Monday, December 31, 2007

Gifts for Aquarius

People born within Jan 20-Feb 19 are independent, intellectual, individualistic with a sense of humor but tend to be unemotional at times. They would always love something uncommon or very much individualistic as a birthday gift, true to their nature. So, even if you give a Aquarian a photo album then you can personalize it with a poem or with a monogram. It will make him or her happy.

The Aquarius lady are big readers, so books can be a good option. Otherwise, Aqua Glass Pendant,unique paperweight, keyring, jewelleries, stylish bags, trendy clothes or anything that is different. One can give a Aquarius male latest gadgets like iPhone, slick digital cameras, the latest iPods, cool T-shirts, sports watches, golf gift baskets, unique souvenirs or anything that is not common. For any person whose zodiac sign is Aquarius, the most important thing is the depth of feelings with the gift. Even if you give a flowers bouquet, try to make it special by selecting the most uncommon precious flowers.

Anyways, Happy New Year.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas birthday party ideas

Christmas birthday party ideasPreparing for a birthday on Christmas or during the holidays? It is easy to decide for the theme of the birthday party when it is on a special event - set the mood of the party according to the event.
If you have to arrange for a Christmas birthday party then here are some tips to make it a rocking event-
Since the house was already decorated for Christmas one does not need to add anything more for the party decorations. At the most, streamers and some balloons can be put on the wall, especially in cases of kid's birthday party. To make something different, one can take photographs of oneself dressed in Santa dress with candy canes and put them in the walls after turning them into poster size.One can put some scented candles which will fill the rooms with nice fragrance.
Play some Christmas carols in the cd player in low volume to create the ambiance of festive season.

The main course of the dinner can include soups, crustless Peanut Butter and Snow (Marshmallow fluff) sandwiches, ham sandwiches, bowls of marshmallows with milk, and white chocolate cover pretzels, hot cocoa and hot apple cidercookies .
If it's going to be some teen or children birthday party, then the other children of the house like the brothers and sisters of the celebrant can be dressed as elves. Presence of Santa is must if it's going to be on the Christmas day or Christmas Eve.

Games can be played to have some more fun in the party. I found few games online like -
Dig in the Snow- This game is really easy to set up. A piece of gum is put at the bottom of a giant platter of whipped cream. One has to find the bubble gum with no hands and blow a bubble, first to do it wins!
Christmas Carol game- There will be 20 clipart images which depicted a well-known Christmas Carol. The guests have to guess each Christmas Carol. The winner of the games can be presented with a nice gift.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy Birthday poems

Birthday wishes

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The easy way to personalize a birthday greeting card is to write a short poem or we can even engrave something on the birthday gift. I found some free birthday poems online which are short and nice and can add a special personal touch to your gifts.

Another Year

I’m wishing you another year
Of laughter, joy and fun,
Surprises, love and happiness,
And when your birthday’s done,

I hope you feel deep in your heart,
As your birthdays come and go,
How very much you mean to me,
More than you can know.

By Joanna Fuchs

Over The Hill Birthday

It’s birthday time again I see;
Another year's gone by.
We’re older than we used to be;
The thought could make me cry.

For getting older is not such fun,
When there’s hurting in your back,
And it’s agony if you have to run,
And a pleasure to lie in the sack.

Yes getting older is quite a bore,
But to not get old is worse.
So "Happy Birthday!" let’s shout once more,
And to heck with our ride in the hearse!

Hooray for getting older! Happy Birthday and many more.

By Karl Fuchs

Birthday poem for sweetheart

For you, my love,the happiest of birthdays!
Let this be a day your soul shall sing,
Rejoicing in the pleasure that this one day
Must to all who love you surely bring!
You, who give so much, should now be taking
What affection a poor soul can show.
Understand this little fuss I'm making
Is only what one mortal can bestow,
Touched by love too beautiful to know.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas birthday cake recipes

Birthday Cakes

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Do you know anyone whose birthday is on Christmas or during the holiday season. To keep the mood of the festivity on the birthday party, you can surprise your guests by making the birthday cake in the shape of a Christmas tree. Betty Crocker has an easy recipe to turn an ordinary rectangular cake into Christmas tree cake. Also I have another recipe for Chocolate Eggnog layer cake. Here is it:-


2 cups cake flour, 3/4 cup cocoa, plus 3 tablespoons extra for the pans, 2 teaspoons baking soda,1 teaspoon baking powder,1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup sugar,1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks, 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled,1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 1 cup dairy eggnog.


Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set oven rack at upper middle level. Grease lightly 2 9-inch springform pans. Dust pans with the extra cocoa and shake out excess. Sugar and oil are beaten together . Eggs and yolks, one at a time, are added beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate and coffee. Vanilla extract to eggnog is added. Beat flour mixture and eggnog mixture into chocolate mixture a little at a time, alternately. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat again, briefly. After dividing the batter evenly between prepared pans, bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed in the center or when cake looks almost black and glossy.Remove pans from oven and allow to cool on wire racks for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cake from pans and allow to cool completely before frosting:

Chocolate Eggnog Icing


2 cups unsweetened cocoa, 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, 1 8-ounce brick cream cheese, 2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled, 3/4 cup dairy eggnog, 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract.


Mix together the cocoa and powdered sugar to avoid lumps. Cream together all other ingredients. Add cocoa mixture a little at a time. Beat on highest mixer setting for several minutes, pausing to scrape down sides of bowl occasionally. Ice the cake and serve. Frosting is enough to generously frost 2 9-inch or 10-inch cake layer.