Three Great Events Where A Customized T-shirt Can Be Used Creatively

It is common to see custom printed t-shirts at parties hosted by youngsters but did you know that they can be the center of attraction at a sweet sixteen, Quinceanos or a Debut party. Every girl wants to look spectacular on her special day; as a matter of fact, it is common place to see young girls dolled up gowns and tiaras for these parties.

Unfortunately, not everybody can afford the MTV style grandiose for a coming of age or birthday party. The Music channel was instrumental is making sweet sixteen parties synonymous with opulence but you don’t need to spend a small fortune to have fun and host a happening party. Then, there are also those pf us who like to keep things simple and personal. If you fall in one of these two categories, you can do away with the biggest expenditure of the day; that of a gown and a tiara. Girls you need to understand that even real life princesses don’t wear their gowns and tiaras these days unless they have to. How about using customized tee-shirts with a picture or a collage of the birthday girl at different ages and her birth date? You can use these custom t-shirts as party favors or as the uniform dress code for the party. So, lets start with the first important party in our list and how you can make it extra special with customized tee-shirts

Custom T-Shirts For Quinceanos Parties

A Quinceanera or Quinceanos is a coming of age celebration associated with the Latin culture. The word literally means 15 years in Spanish and there is a lot of dancing, celebrations and good food to go around at the event. The day marks the age of a girl to step into the society as a young woman. The rituals that are followed during the event are a mix of social and spiritual obligations, A girl gets several gifts among them will also be religious gifts such as a crucifix and a bible. It is normal for families to go all out and celebrate Quinceaños of their daughter in a very special way; it is also common to see the same extravagance and grandeur that you may witness in a wedding ceremony.

As a matter of fact, the event often turns into something of a social statement so many families resort to an overt display of their wealth and clout in the society. However, not all Latinas are lucky to enjoy this day in a Valentino gown and Blahnik shoes but you don’t have to be a rich kid to have loads of fun. Try to make the party personable for everybody by toning it down a few notches. Instead of the opulent attire, go for the cool chick look with a custom tee-shirt designed just for you. You can put your picture on the customized tee-shirt with a mention of the event, the date and perhaps the place of the party. You will see that most of your friends will be more comfortable in their regular jeans and tees than their ball gowns. The next on our list is the sweet sixteen party.

Customized T-Shirts For Sweet Sixteen Parties

It is very common for young girls to celebrate their sixteenth birthday in a very special ay and such celebrations are regularly seen all over the United States and Canada and even some parts of Europe; this is the American coming of age party and is celebrated instead of the Quinceaños and Debut parties. But like the two other events very few people can stop themselves from turning their daughter’s special day into an exhibition of their wealth. Although MTV has done its bit to popularize grandiose in such an event; there is no need to follow their lead because quite frankly you would end up breaking the bank to host a party of that magnitude and you could easily use that money for your future pursuits. You don’t have to be rich to celebrate your sixteenth birthday; try to get your friends and family together. Make some custom tee-shirts for all the attendees, put together a delicious spread of home made food, some happening music and you should have the most talked about event in the neighborhood.

Custom Tee-Shirts For Debutantes

Debutante’s ball is generally celebrated in the UK; it was a common practice in the country for noblemen to host such an event for their daughter. Young men of marrying age would be invited to the party and they would all dance with the debutante and eventually thing would lead to a courtship and marriage with one of them. In simple words this sort of an open market, but that was ages ago. Today this is just a fun way to commemorate a young girl’s foray into adulthood. There are several protocol events in this celebrations; for instance, the 18 roses , where18 young men dance with the girl one at a time and they give her 18 roses; then there is the special father and daughter dance and finally, all the girls in the party share their joyful experiences and special relationships with the birthday girl. Again, use custom tee-shirts here for your friends and family so that you don’t get into the mad dash of turning your special day into pricey event.
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Ray Wylie Hubbard

