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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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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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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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Chicago Bears Football Sports Theme Party Centerpieces

Posted by Michael on August 15, 2010

The NFL’s pre-season kicked off yesterday in a somewhat dismal fashion for our home town Chicago Bears football team. While there is still hope for a championship, or even just a post season appearance, I thought it appropriate to re-visit a recent Chicago Bears theme Bar Mitzvah party celebration.

Mikey took some before and after room videos and our friend Jack Hoyt supplied us with professional stills. Shown are several different centerpieces, a place card table name centerpiece as well as a candle lighting.

The central theme can be carried over and used for other football teams. The centerpieces are also available for do it yourself enthusiasts and come in easy to assemble make your own kits.

We have other ideas for your at our DIY Football Theme Centerpiece

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Custom Baseball Sports Theme Centerpiece Revisited

Posted by Michael on July 18, 2010

The 2010 baseball season is heating up now that we are past the All Star game and headed into the stretch.  I  again show you this custom baseball sports theme centerpiece video.  These centerpieces can be used for table decorations at all baseball theme events and parties.  They are suitable for Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Wedding and Engagement Parties, Theme Events, Retirements, Birthdays, etc.

The video is a favorite which was first uploaded to YouTube in December, 2007 just before we embarked on our cruise of the Mexican Riviera.  Shown are single and double level baseball centerpieces as well as our tall sports jersey centerpiece.  More information and details are available on our main do it yourself site at our DIY baseball centerpiece page.

Our budget Just Add Sand centerpiece can be used for baseball and other sports theme centerpieces.  For more see our information on custom cutout kits.

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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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New Ice Cream Centerpieces Debut for Bar Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Wedding and other Events

Posted by Michael on November 29, 2009

We added some do it yourself ice cream theme centerpiece cut outs suitable for all kinds of delicious looking ice cream aficionados.  Shown here on our “Just Add Sand” centerpiece bases.  Each comes cut out of rigid polystyrene in white so you can decorate as desired with almost any kid of water based paint.

Ice Cream Banana Split Centerpiece

Mikey’s favorite is the banana split (left), shown here with an ice cream cone and a bar.  Also available is the ice cream sundae (right).

Ice Cream Sundae Centerpiece

Ice Cream Sundae Centerpiece

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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.


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Basketball, Football and Lacrosse Centerpieces by a Do It Yourselfer

Posted by Michael on September 20, 2009

Cheryl from Maryland sent us these pictures

Basketball DIY Centerpiece

of the Basketball DIY Centerpiece, Football DIY Centerpiece

Football DIY Centerpiece


Lacrosse DIY Centerpiece she made with the do it yourself centerpiece supplies we sent her plus her additions!

Lacroosse DIY CenterpieceCongratulations and good work!

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