Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thirty souvenirs aka I´ll do something with that ... eventually

Tatiana´s Asian style 15th birthday party was a learning experience. First we went through a tutorial to learn how to keep your ideas organized in Pinterest boards. Then we spoke about actually making a Pinterest project for the decoration and now we´ll see how to present the party favours in a cute way with a twist of fun.
Tati was born in the year of the cat, so she chose little porcelain cats with symbols of good health and prosperity. There were four different models.
As a dash of oriental with a twist of fun we added one fortune cookie with each cat.
I needed to make thirty party favours to distribute among family and friends. I had been collecting jam jars for a while "to do something with them". Their chance to get showcased arrived. Always remember to cover your working surface when paints or glues are involved!
After the first two layers ofcolour I noticed something was NOT working. The bubblegum pink paint just slid around the jam jar lid. It had no staying power and the green that looked fine at first looked thin when dry, letting the original dark blue go through. Time to stop, wash all the paint from 30 lids and start again with white acrylic base. After three layers of white base and three layers of colour it looked good enough. Two more layers of sealer and we were good to go on.
My mom helped at this point, folding silk paper rectangles that I had cut in coordinating colours.
On each folded paper I placed a cat and a fortune cookies and put all in a jar, so you couldn´t really see what was inside.
The jars were a teaser during the whole party as they were on the kitchen table with the snacks. 
Which is the best party favor you ever got? Do you still have it?


Follow on Bloglovin

28 comments:

misteejay said...

Sounds like you had a 'job & a half' with those lids but the results were worth it.

I don't remember ever having party favours at any of the birthday parties that I attended as a child but we have had party favours at family Christmas gatherings. The gifts have been small but it is the fancy boxes that I have always remembered.

Toni xx

Bonnie Gowen said...

Oh no, that stinks that you had to wash all the lids and start over but it looks like they come out very nice. Great post.

Dawn said...

Those are some really cool creations. I'm really digging the oriental kitties. You know I have lots of odds and ends around the house. Maybe I can get creative as well.

bxcrochet said...

Those came out great! I did something similar or my daughter's first birthday party and it was a hit.

Michelle F.

Kung Phoo said...

That is a great DIY party.. we actually use our own wedding favor which was an ice bucket.. comes in very handy all the time.

Risa Bledsoe said...

Those look like fun party favors and it's nice that you were able to make use of something from around the house. I find that when we make party favors for the kids at my daughter's parties they leave them behind on "accident". Maybe something like this would actually be taken home!

Jessica Peeling said...

I really love the way your favors turned out, even though you had a struggle with the lid. I haven't been to enough parties where favors were being handed out to remember anything really significant. However, I plan on making some super cool ones for any parties I have in the future!

Alyssa Collazo said...

Those came out great! My sister did something like this for my nieces party and it came out really nice!!

April Decheine said...

What a fun party favor! I have to make some for my daughters baby shower, this is giving me some good ideas.

themommyavenger said...

Everything looks great! I don't remember the best party favor at all, which makes me think maybe we put a lot of effort into making them for nothing ;)

MaryJane Tauyan said...

this is si cute! i love fortune cookies! those cookie jars looks so lovely

john kenneth acibedo said...

Good one, this is good for me i love putting some simple but cool art in my work specially when it comes in party for kids :-)

Russ R. said...

I admire you for having the time and patience to do all those. Customized party favors done through a labor-of-love are always the best. The most memorable party favor that I got is a bottle of beer from the 40th birthday of an uncle.

Maria Constanza Oller said...

Seriously you ave the patience of a Saint for my daughter 15 we did bouquets and some easy party favors I wanted to shoot my self half way tru.

Maria Long said...

I think party favors are fun for even adult parties. I love sending even my adults that come over a little thank you

Leira Pagaspas said...

The best one I got was a kiddie stool. So useful and another one was the Director's chair that they gave us during a press conference.

denthe said...

This is such a great idea! I must admire your patience with the lids (6 layers!) but the end result is really worth it. Love the colours ♥

Patricia Woolverton said...

These looks like soem great party favors. I am not as creative as you but I would love to attempt to do something like this.

Kath Rivera said...

The best party favors are the DIY. It's unique and made with love. I think DIY party favors can be regarded as especial like what you did and I'm glad that you did that with your mom.

Rachael Yerkes said...

Looks like a fun party. Best favor I ever got was chapstick. Totally used it until it was gone.

Natalie Summers said...

I love the jar idea. I have cans coming out of my cans around here. I need to figure out something to do with them. This party idea looks like a blast!

Celebrate Woman said...

For me, I love these DIY projects. And this one looks like a stunner to me! Easy to follow and I love the images!
Paula, excellent job!

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

Best party favor I ever got was a personalized coffee cup. I just love coffee cups - and having my name on it - was icing on the cake

Sweepster said...

I never received a party favor so I couldn't tell you. Looks like a fun craft though!

Marielle Altenor said...

I don't get to go to many parties where they give out treats/loot bags. Your party favors came out really great! Good job!

Michael said...

This was a pretty cool and innovative party favor...and of course you can't go wrong a cat theme!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

We always carry those memories, don´t we Toni? It´s nice. :)

That taught me to do things right first time around Bonnie and not to skip steps. :D

Thanks Dawn. Have a look around and create with what you have. :)

Thanks Michelle! Those birthdays are such big milestones.

That is useful indeed Robert.

We gave that a lot of consideration Risa as my girl wanted the party to be remembered.

Jessica, I´m very sentimental and keep all the weddings, baptisms and first communions ones. :)

Thank you Alyssa. Good to know your sister´s was a success.

Thanks APril. Have fun with yours!

The important point is having fun at the party´s time Mary Ann. :)

Thanks Mary Jane!

You are right John, simple is good for kids.

Russ, I´m counting on Tati remembering what we did for her party. ;)

Lol María Constanza! I can understand the feeling. ;)

Ivory Glass said...

the result definitely looks worth the effort I bet you felt great after doing it as well

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails