What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party.A few months ago my daughter Gigi, celebrated her 5th birthday.  We kept it small and had a little art party in our converted art studio garage.  It was a super fun, chill party, and both mom and dad were patting themselves on the back for not going over the top.  My favorite part of the party were the handmade party favor bags that my daughter’s made over a two day period.  They poured their heart into these bags and it was just about the sweetest thing I’d ever seen, especially since it was totally their idea.

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You’ll need…

Party favor bags – I recommend ones with a sheen, like these, so you can use my favorite markers.

Funchalk Markers – my fav

Oh, and party favors.  I just bit the bullet and let Gigi pick out a bunch of crap, I mean, great stuff at Party City.  And then we added some random fairy horse cards we scored at the flea market for 2 dollars.  Those were cool.

What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party. Steps

1. Get as many bags as you have kids coming to the party and just invite your child to make them look great.  There really was no instruction on my part.  Gigi took the reigns and Didi totally went along with it.  They didn’t want to stop!  Each bag was totally different and they were determined to make all 15.

What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party. What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party. How cute are these two? Is it weird that I want to eat Gigi’s hair in these pics?  Those curls?! They’re just too good.

What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party. So yeah, those are all the steps.  They filled each bag with gold tinsel and all the little trinkets and there you have it.  15 personalized kid made party favor bags.  Both of my girls could not have been more proud.  They loved selecting the perfect one for each of their friends.

What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party. If you’ve never used Funchalk Markers, I’ll tell you why they are my favorite.  The colors are amazing and they glide on so smoothly to any shiny surface. Kids love them. I don’t recommend them on paper but on a mirror, record, cd, shiny bag, Transparency Paper, or Magna-Tiles , yes! Do it.  The caps are slightly challenging to put back on for little hands but they soon get the hang of it with practice and I think they are fixing that issue with the company that makes them.  Also, kids love to bang the marker tips on the table to get the paint to come down.  To see other ways we’ve used Funchalk markers, check out these pumpkin sun catchers, recycled records, and these no carve pumpkins.  Both super big hits with my girls and students.

What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party.Thanks for reading along everyone and happy end of summer.  Can you believe Fall is almost upon us?  Well, not yet.  So enjoy.

What a sweet way to say thank you for your child's next birthday party.Oh, and one last one, for more homemade birthday party ideas, click the link. xo Meri

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