Celebrate Kids Parties. Celebrate Life.

Parties provide an occasion to celebrate and enjoy the smallest or the biggest moments of life and make them memorable. And a party becomes even more fun and memorable when there is a theme around the entire celebration. Birthday parties are particularly fun, not just for the birthday boy/girl; they are a fun-filled event for everyone present.

Thematic Kids Celebrations

  1. When it comes to kids party entertainment, a few points should be kept in mind.
  2. Whom is the party being organised for? If the party is for kids, then having a superhero or a cartoon theme for all your decor and party events might add that extra fun.
  3. Season in which you are throwing the party. Spring season is especially perfect for any outdoor party. You can decorate with lots of flowers and even plan some fun games, which involve flowers and its colours.
  4. Party budget is something which will monitor most of your decisions around the theme. If it is an extravagant budget, then you can have numerous options, ranging from hiring a professional party host to designer cutlery and decorations; so you can have flower arrangements suiting your specific requirements, without hurting your budget.

Party Theme Ideas

You can select from some of the themes mentioned below, to make your party stand out and remind people of the good time they had.
Vintage parties: a Vintage theme is a rage these days. You can design the venue décor, and even the party invites can dress in a classic vintage style. You can even ask your guests to wear some antique piece of accessory or dress up according to a particular era. Here, using flowers in black and white will help you give a classic look to your whole venue, thus promoting your theme further.
The jungle theme is another fabulous idea, where you can have lots of green plants and wildflowers all around the venue. If your guest list is adventurous, then you can even ask your guests to come dressed in outfits made from flowers and leaves.

Party Fireworks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour-specific parties, where you want everything to be about a single colour can also be a unique idea. Everything starting from your invites to your decor and dishes can be of the colour of your choice. You can request your guests to wear the colour and on their arrival gift them with garlands or flowers of that colour so that the same colour floats through the entire party.

Food ideas

Everyone loves party food and your kid’s party will be no different as long as you follow the standard go-to foods. Most importantly, don’t forget the cake!

  • You can make the food simple and yummy with light food colours and flavours. You can make finger friendly food and also you can serve kids with familiar foods. Try various foods like cupcakes, fruit juices, pizzas, fruit salads, etc.
  • There is no birthday without a cake and some decorations. Many professionals today have their bakery shops which specialise in making customised and elaborate birthday cakes. These cakes are made in all different shapes and sizes and imitate real life objects besides being sinfully delicious.

 

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No doubt, you can have endless themes for your party, depending on how creative you can get and how open your guests are to your idea. But at the end, you would surely want to host a party which everyone enjoys and remembers.

Powered Speakers: All you need to know about Yamaha speakers

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Music has become such an integral part of our lives as individuals that we all want a high-quality sound experience and even more so when we attend events.

Who intends to go to a band event that you either can’t hear the instruments clear or the singer sounds distorted? Who wants to participate in a DJ event that the bass comes off as a little under the bar? Worst of all who wants to be the DJ or band hosting such an event.

Thankfully there’s a way to save yourself some embarrassment and while we are at it blow your audience away.

Yamaha is passionate about being at the forefront of innovation in not only the design of their powered speakers but also for their durability, portability, power and resolution just to name a few.

They have done quite well for themselves and for others who have experienced the embarrassment of failed PA systems by introducing the powered speaker lines below.

1. DBR Series

These 10”, 12” and 15” models are guaranteed to satisfy your music needs and go above and beyond what you expect for speakers of this calibre.

They have a range of features to ensure your DJ-ing, your live performance, your speech at a wedding doesn’t encounter any hiccups. Well only in the sound department that is.

This line contains the following features:

  • High-frequency 1000W class-D amplifiers
  • Custom-designed transducers
  • Rugged portable cabinets
  • Smart enclosure designs for monitoring
  • Easy to use on-board two-channel mixers
  • Rigging points for installation purposes
  • Functional speaker covers

The DBR10 with the 10” speaker is the smallest in this series but this doesn’t affect the sound quality, but it improves on portability.

