Birthday Wishes – How Did it all Start?

Birthday Wishes

Birthday’s and birthday wishes and other traditions date all the way back into the biblical times. The Roman’s used birthday greetings and wishes as part of the holiday for happiness and celebration. The original idea of the entire holiday was founded through magic. Apparently one was susceptible to either good or evil spirits on this day because they were closer to the spirit world this particular day.

The overall birthday connotations date a ways back and have been associated with either magic, religion or both. The custom is to offer congratulations by offering a gift and lighted candles. In the ancient times this celebration was actually used to ward off demons and to ensure a new prosperous year.

You will find many contradictory meanings of birthday and birthday wishes as you search for the true origin since it was based on magic, and religion and differing views and methodologies of the ancient people. Whichever meaning you associate with really depends on where your roots are and what religion or tradition you follow.

Birthday Wishes & Messages Are Traditions!

Birthday wishes and other traditions have been passed down through your family for centuries and you have grown accustom to them with very little thought or effort. Much of the meaning is still the same today as we wish those who we care about a happy birthday and may this year be better than the last. We are congratulating a birthday celebration and hoping for a prosperous year for the individual.

Celebrating with a cake and other traditional new era norms have likely evolved from other offerings in the past. Do you still tease little kids when telling them happy birthday and giving them a “pinch to grow an inch?” This has some meaning in that you are wishing that they grow and develop and are healthy well into the next year of their life.

Birthday wishes, quotes and other messages are just symbolic through expression. Whether it’s some form of sign language, writing or verbal message it has its traces all the way back to the origin of the celebration of the birthday. A birthday is rooted around the calendar year which has differed at times throughout history however now every 365 days (granted you’re not a leap year baby) you will celebrate becoming one year older and receive lots of birthday wishes from all of your friend and family as you pass the tradition down to your kids too!


Carnival Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Carnival Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Carnival theme party is a good entertaining and fun party idea for adults, teens, kids, or babies.
Turn your carnival party into a cool adult birthday celebration or A big top circus act event!
Spruce up your super fun carnival theme party by using A cool carnival birthday party theme if you’d like.
Want To Celebrate Your Carnival Birthday Party Ideas With A Twist?

Some Other Cool Carnival Themes Include:

Mardi Gras Carnival – Celebrate New Orleans style. Use green, yellow, and purple decorations. Decorate with beads, masks, and glitter.


Masquerade Carnival – Turn your party into a masked costume carnival. Tell guests to wear fancy masks and costumes. Also use metallic colors for decorations.


Romantic or Exotic Carnival – Use your wild imaginations to set the atmosphere for this seductive event. Light the candles and sprinkle the rose petals to spark up a magical occasion! Use relaxing and soothing colors.


Glow in the dark Carnival – Celebrate during the night hours. Set up black lights all around gathering areas. Tell guests to wear white or bright neon color clothing. Give out white or neon painted birthday masks/hats for fun. Decorate everything including game and food tables with white or neon bright colored streamers.

Carnival Birthday Party Invitations

Give out big admission tickets as carnival theme party invites. Once they see how cool your party invitations are! Guests will be so excited to attend your carnival theme party.
Set up an admission booth near the entrance of the party. To allow guests to hand over their tickets and enter into the carnival party.

Carnival Signs for Booths

Lead your guests in the right directions by posting signs for each booth section. Whether the booths is offering Foods, Tickets, Games, or Entertainment!

Make your own carnival party booths by using large card board boxes. Lay the box on a table open side down. Cut off the four flaps.
Cut a square hole through the front and back side of the box. Then Decorate and post the name of the booth on a sign or on the booth.

Carnival Theme Party Decorations

Do you want the best looking carnival theme party event? Great use bright colors to liven up to look. The typical carnival colors are red, white, blue, yellow, and green.
Set up an eating area with a canopy, tables, and chairs. Spruce up your party tables by using a bright colored table cloth.
Solid tableware goes great! The best solid colors for this theme are blue, white, red, yellow, or green. Don’t forget the cutlery and utensils that match!
Top it off by using a carnival themed table centerpiece of a little clown or elephant. Hang streamers and helium balloons around entertainment areas.

