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Coolest Homemade Costumes! --> Birthdayography #26
September 07, 2005

September 07, 2005
Issue #026
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Here's a cool fairy tale to start off our back-to-school / back-to-work year:

Once upon a time there was a nice little Web site called People from all around the world would visit this site to find ideas for their children's birthday parties. And as more and more people visited, got bigger and bigger, providing all the child birthday party planning info one could wish for – for free. got so big, that one day, it gave birth to a new little site called At first, this baby site had only a handful of cakes to offer, but it grew so uncontrollably fast, that after only 8 months it became a cake monster with over 1000 cakes (and still growing by the day!). And still - everything stayed free.

But wait, there's more…

A new baby site has just been born –!

Still so little, yet already lurking inside are over 200 of the spookiest, wackiest and most outrageous homemade costume photos and how-to tips. (Just take a look at this spooky Headless costume and you'll understand…). Word has it that in a very short time, this little baby will transform into a gigantic, colossal, gargantuan Godzilla, King Kong site that'll eat up every cool costume in sight.

And why is this such a happy ending? Because everything in these family of sites is free and will stay forever free for everyone to enjoy.

Now back to real life…

It's not every day that I get to announce a new site. It's so exciting because we've been working day and night to get online in time for Halloween. And suddenly it's online, starting to live a life of its own.

To celebrate its release - it's birth-day - we're running a “Coolest Homemade Costume” Contest and the Grand Prize is a Portable DVD Player (these are so very cool – especially for long rides with the kids!) If you've ever created a cool homemade costume, send in the photos and write-up (Here are all the contest details and submission form). There are other prizes, but more importantly you'll be helping us create the Web's largest and “free-est” homemade costume resource.

Have a Beautiful day!

Elad the Birthday Dad

P.S., I promised to write up a “Party Tale” for the frog party we threw for my daughter's 4 th birthday. The party was back in June, but with all my energy directed towards getting the costume site up in time for Halloween, only now did I get around to writing it. Here's our Frog Party Tale – photos and all… Enjoy.


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