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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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!

Finding Dory – FREE inspired printables

Finding Dory comes out this Friday, June 17.  We are super excited about this around here.  We are even gearing up for our own watch party with a drive in / after swim party.  In honor of this, I made a free fun party printables for our party.  But since I am waiting to display our party for a week or two, I didn’t want to make all of you wait that long for the FREE printables that I made – just in case you are having your very own watch party!  I will later post pictures of our own setup of these printables, but for now here are the files for you to enjoy!!

Cupcake Toppers

Print on cardstock, trim around each of the toppers leaving a white edged border, and glue a lollipop stick, straw, or toothpick to the back of the toppers.

Dory cupcake toppers

 

Character Pennants Pieces for a character banner

Just trim around each of the banner pieces.  Also note the accessory files that follow each of these two character files (with 4 characters).  You will trim those out and tape or glue them from the backside of the pennant piece.

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Dory inspired pennants 1

 

Pennant Accessory Pieces

Trim each of these pieces out and glue/tape them to the back of the matching character pennant.

Dory inspired pennants accessories

 

Character Treat/Favor Boxes

The next four files are mini character treat/favor boxes.  Simply cut them out, score on the bottom of the front of the box (at the bottom of each face where line is and also score at same spot on side flaps).  Then again score at bottom of back side along with flaps.  And score vertically on bottom piece lined up with each side of the face.

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Mini Character Choco Wraps

Print on either plan paper and then trim, wrap and secure with tape.  Or print on sticker stock, trim, and wrap around mini chocolates.

 

Dory choco wraps

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:

There are characters that inspired this artwork.  I lay no claim to those characters or to the rights of them.  There is no transfer of ownership of the rights of those characters.  The rights of those characters remain with their respective owners.

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

Welcome Summer Printables & Ideas!

 

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Well, Summer is here.  But unfortunately it hasn’t felt much like summer here.

I had all these grand ideas that I would “Welcome Summer” by either greeting my kids on their last day of school and taking them home to a little mini “bash” to celebrate the new out of school season.  Or I had thought that the day after might be fun for this too!  But amid dreams of water balloon and hose fights, running through the sprinkle and (not yet pool since we haven’t opened it yet) other various summery activities, our weather here locally has decided that it would be rainy and colder for this time of year.  Not exactly the mood to set for the entrance to a season of all things warm and beach-y!

So, we have put off our little shindig in hopes of a warmer climate coming next week – though so far my phone app tells me rain all week long :(.

I decided I could, however, go ahead and make a banner to usher in this warmer season and to have hung up in our living room for now – to brighten our spirits until we can make official plans.  I also made a small page of graphic toppers that can be used as cupcake toppers and various other items to accent.  And I am offering my adorable “Welcome Summer” banner here FREE to you for your own personal use.*

I found the net, the paper lanterns, and the bucket – that I used here – last year at Dollar Tree.  This year I also found all of the cute hard backer graphics (seahorse, seashell, star fish, dolphin, fish) all at Dollar Tree as well.  The seashell necklaces were purchased several years ago from oriental trading and we still use them from year to year.  And the sea life trays atop the mantle. were purchased from our local Old Time Pottery last year.

The mini knee foam board we have had for several year.  But we also purchased an Elsa/Anna Frozen one this year at Party City and I noticed that they carried several different styles and themes.

Once we get around to having our little mini bash, we will probably just do small things like:

Water Balloon Fights

Shaving Cream Fights / or Silly String Fights

Hose / Sprinkler Play

And various outdoor games.

We will probably have a few treats such as snocones, cupcakes and maybe some gummy candy kabobs.

But if we get the chance to squeeze in a little fun, I’ll be sure to share that with you then!

Until then, enjoy these FREE printables and here is to wishing you warmer climates and better weather wherever you may be bringing in the new season!

Click here to download:

Welcome Summer Banner

Just click on the “Welcome Summer Banner” link above and it will lead you to download a pdf file of this banner and the topper printable.

If you cannot open the file, you simply need to download a copy of Adobe Reader which is usually found as a free download on Adobe’s website.

 

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

 

Luau themed Rehearsal Dinner Setup

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Luau themed Rehearsal Dinner Setup

This was a last minute styling I did to help out a friend who was putting on a rehearsal dinner and needed some extra “flair” at the last minute.

I setup 3 different tables:  a main sweets table, a chocolate fountain treats table, and a beverage station.

