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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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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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Saturday’s Party Theme Had Chicago Blackhawk Custom Hockey Centerpieces

Posted by Michael on August 30, 2010

Custom Hockey Theme Bar Mitzvah Centerpiece

Chicago Blackhawks Party Centerpiece

These custom hockey table centerpiece decorations helped Justin celebrate his Bar Mitzvah last Saturday. Every table had a Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory  theme. Standing tall on each centerpiece was a colorfully painted hockey player cut out. A Stanley Cup trophy rendering and a table sign on either side complemented the player. A favorite Blackhawk players was the name of each of Jonathan’s tables. This one had the name Jonathan Toews.

More photos to follow in future posts.

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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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Clever Customer Music Theme Bar Mitzvah Centerpiece and Place Cards

Posted by Michael on April 6, 2010

This takeoff Bar Mitzvah music theme centerpiece had a fake MP3 player with real ear plugs.

Bar Mitzvah Music Theme Centerpiece

The custom music theme Bar Mitzvah place cards were also fun to make! The vivid colors just were amazing!

Custom Music Theme Place Cards

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Custom Bar Mitzvah Place Cards and Centerpieces for Cookie Themed Party Decorations

Posted by Michael on April 3, 2010

Things have been rather hectic around here with Michael planning his retirement. So many decisions to make and so many options.

We have a little catching up to do in our postings. Here are some pictures of a delicious cookie theme bar mitzvah we did earlier this year.
Matts cookie Theme Bar Mitzvah Name Centerpiece

The picture above is the name centerpiece for the custom place card table.  Later it was moved to the sweet table.  Below is an enlarged shot of he place cards we designed for the event.

Custom Bar Mitzvah Cookie Theme Place Cards
To the right are two of the centerpiece table decorations shown before final assembly at the party along with the place cards.

Centerpieces for Matts Cookie Bar Mitzvah

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Cookie Theme Centerpieces and Custom Place Cards for Bar Mitzvah Party

Posted by Michael on January 24, 2010

Just over a week ago we were privileged to design, assemble, deliver and set up these cookie theme centerpieces for a Bar Mitzvah party celebration event.

Cookie Centerpiece Theme For Bar Mitzvah Party Event

We also produced the centerpiece table signs and custom Bar Mitzvah place cards (sample shown below).

Cookie Theme Custom Bar Mitzvah Party Place CardsMazel Tov to the celebrant, family and friends!

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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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