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All About Princess Z’s 5th Birthday Party

All About Princess Z’s 5th Birthday Party

ALL ABOUT PRINCESS Z’S ‘FROZEN’ THEMED 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY  

As you all know Princess Z celebrated her birthday a few weeks back.We planned to organize a surprise ‘Frozen’ theme birthday party for her in our backyard.This was to be her very first party in our new home and we wanted to make it very special.The preparations started a few weeks before… starting off with the Birthday Invitation Cards first. The cards we’re designed by us,(ourselves) but got them printed out urgently by http://ajooba.ae

The Inside Of The Invitation Cards
Sealed With A Hand Tied Blue Bow

The next most important thing we had to do was to look for a party event company who could arrange kids entertainment for us.

Finding a good party organizer was a challenge.We contacted many but got a negative response from them all. Some were fully booked and some didn’t have the items we wanted.After wasting a week on phone calls and visits , our hard work paid off and we finally managed to get things arranged/prepared for the event.

THE EVENT PLANNER

Twinkle party events : We got it organized by them.This event company was very affordable.Offering many party packages to chose from (according to ones requirements).The package we went with cost us approx 3300 AED inclusive of (all the items below) 👇🏻
-Large Frozen bouncing castle (suitable for 20 kids)
-Popcorn machine
-Cotton candy machine
-Table setup for 18 kids
-Face painter
-Magician
-Large Birthday Banner
-Assorted 50 Purple,Blue & White balloons
-6 ‘Frozen’ foil balloons (according to the theme)
-Cutlery (themed)
-Music System
-Bubble Machine
-2 Tables + 8 adult chair

The Main Attraction Of The Party

Not only this inclusive of 3 staff members who were very friendly,energetic and helpful as well

For more party packages and details visit their website http://twinklepartycenter.com

*The trampoline was our own 🙂

Down below is the list of everything else you need to know about Princess Z’s ‘Frozen theme birthday party 👇🏻

LIGHTING 

This was the biggest hassle for our evening party and huge space. We needed enough light to lighten up each and every corner so we made our way to Bur Dubai to a shop called Tarun Lights.Tarun lights located in the heart of Meena Bazaar is a place for all your electric needs.They sell all kinds of festive lights at reasonable rates. The lights we bought were 50m long and costed us 70 AED only.They fitted in perfectly (we got them fixed from one end to the other) but were not as bright as we wanted so our next stop was Dragon Mart 1. We picked up more heavier and brighter ones from here at a very reasonable rate as well.

BALLOON ARRANGEMENTS was done with the help of Balloonee https://www.gasntools.com

ASSORTED DECORATION
were collected/ bought from various shops Carrefour,Daiso,Shimmer Shine shop (beside Mister Baker in Karama) and the twinkle party shop in karama as well

THE SNACKS 

Most of the items like French Fries ,nuggets,veg.samosas very homemade but the other evening snacks were provided by MisterBaker http://www.misterbaker.com and included chicken patty’s,mini pizzas and chicken sandwiches

THE CAKE TABLE SETUP

The Table Setup

The three tier Cake 🎂 was done by MisterBaker http://www.misterbaker.com as well and the candy and sweets were all arranged by us which included

Cake pops made by Betty Crocker brownie mix covered in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with hundreds & thousands

Purple Jelly  a bit of blue food coloring was added to the red( strawberry) jelly to get purple color

Blue Drink was just Kool Aid blue drink available at chiotrams

Hershey kisses & Marshmallows

Last but not the least assorted Sweet Goodie Bags for kids arranged by us

Marshmallows Filled In A Regular Base:We Tied A Big Bow To Add A Little Sparkle
Marshmallows,Kool Aid Blue Drink & Homemade Cake Pops
Homemade Cake Pops
A Thank You Gift For All The Kids

Princess Z’s beautiful DRESS was from an online boutique http://ummbaby.com

Other than all this the biggest surprise for Princess Z and the other kids was Mr. Santa 🎅🏻 who popped in to deliver the birthday gift delivery from @mumworld http://www.mumzworld.com/

The Birthday Girl With Santa 🎅🏻

Getting the ‘perfect’ birthday party arranged for Princess Z was a hassle but everything fell into place beautifully and the party was a huge success.

