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Monster Hunter party

Monster Hunter party

We are in love with the Monster Hunter franchise by Capcom. Ever since the series came to Nintendo 3DS we’ve been playing non-stop with a group of friends. Our friends love themed parties as much as we do, so to celebrate the newest Monster Hunter game, we decided to make a small impromptu dinner!

Our amazing friend Paul made pork loin wrapped in bacon, while the hubby and I were in charge of the drinks! If you’re familiar with the game, there are a few potions that you can make in the game. Green potion is for mega health, yellow is mega dash juice for stamina, red is mega demondrug for increase attack and blue is mega nutrients to increase your health gauge!


MH dinner

The drinks were super easy to make – different Fanta drinks poured into milk bottles from the Target dollar spot. I printed out the drink icon symbols onto clear labels and adhered them to the bottles. Remember the Valentine bottles I made for my dude? You can use the same method and Mod Podge over the labels! I also made some matching keychains for each of our friends. I gave some away to a Monster Hunter event at Houston Gaymers’ Handhelds!

MH keychains MH prizes MH drinks

friends winners MH winners

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Game of Thrones Toppers

Game of Thrones Toppers

Having a Game of Thrones theme party? The finale is upon us and I created these easy to print/cut cupcake toppers to use for any event! Print on any card stock letter paper and you can use toothpicks to attach to a cupcake/pastry.

Cupcake Toppers Full Print Sheet

I only created a few family banners, please note I have not and will not make a topper for House Bolton for obvious reasons! For some reason at our party people kept asking where Bolton banner was…yuck!!!

If you do use these I only ask that you don’t claim them, sell them or repost them as your own. These are free for personal use only, please don’t direct link.

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GoT Cupcake Toppers (121 downloads)

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Lets go fly a kite

Lets go fly a kite

We celebrated the Kite Festival in Houston last spring! My husband decided since we are obsessed with the Capcom game: Monster Hunter on the Nintendo 3DS, we should make Monster Hunter Kites! This awesome idea came the day before the festival. We were able to run to Home Depot and buy some dowels but everything else used to build the kite was already in our own kitchen! We invited a couple of friends over to create with us.

Our friends (Don and Thomas) and I made the traditional “diamond” kite following directions from here. Whereas my husband wanted something a bit larger for his Palico creation – which you can see the diagram here.

Materials:

  1. Large industrial clear trash bags
  2. Dowels
  3. String – we used some lightweight string from Home Depot
  4. Sharpies for drawing on our kites!
  5. Clear packaging tape

Here are the some pictures that showcase how we made the kites and how they flew!

The day was bright and lovely and can you believe it – our kites actually flew! This was actually my first time flying a kite!! It was so fun to make our own kites and see if they would actually get in the air.

The kite festival is coming up again this Sunday – April 3rd! If you can go, you really must! It is a fun event in Houston. Remember to bring sunblock and drink lots of water!

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com