Girls Swimwear – What Are the Hottest Styles For This Summer Season?

Frills, florals and all things girly are gracing department store shelves for the upcoming season of sun and surf when it comes to girls swimwear.

Swimwear trends are forever changing, but when it comes to selecting the perfect swimsuit, the trend is consistent, stick with styles that extenuate your body shape. With so many options in girls swimwear designs and styles it can be daunting, but with this simple guide, the perfect bikini will no longer be a pipe dream.

First and foremost, know your size and where possible opt for a brand which sells girls swimwear in separates, not many women are fortunate enough to be a perfect size ten or twelve, top and bottom.

You might think this is a no brainer, but on your next beach outing, take a gander at all the love-handle spillage or the sagging bums. It’s not a pretty sight, but it’s even true of lovely, fit girls. Don’t let your desire to be a size 10 ruin how you actually fill out your suit and if you are trim, toned and terrific, embrace it!

Next on the check list, the chest, with hundreds of designs available in this season’s girls swimwear, be sure to understand what works for your body type. If you sport a couple of mosquito bites try a top which enhances your smaller bust, more so embrace it, you lucky girls have a choice of just about every design, create the illusion of size with bold patterns, textures and of course there is always the option of a padded bikini top.

Perhaps you have the opposite issue? Girls swimwear suitable for an ample chest would be a sleek, wide-strapped halter top, this will offer support whilst it provides a lift. It’s also wildly liberating not having to worry about the “girls” falling out every time you jump a wave.

Getting into the perfect bikini does means pulling out the pins but be sure to know how to make the most of your silhouette.

For those less fortunate ladies with shorter stumps, boy cut designs are no friend of yours. Instead always look for a higher-cut leg, a tie-side bikini bottom is a great option. If your legs go on for days, quite simply, lucky you, the options here depend on if you need to create balance if you have a shorter torso or simple want to extravagate your lengthy pins even further with a higher-cut waisted or leg.

Finally, it may seem a little cliché, but it is most definitely true, you must really love your swimsuit and feel comfortable in it. If it makes you happy, it will lessen the horror of undressing down to next to nothing when you hit the pool this summer.

Social Skills For Children

Children learn the foundation of their social skills from their parents and other adults who are around them for significant periods of time in their early formative years. These skills are learned through everyday interactions so parents must be aware that every interaction they have with their child will influence their social development. Basic skills include sharing and taking turns and expand into more complicated areas like anger management. Parents teach by example, whether they intend to or not. And children also learn from games that teach rules like waiting your turn and communication skills.

Some children absorb these lessons with ease, while others may require more explicit instruction. Being proactive and using instruction when a problem or lack of social skill is detected is far more effective than disciplining after the fact. The former builds skills while the latter only teaches obedience. If parents focus on social skills as something to learned, like throwing a ball or riding a bike, then they will better understand why some children will require more help and more practice. It must of course be mentioned that if the parents themselves have poor social skills then their offspring are likely to fall into the same behavior.

Effective teaching takes discipline on the part of parents. Often the natural reaction to a child who is whining or screaming so as to interrupt what a parent is doing is to yell at the child or discipline if they do not comply. This will do nothing to teach the child about the appropriate way to deal with the situation. As mentioned previously the key to imparting social skills to your child is more about teaching than disciplining. For the interrupting child, the first step is to teach the child a different method to get a parent’s attention, such as tapping them gently on the leg. Tapping someone to get their attention may seem so obvious to adults that you might forget that a child may not have been exposed to the concept. So the first step is to provide them with a different choice.

When a child exhibits a behavior that it positive, it is important to give praise so that the behavior is reinforced as a good thing to do. This is a proactive approach to teaching social skills and it is far better than the reactive approach of only punishing bad behavior. This is more work for parents, but the rewards are a closer, happier parent child relationship and a more socially capable child.

Learning the basics of social interaction will help a child do well in school. A child that already possesses solid social skills will be less apt to get in trouble with teachers for inappropriate behavior. Not having to worry about what the right thing to do is, will free the child to focus on develop other skills.

Of course, when starting school, a child will be away from their parents and forced learn an entire new set of social skills in relation to interacting with their peer group. A parent has very little control over this development, but by preparing a child with a solid foundation of basic social skills, they have given their child a much better chance for success.