Timeless Truth (TT) Masks

Timeless Truth (TT) Masks

TIMELESS TRUTH (TT) MASKS

Timeless Truth (TT) is an aesthetic medical beauty brand who uses the latest Bio Cellulose technology to help penetrate the skin and absorb the serum completely through the masks .Timeless Truth products are distributed globally by many leading pharmaceutical partners and are available across 15 markets worldwide, Timeless Truth boasts more than 20 ranges of masks under its product portfolio – ranging from facial masks, to eye masks, neck masks, foot masks, breast masks, as well as daily care products, and serum and capsules.

I usually freak out when I come across masks as my skin is extra sensitive and not everything suit me resulting into blemishes /or scratchy skin after usage.I consider myself lucky to come across these masks and get my hands on them to try them out.They surely are best ones I came across and surely the most convenient way to pamper oneself at home 🏡

Timeless Truth (TT) Masks

Every masks serves a different purpose but have the same application method.So here’s my review of the masks I have tried on.

🔸Deep Sea Extract Moisturizing Bio Cellulose Mask (Blue)
🌿This mask is great if you wanna give your skin a dose of hydration after spending the whole day out in the sun.( this one was of my regular use)
🌿With algae extract it protects the skin from radical damage,increases moisture in skin, reduces dull and uneven complexion and is easy to apply
🌿Not only this it increases hydration levels after 2 hours of single application

🔸Immortelle Rejuvenation Herbal Bio Cellulose Mask (Yellow)
🌿contains immortelle extract and herbal essence which helps to keep the skin nourished,hydrated and stimulated.
🌿helps reduce fine lines,dryness and blemishes
🌿helps boost circular activity and leaves the tissues more toned
🌿leaves the skin feeling fresh and smooth plus moisturized.

🔸Anti aging Collagen Bio Cellulose Mask (Black)
🌿contains rich active ingredients
🌿provides rapid hydration
🌿helps minimize the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.
🌿the skin feels tightened after usage

EYE MASKS

🔸Apple Lifting Correction Bio Cellulose Eye Masks (Green)
🌿combined with green tea and Arbutin extract,the serum is infused with natural plant extract and provides a great effect on dark circles if used regularly
🌿firms and reduces them dark circles)

🔸Hydra intense Bio Cellulose Eye mask
🌿 intensively moisturizes the under eye area
🌿This mask reduces dryness and relives puffiness around the eye area
🌿Tones and soothes fragile skin

🔸Multi-peptide Bio Cellulose eye mask
🌿Great for minimizing fine lines and improving luminosity
🌿helps reduce crows feet
🌿leaves the eye area smooth and radiant

BEST THING ABOUT THESE MASKS

🌿there are super easy to apply
🌿consists of 3 protective layers (the middle one needed to be applied) (same application for all)
🌿No washing required after removing just rub the remaining essence under the eyes/face
🌿great for all types of skins as well as highly sensitive skin and can be used everyday

🌿Paraben Free and Alcohol Free
🌿no breakouts after usage

Note: These masks are one-time use sachets only and can get a bit messy due to the serum they contain. *for best results, use 3 to 4 a week.

So if you are looking out for facial masks with active ingredients than these Timeless Truth masks (TTmasks) are the ones I would definitely recommend.

I loved using them and so would you!!! ❤️❤️

Available in all leading beauty salons in the UAE
To order online click the link 👉🏻  Order Here

Tales from the Treasure Chest

Tales from the Treasure Chest

TALES FROM THE TREASURE CHEST

Tales for the Treasure Chest written by Ayesha Marfani

Many of you might not know this by I am a book lover and love reading books (I don’t get much time now though due to my mommy duties) but I encourage Princess Z to do so and not a day goes by when I don’t read her,her favorite story book or narrate her a children’s story book through which she can learn something new.

Recently I took some time out and got the opportunity to read ‘Tales from the Treasure Chest’ and I loved it.This book is written and illustrated in a such beautiful way that I wanna tell you guys about it.

