|My birthday girl, just "horsin'" around!|
Update: This was a big hit at the party today! The girls loved how practical the gift & contents were! Just an FYI. :)
I wrote yesterday about the low-budget gymnastics party I threw for my daughter this past weekend. At the end of the post, I immodestly (forgive me - brilliance doesn't come often) bragged about the party favors I'd made. Well, here they are!
I scooped up a bunch of those Design-Your-Own Cups at the Dollar Store when I saw them there (pictured at the top of the photo below). Since everyone drinks water out of re-usable bottles, they're a no-brainer gift that all the kids will use. I discarded the outer insert because the instructions are on the sticker on the outside of the cup anyway.
|The parts to the party favors...|
I bought some cheap scrapbook paper at Michael's for $.05 a sheet and made a template to fit in the cup out of the side of a cereal box (pictured right above). I got two pretty inserts from each sheet of scrapbook paper.
After cutting the pretty paper to fit inside the cup, I just rolled it in. Then I added three pieces of candy, a rubber duckie, and assorted hair stuff (clips, elastics, etc.) to complete the party favor. Voila!
|...and the completed party favor.|
There's still a sheet in the cup with a design the kids can color themselves that came with piece, so after the party ends, the kids can go home with an activity. All in all, I think each cup probably cost under $2 each to make, including candy. Sweet!
Stay tuned to this blog next week because I had so much fun offering FREE GHOSTING OR BOOING SHEETS (find them here), that I think I'll offer something brand new over the next few days. And, as always, THANKS FOR READING!!!