Shark Week – Free printable Banner

It wouldn’t be a festive Shark Week without having a mini party or at the very least some fun Shark Week decorations.  Last year we shared with you this fun BEWARE banner printable.  This year we thought we would share this mini Shark bite “Shark Week” banner for you to add to your collection.  We hope you enjoy it!

Please remember my copyright and usage clause.  You may use any of my free printable for personal use only.  You may not resale them in any way, sort or fashion – whether digital or physical.  You may also not use any piece or portion of the art in any new way or part of any other digital design or collaboration.  The art may not be tampered with and must stay in it’s original form.  Please also remember to credit and refer others back to us when you use these pieces – especially when posting online or on any social media.  We appreciate your respecting our policies on this.  Thank you!

Just click on the link below for a pdf version of the file.

 

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Shark Week 2017 Day 2

Shark Week 2017 Day 2

Today we started our Shark Week activities by making these cute Shark Cootie Catchers from over at Easy Peasy and Fun.

 

The girls had a fun time crafting them. But more enjoyable was when they were done, they used them as puppets, singing different versions of “Baby Shark”.

 
  

We ended up not getting to our other craft for the day – which was this cute shark tube figure from Hello Wonderful.

 

Shark tube craft

(Picture is from Hello Wonderful.  This is not my picture.)

 

This site shows the tutorial for this craft.  I have provided (below) some printout in case you might not have these colored supplies on had.  Just print and craft you own.  These won’t be exact to his tutorial.  But will be close enough to figure out.

Shark tube figure 1Trim out the blue tail fin box and fold in half on the tailfin line.  Then trim out the tail fin shape.  Glue together the flaps and you have a two sided colored fin.  Do the same thing for the top fin as well.

Shark tube figure 2

Cut this cone out and shape into a cone that is just slightly wider (at the open cone end) than the width of your tube of your shark body.  Then push this piece through the body tube and pull out the other side just enough for it to act as a tail.  Do not pull the piece all the way through the body.

Next up  – later in the day – we made our afternoon snack to eat while watching our Shark video for the day

Shark Teeth Chow

We used this recipe from Show Me the Yummy except we added in a couple of chunks off a vanilla almond bark bar and added plenty of powdered sugar to cover the extra.  We melted the almond bark and the peanut butter together and our chocolate separate.  Then we added them in one at a time and then mixed it all up.

First we put a whole bag of Bugles in our large bowl.

We melted the chocolate, mixed it until smooth and also poured that over the bugles.

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Then we melted the peanut butter and the almond bark together, mixed it until smooth, and also poured it over the bugles.

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Then with a spatula, we mixed the coatings and the bugles gently until all of the bugles were coated really well.

  

Then we started to add in the powdered sugar.  We added about a half cup at a time and mixed, then added more and then mixed.  We just kept adding and mixing until all of our pieces were very well coated and dry looking and white appearing.  And just like the recipe link said, it will have extra powder at the bottom of the bowl doing it this way.  Just scoop out your snack into a large (or a couple large) ziplock bags and discard the extra powder.  We ended up using about 3/4 of our bag of powdered sugar.  But we did have to toss some of it out after bagging as well.

  

We spooned some up in these cute little blue ice cream bowls (from Dollar Tree).  These are perfect little bowls to keep around for dishing up snacks at snack time.  They help me portion control what the kids are actual having rather than just letting them use bigger bowls to dish up their own snacks.

This snack is a little sugary and way sweet.  The kids didn’t even finish their little bowls in one setting but ate them over the course of the afternoon and even evening as their dessert after dinner.

While enjoying our afternoon snack, we first worked on this fun and informative crossword puzzle from Kids Zone.  We didn’t know offhand what most were.  So we looked up the answers.  This still gave us information to discuss.  Plus we were often able to see a picture of the shark this way – which was a fun and beneficial side to this activity.  After we finished up this activity, we looked up Wild Krats “Stuck on Sharks” on YouTube and watched that episode.  That also was quite informative and was done in such a way that my 7 year old was able to remember several of the details and the information.

