Batman Birthday Party IdeasWritten by Janice Wee
For a memorable birthday party guests and birthday child enjoy, plan a party that draws everyone into Batman's world.
Make it believable. Turn hall or main area into gotham city. Put a table in center of room and a large box guarded by 2 grown ups dressed in uniform. Arm them with water pistols. Give each guest a disposable raincoat if possible. Or at least get them prepared to get wet during this birthday party. Advise them to bring spare clothes.
Now get a grown up, preferably birthday child's father, to dress as Batman in a Batman costume. Get another grown up, or a few grown ups to dress as Batman villians. Set up bat signal in center of room.
Turn one of rooms into Batcave, make it look like batcave in Batman movies. Close door of that room, do not allow guests access to that room until time is right.
Let guests mingle with one another and help themselves to some finger food while waiting for party to start. When party begins, let villians gate crash party. They shoot guards with their water guns and wet anyone else in way, causing chaos.
Discover Your Housing Value SystemWritten by Lois A. Vitt
Are you stuck trying to make a housing decision? Small wonder. Your housing decisions are about everything in your life, and they involve your inner motivations and desires as well as finances, design and logistics.
Consider this. Our relationship with our home is most personal nonhuman relationship we may ever have. Home is something we “provide” for ourselves and our loved ones. It offers control over our physical setting and our leisure. It provides security and independence. In best-case scenario, home is our sanctuary. The psychology of housing decision-making is rooted in our housing past. That history starts with childhood dreams of a safe, secure, happy home, dreams that persist long into adulthood. Identifying childhood relationships to home will help give you insight into your current feelings, and even what may be holding you hostage about your decision. The goal, however, is a home that fully reflects your adult values rather than needs mired in your childhood.
In addition, everyone has a “housing profile.” Discover yours and you are on your way to making a smart decision, whether that decision involves buying, selling, remodeling or investing in another home.
Your unique housing profile consists of four areas:
* Personal factors that deal with your identity, desire for autonomy, need for personal safety, security, and other aspects of “real you.” * Social factors that refer to your concerns about others: your partner, family members, friends, neighbors, and people in your community. * Tangible factors include physical comforts that are important to you about where you live. The home itself and its surroundings, convenience, commuting time to your job or business, schools and other aspects of your home's location. * Money factors are what you think or believe about your financial affairs: how you handle money, savings and investments. It really isn't about how much you have.