Destination Disney!!!!!!!

Disney World is where dreams come true and and in this case where birthdays are celebrated!!!! You may have heard of destination weddings but what about destination parties?????? This spring I had the privilege to take my children to Disney World and it was  also my sons birthday. So we celebrated Disney style. If you are considering having a destination party there are a few things that you must know:
– Be up front with your guest… If you are paying for their accommodations then let them know that ..but if they have to pay their own way make it clear…. You don’t want people to wait to the last minute  and can’t afford to go.
– if you want your child to meet one of the characters then you must ..plan,plan,plan ahead!!!! Those slots fill up quickly …. So book in advance because you won’t be able to get in the day of.
– to celebrate in the park can be costly… So do something small in the park then continue the celebration at the hotel…I am all about getting the best deal for my dollar.. So shop the local stores because the beauty of Florida is that every store is filled with Disney Memorbila.
Here are some of the FREE birthday perks that Disney offer:
Inform Cast Members/Travel Agent when you book your reservation that it is a Birthday celebration and provide them with the name and age of the Birthday child.
Let your Resort know when you check-in. Sometimes they will do something special for your child ranging from autographed character pictures to balloons in your room. This does not always happen but we have heard of many instances where it has.
Visit ‘City Hall’ on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, ‘Guest Services’ in EPCOT, ‘Guest Services’ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and ‘Guest Services’ in the Animal Kingdom for a ‘”IT’S MY BIRTHDAY” button. This always generates special attention from the Cast Members in the Parks. Click Here to the other celebration buttons you can choose from.
Make sure your child has an ‘Autograph Book’ when they wear the button. They will receive special Birthday greetings from the Characters.
Tell the server about the Birthday at all meals on this day. They will bring a decorated cupcake to the table (sit down dining only) with a candle in it.
If you are staying at a ‘Disney Resort’, contact the front desk and request a special birthday phone call for your child from a Disney Character.
Purchase a passport in EPCOT to have stamped in each country around the ‘World Showcase’ and make sure the Cast Member’s who signs it know it’s your child’s Birthday. They will receive Birthday greetings in many different languages.
Elegant Events By Errika hopes that all your Birthdays be filled with. Love, laughter and MAGiC!!!!!!

Halloween …..for the kiddos

This Halloween as you are planning your Halloween activities don’t be a think for yourselfer…. Yes I know our parties are fun but the kids need some fun too! So with this theme steer away from demons and withces and goblins … but use the colors and funny pumpkins … we don’t want to scare the kids. there are so many ways to to make you kidtasic Halloween a success so here is a few ideas to get you started.

The Menu :
Mummy Hot dogs
Halloween Cake pops and Lolly Pops
Halloween Oreo’s ( that you can lay out to look like legs of a witch … see the Oreo adds for details )
Make jello molds w/ little critter crawlers
Make Brownie covered in marshmallows , candy corn and chocolate chips
 Candy Buffet  ( use your imitation)
Withces Brew ( Green Kool-aid )
Jack O’ Lantern Cake

The Decorations:
Mini Brooms ( glittery Ones from Target )
Different Size Cauldrons
Mini Pumpkins ( set up a create your own station this serves as three parts 1. decoration , 2. activity and 3. favor )
Pumpkin Balloons
apothecary Jars to hold ” experiments ” ( this candy be candy eyeballs ….. mini broomsticks ( pretzels w/ cookies at the end ) anything to set the theme

Check all of your favorite part planing or parenting sites for additional tips and recipes …..#living2plan
                                                 HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!!!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the U.S. You and the people in your community should come together to make a difference. Breast Cancer has affected most of us in some way shape or form. Breast Cancer runs in my family and that’s why I do monthly checks and if anything seems out of place I go get it checked out.  I am so Passionate about Breast Cancer and that’s why I am involved in a host of events throughout the month of October so that I can help in find the cure so that ….a mother can see her daughter get married or that a grandmother can see her grandchildren be born or that a aunt can be there to give advice or so that a sister can still be a best friend or so that a friend can always have your back. The Breast
Cancer awareness Foundation runs may different events through a unique month-long campaign so come on ladies lets be passionately pink.
 Elegant Events By Errika …. Is getting involved so that we can save the ……..
Let’s join together to raise awareness and take a step forward in conquering this disease. So how will you raise awareness …Here are few ideas that you can use as fundraisers !!!!!
 *   Sip For The Cure ( classy wine tasting )
 *   Bowling For The Cure
 *    Race For The Cure ( walk or run )
 *   Black Tie Gala