The DBR12 with the 12” DJ speakers is in this line’s mid-range and is more flexible in its placement options as it can feature front of house, stage side or monitoring positions.

The DBR15 with the 15” speaker is an ideal input in this range for front of house placement to give your audience that clear sound.

2. DXR Series

These ooze raw power as they are a thunderous boom line consisting of four full-range models for various sound applications and placement.

They can feature anywhere from the front of the house, monitoring positions, amplification, and other endless possibilities.

They too have a range of similar features as with any other line. These include:

  • Ultra-precise 48DSP processing for high definition sound
  • Intelligent dynamic control for consistent clarity at any output level
  • Extensive DSP protection functions for maximum output
  • High-efficiency 1100W class-D amplifiers
  • Intelligent onboard three-channel mixer
  • Durable, compact ABS enclosures
  • Symmetrical chassis designs for mirror mode floor monitoring
  • Dual-angle pole mount sockets
  • Rigging points for standard eye-bolts and optional U-brackets

This line consists of the DRX8, DRX10, DRX12, DRX15. Do you see a pattern here? That’s right the name directly correlates to the speaker size on the actual unit. The DRX8 at 8”, the DRX10 at 10” and so forth.

3. DSR Series

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These have some rather large amplifiers which seem to necessitate some rather bigger speaker sizes than other series on this list. Some believe that the bigger, the better so hold your horses; I’ve got some big ones right here for you.

They also feature some pretty amazing features, so it’s not just brawn. These include:

  • Integral digital tuning
  • Intelligent dynamic control
  • Extensive DSP protection
  • Integral digital tuning
  • FIR-X tuning
  • High performance digital signal processor and 24-bit discrete AD and DA converters
  • Intelligent dynamic control
  • 1500w high power, high sound quality class-D amplifiers
  • Full-resonance switching-mode power supply with PFC
  • High-efficiency natural convection heat sink and internal structure
  • 3-way fail-safe protection
  • Switchable white front LED
  • Superior electronic, acoustic and mechanical technologies for optimum performance
  • Premium-grade custom designed transducers
  • Exclusive wide dispersion CD waveguide horn

The models in this series include the DSR112, DSR115, DSR118 and lastly the DSR215. You will probably notice the naming for this series is different from the previous series.

The extra addition in the names of the units in this series is simply an indication of the number of speakers in each unit.

The DSR112 contains one 12” speaker with the DSR115 containing one 15” speaker and the DSR118 containing one 18” speaker. The DSR215 is the only one of the Yamaha powered speaker unit with two speakers all 15” hence the name.

4. MS Series

The only current model in this series is the Yamaha MSR100.
This unit features a 100-watt power amplifier with an 8” woofer and a 1” pure titanium diaphragm compression driver.

This unit is a relatively small unit, and its main advantage is its flexibility in placement options. This flexibility in placement is derived from its relatively lightweight nature.

There were initially other units in this line with the MSR250, MSR400 and MSR800 units being discontinued by the manufacturer.

5. DXS Series

The Yamaha series of powered subwoofers.

A little different from all the other speakers in the Yamaha lineup in orientation. These are compact speaker units which are a valuable addition to any of the other units provided in the list above to provide a richer sound experience.

They can be paired with most of the units stated above, and they won’t disappoint.

The DXS18 being the most impressive of the lineup with the 18” subwoofer speaker is definitely worth the price with the 136dB maximum output topping other speakers in most of the series mentioned above.

This lineup is also unique in that the products here are made with a wooden casing.

 

 

Features on this series include:

  • 950W class-D high-efficiency amplifier minimum
  • Powerful D-XSUB processing
  • Normal, boost and extended LF modes
  • Reduced distortion

Other units in this line up are the DXS12 and the DXS15.

