Hello Kitty vs Ninja Turtles Party Mash Up

Planning a party for 2 celebrants can be challenging.  If those celebrants happen to be a boy and a girl with specific but totally different fave characters, it could pose a serious party problem for Mommy.

Little girl wants Hello Kitty.  Little boy wants Ninja Turtles.  Mom wants just one party.

How to pull it off? Here are some suggestions:

1.  Use one distinct feature of each theme to create the party palette.  It could be a color, a pattern, a symbol, etc.  It’s best if that feature is easy to execute and replicate. For this party, we chose bright pink dots for Hello Kitty, and the color green to represent the Ninja Turtles. These features were applied to different elements, especially the more visible ones–like the tables and the buffet backdrop.  We used plain green table cloth topped with pink polka dot runners on all the tables. Alternating strips of green fabric and pink polka dots covered the wall behind the buffet table. There were also paper lanterns in green and pink polka dots hanging in the ceiling.

2.  Mirror each theme in the same decor elements.  Paper lanterns were decorated as heads of Hello Kitty as well as the four Ninja Turtles.  The same treatment was done with the paper cups and loot bags.  This was a fun DIY party project that was simply done using ribbons, art paper and googly eyes.

3.  In contrast to the second suggestion above, have some elements that are executed just for one theme.  This way, there’s a little something different for each of the celebrant.  For this party, Hello Kitty centerpieces for the girls’ tables were create using pompoms, a definitely more feminine touch.  The Ninja Turtles centerpieces on the other hand were done with balloons.

Hello Kitty - Ninja Turltes Mash Up

Do you have other suggestions on how to do a smashing party theme mash up? We’d love to hear from you.

– Cheers!

Christine

Easter Egg Hunting In & Out of the Metro

Most Filipinos celebrate the Holy Week with various religious activities–Bisita Iglesia, Salubong, Processions.  But since there are a few work-free days within this week, many of us use this time to bond and travel with the family.

If you have young kids in tow, this means missing out on all the Easter Egg Hunts and other fun activities throughout the Metro. Click here for a list of things to do in the Metro. http://www.spot.ph/newsfeatures/50815/easter-feasts-and-events-in-manila-this-holy-week-uploading

Going out of town?  Here’s a good tip:  check ahead with your hotel what Easter activities they have in store for kids.  Or scour the net for kid-friendly events in your destination.

Better yet, why not create your own Easter Egg Hunt wherever you are? It’s so easy to do! Just pack a couple of pails, a few plastic eggs and lots of colorful candies and you can have an instant Easter Egg Hunt for your kiddos!

Hide the eggs behind pillows, under the bed, in between sofa cushions or even in plain view on top of a table just to start the ball rolling.  Whether you’re in a hotel room in Hong Kong, a cabin in Baguio or a hut in sunny Boracay, you can make your DIY Easter so much fun for your kids.

Egg shaped pails and bright colored plastic eggs

Want to make it extra special?  Add a toy that your little one’s been eyeing or a keepsake from where you are.  And put on bunny masks!  Your vacation pictures will be all the better for it.

Click here to have your Easter DIY party delivered to you instantly. http://festivity.com.ph/p/egg-shaped-pails-set-of-5/

Happy Easter!

– Cecille