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It all started with a mouse

// This article has been sponsored by Disney Junior and was first published on mycity4kids. Below is the link to it:

https://www.mycity4kids.com/parenting/my-voice/article/it-all-started-with-a-mouse

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney

Disney is almost synonymous with childhood, isn’t it? Since generations, the Disney characters have been adored by one and all, and I witness this love being passed on to our kids too. While there are several admired and popular cartoon characters, there is no one more endearing than Mickey Mouse. So, when we were invited by a friend to a Mickey Mouse themed party, I was elated and was ready to walk down the memory lane with my toddler.

When I received a call from my friend, she informed me that she was throwing a lavish party to celebrate her daughter’s triumph in the International English Olympiad. She also mentioned that this would not be the customary run of the mill success party, but it was going to be based on Mickey Mouse theme. The idea sounded exciting to me and I was keen to know how this fantastic plan took shape in her mind. She talked about how her daughter was a huge enthusiast of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show that’s telecast on Disney Junior. In the show, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy, Donald Duck and many other Clubhouse friends help young viewers with shapes, patterns, numbers and other educational activities. It is this adulation that prompted her to plan a surprise party for her daughter to make her feel special.

Return Gift ideas for your child’s Birthday

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10 great return gift ideas for your child’s birthday

It looks like you are preparing for your daughter’s wedding. You are so busy.“, my mom had joked once, just a day before my daughter’s first birthday. We both had guffawed at her comment, but she was right. We had planned a grand celebration with all our loved ones, family and friends, to raise a toast to this special milestone of our lives. There were so many aspects of the party to be taken care of and we were doing all that we could to make it a memorable day for us as well as the guests. The only thing that made me a tad bit anxious was “Return Gifts” for all the children, which has become one of the highlights of any birthday celebration today, be it a large scale one or a small gathering. For kids, return gifts have become the prime attraction of a birthday party and they wait with much eagerness and zest to know what goodies they will be taking home. When we were children, I remember how elated we would be even on receiving a Natraj pencil. Back then, return gift concept was not that prevalent so being presented with anything was a huge deal. Sometimes, I wonder how did such a transformation take place. But then, that was a different era altogether. A lot has changed, and so has the importance of return gifts in project “Birthday Party”!

Through this article, I intend to share some ideas which I believe make for great return gifts and also a few pointers to where you can buy them from. Some common and popular items like tiffin boxes, water bottles, stationery items, coloring books, color sets and cutlery are wonderful gifts. But if you have already presented them in the past and are looking for more ideas, this list might help you.