Food items to keep in mind while hosting your child’s birthday party

February 5th, 2018

Birthdays are a very special occasion especially if it is your child who is celebrating their young, innocent years. The celebration is usually grand and will be memorable for all those who are invited ranging from close family members, your kid’s friends, their parents, etc.

The first 10 years is usually when a birthday party is expected every year as the child is very young and excited during their birthday. Essential elements in their birthday include the birthday cakes, send chocolates to his/her friends at school, throwing a theme party, including good food, etc.

The most important food items to be considered for a birthday party are:

  1. Cake

A cake is an essential item as it marks any kind of celebration. Your kid will be the most excited about the cake cutting as it will be his or her first step towards a year older version of them. They also like it if their cake looks very attractive, hence you could customize it to a certain shape or flavor according to what your child enjoys. It could be a cartoon, a character, a book, a theme, among many other ideas.

Kids have a big appetite which will keep resurfacing during the party several times. Hence, always keep the munchies stacked up with chips, goodies, and other food items which is easy to eat and also healthy and light for the stomach. You wouldn’t want parents being worried about a stomach upset with the range of food items kept in front of them. Always have a healthy balance.

A birthday party is incomplete without cake and chocolates. Kids love candies so you could have bowls of candies that they could choose from or have games that lets the winner choose their chocolates as part of the celebration. If some kids were unable to attend the party, you could send some birthday chocolates by post so that they don’t regret missing the party.

  1. Main course

If you are hosting a brunch, lunch or dinner, then there might be a few choices that you need to be careful about. Allergies are common in kids when it comes to dairy, peanuts and some fruits or vegetables. Hence, you must try to make sure you avoid these items and keep the food items healthy, attractive and also delicious.

  1. Juice

This is an interesting option to have at a kids birthday party as children tend to get very thirsty, easily. You could keep a counter for fresh juice so that they remain energetic as well as hydrated. You could also keep sodas and other attractive cocktails for the parents to ensure that they don’t get bored while watching out for their kids.

These are some of the few options to keep in mind while making a list of general food items required for a kid’s birthday party. You could be more specific in terms of cuisines and options keeping in mind the guest list.

The gifts that can make the day memorable one

December 6th, 2017

To gift something to someone is just an expression of a feeling for the person. There are many incidents and events where it is a protocol to offer a gift but in many cases the gifts are more of filled with love than just a formality. The gifts shared by friends and family members generate from such love only. Usually it is a big question to choose a gift when it comes to select something for someone. In general celebrations or occasions there are standard gift items available in the market which can help one but in particular cases one may have to use his brain to choose the best of the gift item.

The occasions:

The festivals are the biggest occasions when one can see the exchange of gifts. It helps the people to come close and have a stronger bond of relationship. From costliest gift items to chocolates everything is considered as a valid gift option when it comes to gifting someone. These days one can also send chocolates by courier or post also. In many areas packs of sweets or even fruit baskets are also considered as the best option for the gifting purpose.

For individual events such as marriage, ring ceremony and birthday, thousands of gifts are there in the market. One can go for the item as per the event, relationship and own budget. Here are some important points that can help one choose a right gift for the event.

Some important points:

  • The relation: The relationship is the core point that one needs to consider while choosing the gift. If one shares bond of love and care, the gift cost and type does not matter much. The person can also just send Christmas chocolate and the opposite person will be happy as the relationship is important here and not the gift.
  • Event or festival: The event such as birthday and festival such as Diwali makes the environment for the gift. One needs to provide the gift that suits most for the concerned event or occasion. One can offer a wristwatch on birthday but a box of sweets can suit on the festival of Diwali only.
  • Product utility: While checking the product it is important to see that whatever gift one offers, It is useful to the recipient. For an older person a gift of spectacles can be more useful than a smartphone hence one needs to look at the utility of the product before going for the selection of the same.
  • Quality: It is needless to say that the product may be smaller or not much costly but the quality of the same must be best of the class so that one can use the same at his best. The poor quality product may also make him feel disappointed as the product does not work well and hence he may have to spend the extra amount for the same.  If for buyer the budget is a constraint he can go for another product with the low budget but need not compromise with the quality.

Gifts you give your loved ones

November 15th, 2017

People offer gift items to each other to commemorate their big days. They please each other. It is a mark of love and respect that people exchange gifts among family and friends. Gifts are exchanged on propitious events like wedding anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, and promotions, etc. Giving gifts is a better way of exchange for happiness. It may be intricate to decide a gift for someone. Below are given some of the ideas you can use to make happy your loved ones.


It is a typical kind of gift item. People like to smell good. You can offer perfumes to your loved ones to impress them. A tempting fragrance keeps you smelling fresh all the day. You may go for expensive perfumes if you are allowed by your budget.

  • TIE:

It is a becoming gift for a man as it conforms to a part of dress code. In many offices, government officials, people in the corporate world, and businessmen put on tie-in daily dressing code.

  • PENS:

Writing tools are considered pens. People who are literate utilize it. You can think of no better gift item than the pen. The market is abundant with different types of pens. Get one for your loved one to make him or her happy.


