Hello, friends! I did a guest post for Jamielyn, over at I Heart Naptime, so I thought I would share it with you…
Today I’m here to share a little piece of my son’s 3rd birthday party with you! He LOVES animals of all kinds (zoo animals, dinosaurs, farm animals, aquatic animals, etc…). So, we decided that the theme of the party had to be “Party Like An Animal”! The actual party is tomorrow, but I thought that I would share a couple of the home-made items with you; the invitation and one of the party favors, the candy kabob.
Party Like an An Animal Candy Kabob Favor
I love invitations that are interactive, so I knew that I needed to do something fun when making it. I decided to create a little pocket with the information about the party inside. I created a “cover”, printed it out and then sewed a piece of paper the exact same size to the back of the cover. I used string with the number 3 attached to the top of the card inside so people could pull out the invitation.
I used a grommet at the top for a little extra fun!
Photo corners hold the invitation to the bright green cardstock.
As I said before, my son LOVES zoo animals, so you can be sure that we go to the zoo every week! We get a newsletter from our local zoo and in it they mentioned they needed some items for the animals. We thought my son’s party was the perfect opportunity to collect these items. Then when we go to the zoo he can bring the items for the animals!
My children LOVE gummy candy and anything on a stick, so when I was thinking about what to do as a fun favor, this immediately came to mind!
The perfect combination of a stick and candy….
The Candy Kabob!
These were such a fun and easy treat to make!
Want to learn how to make some?
**A few tips: I divided the candy because that way I could see better what I had available. I would lay the candy on top of the stick at first to see what it would look like and then I would push the candy on the stick. The candy DOES NOT have to go all the way through the candy top to bottom..make sense?…Look at the penguin I stuck the stick in the middle of the penguin’s back (thanks to the hubs who helped me realize that tip..what a guy) I used pretzel stick cello bags and they worked really well. I did have to squeeze a few in, but they all fit nicely after the initial squeezing.
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Have a Super fun day!