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America Political Parties In The Making

1789-1860

America was the first modern nation to achieve independence through a successful revolution against colonial rule. Many other colonies have subsequently won independence, but few have been as successful in subsequent economic and political development. [1]. Within America, the two political thoughts, the federalists and the Republicans, have dominated the whole American political landscape since the second quarter of seventeenth century. And we see, International affairs – the French Revolution and the subsequent war between royalist Britain and republican France – decisively shaped American politics in 1793-1800.[2]

Searching through the early beginning of political party system in America, it is very apparent to see the initial codification of political thought with the active beginning of federalist movement by celebrated leaders like George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. As a land mark in American history, the Federalist Party in American politics is considered to be the party that organized the national government of the United States of America under the constitution of 1787. [3]

The framers of the Constitution had not prepared their plan of government with political parties in mind. They hoped that the “better sort of citizens” would debate key issues and reach a harmonious consensus regarding how best to legislate for the nation’s future. Thomas Jefferson reflected widespread sentiments when he declared in 1789, “If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.”[4]

Yet despite a belief that parties were evil and posed a threat to enlightened government, the nation’s first political parties emerged in the mid-1790s. Several factors contributed to the birth of parties. The Federalists, under the leadership of George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton, feared that their opponents wanted to tear down the Union, destabilize morality and property rights, and ally the United States with revolutionary France.

In contrast, the Republicans, under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, feared that the Federalists were trying to establish a corrupt monarchical society, like the one that existed in Britain, with a standing army, high taxes, and government-subsidized monopolies.

Republican, informally known as the “Grand Old Party (GOP)”, was founded in 1854 by opponents of Southern slavery. In 1860 its candidate, Abraham Lincoln, was elected President with the votes of the northern states, with the subsequent civil war between North and South (1861-65) resulting in victory for the North.[5]

They were much instrumental in the new turn of the American political situation. They defended the new United States Constitution, which owed much to the republican theory of mixed government.

The federalists were so favoring towards a strong central government.Even tough they had multiple views in action and was so influential for forming the constitution. Generally it is observed that they had a very “Loose” interpretation of the Constitution. Commercial policy, national security, and the nation’s reputation abroad were interrelated aspects of the Federalist conception of America’s foreign predicament.[6]

Featuring towards a new economic growth and social improvement, the mainstream though of federalism had encouraged commerce and manufacturing to improve further than the less productive existing situation. And they were very strong in Northeast and being reluctant to join with the polarizing thoughts of France they favored close ties with Britain, tough it became a big reason of expression of fear and anxiety from republicans.

From a federalist perspective they emphasized order and stability. Emphasized states’ rights. And contrast to the federalist thought republics had a “Strict” interpretation of the Constitution. And in contrast the federalist thoughts, the republics paid more attention to agriculture and rural life. Their major strength was in South and West. Ironically in deep deviation from the federalist though the republicans had a Foreign policy sympathized with France. And more trust was given on civil liberties and trust in the people.

References

1. The Birth of Political Parties, The First New Nation 1790s, retrieved on 3rd march 2008

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module3/index.html

2. Elkins and McKitrick, ch 8; Sharp (1993) p. 70 for quote, retrieved on 3rd March

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Party#_note-5

3. Article defining federalism, Retrieved on 2 March 2008

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Federalist_Party

4. Encyclopedia of politics: The left and the right, pp 248, Volume 1, sage publication, 2005

5. Political Parties of the World, pp. 6376th edition, John Harper Publishing 2005

6 Marshal, Jonathan, Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign policy, The Journal of Libertarian studies, Vol. IV, No 3 (summer 1980) 233

7. Skinner, Q.: The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, vol. I: The Renaissance.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978.

8. Arendt, H.: On Revolution. New York: Viking; London: Faber, 1963; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973.

