Monday, September 28, 2015

Pokemon Party

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This year my oldest son wanted a Pokemon theme for his birthday. He also decided that he wanted a small party with only family. But just because it was a small affair at our house, doesn't mean I couldn't have some fun decorating for his Pokemon Party! We R Memory Keepers just released their new DIY party collection (you can find the whole release here), and I put it and a few other crafty tools to good use for this party.


You can find 2 of my favorite decorations in the photo above.  I'll talk first about the honeycomb Pokeball. We R Memory Keepers now has honeycomb paper and some great honeycomb stencils.


I used the largest circle on the circle stencil to trace and cut out a red 1/2 circle and a white half circle. 


I glued them together with some Sticky Thumb Liquid Glue, added some black and white paper for embellishments, and hung it up. The best part is that once the party was over, my son moved it to his bedroom for a decoration.


I also created a super simple Pokemon Happy Birthday Banner with the Banner Punch Board.
I used some thick red and white Stamp School Pop Tone card stock for the base of the banner. To keep life simple, I  cut the paper right in half (making each banner piece 8 1/2 x 5 1/2) and used the banner punch board to add a fishtail to it.


I cut the letters out with my Silhouette Cameo


I also used the Silhouette Cameo to create my son's birthday name banner. I have an Ikea photo clip board that I rotate banners through. A few years ago I made a themed name one for my son's birthday, and now it's become a bit of a tradition to make one for every birthday.


I put the new We R Memory Keepers Garland Punch to good use too. We made lots of  garland in Pokemon colors to hang over the windows.


This punch is so easy to use, that I actually just handed the punch and some paper to my mom and she punched everything for me and my son's helped her put it all together....no instructions needed! 


My last Pokemon Party photo actually has nothing to do with paper crafting, but I wanted to share it anyways. I'm by no means a cake artist, but so far I have made every one of my kids' birthday cakes. My husband is a really good at drawing, so I often enlist his help. This cake was a team effort. I baked and frosted it, and then my husband piped on the black detailing, the 9 and Jaxon's name. It was really fun and tasted good too! 


I lucked out that We R Memory Keepers came out with their DIY Party collection just in time for my son's Pokemon Party. I was able to add so many extra hand made touches without it taking tons of extra time!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

curtis03 Lewis said...

Decorations you did for this birthday party are amazing and clearly showing your creativity. Cake is also looking delicious. Last month I celebrated my son’s birthday at Chicago venues and their staff also did great decorations.