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New Candy Buffet

April 5, 2012

The best ideas come were you least expect them. At our last Spa party, Claudia, the twins mom suggested an antique chest for the serving of the sweet buffet. “Instead of fabric, you can use it both as a perfect backdrop for pictures and a buffet”, she suggested.

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I could not get the idea off my mind. So I persuaded my loving husband to get me one. We worked hard on it antiqued it, but the results were fantastic!

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Depending on the theme, we place the sweets in jars, trays and mix it with whimsical items. For the Spa party, flower balls in pink and lime green and brazilian brigadeiros on a tub. How cute is that?

The sweets:

Diva lolipops, pop corn flowers, white chocolate strawberries and coconut and oreo filled little balls.

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Here is what the plate looked like: heart shaped sandwiches, heart marshmallows and chocolate balls, yum, yum!

Children Themed Parties (Tea, Princess and Fairy)

April 4, 2012

Make your children events and parties a fun learning celebration that matter!
Kids will go home inspired and having learned certain values related to the theme of the party which are emphasized through play, music dance and creative crafts.
Let us host your next event!

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The Racing Racers host 1st birthday party

April 4, 2012

This is the very first party that we hosted. The theme was Racing Racers….

Mulan, Chinese Tea Party

March 29, 2012

When asked about decoration, I say let’s transport the children to a different era, let them submerge in new experiences. This is the best scenario for a Mulan Party. Birthday parties can also be learning experiences. In this case, about the chinese culture.

Check out this beautiful Mulan setting…Isn’t it inviting??

The Mulan images are by original artists:  play patterns.net.

I love how a garden setting can be transformed for this party. Specially if you are having live entertainment outdoors.

Now, you can also acquire a gorgeus look just by hanging low chinese lanterns everywhere. Like these:

Did I say the wow factor can be the entertainment? It can also be a cultural-learning and joyful experience. Children are already bored of traditional entertainment… they want more. This is definitely different. I bet your guests will talk about this party for a very long time….

The girl in the picture, teaches new Tae Kwon Do moves to the girls. She was the inspiration for the Disney character Mulan. “For real?” shouts out one of the girls, “I want to be like her”.

And the grand finale, out comes a chinese dragon doing the Lion dance, celebration of Chinese New Year.

To hire us as your event planner for your next event, contact us at 407-2175440

Joyfully yours,

Roxana

Winter Wonderland party

March 29, 2012

I got a call from a mom wanting to celebrate Winter in the nice and Summery Florida….

What a better place to do it than in ….

Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf.

What a great idea! Now, it is also a good idea, to have a planner help you organize the space. In a first come, first serve situation, Hippojoy came in first. I must say that the manager and crew of this miniature golf were fabulous and were comfortable with us asking them to do new things for us. They even interacted using our children karaoke!

And we decorated the children’s table….

Everything is white and blue like in winter, the summer part was set by the bright sun and tree shade.

Icicles and snowmen and a little bling here and there…

Our craft was a yetti monster found in very cold places, using the children’s hand. I didn’t expect it to be such a hit, but even some children that came in late, would not leave with their own hand print/yetti monster!

Time for some golf!!  The Winter Summerland Miniature Golf  is located near the entrance to Blizzard Beach and is themed as Santa’s permanent off-season retreat. The elf-sized course is divided into two 18-hole experiences. One course carries the snow-clad Florida look reminiscent of Blizzard Beach, and the other has a more tropical holiday theme, with ornaments hanging from palm trees.

Picture time!!!! Everybody smile!

Time for karaoke. These 4-6 year olds sang and were very creative at telling jokes.

Then we had more games. You have to consider the age group when having your party at any mini-golf.  Some tips to consider:

* If the children are small, parents must accompany each child.

* Divide the party in groups of children and have a variety of activities while you wait for all the guests.

* Consider having a person to chaperone each group.

Happy Birthday Zak, and, thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration!

To contact us for your next event and joyful celebration…

Give us a call at 407-2175440

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

 

Maligna, the not so scary witch!

November 2, 2010

For this Halloween, our character host has been busy…

Introducing Maligna, our not so scary, funky witch.

Our Host plays activities with the kids, while adults enjoy the party.  Check out some of the memorable moments at Sara’s not so scary halloween party.

A funny story about Halloween…

Who said adults couldn’t have fun too?

And in came the treats… Booo a spooky ghost cake, pumpkin cupcakes and marshmallow brains and skulls!

Honorary winners for the scariest witch laugh…

The marshmallow skull. By the way, if you have a boy and his birthday party is in November, give us a call. Take advantage of the halloween treats but give them your own special treat! For example we came up with a Space theme and will use the body parts candy and worms to make the centerpieces. They will come out wonderful! The characters? Our very own planetarians.

