Posts Tagged ‘party favors’

New To Shop | Treat Bags + A Very Late 100 FANS Giveaway!!!!

May
23

Hello sweet friends! I am so excited for this day! I am going to celebrate you! In late November, my Facebook page had made it to 100 fans. My first big Facebook milestone! I pondered and wondered about what would make a great 100 fans giveaway. And like a light bulb, I knew! Treat bags! Treat bags, favor bags, whichever you like to call them, but we all know what they are. Those cute striped bags perfect for packaging cookies, treats and sweets of all kinds. Those little striped bags we see on all the dessert tables. Yes, those bags!

But I wanted to make them in a variety of patterns and a variety of colours, available by email via my Etsy shop or as an instant download via my Scubbly shop. And it was a big, big project. It took way longer than I expected, and life and business got in the way many, many times, but I was dedicated. Dedicated because I know it’s not always easy to find what you need when you need it. I always run into this problem when throwing a party, or when I have last minute inspiration.

I live in Canada, but surprisingly, those easy-to-find, cheap/fast/free-to-ship products my friends South of the border have access to don’t exist up here. Most of the vendors selling these treat bags are in the U.S. and many of them don’t ship to Canada or the shipping fees are so high it costs more than the product itself. Even within Canada, the shipping prices are ridiculous! When you have a budget, and the shipping cost is the same or higher than the cost of the product, well, it can be a problem.

And I love treat bags! They are perfect for packaging sweets and cookies, and displaying goodies at birthday parties, showers and holiday gatherings. They make great favor bags for your guests to take home some goodies at the end of a party. I even use them as envelopes for thank you notes or to tuck a little sweetness in my girls lunch boxes!

That’s why I made such a wide selection of treat bags. To make it easy for you to package, wrap and display treats and goodies without the wait or extra cost of shipping. You can even add one of my printable party circle designs to coordinate with your party theme and you have a perfect favor bag for your party!

So I am very excited today! Excited to say that my new

Polka Dot Treat Bags

Chevron Treat Bags

Diagonal Stripe Treat Bags

and Striped Treat Bags

are now available in my Etsy shop! But if you prefer quick and easy delivery, you can find all the treat bags available as an instant download in my Scubbly shop! Oh yes, instant download – nothing like instant gratification!

And to celebrate hitting 100 fans, now 150 fans, I’m giving you a treat bag of your choice! For the next 24 hours, just tell me what pattern and colour of treat bag is your favorite in the comments below (and don’t forget to leave me your email address!) and I’ll send it to your Inbox!

Yaay 100 fans and my sincerest apologies that it took sooooo long to get it together.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below, I would love to send you a treat bag!

canada day crafts: party favors

Jun
30

What is everyone’s favorite Christmastime treat? Christmas crackers of course! A small tube of fun, filled with candy and toys. Well, I never could understand why they were only available at Christmastime. It still doesn’t make sense to me which is why these tubes o’ joy pop up around these parts more than once a year! I like to offer the kidlets a homemade party favor filled with sweets and treats and these are especially fun to make! Especially if you are putting some Pop Rocks in them, mmmm, crackle, crackle, pop!

Can you guess the everyday, in the bathroom item you need for these party favors?

Oh yes, the toilet paper roll! Don’t you always have a  ton of them lying around for craft projects? Please tell me it’s not just me?

All you need to make thess party favors are toilet paper rolls, red napkins, ribbon, tape, and a selection of candies and/or small toys.

Stuff the larger candies or lollipops into the toilet paper roll, then wrap the roll in a red napkin and secure with tape. I always tape the napkin to the toilet paper roll efore I start rolling to help keep it in place. Trying to roll a sliding napkin, not so much fun, and these are meant to be fun!

Tie one end with ribbon. Make a nice bow, or if you are using the curling ribbon, curl it up nice!

Place any remaining candies or gum balls in the open end and tie closed with another nice bow.

Decorate (I used the party circles from my Canada Day printable) and leave out for the kidlets, or adults, to enjoy!

Yes, those are little girl hands. They had to help, I don’t blame them one bit, fun craft AND candy!

If you’re stuffing these with Pop Rocks and gum balls, feel free to invite me to your Canada Day celebration. No really, I’ll come! Crackle, crackle, pop!