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#1 Old 1st Oct 2017 at 1:52 PM Last edited by gdayars : 1st Oct 2017 at 2:23 PM.
Default Theme Seasons and Celebrations


Ok time for a new theme! And not only a new theme, but a special one! A tri-monthly one.

A tri-monthly one? I can hear the questions now, so now for a bit of explanation First of all, we started our themes in an odd numbered month, and that would mean that we would cross years with a theme if we continued with the bi-monthly theme. Secondly, the last few months of the year tend to be very busy ones for people, so we thought we would give more time to complete all those awesome projects during the holiday season

So now it is time for the great unveiling!

Seasons and Celebrations! Or maybe it is Seasons, Holidays and Celebrations! Anyway either way, the gist of the idea is that the theme includes any and all things pertaining to seasonal activities, holidays and celebrations. Christmas? Yes! A Fall/Autumnal themed lot with apple bobbing and roller skating? No problem! Spooky Halloween decorations? Sure thing! How about a Summer beach party? Ok sure. Birthday party for the twins, who are about to become teenagers? Make them some cakes! Wedding coming up? How about a new wedding arch? Baby on the way? Throw a baby shower style party, complete with a cake and baby items. Easter egg hunt? Sure thing!

This includes things for seasonal activities, such as the apple bobbing, snow sledding, spring picnics, skiing on slopes in Winter, and anything else your minds can come up with.

Just remember to include the hashtag #themeSHC in your uploads to get credit for that brand new sticker!

Now for the list of all of our lovely creators who contributed to the Maternity and Beyond theme, we thank you
If for some reason you got missed or feel like you should have been included, please contact us

AvatarCreatorUploadGame
1gbomanComfortable Maxis Match Newborn Baby Clothes (Overrides)
MegM26Toddler onesie recolor (Sleepwear)
1gbomanMaxis Match Newborn Baby Sleepers (Overrides)
gummiluttCops leave babies alone (Global Mods)
TheSweetToddlerBrighter Maxis Diaper (Everyday)
PenelopeTChild Development Major (University Majors)
TheSweetToddler6 Pampers Diapers (Sleepwear)
dhardenArtemida's replacement for the BG hooded jumper dress made custom (Athletic)
InLovewithRedMommy's Makeover: 8 Maternity-friendly Outfits (Everyday)
jackboog21Less "Make A Mess" (Overrides)
LamareAccessible toddler high chairs (Global Mods)
JustpetroLittle Lambs (Community)
zafisimsParenting Skill for Teens (Overrides)
Lyralei"Camisole Dresses" with and without shirt (Everyday)
maxonPetit Collage Recolours for the Nursery (Decorative)
HellfrozeoverHold the Gin Dahling! - Maternity Wear for the Affluent Lady (Formal)
lientebollemeisNew Clothing (Toddler): Bib Let me Be Your - Elvis Project 2017 (Everyday)
SimFusedStylist Sims Nursery Recolours (Nursery)
AliaD85Burrito Baby Store (Community)
HellfrozeoverOne Can't See One's Feet! - More Maternity Wear for the Affluent Lady (Everyday)
Naksu123Pastel Color Splash - 16 recolors of Rosebine's BibitteBlue LoosePajamas mesh (Mixed Sets)
TotsIncToddler Steampunk Car (Nursery)
joandsarah77Jack and Jill Day Care Centre (Community)
SnowhazeFun Time Sleep Time Part 1: Toddler Slimeriffic Beds (Nursery)
SnowhazeFun Time Sleep Time Part 2:Slimeriffic Curtains and Toy chest (Nursery)
StrangeTownChickNo More Gendered Clothes for Toddlers! (Global Mods)
simsfreqBedsharing co-sleeper pad for babies and toddlers (Miscellaneous)
MichelleBase Game Nursery 3 Degrees of Grunge (Nursery)
GoldenbtrflyWee Ones Adoption Center (Community)
wendy35pearlyPlump Pillow Pad SET-20 Patterns (Comfort)
zafisimsNo Restrictions for Super Efficient Baby Care (Overrides)
dhardenFT toddler overall dresses replaced w/Rosebine's overall dresses + custom recolors (Everyday)
TMNTFanGirl18Spooky Stuff Skeleton Face Paint for Toddlers (Makeup)
gazaniaRabbie the Bear Family Center (Community)
icemunmun4 Custom Toddler Food and Snacks (Miscellaneous)
CatherineTCJDThe MommyMe Family ~ a sweet little family of three (Other)
Kayarin5 Adorable Outfits For Your Toddlers (Everyday)
Lamare[New mods] Young adults can enjoy maternity (and all that) (Global Mods)
justJonesGender Reveal Cakes (Foods)
lientebollemeisNew Painting: It's Not A Boy (Global Mods)
AdeLanaSPHappy mommy! - Clothes for maternity (Everyday)
LizWatermelon Nursery (Maxis Recolours) (Nursery)
Liz27 Striped Nurseries (Nursery)
LizCWC: HL's Teak Nursery (Nursery)
ZarathustraMother's Mercy Medical Center - NO CC (Residential)
LizCWC: HL's Quaint Nursery (Nursery)
MixcenyThe Baby Challenge Manor (No CC) (Residential)
gammiPlumbob Nursery Set - Baby Pack 1 Part 1 (Nursery)
gammiPlumbbob Nursery Mods Edition - Baby Pack 1 Part 2 (Global Mods)
attunedBaby Makes 3 (base game) (Residential)
lauratje86Twenty-Six "New Birth" Cards For Twins For Use With MogHughson's Postal System (Hobbies)
k2m1tooPosing For Two (maternity poses) (Poses and Animations)
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#2 Old 1st Oct 2017 at 11:55 PM
Hooray for the new theme - and well done everyone. We had some lovely stuff with Maternity and Beyond.