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The main table featured mini cheesecakes the hostess provided.  There were also mini oreo truffles made into the shape of volcanos “erupting”.

 

And we had “inner tube” Gummy watermelon rings.

 

And Gumball Pearls

And Fruit Slice Candy

  

And Tiki totem pretzels and colorful shot glasses of jello made of sparkling juice and jello mix and topped with whipped cream and blue sugar sprinkles.  The jello shots were of course kid friendly!! I mean come on, jello is for kids!!

And I found the tiny silver spoons at the Dollar Tree as well.  And colorful circular placemats too! If you aren’t shopping at your local Dollar Tree (or dollar store) for party goods – you really need to jump on that bandwagon because there are some deals to be made!!

 

The Beverage Station where they served Sweet tea, Pineapple Tropical Punch, Water Bottles, and Lagoon Water Punch.

The Tropical punch was made from a jug of orange juice, a jug of Hawaiian pineapple coconut juice, 1 can pineapple juice, 2 cans of frozen orange juice to make it a little slushy, and one can of sliced pineapples, juice and all and a little over half a bottle of 7 up.

My Lagoon Water punch was made from 2 cans of frozen lemonade (1 per dispenser -in small dispensers shown), and 3/4 bottle of 7 up per can/dispenser.  I then put a few drops of blue food coloring to make it appear as blue water (not shown in below picture as that one was taken before the food coloring).  We also had wrapped water bottles stacked in a blue plastic tub slightly filled with ice water to cool them off.  We placed stickers on our cups that matched the cones, and bottle wraps in the wooden hibiscus themed printables.

The hostess purchased straws with umbrellas on them at the Dollar Tree.

Also purchased from the dollar tree were all of the summer platters in the bright patterns, the tropical flowers, the nets, the brightly colored plastic tiki cups, and even the tiki head decorations on the sides of the main table.  Some of the leis were purchased from Dollar Tree, and some were purchased by the hostess from oriental trading .com.

All of the fern leaves and palm leaves were also from the Dollar Tree.

  

 

I made a name banner in my Tiki head design.   I also printed out some print of bamboo and glue and taped them to a piece of coroplast that I folded over at the top (by slightly cutting and scoring).  I then attached some grass skirts to the top of the overhang.  We had terrible humidity and heat that day and it sort of made the back drop droop as the night went on – but it was still pretty cute!

Chocolate fountain table.

We served nutter butters, marshmallows, pretzels, pink sugar wafer cookies, and fruit kabobs to dip into the chocolate fountain. And the cute little “Surf’s Up” sign is also from the Dollar Tree!!

 

We served Game Day Popcorn’s delicious Kettle Corn in faux wood design and hisbiscus flowered cones.

  

We got this super cute Tiki Bar sign from Party City!  We placed it on the wall just behind the beverage station.

  

 

The fruit kebobs were displayed by skewering them into a real pineapple and then we served grapes, and other fruit surrounding the platter at the bottom.

    

  

The table was a big success – especially  so last minute!  And it was a lot of fun to put together!  I love summer parties!   Next up I will be doing something very similar but just slightly different and with a more beachy theme for my daughter’s Teen Beach 2 movie premiere!
Printables by Water Walker Events

Kettlecorn by Gameday Popcorn in Jenks

Teen Beach Party – Prep for the Premiere

My daughter usually likes to have a summer sleepover.  She also likes the Disney Channel Movie “Teen Beach Movie”.  Well this year they are coming out with a sequel and what better night to have a big summer sleepover than on the night of the premiere of “Teen Beach 2”!

We are also going to “mini” celebrate one of her friend’s birthdays that evening as part of the whole shindig. And of course my daughter thought it would be just fabulous to have some “party” items to top off the party just right.

I will later share with you about the party itself after the party.  But for now I am going to just be sharing a few “before hand” tips and also some FREE PRINTABLES for some party items and links to my shop to purchase the other party items.

First up for the FREE printables:

Teen beach toppers

She decided she’d like the two main characters picture as some of her toppers for the party.  You can use these as cupcake toppers, favor stickers or sealers, straw toppers, toothpick toppers, Favor bag stickers, & more!

Teen beach 2 bottle wraps

Next up she decided on a design for some bottle wraps.

You can use these to wrap water bottles or your plastic drinking bottles as well.  You could even top the lid with one of the character toppers above to give the bottles a little extra flair.

