Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Party Bags - MY WAY!!!!!!!!

Evening all,

phew, what a relief this cool breeze is over the last couple of days, my poor tiddlies were not coping with the heat well and were getting VERY grumpy!!!!!!!!

My eldest, Millie, is six this coming Sunday and had an early birthday party at home last Saturday as two of the children she wanted to invite would have been away if we had done it any later!! There were four of them in total, more than enough for our small home lol.

Anyhoo, I decided to do party bags my way - lol CRAFTY ones........

Each of the four party bags had an individual (and all different colour schemes) hand bound pamphlet journal made from manila file folders and craft card. Each one had patterned paper, stickers and images to colour tucked into pockets on the insides of the covers.
In addition to this they each got a roll of stickers, a large sheet of stickers, a glue stick, some felt tip pens and the more traditional bubbles and couple of packs of sweets - ha ha ha ha ha not a crappy plastic toy in sight!!!!!!!!
Millie made the name tags to attach to the bags, which I had cunningly acquired for free (lol if you don't ask nicely you don't get!!!!!!!!) from our local craft shop!!

Front cover

Back cover

Inside front

Inside back

Muppet that I am though, I forgot to take pictures of all the journals before the bags disappeared!! Luckily I managed to grab Millie's before she had demolished it bless her.
Great fun to make and I was so thrilled to get messages of thanks from all the mums too.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts mean an awful lot to me.

Huge hugs 

Dawn x 


Gill said...

What a great idea!!
I love the journals!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You had a fantastic party. I know those gals were not only impressed, they were thrilled they had something each of them could take home, too. And it was great that each of the girls could share with the birthday girl. And not a crappy plastic toy, either (grin).

Corrine at said...

What a good Mum you are making all those things for the kids. I bet they will really enjoy playing and drawing in them. Sticker madness, I remember those days, but not for a long time now. xox

Karen Gist said...

WOW Well done you! It just goes to show that you can create lovely FUN party bags without spending too much Dawn. I hope that you are starting a trend in our little town, HUGS xxx

coco said...

Oooh Dawn, this is absolutely fabulous, what a great idea and bags LOL !!!!!! But I'm serious, I really LOVE your crafty bags with all things inside, thisq is a wonderful gift for your little Millie (what a nice name...!) and her friends. It's your eldest you say ? How old are the other(s) ?? So you're a young Mum ! By the way I love reading you, you make me smile each time and I take the time to translate the words I don't know you know... a good way for me to improve my English sweetie ! Many thanks, and huge Hugs Coco xxx

coco said...

I almost forget something: what means tiddlies please ?? Can't find this word in any of my (numerous) English-French dictionaries ah ah !! xxx

Traceyr said...

What a lovely mummy you are Dawn. Those party bags were a fantastic idea.


ps happy birthday Millie.

Anonymous said...

What fantastic gift bags and those little notebooks, brilliant!

BJ said...

Adore he little book journals you made super (I never put any sweets in mine btw)