Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you all get to do something fun on this special day with your sweetie, family or friends. Kerry and I will go to lunch, share a nice bottle of wine, and just enjoy the quiet company of each other.
When the kids were little, they had their designated day of celebration to have a tea party with friends. Because Sunny came first, she chose to have her tea party on Valentine's Day each year. Lindsay’s tea party was on Easter. It was a dress up event for each of them, so all the little girls would attend in their party attire. Lindsay, on the other hand, always like to have boys also attend her tea parties, so it was the cutest sight to see them come in shirts and ties!
These tea parties were very precious and deserved fabulous décor with all the little touches to make them a day to remember. Party favors are a way to make any party stand out and a great way to make your guests feel special, too.
For this Valentine's Party Favor, I wrapped soft peppermint sticks because I liked the shape it would produce. But you can use any kind of candy to get the same effect. If you want a more structured look, you could use toilet paper rolls to hold the candy. If that bothers you…because well, it’s a tp roll and not very classy…you can save the cardboard from your paper towels and cut them down to size.
- Cellophane Party Favor Bags
- Tissue Paper
- Small flowers from any craft store
I didn’t do a tutorial on this post because it’s kind of self-explanatory. The cellophane is a favor bag with the closed end cut off, then cut in half length-wise. So one bag will wrap two favors. White tissue is used so you don’t see the candy and it gives a solid background to the design on the cellophane. Roll it together, tie with ribbon, and embellish with a flower using a glue gun.
For other events, change the cellophane according to your theme, or use plain cellophane. You can also use colored tissue. Secure the ends with ribbons, raffia, rustic string, or just about anything that can be tied in a bow. Embellish with whatever follows your theme…flowers, leaves, charms, or stuff you find in your arts and craft bin. I’m talking to you gals out there who buy things on clearance and save them for later use. You know…like me!
You are only limited by your imagination, so get creative with this one!