inviting. Here’s a quick guide to setting the length/time of your party, based on age groups:
Toddlers (1 – 3 year olds) – nap time is still a consideration for this age group, so keep your party on the shorter side to avoid tantrums, or worse, an unplanned snooze-fest. Think 1 – 1.5 hours. Mid morning, 10am – 11am always works well.
4 -7 year olds – although a few years older, still stick to 1-2 hours, stick to mid-morning or early afternoon time slots.
8 – 11 year olds – by the age, most children can stay entertained and enjoy themselves for up to 2 hours
12 onwards – by 12 kids can usually entertain themselves to an extent and are comfortable being away from their parents for 2 hours plus.
Is this going to be a big bash or more of a cozy celebration? This will depend on your location (space limitations), whether your child enjoys bigger or smaller gatherings, and your budget
Sit down with your little one, and let them help you put together a list of friends
With younger children’s parties, parents sometimes expect to be able to bring siblings along. If this doesn’t work for you, make sure you make it clear it’s invite only
2. Choose a theme
Choosing the right theme for the party is very important – and fun! It instantly brings the party to life, and helps guide the food, games and decorations. Here are some fun ideas for parties!
If you were planning to send the invites home from school – maybe think again. We all know any sort of important paperwork (think excursion note, report, etc) may end up at the bottom of a school bag covered in yoghurt. Going digital also means you can invite your kid’s friends discreetly if you’re having a smaller party.
There are lots of options for e-vites, some which even have rsvp functions. We love Paperless Post.
Want a form of entertainment that ties together your theme, is tons of fun and creates some great party photos? Look no further – get yourself a face painter.