Posts Tagged ‘happy birthdays’

Face Painting makes us happy!

May 20, 2010

Bring a face painter to your next party. You can even have a magical fairy or princess that can create small works of art on your guest’s faces.

When picking a face painter there are certain things you need to consider:

Are they used to working with your age group?

Are the products child friendly, use only face painters who use safe and hypoallergenic face paints.

Face painting has a long and illustrious history in state fairs, theme parks, summer camps, school spring fling. You’ll  find it very hard to have a child who has not had their face painted at some point in their young lives or who would turn away the opportunity.

It still amazes me how face painting never gets old and how endless the possibilities are for face painting designs. From butterflies, rock divas, peacocks, farm friends, leopards, flags, cats and dogs,  you can paint anything that comes to mind.

Check out some happy customers showing off theirs!

Let our creative nature take over our brushes at your next happy hippo joyus event!

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face painting at Belk

May 14, 2010

Belk recently had a community appreciation day event to thank all it’s customers. Check out this store, they have great savings all the time. We were at the juniors and children’s section. Kids enjoyed a complimentary face-painting while looking for their favorite  clothes, sportswear and cool stuff for this summer!

Check out their site for special coupons and discounts www.belk.com

Complimentary face painting, balloon twisting and Character hosts are a great way to attract kids into the store. We had a wonderful time.

To book face-painters, character hosts, Dj’s and more visit www.hippojoy.com

The Racy Racers and their game show

May 11, 2010

The Racy Racers are two character Hosts that Hippojoy has created to entertain at children event parties. They are also the Hosts of our Racing 4 Fun, Fundraising event for schools.

Check them out at a Birthday Party in this video

If your kid likes the movies:  Cars, Legos, Speed Racer or Herbie,  get ready to Chitty, chitty bang, bang…

These characters are the right entertainers to host your party if your group is active and enjoy challenging games. Their game show includes Lego tower building, the balloon kid giant, mummy challenge,  a combination of line dances and more fun games.

At School fundraisers they pump up the volume and energy, kid’s love their line dances and specially how they celebrate their accomplishments Nascar Style!

Call for a free consultation, let us help you at your next fun event!

www.hippojoy.com

Blue Spark in Osceola County

May 7, 2010

We were invited to participate on a Partners for Education family picnic. We shared great moments with the kids and their families at beautiful Chisholm PArk Trail in Saint Cloud, FL.

We got there early to put our tent and face painting in place and Blue Spark flew there  and was a great hit with children.

A line of kids waiting for face-painting!

Blue Spark was magical she played around and did face painting on some kids.  Butterfly masks were their favorite, we had a couple of dragons, snakes and spidermans too.

Thankyou Judy for having us at the Park. We had a terrific time and the kids did too!

Ideas for a Cool Sunny Pool Party

May 4, 2010

Summer is here it is time for Pool Parties!!!!

When Camila turned seven, her mother Jennifer thought a Pool Party would work great for her and her friends. According to the local weather channel, the day would be perfect and Sunny. Mmmmm… Sunny… Yes, Sunny!!!! Why not make this the theme of the party and so the theme for Camila’s Birthday was born: A Sunny Pool Party!

Fake Piña Coladas

Girls were greeted with fake Piña Coladas. Their glasses had the lime and the umbrella was a hit!!!

Choco Fruit
Chocobanana

She had a table serving a delicious assortment of frozen fruit dipped in chocolate  and their choice of toppings.  Some of the girls favorites: Strawberries, bananas, watermelon and grapes.

I don’t think there was ever a time that the station was not swarming with lovely guests!

Centerpiece decorations
Centerpiece decor 2

For the tables, Jennifer chose the Sunny yellow to go with the theme.

Centerpieces were sandals which paired with the beautiful flops the

girls prepared as a craft and got to take home!

The plates and cups were solid colors: Red, Green, Yellow, Blue.

