Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wild West Themed Party

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This I did for my son's Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.

The crowd favorite was by far the wanted posters I made for each child that were hung around the room.

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I came up with cute outlaw nicknames for each little guy and used the cub scout core values as their wanted for's.

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*sigh*
I love photoshop.

We let the boys take their own poster home with them at the end of the night.

And now for the decorations.

"Chuck Wagon" Banner made from scrap book paper.

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Centerpieces:

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Cowboy, Cactus and Bulls head all cut from cardboard then painted.

"howdy" triangle banner made with scrapbook papers then hung with twine.

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Actual swinging saloon doors made from cardboard, painted to look like slatted wood, then duct taped to the door jam on both sides so they could swing.

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I'm not going to lie, I had the ideas, but this amazingly crafty lady helped execute them all.
Clarissa, you are AMAZING!

The boys had so much fun!

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Happy Creating!!

5 comments:

  1. I love this! How did you trace/draw the cowboy shapes onto cardboard? Did you freehand them or did you have some kind of stencil? Thanks!! Kristen

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  2. A handy dandy husband so kindly (and patiently) posed against the cardboard (some laying, some sitting against), then was traced, then cut out, then spray painted black.
    I would love to see your finished product if you do it, so please share!
    Happy creating Kristen!!!

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  3. where did you get the silhouettes?

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    1. The silhouettes were made with a sweet husband laying down on a piece of cardboard in the desired position, then his outline traced, cut out, and spray painted black. Easy peasy and cheap!

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  4. What a great party! I am putting together my first Cub Scout Blue and Gold and had another plan for Wanted Posters- but I love love yours! Did you create this poster of yours? I am so not savvy with Photoshop either but I bet someone could help me. Has anyone asked you for a download? I would be indebted to you :))) ashleybaird10@gmail.com

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