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!

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Coral and Mint Woodland Baby Shower

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This shower was such a joy to throw for me because it was for my gorgeous sister (in law) and my beautiful niece Paige.  The shower came together in such a beautiful fashion and I just loved so many of the details included in the shower.

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We chose a coral and mint woodland theme to match the guest of honor’s
baby nursery.  The gorgeous photography by Megan’s Many Memories was magazine worthy and we had some beautiful shots of the shower.  A few of the main features of the shower I loved were the dining table centerpieces & the adorable onesies made by my mom, the yummy and super cute cake made my sister, the moss covered sweets table featuring goodies to match our fun party theme, all of the cute custom paper party goods, and the beautiful way the dining tables layout turned out.  The popcorn bar and the entrance table with games and guestbook onesie were a hit with the guests.  And I loved the sentimentality that the my sister in law’s mother put into the venue and the special “favorites of the parents” cupcake order!  Overallthis shower turned out absolutely incredible with all of the wonderful help I had with it!

For this very special shower, we went with a theme to match the soon to arrive bundle’s nursery!  The guest of honor has done her nursery with a woodland theme centered around owls, deer, and birds all in grays, and corals, and mints with hints of ivory.

Photography:
Gorgeous Photography by:  Megan’s Many Memories

Venue:
My sister in law’s mom rented the venue – which was also the same chapel / event center where  the soon to be parents were married.  The layout of the venue is gorgeous and sits right beside a beautiful pond!  The dining table area was in room with glass windows that overlooked the pond.

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Dining Tables:
My mom made all of the gorgeous greenery centerpieces for the eating tables.  She used various ferns, mosses, twigs, and tiny little coral and mint flowers.  She placed each of the  centerpieces on rustic chargers accented with acorns and mini pinecones.  She also placed  matching party graphic picks in each of the arrangements.

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The eating tables were all draped in coral  linens with mint table runners.  Each place setting held woodland style plates and napkins
from Hobby Lobby decorated with plate decals and napkin wraps by Water Walker Events.

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Guestbook:
My mom also made a couple custom onesie’s with the party logo printed
on each one  with matching ribbon accents around the neckline.  These onesie’s
acted as the guestbooks.  Each guest took their turn signing the onesies.

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Games:
Also on the table that greeted the guests, was a personalized bottle filled with chocolate
kisses that my younger sister had made up.  Guests took turns guessing how many kisses were in the bottle.  The guests could also move down the table to the end where they were each allowed to make a special  boutique headband for the – soon to be arriving – baby girl!  This kit was ordered by the mom to be so she would have gorgeous little headbands for her new baby girl!
She ordered the kit from an online Etsy store called Luxe supply co.  Guests all also played
“Guess the Baby Woodland Animal Name” Game.
My sister was the game hostess – she ran all the games and supplied all of the wonderful
gifts to give out for the games. For the game gifts, she placed 2 of her businesses
Skyscraper Mascaras and 2 of her Mega Matte Liquid Lipsticks (Candy and Creme Brulee)
in cute little tin buckets and finished with off with a little tissue paper.  She gave the
winner of the bottle game a gift and then gave the bottle to the mom to be – who loves chocolate!

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Dinner:
Guests were served a light dinner of deli meats and cheeses, rolls, veggie tray with dips, fruit tray with dips, tortilla pinwheels made by another paternal auntie to be (who also made the cake).  They were also served delicious chicken salad and croissants made by the maternal grandmother.  The dinner serving table was graced with two centerpieces made by Water Walker.  We also served Woodland Punch, water bottles, and sweet and unsweet tea.

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Popcorn Bar:
I also styled a “She’s Going to “Pop”corn Bar”.
It featured caramel corn, kettle corn, buttered corn, and cheddar corn all from
my favorite popcorn vendor – Dyer’s Gameday Popcorn.
The popcorn bar also hosted several toppings and candies:  Kernel Season’s brand popcorn seasonings in Buffalo Wing, Bacon Cheddar, Cheesy Jalapeno, and Garlic Parmesan – from Walmart.  There were also mini sweettart tarts, M&M’s, Gummy Bears, Jelly Beans, Hot Tamales – all from Walmart.  Butter Toffee Peanuts & Glazed sunflower seeds were purchased from Dollar General.  East guest could scoop up their favorite popcorn blend with one of my custom made scoops – plastic scoop wrapped in twine and matching party ribbon. They could place their favorite mix and toppings/seasonings in one of our custom personalized popcorn boxes with matching party logo and themed decor.

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Sweets Table:
The sweets table was designed and styled by Water Walker Events.  The sweets table featured a mint woodland scene mini backdrop framed by sheers wrapped around a backdrop holder and embellished in matching paper fans in the party’s theme and colors.

