Monday, 21 February 2011

Party Bags

Hellooooooooooo again - second post today. I was going to attempt to schedule this post, but want to enter some challenges and wasn't sure whether that would work with links to challenges, so gave up on that idea.

These are the party bags I made for Eleri's party last Saturday. I got the idea for these from Monica. Mine are obviously not as beautiful as Monica's but the girls loved them (so do I actually LOL!).

These were very easy to make. I used a full A4 size sheet of card - which was printed on both sides using Cute Companions CD. I bought the ribbon from a local wool shop - unfortunately it frays very easily so may not have been the best to use in this project really.

I helped the girls to make bracelets and keyrings during the party - and the bracelet peeking out of this bag is the one Eleri made - these wooden beads make such pretty projects. Eleri did not manage to make her keyring on the day as she lost one of her letter beads (the keyrings had their names on them out of letter beads), so we will be making Eleri's later this week. Will show you when its done.

Do you see that lolly in the bag also? I made those for Eleri to take for her classmates on her birthday, and also for all the party guests we've had over the weekend. They are cake pops - cooked chocolate cake, crumbled up and mixed with a fudge icing until its just gooey enough to be able to mould into balls, put onto lolly sticks, dipped in melted chocolate and then sprinkles. They went down a storm - the children were raving about them to their Mums, so I had a few queries from Mums about what they were. The teachers loved them too! I found this idea on the internet (just google cake pops), and there are even books on them - some people go to so much effort making all sorts of different shapes. Don't think I could go into that much detail, but I might have a go again sometime!

Here's another photo of the cake pops.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this party bag:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Not a card
One Stitch At a Time - Anything but square
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Sweet treats
Kaboodle Doodles - Break tradition (I've broken my tradition of buying plastic party bags ha ha!!!)

Well, I did promise myself an early night, so I must go now. May be able to post another project tomorrow.

Love, Andrea xx


Vicky said...

Wow fantastic bags and such fabby goodies too ~ and those Cake Pops look delish, I'm off now to google lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Crafteezee said...

Ummmm, they look yummy and now I'm feeling peckish. Your post would have been fine to schedule with the links in the post. You would have to physically link them to the challenges later as you do now. Just make sure you are on the right time zone on your settings.
Hugs Tracy

Jill said...

Great project, full of lovely goodies!! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

ona_i_ja said...

Andrea, your bag is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

Monica said...

Wow! Andrea, your bags are lovely and so are the bracelets and the chocos. You are so talented and such a loving and devoted mother. I am sure Eleri will cherish these memories when she grows up...



Mina said...

these are fabulous Andrea what a fantastic idea to make them for the kids...the lollys look super scrummy
Mina xxx

Jo Davies said...

What a beautiful and fun idea, just fab..... Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Jo xxx

Debs said...

oh wow! yummy! I would love a cake pop-right now!-lol. Fabulous birthday creations, I bet you're on the "cool Mom" list- Wonderful job. I love the shape of your goodies bags and might try them for my grand daughters party, thanks for the inspiration and thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at OSAAT


Fab project Andrea - love the heart shaped goodie bag, and those cake-pops look delicious!
Hugs, Sylvia xx