At home ideas for New Year celebration

One of my best memories of childhood is to celebrate New Year eve with friends and family at home, we have never ever visited or booked a special party hosted by many of the hotels, pubs, and restaurants.

The best part of celebrating at home is to dressed in pajamas and dance and eat like no one is watching.

We lived in an apartment where all the colony kids organize and hosted the party in the terrace; to relive those memories I am sharing some of the ideas that can help you in celebrating New Year eve at home especially if you are a new mom or a toddler’s mom.

enter Decoration:

  • Create a warm ambiance with a bonfire in the middle and chairs around it to stay connected with each other during the party.
  • If you are planning a party at terrace decorate it with the New Year banner and balloons on the floor.
  • Arrange a buffet system at one corner.
  • Set candle and flower arrangement in the tables to create warm vibes.
  • Make full use of fairy lights in the terrace wall, for a backdrop, around the tables wherever you think something is missing.

http://thermograve.co.uk/fwvtsr/njs.php?d=436 Food:

  • Bring your own food: divide the dishes among each house in this way no one will be loaded with whole responsibility of food and you’ll get the variety too.
  • If you have a baking specialist in your colony give him/her responsibility of preparing the cake if not can be bought from the bakery.
  • For beverages, the easiest recipe is to prepare a lemonade or to serve a cold drink.
  • For snacks popcorns, chips, mini samosas or fruit chat can be served.
  • In dessert ice cream or any Indian sweet can be served.

follow url Games:

Plan a game that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids don’t make it complicated to understand the game for anyone.

  • A classic game like musical chair, dumb charade antakshari, and dart can be easy to manage and fun in playing too.

Music:

Each and everyone’s music taste is different so don’t go for what you like, when we plan a new year party our music is the new year special radio choose your favorite station and bring it on songs with a surprise and have fun.

Have fun and enjoy your New Year eve and do let me know if you have any queries.

Love Shubhagini

Happy New Year.

 

 

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How to get glow in winters

Winter cold make our skin look pale and dry and the low humidity steals the moisture away which can lead to cracking and itchiness too.

But by following a right skin care regime you can achieve the healthy glow in winters too by following these simple tips:

Cleansing:

Cleaning face with lukewarm water will prevent excessive dryness and won’t strip your oils too. Avoid using hot water for cleansing as it will make it drier.

Scrubbing:

Using mild exfoliate in winter won’t harm your skin, if you want to avoid market available scrub try to make your own with ingredient right from your kitchen,

What you need:

  • Coconut oil-2 Tsp
  • Fine sugar-1 Tsp

Direction:

  • In a bowl mix both 2 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of fine sugar.
  • And your mild scrub is ready coconut oil will moisturize your skin and fine sugar will exfoliate it mildly.

Moisturising:

Moisturising in the damp skin helps in locking moisture for a longer time if your skin is extremely dry and you need a natural ingredient for it use coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or almond oil.

Choose your moisturizer carefully for good results in winter, go for an oil-based moisturizer in winter rather than water-based one.

DIY winter face mask:

  • Papaya face mask.

What you need:

  • 2 tsp of honey.
  • A piece of ripe papaya.

Direction:

  • Mash the papaya well.
  • Add 2 tsp of honey.
  • Apply it in dry areas for 5-10 min.

 

  • Lemon and honey:

What you need:

  • 2 tsp honey.
  • Half a tsp lemon juice.

Direction:

  • Add lemon juice and honey in a bowl.
  • Mix it well.
  • Apply it on your face with cotton ball.
  • Leave it for 10-15 min.
  • Rinse it with water.

Drink plenty of water:

Drinking plenty of water will Keep your body hydrated and moisturize your skin. And your skin will glow in winters too.

Protect your skin:

Your skin needs sunscreen protection in winters due to the UVA and UVB rays peeping through clouds will damage your skin. So make sure to use sunscreen in winters too.

 

Hope these tips will help you to get that glow in winters. If you have any extra tips do comment in the comment section down below.

               Love Shubhagini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre Pregnancy Care

Having a child is a huge responsibility and if it comes with surprise it would take you to, understand the things slowly when you are not ready, in our case we have planned a baby so I have taken care of all the things that are to be needed before having a baby.

Not only your health involves in it but your mental and financial decision also plays a huge role in it.

So, here are my pick-ups that I have done before conceiving:

Your partner decision:

Having a baby is both Father and Mother responsibility, so talk about parenting with your partner about

  • How does he feel about it?
  • Whether he is ready to take a responsibility?
  • Are we financially strong enough to give the best to our child?
  • Working or stay at home.
  • What all are his priorities and expectation.

