We have 5 little girls (not including Avery) ranging from 3 years to 6 years coming to the party. I wanted to have party favours that would be equally appealing for all the girls and I think I've found the right mix.
For Mason's 1st birthday I put together little loot bags that I thought were cute. In retrospect they were like any other party favour - trinkety toys in a bag that were fun for a couple minutes but would likely get thrown out when the kids got home.
Since then, I've tried to put more thought into what I pick out. For example last year I made personalized shirts for each little person who came to Mason's 2nd party. I don't know if they got worn (!) but there was at least more time and effort put into them as well as a higher chance that they would be used afterwards.
For this party, I tried to do the same thing - choose party favours that have a little more intrinsic value.
I found cute burlap bags with sturdy handles that are a perfect size for all of the girls who are coming. I love that they're a natural fibre and have a summery feel to them given that the party is in May. I also found pretty butterfly clips to attach to the top of each one.
I painted each bag with a flower and then fused on a fabric initial (See instructions below for how to do this yourself). Inside each bag I'm putting in a colourful 'makeup' bag with a little mirrored compact, clear lip gloss, hair band, and a set of hair clips. I hope they like them!
Step 1 - Create the Stencil
Step 2 - Painting the Bag
Step 3 - Fuse the fabric letter
|Decide what type of letter you want to put on the bag. I created mine in MS Word and then printed them. |
The image above shows the two different types of letters I decided between for the bags.
Use a fusing paper (like Heat 'n Bond) iron it onto the material and then cut out the initial. Then iron the initial onto the bag.
(For more detailed instructions & images, refer to Step 8 & 9 in one of my previous posts)
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