Who wants to trick or treat?

Time for our whimsical costume runway…

You are funny Maligna!

What a cute witch!

This little one, slowly got closer and closer…He needed to confirm, is it a witch, a real witch mom? Will she make a spell for me?

He came as an Orlando Tourist and lost the fear for Halloween!

And it is trick or treat time! Thankyou Sara’s family for having us at your party. It was great sharing with both kids and not so adult, absolute fun big kids too!

For party character hosts and entertainment fun ideas go to…

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Phineas and Ferb… and Perry the Platypus Party

August 31, 2010

I know what we are going to do today…..

Let’s celebrate Phineas and Ferb style!! With creativity.

Twists for this party?   Plenty!

We have had boys telling us they want a Perry the Platypus Party and girls saying they want a Candance  celebration, based on the episode squirrel in my pants, even a boy wanting a Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s schemes celebration! There is no limit to what we can do for this party and we strongly suggest you bring your birthday child to the consultation process because children, most of the time can tell us by themselves what would be a hit at their party.  Mom and dads go for the general theme so here are some great ideas, styles, cakes and fun for a Birthday party based on any or every character of this fabulous cartoon you can see in Disney Channel.

The Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s Scheme and Invention Party theme is great.  And so is the story that gave life to our party theme.

In comes this mom to the consultation almost apologizing for bringing in his six year old (who happened to be the birthday boy). Sebastian was vivacious and could not stop moving with excitement;  he wanted to see the centerpieces we were working on, he asked tons of questions, he wanted to know why I was making a big tea cup with flowers when tea cups are for drinking milk, or tea or coffee…

“Is that your new invention?”  he asked me.

“Yes” , I replied proudly. It is my new invention.”

“So you are like Dr. Doofenshmirtz too? ” he asked.  “I like Dr. Doofenshmirtz, but no one understands him”,  he said in a soft voice.

Meanwhile, his mom spoke to my business partner,  Nancy,  about a Phineas and Ferb cake…..

“Wait a minute!”  I interrupted,  “I know what we are going to do this time…. A Doofenshmirtz’s scheme and invention session!”

So we decided that the character that should visit Sebastian’s party would be an old friend of Doofenshmirtz’s, Dr. Funzo and he would help the children create a gigantic Box-Robot for themselves. We would have a game with the children and their robot costumes, create our own scheme. How much fun, this craft project really works!  The children had lots of creativity. Here are some cute examples of what the Doofenshmirtz’s robots can look like:


You can go as simple or as complicated as you wish. It doesn’t matter! It is what our character tells them to do and how we build their imagination what really counts.  This is a great recycling project too.

Check out our new video for Dr. Funzo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz2o52fqB2M

Ariella, on the other hand, wanted an “I want everything that has to do with Phineas and Ferb party”.  She is also an amazing dancer, and even got to do a Hip Hop performance at her own party.  She wanted a Perry the Platypus Piñata too!

This is a cute picture sent by her parents with the Perry-piñata and below she is dancing some Hip-Hop.  Have you ever danced/played the game squirrel on my pants?

Now, of course, we must not forget Perry!

We are currently preparing an Agent P party! It will be totally awesome. For this one, I will just give you a small hint because I bet some of the guests to this party are already reading this blog!

A HA! Gottcha!  Sorry, we just don’t want to ruin the surprise for you at Diego’s Bday.  Just a hint: we all get to be detectives! Each one chooses a letter so we will have Agent F, Agent C, Agent D and an unsuspected, unexpected and totally unaware guest will be a part of these curious investigators. Of course they will be wearing…

This beautiful Perry T-shirts!

CAKES?

Check out this cute ideas…

This first one was created by Simply Homemade Cakes

Assorted cookies and Perry the Platypus cake by cake central.

I want you to check out this wonderful idea by a very creative dad who took an episode in his own hands and built an inaction Perry, the toy who does nothing!  Here I post his own words to describe it…

Perry the Platypus Inaction Figure is a wooden toy that is modelled after Perry (Disney cartoon characters – Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus).
In the episode
Toy to the World, Phineas and Ferb design a toy “so stupidly simple, so basically bland, so idiotically uncomplicated, that it can do absolutely anything.”
For my son’s 6th birthday party we all made Inaction Figures, it was a lot of fun!!



To check out his step by step guide to make your own Perry Inaction Figure, go to…http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Perry-the-Platypus-Inaction-Figure/

Who doesn’t love this amazing characters capable of doing anything and willing to do everything to have fun. To be honest,  I can totally understand them, and fully relate to them!

For more Party Hosts, Decoration Ideas and Fun…

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Planning a World Cup Final Playoff Party

July 10, 2010

And its a Goooaaal!! or in Spanish, la mete y es un Goooooooooool!!!