Jewelery Shopping

My cousin who I hardly see maybe about once a year wants jewelery from me for her sixteenth birthday. We’ve got a quirky little relationship. Unlike my sister, who I’ve been at war with since she was born, the dynamic with my younger cousin is more affable. We get on. I’d never get my sister jewelery – far too weird. But somehow for a cousin like her, it feels both big brotherly and friendly.

So I’m working through mental pictures to try and remember what kind of jewelery she wears, as I figure there could be some sort of theme, color, and material concurrent to her tastes. Or are they just random? Would anything do? Buying jewelery I am discovering takes considerable time and mental effort, not to mention empathy (or is it sympathy?) and some other types of emotional engagement that I do not know the words for.

Ok, so a diamond ring might be a bit too much, but then again I don’t want to just get some plain accessories. A bracelet perhaps? A sparkly bracelet? I’m trying to think how many different types of jewelery there actually are out there. I guess it’s limited by the imagination. There’s so many innovations in design and beauty wear it’s hard to keep track unless you read the fashion supplements in Sunday newspapers.

Though even fashion is hardly a guide. I guess looking at what jewelery to buy online might help. Some of the jewelery shopping web sites are overwhelming with regard to the range of jewelery to buy on the Internet.

It’s hard to tell what’s retro and what’s just new anyway. What’s in one week can be out the next and then the week after it’s back in again but on a white gold chain or something.

I try a new tack on choosing what jewelery to buy online for my cousin. I guess she’d be happy whatever I bought as she’s the type who appreciates the ‘thought that counts.’ But she’ll possibly also want something nice; some kind of awkward politeness isn’t the response that would encourage me to buy jewelery online for friends or family again.

What’s her favourite color? I’m not sure if she has a favourite color – at least one that doesn’t change week to week. Maybe a multi-colored necklace? Then again, I quite fancy that she’d love a brooch. Brooches look great. I think. Yes she’d quite like a brooch.

It’s so easy to look at brooches online, or bracelets, necklaces, rings. Prices, sizes and types all in convenient little lists that you can scroll through. Given that in jewelery shop most of the stuff is sealed behind reinforced security glass it is isn’t much different to looking at jewelery on a web page.

I see a nice looking brooch online. Studded with green and blue gems. It’s not too loud but looks both quirky and timeless, in a modest kind of way. It’s subtle. Not quite like my cousin but they do say opposites attract.

Flattering Swimwear for Everyone – Yes, Even YOU!

“There are so many styles of swimwear to choose from, especially if you are a women. With more options than ever, all women regardless of size or shape, can feel stylish wearing swimwear at the pool or on the beach this season.”

Summertime is inevitably a season when we all at some time or another bring out the swimwear. Whether it is at the beach, camping or the cottage, the warm weather and tantalizing water encourages a refreshing   swim . There are some on the other hand who may not even use their swimwear for the water but who like to sit in the sun’s rays and give their skin the glow of summer. Whatever use you have for your bikini or swimwear the wonderful assortment of fabrics, styles and accessories will have you out and about enjoying the fine weather.

There are some of us who don’t exactly look forward to this time of year when we have to bring out the swimwear and bikinis in hopes that those couple of extra pounds gained over the year won’t have us bulging out of the seams. Not to fret though as swimwear today offers great stretch fabrics for easy mobility and plenty of style options that might just minimize or hide any imperfections.

The fabric, body shape, design and color are all factors when choosing the most flattering swimwear for you. When selecting a swimsuit the quality of fabric is important as you want a suit that will stand up to the seasons of wear, sun and saltwater. Nylon, Lycra and Faille are popular fabrics used for swimsuits, they resist fading and hold their stretchiness. Nylon and Lycra used together offer more stretch then standard swimwear along with shaping, control and comfort for the wearer.

The design of the swimsuit is probably the most important factor when women are out shopping for swimwear and bikinis. You will find plenty of suggestions on flattering suits for all sorts of body types. There are suits to create curves where needed, suits to minimize hips, suits to whittle waistlines, others to add shape to specific areas and then there are the standard all purpose suits that may look great on a variety of shapes. Lines and colors are very important in minimizing or accentuating particular parts of the body. Black and darker colors are often used to minimize, while stripes depending on whether they are vertical or horizontal are used for the same minimizing (vertical) or accentuating (horizontal) effects. There are several special sizes of swimsuits available to accommodate women from petite, tall and plus sizes.

