Archive for February, 2011

I Smell Art!!!

February 22, 2011

What is your kid’s talent?

What is it that he or she really loves to do?

These are a few questions we ask during our free consultation. You can call us any time for advice or come in and talk while we zip a cup of coffee. We love questions and have creative ideas and solutions for your next celebration.

Yes, your child might be into a specific T.V. show or cartoon but what really makes them go WOW at their party is when you get into their mind and soul and bring in the unexpected.

This is what happened when we created an Art party for a sweet pre-teen.  Our character host?  A painter brought back from the Reinassance period, a little wild, a little french, a little bohemian, but he took over and the girls had a blast. Even the girls who were not much into art, or that’s what they thought, enjoyed every single activity.

But the real prize, came from the Birthday girl, herself.  When she walked in the room, she looked around…. Took a deep breath and exclaimed: “Mmmmm I smell art!”

For a free consultation for your next birthday party or to book one of our professional character hosts, give us a call…

407-536 7520

or check us out at:

www.hippojoy.com

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A Talent Show Party!

February 16, 2011

Our Talent show parties are lots of fun.

This type of party is  great for eight year olds and up, although some younger kids might also enjoy this theme.

The girls can pretend play their favorite instrument, sing karaoke or act a small part promoting a product. They get to choose!

Girls can have a glamour session of hair and make-up before going on stage.

You can choose to have a custom Hippojoy stage with red carpet and lights for the show. This one was used at a performing night at a school.

Check out this oscar night hot dogs. They fit perfectly at a Talent show party. You can give small oscar statues for prizes to all the participants.

Our character host, will sure make everyone participate.

Natalia is here displaying her musical talent. We will bring a variety of instruments that will make the kids sound like pros. Guitars, piano’s and drums!

It is a good idea to let hippojoy play and rehearse for the talent show. Did I tell you that they also get a red carpet interview?

Invite moms and dads to come at the end of the party to enjoy their children’s talents. Both parents and children love that!  Don’t forget to put this on the invitation. For example:

Parents are welcome but not required to stay, but we don’t want you to miss the grand talent show at (time).

Don’t forget your camera!

Ari Dreyer at her party.  She is a talented ballet dancer and  performer.

The shy performers can act in duos or trios, but can also act with the character guest, who will change accordingly to fit the script.


In the picture, some girls all dressed up, playing at our custom talent show backdrop. Some talented actors and actresses may take their parts very seriously!  They can get really exhausted, so we recommend snacks and beverages at the party, and lots of water.

Our parties are always learning experiences and there is nothing more wonderful that allowing your children express themselves through music, acting or dancing. You might be surprised, like I was when I saw this two kids performing for a talent show. Watch…

And check out these pair. They call themselves: Future Funk! Absolutely adorable.

To have a beautiful Talent Show Party…

Give us a call at 407-217-5440

or contact us at:

www.hippojoy.com

Cowgirl, cowboy goody baskets

February 13, 2011


Working on some cute goody baskets for a Cowboy/Cowgirl birthday.

The basket includes:

basket, cowboy rubber duckie, bandana, assorted candy, magnet bandana bracelet, gold nugget bubblegum bags. They will be wrapped on transparent paper and raffia bows with personalized tags for each child.

To help you plan your next cowboy/cowgirl party, give us a call

407- 5367520

www.hippojoy.com

Mermaids vrs. Pirates

February 12, 2011

A chat with Pirate Robert.

It is your daughter’s birthday, she is into mermaids but you have boys invited to the party too.       What to do?

A Pirate/Mermaid party!  We can always incorporate boys into any themed party for girls. No need for them to feel left out. We will incorporate an activity for them, so they can have their special moment in the event without loosing your main theme.

Start with the invitations. Make sure that your text includes a suggestion of what the

boys will be doing at the event. For example, if it is a princess birthday theme, make

sure the invitation has a welcoming text for both: Princesses and valiant knights or

kings and queens.

If you have a large number of guests, we suggest you have two character hosts. One will take

care of girl guests and the other of boys activities. It all depends on how personalized you want

your child’s party to be.

Check out the article: Sweet Princesses and Valiant Knights

https://hippojoy.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/sweet-princesses-and-valiant-knights/

At  a Princess party, you can have a Princess character Host and for boys, a Valiant knight, pirate or musketeer.

At a Mermaid party, you can also have a pirate character host.

Boys will be boys so activities may vary but must always be age appropiate.

Our charming pirate Robert has games for boys and girls that they will

enjoy.

Pirates will walk the plank, mermaids will sing their songs and

everyone gets to participate on the fun Treasure hunt!

Our other two pirates are:

Captain Carl and  Captain Casey. I will post each one of their

stories on another blog, for now, time to close my eyes and dream

fairies for tomorrow!

