Posts Tagged ‘sweet sixteen parties in orlando’

Fun Video Experience

June 16, 2010

Found this OK GO Video and wanted to share it with you! I personally love the 80’s beat, my era ha,ha,ha ….but further more, a super idea came to my head!  Of course I want to incorporate the idea from this type of video to our sweet sixteen or Quinceañera parties.

Imagine us editing a video of our teenager with his best friends doing some cute video, fun moves and all…  More and more we have teenagers rather not dancing or “performing” in front of the crowd but still want to create the awe and wow moment with them being portrayed on it for their guests.  I guess this would be an awesome way, we could even incorporate this to our disco/cocobongo or concert theme!

The fun we would have while making it is totally worth it. It could even be a cool Birthday Present from mom and dad!

I know for sure our Pako would be excellent doing this!

I love it! Give me your comments guys!

Anyone has done this, would like this or totally hate it? I wanna hear it!

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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!!!

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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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