The book ‘Tales from the Treasure Chest’ is a collection of 3 short stories written by Ayesha Marfani (her first published children book) published by Crimson Cloak publishing.

About the Author 👩🏻
with multiple degrees in psychology, commerce, and education, Ayesha Marfani has always had an avid passion for learning. Her love of reading led her to take her writing hobby and turn it into a career.Her inspiration stems from her 9 siblings and her own family that support her passion for writing. A homeschooling educator, Ayesha understands woes that arise when one does not have a voice. Her work with counseling produces a unique perspective that allows her to take everyday triggers and weave stories that inspire and educate.

About the Book 📖

The book ‘Tales from the Treasure Chest’ is a collection of 3 short witty stories with moral lessons:

The first story tilted ‘Exhortation Valley’ is a story about two twins Sara and Saira who are not satisfied with themselves.
Saira-a beautiful girl but still ungrateful with the way she looks and wishing for more while her twin sister Sara-with beautiful pastel skin:still ungrateful for not being as beautiful as her sister.

One day they learn a lesson to appreciate the blessings of Allah and be content.Allah has created us with highest perfection and the story revolves around these facts,teaching the child to be satisfied with their looks.

The second story titled ‘Small Feet,Big Shoes’. evolves around the bitter relationship of Zainab and Ahmad and their parents.How the two kids exchange roles with their parents thinking that being a parent is an easy job and the parents accept the challenge as they want them to know that being a parent is not as easy as they think.I won’t tell you who wins the battle!.Read the book yourself to find out 🙂

The third and the final story ‘Being Human is Being Everything’ is a story about a boy Abdul Jalil whose fathers thinks he can’t do anything in life.Everyone around him thinks he’s a loser and can’t achieve anything.Struck by those words he decides to go on a journey to find a job, and prove his worth but becomes corrupt, a cheat,fraud and a cruel vicious person.Later on realizing that being a good human is a bigger challenge than having everything else.

Why Read This Book?

This 40 page book is an interesting and a wonderful read for children 6-10 years old/(also very interesting to narrate it to younger kids).A book which teach the kids as well as the parents moral lessons like

1.One should always be grateful with what they have rather than complain about what they don’t. (An important lesson every one should be thought)

2.Parent should be lenient with their children…avoiding too much strictness as this can lead their children to hate them.Similarly, children should be aware that being a parent is not an easy task and an ultimate responsibility.

3.Money is not everything in the world.

Tales From The Treasure Chest is an excellent read that will make your child know the importance of and make them learn and understand the little things in life

I loved everything about this book and think it’s an extraordinary read for both parents and children.

If you love reading than I highly recommend you get your hands on this book. 👍🏻

Check out 👇🏻 to know more about the author on

http://www.wordscatcher.com

and the book is available at Amazon

Buy it here https://www.amazon.com

Do let me know in the comments below 👇🏻 about any other books that you guys think is a must read for both parents and children.

Alondra Baby Collection

Alondra Baby Collection

ALONDRA BABY COLLECTION

I had the opportunity to visit the O concept store and have a look at the amazing Alondra Baby collection just launched for the first time in the UAE. For those of you who don’t know…Alondra is a Spanish brand, which started in the middle of the 80’s by manufacturing baby accessories. but after a successful decade, the company shifted its focus to the production of baby furniture and bedding.

The brand ALONDRA in other parts of the world have become an internationally recognized leader in the field of nursery equipment over the last few years.The success is definitely based on several factors: innovation, striking designs, high quality and impeccable finishes.

Present in more than 50 countries, and offering a vast variety of products Alondra has managed to earn the trust of more than 800 partners worldwide.With keeping the comfort in mind, Alondra Baby collection surely strives with amazing looking products and the latest design trends into the baby rooms.

Here’s a little glimpse of the Alondra collection.

ALONDRA CRIBS COLLECTION

Alondra Baby Collection
Easy To Move Around With Four Wheels Installed With Brake Locks
Available In A Vast Variety Of Colors

ALONDRA KIDS TEPEE TENT

The Extra Cosy Teepee

ALONDRA COT COLLECTION

Each Alondra cot collection is designed elegantly  and beautifully,transforming and serving a different purpose according to a child’s age.

