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Quinceañera’s Princess Day

May 5, 2010

Remember this castle? Remember the feelings you experienced when you first saw it?

That huge sigh that come to children when they experience their Magical dream come true.

If ever since you were a little girl you have been dreaming of being a Princess for one day.  This might be the perfect theme for you.

Watch this video to see how many lights took to set up the Castle in the park……. A lot!!!!!

200,000 lights!!  Yes, that many lights!

This is what makes it so magical. If you are considering this theme for your Quinceañera, theatrical lighting is a must!  The light effects is what sets the mood to the party. You can add a very special effect with candles and a variety of  flowers on the Centerpieces or on hanging ornaments and arches. Soft fabrics and a tent effect will also give it a special touch.

We are not too fond of working with balloons for this theme, but if you absolutely love them, recreate arches and add Christmas-like net lights to create a more dramatic effect.

Recreate your entrance on a Magical Carriage or have one staged near the cake. You can also project your favorite childhood memories with your parents or friends and have this projection at a Stage Castle.

Your cake can be in the form of a Cinderella style Carriage or a castle.  You can also recreate your favorite scene from a Princess Movie like a magical garden with enchanted trees or a flower trapeze. Another favorite is a Far east castle with genies and magical carpets.

If you love the Princess idea, but have a more contemporary taste, have stars dancing around on the dance floor and concentrate on the Centerpieces for the wanted effect; this can be a combination of high candelabras or vases and low for some tables. The table cloth must have a dreamy cover with big decorated laces on the chairs.

Remember the color of your dress can also set the tone with the decor.

Music will also be important. Choose the tunes you want to be played by the band or DJ and give your planner the list so she can coordinate ahead of time. Mention your favorite flowers, colors and show her your dress choice.

Your party must entertain and be fun to your guests but most importantly, it will display your taste and personality and you must have fun before, while planning the details, during when you and your family and friends enjoy it and after, when you review the pictures.

Good photography and video is a must and it is better done by professionals.

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Sweet Sixteen Party Ideas

April 28, 2010

The traditional sweet sixteen or quinceanera parties have taken a huge turn!

If you are mom or dad you might be thinking about the traditional ball and your son or daughter might be thinking about a beach party. You may be already rehearsing the waltz in your head while he or she is thinking rave or no music. Or even worse, neither of you can make up your mind or have no idea whatsoever.

That is why it is a good idea to hire a planner to help you set your goals.

First things first. You will need to give them a budget to work with. This is very important because you set the base and limit of what you can have at the party. Also important is an approx. guest list and age range. If you have an idea of what you want, you can bring in pictures, videos an inspirational piece to the first consultation, but in case you have no clue of what you want, have a prior phone interview so the planner can help you figure out what you are about, likes and dislikes. Sometimes it just takes a little push in the right direction for a wonderful party. Some planners even have a form or RFP that will help you understand the direction that the party will take.

Here are some popular ideas for Sweet Sixteen Themes and some key points for each:

THE FORMAL BALL.

A formal Ball can also have many twists…

Do you want to be the princess of the night or make your guests feel like royalty? This is the theme for you.

A formal Ball can also have many twists…

Have the set up resemble an enchanted garden or a set on Paris, China or some exotic location. Or you might prefer a masquerade ball with a mardigrass carnival and all. Make sure that whatever the theme you need to let your guests know so they have the right attire.

Always remember that you should include music theme related and for all ages! Yes that also means some that mom or dad can dance to and enjoy!

MASQUERADE BALL

This is a cool version of a formal ball. Provide your guests with masquerade masks or ask them to create one themselves for your party, you may have a parade or carnival.  In the middle of the ball the unexpected may happen and your guests can be involved on solving a mystery disappearance…

RETRO

Would love to experience what it would have been like if you had been born in another era?

How about a Back to the Future at your party? Go to the fiftees, the 80’s, 70’s, 20’s the gangster era…

This is your special day, make it fun!

PROPS and appropriate lightning and music are a must for this themes. It is all about the details!

OSCAR NIGHT

Love movies and cinematography? Why not recreate an Oscar / award night with red carpet, trophies and papparazzis?

If you just want a few guests and family, you can have a karaoke night or enjoy one or two of your favorite movies. Make it special for them too by giving some awards at the climax of the party. Some idea categories are: best dressed, best hair, best smile, best dancer, best singer…

You can make a grand entrance arriving with a limo to the party, have posters made of your favorite movies and substitute their faces with your friends.

VAMPIRE OR GOTHIC NIGHT

If you are into goth , why not celebrate your party in a total different setting.

Invitations must set the mood for your guests so be creative!

How about sending your invitations on a mailable coffin box. Recreate a cemetery at your party with props and black roses for center pieces. Oh yes, Fog is a must!

AMAZING RACE, SCAVENGER HUNT

What about a scavenger hunt with Hummer limos driving you and your friends around, You have two or three teams with a team leader on each. They will be given identical lists with objects to collect doing assignments and riddles driving from point to point.

A WESTERN NIGHT

Yeeeeehahhh!!!

Who said no Cowboys at this party?

Bring in the horses and the mechanichal bull because we are ready to square dance our night out!

MY FAVORITE MOVIE OR TV SHOW

Resemble one of your favorite movies or TV Shows and have the set up for your party décor create the mood. Some popular movies, Alice in Wonderland, Moulin Rouge,  Old West movies, AVATAR, The Vampire Diaries. Anything is possible, remember this is  a night you and your friends will always remember.

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