Bikinis alone come in several popular designs that may include; tankinis which are similar to a tank top (with matching bottom, there are different variations of the tankini from short (above the navel) to tops that touch the bottom piece; bandeau tops are designed as a strip usually with no straps; halter tops are just as the name implies similar to a halter with possibly a string that goes around the neck connecting the bodice; lastly there are bra-tops (similar to bra designs) and triangle tops (triangle designs). The bikini that works best will vary from person to person, you want a top that offers support if needed, it is always best to try on a few different tops and see what works best.

Women’s swimsuits offer features such as; soft-cup bras which give full support, built-in shelf bras with underwire, sarongs that add gentle shaping to midsection, gentle tummy wraps that accentuates shape, side shirring adding gentle shaping, and overlapping tops with bottoms for gentle coverage. There are also swimsuits available in  swim  dress designs which offer additional coverage of hips if needed for some, and bandeau style one pieces with no straps.

Women really are at an advantage when it comes to selecting swimwear designs, as the number of women’s designs far exceeds the number of men’s designs.

Women’s swimsuits come in one-piece designs,  swim  dress designs, sarong swimsuits, tankini suits and several bikini designs. Whereas men’s suits are available mostly in the standard racing style,  swim  trunk and  swim  short designs.

The list of swimwear accessories is as great as the swimsuits to be had. The accessories are an important part of your beach or lake excursion, and can include; straw hats, crochet hats, sun hats, short chemises, pareo (cover up skirt), cover ups, capri’s, thongs, sunglasses, tote bags, mesh bags and most importantly beach towels.

Children’s swimwear offers some excellent options for those little one’s just learning to  swim . There are great thermal wear suits available, which keep children nice and warm, the innovative suits are made from a specially treated heat reflective neoprene material. Thermal wear suits and special sun protective swimwear also offer UV protection from the sun. There are special water shoes for children that protect their small feet and help to prevent slips. Then of course there is the wide variety of designs and fabrics available to choose from. Designs for girls come in one and two piece while the boys’ suits most often come in the short and trunk designs.

Other considerations to keep the children busy at the beach or lake are lifejackets, arm floats, flotation devices, goggles and beach toys. There are great  swim  vests and special  swimming  tubes specially made for children to gradually ease into  swimming . The list of pool toys is endless with floating basketball nets, dive toys,  swimming  fins and volleyball  games  to name a few.

The sun protection clothing and sun protective swimwear that is being manufactured is innovative and an excellent choice especially for children. Some of the sun protective clothing and swimwear claims to block 98 per cent of UV rays with a UPF of 50 plus. What this means is that only one fiftieth of UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment will pass through. Wearing this clothing is added protection against the suns harmful rays.

When going to the beach, pool or when participating in any outdoor activity it is important to wear a sunscreen of at least thirty. Nothing spoils a day in the sun like the pain of sunburn. That is why being prepared for your outing is important, bring along the necessary hats, sunglasses and cover-ups to ensure both comfort and protection. This is true especially for children, it’s probably best to avoid mid afternoon intense sun if possible. However if you cannot avoid being in the sun, be sure to bring along a beach umbrella to provide shade and again hats and sunscreens for children are absolutely necessary.

With so many wonderful swimwear options to choose from your beach, pool, lake or camping experience can be both pleasurable and fashionable. Take the time and find a swimsuit that you feel comfortable in and one that compliments your particular figure. With the right swimwear choices you will be ready for all your travel and vacation needs with a suit that lasts for a few seasons.

Facebook Games – Happy Aquarium Review

Happy Aquarium is about a game / simulator about aquariums and raising fishes. The game was developed by Crowdstar and has a few similarities with Zynga, FishVille. We are not going to do any comparison between these two games in review, instead we will look at how the games work and feel instead.

Game play

Happy Aquarium is about raising your baby fish into adulthood in an aquarium environment. Aside from fishes, you can actually raise other types of marine life as well like penguin, whales and of course the mysteries sea monster if you are lucky.