Yesterday, we also shared this adorable mini “Shark Week” Banner.  This is a FREE printable for your free use – with abiding by my copyright and usage clause.  Go check it out and download it today!

 

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Shark Week 2017 Day 1

Shark week calendar 2017

Well it is Shark Week 2017 and here at WWEDP we have decided to make the whole week of it!

Above is our schedule we have tentatively posted.  We are doing these activities each day and then will post the pictures and (if any) tutorials or links to other sites tutorials on here the next day.  You can follow our day on the day by following us on Instagram @waterwalkerevents or on our Facebook page.

Yesterday was Day 1 (Monday) and so I am posting yesterday’s activities.  And so it will follow each day – posting from the previous day.

Yesterday we started our activities with making Shark Bite tshirts.  For this activity, we gathered up old tshirts.  I had considered purchasing some new tanks, but never found the time and also decided that using old shirts would work just as well for this activity!

The kids all made their own shirts.  They chose which side they wanted to take their “bite” from.  They laid their shirts out flat and then cut a semi circle off the edge of their shirt.  They then cut triangle shapes out so as to give the “teeth mark” pattern on the bite.  Afterwards they posed for some fun pics!

For our next activity, the kids made these adorable Shark Bookmarks:

These were inspired by another blogger’s super cute bookmarks from

https://heyletsmakestuff.com/shark-week-corner-book-mark

Our print is different and so is the fold. But her print is super cute too and she offers hers as a download as well!  If you want to download our bookmarks, here is the jpeg.  Just right click on the image and then save to your hard drive.  Please note that these are for personal use only.  My copyright use allows them for FREE personal use only.  Do not resale this piece in any form, digital or physical.  And do not use any piece of it in any other way than seen here.  If you choose to use my artwork and post online or in any public forum or social media, please credit back to us for the usage.

Shark Bookmark

We also made some shark fins to wear.  Below is a tutorial and a download – in case you do not have gray paper on hand.  This tutorial was prepped and helped design by @themadcat_her (on Instagram).  These were inspired by different pins we saw on Pinterest.  I am unsure who made the first one – so I don’t have an original to credit.  But this is our version we came up with from what we gathered from what we saw.

Shark Fin pic tutorial.

 

Shark fin tutorial 1

– Gather a piece of gray cardstock (or print the gray picture we have included below)

– Fold cardstock paper in half (fold printed paper in half once you have trimmed off all the white edges – making sure you fold where the fin is all on the front page).

– If you are using a gray cardstock – draw your fin shape (as shown). If using our print, the fin shape should already be there for you.

 

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– Trim out fin shape through both pieces.

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– Open up fins and place a row of hot glue (or regular glue which will take longer to dry) about 1″ up from crease (see photo).

– Then fold back in half and allow glue to dry.

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– Once glue is dry, cut along the crease and then fold each flap back to make a tab.

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– Then go back and apply glue to the top insides of your fin to secure the two fin sides together.

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– We then used a mini clothespin and clipped the fins to the tops of our shirts.

 

Shark fin print

Print this out at full size on a colored print.  Trim off excess white edge that doesn’t print.  Fold paper in half – making sure not to fold fin over on the other half.  Trim out fin shape and fold the other directions above.

 

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During dinner, we had family conversation about Sharks.  I read this page from Easy Science for Kids.  And then I took turns asking everyone the questions at the bottom of the page. It was interesting and we are looking forward to more Shark Facts later in the week.

After dinner, we made Shark Bait popcorn.  Our recipe was inspired by

The Love Nerds recipe

only we added some drizzle and some gummy sharks to our version.

Here is how we prepared our

SHARK BAIT POPCORN

First we gathered our ingredients and prepped them.  We gathered all of our “ocean” themed sprinkles (blue sprinkles of different colors, blue round large non-perils, and some gold fish crackers (for salt and crunch).  We also melted two different colored candy melts to add as drizzle over our popcorn to give it some of that sweet to the salty.

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Next we popped 3 bags of microwave popcorn and spread it out on our parchment covered island.  We sorted out any unpopped kernels from the mix.