WIMBERLEY, Texas When it comes to down 'n' dirty roots 'n' roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. Except, it seems, for Hubbard himself. After riding a decade-long career resurgence into the national spotlight with 2012's acclaimed The Grifter's Hymnal and his first ever appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman ("I didn't want to peak too soon," quips Hubbard, 68), the iconoclastic Texas songwriter is back to continue his hot streak with The Ruffian's Misfortune his 16th album (and third on his own Bordello Records, via Thirty Tigers) due out April 7, 2015. From his humble beginnings as an Oklahoma folkie in the '60s to his wild ride through the '70s progressive country movement, and onward through the honky-tonk fog of the '80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a songwriter's songwriter in the '90s, Hubbard was already a bona fide legend by the time he really found his groove right at the turn of the century. That's when he finally felt confident enough in his guitar playing to dive headlong into his own inimitable take on the blues, a form he'd admired but steered clear of for decades, thinking its mysteries were beyond his grasp as a basic chord strummer. "I used to go see Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb and Freddie King, all those cats, but I never could play like them I guess because I never took the time or effort to try until I was in my 40s and learned how to finger pick," says Hubbard. "Once I learned how to finger pick, I started going, 'Oh, OK, this is how they did all that!' Then I started learning open tuning, and then slide, and it was just this incredible freedom that gave all these songs a door to come through that wasn't there before. It was like all of a sudden having this whole other language or a whole other set of tools to add to my arsenal."In lieu of drugs and alcohol, that language became Hubbard's new addiction and the title of his 2001 album Eternal and Lowdown somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy: 14 years further down the road, he's still chasing hellhounds deep into the underbelly of the blues, with a Lightnin' Hopkins gleam in his eyes and a Rolling Stone swagger in his boot steps. The Ruffian's Misfortune is his latest missive home from this leg of his long journey. Its message? Don't wait up.Packing 10 brand new songs into just under 34 minutes, The Ruffian's Misfortune is the tightest and most focused record of Hubbard's career; it will also be his first record to be pressed on vinyl in more than 30 years. But its grooves cut just as deep in digital form, every track rumbling like muddy water over a bed of lethal rocks and gnarled roots. The terrain ain't exactly pretty, but every record Hubbard's fished, fought, and dragged from those waters including such fan and critic favorites as 2002's aptly-titled Growl, 2006's Snake Farm, and 2010's A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) has only strengthened his resolve to follow his gypsy muse closer and closer to that dark river's source. Hubbard hints that he may someday find his way back to less rocky ground, admitting that he keeps a 12-string on hand "thinking I might go back to more Gordon Lightfoot type stuff every once in a while the old folkie guy will rear his ugly head" but The Ruffian's Misfortune finds him still a long way from that. "I really liked The Grifter's Hymnal, and I think The Ruffian's Misfortune is still kind of a part of that," he offers, noting that he likes the way both titles would look just as fitting on a dusty old book jacket or perhaps at the start of a silent movie as they do on an album cover. But the similarities don't end there. "This record is pretty much where I am as far as trying to make records that work on a couple of different levels, by laying down a groove with cool guitar tones and vicious nasty licks with lyrics that have a little depth and weight and even a little humor thrown in, too, as life is pretty much like that." Hubbard describes the process of getting those lyrics down just right with every line and word weighted and measured with a poet's discipline as both "a joy and anguish." But the actual recording this time around went down remarkably quickly, with most of the tracks nailed down live in two or three takes over the course of five days at the Zone studio in Dripping Springs, Texas, right up the road from the rustic Hill Country cabin Hubbard shares with his wife, manager, and record label president, Judy. Hubbard's ferociously gifted 21-year-old son, Lucas who's been holding his own onstage with the old man since his late teens shared lead guitar duties on the album with the equally talented Gabe Rhodes, swapping leads the whole way through. "I really wanted to have that Ron Wood/Keith Richards two-guitar vibe, you know?" explains Ray Wylie, who of course played a fair amount of guitar himself: namely, all of the slide and acoustic stuff. The bedrock is provided by bassist/co-producer George Reiff and drummer Rick Richards, whose "deep in the pocket," just-behind-the-beat timing has been Hubbard's not-so-secret weapon for years on both record and stage. Hubbard raves that Reiff and Richards make for such a potent groove machine that he's had to share them on more than one occasion with friend (and poacher) Joe Walsh: "He