Thursday, May 3, 2012

"F" is for Favors #3

Cinco de Mayo party favors

Girl #1 makes her First Holy Communion on Saturday which also happens to be Cinco de Mayo, two parties in one.

Instead of a regular First Communion party we decided to have a little fiesta.

Each favor bag is labeled, I used the Matador font from here..

And lots of plastic pink tablecloth to make the pink decorative poofs on the name tags:

To keep all the cousins entertained the favor bags have some fiesta fun inside:

bubbles, tiny sombreros, stick-on mustaches, sparkle stick-on flowers, playdough and maracas

To fancy up the maracas I added the same plastic pink decorative poof from the name tags on the favor bags to the handle of the maracas:

Super easy, fast and adds a huge punch of color.

Here's how I made the decorative poof:

1. Cut a 2" strip of plastic from the roll:

2. Fold strip in half then pull through punched hole in tag:

3. Tie into a bow around bag handle:

4. Clip both sides of bow and folded end to open poof:

5. Pull plastic pieces in opposite directions to make it fluffy:

All together they're bright and fun and happen to fit perfectly on our artwork ledges in the kitchen:

Let the fiesta begin!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


  1. Looks lovely! Very colorful! Liz

  2. I should come over to your blog everyday! You are so creative :)

  3. These are so fun and I LOVE the colors. You are so creative! I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    I hope to see you soon,

  4. What a fun idea. I love the bow you made for the top. The colors are fabulous. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

  5. I've had so much fun scrolling down the page to this post - so many colorful happy goodies, Jaime!