Some Parents Want To Get Rid Of Birthday Candles, But Not Everyone Is Having It

These days parents are so concerned about every little thing that even going to a birthday party becomes a three-ring circus.

Bring a snack, but make sure it’s nut-free. Don’t bother buying gifts, because we’ve packed everyone a gift bag so nobody feels left out. Things seem normal when the birthday boy’s parents bring out a cake, but then they don’t put in any birthday candles. What gives?

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It turns out more and more parents are skipping this tradition out of concern that it will make their kids sick. The assumption is that blowing out the candles spread germs all over the cake, and that’s not entirely wrong.

Earlier this year, the Journal of Food Research published a paper reporting that blowing out candles on a birthday cake increases the amount of bacteria on the frosting by 1,400 percent.

To avoid exposing their little darlings to germs, parents have been keeping candles off their cakes, or making individual birthday cupcakes instead. Inventor Michael Tropeano has has even created a sanitary cake and candle cover to keep germs off the baked goods.

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But doctors warn you should take the study with a grain of salt, and have their own suggestions for keeping kids safe from germs at birthday parties.

These Are So Precious!

Keep them for yourself or give them as a gift, these personalized candles will melt the hearts of anyone who sees them. A unique way to display your favorite pictures as a beautiful home decor for all your friends and family to see.

  • pillar candles
  • tissue paper
  • printer paper
  • tape
  • hairdryer
  • wax paper
  1. Cut a piece of paper so that it sits slightly smaller on top of your printer paper.
  2. Turn your tissue paper over so that the shiny side is down, and tape all the edges flat down onto the printer paper.
  3. Next, put your tissue/printer paper in the printer so that when you print, your image will appear on the tissue.
  4. Now cut the image out, and take your imaged tissue to the side.
  5. Put the image across the middle of your candle, and then place a piece of wax paper over top to ensure the entire image is covered.
  6. Get your hairdryer, and turn it on. Point to the area of the photo and begin to heat up. The upper layer of candle wax is going to start melting together with the tissue paper. The picture should get darker.
  7. Once the picture has completely darkened, then you will want to slowly pull the wax paper off.

Pick A Candle Scent and We’ll Tell You All About Yourself

What scented candle makes you close your eyes, inhale deeply, and smile?

You’ve probably bought a handful of scented candles, but there’s one in particular that you can never get enough of.

The scent that you tend to gravitate towards says a lot about your personality.

You’re someone who likes to spice things up. Life’s too short to not enjoy everything, so that’s what you plan to do! If pumpkin is your current favorite scented candle, it probably won’t be next season, it’ll be something like gingerbread, peppermint, or cinnamon.

Cleanliness is very important to you. You tend to be the first one to plug your nose when you smell something bad. You’re also one who loves to try out natural remedies to clean your home.

This smell tends to make you think of good memories. If you love the lingering aroma of fresh-cut roses in your home, you’re most likely a hopeless romantic.

When people meet you, they get the sense that you’re a traditional person. People also find that you’re easy to be friends with. You’re a good listener and like to make people feel comfortable in your presence.

Chances are you’re an emotional person, even if you don’t like to admit it. The smell of apples triggers a lot of positive emotions in you and you love to bathe your home with this aroma. People also describe you as fun and outgoing.

Your favorite scent may be on the next page!