Ever since I found out about Hostess with the Mostess, I haven't been able to set up a party table with out somehow making it pretty! May not be HWTM calibre, but at least I give it a good try ;)
Since I won't be hosting the party at our house this year, it will make set up a bit tricky because I will only have 30 minutes prior to the party to decorate. To help me visualize it all, I have set up a table in my basement so that I can easily replicate it all on the actually day. That, and this way there will be a visual reference on how I can have one of my helpers set it up for me... now that's smart planning! *wink, wink*
For the Ninjago table, I thought it would be cool to create some Japanese looking screens. Here is where I got my inspiration from.
For these screens I used 3 sheets of foam board 20x30 inches, a ruler and black tape. I found the foam board at the Dollar store, and the tape is actually electrical tape. Who knew hubby had some hidden craft supplies in the garage!
I then just eyeballed the tape placement. I used the ruler more as a guide to keep the lines somewhat straight. I then cut out my sons name for the middle screen using my Silhouette Cameo. For the side screens I wanted to incorporate his age so searched Google for the Japanese character nine and traced it in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I did the same with the small little ninja stars. The font I used is called Shanghai and is a free download from dafont.com.
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Hope you like my Ninjago like table so far... stay tuned for posts coming up on...
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