I adore planning a good party. I feel it is all about tying everything together from the decorations to the food to the favor bags. Since I have a tendency of trying to “help” plan the majority of the parties in my extended family, I’ve gotten extremely good at finding ways to save by doing it myself. My first attempt at a party was my daughter’s Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday Party. I made absolutely everything for her party. My absolute favorite project from her party was definitely her Highchair Tutu. It was just too cute! I’ve also planned baby showers and graduation parties. So, when my sister asked for help planning my godson’s birthday party, I jumped at the chance. I’ve done a ton of projects for the party, but today I’m just going to show you how to make an adorable favor bag. The theme is transportation by way of trains, trucks and tractors for a two year old. We were all about the alliteration for this party theme!
The idea behind the favor bags is to take something easy to find and simple to make. We’re all busy parents so I’m all about efficient use of our time. I started out with some basic baby blue favor bags. I added washi tape or decorative tape across the top in red polka dots. If you’ve never worked with decorative tape before, I highly recommend it. It is simple and cute to use. Plus, you can find it at most craft stores. My tape is from Target.
The labels were extremely easy to make. I created the Thank You using Picmonkey and printed it out using templates from Avery, which is the brand of the labels. If you’ve never used Picmonkey before you need to try it out. It’s a free site that provides a way to edit photos as well as make printables. The site is very easy navigate and has the greatest picture enhancements. After I printed out the Thank You onto my labels I used my rubber stamps in red ink to stamp down the train, truck and tractor onto the label.
The finishing touch is the red ribbon with white polka dots. The bags probably took me about 20 minutes to make, which included my time on the computer making the labels.
The cost per bag was about $1.50, but I ended up with leftover supplies that I used to make the centerpieces and banner. I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the details of the party.
Transportation Favor Bags by Jenny Melrose