Carnival Theme Party Ideas for Games

Be sure to give out small prizes or trinkets to the winners of each game.
Some carnival game ideas include:
Horseshoe Toss in the grass – Hammer a metal stake into the dirt. Give the player 3 horseshoes. Get the horseshoe around the stake and win.
Ring Toss over bottles – Set empty beer bottles in short cut empty boxes. Give players 5 rings and let them GO!Get the ring on the bottle to win. Use cheap plastic or aluminum bra
Balloon Popping with Darts – Set up a board filled with small blown up balloons. Pin or staple them to the board. You get 4 darts. Hit two balloons to win the prize
Basket Ball Shoot Out – 3 tries your out! Try to get the ball through the hoop in order to win.
Bobbing for Apples, and Ducks – You decide what you want to go bobbing for!
Hula Hoop Contest – Who can keep their hula hoop spinning the longest?
Can pyramid & Bean Bag blast – Knock down all the cans to win. Set up a pedestal and stack up the cans on it. Knock all the cans off the pedestal to win.
Ping Pong Ball Toss – Set up 6 buckets in a straight line spaced 6 inches apart from the other. Give player 6 ping pong balls. They try and get 1 ball in each bucket. Get a ball in each bucket to win the prize.

Carnival Theme Party Ideas for Food

Whip up some fantastic carnival food just like the real thing! Below you will see cool ideas and supplies for great looking and yummy circus and carnival treats.

Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs – Make hot dogs with all the fixings! Use tasty hot dog toppers like chili, nacho and cheddar cheese, diced onions, relish, mustard, ketchup, jalapenos, mayo, and more. Make sure to have some hot steamy buns ready for chow down! Hot dog machines give carnival party’s an authentic look.

Cotton Candy – Twirl up the best tasting cotton around. Make guests feel just like they are at the real fairground. Freshly made cotton candy is an official carnival treat that melts in your mouth. Very flavorful with different flavoring choices.

Make your own carnival cotton candy to serve to guests at a booth. Be sure to have a volunteer help you work the booth. Train helpers on how to use the machines.

Snow Cones & Shaved Ice – Serve up some tasty cool snow cones made from shaved ice. Let guests decide which flavor syrups they want poured on top.

Pick from bright flavored colors like banana, cherry, lime, bubble gum, and coconut. Mix flavors for a incredible burst of flavor. Create a booth just for snow cones. Everyone will enjoy them. Keep lots of ice on hand in a cooler. “I’m sure you’ll need plenty of refills for your homemade snow cones.”

Hot Popped Corn – The fresh smell of hot popping corn to the nose will trigger a line of hungry guests.

Set up a movie area with a big inflatable outdoor movie screen. Have a showing of all the newest movies on film. Set up chairs or comfy bean bags for seating.

More yummy carnival food ideas include:

  • Nachos
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Pretzels
  • BBQ Pulled Meat Sandwiches, Ribs, Chicken, Sausage, Turkey, Burgers,
  • Big Onion Rings
  • Churros
  • Ice Cream
  • Chili Cheese Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Pizza
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Big Cookies
  • Big Pickles
  • Candy/Carmel Apples with Nuts!
  • Tacos

Add a Sweet Candy Buffet to your Party! Sever up a tasty candy buffet! Lay out all kinds of sweet goodies. Use clear glass bowls to place candies in. Add mini tongs or scoops to prevent germs on hands from touching.

Fill bowls with candy like:

  • Gummy bears
  • Jelly beans
  • Skittles
  • M&M’s Peanut or Plain
  • Bubble Gum Balls
  • Milk Duds
  • Twizzlers
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Lemon Drops
  • Cherry Drops
  • Wrapped Taffy
  • Gummy Worms
  • Jelly Belly beans
  • Red Vines
  • Nerds
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Pixi Stix

“You can add some old time charm by filling jars with nostalgic candy from back in the day! You add all kind of candy you enjoy eating.

We hope you enjoy all our carnival them party ideas

Romantic Cupcake Birthday Party Theme

Romantic Cupcake Birthday Party Theme

Cupcakes & Cocktails A Celebration for Two or More!

Throw A cupcake party that’s oh so yummy! For Kids or Adults of all ages.

Celebrate alone with a party for two or You can also throw a big cupcake bash to bring in your birthday with family and friends.

A cupcake party can be romantic. Simple things like pretty flowers, vines, rose petals, and hearts, can bring your cupcakes & cocktails theme party to life!

In the end the choice is yours. We are here to provide you with the ideas to get your special day started. All you have to do is make this idea into reality.

Having A Party for Two?

If you are doing this for a spouse then make it a surprise! Don’t tell your sweetheart about your special romantic cupcake surprise party. Just follow these ideas to create a nice small party room laid for two. It could be in the bedroom, living room, or dining area.

