Spain/Spainish Theme Party Supplies

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Spain/Spanish Party Ideas

 

Visit your local public library and check out different books on Spain. 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.) Cookbooks also look great!

These 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 Spain (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 with it…) put the words of the location (i.e. Barcelona, 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.

On a TV set, play a travel video/DVD of Spain. 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 the movies…)!

An acoustic guitar propped up makes for a GREAT table centerpiece! The great part is that it doesn't even need to be tuned nor do you need to know anyone who can play it…only who might HAVE one that you could borrow for the party. An acoustic guitar also looks sharp as a prop at the entrance to your party.

Make some tissue paper flowers. Cut colored tissue paper into 5" X 5" squares (or buy them in packages pre-cut, which is what I do.) Take six sheets and stack them evenly on top of each other. Fan-fold the stack in ¾" folds. When finished, use a twist-tie to secure the center of the tissue paper. Now, pull up each piece of tissue paper ONE AT A TIME, ALTERNATING SIDES. Soon, a flower will appear. Experiment with different colors, alternating colors, sizes of tissue paper and the size of the folds to achieve a wide range of variety of tropical flowers.

Of course, there's GOT to be music playing. Visit your local library for Spanish acoustic guitar selections (look in the International section.) If you don't have any luck at the public library, try tapping the shoulder of your local college student and have them take you to their university library…your jaw will likely drop at the selection! A word about volume: make sure that it's heard, but not so loud that your guests will have to speak over it for their conversations.