I had this idea to make it feel like waves on the sand.
I used lots of long strips of crepe paper in blue, white and yellows. I added one pack of paper lanterns in multi-color hues from Michaels. I bulked that up with some hand made blue tissue flowers.
You can download this free cut file (from me!) with all these shapes right here.
I was making these props out of paper but I really wanted them to pop. I used white cardstock for simplicity because I really didn't want to switch out six different sheets of paper in my cameo. All my shapes came out white and I just watercolored them to the shades I wanted.
I like the hues that I achieved better than most of the cardstock colors that I have anyway. I used glitter to make the colors stand out even more. I used a combination of fine and chunky Martha Stewart glitters. I used pop dots to make the silhouette shape outlines stand out underneath the shapes. Using the outlines added a lot of depth and kept the props from feeling very flat.
I used a lot of beach shapes but I had to add some fun mustaches as well. I also included a couple of sombreros in the baskets next to the photo back drop.
We put up our seahorse pinata up next to the beachy waves. I had a photo prop seahorse and a seahorse on the cake table as well, to tie our theme together.
Like many party things I got this pinata off of amazon and it was one of the most beautiful pinatas I have ever seen. I went to party lane in East Austin and found nothing prettier. I love the bright colors and how well they matched the paper flowers too.
candy and toy pinata fillers. This was more than enough for the 40+ kids at the party. It was also great for my sanity to have the kids focus on something other than eating candy. I wasn't sure what to expect but I thought the toys and candy were both really good quality.
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