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I also hung a branch decorated in coral and green flowers onto which I hung the sweet new bundle’s name banner and accents.

The gorgeous buche de noel cake was made my older sister and was made to look like a fallen log which we graced with one of our adorable owl truffles.

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My sister in law’s mother also ordered the couples favorite cupcakes (carrot cake
for the dad’s favorite and chocolate for the mom’s favorite) from Merritt’s, a local bakery shop. These were also to be a sentiment from the her as these were the same cupcakes the couple had ordered for their wedding.  The delicious cupcakes
were ensconced in some of my shop’s woodland cupcake wraps and topped with custom
made paper fan toppers with matching party theme logos.

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Mini Krispie Treat Pops, Golden Berry
Peanut Butter Cups (to look like pinecones), “moss” Sugar Cookies, Dipped and Decorated
Pretzels Rods, and “Owl” Oreo Truffles were all made by Water Walker Events.

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I loved including a moss covering across the table to give the table a little more wood-sy feel.

We had a basket of empty woodgrain embossed bags from Found Somewhere in Time available for the guests to take home goodies in.

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Other Decor:
Paper Lanterns, Paper Tissue Balls, Paper Tissue Fans, and Paper Tissue Garlands were all strewn across the different table and fireplace fronts and around different corners of the room.  These paper decorations were all from oriental trading.  All Custom Printed Decor, Banners, and Fans (printed in party theme, patterns, and logos) were all provided by Water Walker Events.

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Each guest was greeted by an Owl Favor box – created and made by Water Walker Events – filled with custom personalized wrapped mini chocolate bars.  Over the eating area hung beautiful tissue fans in mint and coral – from oriental trading.

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Lastly, I made custom corsages for each of the great grandmas, grandmas, aunts, and a special one for the beautiful Mama to be.

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I’ll finish out this post with some pictures of my beautiful sister in law at her shower!  And at the bottom – a list of vendors.  If you have any questions on any of the items, just ask and I can either answer or if longer than a quick reply, I will make a post in regards.  I didn’t go into much detail on any one particular item at the shower since we had so many beautiful details and pictures included that we shared today!

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Vendors:

Styling and Custom Paper Graphics, Banners, Party Logos,
Party Supplies – by Water Walker Events – http://www.wwedp.com

Photography by:  Megan’s Many Memories – https://www.facebook.com/megansmanymemories

Non-Custom Paper Tissue Garlands, Fans, Balls, & Lanterns – orientaltrading.com

Woodland Themed Plates and Napkins – Hobby Lobby

Popcorn – Dyer’s Gameday Popcorn – dyersnacks.com

Popcorn Toppings – Walmart

Embossed Woodgrain Glossine Bags – https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoundSomewhereInTime

Gourmet Cupcakes – Merritt’s Bakery, Tulsa, OK – http://www.merrittsbakery.com

Baby Game Gifts in tin pails – Cora’s Beauty Corner – http://www.corasbeautycorner.net

Hair Bands and Accessory Kit for Headband Making Game – online Etsy store called Luxe supply co.

Finding Dory “Tail”gating Party!

Every year my daughter has a summer sleepover / party for her friends and close cousins. This year we decided that with the release of Finding Dory, we would do our usual swim party with an under the sea/finding Dory theme. And we would combine it with a watch party of Finding Dory at the drive in.

After some discussion with the kids, we decided instead of setting up our treats at home with the swim party, we would instead set it up at the drive in as a “tail”gate party.

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For our “tail” gate party we served Popcorn in a large blue fish punch bowl.  The kids could grab their under the sea popcorn boxes (that we sell the printable of – or even will make and ship to you) and fill up with yummy popcorn!

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We also served sugar cookies with sugar fish toppers.  We purchased the sugar cookies from our local grocer and just added the fun sugar toppers to give it a more themed appeal.

And the sugar fish cookie topper decorations here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IN8FB3C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Our “coral” sticks were made by skewering red sour punch belts on wooden skewers.  I loved how this gave some dimension to our background and also built on our “under the sea” theme.

You can also purchase the sour belts on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZ52Q9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Mini bite sized yellow Chocolate Beach pails filled with pudding and toffee bits for “sand” were placed inside mini fish platters.  These beach pails were originally supposed to stand alone as the pail was made from molding chocolate inside plastic shot glasses.  But since our party was held on a very warm summer night, the pails simply were not going to hold up on their own in the humidity.  So we ended up just leaving them as is in their mini shot glass holders and they worked just fine!

We originally got the idea for these treats from a post from Hungry Happenings.

