I just love themed parties, so when I heard that I was invited to a 90's kids party (for grown ups), I was very excited, and more than happy to get stuck in to helping with the prep and creating a 90's Photo Booth!
To start off with we decided to make a backdrop for the photo booth. This was made from an old sheet and some bright acrylic paints which we bought from Tiger. Much fun was had creating a 'splatter' effect. There is definitely a technique to it!
When you think of the nineties, what pops into your head? I was between 4 and 14, so most of my memories consist of cartoons, games and toys! I had a gameboy and loved to play Super Mario, as well as Pokemon, so I got to work making a giant Gameboy! I found a box that was about the right proportions and then printed out a screen shot from the game. The buttons were made from cut out pieces of plastic cork and polystyrene, and I painted the details on with acrylics.
Speaking of Pokemon, I knew we HAD to have a Pokeball involved somewhere, so I made one using a small globe ball from Tiger, and lots of acrylic paint! The button was made from a section of cork painted white. I really wish it worked and I could unleash my very own Pikachu, but alas, we are not that technically advanced yet.
Lets face it, ALL boys and a lot of girls, were obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So I just had to re-create the masks worn by Leonardo and Crew. I had a load of canvas type fabric which I find takes acrylic paint super well, and I used the general shape of the mask outline I made in this halloween post. I was so pleased with the way they came out, since they were pretty quick and easy to do!
Remember the Goosebumps books? I'm sure they were pretty much a staple in any kids book collection. I knocked up a quick copy by printing off the front page of the wonderfully named 'Shocker on Shock Street', and making a sleeve to fit around an old book I already had.
And who could forget Keenan and Kel? 'Who loves orange soda?' We made a bottle of Orange soda so that guests could channel their inner Kel. We also had copious amounts of Orange soda to drink, by the end of the party I think we all knew where Kel had been coming from all those years ago.
As a final thought we decided it would be cute to have a sign ready for when the games were being explained. So Jessica (who was explaining the games) took the place of Clarissa, who as we all know, could explain it all!
Were you a child of the 90s? What are your favourite memories of that era?
(now constantly singing Pokemon and Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme tunes)