Get Well Soon, FPI and Other Parties

June 1, 2008, will be remembered as a black day in the history of Indonesian democracy. A group of people from different walks of life — Balinese Hindus, Javanese Catholics, Sumatran Protestants, Buddhists and Confucianists from Celebes and Muslims from all over Indonesia were beaten up by radicals.

What was their mistake?

They were not Ahmadis, as suggested by Munarman, published on Kompas online service. Indeed, one of them was a Muslim girl belonging to a family aligned with the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). She was hysterical, she threw away her veil screaming, “I am ashamed to be a Muslim.”

I wonder, if Munarman in the Kompas online article was the same Munarman of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia. To my knowledge, and from what I have been reading about this organization — they claim to be non-violent.

I hope he is not the same Munarman. For, if he is the same Munarman, that would put him on the spot, for defending the radicals who beat up our Indonesian brothers and sisters when they were demonstrating peacefully, defending and upholding Pancasila as our state ideology. If this is so then he may have to change the image of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, which he has so far portrayed as a peace-loving and non-violent organization.

The rally at Monas organized by the National Alliance for the Freedom of Religion and Belief was supported by dozens of organizations and many, many prominent citizens of the country. And, it was not to defend Ahmadiyah, or any other sect — but to defend our state ideology.

My dear members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI); my dear Munarman, the defender of FPI and what they did; my dear members of Indonesian Ulema Council — do please take time to talk to the victims of what happened last Sunday. I did, and my finding was astonishing. They represent our country in its entirety. They belong to different religions. They have different
professions. Yet, they stood united to defend our country, its ideology and its Constitution.

What happened last Sunday is an insult to Islamic values, as I understand them, as also understood by all my Muslim friends, without a single exception.

The language used by Munarman, as published by Kompas in its online edition, does not at all reflect the law of the land. This is why I wonder if it is the same Munarman quoted, or misquoted. For, Munarman of Hizbut Tahrir, to my knowledge, is a man well versed in law. He is a man of law. Les us hope, it was not the same Munarman.

Violence is a sickness.

We all inherit it from our long evolution from amoeba. As humans, we must polish ourselves and overcome this inherent violence. All religions, all religious teachers and teachings are but tools and medication to that end.

FPI, and all the radicals, their supporters and their advocates — are today in dire need of this tool to polish their souls. They need this medication to heal their beings. So, my dears, please get well soon!

His Excellency, our President, has been saying that violence is not the answer. To that I add, “Love is the only solution.” Try love, my dear friends at FPI, MUI, HTI and other groups which are directly or indirectly, explicitly or implicitly defending or supporting violence and violent acts. Friends, if you feel you have not been doing that, have not been defending or supporting violence, then good for you. You are healed!

The police have been sluggish in their move against the FPI mob, quoting religious sensitivities, while religion was used as the justification of the FPI, while beating us, our people, the Indonesians… Reason: It could trigger more riots.

Not understandable, not acceptable.

If it was your wife, your child, your sibling or your parent being beaten up, what would you, my brother policeman, do? Wouldn’t you arrest them on the spot?

One of my friends was beaten by an elderly person, in his fifties. One of the youngsters smashed a child against a wall. Several pictures, even videos have been given to the authorities, and now are on YouTube for everone to see and evaluate.

The political opponents of the present government see this incident as a “set up”. The people who attacked the alliance members were prepared with nailed bamboo poles and stones. How could the police let them carry these weapons of violence?

“FPI is supported by some …”, if the allegations are true then those supporters better begin to count their days before they are exposed. Soon, very soon. The arrogance, with which these radicals, their supporters, defenders and sympathizers have been making statements, prove that they indeed enjoy support of certain people “up” there.

Many like to believe that all these incidents are set to divert our attention from the core issues faced by the country, such as the oil price increases, et cetera, and et cetera. If the blood of our masses are shed for that purpose — then shame on all of us.

Know the truth, and it shall set you free — the truth is, our country, our nation, our state, is presently very, very weak. We are unable to hospitalize these radical elements in our society suffering from the contagious sickness of violence. The truth is that if they are not immediately hospitalized, then this entire nation can suffer from the same sickness. There are bound to be reactions, as we have already seen happening in Cirebon.

