I usually find a theme I like then build on it :) Here's a few of the posters & invites I've made. I usually try and find royalty free graphics or downloads but some I've brought and build on it form there. I enjoy making websites too. At the moment I've just made and are working on our PTA's website www.hfspta.com
In a effort to get more organised in the morning and make the kids a little more accountable for themselves I decided we needed checklists. I made up the checklists below using ideas from a few different places, combining them into a chart that suited our needs.
At the moment I have the charts in plastic sleeves held by magnets on the front door with a white board marker next to them. I've ordered a laminator which should arrive in a day or so.
If anyone else wants to use the charts feel free. It's not password protected so you can add text to the PDF to put your child's name at the top of the sheet.
I just don't seem to be able to help myself when it comes to birthday parties. I actually really enjoy the prep work with themed birthday parties which I think is why I tend to go a little over the top...
I don't think I saved the sites where I got all of the ideas from below. The only think that I came up with is the invite. Everything else was soured from else where & should have it written on it.
We're taking the kids to see the wizard of Oz tonight at the English Music School - Dongrami Theatre.
We've never been to there before so I hope we find it ok, we'll probably just end up taking a taxi. On a side note, Taxi's here are really reasonably priced.
Here is their address:
1100-10, Dowon Building 2F,
Sinjung2-Dong, Nam-Gu, Ulsan,
Phone number: 052-258-1248 (handy to put into GPS for directions)
EDIT: We did take a taxi as the performance started at 7.30pm & traffic from Dong-gu to downtown (Nam-gu) is shocking, it took about a hour to get there (usually 20-25minutes with out traffic). The first taxi driver didn't want to take us & pretended to not understand me (which hasn't happened to me before). Anyway, I called up to get more specific directions & was told to tell the taxi driver 'Ulsan Hotel' which worked fantastically.
The other thing that I realised once we got there that they are located on one of the roads off the HUGE round about (rotary) in Namgu which is a land mark in its self (I really need to get better at pronouncing Korean words better so they stick in my memory...). Once we got out of the taxi we weren't to sure where to go but luckily someone pointed us in the right direction. If you stand with you back towards the rotary with Ulsan hotel on your left, there is a row of about 2-3 buildings next to it with shopfronts, you're looking for the entrance/doorway on your furthermost (I think) right of those shopfronts.
The theatre itself is a great little set up for amateur theatre with raised padded step seating & the stage at floor level. Which was perfect. We all thoroughly enjoyed the show, everyone involved in the production did a fantastic job. I loved the comments from our kids when they weren't staring in awed attention or clapping along. Our 5 year old at the start said "it's like she's in a tornado!" um, yep, that would be right, lol. And our 3 year old daughter - I'd explained to her that the wicked witch had melted, then at the end when the cast came back on stage she shouted "SHE'S BACK, SHE'S BACK! THE WITCH IS BACK!!!". :)
So glad we went, it was great! We'll definitely go again.
The cherry blossoms in South Korea in Spring are pretty amazing, but from what I've heard, in Japan it's much better. We didn't get to go and look at the 'proper' cherry tree groves. The ones below were just on the streets around where we live.
As its heating up the petals are all starting to fall off the trees. When the wind blows it almost looks like snow. Very pretty.