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Play in the World Cup of Hockey with NHL 17

You think EA Sports is going to limit you to NHL teams with the latest edition of its hockey sim? No way.

Sure, you can play as your favourite NHL squad, but you can also pick one of the national teams participating in the World Cup of Hockey, taking place in Toronto this month.

Hockey fans will also love how they can not only build their own fantasy hockey team but also play the squad against friends.

NHL 17 is available now for PS4 and Xbox One/S.

How not to throw a kids’ birthday party

That time of the year looming on the horizon? Pinterest boards of perfect children’s birthday parties giving you the heebie jeebies? Worry not. If a dozen of these have taught me one big lesson, it is how not to do it. Here are my top tips on common pitfalls to avoid:

1. Don’t look online for inspiration: Those Pinterest boards are designed to instill fear and inspire a lack of confidence in the average parent. Take inspiration instead from fun birthday parties your friends and other families from school/nursery have organized. That’s what normal people do. Oh and yes, they also buy cake from supermarkets, personalisation optional.

2.  Don’t forget entertainment for the kids: Given half a chance, bored kids in a group turn into a crazed mob. Especially when sugar and salt, i.e. crack for kids, are involved. Think about games; GamesOnTruck mobile video game truck is the most talk about now in Ottawa. Read More

Throwing a Kid’s Birthday Party Adults Will Enjoy

Arranging a child’s birthday get-together doesn’t need to mean tossing a party that speaks to the kids – and feels like another dime-a-dozen weekend for dads and moms. Without a doubt, the parents ought to be compensated and celebrated, as well, for the diligent work of child rearing!

Here are her top tips for making a memorable children’s birthday party that grown-ups too will appreciate:

  • Ditch the licensed characters. Many kids go nuts for the characters from their favorite movies or shows.
  • Choose but don’t overuse the details. A theme for a kid’s birthday party doesn’t have to mean one idea repeated in every detail.
  • Broaden the guest list. “Don’t be afraid to celebrate your kids with your kid-free friends,”
  • Serve adult-friendly fare.”What would you serve the adults if they came without their children?” Granger-Twomey encourages hosts to ask themselves. “Think past the pizza, cupcakes, and juice boxes.”
  • Hire entertainment for the kids. If the budget allows, consider an entertainer — GamesOnTruck— to occupy the kids … and allow the parents a bit of hands-free time to enjoy the fete themselves with their friends.
  • Consider an evening affair. Of course, kids have early bedtimes, and that’s why their parties are traditionally around the lunch hour.