Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nemo Game, Centerpieces, and Mickey Blog Hop!

Hello! we are at the end of my Finding Nemo birthday party week here AND it is finally time for the Me and Mickey's Birthday Hop! Thanks so much Michelle for asking me to hop with  you all and Happy Birthday to Rexann! You should be arriving here from Laura's blog and if you came here directly you can start the hop at Michelle's. Be sure to stop by and wish Rexann a Happy Birthday!

I am going to share with you today the game I created for the kids to play at my daughter's birthday party. Instead of pin the tail on the donkey we played help Nemo find his home! (If you are new to my blog you can check out my other Nemo projects here.)

The details:
The game board is a 12x24 piece of paper and all of the cuts are accessories features on the Best of Pixar cartridge. They were all cut at 11 inches.  To create the "anemone" in the middle I welded two of the cuts together and then did the same with the layer/shadow cuts. By using different shades of pink and doing some light inking I got the anemone effect I wanted. The larger pieces of coral I cut out in different colors and flipped the image for the other side.

For the game pieces I printed out a bunch of Nemos on my printer and hand cut them out (no way was I putting together more Nemos after doing the invitations) and then I laminated them with my YourStory, well actually my daughter laminated them all and it was lovely because it kept her from pestering me and she thought it was soo cool. Because they were laminated, the girls at the party were then also able to write their names on the Nemos so we could see who put what fish on the wall.

This really was a fairly easy to assemble project - I just wish that PC sold 12x24 laminating sheets so I could laminate the board! (It is the same concept I used for my Halloween Haunted House game I just posted that first.)  Here is a picture of my daughter playing the game (and missing).

And then finally I have some super quick centerpieces to wrap up the party that were a big hit (especially with my youngest who is a candy junkie). This is a scraplifted idea that I got from Carrie aka greenbean on the messageboard and again - quick and easy to put together.

The details: 
With some white vinyl and some 77 cent fishbowls from ACMoore (in fact they are currently that price on sale today) I cut some 6's (1.20 inches and 2.5 for the the larger) using the heart font on Rock Princess and a fish from Animal Kingdom (1.50 inches) and I had a pretty fish bowl to fill with gummy and swedish fish. The middle one I stuffed with tissue paper and stuck in the Nemo light up wand we had bought the year before when we went to see the Nemo on Ice show.

Those fish went face and I am sure because they were in pretty bowls and not just because they were candy (yeah right). Here is a picture of the party room all dressed up!

Over to the left you can see the craft project we made, wooden frames from Michael's covered in glitter with seashells from Oriental Trading.  Here is the sample we made to show the girls what it should look like: 

I highly recommend the Martha Stewart craft glue - it held those shells on like nobody's business!
And here are all the works of art drying: 

Whew!! I am tired all over again just typing all this about the party!! It was a huge success and I was so proud that my daughter was able to fill the back of my car with her donations for the SPCA (and happy I didn't have to bring a ton of toys home). She made a new friend when we went to drop it all off, but that friend was most certainly NOT coming home with us.

And that is it! I hope you got some good ideas here - and I can't wait to see what all the other ladies have done. Your next stop on the hop is LaShavia's blog. I also have some blog candy to give away - I will give away a sampling of Divine Twine to anyone who leaves a comment (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you) - you don't have to be a follower but I would love it if you became one! Happy Mickey Hopping and one last Happy Birthday to Rexann!

21 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodnes, where to start! What a fabulous birthday party! From the game, table decorations, party favors, and project! Everything was just perfect! Then, instead of gifts, donations! What a special little girl you have! What a talented mother she has!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. Very cute idea for a birthday party I love all your little favor and the center piece was cute. TFS

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  3. What a fun fun party. All the wonderful things you shared this week just shine! Awesome
    http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

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  4. very creative! I can be reached at findtimetocreate . blogspot.com.
    I love the Nemo game !

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  5. WOW! I bet your daughter really loved her party! Your projects are wonderful!

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  6. Great party, you did a fantastic job! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks like an awesome party. Can you come throw me a party?:) Love the game. Makes old traditional games fun and current.
    aashuk @ shaw . ca

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  8. Wow what a great job you did for your daughter! I have a birthday on Thanksgiving and I would love a party! LOL

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  9. What an awesome theme for a birthday party!

    Great job!!!

    Thanks

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  10. MY BLOG IS NOW UP! Blogger had an problem with my posting all fixed for the me and mickey blog hop blog number 2
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/11/mickey-and-me-blog-hop.html
    Rebecca Minor
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  11. Wow! this was a super birthday party and your Daughter is lucky to have such a talented Mom!! Happy Birthday to her and have a great Thanksgiving!! Thank you for joining us on this great blog hop!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  12. very creative...What a special little girl you have...This will be a birthday she remembers..
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    Rebecca Minor
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  13. wow awesome party and decorations!


    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  14. wow,,, great job with her party.... :) Happy Thanksgiving ...lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  15. Great party ideas!!

    brz352@yahoo.com

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  16. Wow! That looks like it was an AWESOME birthday party! I've just found your blog and am now your newest follwer. I'm coming back after the blog hop to see all your other Nemo posts!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  17. New follower here and this birthday idea is a fantastic one. It looks like the kids all had a blast and I love the creativity. So happy to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Super cute birthday party!!

    New follower

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  19. Awesome party. I am so in love with the ideas!!! Many thanks!

    kastenc@sbcglobal.net

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  20. OMG - Fabulous. This is one party that I need to get invited to. :)

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  21. WOW you worked so hard for the party. I am sure all of them loved it. TFS

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