Cupcake Invitations for Party

Word your cupcake themed invitations anyway you like with these easy to customize cupcake party invites. Write something like..

You Are Cordially Invited to My Cupcakes & Cocktails Birthday Bash!

Cupcake Buffet Ideas

Set up a cupcake buffet table with a frosting station. Let your guests create and decorate their own tasty cupcakes to perfection!

Depending on your guest count you will have to bake lots of cupcakes in a variety of flavors. We suggest serving at least two cupcakes per person. You can use chocolate, vanilla, & strawberry or any 3 flavors you like.

Provide tasty toppings in containers with plastic spoons. Use toppings that taste good on cupcakes. Some good toppings include:

  • Nuts
  • Sprinkles
  • Candy: Jellybeans, Gummy Bears, Skittles, Star burst, Mini peanut butter cups, M&M’s, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Morsels, and more.
  • Crushed Cookies
  • Coconut Shavings

Place multiple flavored frosting’s on the buffet table with a small sign marked Cupcake Frosting Station. You can also add whip cream cans for those who don’t like frosting or icing.

Cupcake Party Decorations & Favors

  • Place rose petals around all tables with metallic heart confetti.
  • Mylar heart and cupcake balloons make your party room look eye popping.
  • Centerpieces can be cupcake tiers filled with cupcakes or flowers without stems or Glass bowls filled with water floating candles and flower bulbs.
  • Use a combination of two colors you like to decorate for you party. Popular color combos are pink & red, blue & green, purple & blue, orange & yellow.
  • Give out party favors that match your parties theme. Guests will like it and be willing to tend to future events that you host.


Beach Birthday Party Ideas

Beach Birthday Party Ideas

Beach Party Ideas for A Fun in the Summertime BEACH BIRTHDAY PARTY BASH! It’s best to throw your beach theme party around summertime or on a hot sunny day.

Sip on lemon-aid or mixed fruity drinks. While talking and dancing by the waves. Bring your small hibachi grill to the beach or have A beach bonfire to celebrate.

If not then choose a nice park with large grassy picnic areas. Or create your own beach setting at home with inviting

If you love to be around sand and water this is the perfect party theme for you. Summertime rolls around only once per year and so does your birthday .

Celebrate your special time with a beach extravaganza! Put on your flip flops and swimwear. Get your invitations out. Cause time to party! You don’t necessarily have to throw your beach party at the beach. It can also be done in your very own home.

With a little decorative touches and beach party gear you’ll be at your very own beach island in no time. First thing you need is invitations.

Beach Party Ideas for Invitations

Below are beach party ideas you can use to make your own cheap beach party invitations. Get creative with this summer theme. By delivering fresh styled handmade invitations created by you!

Message in a Bottle Invitations Very simple to make. Use glass beer bottles or buy a case of bottled water. You can drink or empty all the water bottles into gallon containers for later use.

Make sure they are dry inside. Collect some sand from the beach or make colored salt with chalk. Create color sand by rubbing poured regular salt with any color chalk in a container. Pour some in the bottle.

Write your party details on cut pieces of brown paper bags. Roll up the paper invite and place them into the bottles and close with the cap or stuff the opening with a cork.

Print out your own labels and glue them or order them custom made. Then wrap them around the bottles.

Flip Flop Invitations Make your own flip flop slipper invites. Simply take some card stock paper and cut it out in the shape of a flip flop. You can use one of your very own slippers to trace the shape.

Cut it out and punch a hole in the upper middle, left, and right side. Thread a pipe cleaner or ribbon through the holes. Then twist tie the remaining at the bottom.

Write the event information in the center of the flip flop invite. Place it in a envelope and mail or hand deliver.

Beach Ball Invitations Purchase some cheap beach balls. You can find them at the 99 cent or dollar stores. Pull out a permanent marker.

Write all of the event details such as time, place, date, etc. Make sure your writing is dry. Fold your deflated beach ball up and mail to guests or hand deliver them.

Beach Photo Postcards Grab up a collection of various beach themed postcards. Write a nice introduction and your party details on the back. Mail them off to your friends and they’ll love them.


Beach Party Ideas for Decorations

Colorful, Bright, and floral designs are best to create and eye catching beach theme party atmosphere. Decorate in style with affordable in theme

beach party ideas

Table Decorations Spruce up your party tables, and buffet tables.

Use mini blown up beach balls and raffia as table skirts.

Place a decorative floral or a bright colored table cloth to cover all tables. Ideal colors for tables are bright blue, pink, orange, yellow, and green.

