PINEAPPLE bags - LUAU theme party favors - Super cute - EASY ideas for planning parties

I'm planning a LUAU theme bingo at our local retirement residence at the end of the month and here are the favor bags. I've seen some similar ideas but the perfectionist kicked in and I needed them all to be EXACTLY the same as much as possible. Lol! 

They are just brown paper lunch sacks painted green and yellow with marker lines. I used twine to tie.
 Inexpensive to make and so super cute!

I test run everything!!! Here is my test bag with colors, top cut, and marker shades. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do metallic gold and green and if the top cut would look cute when tied. Sometimes I over think it and then can't decide. 

Final decision.....I used Festive Green & Cadmium Yellow.

Before starting I put the bag next to a finished bag to make sure they were all the same. :)

Painted, let dry and cut top, drew lines. Easy peasy!

Finished by used twine to tie each bag. I love them!!!

What did I fill them with??

Most of the residents can't have popcorn so I bagged Pirates Booty.
Keychain, Lindor chocolate, personalized wrapped Hershey Minatures, and a chocolate dipped Oreo. 

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DIY Bunting greeting card - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - FREE download - cute HOMEMADE banner idea

I love to mail cards but they can get expensive. Especially cards that have little decorations or raised embellishments. 

I created a digital file to print and cut out to create this cute bunting greeting card. 

I sent the file to our local 1 hr photo lab. Printed 2 4x6 prints.

I cut out each letter leaving a little white around the edges but you can cut them out completely.

I folded and cut a piece of white card stock measuring about 5x7 to fit the envelope I had.

Hot glue two strips of ribbon or cords. Layout the letters first to make sure you have enough room before attaching.

I used some 2mm leftover foam with a sticky back. I would've used white but you couldn't see the them.

I used a hold punch to cut out the foam dots. Attached the sticky side on the letter and hot glued the non-sticky side and attached to the card. 

It's hard to tell but all the little flags are raised off the card. So cute!

I finished the rest of the letters and trimmed the ribbon down and wrapped around the edge. Attached with hot glue.

4x6 download file HERE
(Click link and right click to save)

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MORE Birthday Decorating at the OFFICE - Fun Cubical / Desk ideas - Candy bar cake, Streamers, Balloons, Ribbon, Cookies - SURPRISE your Co-worker / Boss

I love birthdays and I love decorating! Since I kinda set the bar high for the last office birthday, I needed to keep it going. :)

We recently had two birthdays and I wanted each one to be special but a little bit different. Here's what I did! 

 For the first birthday I made the streamer "jail" as we ended up calling it. Lol!

I love how it turned out. 

Panoramic picture makes it look rounded but it's straight.

I used two different color streamers with complimenting colors or different shades of the same color for each row. Orange and red, teal and lime green, light pink and hot pink, etc.

Painter's tape on the ceiling and floor for easy removal.

Once all the colors were taped I gently twisted the streamers and taped to the floor.

Cut excess off streamers.

Since the steamers and flexible she could get in and out without taking in down.

 Filled the space with balloons and made another candy bar cake similar to my Butterfinger candy bar cake and Cookies 'n' Cream candy bar cake.

I made this one with recycled boxes but I didn't have the right size. No problem!

I attached the corners together with hot glue and added hot glue on the right and left sides that touched the box. Filled the extra space with foil shreds.

I was also lazy and didn't wrap any of the boxes like the Cookies 'n' Cream cake. The candy pretty much covered everything. I did pre-warn her that I used recycled boxes. 

The Whoppers attached together perfectly.

I stacked two boxes inside to make the third row.

Attached individual Reese's around the top.

Saved a box of Robin Eggs (her favorite) from Easter. Topping on the "cake."

Filled in with individual Reese's Cups.

Ta-Da! She loved it!

The next birthday was for a new co-worker that I wasn't sure how she would take my over the top decorating. I decided to scale it down a bit.

 I made groups of curling ribbon and tied a knot at the end.

Used  painters tape again to attach to the ceiling around her chair above her desk.

It didn't look festive enough so I added some balloons in the center and a Happy Birthday mylar balloon on her desk.

Made her super colorful birthday chocolate dipped oreos

I prepped all the curling ribbon at home while watching TV so it only took 5 mins to put everything up. Still something special without a lot of time! 

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