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A Tree of dreams!

March 8, 2011

We have a new spring craft and activity available at our parties which has become a huge success!

It is the tree of dreams, the girls get to decorate their own tree to take home. While making the craft, and the kids are sticking lovely butterflies, birdies and flowers,  fairy or host explains how it is important to have goals in life. A tree can reach high in the sky, only because it is strongly rooted in the earth, but every dream we plant as a little seed will germinate into a beautiful branch or flower.

Just like a tree, our mind is a tree of growing dreams, and it produces new ones each day.

If you are planning your birthday and would like to reserve this beautiful craft for your celebration. Call us ASAP because they are going fast!

Call us to help you plan your next happy celebration at: 407-536 7520

or book a party now, while dates are available at:

www.hippojoy.com

 

 

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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

March 3, 2011

March 2,  marks the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.Dr. Seuss would have turned 105 if he were still alive today.

Dr. Seuss was actually born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Seuss grew up in the New England area and went to Dartmouth College. That’s where both his writing career began and his “Doctor” moniker was formed.

Seuss, as the story goes, was caught partying during Prohibition. As a punishment, the school told him to step down from his extracurricular activities, which included writing for a school publication called the Jack-o-Lantern. Seuss, however, wanted to keep writing, so he started working under the name “Dr. Seuss” to keep administrators from realizing it was him.

Dr. Seuss eventually became famous for his rhyming, brightly illustrated books such as The Cat in the Hatand Green Eggs and Ham. He died in 1991, at the age of 87.

Is your Son’s name Sam? Like in Sam I am? or does he like green eggs and ham?

Well a Dr. Seuss Bday Party can always be fun.

Remember in your decor that Dr. Seuss never drew straight lines in his illustrations. Everything was curved, slanted or “wonky.” Thus, there are no straight lines in Seuss Land so this cake tilted a little bit to one side is perfect for the ocassion.

Created by Annie from Annie’s Eats for her son’s second birthday, this Dr. Seuss inspired party is ideal  for anyone who loves these classic books.

No Dr Seuss Party would be complete without the green eggs and ham.

No doubt, love is in the details!

And if you didn’t get a chance to celebrate what would have been Dr Seuss’ 105th Bday  last week? There’s still a way to pay tribute to your favorite children’s book author at the Loews Portofino Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The hotel unveiled its Dr Seuss suites over the summer which come with a king bedroom for Mom and Pop and a kids’ room with two twin beds and plenty of Dr. Seuss decor. And recently, the hotel used the suites to host a Read Across America event with children from a local elementary school with wonderful characters.

To book a happy, loving Dr Seuss celebration with decor, character hosts and more, think things no more…

Call us

407-536 7520

or hop into our webpage:

www.hippojoy.com

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

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.

 

A Tu,Tuuuu…Thomas The Train celebration.

October 7, 2010

Alex turned three this past Saturday.  What to do? What to do?

Her mom decided on a Tu, Tu party… This is how Alex calls his trains when playing because of the noise they make.

We showed you before some of the decorations created, but now  we will show cake, favors, pinata and party games you can have.

This party is the result of a vivacious toddler  fascinated with trains, and a super creative and loving mom!

The theme? Thomas the train, her mother decided on a variety of centerpieces. Instead of making one for all the tables, she did different Thomas scenes, some hold treats or chips. Check them out:

The party favors were mini Red bags made out of cardboard and vibrant red scrapbooking paper, (the colors are just more vibrant), featuring the same theme of the centerpieces. These favors were all in the same pattern.

I love how Alex’s mom wanted to incorporate the Number 3 in the Centerpieces. When she sees the pictures, she will have wonderful memories of that beautiful day.

Alex absolutely loved his cake, Lyneth did a wonderful job.  I prefer a combination of colors and patterns than the same old themed table cloths. Check out how the stars on the table actually enhance the cake without being absorbed among lots of color, matching the stars on top.

Mmmmm..This cake does not only look good it feels good too!

This is what Bday parties are all about: having unexpected but fun moments to treasure forever!

Games for this party where mostly pool games and water splash/fun with a tu… tuuu twist on them. Make sure you divide the kids into age groups when having a variety of ages. Specially when they play games in the pool, older kids might get rough with the small ones. Here Alex takes a look at his Tu tuuu piñata!

It is better to request a string piñata for toddlers. Each guest takes a chance to pull out a string instead of hitting it with a stick which is lots of fun, but  might be dangerous, specially for this age group.

Total Happiness!

Alex had a wonderful time with his Tu Tuuus…

We thank Alex’s mom for letting us share with you these beautiful pictures and  ideas!

For Train, Cho chooos and fun, contact us…

www.hippojoy.com