For the past month the world has been focused on the 2010 World Cup Tournament in South Africa. It is a great opportunity for friends to gather together and watch the game. Besides the excitement of the game itself it has been fun to watch fans from all over the world supporting their favorite team and dressed up so creatively and fun!

South Africans welcomed football/soccer fans to their country to the first World Cup to be held on the continent and the sound of the vuvuzela horns has sure become a trademark of this 2010 event.  On Sunday , the final game is here and it will be played between Spain and the Netherlands.

No matter what team you will cheer for, this is a great time to have a fun with family, friends, and have a “World Cup Final Playoff Party” so here I post some ideas for you to prepare for Sunday!

Ask your friends to come dressed up ready to cheer, it is really fun to have guys from opposite teams!  Make a huge poster with rules against violence between both sides, make it funny and personalize it with the name of some of your guests.

For example,

“Ole – allowed, bull hats too,

Jose keep it up and do not boo!”

Fun Hats that cheer for Holland, for Spain you can have “torero fighter” , bull hats or fun red and yellow wigs like the ones shown above!

For decorations, print out flags of both teams and hang them around your home! Have a professional face painter  make creative and different works of art. Check out this spanish fan…

If you are planning to have this party at home, because you want it to be a family gathering, make sure you have activities for adults and children alike. It is a great opportunity to teach children  not only about the game but about where it is held also. Ask your friends to come in early and before the party starts, make some fun entertaining games for children and explain that this will be their time, and when the game begins, they can either watch or play with the games you have chosen. If the kids are aware of the rules, it is more likely  they will not interrupt.

Some activities for the children: have costumes, bandanas, whistles, vuvuzelas, hats and wigs so they can get dressed to cheer for their favorite team, (it doesn’t matter if they have already been disqualified), have different pictures of the countries participating and also explain about the traditions from South Africa, it is amazing how much they learn with play!

Lets talk Food! Finger food is perfect for this celebration. Have a variety of dips and food representing both sides. Spanish tapas and Hollandese hors d’oeuvres are a wonderful option. Hams and cheeses and mini servings of paella, chorizo (spanish sausage) and of course cold beer or wine. Put mini flags symbolizing where the food is from and do not forget to decorate the table. Take a look at this cute clog!

And for dessert, I want to share this great idea that was sent to me by my dear friend Jaime, who is already preparing for his celebration of the grand finale of the World Cup.  If you are familiarized with the soccer frenzy you have probably heard of Paul the octopus. This octopus has become a World Cup phenomenon after correctly predicting the winners of all six Germany’s matches. He predicts it by grabbing an oyster from a crystal box. He has picked an oyster from the box with the Spanish flag so he thinks they will beat the Netherlands in Sunday’s final in Johannesburg, South Africa. We shall see. But going back to the dessert… It is a ball of chocolate ice cream and the octopus is sculpted in fondant. No one will be mad at this Paul…he is toooo cute!

For more ideas to celebrate children or adults party check…

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Quinceañera photography Tips

June 21, 2010

I had to interview Pako and his wife, Janeth who have been taking beautiful wedding and quinceañera pictures and Video for many years, for this article, following are must read tips to consider for your sweet Sixteen or Quinceañera pictures.

I always tell parents, don’t cut out on the professional photographer please, and if necessary I do go “pleeeeeeeeaaaase!” It is really important to have great memories for this day.

We even had a Quinceañera party once that the theme went around the photograph session of her and her friends. We made them feel like divas with a whole Spa treatment!

Please read through our Best Tips:

  • Make sure you hire a professional photographer, and that you have empathy with him. This means you like their ideas and you get along with him or her. Your attitude toward the photographer will show up in the photos. Don’t automatically go for the cheapest photographer. Pick the photographer whose photos most impress you and who you can afford.
  • Discuss beforehand the type of pictures you want, Pako for example specializes in making a story book. From the moment you go to the salon up to the highlights of your party…

  • Before you commit to a photographer, look at his/her work. Is he creative enough? Do you like the final product?

  • Get your hair and makeup done by a professional.
  • Make a list of all the people you want photographed: family, friends, etc., and designate a family member to point these people out to the photographer.
  • Work out a timeline, from when you plan to arrive at the church to when you plan to end the reception, so that the quince runs on a schedule. If the ceremony gets off to a late start, pictures will often get skipped, and opportunities for good shots will be missed.

  • ENJOY!  Remember these images are the ones you most want to preserve during your quinceañera and show off to friends and family. Grasp every moment, this is a time to be relaxed and not stressed, be playful, strike a posse and have lots of fun!

For an event planner or photograph consultation…

www.hippojoy.com