Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rainbow Party Favors; Goody Bags

Any time of year is great for colorful rainbow themed parties. Usually, they seem to pop up closer to St Patrick's Day (this year it's on March 17). But, I’ve never been one to “follow the rules”. 
So, I say... if you want to throw a rainbow party, do so at anytime!

When I first started searching Pinterest for rainbow party ideas, I felt a little intimidated. There were hundreds of photos, of flawlessly executed parties… parties that looked like the had been designed and set up by professionals. Even the tutorials were intimidating in their perfection! 

You will not find that here.

Instead, I am going to do a series of blog posts on how I (a mere amateur) put together my kids’ rainbow theme birthday party. Plus, I was able to do so easily and inexpensively.  Almost everything was DIY, or at the very least, purchased from inexpensive and accessible sources. 

No professional planner was used in the creation of this celebration. This is real life, and I was the planner!

Because it’s what I started with, today I am going to focus on the favor bags that I put together to share with our guests.

It was fun and easy to gather the elements for these, and they were a big hit! The best part was that I was able to order every single thing without leaving the comfort of my own couch (Oh, Amazon Prime, how I do love you so!)

First I started by creating small Waldorf inspired ribbon rings. These are great fun for throwing or dancing with, and I love that they are also an open ended toy. 

Here is my tutorial on how to make them:

Then using supplies purchased entirely from Amazon (read: without even having to leave the house!) I put together these sweet little sketchbooks. 

Here are the products I ordered:

I cut the stickers into strips, sharpened the pencils and used the colorful ribbons to tie it all together in a neat little package.

Then I added even more colorful goodies to the favor bags! Including these items:

And, don't forget the treasure at the end of the rainbow!

Lastly I decided to add just one more treat (not pictured). So, I added two of these fun crystal lollypops to each goody bag.

Then to wrap it all up, I used plain paper gift bags. 

To make them more decorative and unique I packaged them with colored tissue paper, and finished each on of with a rainbow bow. 

Our guests (both boys AND girls!) were delighted with their fun and colorful keepsakes!

Stay tuned for more posts on the fun details of this rainbow party!

That's all, and thanks for stopping by!

Linking up to these fun parties:

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