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All for one and one for all!

January 15, 2011

If you are wondering what to do for your Bday boy and are running out of themes. Let me give you an idea…

A musketeer training camp!  Oh yes, believe me, the kids will have a blast.

We have a version were the kids learn to fight dragons and a version were they must learn to protect the princess or queen.

Musketeers are a blessing in a world full with danger. They sacrifice for those who oppose these powerful forces…

So get ready for the action, our musketeer will lead the way …..

For a musketeer visit and more party ideas, give us a call at 407-536 7520 and check the rest of our characters and themed parties at www.hippojoy.com

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Cupcake and Pirate Charm

December 19, 2010

We are so happy to introduce to you our new team character hosts: Princess Cupcake and Pirate Charm.

Princess Cupcake is a beautiful princess from a far, far, far away land. She was about to get married to a horrible, terrible, despicable man, when she falls madly in love with a peasent. She did not know the peasant was in reality a pirate who helped the people from the village that where held prisoners by the evil future king….

Our characters were inspired by Robin Hood, Zorro and the Princess Bride.  The film, the Princess Bride,  is an enactment of the following story read by a sick boy’s grandfather (Falk) as the boy (Savage) sits in bed listening, framed and occasionally interrupted by scenes of the reading.
A beautiful young woman named Buttercup (Wright) lives on a farm in the fictional country of Florin.
Whenever she orders the farmhand Westley (Elwes) to do chores for her, he complies and answers “As you wish.”
Eventually she realizes he loves her and admits her love for him.  Watch a trailer of the movie from the 80’s:

Handsome Pirate Charm plays games with the kids. We can even recreate a fun jail where they are brought in. To get out, they have to either be rescued by friends, comply to a princess wish or perform a task for Pirate Charm.

Children will love to perform and play a variety of games at your next party.

To have a Princess visit, please contact us at: 407-5367520 and view our website at:

www.hippojoy.com

Sweet Princesses and Valiant Knights

November 3, 2010

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!

All Princesses and Knights from across the land,

you are invited to a Royal event that is truly grand!

 

There will be costumes galore, red carpets and more

So reserve your place today for

PRINCESS  AZIA’S  4TH  ROYAL BALL!

 

This is sweet Princess Azia. She is curious and vibrant. A charming and vivacious hostess. In this picture, she is  proudly wearing the gift that Princess Valentine brought for her all the way from Venice. Jewelery of course. She brought it wrapped up on a heart shaped tin box.  A Special gift for a very special princess.

The princesses and knights were all having dinner at their beautifully decorated table….

Individual place cards greeted princess Azia’s guests..

Perfect sized tables, chairs, plates, tea cups, and glassware. The perfect meal, the perfect ball when they were suddenly interrupted…

In comes a doncella with a valiant musketeer. “I must speak with princess Azia at once!” he demanded while she inspected the place to make sure it was appropriate for Princess Valentine.

Something was missing, a golden magic mirror with pigeons on top for the princesses to sing while they watched their Royal transformation.

Music, Fanfare Please, our Royal Princess is arriving…

A royal Backdrop suit for a Wonderful Princess!

Throwing kisses at the magical Fountain:

Paying attention to Princess Valentine’s story. We all  learned it is OK to make mistakes once in a while, everybody makes them. But when you do, lessons can be learned and new and wonderful opportunities may arise.

Our Valiant knights, also learned about the value and responsibility of becoming a Knight on a training for a day!

More pictures:

Our princess was delighted with her party. Princess Valentine, Sir Edward and myself were very happy to join her at this wonderful Royal Ball.

Thank you so much Princess Azia for giving us so many special moments with you and your guests  in the auspicious occasion of your 4th Birthday. We also want to thank Queen Krissy for allowing us share this pictures with all of you.

To have a Princess, Knight, Musketeer or character visit at your birthday…

www.hippojoy.com

A not so scary Halloween!

October 3, 2010

A not so scary Halloween party can also be fun!

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to have a fair mix of adult and children party. Yes, we are happy to take care of the children entertainment while adults party on at another room! But sometimes, parents want to children and adults in the same party. The solution: A not so scary Halloween!

When you create the invitation, make sure you explain that yours will be a not so scary Halloween Party and that there will be activities for both parents and kids alike in a mixed environment.

For decoration, try hanaging pumpkins and avoid massacre and blood scenes!

If you choose children to carve their pumpkins ahead of time and for the little ones, go with stickers and adhesive funny faces.

Decorate your garden with Tombs, skeletons and bones to set the mood.

