I can't even believe that I am going to start this post with "When I was a kid."
But here goes nothing......when I was a kid, TV was a very different thing then it is today. Cartoons were reserved to two or three shows in the early mornings hours before school and maybe another one or two shows like Popeye, Woody Woodpecker and Scooby Doo after. And on Saturdays, well Saturday mornings were like a slice of Television heaven for kids. All morning they would play across a majority of the 13 channels, or something to that degree. But the one thing I remember te most about TV back then was how once a year a few family favorites would come on TV.
There were no DVR's or movie channels, I don't even think there was more than 12-13 channels, VCR's had yet to be heard of in most American households. So you either saw what was shown or you had to wait until it played again the following year.
A year people, you would have to wait a whole freaking year to get your chance to see a movie. Us kids were at the mercy of the TV stations and our parents.
So when the commercials for the showing of these movies would begin airing about the TV waves. I paid attention. This was sort of a big deal...in my little world anyway. A few of my all time favorites were Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz and who could forget the one and only Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Seriously, it was the thing dreams are made of. Candy bars with golden tickets, factories of candy, quirky food themed inventions and Mr. Wonka and his crazy self. It was a film that left a lasting impression in my mind as I am sure it did in so many others. It is also one of my most requested custom designs as people are ga ga over Willy Wonka inspired parties.
It was only a matter of time that I would begin creating the characters from the movie besides Mr. Wonka and his little Oompa Loompa friends, but since everyone loved them so much it was inevitable that the rest of them would follow suit.
Now if you have seen the movie, I am sure that you may remember the "Bad Egg" Veruca Salt. Boy was she a rotten, spoiled little girl. Always with her "I want it NOW." So here she is in all her mean glory.
The topper come with five images per each 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper. It is suggested they are printed on a heavier card stock type of material.
They can be printed from home or uploaded and printed from a local printing shop. Print as many as you need.
You can purchase them through my Etsy shop which can be found HERE. They are available for instant download once payment is processed. For additional Willy Wonka Party themed goodies, please visit the Willy Wonka Party section of my shop HERE.
So what is you favorite movie??? Anyone else from my generation???
Thanks for reading along!!