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Saving Tips for a Sweet Sixteen or Quinceañera Party

June 13, 2010

Everybody is talking about the economy, it’s in the radio, on the news, everywhere…

But your son or daughter is hooked on the ipod choosing which songs are going to be played at his/her party.

Sweet sixteen and Quinceañera’s can cost a lot, here are some tips to get creative and cut on costs.

The first thing you need to do is create a budget and discuss it with your son or daughter.

To stay on a budget you must have a budget right?  It sounds silly but it still amazes me how many clients still come to us without a clear budget.

Following is a list of things you must think about while creating a budget and cutback tips for each.

Prepare to enjoy the best Sweet Sixteen or Quinceañera Party.

HEAD COUNT.

Hmmmm this is one of the most difficult decisions but it must be made. Who are you inviting and how many are they?

Cutback tip: Make up your mind early on and have all the interested parties: other half, birthday boy or girl be on agreement.

MUSIC

DJ’s  and live bands can be downright expensive!

Cutback tip: Use a DJ. Still too expensive? Ask a family member to volunteer as a DJ and use your ipod with speakers. Remember music will set the mood, you can choose ahead of time what to play while cutting down expenses.

THE RECEPTION HALL

Reception Halls can be expensive. It really depends on how many people you need to accommodate at the party. Make sure you have enough tables and chairs and that they fit perfectly in the space, you don’t want the place to look cramped.

Cutback tip:

You might also want to consider having the party at your house or at a dear friend’s place.

SWEET SIXTEEN/QUINCEAÑERA CAKE

For some people this is the best tradition and will not cut out on this part.

Cutback Tip: Have some close relative or friend bake you the cake or ask them if they can be the padrino/madrina and give you the cake as a gift for your quinceañera.

TRANSPORTATION/LIMO SERVICE

Cutback Tip: If you must have a limo, go with the standard stretch limo, the Hummer is a little more pricey. Get quotes and compare.

Another option is to have a transportation padrino/madrina. Ask a friend or family member with a nice SUV and have them transport you and your guests.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Unless you have a photographer in your family, do not designate this to any casual friends. Don’t get us wrong, family pictures are nice but a professional video and photographs are memories that will last forever. So our suggestion: Do not cut on this.

DECORATION

Decorations are time consuming and it is better to hire a professional than to do it  yourself.

Cutback Tip: Designate very creative friends to help out. The day of your child party, you want to be relaxed and not rushing so designated trust worthy friends are your best option if you can not pay for professionals.

We wish you the Best time ever for you and your teens at their Party!!!

For more ideas and a free consultation, contact us at:

www.hippojoy.com

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Sweet Sixteen ceiling decor

June 5, 2010

No more balloons please!!!!

Just kidding!, well maybe not so much. Often clients accuse me of not liking balloons, I love balloons but for certain occasions and done differently! I am totally against the same old arch at sweet sixteens though…

Look at this beautiful ceiling decoration created by CHS Productions.  It is a full service Event Planning and Decor Design Company specializing in all things Creative. CHS Creative Productions has been planning events, coordinating weddings and providing decor in Southern California since 1996. More of CHS work can be found at http://chscreativeproductions.blogspot.com

The client was using a large space and needed something over the dance floor to pop and to also cohesively bring the two sides of the room together, she opted for a ceiling swag with crystals.  This  matched the other decor wonderfully creating that WOW effect that I love!

For Sweet Sixteen, Quinceañeras and more in Central Florida, contact us at

www.hippojoy.com