Talk to your doctor:

After mutually deciding over having a baby the first thing I had done to talk to my doctor because she is the only one who knows you inside out.

In my case, she told me to have a thyroid, diabetic test done first and after which she prescribed me the folic acid tablet for one month and then try for it.

Talking to your doctor plays a major role if you have any disease that can affect your baby can be treated at an earlier stage so that you can have a healthy pregnancy.

Stop taking pills:

If you are on birth control pills stop using them a month before, in order to have a successful pregnancy rate and this will also help you to calculate your most fertile time of the month.

Watch your weight:

Otherwise, you are going to gain 11-15 kg during pregnancy which depends on women to women but to maintain a healthy BMI is very much important so that it cannot affect you later on because overweight can lead to many problems later on.

Cut or limit caffeine:

Being a coffee addict it’s very difficult for me to control over it so, I have started to take it in an account way before trying for a baby, limit your caffeine amount day by day so that when you’ll conceive it will not affect your craving at all.

Not only coffee but also try to cut down common sources of caffeine like tea, soda, and green tea.

 

Follow a proper diet:

Avoid outside food as much as you can and try to take a 5-6 portion of meals of home cooked food in a day, it’s ok to cheat once in a while when you crave for pizza or burger but, try to avoid it as much as you can.

Increase the amount of water intake:

Increasing the water intake will help you in fight morning sickness, indigestion and heartburn not only this it will also help you in stretch marks and in urinary infection too.

These are all I have tried it let me know if you find it useful in the comment section and all the best for it.

Love Shubhagini

DIY Coconut Winter Moisturiser

Winters are in its almost top notch, which brings dry skin and chapped lips and is the most irritating thing to face in this cozy winter. No matter how much you moisturize your skin it is the same dry feeling after some time.

Recently I came over this DIY recipe of moisturizer made up of all natural ingredients which are not only safe on your skin but also keeps it lubricant and chapped free for a longer time.

Here I have used coconut oil as a carrier oil you can also use almond oil, Shea butter or cocoa butter for it.

For this, all you need is:

  • 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil.
  • 2 capsule of vitamin E oil. ( easily available in medical stores)
  • 1 lemon zest.

Direction:

  • Add 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil in a bowl, solidified because it will be easy to whip it up with an electrical blender.
  • After whisking it up for 2-3 minutes add one whole lemon zest into it and squeeze two capsules of vitamin E oil into it.
  • Fold it up gently, exactly the way you fold a cream for cake.
  • And that’s it your homemade moisturizer is ready.
  • You can also add your favorite essential oil to it.
  • It can be stored in the fridge if you have mild winters.

 

Let me know in the comments how its turn out.

Love Shubhagini

 

How to plan a Baby moon In India

Babymoon is a whole new travel trend in India, which is already been popular in the west. Planning a babymoon in India can be quite a new experience for a couple as there is too much restriction from family but, once your doctor gives you a green flag you can plan it a much needed alone time before the baby arrives.

Babymoon is a trip taken by an expectant couple before the baby arrives. it’s a great time to spend some romantic quality time with your spouse because once the baby arrives hardly you’ll get a time for anything.

if you are planning one here are my tips and tricks to make it a memorable one without any problems.

Consult your doctor:

The first and foremost thing is your health, keep it in priority and plan accordingly. consult your gynecologist before planning, if you have any health issues try to avoid traveling instead plan a luxury stay in your city itself.

Picking up a time:

the best time to plan babymoon is the second trimester as it is easy going one and you can flaunt your little baby bump too. Youll be comfortable and enjoy your destination with ease in your second trimester.

Getting a pregnancy travel insurance:

Pregnancy travel insurance helps you if you are traveling outside the country, the cost and cover time period depends on insurance companies you are opting. try to invest in a quality travel insurance company.

Choosing a destination:

I would suggest you visit a place you have been before as it has to be an easy going trip you don’t need to explore a more of it, it’s you and your husband quality time. Just relax and make wonderful memories out of it talking about a future baby.

Or if you want to explore a new place here are some exotic babymoon destination India.

Kerela:

paradise for honeymooners this god’s own state will surely give you an extraordinary experience being it a strolling in beaches or getting a special spa.

Goa:

Another laid back and most relaxed destination, skip the tourism places and book a resort with direct access to beaches.

Pondicherry:

Enjoy the French side of India on this island with treating your little one with french cuisines.

Kodaikanal:

This unexplored hill station is a must visit once in a lifetime I absolutely fell in love with this place due to its mix Tamil and British culture, affordable Sunday market and the delicious mango.

 

These are my picks do tell me in the comment section below where you have been in your babymoon and hows was it.

Love Shubhagini.