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We placed some mini chocolate bars wrapped  with Dory and friends wraps.  Theses and other printables can be found on my Finding Dory Free printables post here.

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I also thought that having some chocolate seashells and star fish would make an excellent addition to our under the sea treats!

You can purchase molds for the sea shells on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Okallo-Products-Seashell-Mold-Chocolates/dp/B01B01Q24K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467040924&sr=8-2&keywords=Sea+shell+mold

And for the Star Fish on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/CK-Products-3-Inch-Starfish-Chocolate/dp/B003QMMO8A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467041369&sr=8-1&keywords=Starfish+mold

 

We also served gummy candy sharks over delicious candyfetti!  They looked great in this gorgeous blue serving bowl!  The Candyfetti gave the look of the gummy sharks swimming in bubbly swished water.  Candyfetti is one of my very favorite treats at our parties!

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I made some “Hank” octopus truffle pops by making some cake pops on sticks that I added extra melt drizzles for tentacles and then I added paper hank eye cutouts to finish him off.

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And last but not least, our kid friendly version of Shark Attack drinks.  These were inspired by Thrillist’s Shark Attack Drinks (https://www.thrillist.com/recipe/nation/shark-bite-fish-bowl-recipe), but since all of our parties only feature kid friendly drinks, we opted for a similar yet fun, non-alcoholic drink instead. For our shark attack drinks we used colorful Swedish fish, blue gummy sharks, “Under the Sea” candyfetti from Sweets Indeed (https://www.etsy.com/listing/255845158/under-the-sea-1lb-candyfetti-candy?ga_search_query=under+the+sea&ref=shop_items_search_1), fruit punch and 7 up. We purchased mini fish bowl globes from Dollar Tree. And I used my tall, skinny glass dessert dishes out of a set from Bed, Bath and Beyond – for the shot glass of “Blood”. We filled each shot glass with punch and added one shark inside. Then we pressed the shot glass to the inside of the overturned bowl and quickly turned it to the upright position, leaving the shot glass filled but stuck to the bottom of the fish bowl. We then added candyfetti as our “Sea Pebbles” and added about 3 different colored Swedish fish. We then filled the globes about 1/2 way up with 7 up. The colors of the candyfetti and the fish then gave the water a murky blue/green tint – like ocean water. Each child then took their turn lifting the shot glass and letting the shark inside “Attack”. You could of course omit the shot glass with punch and just use the other ingredients for a little less violent drink. But since we had brothers and boy cousins for the movie part of our party, we knew they would love the special gruesome addition. The girls even loved it as well!

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For the decorations, I used a few of my FREE printables I offered on one of my blogs post – that I created in honor of the release of Finding Dory. I also used a few of my “under the sea” items that can be purchased from my online Etsy shop as printable at home items.

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The FREE printables can be found here on my blog:
https://waterwalkereventsdesignplanning.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/finding-dory-free-inspired-printables/

To find some of the “Under the Sea” items I sell (some used here), you can look at these items on my shop link here:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/WaterWalkerEvents/tools/listings/query:mermaid

We had a great time at our “tail” gate party! Thanks for reading!

Shark Week 2016 – Shark Banner

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Yesterday (edited) was the start to Shark Week 2016!

And in honor of this I have created an adorable “BEWARE” Shark Banner to share with you today.  The files I am sharing are as jpeg only – I will not be sharing a pdf file (at my own discretion).

I hope you enjoy these files and have a wonderful day!

 

Shark Banner 1

 

 

Shark Banner 2

 

 

Shark Banner 3

 

 

Shark banner 4

 

 

 

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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St. Patrick’s Day – Free Printables

Well, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day.  This year has been flying by and we have been so busy!  My print shop business has had a transition of late and we experienced a move.  This is a good transition.  But it has been one a long time in coming and was quite an undertaking.  Moving from somewhere you have been for the last 19 years means getting rid of A LOT of stuff.  And when you are attached to where you have been (and someone who hates change – like me) then this makes the process just that much more tedious.  However, I am glad to say that we are moved (though not quite settled yet).  And I am hoping that this new change will lend me the time and opportunity to focus on my party business and therefore this blog!

That being said, today’s post is going to be a short one.  Basically it is spring break, my kids are home, I have 2 fast approaching parties and 1 event to plan for in the next 3 weeks (not to mention Easter) and so I decided that instead of doing a mini party setup for St. Patrick’s Day this year, I would instead just create a couple small FREE printables to share with you!