Invite a Party Host to take care of the children with fun games and activities. Here I list some of the ones we do for you:

– Go trick or treating with the young party friends. It can be around the neighborhood or at the party. We have a scavenger hunt game where adults are interrupted for 20 mins. while the kids go hunting for candy and prizes. Guess where? at a cementary with statues and monsters played by their scary dressed parents. The game is directed in a way, children of all ages understand.

– Best costume Runway. Kids model their costume and act their parts

– Witch crafts and funky experiments

– Read a story. Our witch reads a story in a funny version. Suppose it is Snow White, poor evil queen wants the children to understand her point of view about the story and keeps asking… So you really thing I was wrong? Why?

Have a potion beverage that is yummy and fun. Check out this recipe:

Serves/Makes: 12    Cook Time: > 5 hrs   Difficulty: 2/5
Ingredients: boiling water, lime-flavored gelatin, cold water, lemon-lime soda — chilled, superfine sugar.

To add a touch of mystery to your drinks and buffet table, buy dry ice for the effect.

Place cards with the name of the food and beverages. Names like: Bug juice Potion, Bewitched smoothie, Boo beverage!

And if you are looking for ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Halloween season?  Kiwi Magazine has a great article showcasing easy Halloween crafts that make festive decorations out of toilet paper rolls, milk jugs, and egg cartons.  What a perfect way to not only share quality time with your kids, but also help the environment!  REad the rest of this entry at: http://www.pepperspollywogs.com/blog/index.php/category/party-supplies/page/2/

Currently I am working on a script for a Halloween Party with one of our surprise visitors.

The pics. shown are mix and match, here and there from the website, because you have been asking for my Halloween article. Unfortunatelly, we will show you our centerpieces, decor and work after Halloween.

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Fab-Diva Party!

August 31, 2010

“Last Friday we had a wonderful time at a Divalicious Fab Party at Isabella’s house!”

Isn’t she Gorgeous?

She is beautiful and with such a vivacious personality and so were her adorable friends.  All her BFF’s (Best Friends Forever) were at her party.

Roxanne, our Casting Director from France and Anna Marie an Italian/french model who had just got off the plane from an extravagant Fashion Runway in Paris, arrived at her house because they were told that they could find new and fresh talent at Isabella’s private Diva Gathering. Boy they were right!  That place happened to have the most talented models ever!

Today I will post some beautiful pictures sent by Isabella’s mom. Thank you for letting us share them.  Be patient, I hope I will have more time this week to post more pics of the party itself.

No Diva table would be complete without a gorgeous candelabra!

View of the Buffet table.  Our Divas were very much into fashion, glamour and decor!  They noticed every single detail and some of them even inspected the tiny crystal ware (all is matched to their exact size).  Everything was impecable, we can not risk our reputation with these glamorous divas! Everyone, looked for their name in their own place cards and drank from her tiny cups and made a toast in honor of Isabella and for such a wonderful evening.

Both chairs and tables are fit to their size for their comfort.

And what divalicious party would be complete without a Diva Cake? Check out this beautiful cake with mini diva purse. Thank you Lineth again for such a wonderful and yummy creation.

Before playing dress up and the Runway, the girls got to do some picture frames to take home.

For us to come decorate your party…

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Unforgettable Snow White!

July 13, 2010

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 american animated film based on Snow White, a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was also the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history, as well as the first animated feature film produced in America, the first produced in full color, the first to be produced by Walt Disney and the first in the Walt Disney Animated Classics canon”. (Information from Wikipedia)

I remember when I first saw Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the big screen, I think I was six or  seven years old, but I couldn’t get over the fact that even though it was an animated movie, the  water teardrops falling in the well and making  small circular effects looked so real!  “How can they do that?”  I asked my mom.

There is something else that never seizes to amaze me though, in fact, it inspires me: children’s imagination and their ability to transform the simple into extraordinary!  They are so curious and so creative…

All children are special and have their very own talents.  Ariel,(in the picture posing at her Snow White Party) stole my heart from the minute I met her at ballet lessons back in my country of origin, El Salvador.

She is an incredible dancer and gets so much into character when she performs that surprises children and adults alike. So when her mom sent me this picture of her wearing her Snow White Costume,  I got so inspired that I wrote and wrote and developed our “Snow White-Theater” script party. It is awesome, and we have two versions, one for beginners and one for advanced performers like Ariel. I promise I will squeeze in a few ideas from the script in the article.

For our Theatre Party Scripts, write us a note or e-mail us. You can purchase the Script with easy to follow instructions for your party or go all the way inviting us there with a couple of character Hosts who not only direct but are part of the scenes too. We have our Snow White, Prince Charming and Magical Witches.  Theatre Parties are sooo much fun and so is a make-up session and dress up!

