I then started on the party favors. I love to give party favors, but hate just giving out candy. Mostly because I hate receiving it at other parties. Ha! We have enough candy in our house now to open our own shop. Instead I purchased these little strawberry grow kits at the One Spot at Target at the beginning of spring. They were only $0.50 each! I was super excited!!
I had found some "berry cute" free printable thank you tags on Pinterest that I tracked back to One Charming Party and decided to cut out the bottom portions of these and use them on my tie on tags that I purchased at the dollar section of Michaels. Are you seeing the trend?? I don't spend much to make these parties awesome! The dollar section of any store is your friend!!
As I said, I cut out the bottom portion of the printable tag and glued it inside the dollar tags. I then tied them onto the strawberry grow kits and placed them in my "Goodwill find" basket full of clearance Easter grass (which was $0.05 per bag). Voila!! Inexpensive and Cute!!
I wanted to make sure that everyone knew to take a favor home with them in case I forgot to mention it in the craziness of the party, so I made the free printable sign below. Please feel free to download it for yourself if you would like. If you use it in your party, please be kind and link back to this post! Thanks.
Next I moved on to the table centerpieces. I had bought some two pack clay pots at the Dollar Tree a while back and also some chalkboard label stakes in the dollar section at Michaels. I decided to fill them with the clearance Easter grass and some old school strawberry filled hard candies.
I then hot glued handmade bows, that I made from strawberry ribbon found on clearance at Michaels, to the top corner of the stakes. As a finishing touch I wrote a #4 on some stakes and drew hearts on the others. I am pretty excited about how they turned out!
Last, but not least I purchased Miss Priss' party dress at Kohls! I was going to attempt to sew one for her, but as I am not really the sewing type and it would take more time and money for me to figure it out than to buy one...I decided on the latter option!
I apologize for the cell phone screen shot, but when I went to look up the dress again on the Kohls website it is now untraceable! I must have gotten lucky!
However, I got a steal on the dress. Kohls was having a half off sale and I had a 30% off coupon and free shipping, so I got this baby for ... DRUM ROLL PLEASE ... $9.80 shipped! I love it when a plan comes together!!
I will be working hard for the rest of the week on the rest of the party planning, so remember to stop back by and check out what else I have in store!
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