For my daughters’ 10th birthday party — we called it the Twins’ Top 10 — I went old school with the party favor bags. We decided to have a party favor bar. We stocked it with five of the girls favorite things, and invited our guests to pick and pack their own party favors. Our decorating scheme was polka dots, so we made confetti party favor bags. I’ll show you how to make them.
- Paper sacks with handles
- 7/8-inch grosgrain ribbon
- Personalized stickers made on Zazzle.com
- 1-inch price tag stickers – I found my stickers on Amazon. Because I knew I’d use them throughout the party, I bought large rolls, but you can find smaller quantities.
- Two-hole punch – It looks like my punch is no longer made, but I think this one would do the trick.
- Sharp scissors
This is one of those projects that your kids can definitely help with.
(I’ll have a video up on Love the Day soon about how to make the personalized stickers, and I’ll link to it here once it’s live.)
1 – Start by placing your 3-inch sticker in the upper center of the front of your sack. (The front side is the one without the fold for the bottom flap.) Place the sticker about 1 inch below the open edge of the stack. (Sticker design by Love the Day.)
2 – Have the kids help you scatter the price tag stickers on either side of the larger, center sticker. I used one of each color to the left and right. (You may want to make a sample for your kids to follow.)
3 – Punch two holes just above the 3-inch sticker.
4 – Cut a length of ribbon as wide as your bag. Thread the ribbon through the two holes, so the ribbon ends point towards the inside of the bag.
5 – Take one end of the ribbon and pull it through the opposite hole. The end of the ribbon will now be pointing back to the front of the bag.
6 – Take the other ribbon end, thread it through the remaining hole, and pull it through to the front. Then, pull the two ends of the ribbon taught.
7 – Trim the ends of your ribbon. (To make the notch shape, fold the ribbon in half and snip at an angle, positioning the point of your scissors toward the edges of the ribbon.)
And here’s your finished bag. This is a project that takes less than an hour.
And BTW, the favors the girls picked included Tic Tacs, Resee’s, purple nail polish, Eos lip balm and gum.