No Snow White Party would be complete, without two things: A Mirror, mirror on the wall, saying “Who is the Fairest   of them all! and a Wishing Well, like this one we rent made out of cardboard, but with a string and pale girls can either   pull out their part from the script and find out what character they will play. If you are not into theatre parties,        have your guests fish out of the well nice fortune wishes like the ones you can find in fortune cookies. It is also a nice item to use to pick  prizes randomly.

For this party we decorate with paper flowers and lanterns. (check out pics from Alice in Wonderland Party in this blog).  We can also make the forest animals out of foam. At theatre parties our super cute forest animal masks are made of fabric. (These roles are played by the smallest guests ).

I love the outdoors for this party but in case the Weather is not cooperative enough or you would rather have it  inside, check out this awesome magical backdrop that you can find at digitalblasphemy.com

This beautiful backdrop, the wishing well, fake trees and forest animals, totally set the mood at an indoor party,  don’t you agree?

Now, another fun game….Do you remember this scene from Snow White and the Seven dwarfs?

For this game, we recreate the cave. Kids get a chance to sing, dance and pick hidden treasures from the cave!

For treasures,  ring pops, chocolate coins, rings with huge precious stones. Now when our guest-dwarfs go back home…(to their sitting places..) Ohhhh no! Princess Ariel White is gone. What to do?  Where to look? Any ideas?

Now, if you have a girl that loves to perform like Ariel, (Birthday girll/star of the show) and several kids playing forest animals and

dwarfs, the best way to go is to invite the Medieval/Evil queen as a character host.

Our Host acts as the queen but also directs the kids when she grins ACTION!

You can also invite her to your party, even if it is not a theatre party, she will read the story and add funny comments from her own perspective!

Now for the cake, Check out this beautiful creation by Lineth Cakes,

we are very fortunate to work with her at our parties. She is so professional and

creative and will go along with any of your ideas and add or enhance them, all

the time. And we can get very creative at times….

To check more of her creations visit her facebook page lineth’cake’s

Another food item that you should not leave out at your little girl’s Snow White Party is apples. Make a game where girls pick apples from a small swimming pool using their mouth only or if you want to avoid the splashes … make caramel apples.

I really hope you enjoy this party as much as I have enjoyed writing this article. Thank you Ariel and Gabi for the inspiration and for sharing your picture with us. I love you and wish you the best in your ballet carreer.

As for Hosts, we have Snow White, Prince Charming  and Medieval/evil. We can also help you with decoration and planning your next Snow White Party. Check out our original version of Snow White at a party:

For a Princess, or character visit, give us a call at 407-536 7520 and check us out at…

www.hippojoy.com

 

 

 

 

Pirates at Belk!

July 12, 2010

It is Summer!

Lots of sun and swimming. Belk as part of their activities had Hippojoy come over and do face-painting and fun activities for the kids to enjoy!

One of the most popular face paintings we did was the pirates on boys. We love going to this store, check it out at http://www.belk.com/

They have many items and stock up for this summer with a clearance  up to 75% off!

To hire a professional facepainter…

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Preschool and kindergarten themed graduation ideas

June 9, 2010

Are you looking for an adorable graduation theme?

There are several school-related themes, such as Schoolhouse, In the Classroom, School Bus, Circus, Jungle or School Supplies. Each theme comes with supplies and accessories that you set up to turn any location into an exciting graduation setting. We can prepare for you the whole kit or come and do it for you. The whole kit comes ready with backdrops, centerpieces and guideline of activities to do at the party!

After kindergarten, kids have learned many special things. A kindergarten graduation is special because you can share special moments with teachers, parents and celebrate education and show the little grads how special they are.

For rising first graders, kindergarten graduation themes will make leaving kindergarten fun and memorable, for them as well as for their teachers and loved ones.

Check out this new kindergarten graduation idea: A coronation! Soooo cute!!! Kids come dressed up as princesses and boys as knights, we can also rent for a small price the teacher’s costume. With a whole decoration kit you can also have a magical princess do the presentations or handle their diplomas!

Check out the beautiful dragon cake at this celebration!

I have the pleasure to know this wonderful and talented teacher who also baked this cake. She serves the Tampa Area. For more information you can order it at Cel phone: 813-9002362

For more info and to book a party, check

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A Princess Party, a princess visits!

June 2, 2010

We are often asked what goes on at our Princess Parties, so here is an outline to a normal Princess Visit and party from HippoJoy.

We do have more games to choose from and also elaborate packages that include castle decorations, centerpieces, table set up, cake, horse carriages,   everything your heart desires!