Mr. President, please, please, please… Take up arms, save our nation! To my radical and violent brothers and sisters, one more time: “Get well soon! For violence is not the answer, as mentioned by our President. It is a sickness.”

This article is also published on Jakarta Post, June 05, 2008

Anand Krishna,
Spiritual Writer (http://www.aumkar.org)

Lack of Leadership Plagues Political Parties

Here is a question for you: if the leadership in our political parties has failed, how can we ever have leadership in Washington?

As I have earlier written, the handling of Florida and Michigan during the primary season has raised serious leadership issues by candidates, party leaders in Washington, and party leaders at the state level. Much of it boils down to two key leadership issues – decision making and consistency.

Here are the specific areas where leadership is lacking.

“Every vote counts”. During the 2000 national election the issue of “dangling chads” caused both parties to take a position that every vote should be counted. Although each party had a different concept of how to count the votes the Democrat National Committee, faced with a potential vote shortfall, spoke the loudest proclaiming voters could not be disenfranchised. Today the DNC is speaking the loudest in proclaiming, albeit using different words, that votes in Florida and Michigan should not be counted. The RNC is still saying every vote should count, however votes in Florida and Michigan should only half-count. Inconsistent!
“It’s not the voter’s fault”. Each election precincts throughout the country have votes challenged or make a case to have polls stay open longer because of errors in supplying voting locations with sufficient ballots. The vast majority of these issues are in precincts where democrats make up the overwhelming majority of the voters and also the administration of the polling sites. Their reasons are typically sound – voters should not be penalized because of the people running the election. Yet this is precisely what is happening in these two states. Politicians in Tallahassee and Lansing may have made the decisions but it is the people that are being disenfranchised. What happened to the parties’ commitment to the people that took their time to go to the polls and cast a ballot? Again, inconsistent.
“One person, one vote”. The United States was founded on the principle of one vote per person. Yet history has shown this commitment has needed to be clarified. Blacks and women both had to battle for recognition as a full people. Are the political parties now backing off that fundamental principle? Inconsistent!
“Rules are rules”. Lame, lame, lame. Yes, rules were made. But that doesn’t make them right. Everyday corporations change rules because they are not good for employees, customers, or suppliers. When rules are wrong, they must be changed or overruled. The rule was that candidates not campaign in states that moved their primaries earlier on the schedule. None of the candidates did. In the Republican Party following the rules does not have the impact because a candidate was clearly chosen. In the Democrat Party it is very cloudy – particularly because Obama took his name off the ballot. That was not required by the rules, as is evidenced by his decision to leave his name on the Florida ballot. Critics can say he knew he wouldn’t win, so taking his name off the ballot was a strategic move to create complications later – which it has. With his name off the ballot two moves were created. First, a drive for voting uncommitted to show the state was not 100% behind Clinton. The second was to encourage Democrats to vote in the open Republican primary pushing in an attempt to sway that election toward McCain. Indeed McCain polled better than expected. Not going with a full ballot was a poor decision!

Both political parties need to reconsider their positions to find a position demonstrating leadership. It is not as much of an issue in the decided Republican race as it has no impact on the outcome. However they are setting precedence for years to come that could create the same negative impression now being faced by the Democrats.

At the same time the Democrats, who claim to have creative new solutions to the country’s problems, have an opportunity to show leadership with a solution to the disenfranchisement of millions of voters.

Solutions are readily available. Re-voting paid for by already identified donors or counting the votes in full as they stand are just two such options. Of course, in the tradition of politics as usual, different camps are more interested in lobbying for solutions that give them the advantage without consideration for what is right.

Large corporations face these “pillars of power” decisions everyday. The good corporations find common ground. The bad corporations go bankrupt. But the great corporations find a way to do what is right without consideration of the pillars or compromise – they find workable solutions!