The game starts you off in an empty aquarium as the pet shop owner Harold will guide you during the first few stage of the game. Unlike other games which allow you to skip the tutorial, Harold seems to be a very eager pet shop owner who wishes you to know the game mechanics and guide you how to take care of your pets.

You will first get to buy a pet from Harold’s shop and from there you will be given an option to name your first pet fish. For our end, we tend to call our pet Mabel Games. After the usual training material, you will then be allowed to do what you wish in the game.

Not many things can be done in your aquarium during the first few levels as most of the items will be either too expensive to purchase or lock until you reach that certain level. In order not to let you wait for that, the developer is nice enough provide some mini-games to players to keep them occupied and to earn some rewards while waiting for their fish to grow into adulthood. There will be two mini-games during the start of the game, however new players might not notice it until they explore their fishes and aquarium a bit.

The first mini-game that a player can do is to play coin collection. To get this option, just click on the tiny chess below the screen, you will get two tries during the beginning of the game. This mini-game, players will be ask to choose a fish in your tank to take it out to the wide ocean floor to do some coins collection. This game will give you a countdown timer to allow your pet fish to collect as much goal as possible. I have tried this game using a touch pad, personally speaking… try to avoid using a touch pad unless you are very good with it. Mouse is the best choice of control in this game as it will be rather difficult to control your fish using a touch pad.

After the game is over you will presented with a score of how much coins you are able to obtain during the game. This is rather a good way to make some quick money during the beginning of the game.

The second mini-game is to pick any fish on your tank and click on training. This is more like a quick racing game and your goal is to avoiding getting your fish killed. Fast and also exciting as you will try to get your fish from one end to another in one piece. Additional to the racing game, you can also collect free coins and fish food that you can use in you inventory later on.

For those who actually wonder why there is a gender symbol on your pet, Crowdstar actually provide a cute little feature to allow your fish to MATE. It cost a little coin and the result can be a bit rewarding here.

A total disaster and get an auto cleaner and feeder to keep your fish and marine life well and happy till you return!

Graphic

Happy Aquarium has a very nice and colorful environment. Fishes are also very well done, but very cartoon like as you can see your fishes and pets have a big smile on their face when they are happy. Animation is also well done in a stage that the weeds will flow with the current.

Sound

Very nice tune that is played during the game as it is soft and gentle. The tune is very relaxing and if one is not careful might put someone to sleep if get to relax while looking at their virtual fish tank a bit too much.

Conclusion

This is a very nice game that is suitable for everyone. Furthermore the mini-game itself can keep players playing for sometime before looking elsewhere in Facebook for some other activities to do.

I give this game 3.5 out of 5.

World of Warcraft Gold Making Guide – Enjoy Your Riches

Actually, this World of Warcraft gold making guide is very simple yet effective enough to bring more riches to your bank in no time.

Going for limited supply items. Yes, you’ve heard me right. Purchase some of them from cheap NPC vendors and you’re ready for a killing. You have an edge here because many people don’t even know that they exist much more to find them.

These items are usually very cheap. You can even buy them for less than a gold. Next, run an auction house and jack up the price list to whatever price you like them to be.

Taking advantage of limited supply items on a timer. Items usually spawn every so often. Usually if you pick one, nobody will be able to pick another not until you make them available at your Auction House.

Here are few techniques that I’ve personally used. However, it is best to look for information about what they are selling on your server before you even try them.

Elixir of Shadow Power. You can buy this item at Alchemy Supplies in Stormwind (Alchemy Shop to the left right after you entered into the Mage Quarter) and in Undercity (Apothecarium). You can usually buy it for 1g from the vendor. You may need to check your server how much they are selling. I’ve known people to buy at least 7g range while some others go over 10g, the decision is yours.

Free Action Potion. You can buy this as well in the Alchemy Supplies in Ironforge (Tram entrance) and Orgrimmar (Clef of Shadow). Cheaply priced at 18s and you can sell it on Auction House for 4g to 5g.

Those two options are good for low-level characters. If you are looking for World Of Warcraft gold making guide for higher levels, then you would need to do the following:

Frost Oil. Vendor Bro’kin at Alchemy Supplies in Alterac Mountains (can be difficult to find but usually found in the northern fall of the ruins). You can get it for just 25s and sell it for at least 5g and up.