Those are just a few but check out the Cancer Foundation Website for local or national events !
# living2plan ….#Strengthhopefaith

Vegas Baby

Vegas BABY!!!!!!!!
This theme is by far the best theme …. this can be for a birthday , bachelorette party or a girls night out. The best part of this theme is that you dont have to go to VEGAS! You can have Vegas like things at your event to make it look and feel like you are there. In this picture we have chocolate covered strawberries drizzled with hot pink choclate, then we have the mini (delicious ) donuts on card sticks. This theme is so fun and it dosent take much to bring it to life. Another thing that you might want to add is a party bus…. the bus is used to transport you and your guest to your final destination . some buses even have a POLE :)…. if you choose to use this theme be sure that you let your guest know that
“What Happens Here Stays Here” # living2plan

Baby Shower

Excuse me …..can you please tell me how I can get to sesame st ? As a kid I loved watching sesame st…cookie monster was my absolute FAV!!!!! So when I was asked to assist in planning a baby shower for my nieces son I was so excited!!!! After her mother was done with the design the food and the decorations…she had literally transformed the venue into sesame st. The best part of planing a baby shower is that you can do anything you want. It can be as simple a women’s tea or as big as creating well sesame st….some of the things you must remember while planing a shower is that:
You must have some fun… This may the last hooray for the mommie to be before baby comes!
You must inform your guest what type of shower this will be typically a shower is used for a first time mom but a ” sprinkle ” ( smaller scale shower ) is used for a mom who may or may not kids that are close in age . Some people figure that once you have a baby you should be set for the ones to come.
Create  a registry!!!! People don’t know what your thinking unless you tell them .. So prepare a list of items that you need and want so that you can actually relax before the baby is born and not shopping til you drop.
 And a little advice for the mom to be who is so anxious to see her baby ” be calm and relax because this is the only time that you can assist God in a miracle “
Happy Planning #living2 plan

Are you ready for some Football??????

Are you ready for some football?????? Well its that time again for your boyfriend/or husband to sit in front of the TV for hours watching the game ,eating  snacks, and drinking a nice cold one!!!! When my husband told me that he wanted to have a super bowl party I must admit that i was a bit stumped …. I wasnt really sure where I Should begin. Should I cook should I get this get together catered. So then it hit me…K.I.S.S. I had to remember that I wasn’t entertaining my girlfriends, or the ladies from my church or hosting a formal event for one of my clients… So I  decided to keep it simple. If you are hosting a Super Bowl party here are a few things that you will need to score a “touch down ” with the fellas:
1. Chip and dip ( tip : find some football shaped chip and dip trays to so it serves to purposes .. 1) t hold the snack and 2)  to add to the decor )
2. Plenty of beverages 
3. Foot ball cake
4. Foot ball decor ( ie. football ( use this as your centerpiece ) , helemet, foot ball table cloth) , team gear ..if you are reping a certain team get some cups , plates , balloons to show your team pride !!!
5. Bar style food need to pull out that roast you have been saving … Get some appetizer style food believe me they will appreciate it more.
It doesn’t take much to please the men ..just remember as you make your list..that you must keep it simple sweetheart 🙂
And after the table is set and the beer is chilled… Grab your self a seat and sit back and enjoy some good ole American Football !!!

American Next Top Model Birthday Party

American Next Top Model Birthday Party

This Theme is full of glam ,beauty ,and a whole lot of fashion!!!!! When My niece was turning ten we pulled out all the stops to make her day one to remember! This theme is not about who is better or who is the favorite but it is about fun and a whole lot of glam! If you are thinking of throwing your little girl an top model party here are a few things that must do first :
1. Hire a professional photographer… Create a real photo shoot… Have the girls bring a few different outfits.
2. Have fashion show….have the girls wear an outfit in that theme
3. Create trya mail to tell them what’s next…..( find a bunch of pictures of the show or our fashionable things and write little notes to the girls.
4. Get t shirts made with the logo on the front and their name on the back
5. Make it fun….make sure e Rey girl knows that she is smart…beautiful…and important!