These are among trendy gift items. You may purchase various kinds of photo frames. They are used to clutch memories preserved on the celluloid. Photo frames may be placed in rooms, offices for holding pictures of politicians, family members, and leaders, etc.


All people opt for diverse choices and to conform to their taste; it becomes essential to have a thing that is seen as an all-rounder in every manner. You know that all-rounder is chocolate. Whether young or small all people wish to amuse their taste buds with the taste of chocolates. It is a general practice to give gifts to your relatives, nears and dears, and friends who are staying far off or close by. People prefer gifts in accordance with the person who is in their notion and purchase it accordingly. People send chocolates to their loved ones to give them happiness. You can gift chocolates on every joyful occasion.

There are also chocolates with different meaning and suitable for various occasions which one needs to take into account while choosing chocolate. In the modern times, you can effortlessly send chocolates by post-U.K. your loved ones who live abroad.

  • Watch:

These make a classic gift that is never out of fashion. Buy an expensive watch if it suits your budget. There are timepieces of different brands. The quality of the watch, as well as the choice of the recipient, must be taken into account while buying a watch.

  • TOYS:

A special gift for children is a toy. For ages, children have been gifted with toys. Toys are a replica of original things. Toys increase IQ power and are best friends of children. However, the quality of the toy must be excellent.

Delicious midnight snack recipe; death by chocolate cupcakes

June 26th, 2015

The craving of chocolates on odd times makes me to fill up my refrigerator with some Choco bites all the time. Knowing my chocolates craze my family and friends used to send chocolates to me every now and then.  But there are events when I get bored with chocolate as candy bars and need something chocolaty other than chocolates.  For this reason I used to make some chocolate cupcakes and cookies. Out of all my amazing recipes here I am sharing the finger linking good death by chocolate cupcakes. They are delicious enough to make you drool by just thinking of them. The most amazing thing about this recipe is melting chocolate. The melted chocolate will be used twice, one for baking and other form making glazed frosting. This melting chocolate is the hidden delicacy of this recipe.

This recipe is equally good for making cupcakes or a cake.

What you will need:

  • 12 oz.Mildly sweetened dark chocolate
  • 200 grams butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. light corn syrup
  • Sea salt

How you will do it:

  • The first thing is to preheat the oven at 300 degree F. So that the oven is just ready for baking when you end up with all the before bake preparations.
  • Grease the cupcake pan and put aside.
  • Take 9 Oz of dark chocolate and 150 grams butter and melt with the double boiler method (put the water in a big pan and place it on the stove on medium to low speed. Then put the chocolate in another bowl and placed it in water. Reduce the flame to very low before the water starts boiling.)
  • Beat the eggs one by one with an electric beater on medium speed until light and fluffy. Then add cocoa powder, vanilla essence, sugar & flour and beat until smooth.
  • Add the melted chocolate and butter mixture in the eggs mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Put the mixture into the cupcake pan and leave half of the space from the top, allowing the cupcakes to raise well.
  • Bake for 15- 18 minutes or until springy to touch.
  • Let the cupcakes cool and the place them on a wired rack.
  • Now melt the remaining butter and chocolate with the corn syrup with the double boiler method and let it cool. Now dip the top of cupcakes in this delicious glaze and sprinkle sea salt on the top. You can also add chocolate flakes for garnishing.

Two amazing Chocolate smoothie recipes

June 26th, 2015

Chocolate love is divine. God knows what a magic is there in the chocolate that it attracts chocoholics just like a magnet attract iron. They are seductive in every from whether it is a chocolate bar, chocolate cookies, chocolate cake or a chocolate shake.  In the hot summer consuming chocolate bar feels a bit lousy. It melts and sticks on hand. Drinking a chilled chocolate shake is the biggest pleasure of chocoholics. It soothes the mind and body. But all the time going to a café for a cup of shake is a luxury one can’t afford all the time. So here I will share with you two amazing chocolate smoothies’ recipes. If you didn’t find the chocolate used in the recipe, then don’t get panic. There are many online services that send chocolates to the doorstep. So now there is no hindrance between you and your favorite chocolate smoothie.

Chocolate smoothie

Serves for two

Preparation time 5 minutes


  • One cup full cream cold milk
  • 6 scoops of chocolate ice-cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream


  • Put the milk and half chocolate syrup in the blender and blend until foam is formed.
  • Add the ice-cream and blend until smooth
  • Take out the smoothie in glasses and load it with whipped cream
  • Pour the remaining chocolate syrup on the top

Triple chocolate smoothie:

  • Preparation time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2 persons


  • 50 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of milk cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • Caster sugar 2 tablespoon.
  • 3 scoops of dark chocolate ice cream
  • 2 scoops of milk chocolate ice cream
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate chip


  • Melt the dark chocolate by putting in the double boiler.
  • Mix the cocoa in warm milk and then put it in the refrigerator to cool.
  • Put the melted dark chocolate, cocoa milk, sugar, milk cream and ice cream in an electric blender and blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses and garnish with chocolate chips