Archive for April, 2010

Sweet Sixteen Party Ideas

April 28, 2010

The traditional sweet sixteen or quinceanera parties have taken a huge turn!

If you are mom or dad you might be thinking about the traditional ball and your son or daughter might be thinking about a beach party. You may be already rehearsing the waltz in your head while he or she is thinking rave or no music. Or even worse, neither of you can make up your mind or have no idea whatsoever.

That is why it is a good idea to hire a planner to help you set your goals.

First things first. You will need to give them a budget to work with. This is very important because you set the base and limit of what you can have at the party. Also important is an approx. guest list and age range. If you have an idea of what you want, you can bring in pictures, videos an inspirational piece to the first consultation, but in case you have no clue of what you want, have a prior phone interview so the planner can help you figure out what you are about, likes and dislikes. Sometimes it just takes a little push in the right direction for a wonderful party. Some planners even have a form or RFP that will help you understand the direction that the party will take.

Here are some popular ideas for Sweet Sixteen Themes and some key points for each:

THE FORMAL BALL.

A formal Ball can also have many twists…

Do you want to be the princess of the night or make your guests feel like royalty? This is the theme for you.

A formal Ball can also have many twists…

Have the set up resemble an enchanted garden or a set on Paris, China or some exotic location. Or you might prefer a masquerade ball with a mardigrass carnival and all. Make sure that whatever the theme you need to let your guests know so they have the right attire.

Always remember that you should include music theme related and for all ages! Yes that also means some that mom or dad can dance to and enjoy!

MASQUERADE BALL

This is a cool version of a formal ball. Provide your guests with masquerade masks or ask them to create one themselves for your party, you may have a parade or carnival.  In the middle of the ball the unexpected may happen and your guests can be involved on solving a mystery disappearance…

RETRO

Would love to experience what it would have been like if you had been born in another era?

How about a Back to the Future at your party? Go to the fiftees, the 80’s, 70’s, 20’s the gangster era…

This is your special day, make it fun!

PROPS and appropriate lightning and music are a must for this themes. It is all about the details!

OSCAR NIGHT

Love movies and cinematography? Why not recreate an Oscar / award night with red carpet, trophies and papparazzis?

If you just want a few guests and family, you can have a karaoke night or enjoy one or two of your favorite movies. Make it special for them too by giving some awards at the climax of the party. Some idea categories are: best dressed, best hair, best smile, best dancer, best singer…

You can make a grand entrance arriving with a limo to the party, have posters made of your favorite movies and substitute their faces with your friends.

VAMPIRE OR GOTHIC NIGHT

If you are into goth , why not celebrate your party in a total different setting.

Invitations must set the mood for your guests so be creative!

How about sending your invitations on a mailable coffin box. Recreate a cemetery at your party with props and black roses for center pieces. Oh yes, Fog is a must!

AMAZING RACE, SCAVENGER HUNT

What about a scavenger hunt with Hummer limos driving you and your friends around, You have two or three teams with a team leader on each. They will be given identical lists with objects to collect doing assignments and riddles driving from point to point.

A WESTERN NIGHT

Yeeeeehahhh!!!

Who said no Cowboys at this party?

Bring in the horses and the mechanichal bull because we are ready to square dance our night out!

MY FAVORITE MOVIE OR TV SHOW

Resemble one of your favorite movies or TV Shows and have the set up for your party décor create the mood. Some popular movies, Alice in Wonderland, Moulin Rouge,  Old West movies, AVATAR, The Vampire Diaries. Anything is possible, remember this is  a night you and your friends will always remember.

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FIVE TOP BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR GIRLS AGES 1-6

April 12, 2010

Looking for a fun  birthday party theme idea for little girls?

Here is the list of our Top five:

Princess Party

On the top of our list is of course, the princess theme. Ask your little girl, who is her favorite princess, you can have the theme of the party on that one princess or combined. Invite in all princesses and princes to come. Ask the girls to come dressed up as their favorite princess or have a company bring in dresses for your guests. Girls love to dress up in costumes, have a princess make over, make-up, nails.

