Iftaar Party Ideas

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Planning on having an iftaar party for your children? This idea done by a mum may come in handy!

Invite them home a little early and pop into the closest supermarket and give them some money, then ask them to buy some food for charity!

Make it a challenge to make it even more exciting: Who can get the most items out of the designated £5? Who can spend the closest to £5? What kinds of food do you think would be most appreciated?

So many lessons to learn! And so fitting for this month!

Another idea sent in was to invite your friends to bring something with them when they come like this family did!:

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Another idea was to give out an empty box and a Ramadan Giving Calendar (see: http://www.buzzideazz.com/ramadan-giving-calendar/) as a party favour to encourage children to give charity during the month.

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Have you held iftaar parties? Would love to hear what you do in them!

Ramadan and Eid Party!

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Looking for ideas for Ramadan and Eid parties? You’re at the right place!

Here is a link to some great ideas for a Welcome Ramadan Party for kids: http://myhalalkitchen.com/welcome-ramadan-party-kids/

And here is an example of an Eid party for kids:

One mum held an Eid party for her sons and friends! They sang ‘Eid Mubarak To You’ while cutting the cake, and had the usual fun stuff of a bouncy castle and toys to make it extra special for the children.

Check out the Eid cake!

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And I love these unique Eid cookie jars with moon cutter as a party favour!

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And here are some Eid party games played at a Babble&Chat (Islamic Mother and Toddler session):
– Pass the parcel with questions about the Holy Qur’an
– Pin the crescent on the masjid
– ‘Shaban, shaban, ramadhan’ (our version of ‘duck duck goose’)
– Treasure hunt

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Baligha Series - Idea 5: Baligha Parties

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Sooo many people have said that a buloogh party is an excellent way to make turning 9 a celebration and something to look forward to, as opposed to just being about all the new responsibilities and musts (which is how it used to be not so long ago)…

Check out this awesome example 🙂

There were stations around the room, each one with a different hadith and corresponding activity. So there was:

* A charity station – as you could see on the invite, they requested people to donate charity in lieu of presents. As the mum explained, it was a great opportunity to talk to her daughter about Sawaab-e-Jaariya and how this was her way of now collecting for the hereafter instead. What a great way to start your life after buloogh!

* A pampering station – here the girls got a chance to be pampered which becoming aware of the importance of cleanliness in Islam.

* A photo booth – a hadith on how even a smile can be a form of charity is a perfect accompaniment to taking a photo as a memento of the party!

* A mehndi station – a chance for the girls to put on mehndi and look pretty

A talk was also given to the girls on buloogh and the importance of Akhlaaq and representing Islam as young hijaabis.

P.S. Many people have held such parties and there are an abundance of more ideas out there Alhamdulillah! Over the next few posts I will be breaking these events down and sharing some ideas – please do add some of your own!

The Birthday of Bibi Fatima (pbuh)

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It’s the birthday of the Lady of Light! I thought I would share what somebody did this last weekend to mark the birthday of Bibi Fatima (pbuh) with her daughter in a beautiful way…

“In anticipation of my little girl growing into a young lady quicker than I can keep up with (!), I decided to start a yearly ritual at the time of the wiladat of Sayyada Fatema Zahra (sa) in the hope that she and her friends can begin cultivating a love for the lady who will be their guide and role model through life. We kept it small this year as it was our first one. We started with a story about a Princess who makes a sacrifice to help her mother get over an illness, out of love for her. We then talked about parents, how much we love and respect them and the things we can do to show them this. We talked about how special our mothers are in particular and how the most amazing mother was Sayyada Fatema Zahra (sa) and some of her amazing qualities that we all aspire to have. We ended with learning the du’a for parents “rabbir ham huma kama rabba yaanee sagheera.”

We all then got stuck into three fun activities! Decorating cupcakes and making paper tissue flowers as special treats for the mummies and also making a du’a card to display at home reminding the girls to recite the du’a that they had learned.

The girls then chatted and enjoyed some snacks before going home with their girly pink bags filled with tabarruk and their activities, to present to their mummies :)”

Eid Party

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Girls Classes Eid Party today!! There was cupcake decorating (icing, sprinkles and Buzz Eid Mubarak toppers!), hair braiding, face painting, mehndi – topped off with pizza and sweeties… what a lovely evening for the girls 🙂

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