It’s probably time to talk about the rest of the decorations at my party. Then I really will wrap this up. I promise.
I’m ready to move on from the boy who refused to grow up to Jaws anyway.
Tonight Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is airing a special called, “How Jaws Changed the World” and OBVIOUSLY I set my DVR for that. Plus I have the champagne to pop ready because I looooove Jaws.
They’re sort of my thing.
On Thursday I promise to write a post entitled, “How Jaws 3 in 3-D Changed My Life” complete with a shark cupcake tutorial, but until then…
Peter Pan and the decorations.
This is my quick watermelon carving of Hook’s Jolly Roger, complete with the menacing croc. I wish the windows were level, but alas… I was rushing.
I did a freehand sketch for the sign, and it’s a quote from J.M. Barrie’s novel. I wanted to include it just in case people didn’t understand why there was this weird crocodile lurking around Hook’s ship.
If you want to get yourself a cool croc, I found that guy on Amazon here. It’s not the cheapest croc online, but it’s the best looking, and let’s be honest: that matters. A lot.
This is my (bad) attempt at a papier mache version of Hangman’s Tree. Hangman’s Tree is a departure from J.M. Barrie’s original story (there were multiple entrances into the Lost Boys’ home under the ground).
It was easier to do one tree and explain it on my Neverland map than to get into the whole passage about how Peter fits boys for their own trees, so that’s why I went this route.
Here we have lipstick on the proverbial pig with pearls hanging from Hangman’s Tree.
The entire skeleton of the tree was made with painters’ tape and twisted newspaper. If I had it to do all over again, I’d probably use a few real twigs and maybe even a little chicken wire. For the final layer of the papier mache, I used paper towels. I found posts online saying that makes it easier to cover the piece with paint.
I was in a hurry so I turned on the oven to dry out the tree. It’s probably a fire hazard or whatever but I kept an eye on it and didn’t let the dogs investigate it with their faces.
In retrospect, I think white tissue paper would have been better because I could have achieved a look more like this:
And what would be a Peter Pan party without a little Tink?
I hate Tinkerbell, but you can’t really leave her out of your Peter Pan Party.
She is a scheming bitch, but she’s essential to the story.
The lantern is this little ditty from Ikea. I made Tink out of pins and tissue paper from Target.
At one point I considered hanging the lantern from a ribbon in the yard and surrounding it with green and white suckers, but I decided to reign myself in a bit.
My menu was another freehand sketch, but you could easily trace the silhouette and keep it simple. (Simple is something I SO need to learn.)
Here’s the Peter Pan Party menu situation.
I promise I’ll write my full wrap up post, so we can really fly away from Neverland. Forever.
Not that I’m going to grow up or anything….