PRINCESS PARTY BASIC OUTLINE

EVERY GIRL IS GREETED BY A ROYAL CHARACTER

“WELCOME TO PRINCESS (Name of the Birthday Girl) CASTLE, I AM THE ROYAL GUARD/MAIDEN, —— ALLOW ME TO ESCORT YOU TO THE ROYAL CHAMBERS… WHERE A ROYAL HAIRDO AND MAKEUP SESSION AWAITS FOR YOU”

WHEN THE GIRL GETS TO THE CURTAIN  SHE IS ANNOUNCED:

“ ANNOUNCING PRINCESS …………”

ANNOUNCING HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE….

APPROPRIATE FANFARE MUSIC SHOULD BE PLAYED IN THIS PART…

THE BIRTHDAY GIRL CAN BE ANNOUNCED LAST WITH FANFARRE :

“ANNOUNCING ON THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF HER —– BIRTHDAY, HER MAJESTY PRINCESS —–”

FIRST ACTIVITY (GIRLS)

HAIR DO AND MAKE UP STATION (FAMILY ROOM)

PICTURE  FRAMES  (FOR BOYS AND GIRLS)

WHILE SOME ARE HAVING THEIR PICTURE TAKEN OTHERS ARE DOING THEIR CRAFT, AND GETTING THEIR GOODY BAG WHICH THEY WILL BE FILLING IN WITH DIFFERENT GOODIES FROM THE ACTIVITIES…

THEY MUST FILL IN THEIR ROYAL CARD (TO BE USED LATER AT THE FASHION RUNWAY)

P I C T U R E     S E S S I O N at the entrance

SECOND ACTIVITY: CRAFT, PORTRAIT

PRINCESS VALENTINE FROM VENICE COMES IN, GREETS PRINCESS “Birthday Girl”  WITH A ROYAL VOW AND TEACHES PRINCESSES HOW TO VOW, TWIRL ETC, SHE WILL ALSO REFER TO THE VALIENT KINGS, AND KNIGHTS PRESENT. SHE IS ALL EXCITED THAT GIRLS ARE HAVING THEIR HAIR DONE AND POPS IN TO HELP.

SHE BORROWS PRINCESS ’ S ROYAL THRONE AND SITS HER BESIDE HER AND TELLS ALL THE CHILDREN  A LITTLE STORY ABOUT HER, WHERE SHE COMES FROM AND HOW SHE BECAME A PRINCESS…

STORY TIME:  Boys and girls can sit down on the floor while Princess Valentine will read the story My Child My Princess by Beth Moore from the throne. It is a wonderful story about a little girl who decides she doesn’t want to be a princess anymore and goes off to be with the regular children who do awful things.  In the end she returns home to her father the king who tells her that he will always love her and she will always be his child, his princess. Princess Valentine asks for the King of this castle because she hasn’t been properly introduced and call King (Father of the Birthday Girl) and/or the Queen (Mom) and asks them what are the greatest qualities of her child princess…
SHE WILL THEN INVITE ALL CHILDREN FOR SOME ROYAL SUPER FUN AND TAKE EVERYONE OUTSIDE ACCOMPANIED BY HER ROYAL GUARDS.

ACTIVITY 2:   PRINCESS FASHION RUNWAY. THEY WILL CONDUCT A MODELING RUNWAY WHILE THEIR MOMS WATCH AND PRINCESS VALENTINE INDICATES THEM TO TWIRL AND READS OUT THE PRINCESSE’S  AND KNIGHTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR, AND FUTURE DESIRES FOR THE KINGDOM. She reads this out from the cards the girls and boys filled in at the beginning.

A ROYAL MAKE OVER!

THIRSTY AFTER A ROYAL HAIR DO!

GAME #1: For our first game she must divide the girls into two teams for a relay race.  Boys in each team will run first with their PRETEND horses. The girls will have to run across the yard and put on dress up clothes (the gown a big dress a princess hat, necklace, gloves and 2 bracelets and high heels) run to Medieval Lady who will get their picture taken run back take the clothes off and then tag the next girl until everyone has done it.  The winning team gets to pick prizes from box 1, team two has consolation prizes from Box 2.

TEA PARTY TIME

TOSS the coin

All the Musketeers at the party will play toss the coin. The one who sends the coin the farthest wins a prize.

GAME #3  Pass the Slipper.  We will play music from Princesses cds. When the music is going on, they pass the slipper when it stops whoever is holding the slipper is out. They can choose a sticker as consolation prize.

We have the same version with Boys except they pass a horse.

OUR FUN RELAY RACE!

For a Princess visit,  a full Princess Party or decoration….

visit www.hippojoy.com