No Birthday Cake Candles For YOU!!
SMH. –another time honored tradition, slowly “blown” into the wind…
BANNING CANDLES ON BIRTHDAY CAKES? _ It's the magical moment of every child's birthday party. A circle of friends gathered around singing "Happy Birthday" as the birthday boy or girl prepares to make a wish and blow out the candles. But some want to see that treasured tradition extinguished. Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council came out this week with guidelines for childcare agencies that call for strict new hygiene rules. Among the changes -- a ban on blowing out candles on a communal birthday cake. Instead, parents are encouraged to send a separate cupcake to place a candle on, to avoid blowing germs over the cake to be shared with others.
*Note* The JBG/Tulsa policy on the publication of certain photographs on the interwebs has recently changed. Therefore, I will now begin submitting my own pictures, to avoid any copyright issues. -ry