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The Difference of the Political Parties

When it comes to political parties you are going to find many citizens out there who have different beliefs. If you are looking to learn about political parties and see the difference of political parties then you have come to the right site. Within this article we will be discussing the different of the political parties.

You should know that around the world there are many different political parties. So many that it would take a lot of time to compare the difference of the political parties. What we are going to talk about are the parties that are the best known. These parties are the Democratic Party, Republican Part and the Communist Party. To start with we have the Democratic Party. The Democratic Part is know for being one out of the two well known political parties that can be found in the United States of America. The Democratic Party is known for being the oldest political party you will find in the United States of America and it is also amongst the oldest political parties in the world.

If you look into the Democratic Party origins you will find it traced to the Democratic-Republican Party. In the year 2004 the Democratic Party was known for being the biggest Republican Party because there was 72 million voters that claimed to be in the Democratic branch. The Democratic Party is also known to hold the most state governorships. This year in the 2008 election we have Senator Barack Obama running for the Democratic Party and he is from Illinois.

Next we have the Republican Party and this comes after the Democratic Party. This party is the second biggest political party to be found in the United States of America. The Republican Party is often called the Grand Old Party. The Republican Party was founded in the year 1854 by the individuals that were known as the anti-slavery expansion activists and also by the modernizers. The first Republican president is Abraham Lincoln. The current president is George W. Bush and he is known to be the 19th person from the Republican Party. As stated in the previous paragraph the next elections will be in 2008 and John McCain is running for the Republican Party and he is from Arizona. Currently there are 55 million members who are registered in the Republican Party.
Last we have the Communist Party. Currently there are hundreds of Communist Parties located throughout the world of all different sizes. Communist Parties are not found in the United States of America but there are found in five other countries. These countries include China, DPR Korea, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam. There is a slight difference between Republicans and Democrats but when it comes to the Communist Party there is a big difference because in the countries who promote communisim you will be told what to do and how to do it at all times. As we stated many individuals have different beliefs but really you should not let your beliefs come between one another.

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Kid Performance Ideas For Family Parties

Once in a while, there is a time wherein big family gatherings are called for, and preparations for this event are a long and well thought of process. With a lot of details to be arranged such as poster printing, stage and lights set-up, table and chairs delivery, and much more, performing for your loved ones can be amusing for the family and to yourself too.

Putting up a good show is a nice way of reaching out to family members; especially to those you are not very much acquainted with. This can also be your time to let out your frustrations in singing, acting, and others; and the good thing is that being silly or weird is not something you have to worry about.

With big shows, the more performances are a lot better and having some of them come from family members makes the event more intimate as they get to know a little bit more of who you are also.

1. National dance: Picking out a famous dance from any country you wish is already entertaining enough with the costume alone. Performing any sort of dance unknown to people is interesting; through sharing the dance, your audience can learn a thing or two about a country’s culture. Not only have you entertained but provided a glimpse of a country’s culture as well.

2. Pet Tricks: Bringing of pets is always a good sight for kids and the elders also; and having to see them perform tricks is always a fun-loving performance to watch. Also, as the performer, you can show off your disciplinary skills in training your dog do such wonders. Having one or two of your family members engage in any of the tricks you have can be a good highlight too.

3. Acting/Theatre Performance: If you have a group of cousins relatively of the same age group, putting up a whole theatrical performance would be one appreciated by everyone. A story told and portrayed by someone the audience knows personally is a good way to keep them entertained and also learn a little more about you and your talents. Hanging some poster prints around the venue on you theatrical play can get your relatives more excited throughout the gathering.

4. Runway show: If there is a majority of teens in your family, putting up a runway show for your parents, aunt, and uncles can be fun for both you and your audience. Also, your relatives can learn more about you not being a kid anymore or you can easily share you designing talents.

Sharing a little bit of your talents will be very much appreciated by family members. Also, to engage yourself in making a family gathering more interesting is fun as you get to interact with your cousins and have a closer bond with them along the way.

