Posts Tagged ‘birthday ideas for toddlers’

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…

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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….

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