Alondra Kurve Cot

Such an elegant design

The Kurve turns from a cot to a handy toddler bed, to a desk.With contemporary cool style, this design adds a simple yet an elegant style to the nursery with its stunning good looks in bold white and warm oak tones, rounded corners and polished chrome steel feet.

That’s some serious transformation from a single piece of nursery furniture!

Alondra Maths Cot

It’s All About Adding Colors To The Nursery

These cots are ideal for limited spaces. You can combine them with a bath – changing unit, which will provide you with additional storage options.

This stylish baby cot converts into a toddler bed with by simply replacing one of the side panels with the safety guard included. Its contemporary and iconic design comprises a high gloss finish, premium quality materials and available is in various colours.

Alondra Joy Cot

From Baby to Kid to Junior Bed

This cot is ideal for trendy parents who look for design, safety and quality in the same product. Once the baby outgrows the cot, it can be assembled as a small bed, which lengthens its useful life before the child sleeps in a junior bed. Mattress, textiles and decoration items not included though but this is one ideal piece of furniture that parents would seek for.

Not only this Alondra Baby collection has a variety of other good-looking products to offer like bath changers, accessories, decor and bags textiles and Mattresses as well.

This brand has surely become my favorite with its stylish and simple yet elegant designs too sad that my daughter has already passed her toddler stage and I have no plans for any more kids

But nevertheless,to check out the whole wonderful collection and know more about it do visit the website https://www.alondra.ae

or just Pop In the O concept in Jumeirah.

for overseas visit http://www.alondrababy.com

Primary Love Language

Primary Love Language

FIND YOUR CHILDS PRIMARY LOVE LANGUAGE

Last week I attended a very interesting workshop in Princess Z’s school.The workshop was called ‘Find your child’s primary love language’ which was all about helping us (parents) to find out our child’s primary language for more love,confidence,safety,and success.

Two professional and experienced speakers
Dr.Monica MendesClinical Psychologist and Cindy can de MeeksPersonal and Professional Coach from The Valiant clinic were presented to speak in detail about this topic.Before I talk about it in more details let me tell you a bit more about The Valiant Clinic.

Spanning across 15,000 sqm and located at City Walk.Valiant Clinic is part of a vibrant residential and retail destination.It is managed and operated by the Houston methodist global health care services.It is an outpatient center for health checkup in the region with having a preventive and proactive approach to wellness and health management.They provide diagnostic services across a range of medical specialities supported by cutting edge technology and innovation that guarantee a superior patient experience.

Moving on, you all must have heard about Gary Chapman the author behind the famous book series The 5 love languages.Today I will be talking about those 5 primary love languages I learnt myself during the workshop

Like Mr.Chapman says. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best.

Each child, expresses and receives love through one of the five different communication styles .Your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite.

It is  highly important to uncover your child’s love language in order for you to fill up his/her love tank by feeling loved by you.

The Five Love Languages of Children, Dr.Rose Campbell and Gary Campbell discovered was that children understand love in five basic ways: physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts and acts of service. If you have several children, chances are they each understand love in a different way.

Often parents think that the ideal is to treat each child in the same way. However, a hug means more to some children than to others. So, for example if each child gets a hug, some actually receive more than others. Discovering the primary love language of each child is the key to effectively communicating love.Every child has a special way of receiving love.Take a look below at the 5 primary love languages: 👇🏻.

5 Primary love language
1.Receiving Gifts
2.Physical Touch
3.Acts Of Service
4.Quality Time
5. Words of Affirmation- This was my result

One of these five is the primary love language of your child. If you don’t speak that language, your child will not feel loved. Loving children effectively requires parents to express love in a language that the child understands.The ideal is that children learn to receive and give love in all five languages. This prepares them for good relationships as adults. Your example is the most effective method of teaching. Love your children effectively and they will learn to love others.

Follow the link below and take the 5 Love Languages official assessment to discover YOUR love language and begin improving your relationships.

Discover your love language here

*Your love language profile will explain your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect to others…..

Also,do let me know in the comments below about your love language 👇🏻