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A Brief Video Showing a Two Name Letter Balloon Arch

Posted by Michael on December 20, 2009

We uploaded this YouTube video. I think it shows the impact a beautiful arch can make to a party or event as a focal point. It was our first double name balloon arch in letter balloons.

I really didn’t know how it would work out or whether it would look good. The ceiling in the party room was exceptionally high. We inflated the balloons and assembly the arch in the kitchen hallway. I admit I had some trepidation when the fishing line got tangled going through the doorway. But Mikey sure made it work!

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Use Easy Laminations to Accent Your DIY Party Centerpiece Creations

Posted by Michael on December 5, 2009

We added a new page on lamination cut outs to our site. A-BnC Parties can clear laminate a furnished picture, graphic or other art work for your do it yourself centerpiece. Then we mount it on a piece of rigid 3/4” polystyrene. We will custom cut out the photo as well as the backing piece. Most pieces are mounted on both sides and we accommodate reflected images. Use for a Bar Mitzvah Centerpiece, Bar Mitzvah Centerpiece, Wedding or other party centerpiece.

Laminated DIY Centerpiece Accent

Laminated Waveboard Rider

If you go down to two blogs prior to this one, you can see how an 8″ x 10″ supplied picture can be laminated and glued onto a sturdy polystyrene support.

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A Simple DIY Formula for a Halloween (or other) Centerpiece Decoration for a Bat Mitzvah Party

Posted by Michael on November 18, 2009

We wanted to share a formula for some cute centerpieces we helped put together for a Halloween themed bat mitzvah party a just a few weeks ago.

Use these construction techniques to decorate your party with attractive centerpieces.  Support a stick or flexible plastic tube by gluing onto a piece of styrofoam or wood.  Insert into your base (here a plastic jack-o-lantern) and glue.  The base can also be a shopping bag, small box, decorated box, theme box (i.e. computer), etc.  Camouflage with some tissue or mylar paper.  Add a large picture (or other theme piece)  at the top mounted to a rigid piece of cardboard or polystyrene and attached to the stick or flexible plastic tube.

Add theme related garnishments – here we used leaves, scarecrows, dried flowers, etc.  Or it can be anything complimenting the theme you select.

Enjoy!

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New Budget DIY Poker Centerpiece Video is Available

Posted by Michael on August 29, 2009

We just finished uploading this fun to make Poker theme centerpiece video on YouTube.

Watch for our new DIY Ice Cream Centerpiece video, coming soon!

For additional information on our kits and supplies, visit us.

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Sharing a Party as a Means of Cost cutting for Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceanos and Sweet 16’s

Posted by Michael on July 31, 2009

Ileana Morales’ article for Entertainment Daily appeared earlier today.  The article was titled  Teens party on as families cut thousands off budgets to host coming-of-age celebrations

Ms. Morales asks:  “Planning a quinceanera? Think about choreographing your own dance routine. Feeding a Sweet 16? Hope you know how to bake. Bat mitzvah on the way? You might want to share your party with a neighbor.”

She went on to comment that other families “…are cutting thousands from the budgets for teenage girls’ coming-of-age celebrations because of the sour economy, party planners said, but stopping short of canceling the bashes. After all, the parties mark a milestone in otherwise uncertain times.”

She also talked about vendors reacting to the cost consciousness of their customers.  Read the rest of the article.

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Budget “You Are A Star” Bar-Bat Mitzvah and Wedding Centerpiece Now on YouTube

Posted by Michael on July 30, 2009

This video demonstrates how to make a DIY economical “You Are A Star”  Bar Mitzvah centerpiece, Bat Mitzvah centerpiece,  or wedding and any other special event centerpieces.  I attach three stars to wooden dowels, accent with onion grass  and add to a budget “Just Add Sand” centerpiece base.  With balloons, a table name and place cards you can have an economical “You Are A Star!”  theme for your next party.

See kit details at this site.

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Budget Bat Mitzvah Ideas by Going Theme Less

Posted by Michael on July 11, 2009

Lois Solomon wrote in Moms and Dads on the SunSentinal site about a theme-less bat mitzvah party.

In it she writes:  “To reduce costs but still make a party that is classy and fun, I’m hiring a DJ and buying some centerpieces. I bought invitations on-line and created an e-mail address for people to RSVP. In this economy, I’m not sure guests should expect much more.”  Read the rest of the article

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How to Make a Do It Yourself Baby Shower (or Birthday) Centerpiece Video

Posted by Michael on June 8, 2009

We have a new video up for those interested in a variation of our “just add sand” do it yourself centerpieces. These are definitely slanted to the younger crowd, babies and toddlers. So here it is for the world to see!

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Is Planning a Marriage Just an Anxious Marathon, Beauty Pageant and Shopping Spree?

Posted by Michael on January 30, 2009

Wailin Wong wrote an article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday titled “Social Web engages brides in all stages of Planning”. Unfortunately, it is not yet in the paper’s archives so we cannot link to it.

The story is both sad and humorous. She said planning a marriage is “more like an anxiety-ridden hybrid of marathon, shopping spree and beauty pageant.” Then she thanks the Web for being there to help. Later she comments “..social media has injected some transparency and community into wedding planning.” The web brings “..together brides in the hunt for fair prices.”

She briefly covers message boards, brides developing bonds, anonymity, second thoughts, and other topics. We do hope she truly does not become another bridezilla.

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15 Tips for Saving Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Posted by Michael on January 3, 2009

Last month Abbi shared some great money saving tips on wedding flowers on her blog.

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She has many practical tips to share. These include doing your homework, getting help from a talented friend, using fresh and silk flowers as a combination, etc. She also has some guidelines for the do it yourself crowd (of which we are!). Other delightful tidbits include shopping for sale items, using candles as inexpensive items, checking out seasonal items, as well as exploring your own garden for items.

Check out the whole story at Proverbs 31 Living

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