You can also combine this princess party with Royal Tea.

Remember to create games that are age appropriate.

Add to your Princess theme, decorations and a character princess. If you do have a character come to your girl’s party, discuss before with her what she does with the girls. Hippojoy offers the opportunity of a princess talk one on one with the girls. Some topics of interest for mom: Sleeping time on time, good manners at the table, the beauty within every princess. Girls listen to another princess’s advice.

What to do with a few princes that must attend. Prepare king crowns and a couple of all inclusive games like pass the magic slipper or royal sword. (A variation of hot potato, when the music stops, whoever has the slipper or sword has to leave the game, the last one standing is the winner.

Fairy Party

Girls jump up and down with the magic of fairies. Have one magically appear at your next fairy party. Provide each girl with tutus, wands and costume made tiaras. Or prepare children a craft where they create their own. You can combine this fairy party with a magical garden tea. Serve a couple of sweet and salad treats and tea can consist on pink lemonade served on flowery tea pots.

Dance Party

Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap or Salsa?

If your girl is into dancing, why not create a fabulous dance class with a Real ballerina or dancer?  Girls will love to follow to the music, choreography and steps. At the end you can invite the parents to watch the show.

You can choose the dance of your preference or have a little of each style.

Diva, Fashion Show

Does your girl love to play with her Barbie or Bratz dolls and dress them up? Is she into fashion? Explore her inner Diva with a Diva/fashion show party. The highlight of this event is when she and her guests walk the runway. Have a character Diva Host Announce them like in a real fashion show!

Mom Tea Party and Scrapbooking

If your child is one to even pack for her baby doll and loves to carry her around in her carriage or stroller. Invite her friends to a my doll and me Tea Party.

Make sure you put in the invitations that baby dolls are welcome too. Have extra babies in case someone forget hers.

Create a table setting where the playing moms can look after their baby dolls. You can serve tea (pink lemonade) and cookies.

Tea Parties are excellent to chit chat. Invite a Character Host like Miss Rose who can teach the kids some table manners while she creates basic crafts like Scrapbooking with the girls.

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FUNDRAISING AND FUN EVENTS FOR SCHOOLS

April 6, 2010
Hippo Joy has recently launched a series of events specially canned for schools. These are  recreational and educational products.We want to be able to provide excellent customer service along with unique products that will enhance whatever events schools already have in mind and other very original ideas.While this events are hosted by our very own and creative characters, the games, riddles, experiments and general hands on-learning will be unforgettable.

Our experiences remind us that the fun and meaningful memories from an event bond people and help build relationships. Schools are communities formed by students and teachers but also parents, grandparents and most of the time, siblings.

Hippo joy is the one stop shopping with unique products for the creation of fun filled social and recreational events. HJ has brought together all of the products needed, saving you the time, energy, expense and frustration of searching. Our goal is not only bringing these great products to you, but our customer service is readily available to provide creative ideas on how to use them most effectively.Our packages appeal to all ages from 5 to 95. Functions in schools, clubs, church groups, organizations, parties of all types including businesses will be more successful with HippoJoy. Can you imagine the great memories that will be created by making your own OObleck at a Science Party, playing Hide and Seek with a twist or celebrating Earthday in an unforgettable and meaningful way?Please call to check out each of our new products:

EARTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH THE INTERGALACTIC PLANETARIANS

MAD SCIENCE NIGHT

BOYS AND GIRLS CRAFT NIGHT

THE RACEY RACERS FUNKY MATCH GAMES

PRINCESS MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS MANNERS NIGHT

FARM PICNIC EVENT

Our highest quality products along with a variety of creative ideas for their use will please you for many events now and in the future.

Can’t find something? Have an idea for a product? Let us know.

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