Best Gift Ideas for 13-Year-old Girls 

The age of 13 years old is when a girl turns from a child into a beautiful young lady. Her appearance, preferences, and views are changing. And it’s very important to choose a birthday present for a teenage girl. 

Give priority to practical, useful, original gifts. Experience gifts are especially appreciated. Or, if you are in doubt, it’s better to ask the hero of the occasion herself what she would like to receive for a present. Let’s look at the most interesting and the best gifts for girls 13 years old.

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20+ Simple Easter Bonnet Ideas

Making Easter bonnets is a longstanding Easter tradition, I remember making them in school as a child, and my elder brothers before me too.

If you’re looking for simple Easter Bonnet ideas for your child’s Easter Bonnet competition, or your local Easter Bonnet parade then here are a few easy ways to make an Easter Bonnet.

We have gathered together over 20 different Easter Bonnet ideas for kids. Check them out and I’m sure it will help you out with some inspiration.

More than 20 easy Easter Bonnet ideas for kids, for the easter hat parade or Easter Bonnet competition

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Why Do We Celebrate Easter?

Easter can be a fantastic time of the year, especially as the weather starts to improve and the days become longer. It is also a holiday with many fun traditions, but do you know exactly why we celebrate Easter? Many people know the basics, but there is also a lot about this time of the year that causes some confusion (especially when it comes to eggs and rabbits!). Read on for all that you need to know.

What is the History of Easter?

Essentially, Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is the foundation of Christianity.

The resurrection occurred on a Sunday, which is why this is the day of the week that Christians gather and pray, but this history of Easter Sunday is not as straightforward and different countries mark this in different ways and at different times with there being no record of the date of Jesus’ death.

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Celebrating Special Occasions With Your Family

Marking special occasions with your family can create memories and bring you closer together. Here are some ways to make the most of these occasions.


If you have a large family, and a suitable place to let fireworks off, then this can often work out cheaper than going to an expensive public display. This is because you have to transport everyone there, then pay for overpriced food and entry fees for everyone. Staying closer to home can also be a less stressful option. With the range available at Ghengis Fireworks, you can choose from fireworks that suit your budget, and they have a great choice that is suitable for garden use. Then you can serve up hot food, play games and make memories for a fraction of the price, after putting on your own incredible display.


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17 Sweet Valentine’s Day Poems, Quotes and Love Messages

From sweet love letters to cute messages in your Valentine’s Day cards, here is the best collection of Valentine’s Day love poems, quotes, sayings, and sweet messages that you can use to celebrate love on February 14th. 

Do you love poetry? If so, then you’ll appreciate our selection of romantic poems that’ll make for a sweet Valentines Day, and they are perfect for writing in your Valentine card.

Valentine’s day is fast approaching, and we’ve compiled a list of the best and most beautiful poetry that will touch hearts this Valentine’s Day, to make the perfect romantic gift.

Here is a collection of Valentines Day poems, quotes, sayings and messages, so that you can share your love with your loved ones this Valentine’s day. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to write your own! 

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Celebrating Galentine’s Day

We have all heard of Valentine’s Day. Once February roles around, everyone’s mind starts to go towards this celebration of love. February 14th is a special day, which most people associate with romantic love. But what about all the other types of love in our lives? Today, let’s talk about Galentine’s Day.

What is Galentine’s Day?

There are so many relationships in our lives which make our days so much better and bring us happiness all year round. The concept of Galentine’s Day came about to celebrate the importance of friendship, specifically our female friendships.

Galentine’s Day is a non official holiday, which is actually celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, on February 14th.

Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating and acknowledging those important female friendships who make up our support system, and make our lives better. Galentine’s Day is not only a thing for singles. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, our female friendships are still so important to enrich our lives.

I feel like having strong friendships outside of your marriage or relationship is important for both sides of a couple. Rather than expect just one person to fulfil us in every way, it’s better to have a variety of people we can turn to and recharge ourselves with, and in turn that can make our relationships stronger as well as making us happier and more fulfilled as individuals.

Galentine’s Day Gifts

Daisy London offered me the chance to choose some of their gorgeous jewellery to celebrate Galentines Day, so of course I had to choose something each for me and for Luciana. As you might know, we both write our blogs together (here at In The Playroom and you can also find us at On Your Journey)

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Christmas Decorations that Your Kids will Love (Buy on Etsy)

We all love our kids, and when they get older we want them to remember us as cool, fun, creative parents. One of the best ways to make Christmas fun and get everyone involved is by decorating with the kids in mind.

What’s the best part about Christmas? Well, it’s all about the kids, right? For me that’s definitely the case.

This year we were really looking forward to spending some quality time decorating our house with our kids in the holiday spirit. Our youngest especially was so excited to decorate the tree and put so many of the little ornaments on by herself.

When it comes to shopping for kids, I’m a total sucker for anything that involves crafts and cute toys, and Etsy is one of my favourite go-to sources.

Let me show you 15 of my favourite Cool and kid-friendly handmade Christmas Decorations from Etsy Sellers.

Christmas gift guide of beautiful decorations that kids will love, available to buy one Etsy

I really love DIY decorations that also double up as a play activity for the kids, like the felt wall Christmas trees or a craft that you can make together which can be used as a Christmas tree ornament once you’re done.

Well, the holiday season is upon us and one of the most fun ways to get into the spirit of the season is with a little festive decorating. Whether you like to give handmade personalised tree ornaments or want a unique DIY decoration that you can make together, we have you covered. Check out our handpicked Etsy shop below and start shopping!

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New Year’s Eve Cake and Desserts Ideas for your Party 2022

With the year nearly coming to an end, and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate seeing out the old and welcoming in the new. No celebration is complete without cake!

As you may know, we love to share kids cake decorating ideas here at In The Playroom but here are some ideas for party cakes for New Year’s Eve, that will suit all ages.

Whether you’re planning a small or large party, we’ve got you covered with our best New Year’s Eve cake and dessert recipes, tips and ideas.

There are a couple of new years biscuits recipes and other New Years Eve dessert ideas too.

As the year 2021 comes to a close, we look forward to all the things that we have to look forward to in the new year.

The past couple of years have not been easy for any of us. Let’s grab the chances to celebrate when we can, and let’s hope that 2022 brings us all some good luck.

New Years eve desserts and New Years eve cake ideas for a new years eve party

What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Do you go out and celebrate? Or do you stay in and enjoy the company of family and friends?

Either way, we’ve got a list of some delicious cake and dessert ideas that you can make ahead of time so you’re all set when the clock strikes midnight and everyone starts to arrive.

We’ve put together a roundup of the best new year celebration cakes and split them up by theme to make it easier.

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Over 20 Easy Christmas Cards That Kids Can Make

Today we’re sharing home made Christmas cards that kids can make. All of the Christmas card ideas that we’ve gathered here are easy and simple, with something to suit kids of all ages.

Even the youngest kids can get involved in making these cute handprint and footprint Christmas card ideas, these work really well for Christmas card ideas for babies.

Or perhaps your kids are getting ready to hand out their Christmas cards to their school friends and neighbours already.

If the children would like to put more of a home made and personal stamp on their cards, then check out these simple ideas that they will enjoy making.

Christmas time is a season of crafting and making your own Christmas cards is one of our favourite ways to get creative at this time of year.

20 Simple Christmas Card Designs That Kids Can Make. I love these Easy DIY Christmas Card Designs

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