Simple Party Favors for a
Woodland Themed Party

If you have been reading here for a while you know I love celebrating life with a great party. And part of the party are the party favors. Something fun and hopefully functional to remember us by. A good party favor is inexpensive, beautiful and useful.

Here is what I came up with.

First, something simple, natural and beautiful.

Polished rocks!

I wanted a rock polisher as a kid but never got one. When we moved out the ranch Zenie and I began to gather an impressive rock collection. Last year for my birthday my mom made my childhood wishes come true with my very own rock polisher. Now in about a months time I can take any regular rock and shine it into a treasure. Only problem is, I don’t really have need of so many polished rocks. I have great plans for building beautiful terrariums but it hasn’t happened yet. So I decided to use Zenie’s party to share our rock love.

I simply put the rocks in a jar with a note that said “take one.” Each guest got a chance to sort through the shiny rocks and pick out their favorite.

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There is nothing like taking home something alive. This time of year is planting season so our nurseries are packed full with starter plants. I considered sending everyone home with a little tree, but instead decided to do something even simpler. A spinach plant. Each family got to take one home, giving them something pretty and green and something they can grow and eat. These cost about $2.50 for six plants and I just wrapped the peat pot in scrap fabric and tied with twine.

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Finally, something to wear. I love kid’s in little hats and headbands. I saw all sorts of different ideas for masks and hats, but decided on something simple. Headbands with animal ears. I cut these out free-hand and folded them over the headbands and secured with super glue. I made bear, mouse, deer, rabbit, coyote, mountain lion, fox and skunk. For the rabbit ears I used a little piece of foam board scrap to make sure they stood up. I secured this to the headband first and then glued the felt over top. This was a simple and inexpensive project and made for some super cute photos.

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Good luck with your party and post pictures so we can see what you came up with!

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