If you follow those techniques, rinse and repeat repeatedly, you’ll bank more gold in no time. Dominate the market by buying cheap items and sell them at any price you want. Simple but effective World of Warcraft gold making guide you can take advantage.

Hunting Games

A variety of realistic and interactive hunting games are available to be downloaded or played online. Such games are created to arouse vigorous and cheerful excitement in the dream-hunters. Hunting games online are programmed to provide the thrilling experience of hunting all forms of animals like deer, mountain goats, sea ducks, turkeys, foxes, bears, and big game.

You feel as if you are really out in the wild while playing these games. They take you through woods, forests, mountains and hills. These online hunting games also make you feel the natural objects like flies, rain, wind, snow fall and other weather variables, which you come across in real life hunting. These entertaining hunting games are an effective alternative for those who cannot break out into the hunting fields themselves. You can choose from individual challenge or party games. Fun versions for adults as well as children are present. Other than computer versions, modern hunting games support real photographic backgrounds of many finest hunting areas of America.

Certain games are tough and require quick operations, played keeping in mind the instructions and information regarding the particular game. To aim out the targets, you need complete concentration and quick reflexes. As in a real life hunt, hunting games require you to make an appropriate selection of outfit and proper choice and usage of hunting weapons. A wise selection and use of animal calls also govern the winning of the trophy. Even in the games you have to follow hunting laws and restricted timings. These electronic hunting games offer 3D visualization to simulate reality throughout the play.

Most of the game software companies are competing to create unique and extraordinary action-filled hunt missions. Apart from online games, all varieties of hunting games are available as video games. Hunting sources like ESPN outdoors, Kodiak Guide Service etc allow shopping and downloading a wide range of hunting games online.

Teach Your Children About Life With Interactive and Fun Games For Kids

There is nothing more beautiful then a child smiling, it’s akin to the heavens opening and God saying, “You’re a good parent, keep it up.” If we’re not careful however, those smiles can be few and far between since we live in a fast paced world and the days so quickly slip away.

Remember the Harry Chapin Song?

“Cats in the Cradle”

A child arrived just the other day,

He came to the world in the usual way.

But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.

He learned to walk while I was away.

And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew,

He’d say, “I’m gonna be like you, dad.

You know I’m gonna be like you.”

We all have to bills to pay, jobs that demand our time, and deadline that were due yesterday (you’ve got to finish this today or the world will end…. believe me, planet Earth will keep on spinning).

No matter how busy we get, take the time love and interact with your kids.  There is one thing that can never be replaced and that is the time.  Like the proverbial “water under the bridge” once past, it is gone forever.  Make the most of those tender years and fertile minds with some fun games for kids.

It’s not so important what the game is, its the fact you’ll be spending quality time with your children; it might be one-on-one, possibly with a playmate, but the interaction between you and your child is priceless.  One of my distant but loving memories was time spent with my dad on a summer afternoon, we weren’t doing much, simply tossing a Frisbee, but to this day I remember the sun on my shoulders and the smile on my dad’s face.

Flash forward to my own kids, who seem addicted to video games (what’s a dad (or mom) to do)?  Well remember, today’s kids have never known anything except video games, it’s as natural to them as lemonade on a hot summer day.  

So don’t try tearing them away, instead find out what interests your child, then mix in some fun and suddenly the whole family will be smiling over a fun kid’s game.  It’s not magic, just a parent and child creating a bond.

Here’s the trick with video games (this probably won’t work for teenagers, but mine are young), find a game that stimulates the mind and allows interaction.  If the game is for two and there’s a playmate over, this is a perfect way to teach social interaction, “Now Jimmy, play nice, he’s your friend”.

If you visit Amazon and do a search for Toy & Games, you’ll find over 466,000 results… wow daunting isn’t it?  Don’t worry it’s easy to find which are the best, just do a “sort by Average Customer Review”, and you’ll immediately find the games that people (and kids) love.  Take the time to read some of the reviews, then choose one that lets your children have fun, as well as teaching their brains reasoning skills.  Hmmm, maybe I should get one for myself.

