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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / 21st Birthday Party: Geeky/Nerd Themed! on: September 03, 2012 08:16:52 AM
I'm turning 21 this month and I wanted to have a geeky nerd themed party for all my geektastic friends. We are part of a gaming group on campus so I figured I'd keep them all from feeling out of place with a ridiculous party, and instead have a friendly environment at my parents' house. I invited 20 people but I'm only expecting 10 or 12 to show up.

I hoped to order sheet pizzas and serve grilled hot dogs, macaroni salad, chips and dip, and maybe make geeky appetizers or finger foods. Any suggestions for foods I could make?

I want to have games played (Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).

I plan to serve non-alcoholic sherbet punch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jones Soda (if I can find any) to the underaged kids (19-20), and to the of age friends (21+) I want to serve gamer-esque alcohol (Hobgoblin beer, etc).

I was thinking about making a Rubik's Cube cake and/or Minecraft Creeper cupcakes, or possibly have my cousin's wife make me a Hello Kitty cake (it's not geeky, but I LOVE Hello Kitty/Sanrio!) with geeky cupcakes. Any suggestions for cupcakes I could make? Or cakes?

Then there are the "favor bags". I don't know if I am too old to give these out, but I was thinking something age appropriate, like shot glasses, and nerds rope (because they're "nerdy" and look like DNA) or boxes of nerds. What else could I give to my guests? I was thinking maybe a 90s themed favor bag since most of us were born in the 90s. What could I give them?

What other ideas do you have? Decorations? Games? Foods? Anything. Thank you! =)

2  New York / New York: West / Re: Williamsville NY on: August 12, 2012 11:44:12 AM
Craiglist, Artvoice, and the Buffalo News are good. Try the Bee newspapers. They're also great! Then keep a mailing list of interested parties for future shows.
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Best way to display 1" pins? on: August 12, 2012 11:31:01 AM
I had button tags made by KittyCrossbones http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/shopkittycrossbones which I punched two holes in and then put my pins through the holes so the image faced the front of the designed card. Then I placed the tags standing upright in a record bowl (or five haha), sorted by type. I have 1" kawaii buttons, 1.25" vintage design buttons, 1.25" geekery...Each bowl has a price and label and people can sort through. I like this method but I wish I had a different method. In all honesty, I like the magnet idea. Strips of strong magnets behind the pinned cards is a great idea. =)
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please Help Me! on: January 13, 2012 12:45:24 PM
Anybody? =(
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Please Help Me! mini-envelope book ideas needed on: January 12, 2012 05:15:42 AM
I'm trying to come up with some ideas to make my boyfriend a mini-envelope book for Valentine's Day. I have a bunch of things, and no ideas, really. I see all these gorgeous books on YouTube and they have ribbons and scrapbooking papers and removable tags and all this cool stuff, and I don't want to copy their ideas. I just want some inspiration. Anybody have any ideas of what I could do? So far I have:

~an idea for a ribbon corset page
~cute romantic, vintage, and hand-carved geeky stamps
~ink pads
~aging/antiquing/distressing pads
~red, black, and white solid cardstock
~coin envies (250 golden colored ones)
~heart stickers and love stickers
~gel pens in assorted colors (mostly pink)
~6x9 envies (golden colored, about 5)
~some cardstock/scrapbooking paper (a sheet with floral hearts, a sheet with lip-prints & hearts) but nothing romantic-looking
~paper cutter
~circle punch
~scalloped circle punch
~heart hole-puncher
~some flower embellishments
~white flower brads
~red and pink heart brads

I was thinking maybe doing a red, black, and white theme? Instead of just red. I could paint the coin envies and then put the white and black themed cardstock down, or make tags from the red cardstock or something. I was also thinking about putting black&white photos of me inside and I could color something in red (we don't have any pictures of us together yet)... I just can't focus! Please, can anybody help?
6  New York / New York: West / Re: Is anyone out there in Buffalo? on: April 01, 2011 07:15:05 AM
Hey, I just moved from Amherst to Kenmore. Whereabouts in Kenmore are you from? I'm between the streets Kenmore and Sheridan. =)
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From Junk to Jewelry! =) on: September 14, 2010 08:50:34 AM
WOAH! really nice, i particularly like the first one..., and the story looks nice, mind telling which book you were reading?

Thanks! I was reading The Labyrinth. =)
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Penpal/pen-buddie swap? on: August 02, 2010 11:30:46 AM
This is an amazing idea! I've just been looking for more pen pals anyway and to the ones I already have I send stuff just for fun, but I like this idea. I'd join in!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / What Stitch to Use? on: August 02, 2010 11:23:46 AM
I want to get into sewing dolls and plushies, but I have no idea what kind of stitch to use (I'm sewing by hand) when sewing the body of the doll. I've been using tight straight stitches on practice dolls and so far the stitches keep showing through when I turn the body inside out. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Thanks!
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you organize your stash? on: August 01, 2010 04:00:54 PM
Believe it or not, those hanging closet sweater organizers you can buy at Walmart, Target, and JCPenney are really good at organizing fabric. I Use the sweater organizers for big fabric, folded neatly, and then I made collage boxes from old shoeboxes where I store my fabric quarters and scrap fabric. I also use the hanging shoe organizers for fabric quarters and yarn. It works really well!
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