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Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Wedding Party Planning Tips and DIY

Tennis Player Foam Cut Outs, Court And Theme Kits Now Online

Posted by Michael on January 21, 2011

Our constantly expanding theme sport cut outs and DIY centerpiece kits have a new addition. We just added tennis player cut outs on their own simulated grass tennis court complete with a tennis net.

Tennis Player Foam Cut Outs And Tennis Court Kit
A close up of the grass tennis court kit with net.

Shown in 9 inch width by 12 inch length – also available 18 inches long.
Small Tennis Court Kit With Net
Male Tennis Foam Cut OutFemale Tennis Player Foam Cut Out ShapeEither male or female tennis players are available, shown painted black or come standard in their natural polystyrene white.

You can paint, highlight or detail.  Or we can do this  work for you to save time and expense!

Please visit out DIY centerpiece page for more ideas and kits.  We also feature other themes and sports.  Or visit our DIY centerpiece supplies pages for more themes, sports and laminate cutouts to highlight and accentuate your centerpieces and theme party decorations.


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New Balloon Decorations Video For Parties and Events – Before and After

Posted by Michael on November 10, 2010

We set up this banquet party room with balloon decorations a week ago Saturday.  It is amazing how balloons can instantly transform a room’s decor into an event.  We hope you enjoy the transformation as much as we enjoy making it happen.

For more ideas about balloon decorations please visit our balloon page.

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Decorate Your Party Or Event With Large Letter Balloons

Posted by Michael on October 24, 2010

We set up these balloon decorations for Daniella’s party celebration for her Bat Mitzvah a few weeks ago in Lake Zurich. One part of the party decorations had her name spelled out in large letter balloons.

Notice what a dramatically change the party balloon decorations made to the room. Guests’ focus of attention was literally on her name as they entered the banquet room and all throughout the evening’s festivities.

Room as seen prior to setup then in progress.

Room Shot Without Party Decorations
Letter Balloon Name In Progress I

Notice our helium tank and mascot ‘dolly’.

Letter Balloon Arch in Progress
A close up without the tank.

Name in Letter Balloons Party Decoration
Final picture has the ‘Judy’ touch of adding air filled balloon clusters to camouflage the weights holding down the name in letter balloons decoration.

Balloon Name In Letters Final Touch

Completed Letter Balloons Party Decoration
Similarly, we offer latex and mylar balloon party setups and decorations in leading banquet halls and facilities in the Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Lake Zurich, Palatine, etc. in the northwest Chicago land area. Over the past 20 years in business we have set up for bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrations, wedding rehearsals and receptions, corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, picnics, etc. See more samples of our work for ideas for your parties and events can be seen on our balloon decorations pages.

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Soccer Theme Base Kit For DIY Sports Theme Centerpiece

Posted by Michael on October 12, 2010

Soccer Sports Theme Base For DIY Centerpiece We added a new do it yourself sports theme centerpiece for soccer enthusiasts. This nine inch by twelve inch styrofoam base is covered with artificial grass. Ribbons are placed around the sides of the base in theme colors. A miniature soccer net and soccer squeeze ball round off the details. The soccer net is shown here along the twelve inch side but can also be glued to the base along the nine inch side. The support and net comes either fully assembled or as a parts kit with full instructions to save even more.

This view (below, right) shows from the top with the goal aligned along the nine inch side.Soccer Theme DIY Centerpiece Kit Top View

Use one of these soccer kits as a base for your bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebration parties, themed rehearsal and receptions, birthdays, retirements, corporate events, sports banquets and other theme events, parties and celebrations.
Accent with a soccer sports cut out (below) which you can cut from polystyrene. They are available plain, detailed as well as painted and highlighted.

Soccer Player Cut Out

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My Waffle Wedded Wife or Do You Want To Laugh Til Your Cry?

Posted by Michael on October 8, 2010

Is this the ideal result of a Marriage Planning event you would want seen on YouTube?

  • Can Melissa stop laughing at her own wedding ceremony?
    Can Andrew spit out the words of their wedding vows?
    Will Melissa become be his lawfully wedded wife?
    Or his too scared to go through with it?
    Is the officiant surprised by all of this?
    Does the tension mount as the melodrama plays out?

I guess you will have to just watch and see….take a step away from business and enjoy a few relaxing moments.