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The Perfect Salsa Recipe For Tailgating Parties

With summer already half gone and autumn fast approaching, students from elementary to college are now preparing for school. But before the term starts, there is football season that runs from August until December. And during this particular time of year, it has been a custom of football fans everywhere to hop in their car, SUV or truck and drive to their local sports stadium, park their vehicle in the parking lot, pop up the back hatch and have lively and festive tailgate parties.

Indeed, tailgating parties have been a regular social event during football season as people normally consume alcoholic drinks as well as grilled foods. These parties have become so popular that they have become part of the pre-game activities for other sports such as soccer and baseball too. In fact, there are even people who hold these parties even if their cars do not have tailgates.

During a tailgating party, the foods that are usually served are those that you often see in picnics – hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad. And to wash them all down, beers and other drinks are a constant fixture in tailgating parties.

Although hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and other picnic foods are always delicious and are as American as you can get in this particularly American-invented gathering, why not make it more different by serving you own homemade salsa recipe? With the spicy kick that a great homemade salsa can offer, it will warm your body, make your senses more alive and help you to be ready and raring to go and cheer for your favorite sports team.

If you want to spice up your next tailgating party, then here are a couple of salsa recipes that you can use to prepare your own concoction for partnering with your other foods and to share with your friends.

Cabbage Salsa
Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients:
2 cups (about 8 ounces) shredded savoy cabbage
8 red radishes, diced
6 scallions, white and pale green parts only, cut into thin rounds
1 serrano or jalapeno chile, minced
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Black pepper in a mill
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:
In a medium bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrots, radishes, scallions, and serrano (or jalapeno). Pour the lime juice, vinegar, and olive oil over the vegetables, toss gently but thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, add the cilantro, and toss again.

Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

Chili Daddy Salsa

Ingredients:
4 to 5 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced white onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 each of red, yello, gold, and orange bell peppers, diced
4 to 5 jalapenos, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 to 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce (optional)
salt

Directions:
In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Serve.

Adding the optional tomato sauce tightens the consistency of the salsa — Decide for yourself if that’s the way you prefer it.

A good salsa recipe can spice up a meal and add a little life to your next party. And while it’s easy to find salsa at any grocery store, it’s just not the same as a homemade salsa you make yourself. Making a salsa from scratch is actually quite easy. With the right salsa recipe and just a little preparation time, you can create a good homemade salsa that will have people coming back for more. Mexican food and salsa lover John Weisenberger has put together a delicious collection of tried and true Homemade Salsa Recipes that will get you started. Check them out a at http://Homemade-Salsa-Recipes.com

Planning Ideas For Retirement Parties

It is very bittersweet to plan a retirement party. Even when you have been in the party scene for such a long time, this kind of party can still bring tears to your eyes, especially if it has been planned in a light-hearted and sentimental way.

 

Before attempting to plan a retirement party, you must first understand the emotional side of retiring. Any person who has been working for a long time in the same company will be looking forward to that day when they can finally retire. “I can finally go to Switzerland”, says one man who is nearing retirement age. However, during the retirement party, the celebrant may feel nostalgic because he wonders if his coworkers would even talk to him again. Retirement may feel like leaving a familiar place where one is loved.

 

The working men and women of today love to discuss retirement plans with friends and co-workers. An employee will keep a poster of his favorite beach getaway near his PC and will daydream about owning a property there someday when he’s particularly stressed with work.

 

Your job as a party planner is to ask about the retirement plans of the celebrant, as well as the details of his job. Why should you ask about these things? Someone who’s putting together party planning ideas for the retirement party can use these details to conceptualize the party theme, the giveaways and the design on the invitation. The best retirement party will include elements of the person’s retirement plans and the memorable moments in his career.