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#3 Old 3rd Oct 2017 at 1:37 AM
Feel free, as long as you can tie strong sim history to it, and make it a true celebration. You have to MARKET it to make it believable....
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#4 Old 3rd Oct 2017 at 2:03 AM Last edited by maybesomethingdunno : 3rd Oct 2017 at 2:10 AM. Reason: grammar
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Originally Posted by grinevilly
Hmmm... What about breaking ground on entirely made-up Sims holidays? I thought part of the idea with the Seasons, Holidays, Celebrations &etc. was to encourage the possibility of really delving into your creative spirit and accommodating the creation of entirely NEW! Sims holidays! ...not to limit it to that, but to encourage the exploration of the recesses of minds. Break down the barriers and unleash the potential of existing holidays, and exploring completely made up BS holidays, traditions and customs too! Perhaps it's customary to give a burnt muffin out on All Crumplebottoms' Eve? Maybe Llama-dan has some unique knitting custom, or Gnome Kippur, everyone gathers for a certain meal? Who could forget Flamingo Day! Or Malcolm Landgraab I /Founders Day? There's a bajillion unexplored Sim holidays, waiting in the recesses of the fantastic (and sometimes warped) minds of the members and staff!

Go for Broke! Shoot for the Stars!! And most of all, gerbitz! Gerbitz! GOOOOOOOOO GERBITZ!!


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Sure. To add to what gdayars said, the holiday/celebration should be "meaningful." For example, I shouldn't simply take my avatar, frame it as a painting recolor, and declare it "MSD Day" in New Strangetown. Instead, perhaps I would make a party set for the town square: the "Festival of Flamingos" where everyone gathers in the New Strangetown town square to honor the strange lawn ornaments' annual migration across the desert. (It was on THIS very spot our town's founding-father is said to have spotted the mythical golden, shiny flamingo!).

I don't mind if you call me "MSD" or something for short.
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#5 Old 3rd Oct 2017 at 5:20 PM
I wonder why themes are a lot more popular among Sims 2 creators

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#6 Old 3rd Oct 2017 at 5:49 PM
Good question
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#7 Old 3rd Oct 2017 at 6:19 PM
I am looking forward to see some great creations, I am especially fond of festivities based content, they break the monotony of everyday sim life.

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I will occasionally post my stuff at spicyplumbobs.wordpress.com, hopefully it's good.
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#8 Old 4th Oct 2017 at 11:36 PM
Ok the Maternity and Beyond stickers SHOULD all be given out now! PLEASE if you did not get it, please let me know!
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#9 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 11:42 AM
I think a theme sparks creativity and new ideas, and the limited time slot creates urgency. Otherwise, there are items I want to create but they all languish.

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#10 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 6:47 PM
Yes! I am going to finish one I started last year.
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#11 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 9:44 AM
Loved all your ideas! I am surprised at the amount of TS2 creations though! WOW. I didn't realize how popular it still is! As an avid Simmer, I prefer TS3 myself, so yes.. pleasantly surprised. I'm actually thinking about cleaning out my downloads folder from TS2 (it's been the same for literally like 10 years) and updating it.. and maybe playing a bit.
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#12 Old 12th Oct 2017 at 10:52 PM
Can't wait for all the CC to be made by these talented simmers!
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#13 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 1:14 AM
So, I have done a few (*wink*) things for Seasons and Celebrations, and they are best showcased on a lot, which I have ready to go. Should I upload everything in one upload, including the lot, and if so, how do I categorize it?
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#14 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 1:20 AM
I think you would want the items in one file for people that don't want the lot and the items on the lot in a second file. Upload it in the section that the cc fits. This was done before with items like playground equipment. Or simply show off your cc on a lot in some pictures. A lot is only really needed when placing/using the cc items as is might be difficult. There is Creator Issues if you want a private place to give more details, only you and staff can view those posts.

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#15 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 6:52 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
I think you would want the items in one file for people that don't want the lot and the items on the lot in a second file. Upload it in the section that the cc fits. This was done before with items like playground equipment. Or simply show off your cc on a lot in some pictures. A lot is only really needed when placing/using the cc items as is might be difficult. There is Creator Issues if you want a private place to give more details, only you and staff can view those posts.


For this contest, I wanted to keep everything together, instead of having 10 different uploads, because there will be multiple sections. The lot is part of my entry, too, so I'm not sure what to do. I will go ever to Creator Issues, as you suggested, and see what I can do.

Thanks!
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