 

 

Dynomite decoration

February 8, 2011

Dominic was turning five. He is  a huge fan of dinosaurs, so his mom Tracey thought of giving us a call and see how we could help.

We decided on a Dynomite party for him. I don’t have all the pictures of the party yet, so I will only show you what we did for decorations first.

We decided to recreate the Triassic Period with a huge cave, our  manzanita tree centerpieces now had dyno fossils hanging from them.

And watching over our Birthday boy, our inflatable T-Rex with buddy on top. Pyth helmets on each chair would be used for excavation purposes afterwards.

Moth and vines. This triceratop seems to be protecting dyno eggs.

The volcano eruption was the highlight of the evening.  Dominic pulled  the trigger, while his party guests counted in reverse for the WOW eruption.

View of the cave setting with vines hanging on the wall.

No worries, we put it all, we take it all, after your party is over.

To book a Dynomite Excavation Party, call

407-5367520

or

http://hippojoy.com/contact_bookings.html

 

Dora the explorer invitations

February 6, 2011

Valentina will turn two on Valentine’s day. She is totally into Dora the Explorer. Diego and Dora parties are always fun.

For invitations, this cute maps will tell guests how to get to the party. The map opens up and voilá, a riddle to solve, follow map, and you will get to some Dora style, fun, fun fun.

Check out the cute Dora bag party favors.

For more info https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birthday-Parties-for-Kids/204339748373

 

A great review for cowgirl Sue…Yeeeehahhh!!!!

February 6, 2011

I woke up this morning to take off our dinosaur decorations for a dynomite party. When I came back I checked my e-mail, just to see this nice review for cowgirl Sue:

My name is Evelyn and I am very happy with the results of my son’s 1st Barnyard Birthday party. We really appreciate Cowgirl Sue participation and entertainment, kids love it and they have fun, Thank you so much Hippo Joy for your help and ideas.

 

Old Mc Donald had a Farm……

February 5, 2011

Dylan was turning one. So his mom, Evelyn,  decided on a fun animal farm party.

Cow girl Sue had lots of fun at this Birthday party. She was greeted by farm animals everywhere..Cute sheep, chicks and horsies!

Time for some face painting and balloon hats…

I thought Evelyn’s idea of creating fun cut outs of farm animals was super. Cowgirl Sue, read the kids a story about life in the farm and the food they eat. But wait a minute… Something is a little odd at this farm. You see, the horse loves hay, the chickens need feed, the geese munch on corn, the hogs devour slop, the dog eats treats, but THE COW LOVES COOKIES?

A twist on the ordinary barnyard picture book, the latest read-aloud from bestselling author Karma Wilson is a clever entry into an curious incident on the farm. As the farmer makes his rounds each day, most of the animals chew on the foods a young reader would expect. But when it’s time to feed the cow, she feasts on a special treat! Wilson’s signature style and Marcellus Hall’s spirited watercolors will delight children on and off the farm–because when it comes down to it, who doesn’t love milk and cookies?

We recommend this book.

Manolito,  dressed cowboy and is up on a horse for the game: “Catch that horse” Will he get caught?

The cowboy goes under the human bridge, when the music stops, we capture our cowboy friend.

Cowgirl Sue and friends posing for a picture.

A farm party can be soooooooo much fun. One of the favorite dances for this party is the chicken dance (pajaritos a volar…in spanish…), imitating animal voices and of course, Old Mc Donald had a Farm.

Check out this fun video:

Thankyou very much Evelyn for sharing the pictures for our blog.

To have Cow Girl Sue or a character host at your next event.

Call:

407-5367520

or book a party at:

www.hippojoy.com

Preparing a Dinomyte/excavation Party

February 1, 2011

I woke up this morning ready to think dinosaur! Grrrrrrrrr….

I often find myself listening to related music to get inspired to write or sometimes customize our party scripts. Just 3 days ago, I was listening to Old Mc Donald had a farm……for a farm party for Cowgirl Sue, Yeeeehahhh!!!.

This is different though. Way more serious. A dinosaur party for a young paleontologist.  His mom just sent me a picture of the space we will be decorating this Saturday and in one of the pics a close up of  him, our young paleontologist/Bday boy. “He is going to have so much fun,”  I thought.

I was all in the mood, sometimes watching and sometimes just listening to the audio of “Walking with Dinosaurs”, super cool!  I can only wish young Indi could arrive to our Dynomite party this Saturday with one of these …..

Check this out:

Never the less, we will have dinosaurs. The guests will become dinosaurs themselves at our Dynomite Excavation party. You see, Young Indi, an adventurer by nature, must send all his findings to the museum. Just to prove that dinosaurs did exist in Florida during the Triassic Period.

Ahhhhhh but  one of these creatures in a backyard….Priceless!

“Nancy… We must get one of these!”