Friday, January 6, 2012

Dog Christmas, and Fabulous Party Favors

Hey... Happy New Year... Hope you are having a wonderful 2012 so far...

Today we celebrate "Three Kings Day" locally... So we are still celebrating. Some say we have the longest Christmas Holidays in Puerto Rico because we start in Thanksgiving, continue in Xmas Eve and Day, then New Year's Eve and Day, then Three Kings Day and another 8 days of party, which historically also include San Juan Capital activities called "San Sebastian Street Parties"... so there still some activity here...

Anyway, I made some party favors for our Vet... I know I know! Some people look for some detail to give their children's teachers, but in our case my husband asked me to do something for our dog's vet and helpers in the office...

So I made some with typical Puerto Rican candies... Here are some pictures:





Then, a friend was going to turn 40 and decided to celebrate... so I told her I was going to support her with some party favors...

This was the theme of the bday decoration and the inspiration...


I decided to make three different kinds so she had variety, and was free to add random details to some of them, so even though they are the same type, they look different and unique somehow.

One of the designs was this concept of the little baskets...

And these other types which are like cups but bent for some nice shape...


For the third kind, I used some pre cut boxes that I assembled and decorated:


Here's a photo of the three:


Each one had a Ferrero chocolate truffle my friend provided, and I added a little note.



But then... where to display them?

I had an idea.... A friend gave me three cake plates I could use for different levels, but how to connect them?

I thought of these nice ribbons I had in these:


I cut some cardstock strips with same colors of the bday decoration theme.


And decorated the rolls...


I then attached with hot glue and created this display (very similar to the ones used for cupcakes)...


Here's how the party favors looked at the party:


And look at the fabulous and delicious cake another friend made:

Finally, I had a gift card for the bday girl, but wanted to present it differently:


So I cut a strip of cardstock and bent for different sections and this is what I came up with:


Isn't it nice?


The sad part... look how my Scrapbooking table ended up ... what a mess... LOL!


Thanks for stopping by... your comments are really appreciated...


8 comments:

JOAN said...

Todo super bello!! A la verdad es que te botaste y tu hijo se tiene que haber vuelto loco con sus juguetes ;)

Besitos,
Joan

Sonia said...

Edel... AWESOME!!
Love the two creations.
Thanks for the gift idea for Dog Vet and helpers. I will think about it next time.
Your friend will be happy for all you can do for birthday. Love it!
Great idea the display with party favors.
-Sony

Myrna Marcano said...

Que curiosas, me encanto y la organizacion perfecta.
Gracias por la idea.
Felicitaciones.
Abrazos, Myrna

JAY said...

Amiguita, está todo bellísimo. Me encantó la idea de los regalitos al vet. Te felicito, buen trabajo.

Laura Figueroa Colon said...

Edel. Me encantaron los regalitos al veterinario y su personal. Y para el cumpleaños de tu amiga, te botaste. Precioso todo!

Kalpesh said...

This post is wonderful as it helps me to get the sort of information that i needed. I am thankful as i got your post when was searching party favors

jecg1999 said...

Me encanto esta celebracion...d los 40 preciosos todos los detalles.
Julia♥

Vivi said...

No había visto esto. Bello. Tu siempre tan creativa. Me encantó el detallito para el Vet.

Hermosos también los party favors del cumpleaños.