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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Recent Piatas...Death Star and Swamp Monster on: August 13, 2010 12:18:08 AM
I've had a busy year for piata making.

The Death Star



This was made for my dear friends' wedding last weekend.  If you ever make one of these be sure to play the Imperial March while destroying it...it really adds to the experience.  In fact the loud, intimidating music combined with dark lights and some lighting effects made one child burst into tears!



It was quite a success.  I used a beach ball for the shape...the hardest part was the paint job which was mostly just time consuming.

Earlier in the summer I made a swamp monster.



This was for a friend's birthday party/annual get together along the shores of Lake Erie.



There is a bar crawl in Geneva-on-the-Lake...it's called the Monster Crawl, hence the swamp monster.  To make this one I used one regular balloon, 2 small skinny balloons and some thin cardboard.  I used metallic paint, crepe paper, garland and moss for train set models to complete it.

Here's a blurry shot that shows the back.



In May I made a piata for a friend's birthday party.
It was a simple but cute king character.



I had fun decorating this one.  I used some large plastic eyes and other plastic objects to embellish the face and crown.

Thanks for looking!


 

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Skull pinata on: October 12, 2006 11:48:38 AM
I made this for a party that I went to this past weekend. 





Action shot... he's not even close!


Someone must wear it on there head after all the goodies fall out.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Monkey Pinata on: July 28, 2006 10:21:35 PM
I love making pinatas.  I've made quite a few in my days but this is by far the best one.  I made it for a Fourth of July party and it was filled to the top with goodies.  A handful of greedy children horded and made of with nearly every last bit, leaving nothing for the all the adults.  (Just a little bitter, it's important to share.)

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Action shot

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The best pinata breaks out just on the bottom....the prizes all fall out and then someone can wear it on their head.  WoooHoooo

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4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / holiday party hats on: January 03, 2006 10:45:52 PM
This is my first post.  I crocheted these hats using a giant crochet hook and a mix of yarn and plastic.  The plastic is similar to cheap grocery bags but in wide ribbon form.  I have a huge spool of it that my parents picked up somewhere for me.  I was low on cash this season so I made several of these and took them to my friend's holiday party and let everyone pick one out.

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It thrills me that the men embraced the hats like they did.  They wore them all night long.  The plastic is so thin that the hats are lightweight.  I am definately going to make more of these.
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