Pool party theme

For decorations, huge beach balls, inflatable figures and

colorful garlands

Sunny piñata party theme

They had a blast ! Picking up candy!

A sandal Piñata!

In the picture, also a funny character who entertained the guests

while making sure everything was done on a safe environment.

Pool games, dancing, contests and crafts, it can’t get better than that!

Cake

The cake was so colorful and fun!

A Palm tree and a beach scene with crabs, starfish and a pool!

Close up of the cake and sign:

Feliz Cumpleaños Camila

Pool cake

Close up of the pool section.

One girl commented: That’s us having fun at Camila’s Bday!

Striking a pose

The girls striking a pose. In the back you can see the colorful decoration.

Make sure to have plenty of colorful noodles… they are fun!

and have a double safety purpose!

For more ideas, fun characters and more, call us or visit www.hippojoy.com

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.

For more ideas and Fun…

Visit www.hippojoy.com

FIVE TOP BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR GIRLS AGES 1-6

April 12, 2010

Looking for a fun  birthday party theme idea for little girls?

Here is the list of our Top five:

Princess Party

On the top of our list is of course, the princess theme. Ask your little girl, who is her favorite princess, you can have the theme of the party on that one princess or combined. Invite in all princesses and princes to come. Ask the girls to come dressed up as their favorite princess or have a company bring in dresses for your guests. Girls love to dress up in costumes, have a princess make over, make-up, nails.

You can also combine this princess party with Royal Tea.

Remember to create games that are age appropriate.

Add to your Princess theme, decorations and a character princess. If you do have a character come to your girl’s party, discuss before with her what she does with the girls. Hippojoy offers the opportunity of a princess talk one on one with the girls. Some topics of interest for mom: Sleeping time on time, good manners at the table, the beauty within every princess. Girls listen to another princess’s advice.

What to do with a few princes that must attend. Prepare king crowns and a couple of all inclusive games like pass the magic slipper or royal sword. (A variation of hot potato, when the music stops, whoever has the slipper or sword has to leave the game, the last one standing is the winner.

Fairy Party

Girls jump up and down with the magic of fairies. Have one magically appear at your next fairy party. Provide each girl with tutus, wands and costume made tiaras. Or prepare children a craft where they create their own. You can combine this fairy party with a magical garden tea. Serve a couple of sweet and salad treats and tea can consist on pink lemonade served on flowery tea pots.

Dance Party

Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap or Salsa?

If your girl is into dancing, why not create a fabulous dance class with a Real ballerina or dancer?  Girls will love to follow to the music, choreography and steps. At the end you can invite the parents to watch the show.

You can choose the dance of your preference or have a little of each style.

Diva, Fashion Show

Does your girl love to play with her Barbie or Bratz dolls and dress them up? Is she into fashion? Explore her inner Diva with a Diva/fashion show party. The highlight of this event is when she and her guests walk the runway. Have a character Diva Host Announce them like in a real fashion show!

Mom Tea Party and Scrapbooking

If your child is one to even pack for her baby doll and loves to carry her around in her carriage or stroller. Invite her friends to a my doll and me Tea Party.

Make sure you put in the invitations that baby dolls are welcome too. Have extra babies in case someone forget hers.

Create a table setting where the playing moms can look after their baby dolls. You can serve tea (pink lemonade) and cookies.

Tea Parties are excellent to chit chat. Invite a Character Host like Miss Rose who can teach the kids some table manners while she creates basic crafts like Scrapbooking with the girls.

To view more Character Hosts, check www.hippojoy.com

Happy Birthday Hippojoy Blog

March 24, 2010

We are celebrating!

Today is our blogs birth day.

On this blog we want to share with you fun ideas on how to celebrate your children’s birthdays, creative decoration and cakes, theme parties, friendly reunions and fundraising events that have worked for us.

What to and what not to do for different ages.

We will keep you posted on our different jobs and children’s reactions to our character hosts.

May our blog journey begin!

Lots of love,

Nancy and Roxana