 

Here are some recommended party planning ideas for a retirement party

 

1. Create invitations that depict his first stop after retirement. If he’s an avid golfer, the invitations can contain graphics of golf clubs and golf balls. If he’s a teacher, the invitation can be shaped like a graduating student’s toga.

 

2. Ditch the “traditional” party planning ideas and go for unique ones! The banner over the hallway where you are holding the party should convey a message of appreciation. A banner saying “Thank you, teacher Bob!” is more personal than a generic “Happy Retirement” banner.

 

3. Ask his friends and former co-workers to prepare speeches. Then, you can distribute personalized medals among his friends. The medals will be engraved with words that the giver remembers the retiree by. For example, a retiring fireman can receive personalized medals with words like “valiant fighter”, “true hero” and “unforgettable save”. His friends and co-workers will give the medals to the retiree after a short speech.

 

4. Prepare a song number or ask some people from his workplace to prepare a short parody of a funny incident at work. Remember that this is more than a retirement party; it’s a send off to a life of relaxation and fun. Let the retiree know that his family and friends want him to start this “life” with a heartfelt laugh and a glowing disposition.

 

5. One of the best party planning ideas for a retirement party is to adopt a fan club party vibe. Prepare “fan club” tee shirts that guests can wear. You can even create fan banners and pompoms that his “fans” (family and co-workers) can wave as he enters the event hall.

 

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Magic Shows For Children’s Parties

You don’t have to be a Houdini to make a magician appear at your child’s birthday party. Magic is one of the best ideas for children’s parties, but not all magicians are the same. Just like with any other performing art, there are great magicians and lousy ones. Some magicians know lots of tricks but they’re boring to watch. Others may be very funny for one type of audience and dreadful for another. 

For example, we’ve seen some magicians who are hilarious in front of adult audiences but put them in front of a group of children and the show just falls apart. Why? Children have a much shorter attention span than adults and they can’t relate to many abstract concepts. An adult audience may be thrilled to watch a magician read the mind of a volunteer who is thinking of a playing card, but to children it’s not impressive. The abstract concept of mind-reading is amazing to them. It doesn’t seem impossible to younger children. Playing cards are too unfamiliar for young kids to understand. 

A good children’s magician understands that children have cognitive limits and the show is customized to those limits. Remember, children are usually much less inhibited than adults. They say what is on their minds with little prompting. If they figure out how a trick is done, they’re quick to shout out the secret. If they feel bored, they’ll shout it out as well. 

Many comedians and magicians refuse to perform for children and drunks. Drunks share the same limits. They too have a short attention span and low inhibitions. For the inexperience entertainer, drunks and children are very difficult to entertain. Likewise, drunk children are doubly so. 

In short, you want to hire a magician who has plenty of experience at entertaining children. While looking at websites can be helpful, the best way to select a magician for your child’s party is by seeing them perform live in front of a group of children. Watch and see how well they interact with the children.

If it is not possible to see the magician performing live, ask your friends and family to refer you to someone they’ve seen perform live. Failing this, ask a local catering hall manager or county club manager to recommend someone to you.

To find a great Brooklyn Magician for your party, call Hijinx Entertainment at 877-688-3133. Check out htpp://hijinx.tv for lots of party entertainment ideas. You’ll find great magicians, DJ’s, bands, and musicians that will get your party going.

The Traditions Surrounding Hen Parties

Hen parties are not limited only to the UK, as these parties are celebrated in many other European countries as well. These hen parties exist in many places in the neighbouring countries. In London, some very nice pubs are located in such places that have their own historical and culture significance.

These places are known as the best places to celebrate hen parties. Here you can really enjoy a day for seeing some nice sights and an evening for enjoying the wildest parties. Wine, fine cuisine and champagne toasts are some common activities in hen parties.

Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Krakow, Limerick, and Amsterdam are some other places such sorts of parities are celebrated. At all these locations, hen night parties are celebrated in their own specific ways that are according to their own traditions and cultures.