Please note that these files are jpeg.  And please note that since I last posted, I came to find out that Microsoft has made changes to the newest Windows systems.  What this means for you is this… you cannot print jpegs from Windows viewer any longer at actual size.  It will allow you to print at one of their standard sizes (8.5×11, 5 x7, 4×6, 3.5 x 5 etc.) but it will not allow you to print odd sizes at exact size.  For most files this might be OK, but for say… cupcake wraps, this may pose a problem.  So you will need to look up how to import jpeg files into one of your computer’s programs.  OR you can look up how to print jpeg files from Paint.  If you use Paint, (which is standard in Windows on most computers) you will still need to choose the correct sizing when you go to print.  Please make sure that your printer settings are set at “Actual Size” and that it is not printing “Fit to Page” or one of the standard setting sizes.  And please note that just choosing 8.5 x 11, will not ensure that the files will print at correct size.  The files can still be skewed to fit the page when you choose that size.  So please choose “At actual size”.  For a further explanation and helpful hints, please see my Etsy shop’s policy page (towards the bottom), under Additional Policies and FAQ – Digital Knowledge.  This might be a little more helpful – though I am not an IT and you will need to either google or call your own IT person if you encounter further trouble with printing jpeg files.

 

So that being said, I truly hope you enjoy these FREE printables and that your St. Patrick’s Day if full of fun and Happiness!!  God Bless!!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Mini Banner

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This is a mini banner you can use for your mantel or on or above your party table.  I made the rainbow link page for those who did not have colored paper readily available – so that they could print and trim out and make the loop links if they so chose.  I printed out about 5 pages of links to make this particular banner link.  I printed my shamrock banner pieces on cardstock and the rainbow links on just plain white 20# copy paper.  I think looped my links as you see and just clipped on my banner pieces directly to the loops using mini clothespins.

 

Here are the printables for the mini Shamrock “Lucky” Banner:

Simple click on these to bring them up to full screen preview and then right click to save to your hard drive.   Please note that this 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 for my artwork or my files.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Wraps and Toppers – Pot of Gold with Rainbow

Here are the files:

 

Simple click on these to bring them up to full screen preview and then right click to save to your hard drive.   Please note that this 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 for my artwork or my files.

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Vintage Super Hero Comic Party

Vintage Super Hero Comic Party

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I am finally getting a chance to post some of my past (but more recent) parties that I did over the summer.

Today I am posting on my husband’s Vintage Super Hero Party.

I am always telling my husband that he is my hero and I call him “hero husband”.  So I told him it would only be appropriate for this year’s party for him to be a super hero party.  And since he IS a little older than the average birthday boy celebrating with super hero theme, I decided it should be a vintage super hero party.  Everyone loves vintage!

And because this party WAS about him, I even designed my husband his very own super hero symbol!

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For the party, we did our usual sweets table.  The cake was from the AMAZING Frosten‘s!  She matched it to our party décor perfectly.  In fact, it matched so well that it was almost camoflauged in the pictures against my vintage comic backdrop!  My pictures do not give her enough justice to her work.  She is simply amazing!

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We also featured Kettle Corn from the wonderful Gameday Popcorn.

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Our backdrop was made from a collage of vintage super hero comics prints

and was set off by large comic photo boards from Hobby Lobby.

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I made some super hero cake pops by adding a fruit rollup as a “cape” to the back of my pops. Because the rollups are sticky, I was able to just stretch them slightly and then apply thin strips to each pop.

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Because we were going for an overall vintage theme and feel, we picked up some vintage soda bottles from Reasor’s.

The mini gourmet cupcakes were also from Reasors.

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And I picked up the cutest urban tower cupcake stand (so tall!), an urban cityscape cone tower,

and the cutest plastic city tower containers from Oriental Trading.

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Besides the cake pops, I home made some of the other items as well.  I made oreo truffles that just happened to end up looking like they were down in a spider man theme – though I had not intended to at first.  I also made some dipped rice krispie treats and dipped smore marshmallows.  And because I felt that we needed some “manly” treats as well, I made some chocolate dipped pretzels that were sprinkled in bacon.  BACON!! Yum – everything is better with bacon!

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Bacon sprinkled dipped pretzels

To add to our party theme, we also hosted a vintage candy bar – gathering as many vintage candy as we could find here and there.  Most of the pieces came from our local Dollar Tree.  But some pieces were also found at Michaels and from Reasors.

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On our beverage station, we had “power punch”, more vintage sodas, and water bottles wrapped in our vintage comic collage, and super hero sayings collage wraps.

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I loved how this party turned out!  And I love to celebrate those that I love – especially my hero husband!  We ended the night watching the original Superman movie with Christopher Reeves – had to go vintage even with our movies!

Thanks for looking / reading!

Shawna

Water Walker

Events – Design – Planning