Next, (keeping your budget in mind), whip out the trusty debit card and your child’s next game will be winging its way to your doorstep.  When it arrives (and it’s up to you whether it’s a surprise or not), make it an event to remember with cookies and milk, cake and ice-cream or something much more healthy.  The key factor is to enjoy your fun game for kids, when you do, so will your own child and their friends.

Time is a river flowing in only one direction; make sure to spend time with your children.

Pokemon Birthday Party Games

So you’ve got young boys who love Pokemon and their birthday is fast approaching? Never fear, help is here. Both of my young sons love Pokemon, they are ages 6 and 9. What is Pokemon you say? Pokemon means “Pocket Monster” in Japanese. The crazy characters evolve into different characters and they use pokemon moves to “fight” each other causing “damage”. This craze has originated in Japan, but is highly popular here in the US. The Pokemon characters all have an HP number, how much the Pokemon is worth and the higher HP cards are highly coveted young boys. Anyway, back to your party issue. I just threw a great Pokemon party for my son’s 9th birthday. He loved it and his friends had a blast. Below are some great ideas for you and they are EASY and INEXPENSIVE to do. I sat down one night and came up with some games that I could easily make the supplies for and they would be fun to play. Below is a summary list of the games we came up with and read on to get the details of each one. Keep in mind, these are EASY, FUN and INEXPENSIVE and I will tell you exactly how I did it and what you need:

o Pass the Pokeball

o Pin the Tail on Pikachu

o Pokemon Balloon Dart Throw

o Pokemon Master Tracking

o Gliscor Bean Bag Score

1. Pass the Pokeball If you are remotely familiar with Pokemon, you will know about pokeballs. To play this game, I went to a craft store and purchased a LARGE Styrofoam ball, they seem to range in price from $5 to $11. I also bought some red washable craft paint while I was at the craft store. Paint half the ball with the red craft paint, let it dry, then use black electrical tape to tape around the circumference of the ball right where the white Styrofoam joins up with the red paint. This made the PERFECT pokeball. Quick and easy and inexpensive. Then we had a small keyboard (cheap one) that could be automatically set to play music. If you don’t have a keyboard, use anything that can make music, cd player, musical instrument, drum set, guitar, anything that plays music and can be stopped and started. Have all the boys sit in a circle and they have to hand the pokeball to each other in a circular fashion. They cannot throw the ball. I would then start the music on the keyboard and close my eyes and stop it after 20 to 30 seconds. I closed my eyes, so I wouldn’t know who was going to be holding the ball when the music stopped. Whoever is holding the ball when the music stops is out, then play again until there is only 1 player left. Give the player who is left a party prize.

Supplies recap:

i. Large Styrofoam ball

ii. Red craft paint

iii. Electrical tape

2. Pin the Tail on Pikachu – Pikachu is one of the main pokemon characters and if your kids like Pokemon they like Pikachu. For this game, I found a good picture of Pikachu. I used a picture out of the Pokemon Handbook that we have, but if you don’t have one of those, use a pokemon card of Pikachu, or print a picture of Pikachu at pokemon.com. I bought a package of 10 white posterboards at a discount store. Look at the picture and draw a large picture of Pikachu to cover most of the posterboard (1 sheet). Don’t draw his tail. Use a separate posterboard to draw enough Pikachu tails (shaped like a lightning bolt) for each party guest to have one. After I drew the Pikachu and then drew the tails, I had my kids color the Pikachu and tails, they loved helping. Cut out the Pikachu tails. I had an old cork board that I was able to mount this Pin the Tail on the Pikachu game onto so it had a sturdy back and could be hung up outside. Put the name of each party guest on one of the tails and right before they play, add a single strip of double sided tape. When you are ready to play this, use a bandana to cover the eyes of your party guests, spin them around in a circle twice and direct them towards the Pikachu. Don’t allow them to feel their way around, wherever they touch the Pikachu they must put the tail on there, otherwise the kids who go last will be able to tell where to put the tails by feeling where the other kids tails are pinned. Give a prize to the party guest who gets Pikachu’s tail closest to the right spot.