Most of such parties in these different locations don’t have any fixed time, as they can be celebrated for one night, two nights and even for some longer period of time. Paint balling, rafting, Safaris, riding a limo, and sailing are some activities that usually included in these different parties.

Including one or more hunks in hen night parties is another tradition that is often followed in some countries. Most of the times, this tradition is followed to provide a final temptation to the bride-to-be for the last moments of her single life. Most of the time, hen parties are planned or to be more exact tried to be planned quite near to the wedding date. However, sometimes, the wedding takes place at a different location and travel time is recommended to allow between different events.

Many different traditions have become a part of hen night parties in different countries, but now some new trends are also emerging in celebrating these hen parties. These new trends seem to be the traditions of hen nights.

These days, hen parties are planned online and you don’t even have to pick up your phone to arrange different events. These online sources have been found quite effective to arrange hen parties and offer all the fun and feel that a bride-to-be and her friends want to have to make the last moments of their friend’s single life extremely joyful and thrilled.

If you are also going to arrange a hen night party for your near or dear, you must try to find out about the kind of people that will take part in this party and their likings and disliking. Gather knowledge about various activities that are cherished in hen parties. You must keep this important fact in mind that a thing or activity can be very joyful for one person, but it may not be equally joyful for the other person and it is possible that many will not like this activity at all. A memorable hen party is one that is equally pleasing for all the participants of these parties.

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LadyBug Birthday Party Supplies to Make Your Girl’s Birthday Oh So Sweet

Let LadyBug birthday party supplies help you create the best celebration possible. These nature-themed party supplies are colorful, fun, and Oh-So-Sweet and turn an ordinary toddler party into the event of a lifetime.

Get your little girl a LadyBug T-shirt and watch her eyes light up. Then hand her a LadyBug Tiara (and all her guests, too) and see her smile grow as large as that of LadyBug’s. Made of foil and card-stock paper, it’s perfectly safe. It’s also as cute as a bug. Give the moms who come to the party a LadyBug Lip Gloss Keychain. It’s a great way to say “Thanks for coming”.

Naturally, you’ll want to decorate the party room in LadyBug style. Fortunately, that’s easy, thanks to the LadyBugs Oh So Sweet Deluxe Party Pack. Not only does it hold all the plates, cups, napkins and so forth you need for refreshments, but it also holds a charming Mylar balloon, plenty of blow-up balloons, curling ribbon, crepe paper, and more. Your home will look like a wonderful nature garden!

When you serve cake be sure to have a LadyBug bib for your little guest of honor. To make eating even more fun provide a LadyBug Food Pick in each cupcake. They also make great keepsakes to take home after the party. Make sure everyone is wearing an Oh So Sweet Cone Hat before you blow out the candles!

Maybe you have some party games planned. Wonderful! Hand out a LadyBug Bean Bag as a prize. These cuddly creatures look great on the toy shelf at home. They’re so cute you may want one for your own collection. Get a few so you’ll have one for your toddler’s toy box, too.

Get ready for the LadyBug Pinata! Fill it with tasty treats or lots of toys for all the cute creatures at your birthday party. It holds a ton of goodies that it will release with a smile. Just pull the string and watch them fall to Earth.

LadyBug has several terrific toys you can use as filler. Mini Pinwheels are a favorite. These 6 3/4″ toys are colorful and sturdy, yet made of completely safe plastic. Select a variety of Wind-Up Butterflies, as well. The wings flap as the cute little toys roll along. Be sure to order several Mini Candy Gumball Machines so each guest can take one home. Twist the knob and candies with all the colors of the rainbow come flowing out.

After the games are over supply each guest with a LadyBug Favor Box. Each box includes a notepad, sticker sheet, and blowout, along with a 4 3/4″ plush toy. It also includes a mirror and brush set.

Let LadyBug show you how to make your toddler’s birthday celebration special with a Birthday Message Camera. Pre-printed text messages display on the pictures of your guests when the photos are developed. That’s a great way to say “Thank You” for all the fun they brought to the party.

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