Place fresh fruit around the tables. Use mango’s, bananas, kiwi, pineapples, and coconuts.


Create a Centerpiece To make your own place fresh fruit in a large vase, basket, or bowl. Place in the middle of the table.

Cupcake Centerpiece Bake up some cupcakes decorate them and stick mini parasol toothpick inside them. Place them on a beach theme decorated cupcake stand. Then place it in the middle of the party table.

Outside Beach Decor Decorate with raffia umbrellas. Place them in many spots around your yard or at the park.

Twist colorful streamers together and hang them up around the table areas. Hang birthday banners near the entrance with beach balls and palm trees.

Place synthetic flowers around outside and tiki torches along pathways and open areas.


Beach Party Ideas for Games

Play these party games during your party for your guests. Give prizes to the winners to make the competition of the game more exciting.

Funny Relay Dress up Guests will have fun getting dressed and looking cooky. Let’s get ready to go banana’s!

Items you need: 2 hats, 2 pair of large sized pants, 2 pair of large sized shoes, 2 suit cases or large bags, 2 pair of sunglasses, 2 wigs are optional, 2 large t-shirts, lipstick.

How to Play: Place tape down to mark a start and finish line outside 15 feet apart. 2 people at a time can play. The first person to put on all their crazy clothing and race to the finish line wins.

Banana Ball Race Swing your banana string and ball to the finish line.

Items you need: Long string, banana’s, ping pong balls, marked start/finish line about 15 to 20 feet apart.

How to Play: Tie a string around your guests waist. Tie a banana onto the other half of the string. Make sure the string is long enough for the banana to slightly touch the ground.

Guests will play by hitting the ping pong ball with the banana that’s hooked on their waist. Players cannot use their hands. The first to push the ball to the finish line wins the prize.

Water Ball Volley Blast Try not to get wet! During the water toss. Keep it smooth and steady.

Items you need: Water balloons, two sheets or blankets, volleyball net, and two b teams of 4 or more.

How to Play: Each team will use one blanket or sheet for the launch. Each player must hold a corner of the blanket. When the first balloon is launched. The receiving team must catch the water balloon using their blanket.

If they catch the balloon without bursting it. The team receives 1 point. If not then the next balloon is launched over to the other team. They have to catch it without breaking it. The teams launch back and forth. The game continues like this until one team reaches 10 points and wins.


Beach Party Ideas for Food


Cheese Cubes
Deviled Eggs
Olive and Cheese Toothpicks
Stuffed Celery with Cream Cheese
Potato Chips and Dip
Fruit Tray
Candy Bowls


Fill up a small child’s pool with soda pop cans, beer cans or bottles, and water bottles. Throw some ice over the cans and bottles to keep them cool in the pool.

Make Smoothies
Make Cocktails

Main Dishes

Barbecue Fire up the grill. Cook up some burgers, hot dogs, sausages, ribs, chicken, and veggies. This is the simplest way to cook food for lots of guests.

Potato Salad Peel and boil some potatoes. Add mayo, mustard, relish, seasonings, and onion to your hot potatoes and toss your salad until mixed. Or pick a potato salad bucket up at the grocery store to save you the trouble of making it.

Baked Beans Grab some cans of bushes baked beans on a can. Cook some ground beef and drain the oil. Cook your beans then add the meat. Season to taste and serve.

Anything But Clothes Party

Anything But Clothes Party

Throw yourself the anything but clothes party for your next birthday bash! Some people choose to dress funny, scary, sexy, and trashy.

Stay true to the theme and tell all your guests that they can’t wear any clothing at all. Everyone must create their own outfit to wear to this crazy party.

What can we wear then? You can wear anything but clothes lol.

Some ideas for costumes that are not clothes you can try out include…

Painted Clothing
Trash Bags
Plastic Wrap
Caution Tape
Leaves glued onto bags
Candy Outfit glued candy onto bags
Cotton Ball Outfit
Boxes with straps

Easy Food Ideas
Good buffet food ideas for the anything but clothes party can include some of the following.

Fried Chicken
Pasta Salad

Fruit Buffet with, Watermelon, Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Jello

Dessert Bar with, Cupcakes, Cake Slices, Brownies, Cookies, Chocolate Fountain, Gummy Bear Bowl, Jelly Bean Bowl, and Pillow Mints.

Make sure you have tongs, spoons, or something for guests to grab the foods with.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES, Birthday Ideas & Birthday Party Themes to help get your party geared towards perfection.