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  • World Cup Watch Party

    GOOAAL!!! Soccer fever is spreading across the globe, and all of us at My Buena Vida are excited too! While the whole world is waiting eagerly for the moment when the 2018 FIFA World Cup gets officially declared open, we are planning our official My Buena Vida watch party! Luckiest are the ones who get a chance to witness the live electrifying match at the stadium. And for the rest of us, lets not miss on the fun and celebrate the FIFA World cup party with friends and family cheering our favorite team and the favorite star.

    Elements to track down for this grand occasion, include:

    Complete List of Supplies Needed for the Ultimate World Cup Watch Party:



      My Buena Vida Party Favors:

      Never let your guests leave empty handed! Gift them soccer team themed bracelets as a mark of remembrance. My Buena Vida will build a soccer field for children in schools that are severely underfunded in the country that sells the most World Cup products in 2018.




    • DIY World Cup Party Must Have Cooler

      We have come up with a COOL DIY… I mean, a cooler DIY that you can build for your World Cup watch party. There never seems to be enough ice at a party, but this easy DIY cooler is sure to help keep drinks or other treats cool all night long!

      Complete List of Supplies Needed for the DIY Referee Cooler:

        Create the Perfect Instagram Worthy Party Cooler:

      1. On the handles of the cooler, cut the yellow card paper into a long rectangle so that when you fold it over and tape the sides together it looks like a yellow card. If you have yellow duct tape, cut a 6-inch strip and fold it in half, taping it to the handle of the cooler.
      2. Do the same on the other handle of the cooler with the red duct tape or the red card paper.
      3. Using the white duct tape, place the tape under the top rim of the cooler (make sure you start with a straight edge on the tape) and have the white tape go vertically down until you have reached the bottom of the cooler. Redo this step until you have covered the whole cooler. Make sure to leave a strip of the black cooler to peak out from the white duct tape to give the cooler the “referee shirt look”.
      4. Fill it up with ice and your favorite beverages to enjoy during halftime!

    • World Cup must have decorations

      The World Cup is here, and to celebrate, we’ve put together a very easy DIY World Cup party! This party provides plenty of winning inspiration. From the table decor, backdrop, dessert tops, and tags all have been planned and made in accordance with the theme to let you all drool over it. Score!


      Complete List of Supplies Needed for the DIY Hula Hoop Balloon Wreath:


      Steps to Create the Perfect Instagram Worthy Background:

      1. Use the White Duct Tape to wrap around the Hula Hoop until it is completely covered. The theme of this Hula Hoop Wreath is of the World Cup Soccer Ball so the colors we will be using will be White, Black, and Silver.
      2. Blow up the balloons (do NOT use helium) in different sizes. For each color we blew the balloons into approx. 5 Large, 5 Medium, and 5 Small balloon sizes.
      3. Tie the large and medium balloons together using the string and tie them around the hula hoop on each side.
      4. Use the Clear Mounting Squares to tape the small balloons into places that create a nice contrast.
      5. Blow up the Letter Balloons (do NOT use helium) using the straw provided for you in the packaging. Once they are closed, we taped the excess material to the back of the balloons.
      6. Using the mounting squares, tape the letter balloons in place to read “GOAL!”.
      7. Hang up and enjoy with your friends and family the best photo-worthy wall decoration to celebrate your team’s goal over rivalry countries!
    • MBV first Year of work

      We’ve had a great first year as a company and want to thank you for giving back and helping the causes we have aligned with! In February, your donations helped the Turtle Island Restoration Network to protect hundreds of baby sea turtle nests and gave thousands of the little ones a better chance at life before their long journey across the open ocean. It could be many years before they return to the same beach they hatched on.

      Last year in March and April, we partnered with the University of Miami’s Rescue a Reef organization to create the Buena Vida coral reef. The young nursery-reared corals we planted with their scientists survived the hurricane season and are showing healthy growth! A portion of those month’s donations also went to aiding the efforts of those looking to save the Great Barrier Reef.

      We devoted the month of May to The Rainforest Alliance’s Catalyst Fund, dedicated to advancing the training, educating, and outreach around global conservation programs. Deforestation is one of many major environmental issues that affect the health of our planet and the livelihood of those who inhabit it.

      In June, we turned our attention toward some of the problems hurting the whale populations. The donation went to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization which works to prevent whales becoming entangled in fishing lines. We also had the very rare opportunity to film the sperm whale in its natural environment off the coast of the island nation of Dominica!

      We love sharks so much that we didn’t want to limit shark week to just a week, we had a shark month! In July, we worked with Beneath the Waves to support ongoing research on pelagic sharks to understand the risk they face at high seas. The data gained will help inform policies for overfished shark populations in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

      We were very proud to partner with American Humane in August for their dedication to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals. We also went to the Turks & Caicos to film the efforts of Pot Cake Place K-9 Rescue in caring for abandoned and neglected islander puppies.

      With all of the devastation from the hurricanes this past year, including some of the places that we had just recently visited, we dedicated the September and October subscription donations to the hurricane aftermath relief efforts. Your donations helped us send planes with food, water, clothing, medical supplies, and other relief supplies go to people in desperate need on the devastated island nation of Dominica. Further donations also went to helping support the ongoing efforts of the Unite BVI organization aiming to restore the devastated islands.

      My Buena Vida is dedicated to helping support and educate people about the issues facing animal and environmental conservation. It is thanks to you, theBuena Vida Family, that we were able to continue our efforts. Your support and enthusiasm has helped influence all of these efforts and we are very excited and proud to keep growing the family and making an even greater impact!


      With love,

      The Buena Vida Team

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