Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birthday Party Favors | Jennifer V Designs | Toledo, OH

Birthday parties are so much fun, but I've always had a hard time trying to figure out what to give as party favors to my children's friends.  I hate to buy "stuff" that's going to just be thrown out, but it's difficult to figure out something special, while sticking to a budget.   I discovered that Etsy is filled with wonderful ideas.  I've purchased items from Etsy before, but had never thought about searching for party favors to give away.

So, for Julia's upcoming birthday party, I decided, after getting a couple of ideas from some friends, to pass out cupcake mix favors. This is the perfect party favor for her to give out, as she's my cupcake loving girl! It's a party favor, for the children to make their own cupcakes at home.   After searching Etsy, I came across this wonderful shop,  Favor Box Bakery. Not only do they have the cutest cupcake favor boxes, but Michelle from the shop, is the nicest person to deal with online!  She made me feel like my order was just as important to her as it was to me!  I got to customize the label that's attached to the box and it comes with cupcake mix, instructions on how to make the cupcakes, a recipe for butter cream frosting and ribbon attached to the box.

To make the party favor complete, I added cupcake baking liners and sprinkles for the children to decorate their cupcakes at home.

So, for Jack's 5th birthday this year, I discovered this awesome Etsy shop called Sew Plain Jane.  She makes homemade superhero capes and masks and they're super reasonable!  The shop was great to work with, as I needed 20 capes and masks to hand out to friends.  They were a huge hit with Jack, his sister and all of his friends! Usually one of my kiddos is in a superhero cape or mask once a day!

Here are some pictures of my superheros in their capes and masks by Sew Plain Jane.

To hand them out, I folded the capes with the masks and wrapped them up in tissue paper, put them in a bag, tied them with ribbon and my sister made me super cute labels for the bags.


  1. Super cute idea, Lilly's 3rd birthday party is a cupcake theme too. I have found some super cute things for it.

  2. Hi Jennifer!

    Wow, thanks so much for the kind words about our shop and our products. We really appreciate it and are so glad you found us!