called me up and went, 'I don't want to steal your band but I'm going to steal your Snake Farm band,'" Hubbard recounts with a laugh. "Which of course is a high compliment to George and Rick."Sonically, The Ruffian's Misfortune picks up right where The Grifter's Hymnal left off, with Hubbard and his wrecking crew confidently jumping from jagged, wicked-cool roots rock ("All Loose Things," "Down by the River") to trashy, '60s-style garage stomp (the ferocious "Chick Singer, Badass Rockin'" and riotous "Bad on Fords"), Mississippi and Texas blues ("Mr. Musselwhite's Blues," "Jessie Mae") and even earnest country-gospel name-checking Sister Rosetta Tharpe ("Barefoot in Heaven"). The songs themselves are rife with wayward souls worthy of both words in the album's title sinners, luckless gamblers, drunks, thieves, and at least one beautiful, fierce woman ("Too Young Ripe, Too Young Rotten"). Some of these characters own their misfit/outsider status with a proud and exhilarating air of invincibility (like the aforementioned badass-rockin' "Chick Singer," equal parts sloppy cool Chrissie Hynde and sneering Joan Jett), while others are all-too-conscious of their mortality ("Hey Mama, My Time Ain't Long") and not overly confident in their prayers for salvation ("Stone Blind Horses"). As narrator and guide, Hubbard doles out more empathy than judgment for the whole motley lot, but his words sting like grit in open wounds just the same. As he puts it rather ominously in the theme-setting opener, "All Loose Things," "The gods can't save us from ourselves." Actually, Hubbard gives that line to a blackbird the same animal that also observes, tongue-in-beak, "Look at them fools down there, they ain't got no wings!" It's an old trick he says he picked up from studying Aesop's Fables. Of course, Aesop doesn't get a co-writing credit on that number, nor do Charlie Musselwhite or Jessie Mae Hemphill for directly inspiring "Mr. Musselwhite's Blues" and "Jessie Mae," respectively. But Dallas rocker Jonathan Tyler does get one for lending a hand (and a cool guitar lick, although he doesn't play it himself on the record) in the writing of "Hey Mama, My Time Ain't Long," while Marco Gutierrez and Sean "Nino" Cooper of El Paso's Dirty River Boys collaborated with Hubbard on the cautionary border anthem "Down by the River" and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn fame pitched in on "Bad on Fords." After taking a shine to The Grifter's Hymnal, Dunn invited Hubbard up to Nashville to write some songs together for a solo project he working on. Hubbard in turn was impressed by the country superstar's legit Red Dirt roots and rock 'n' roll attitude, so he figured Dunn might get a kick out of an idea he had about an unrepentant Okie car thief with a fast and furious pick-up line: "I'm bad on Fords and Chevrolets, but I'll be good to you!" He figured right though neither of them could have foreseen Red Rocker Sammy Hagar getting his hands on a demo of the song and cutting it first, on 2013's Sammy Hagar & Friends. ("He does it a lot different than I do," Hubbard deadpans. "We didn't do any high kicks when we recorded it.")There's a bit more to that particular story, which is but one of hundreds, if not thousands, of colorful anecdotes Hubbard could tell about his long and eventful career some going even further back than the one about how he came to write "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother," which became one of the defining anthems of the entire progressive country era after Jerry Jeff Walker recorded it on his classic 1973 album Viva Terlingua! He's certainly got more than enough of them and years of insight to match to fill a book, which is something he finally got around to tackling after persistent prodding (and a bit of editing help) from friend and music writer Thom Jurek. After spending the better part of the last two years sifting through his memories and hashing them out on the page, Hubbard's autobiography is off to the printer and due out this spring or summer right alongside The Ruffian's Misfortune. It's exceedingly Hubbard-ly title? A Life Well, Lived. His book may be finished, but Hubbard's not done, well, living that life. And as long as he keeps his gratitude higher than his expectations (to borrow a line from The Grifter's Hymnal's "Mother Blues," pointedly delivered by Hubbard himself and not some wiseacre Aesop's crow), his fortune going forward should be pretty good."As I look back, I've had some amazing cool things happen, but I still feel like I'm moving forward," he says. "I still enjoy it, and I think there's still plateaus to reach. I don't know what they're going to be, because I haven't really sat around thinking about it; when I wrote 'Mother Blues' for the last record, I wasn't thinking, 'I'll put this album out and try to get on Letterman' he just heard the song on SiriusXM Radio and called up and asked for us. So who knows what will happen with this record? All I know is I feel very fortunate right now in that I'm playing gigs that are really fun to do. And as long as I can keep writing and performing new songs, I think I could keep doing this for awhile. I saw some show once where Pinetop Perkins was playing at 90 years old, and Judy said, 'You've got another 20 years in you!'"

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