Supplies recap:

i. Picture of Pikachu

ii. Large white posterboard for drawing picture of Pikachu

iii. Large white posterboard for drawing multiple Pikachu tails only

iv. Double sided tape

v. Bandana

3. Pokemon Balloon Dart Throw – Kids love to pop balloons and throw darts, so put these two things together in a fun and easy activity. The night before the party I bought 50 balloons at a party store. Each Pokemon character has an HP value, or a points value. For example, Pikachu might be 60 HP, Shadowlugia 300 HP, etc… You can find the names of many Pokemon characters in a Pokemon handbook or you can find them online at Pokemon.com. Take some plain white paper and cut it into strips that are about 1 inch high by 3 inches long. Write the name of a different Pokemon and their HP Number on the strips. We had 6 boys at the party and I blew up 45 balloons. For example, you might write Ryperior 90 HP on a slip. Make each slip of paper with a different character and add the HP number (use multiples of 10 only for the HP values). We used each character name only once but reused the HP 50, HP60, HP70, HP80, HP90, etc… However we only had 1 character (Shadowlugia) that had the highest HP of HP300, no other card had the HP300 on it. Fold the slips of paper small and poke it inside the balloon prior to blowing up the balloon. I then used an air compressor to blow up the balloons quickly and tie them in a knot. You will see the little slips of paper inside. I stored the balloons overnight in large trash bags and they stayed aired up fine. I purchased a set of 6 darts at a sports store to use for this game. If you have a large cork board, attach the balloons with push pins to the cork board. Have the party guests stand back about 8 feet and throw 2 darts a piece and try to pop the balloons (like a traditional carnival game). If they pop a balloon have them gather up and keep the slip of paper with the Pokemon character on it and the HP number (see the next Pokemon Master tracking as to what to do with the slips of paper and keeping track of the HP numbers). They loved to pop these balloons and they loved finding the slips of paper to find out which Pokemon character they had and what was the HP number. We played several rounds of this game!

Supplies recap:

i. Bunch of balloons (have at least 40 or more)

ii. Plain white paper

iii. Names of Pokemon characters and made up HP numbers (I did not take the time to look up each characters real HP number, that is too much work, just put down any HP number you want, but only have one character with the highest HP

iv. Package of 6 darts (about $2.50)

4. Pokemon Master tracking – There is no doubt your kids are familiar with Ash Ketchum if they like Pokemon, he is a Pokemon master. In order to make it fun and to get the boys to want to get the slips of paper I put inside the balloons, I created a Pokemon Master chart to track each party guests characters and HP values. I used a large white posterboard and wrote Pokemon Masters at the top and used some Pokemon stickers to decorate with. You can buy Pokemon stickers, or use sticker paper in your printer and just print some Pokemon cards or Pokemon characters from the internet. I then divided (using a black market) the posterboard into how many party guests I have a made a large square for each of them. As the boys gathered the Pokemon character slips from popping the balloons, I had another adult log in their Pokemon characters and their associated HP Values onto the Pokemon Master chart. I just had it taped to my back door and the boys loved coming over to see what their Pokemon scores were. I gave a prizes for the highest HP sum in each round of darts. One child may pop a balloon with the Pokemon character slip of paper that said Metagross 90 HP and his second pop may have been Snover 60 HP, we recorded these both onto his square on the Pokemon Master tracking posterboard and his total HP for the round was 150 HP. If he had the highest score that round, he got a prize. I let the boys throw 2 darts a piece for each turn. I also gave a prize for the lowest HP score, so no one felt left out. Have an adult record the names and HP numbers to keep it moving. At the end of all the balloon popping I gave a prize to party guest who found the Shadowlugia 300 HP slip of paper, as it was our highest HP value “card”.

Supplies recap:

