UCB Parents Advice about Birthday Parties
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Advice about Birthday Parties
I read some old postings on birthday party ideas with
mentions of time capsules and thought this was really
a neat idea. This will be for my soon-to-be
4-year-old daughter. I would like to ask
1) what kind of language to use in the annoucements
for people who have no idea what this is?
2) what are some good examples to give to people?
(what are some favoriate items you received/gave)?
3) how and where do you store them?
Thanks a lot.
On the birthday invitations for my son's first birthday party I wrote
"Please bring an item for his time capsule to be opened on his 18th birthday
(e.g. periodicals, photos, etc.)"
It was actually kind of hard for people to think of what to bring. My
favorite item was "A Collection of Memories" by Grandma and Grandpa. My mom
typed up a list of things such as "things we always do when you visit,"
"what we do to get you to smile," and "you swept us off our feet when."
Other items included the Life magazine "The Year in Pictures" and a roll of
2000 coin dollars. You might want to include the birthday cards she
receives. Good luck!
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