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Gnomeo and Juliet Summer Party (40 photos)
We had been watching the movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" recently and I was inspired by all the fun and gaudy lawn decorations featured in the movie! We decided to invite friends over for some some snacks, desserts and "fun in the sun" activities!
The story of Gnomeo and Juliet is based on the classic Shakespeare play, but set in the lawns of two families... of gnomes! The decor followed this premise from gnome hats to pinwheels and all things lawn-related! The dessert table was centered by cupcakes and a lawn flamingo, separating the blues' (Montagues) and the reds' (Capulets) houses/lawns. Aside from cupcakes, I also made daisy flower cookies and topiary cake balls. I designed the paper goods with graphics from Dreamloft (http://www.etsy.com/shop/DreAmLoft) and the backdrop was a piece of artificial grass with "G+J" inside a heart "mowed" into it. We also had an ice cream "gnome" bar (with cones dressed in gnome hats - template from Martha Stewart [http://www.marthastewart.com/264431/patriotic-ice-cream-cone-wrapper]), as well as a snow cone machine to make "snow gnomes", to help us stay cool!
I found a great idea from The Party Animal (http://www.thepartyanimal-blog.org/gnomeo-juliet-birthday-party-theme/) to have lawn mower races (like the movie) and was able to find lawn mowers that blew bubbles! We also had "weed killer spray guns" for water play!