i. Large white poster board

ii. Sharpie Marker

iii. Pokemon stickers to decorate the tracking poster with

5. Gliscor Bean Bag Score – If you have any type of existing bean bag toss game at your home, commandeer it for this game. We had a bean bag toss game that had 6 small bean bags. If you don’t have one, you can make bean bags easily out of old socks and uncooked beans, just tie the socks in a knot after putting in the uncooked beans, PERFECT!. I used another white poster board to draw a Pokemon character on. We chose Glico for his shape as it would be good to toss the bean bags into his belly! I used the Gliscor Pokemon card to look at to draw the character on a large white poster board, then we colored with crayons based on how the character looks on the card. Then I lined up the existing bean bag game hole and cut a similar hole in the character’s belly and taped the two together. If you don’t have a bean bag game you can attach your poster board to, you can cut a hole in an old piece of plywood, or tape your posterboard Pokemon character with the hole in it to a laundry basket, anything that will basically catch the bean bags. You want the bean bag catch place to be tilted up slightly at the top, so the game is doable for the boys. Have the boys throw the bean bags from about 12-15 feet back and try to get a Gliscor score!!! Any Pokemon character will work for this game, just cut a hole about 6 inches wide in the posterboard wherever you are wanting the bean bags to go through. They played this a lot and several of them scored by getting a bean bag in the hole of Gliscor’s tummy! I gave prizes to the ones who scored in the hole, if no one got it in the hole, I gave a prize each round for the party guest with the bean bag closest to the hole. You can knock off the bean bags of other players! They loved this competition.

Supplies recap:

i. Existing Bean Bag toss game if you have one

ii. If not, plywood with hole, or laundry basket and something to hold the board or basket on an angle with the top tilted up off the ground a bit to make the game doable for the boys

iii. White poster board

iv. Picture of desired Pokemon character

v. Crayons/markets

vi. Bean bags (existing or home made)

The boys at this party were between the ages of 6 and 9 and they absolutely loved playing these game. We also ordered a Pokemon cake from a local supermarket bakery and it looked awesome. I had also ordered Pokemon birthday theme plates, cups and napkins and a tablecloth. It was all very easy and looked great.

PRIZES

For prizes, I went to several of the dollar stores and discount stores and bought cheap glow sticks, light up pens, blow up baseballs and footballs, crazy bounce balls, sound makers that make poot sounds (they loved those!), glow in the dark aliens, stretchy snakes, packages of gummy worms. I decided which prizes to give and I put a sign on the prize bowl that said “Momma’s prize bowl, hands off please!” That way they couldn’t pick through the goodies that were prizes, they did trade a few prizes between each other. I recommend looking for fun cheap items that are about $1.00 or less, stay away from the truly junky toys that break immediately or no one in their right mind would want, that will just waste your money.

GOODY BAGS

For goody bags, I added candy like individual starburst, small M&M’s packages, and gummies. I also found small silver alien stuffed toys ($1.00 a piece) and I had ordered Pokemon wrist sweat bands from an online party supply, these were very cool! Last but not least, I bought two 10 card each packs of Pokemon cards and divided those up so each goody bag got 3 Pokemon cards in it as well. I divided them up so not all the higher HP cards were in a single goody bag, spread around the fun! They loved these cards in their goody bags and it was an absolute blast of a party. Don’t let this sound hard, I did all of this listed above plus I blew up 100 water balloons for use in the water balloon launcher just by doing a little bit in the evenings starting about 1 week before the party. You can do this too and give your son the best Pokemon party ever! I hope these ideas are useful to you, they really are EASY to do, low cost and fun, your party goers will love it!

PSP Graffiti Pouches Vs Cases Release Now

Graffiti, as a new kind of culture, has been quite popular over the whole world. It is not only an abstract art, but also a fashionable tool which can bring people wonderful visual enjoyment and high quality works.

Due to the great popularity of graffiti, many manufacturers begin to produce some goods which are carved with graffiti patterns, PSP graffiti pouch included.

Here I will tell the three main features of graffiti products have.

The first one is color. If you take time to notice it, you can see that many graffiti products are with white and black colors. White and black are the most two classical ones. What is more, sometimes there will be red color.

The second one is the material of graffiti products. Most graffiti products are made of high-class PU. PU, also known as polyurethane, is any polymer consisting of a chain of organic units joined by urethane (carbamate) links.

The main four benefits that polyurethane brings us are as follows:

1.Extraordinary reliability.

2.Good fire resistance.

3.Good crash-worthiness.

4.Good anti-cracking strength.

Because of these good advantages, there are many accessories especially some pouches or cases are made of high quality PU.

To sum up, there are many products that contain graffiti and PU together. These kinds of products have been widely popular around the whole world. Among them, there is a very classical one, PSP Graffiti Pouch. It is with YKK zippers. It can be recognized as a perfect thing of graffiti and PU together.