Then we started our layers.  First we added and mixed in the goldfish crackers.  Then we drizzled both colors of drizzle all over the popcorn.  The kids then each took turns sprinkling on all sorts of sprinkles all over the mix.  We added on our gummy sharks.  And then we let it set and let the drizzle harden while we all went for a dip in our pool and decided to be sharks.

After our swim we enjoyed some of this fun snack while we watched “The Reef” on Netflix.  It was a great end to our fun day!

 

Follow along with our day over at Water Walker Events Facebook Page!

 

Free Easter Banner Printables!

Good Friday Everyone on this GOOD FRIDAY!

Easter means so many things to so many people.  To me, it means when I was given the greatest gift that I have ever been given….life.

On that day so long ago Jesus Christ gave up his life so that I may live.  And not just live, but live eternally with God, my father and my friend.  It was a few Easters ago when something my Pastor said really resonated with me.  The worst suffering Jesus took on wasn’t the physical pain he was bearing (though that was enough in itself), but the agonizing affect that separation from God took on him.  Most of us have never had to feel complete and separation from God. For some reason, that hit home to me.  That was the true death and suffering… Jesus not having God.  God turning his back on him.  Even in the worst of my times and when I think God is not there, He really is.  I have never truly felt complete separation.  Honestly, I am really glad I haven’t.  It was enough to finish Jesus off – it was the completion of His ultimate suffering.  So today, I give utmost thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for saving me from an eternity of separation from not only my Creator, but for also being the one who buffers my soul – my healer, my deliverer, my friend.

I know that this is not a usual post for me.  But it is reflective of all that I do and create.  Jesus Christ is the real reason for celebration.  This holiday – ABOVE ALL HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS – is the real and true reason for celebration.  We are saved.

Ephesians 2:1-10

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

Today I have a gift for you as well – this lovely printable below.  It is nothing compared to the true gift we have been given on Easter.  But I hope that it brings a little sunshine and just the tiniest glimpse of happiness to you today!!

 

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Shawna

WWEDP

 

To download these files, simply click on the image to pull it up to full screen.  Then right click the full screen image and click save file image to your hard drive.

Also, please note the following:

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is :

Copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.

You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

 

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Batman Inspired Teen Birthday Party

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This party was for a fun fifteen year old girl – who still loves super heroes!  The party was designed and styled by Water Walker Events along with designing many of the paper graphics used in the party.  The party was based off inspired Batman characters – with original art designed.

The party was held at a local pizza joint for a luncheon – right before heading off to a movie.  The sweets table featured a black backdrop draped with a bat cape inspired name banner and yellow tassels. 

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Each side of the table sported a tall cityscape treat tower – which held all our cupcakes wrapped in their custom designed character inspired wraps and toppers. 

These inspired characters toppers were made to reflect the characters of Batman, Robin, Cat Woman, Bat Girl, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, The Joker, Two Faced, Scarecrow, The Riddler, Penguin and Harley Quinn. 

The center of the table held a home made cake that was drizzled with chocolate and topped with heaping handfuls of delicious Sweets Indeed’s Candyfetti!  The front was decorated with chocolate bars – yellow chocolate painted to look like lit up skyscrapers.  The cake was topped with one of our batman head inspired graphics.

To the left side of the cake was a jar full of “poison ivy” skewers – made of green apple sour strips and topped with one of our “poison ivy” graphics. 

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On either side of the cake were displayed Rice Krispie treats that were half dipped in white and dark chocolate – to represent Two Face – and were topped with some of our custom designed Two Face inspired toppers.

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Also on the left side of the cake were our batman inspired plastic treat containers that held layered yellow and black chocolate candies.  These were topped with our inspired Batman mask graphics and Batman cape inspired backers.

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To the front on each side of the cake, were some batman signal inspired cookies made by a local cookie artist – Cookies by Mandy, Mandy Horner

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We also served some of Water Walker Event’s oreo truffles – in front of our cake. 

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And dipped and drizzled pretzels were also made by Water Walker Events.

