Birthday Party Favors

Hello!

Awhile back, I shared the invitations I created for Colin’s 5th birthday… which had a Super Mario bowling theme. (Interesting, huh?)

And I am just not getting around to sharing the favors I created for the kids I invited. Bad me. :)

We had quite a few kids at this party as I invited all the kids in his class. He goes to a Montessori where the kids are close and I have great respect for the families there. Many of them are from other countries – I love how diverse it is. So when it was time to create favors, I knew I wanted to do something with some personalized pieces. Many of the kids have unique names so I thought it would make it extra special. (I know how frustrated Kay was as a kid when she could never find a pencil with her name on it! Ha.)

So each kid got a bag. The bags are from Hobby Lobby. They were sold in packs of three and were 40% off… coming out to about $1 a piece.

I used the Silhouette and the Clean Cut Fabric Interface to cut the names and adhere them to the bag. This is SO very easy. SO easy. (Or I wouldn’t have made so many – hee.)

The girls got flowers with gem centers and their name in the Cocktail Shaker font…

The boys got a basic font with lots of stars using fabrics Colin insisted on…

The kids were over the moon with the bags. It made me so happy.

Each bag also had a tag with a note from Colin…

Colin helped with picking the goodies that were inside the bags, too. I printed lots of Super Mario themed coloring pages that I found on the internet. (The coloring pages for the girls had lots of Princess Peach.) Colin also wanted to put in a few of the glow-in-the-dark stars. To save on costs, I broke up bigger packs and gave each kid 3…

And here is another personalized piece. I created this circle in Photoshop and laminated it. I then glued it to a clothes pin and put a magnet on the back. Perfect to put on the frig to hold a masterpiece…

Oh! And Colin wanted bookmarks, too. All the clipart was free online…

And, yes, these did take a lot of time. But they were so very worth it when I saw those kiddos smile. The girls helped me out quite a bit, too, and had a lot of fun with it. Isn’t that what this craft is all about anyway?! Yay!

Have a great night.

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  1. Awesome! Where did you get the circle images you put on the clothespins? I’d love to create some of those!

  2. Great ideas, love the totes! I know they appreciated it. I could never find anything with my name on it when I was a kid either…

  3. Such wonderful ideas! I know that these types of things may be time-consuming, but they’re so worth it when the kids appreciate them so much!

  4. I love those! and I love that you used my name in your photos, LOL. growing up I could never find Cassie on anything. I’m sure the kids loved all of it.

  5. Alex Quinn

    A Mario Brothers theme party is such a great idea! I love when birthday party favors are personalized with a child’s name on it too. You most certainty have a creative mind and thanks for the idea! My kids love Nintendo and would this.

  6. Linda W.

    I bet all the kids loved these wonderful personalized bags and favors – what a talent you have for creating fun, usable gifts!

  7. Mary F

    okay I’m way late in commenting (I’m taking your cut above class but where did you get the Mario stamps for the tags? I love those and might have to do them for my son’s party!

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