We will most likely be wrapping these around our water bottles and drink bottles and then we will tie some raffia around the bottle neck and probably embellish with one of my shops tropical toppers (not offered for here – but available to purchase – please read on and I will show samples and list links for purchase).

Teen beach 2 Sign

Here is an 8.5 x 11 Teen Beach 2 Sign.  You could print several of these our and place around the party area.

Teen Beach Big Mommas sign small

Here is an 8.5 x 11 Sign for “Big Momma’s Snack Shack”

You can place this on, near above or around your food / snack table for an added bit of fun for the party!

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This is a banner you can print, cut, and hang at your party.  We are using the surfboard pieces as mini signs under the banner.  I will tie them to the lower parts of the banner pieces.  You can do this, or just trim around the piece and leave them as they are, cut off the surfboards, or cut and use the surfboards as toppers or tags!

Those are all of my FREE printables I am offering.  Enjoy!

We will also be using some of my printables I offer in my shop to also decorate the party.  Here are the samples of those and if you are interested, just follow the link under the sample picture and it will take you to my shop to purchase the digital download of those items.

Tiki hut banner PREVIEW2

This is a personalized banner that we will be using as a name banner and possibly other wording banner.  The listing allows up to 6 characters to be sent to you with purchase.  The banner runs $7.00 for the download.  The banner runs $7.00 for the download. Please allow 24-48 business hours (M-F, 9-4) to receive your downloads via email. Simply click here to find this banner.

Tiki man wood banner PREVIEW

Here is another personalized banner that can be ordered.  We will be using this also as a name banner or other type wording (not sure on wording as yet).  This listing as allows up to 6 characters to be sent to you with purchase.  The banner runs $7.00 for the download. Please allow 24-48 business hours (M-F, 9-4) to receive your downloads via email.  Simple click here to find this banner.

Tiki man toppers PREVIEW

Tiki head toppers are another item we will be using.  These are going to top our candy fruit kebobs.  You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It is only $1.50 which is a great deal!  You can’t purchase toppers at the store for that price!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

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We will be using these Palm Tree toppers to go on some of our straws and treat sticks.  You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It is only $1.50 which is a great deal – especially as you get two of these sheets for that price!  You can’t purchase toppers at the store for that price!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

Hibiscus toppers PREVIEW

Hibiscus flower toppers will also be used atop some of our straws and treat sticks.  We will probably use some of these on some toothpicks as well.  You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It also is only $1.50!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

Blue green yellow surfboard toppers PREVIEW

These surfboard toppers are going to make a cute addition to our party.  We will probably use them on top of our “sandy beach” cupcakes and also maybe on some of our straws as well. You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It also is only $1.50!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

Surfs Up banner PREVIEWSurfs Up banner PREVIEW2

We will be hanging this “Surf’s Up” near our food table.  It will make a great addition to any beach or luau themed party!  You can get this mini banner printable for only $2.50 and it is an instant download!! Simply click here to purchase this banner art.

Tiki hut food tents PREVIEW

These personalized tiki style food tents will make a great addition to our luau party table.  If you are interested in purchasing a set of 8 personalized tents (2 sheets of 4 up) just click here for the link to this item!

Tiki popcorn conesPREVIEW

Lastly, we will be serving our popcorn, chips, and snacks in these adorable wooden tiki style popcorn/treat cones.  I love to take my cones and string them on the front of a treat table, on a side wall, or even above the table and it becomes a banner type decoration as well!  If you are interested in purchasing this cone art printable, simple follow the link here.

As far as food, we haven’t settled just yet on our exact lineup.  Some ideas we are looking at are: candy fruit slice kabobs, Tiki totem pretzels, Pizza, chips and possibly goldfish (for fish and chips), beachy style cupcakes with a blue sea of icing and crusty grahams beachline, flip flop cookies (nutter butters with a bit of icing), Dipped marshmallows, licorice sticks for “pool noodles”, Gumballs for “pearls” or beach balls, and if I get really brave and ambitious, we may do some beach ball and surfboard cookies – but that might be pushing it!  We will serve “Lagoon” punch and “Tide Waters” water bottles. And possibly might also have a tropical punch as well.

I know my daughter is really looking forward to this mini party.  And as always, I am too! I can’t wait to share all of the finished details and pics with you once the party is over!

I hope you enjoy the FREE printables!

~ Shawna