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In front of our pretzels, were custom designed treat boxes that held matching colored (black and yellow) caramel balls from Oriental Trading Company.  These boxes were designed by Water Walker Events and are available in our online Etsy Shop as a download to craft yourself. The boxes also match our popcorn boxes designed also to look like cityscapes.

To the far left and the far right of the fronts of the table, there were jars of Penguins Minions – yummy peach flavored gummy penguins (these were so good and were found on Amazon!). 

The very front middle of our sweets table displayed mini chocolate bars wrapped in some of our personalized batman signal inspired mini choco wrappers. 

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A beautiful hand crafted paper fan banner with batman signal inspired graphics graced the front of our table. 

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And each  side of the table (on the ground) were placed round paper lanterns in glittered black and bright yellow.  Batman also  stood on guard next to our treat table.

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The eating tables were strung with black and yellow tissue garland from OrientalTrading.com along with handmade yellow and black paper fans and tissue tassels and yellow tissue fans from oriental trading.

   We also tied several bouquets of yellow and black balloons down the middle of the tables.  The bunches were strung with mini handmade tissue tassels of black and yellow. 

Each place setting held a stacked black and yellow plate with the inspired battle signal graphic.  We also took plain black cups and placed the inspired bat signal logo.  Each cup held a yellow striped straw with a bat topper. 

Each setting also had a water bottle wrapped in our custom design batman chest inspired wrappers and topped with a batman head inspired topper and draped in one of our handcut felt batman cape inspired backers.  These capes were great as they doubled as a party favor to take home – to use on future bottles or for our younger guests, to act as a cape for dolls. 

Also at each place was one of our custom designed party treat boxes.  These were also inspired from the characters as well.  These boxes were all taken and designed after the characters of Batman, Robin, Cat Woman, Bat Girl, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, The Joker, Two Faced, Scarecrow, The Riddler, Penguin and Harley Quinn.

 

Paper Graphics and Party Styling:  Water Walker Events (WWEDP)

Photography by Megan’s Many Memories

Batman signal inspired cookies by Cookies by Mandy

Sour Strip skewers:  WWEDP – sour strips from Amazon – toppers by WWEDP

Cupcake wrappers and toppers:  WWEDP

Tower treat holders:  Orientaltrading.com

Plastic Chocoloate treat holders:  Plastic holders from orientaltrading.com, graphics by WWEDP

Truffles, Cake, Cake Topper, Pretzels, RKT & toppers:  WWEDP

Gummy Peach Penguins:  Amazon

Caramel/gumball boxes:  WWEDP

Paper lanterns, tissue garland, tissue fans:  orientaltrading.com

 

Little Man Party Supply – Client Photos

I LOVE sharing clients photos of my shop’s printables and party supplies.

So when this client shared photos of her little man’s little man bash – I had to share.

This client contacted me about purchasing printed supplies that she could put together and apply and set up herself.

She did a great job and I really enjoyed seeing how she pieced it all together.

If you are interested in having me share your photos of our party prints or supplies you have put into action, just email me your photos along with written permission to use them and I will see about working them into a feature!!

   
Bow tie food tags for bow tie pasta.

 
Bow tie food tags for “man”wiches.

   
Name Banner Ties.

 
Bottle wrap ties & bow ties.

 
Mister “Tea” tie tag.  LeMANade tag.
 
Personalized bow ties & mustache confetti.

  

Team Go Party!

Pokemon Go – Team Go Party

Photography by the Amazing Megan from Megan’s Many Memories.

Vendor Details:

Party Printables and Décor:  Water Walker Events

Candyfetti:  Sweets Indeed

Pikachu and Pokeball Chocolate Covered Oreos – Sparklesbaby

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This party featured and was centered around each of the three Pokémon Go Teams and their logos and colors.

