At the beach! Doing lots of this
and more eating than I care to mention and visiting with family and all around relaxing. It was lovely and went way too fast.
While we were there we had a birthday celebration for my father's 60th birthday. His actual birthday is in August but since we had family together it was a perfect time to celebrate. I made some little favors for everyone to take home.
I had initially planned on putting some Jordan's almonds in a little favor box and topping it with a sticker but I was having a really hard time finding inexpensive gift favor boxes in a small quantity. I needed less than 25 which can be tricky to find. So I decided I would fashion some little favor bags instead.
I purchased a pack of little cellophane treat bags from the craft store.
and I discovered in my paper stash some red cardstock
I cut the cardstock into strips the same width as the treat bags and folded them over using my metal ruler for a crisper edge.
I placed some Jordan's almonds in a cellophane treat bag and folded over the top
Then I slide the red cardstock over the top of that
punched two holes through the cardstock and the bag
so it looked like this
and was ready to secure with a ribbon and embellish with a sticker of my Dad as a little boy with their pug. I ordered these photo stickers from Shutterfly and thought they came out great.
Easy as that
always better in a group
They were simple and turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. The best part was my Dad was totally surprised and touched by the celebration.
Ah, wish we were back at the beach...