Wednesday, June 23

Parting Favors...


Here's a closer look at the favor buckets.  I had three (almost four) variations for the kids... little girls (ages 3-6), little boys (all 3), and babies.

BOYS AND GIRLS
The girls' and boys' pails included orange kool-aid play dough, finger puppets and bubbles. 


The play dough was based off of Roots & Wings Co recipe.  This was a fun recipe that my daughter was able to help with.  She loved kneading the dough.  Then I rolled it out, cut it with a fish cookie cutter, and packaged it up.


The finger puppets included a shark and a fish, made from basic felt.  The fish is based on the same fish paper punch that was used elsewhere.


The boys received a second large set of bubbles while the girls received two barrette sets... one orange curly barrette and then a fish set (I shared the tutorial previously).

BABIES
For the babies, I dyed burp clothes blue and stenciled crabs on them.  I also made little pacifier clips out of an anchor-design ribbon.  Then the baby girls received smaller variations of the same barrettes as the girls.


The burp clothes were really simple.  I punched crabs out of freezer paper using the same Martha Stewart paper punch as I had on some of the other crafts.  Then I ironed the stencil to the burp cloth, shiny side down.  The crab was painted with a matte fabric paint.  Once it dried, I removed the stencil and ironed the design to set the paint.

This was the first time I ever made kids favors, and I have to say that it was a lot of fun.

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13 comments:

Maria Gridley said...

So cute! :) I love your ideas.. and how they were perfect for both boys and girls, and what you did for the babies. Very creative. Adorable theme! :)

Stef said...

I know I already said this, but I major heart these party favor buckets. I always fizzle out before I get to the party favors. I guess I need to just start earlier! Holy cow - you put a lot of time into the favors. I'm sure they were very much appreciated. Awesome!

Theresa said...

These are such great favors. I would love to be at one of your parties. It looks like so much fun!

Cotton Kiwi said...

I'm in awe CJ! The favours are incredible. I think my little girls would be pleased to receive one of those sets as a birthday gift let alone as a take home favour! Just beautiful and so much thought and love has gone into them all. I loved your little stenciled burp cloths and the playdough idea. And those finger puppets are amazing (the shark is SO cool!)Fantastic.

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

You are all so sweet. I did start the favors a while ago, figuring they might take time. It was the first time I have hosted a kid party, and I might have gotten carried away.

The finger puppets were definitely the most labor intensive, though not awful since I was only making 6 sets. The playdough I will absolutely do again because it was so easy that my daughter cwas able to help make it. That is probably her favorite part to play with (I creatied a bucket for her too). And the hairbows... well you all have read about my obsession there.

Danielle Renee said...

So, inspirational!! This is giving me great ideas for my son's birthday which is a month away.

Decorchick! said...

Your party favors are awesome!!! I hope I'm as good as you one day! My little girl will be 1 in July, so maybe I can make fun things like this for her party. SO cute!!

Visiting from The Girl Creative. :)

Katie B said...

Hi! Just stumbled upon your blog through new friend friday. Love it! And, I love your birthday party!

Erin Wallace said...

Here from NFF - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

The Mommy said...

WOW, I wish I had half of your creative genius. Love your blog, I'm your newest follower from NFF

the lovely paper shop said...

those are all so darling! i love the fish/playdough idea!

Laura said...

What a cute party theme. I love all the attention you paid to the details. And the little finger puppets are adorable!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura @ along for the ride

Amy said...

I'm a new follower from NFF! I love your party favors! I just did my daughters 4th Birthday party - Under the sea theme. Stop by an visit if you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

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