your local public library and check out different books on
London. These look great as part of table centerpieces or
as general decorations placed throughout your party area.
They can either be laying flat or they can also be propped
up in a half open fashion (remember to visit both the children's
AND adult's section of the library.)
look REALLY great
but you'll need someone who has a very
simple computer graphics program and the basic knowledge to
use it. Download some nice photos from the Internet of London
(you should be overwhelmed by the selection you find on the
Internet) and load them into the graphics program. You can
do this by 'right clicking' with your mouse on any picture
you like, then selecting 'Save As' among the options. Save
these to a disk on your hard drive. Across the top (or in
any other place, depending on how creative you want to get
) put the words of the location (i.e. Big Ben,
etc.) Then, in one of the corners put a large number (i.e.
40, 27, etc.)
essentially, you are making a large stamp.
Once you have the image the way you want it, print it out
and decorate cut the edges all around in the fashion of a
large stamp (Fiskar scissors do a great job.) These look great
just about anywhere. HINT: These can be done in assembly-line
fashion and can be cranked out relatively fast once you get
into the 'groove' of it.
a TV set, play a travel video/DVD of London or England. You
should be able to find one at your public library. Remember,
this is for 'decoration', unless of course you'd LIKE your
guests to watch the movie as part of an activity. The really
great part about this is that you don't even need to have
the volume on (in fact, especially for adult parties, the
guests will probably more enjoy their conversations more than
a wardrobe sized moving box. Stand it upright (tall orientation)
and cut a door on the side of the box. Now paint the box red
and put the word "Telephone" at the top of the box
and voila! A London telephone booth!
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