Friday, 17 June 2016

Mr Bean Caricature

Mr Bean Caricature

Mr Bean has been a childhood favorite of mine always! He is truly an inspiration for me as a Caricature Artist.  His epic funny expression inspired me to draw a caricature of him! I wanted to make a caricature sample and  my obvious favorite choice to sketch a person for a sample was mr bean !Caricatures are all about funny faces anyway! I hardly had to exaggerate him as he is usually animated by himself! I think i drew him smiling all the way :) Coming to think about him,the only person who could release stress from school homework was possibly him! Gosh, I couldn't wait to return home and watch his show everyday .  A childish buffoon who i always used to see wearing his  trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. Mr. Bean's comical acts and attempts cracked me up and i completely loved his mischievousness. The humor in all his disaster encounters were something to watch out for in every new episode.He was certainly a  great inspiration for Actors  Comedians and one and all (always will be too!)      

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Tips to DIY your Kids Birthday Party Planning like a Pro!

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Hello Parents and Friends! Im going to share some pretty handy tips that is going to help you DIY your planning for your most awaited upcoming Birthday Party!

Party Planning for a Birthday party is like a huge task to do,but i will make it simple for you.First of all getting closer to the date itself is like half a road trip when we think about it ,right?

We have to decide the theme base on what children love currently ,decide on kids entertainment activities that is most appropriate for their age group event date..bla bla etc etc.Haha!

But let me tell you something,the Celebration doesn't have to be elaborate always.Even if it is going to be a small party,every child and guest must feel special about being a part of your occasion. I often tell my clients that even a very small party requires party planning just like how a professional party planner would do it.Even if your doing it all by yourself,use the pro tips to make that one day a one to remember!!It needs organizing because the earlier we start with all the exciting ideas we have,the fewer things you will have to bother about on the actual party day itself!

I always encourage parents who are planning their kids birthday party to involve their child in the whole process. Ask your kid his or her favorites to pick the right theme and let him shop with you for the special day. Of course that means even enjoying baking the cake with you! This always adds excitement and a personnel touch feeling .

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Although it might save you a lot of time to do it yourself ,and you might do a better job without the child being around,you will actually be making your child enjoy this whole trip towards his or her happy birthday preparation and make it a magical one.

Pre-Party Timeline

Its important to decide which theme,start making your guest list, confirm if the maximum number of kids and guests are able to make it on that day.(Most Parents choose weekends) and make sure you reserve the location earlier !

Start making pretty invitations(buy or make)decide on the games,food,decoration,and kids birthday party entertainment services

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Start making pretty invitations(buy or make)decide on the games,food,decoration,and kids birthday party entertainment services

Buy the arts and craft supplies and favors,make a time table or schedule to follow for the activity time slots, make samples of crafts that you are going to make the kids do for visuals.Start following up on your guests to remind them about the party and let them know to be present at the activity timings.Late commers will make sure they dont miss this part at least that way.

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Buy all the candilicious and yummilicious and ofcourse delicious foods the kids and guests will love .

Start by baking the best dream cake , decorate your venue or home and make sure you have stocked everything up .

The Guest List

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Remember your child's best friend is definitely going to be there! When you plan on including classmates, think "all" --its not just a few boys and girls.It should be all to avoid the rest feeling hurt.

The answer is simple,as many kids as you want .However if you are planning a smaller party,then plan the activities according to whats most age appropriate.


Mail out the invitations ahead of the party if you are not planning on inviting all the classmates. In case your kids school permits distribution of invitations on the premises remember to invite all classmates to avoid hurt feelings .

Important party details you must include are :
  1. Date, location (with directions), drop-off and pick-up times, and R.S.V.P. information.
  2. Let them know if there is anything to bring, such as a swimsuit and towel for a pool party or dress up as some character for a theme party..
  3. if lunch or dinner is going to be there.
  4. Mention specific entertainment and time slots.
  5. Call parents and remind them a week before.
Enlisting Helpers:

You may be busy greeting your party guests or cutting the cake.Try to get a helper or baby sitter or older sibling to watch over the children for you.

Have It AT HOME:

If you are planning on having it at home, then keep in mind that your child knows where to find everything so you might have the kids running after him or her all over the place.So try to define the party area and boundaries to keep it less chaotic and close the unnecessary room doors. cover them with balloons and party streamers if required.

I personally like Condo Function rooms in Singapore.They are indoor and air conditioned.Kids do not sweat much and all is well.

However even Outdoors and Parks are awesome for non humid weather parties . Just make sure to have a back up location in case the rains start pouring suddenly.

