This year’s theme is I LOVE NY! It’s the perfect theme—tons of ideas floating around in my head. Think NYC skyline, traffic lights, street signs, subway tokens and taxis. The primary color scheme is, of course, pink, black, white and some silver.
I was going to buy the same huge skyscraper backdrop that I used for my Downtown Joey tradeshow display, but remembered what a pain in the arse it was to put together. Not to mention it was $99 a 8’ x 12’ section. Instead, I opted for several of the small skyline rolls which are 18” x 25 feet long for the BBQ and this cheaper backdrop.
Love these subway signs, but they are only 11” x 17”. Think I can make huge ones with my Silhouette? I’m thinking at least 3’ x 5’. Crazy? Probably…LOL.
Definitely need to make one for Coney Island,
and Yankee Stadium, of course!
Oooh…what about a taxi stand at the curb?
While I’m making all these signs, I might as well make some NYC park signs….I’m thinking Battery Park,
Central Park and even Bryant Park (for my designer friends)!
In addition to making lots of tissue paper pom poms, I’ll be making yards and yards of Ruffled Crepe Paper Streamers. Let’s hope I get all of these things done in time!
Last time Julie was in NYC, I had her convinced I was going to purchase a Giant Statue of Liberty from a souvenir store. She watched as I talked the merchant down from $7,000 to $5,000. Mr. Diva would certainly kill me if I bought it!
For a moment, I considered this huge inflatable, but realized I just don’t have the room on the lawn for it. Maybe at my next house…ha ha!
However, I found these cool cardboard manhole covers to use outside!
Found a few pricey Empire State Building centerpieces and other city skyline centerpieces, but realized they were definitely out of my budget. However, I could easily make the glass ones myself using some vinyl with my Silhouette.
Or I can also make some of these.
Found this city building confetti, so I ordered a bunch of it for the tables…even though it will probably end up in everyone’s cocktails.
Look! Chocolate NYC Subway Tokens! Too bad, they’d melt or I’d definitely have to get some. However, I’m on the prowl for some fake NYC subway tokens. Any idea where I could find some?
Now you’re probably wondering what to wear, right? Well, what about this cool MetroCard t-shirt?
Oooh look! I found the perfect design for my nails!
If anyone has additional ideas on decorating for the NYC theme, please do share! Hope to see you at the BBQ!