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This party was a simple and fun approach to a theme my son picked out. I am a firm believer in letting the child pick the theme of their party.  It is their special day and the whole point of the celebration is about theme.  So their party should only be reflective of that.  However, there are just some themes, let’s face it, that are harder than others, oftentimes because we as planners, don’t know much about them.  My children have always enjoyed Pokémon.  In fact, my son had already had a Pokémon party several years ago with the standard old school characters, games, etc.  But they have really enjoyed this new take on the original.  They love the scavenger hunt feel to the game.  It’s like a weird animal treasure hunt.  My sister even loves the game!  So when she suggested that Aidan (or herself, ha-ha) have a Pokémon Go party, my son LOVED the idea.  But figuring out how to keep the game aspect a part of the party was a little tricky.  We wanted to incorporate the actual game into the party and because we live in a rural area, we opted to host the dinner/sweets portion out at a restaurant.  Our local Pizza Hut was AMAZING to work with us!  I almost think (and jokingly said) that every party will now be held there (maybe I’m not joking that much!).  It was so nice not to have to scramble to get the party AND the house ready.  They allowed us to use their whole back area, let us come early to decorate, and let us stay there most of the night – all while taking care of our drink and pizza needs!  And their prices were incredibly reasonable!  Seriously, we will probably go there again.

We sent out invites letting everyone know to meet at the restaurant at a certain time (sharp!). Once everyone was there, we collected their points that they already had on their devices.  Then we gave everyone one hour to go and “collect” as many points as they could.  The 2 person team who had the most points gathered while gone was the winner.  However, again, since I personally don’t know anything about the game, and my kids are just now getting to know it themselves, there were tricky ways of gaining extra points along the way that other players had.  Smart strategizing on player’s parts ahead of time!!  So do your research before playing to try to make it as even a playing field as possible.  But also consider this – those who do their research AHEAD of time for something show wisdom!!  You could ENCOURAGE that in your guests (giving them hints that there are ways of getting an edge if they put themselves to it!).

We made each of the child guests a t-shirt of their current Pokémon Go Team. Since we didn’t have enough players of each of the different team, we just made two man teams.  Each guest was required to have their own parent driver and device with Pokémon Go already downloaded and ready to play.  We did have a few guests who did not have devices – so we did pair those with some of our guests who had one so that everyone had a chance to play (they took turns “catching).

Because I knew we would be limited on setup time (I had the hour they were gone), I kept this party setup a little more simple.  Plus, my boy doesn’t care quite as much about all the details, extras, and “fluff” that some of the bigger setups can have.  He just loves a good sweets table and some fun favors!

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For our sweets table, I decided I would try to make a cake for him this year. I had seen some drip cakes with LOADS of candy and sweets piled on top and thought that would be a really fun addition.  And it was – until I left the cake in too hot a spot and it melted slightly and part of the back of the cake slid off into the bottom of the container!  Fun times!  But with a little “coaxing” and lots of icing glue, I was able to secure most of it back on and just throw gobs more candy over the top of it.  Plus, it helped that the slide was in the back of the cake so it made it a little less obvious (even if the cake still was a little crooked and we also had to put it in the freezer to help it set and stay – giving it a bit of a “wet” look).  In the end it was still adorable and the kids thought it was pretty cool with all of the candy loaded on top! Candyfetti from at Sweets Indeed was one of my favorite topping additions we put on the cake!  We also had purchased some cookies from Sparklesbaby and I used a couple of those to top the cake as well.  I made some large cracked chocolate slabs with Candyfetti sprinkled throughout by smearing black chocolate candy melts on waxed paper and then sprinkling the Candyfetti over it and placing it in the freezer to cool and harden.  I also bought a package of sour jelly beans and picked out our Team Go colors of the party and placed those around and on the cake – pulling in some of the color schemes of the party.  I also placed some of our sour lolly’s atop the cake, along with some of the red and white ring gummy candies we had (that I think look similar to a poke ball).

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There were several other yummy items on our sweets table as well. We ordered some adorable poke ball donuts from our local Krispy Kreme.  These were a special order item that our local Krispy Kreme had made up just themselves.  They were delicious!  (I loved donuts – especially Krispy Kreme!).

