Real Party/Fiesta Friday (On A Saturday) - Tae Kwon Do Party (And A Giveaway!)

Before I share party pictures, I wanted to let my Seattle area people know about the giveaway going on at Today's Mama - Seattle. I was contacted about attending an advance screening of RIO next weekend but because I'll be doing the construction party, I'm unable to attend. However, they offered VIP seating tickets to 5 of my readers! Visit the post for details.

tae kwon do party
A very proud mama wanted to celebrate her son receiving his black belt in Tae Kwon Do and asked me to design something for the favors. Remember the inspiration board?  It was held at a skating rink so I really didn't have much time to blow it out.

And I mean I couldn't start setting up until 5 p.m.which was when open skate was over and oh yeah, that's when the party started. I had to get it all out and up and set up before the party ended at 7 p.m. Let's just say I was moving faster than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. Seriously. If anyone spoke to me, I put them to work. So many 'woulda coulda shoulda' moments but the client was thrilled and that's all one can ask for.  Everyone was skating and nothing could be passed until until the end of the party anyways so it was perfect.

When guests first arrived, they signed a mat of his black belt photo.

On each of the tables, I placed a painted frame of each of the belt's meanings. Sorry, I didn't have any good shots of them on the tables.

What teen doesn't like sweets and candy? That was a no brainer...but with a shortage of items even closely resembling martial arts I decided to focus on the different belt colors he earned.

I called on the fabulous Kori of Paper & Pigtails to custom design the labeling for our sugar fest and she didn't disappoint.  They were so much cooler than I could have imagined! I enlarged pictures of each belt he earned and hung on the backdrop, with coordinating streamers of course. The guests really got a kick out of that, since it went up first.

I did a short hand version of each belt's meanings for the round labels on the M&M's and the favor boxes.

Even the water bottles got dressed up up!
Chinese take out boxes ready for filling!

I painted and glittered papier mâché letters to put somewhere; see, I had not been to the location until that day. Well, as you can see, the 'O' refused to cooperate and I had no putty to make it stand up so I moved it back instead of along a prominent wall that would have been perfect. Shoulda, coulda, woulda.
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