  1. Suspend streamers or dangler pom pom decorations between trees or along a fence.
  2. Spread colorful or themed color sheets or blankets on the ground.
  3. Mark the party's boundaries with balloons.
  4. Drape theme color fabric attractively over the fence as they make fabulous party decorations too.
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  1. You may have very little time to decorate a rented space,or party venue so plan ahead in getting helpers or friends for setting up your decorative party props banners and streamers.Or to even blow up all the balloons.Get a balloon pump if possible as it makes your life easier.
  2. Have all the balloons already blown up and strung together in bunches before you arrive at the site.
  3. Hang decorations with supplies that won't mar the walls, such as low-tack tape, string, and removable self-adhesive hooks.
  4. Make a large party venue friendly to use: Use streamers to define the party area.
  5. You can also fill up the space with tons of beautiful balloons.You may also leave some on the floor for the kids to play with.


Time it well.I always say this..Keep in mind when children feel their best. neither too sleepy nor too hungry. After nap time works well for toddlers; lunchtime is good for preschoolers. As kids grow older, timing becomes a less important factor.


I know you do not want to spend a lot on party hosting,or entertain for long duration .Keep it according to the age group. Toddlers and preschoolers do best with parties kept to an hour and a half. Anywhere from two to three hours is time enough for school-age kids.


Baking and decorating your child's birthday cake (or cupcakes) is worth the effort.

here are some simple DIY food Ideas .
  1. Cut sandwiches into adorable shapes using shaped cookie cutters (remember to cut crusts off ); You can also use a knife to cut them up into pieces like a puzzle.
  2. Serve snacks in creative plates. For a themed party, kids will get a kick out of being served punch from something cute.
  3. With children you can make anything into an activity,even food at lunch. You can make eyes nose and mouth like designs on muffins and pizzas. Show them how to make faces with sliced-olive eyes, a pepperoni nose, and bell-pepper mouth.

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Trinkets and candy are popular and inexpensive favors. Choose something suitable for toddlers and something different for older kids.

  1. Match the goodies to the theme: example a figure for a character party, or flowerpot and seeds for a garden party.
  2. Let kids make their own interesting party favors for activities.
  3. Decorate with items that guests can take with them when the party is done, such as posters or pennants for a baseball party.
  4. Arrange with the entertainer to use props or supplies -- individual face-painting goodies give away or magic tricks, for instance -- that kids can then take home with them.
  5. Goodie bags can also contain cute stationary and things useful to children customized in the party theme with a cute thank you note for the birthday child.And best of all ,attach a balloon as a give away with every goodie bag that they can take home.
What to Do

Pacing is important. Allot about 30 minutes for an entertainer (or kids may lose interest), and 15 minutes each for lunch, cake, and opening gifts,getting entertained etc. Keep all the kids engaged at the same time by choosing an activity like game or arts and craft workshop.To keep the party moving, jot down the schedule on an index card, and then refer to it frequently.

  1. As kids arrive, you might usher them to a crafts table, where they can busy themselves until more guests arrive.
  2. Keep games and activities simple for toddlers: Stick to games they know well or activities without complicated rules (such as dancing or tag).
  3. Older kids need more stimulation: plan sports or organized activities based on what your child loves to do, or consider booking an entertainer.

Party Singapore,Gather references from other parents as well as places of children's interest . When you call a potential entertainer, ask what age group the show is designed for before you mention your child's age. While Face painters can engage kids and adults, Mascots are great for clicking pictures with and photo booth is amazing to capture your guests wearing funny props and posing.And why not ,the instant photo print service can be a great souvenir too.Caricaturists can also comic draw your guests and crack up your entire party with their humorous imaginations. Kids magic and kids parties are also a great idea to keep everyone amazed.While Balloon artists can twist any shapes of Cartoon balloon sculpture the children want to take home.

Hairstylists or manicurists are also great to help your guests look all glamorous for themed parties.

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The famous party games are Simon , Musical Chairs ,passing the parcel,Feed the dinosaur, Pin the Tail on the Donkey etc.


At "go," the first child in each of two teams balances a hard-boiled egg on a spoon, walks about five feet to a marker, returns, and passes the egg and spoon to the next in line. The first team to finish with an uncracked shell wins.


Kids follow the first clue ("Go to the TV") to find the next clue ("Look inside the mailbox"), and so on, until the last clue reveals the treasure: goodie bags. For non readers, draw or photograph the clues (such as the refrigerator or car).


Two shopping bags of clothes contain a skirt, shirt, hat, gloves, and jewelry. The first kid in each team puts on every item (fastening all the buttons), then takes them off and returns them to the bag. Then it's the next child's turn. The first team to finish wins.

Thats a question we have always wondered about our birthday gifts ! Ha vent we? There are pros and cons of both! However opening it after the party would make it less chaotic as you can snap a picture of your child opening the gift and send it to his or her friend with a thank you note .If you chose to open it at the party,its fun too to watch everyone excited about whats next but be prepared for some mess.

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A Sweet Good-Bye from the birthday Child

Have the birthday child personally say thank-you and good-bye to each guest at the door, and hand them a favor bag as they leave.