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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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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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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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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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Variation On Custom Tall Sports Jersey Centerpiece For Your Bar Mitzvah Or Party

Posted by Michael on September 3, 2010

Tall T-Shirt Sports Theme Centerpiece

Tall T-Shirt Sports Theme Centerpiece

As you know our tall sports jersey centerpiece kits have been a favorite for a while. However, they can be pricey when you add an authentic sports jersey to the cost of the centerpiece. We came up with this variation using jersey or t-shirt patterns made from rigid polystyrene. We paint the polystyrene with water based paint. Then we hand detailed and customized with the team’s name on the front as well as the player’s name on the back.

We use our clear, flexible plastic tubes glued to styrofoam for rigidity, that elevate the patterns some 16″ to 24″.   This way the centerpiece does not obstruct the view of guests sitting around the tables. We filled the tubes with gold shred as a highlight.  The styrofoam base bottom is ribboned and sprayed.  Paper poofs act in a dual role, adding decorative colors as well as hiding the construction. This base of this custom sports theme centerpiece was accented with a mock player card as well as a team pennant.

Custom Sports T-Shirt Centerpiece Tops

Custom Sports T-Shirt Tops for Centerpieces

For do it yourselfers using real t-shirts or sports jerseys, there is a ready made t-shirt card stock pattern available in hobby stores or through our site.  Or you can easily make a pattern and cut them yourself.

Each kit readily supports the weight of a t-shirt or a jersey when properly assembled using our simple step by step guidelines.  If the room’s ceiling is tall enough, you can also add decorative party balloons.

If you purchase a kit from us we can even ‘slit’ the top base for an easier fit when adding a card board pattern. Follow the link for more information on sports jersey centerpiece kits.

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Our Baby Bear Cutout on A Just Add Sand Base for A Baptism Party

Posted by Michael on June 13, 2010

We choice our baby bear cutout when Carlos’ family asked us to come up with an inexpensive custom centerpiece to decorate the party celebration.

Custom Baby Bear Cutout

The personalized baby bear cut out was painted in baby boy blue, with the name and date added.  We placed onto one our Just Add Sand centerpiece kits for an attractive and affordable party centerpiece decoration.

Full Baby Boy Baptism Party Centerpiece

The full view of the centerpiece is shown above with coordinating colors of  mylar paper covering a weighted base.  View the instructions how to make a baby shower centerpiece video.  Click here to view our other baby cut out designs.

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Rosemont Show for Wedding, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Party Planners

Posted by Michael on January 10, 2010

The Halloween, Costume and Party Show returns to Rosemont at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in February. Are you a party or event planner?  Does your business have anything to do with planning Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Baby Showers, Weddings, Anniversaries, or any type of events?  Don’t miss this show if it does.  Visit their website for information and registration.

We attended this show for many years and always find new and innovative ideas to take back to clients. There are many exhibitors and interesting seminars as well.

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Tall Centerpiece Kit Combines Flexible Plastic Tubes with Top and Bottom Bases for Parties and Events

Posted by Michael on December 21, 2009

Tall Two Level Centerpiece with Flexible Plastic Tube

Tall Two Level Centerpiece with Flexible Plastic Tube

Combine these popularly requested items as a base kit to put together your do it yourself tall centerpiece for any upcoming events or parties. Kits consist of a round or square 12″ base, variable length flexible plastic tube and a 8” top round piece. Suitable for Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, wedding, or theme centerpieces for parties and events. Add sports or other theme accents to compliment. Painting/ribbon is an option as is shred fill.

Visit our DIY Flexible Plastic Tube page for more information and links to How-To Videos.

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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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