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New Lacrosse Players Sports Cut Outs Available

Posted by Michael on October 1, 2010

Male LaCrosse Player Cut Out

Lacrosse is becoming a more popular sport in the United States.  We decided to add these female (right) and male (below) Lacrosse players to our extensive line of party sports theme centerpiece cut outs.

As with all of our cut outs, they are cut out of polystyrene and are available in plain white, detailed and as well as painted and detailed.

In Lacrosse a small, solid rubber ball passed from player to player with a long racket also know as a lacrosse stick.  The netting at the end of the stick allows the ball to be caught, held and passed to another player or into a goal net for a score.  Both men and women play lacrosse and it is said to be the oldest team sport in the Americas.

The origin of Lacrosse interested me.  It began as a Native American team sport among the Iroquois and Huron Indian tribes of the U.S. and Canada. The game had many uses and many purposes.  It would be played to resolve conflicts or to prepare for war.  It was also a development tool for strong bodies and used as a religious rite.

Our centerpiece decorations are certainly not used for those reasons.  However, they are applicable for your next sports event or celebration, themed wedding or rehearsal, birthday or retirement party, as well as bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrations.

Visit our main do it yourself centerpiece site for more sports cut outs samples.

As always, if you do not see what you need  we can always make a prototype to suit your dreams.  There is no extra charge for developing a custom cut out for our customers.

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Is This Singing Wedding Toast Gone Too Far?

Posted by Michael on September 29, 2010

This YouTube video of a singing wedding toast is almost a lavish hollywood production.  The groom is Lin-Manuel Miranda composer, lyricist and  Tony Award-nominated actor.  Miranda wrote and stared in the Broadway musical “In the Heights”.  He won the Tony Award as lyricist and called upon many talented friends for the production number.

This was a surprise gift for his wife Vanessa at their wedding reception:  “All of Vanessa’s close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We’d do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.”

Enjoyable yes, but beyond the reach, of  course, of  do it yourself budget wedding party celebration market.  You  might enjoy the entertainment, however, as they sing, and I repeat — L’Chaim, L’Chaim to life!

Considering the economy I invite you to visit our <a href=”http://do-it-yourself-wedding-centerpiece.com”>DIY Wedding Centerpiece</a> site for some cheap, budget wedding centerpiece ideas.

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Photos of New DIY Centerpiece Cut Outs Added to Flickr

Posted by Michael on September 24, 2010

Centerpiece Soccer Player Cut Out I uploaded some  new pictures to Flickr yesterday.  Include are our polystyrene cut out figures in several groups including ice cream, sports (soccer player example as picture to the right) and music.  There are more coming as soon as I can get to them!

These, of course, are great DIY supplies for do it yourself centerpiece aficionados.  I also added two of our videos.

You can do directly to the ABnC Parties on Flickr site by following the link.   If the link does not work, copy the following into your browser to find:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/abncparties/

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Single Level Custom Basketball Bar Mitzvah Centerpiece Table Decoration

Posted by Michael on September 19, 2010

Single Level Bar Mitzvah Basketball CenterpiecePictured here is a custom single level basketball centerpiece that is simple to make. It is creative, yet unique in the way it tells its story theme. The party celebration centers around college basketball teams.

The basketball centerpiece parts are easy to transport for do it yourselfers.  Assembly takes but a few minutes at the party or event celebration.

We spray paint the top of the 12″ square styrofoam base with silver paint and ribbon the edges.  Mylar paper poofs in team or theme colors are placed around the center where the ball is attached to the base.  A team banner is added on a wooden dowel embellished with curling ribbon.  The team name is the table name which corresponds to names on the place cards.

Another simple but unique creative idea for your sports banquet, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, theme wedding rehearsal or reception, retirement, birthday, or corporate event or party.

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DIY Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Balloon Centerpiece Video

Posted by Michael on September 10, 2010

All you really need to make this budget wedding reception or rehearsal centerpiece is the following:

  • a weight material covered in mylar paper,
  • around four feet of tulle (in a theme color of your choice),
  • three – 11 inch balloons filled with helium
  • some curling ribbon
  • scissors

We have other videos up on YouTube explaining how to make the weight, tie a balloon (using no clips) as well as curling ribbon.

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