The Yamaha powered speakers line is a professional line of speakers that will work best for music professionals like DJs and bands. If you also happen to host some events such as pool parties or even seminars that require someone making a presentation or a speech you should also invest in something high-tech, durable and reliable to ensure that they are heard. That being said it doesn’t mean that they are exclusive to this group only. If you feel like you deserve to splurge on some high-quality speaker units, you should invest in any one of the ones stated above.

How to Use Child Psychologists to Understand Your Child Better

Most children learn to cope with anxiety on their own. Fearful and anxious behaviour in children is not only, expected; it is an evolutionary defence mechanism. It is only when the anxiety of the child starts affecting their daily life with their peers that they may need some help in coping. How, as a parent, you can tell your child needs help. They cannot do things that other children their age do easily, and their fears and worries are way out of proportion to the issue.

How anxiety affects children and how can you notice it?

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The most common manifestation is that the fear of the threat or danger they are concerned about is way out of proportion to the situation. However, it must be said that children will develop their own strategies to manage the situation, mostly that will involve hiding their anxiety from everyone else. What they will do is try and avoid the situation at all costs. A good example of this is a child who is afraid of being hurt playing a sport can actually become physically ill as the time to play sports approaches. Being physically ill for a short time removes the risk in their mind.

The main signals you will get from a child that they are anxious in a certain situation is they will repeat a strategy that worked for them. What you have to watch out for is it they will start to fear and avoid wider and wider range of issues and situations as the anxiety grows. How these usually manifest themselves in a child’s behaviour:

  • Children develop headaches and stomach aches every time they are asked to do something they feel uneasy about or when they are asked to do something that is unfamiliar to them.
  • The child develops difficulty in sleeping, they start having nightmares, and they don’t want to sleep alone.
  • They seem to have a lot of petty worries and have a strong need for reassurance.
  • At school, they are reluctant to get help and develop problems with learning.
  • They start asking other adults like teachers for reassurance.
  • At school having to sit a test will always bring out anxiety behaviour if your child has an anxiety disorder.
  • The child starts withdrawing from social situations, joining in less and less as the disorder develops.

Building your child’s self-esteem

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Every person has self-esteem, even if it’s very low or even negative self-esteem. Self-esteem expressed simply is how we feel about ourselves and is shown to the world in how we behave. If you think your child has either low self-esteem or negative self-esteem, then it would be wise to turn them around as soon as possible, as the longer you wait, the harder the turnaround will become. One of the most effective ways to do that would be to try children counselling.

Most self-esteem issues manifest themselves with teenagers, not with younger children. Though a young child can have low self-esteem, it is usually because they are told they are worthless or denigrated by people they respect; usually adults. Do not believe the myth that young children respect teenagers; they don’t, not even their own siblings.

Signs of high and low self-esteem.

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Look for the following signs that your child has low self-esteem:
they avoid trying anything new

  • They say they are unloved and unwanted
  • They are always blaming someone else for their shortcomings
  • Even the smallest frustration will set them off into violent rages
  • They act emotionally indifferent always
  • They say they have no talent or ability
  • They are easily influenced, especially badly influenced

If your child has high self-esteem then they will exhibit these qualities:

  • They like to act independently
  • They like to assume responsibility
  • They tolerate frustration
  • They like to attempt new challenges
  • They are always offering to help others
  • They handle positive and negative emotions equally well
  • They take pride in their accomplishments and the accomplishments of their peers

 

Parents have to be the main promoters of their child’s self-esteem. Experts say it is quite easy to do even for a busy parent. A quick well-done or even a positive nod of the head at what your child is doing is excellent positive reinforcement and helps boost your child’s self-esteem.

Coping with an OCD child

Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD as it’s commonly known is a highly destructive behaviour pattern. The first thing is you must have a proper clinical diagnosis, but once that has happened if your child is OCD, then the treatment patterns are also easily managed. The younger the child is, the easier it is to cure OCD.

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