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There were also the fabulous chocolate covered Oreos that Sparklesbaby had made for us! We ordered some of the Pikachu Oreos and she was so sweet and threw in a few of her Poke ball Oreos as well!  These were a definite hit with the kids.  I displayed these atop a platter sprinkled with Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed.

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I made some chocolate covered rice krispy treats in our 3 different team colors. I also sprinkled these with some of our Candyfetti.  I LOVE Candyfetti.  And I love how putting Candyfetti on several of our treats ties the sweet table together!  I usually will just buy a box of pre-made krispy treats to dip and sprinkle for my parties.  Even though making krispy treats can be fairly simple, it is one less thing that I have to worry about making (and making a mess with), and I am all about hitting the easy button where I can.  Each krispy treats was topped with one of my Team Go mini party flag toppers.

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I have seen several candy shops featuring sour candy lolly’s. And I have always wanted to try them!  So I picked up a couple bags of the sour strip candy off of Amazon to make my own.  Mine weren’t as cleanly rolled as some I have seen.  I think with practice I could definitely get the hang of it though!  Plus, I could tell that it also depended on the quality of your sour strip.  The blue strips were a lot easier to work with – though they were the same brand.  They tended to be less wrinkled, had mostly full strips to work with, and didn’t fall apart.  The others were yellow and red striped and just didn’t want to hold together quite as well as the blue.  However, they still worked, still looked almost as fun, and they were completely as enjoyed as the others!  Those our lolly’s were probably the hit of the party!  I will certainly be making those again!!

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I placed our sour lolly’s in 3 different candy bouquet displays on the table. I filled small round glass bowls in candies representing our 3 team colors in layers.  And then just placed the lolly’s in for a fun finished look!

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Our sweets table also featured cupcakes in our team colors. I made cupcake wraps with our different team logos placed on the front.  And for the toppers, I made the Poke ball pinpoint symbol from the game and personalized it.  I loved how these turned out!

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For the backdrop, I simply covered one of my small backdrop board with a black plastic table cloth. Then I made and printed out large prints of each of the three team logos and placed those across the backer.  I strung a name banner that I had made from the Poke ball pinner symbol.  This was a simple, easy, yet striking look for our sweets table background.

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The table was covered in a simple black pin tuck tablecloth. And we draped my Team Go Birthday Banner across the front along with some handmade crepe paper tassels.  I loved this look!

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On each side of the table, we placed a bouquet of balloons. We ordered two Pikachu balloons off of Amazon and then had them, and some of each of our team colors blown up at Wal-Mart.  We placed one of each color balloon with each bouquet, and placed the other single colored balloons across our kids eating table.

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The guests eating table was covered in a couple black cloths. We placed a plain black round plate (for pizza) and topped that with some mini dessert plates that we had stickered with each of our team logos.  We scattered the table with different colors of the dessert plates to incorporate the 3 team colors throughout the table.  Each guest also had a black cup stickered with different colored team logos, and also had a water bottle that featured wraps with all three logos.  Each place setting also had a team shirt box with different team logos.  These acted as our fork and napkin holders for each table setting.  The kids were able to take these boxes home afterwards as well.  The table was scattered with plastic poke ball favors that we had filled with individual popcorn bags, a juice box, and a gummy fruity pack.  The favors were incredibly reasonable!  We picked up the poke ball (plastic red and white balls) from Party City.  We taped one edge of one of the sides with black tape (and trimmed so they would still close properly) and then placed one of our poke ball toppers on each one!  So easy and so super cute!  I had seen this party idea before on Pinterest and loved it and had to use it for our party!

 

Also across the table were scattered fun Pokémon character treats boxes. The kids were able to use these to fill extra treats in to take home!  I loved how each one looked on our table!  And I was super please with how cute they turned out!  I also placed 2” square cutouts of the 3 different logos all across the table as “confetti”.  And I also made some 2×3 logo decal stickers for the kids to take home as well.

Overall, this party was a huge success for us! It was so easy – from the setup, to the game, to the restaurant and people who worked with us!  And even though there was not a tremendous amount of costs, time, or details, the party looked and was incredibly fun!