Friday, June 8, 2007

party favors

I made these favors for my friend's daughter's HS graduation party. They are favor boxes (from Michael's) filled with Red Hots (her favorite candy...which happen to be her school's colors) and sealed with a label. I tied it up with red ribbon and slipped a wish ticket under the knot. All of the guests will be asked to write their wish for Sarah on the back of the ticket and deposit it in a jar. Won't that be a nice present for Sarah...all the good wishes of people who love and care for her together in a jar for her to see anytime she likes?
This same idea would be lovely for a wedding, birthday, and shower. When a friend popped in the cottage yesterday, she was so taken with this idea that she decided to use it for her daughter's graduation luncheon with her friends and their mothers. Each girl will have a box that says Congratulations personlized with their name and they will each get enough tickets to write their wishes to each other. They'll collect the wishes in the favor boxes at the end of the luncheon.

**Edited to add: The boxes are 2" x 2". I made the labels by printing a page of 6 up, putting them through the Xyron with repositionable adhesive, and then cutting them into 2" x 4" labels. The calligraphy font is called Cezanne and it is based on Cezanne's signature and handwriting. You can find it here: www.myfonts.com.

35 comments:

lainakay said...

Very pretty! I love the wish ticket ideas! So clever and thoughtful.

Sarah said...

That is a lovely idea! They look very pretty!

michelle b. said...

My husband & I did something similar for his neice's wedding back in February. I made a lovely (if I say so myself)decorated jar, left the jar, roll of wish tickets, & pen on the gift table and everyone left their wish for the new couple in the jar.
Another idea: In January, we made the decision to move to Maryland at the end of school year. I made a "wish" jar that is kept on the kitchen counter & our girls write various thoughts/wishes about moving & drop them in the jar. As my husband or I read them, we try to grant them. Such as, "I'm going to miss tennis camp, I wish I could take tennis this summer." I looked into where she could take the lessons near our new home & she is all signed up.

a pink-bee said...

Such a wonderful idea. Thanks:)

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Such beautiful presentation for such a thoughtful gift!!! I love this idea so very much!! xo-Mel

Tracy said...

LOVE this idea! TFS.

macati said...

hi!
so many good wishes!
:)
manela

Brooke said...

That is such a wonderful idea and they look so pretty! You did a really nice job!

Jennifer said...

Lovely idea!

anita said...

Brilliant idea! The wish tickets are so fun! I'll have to keep this in mind for future reference...

jess said...

You make such lovely things, it's a highlight of my day to see your new ideas! I love the wish tickets, I haven't seen them before.

Diane said...

Amy - so clever. With the red, had me thinking they would be cute for a Christmas ornament exchange.

bari said...

Amy,
I love these. Did you do the calligraphy??? You are so talented!
Bari

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

That is a wonderful idea! My oldest daughter is still 4 years away from graduating but I will have to file this idea away somewhere!

Thimbleanna said...

A-DOR-ABLE!!!!

Lauren said...

lovely idea!

marsha said...

Gosh, I love this so much!! You are amazing~ How did you do the printing on the boxes?
You really do have a gift for making things special!!
marsha

Doojie said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Perfection!!! Brava!!!

Christiane said...

You have the best ideas, thank you for sharing them with us! The boxes are truly lovely.

BonnieRose said...

that is one fab idea! hugs

Sooz said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA! My niece graduated this year...I so want to copy this idea!! (can you share what size label you used?)
love the script-y font....what is it?

GOR-GEE-OUS. Love it love it love it!
TFS!

stephanie t. said...

You never cease to amaze me with your kindness and creativity! This was such a wonderful, heartfelt idea for your friend Sarah...
'Inspireco' is absolutely the most fitting name for your little blog!

Sharon Tessandori said...

What a perfect gift idea! I'm storing this idea and hope to use myself some time soon!

What a creative soul you are! :-)

Delaney Gates said...

Oh, how fabulous! Love those!

Sadie Olive said...

You are so creative! What a fun way to use the wish tickets! I am having a wedding shower for my sister soon, and can't wait to use this idea!

cruststation said...

I love this idea, how lovely that she can look at the wishes for great memories from her friends. The favors are beautiful too, I love the packaging, your wish tickets and that lettering so much.

Nicole said...

That was a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing! The red ribbon is just so festive.

Head Hen said...

Beautiful! Best wishes to the Graduate! Along with everyone else, I would like to please know what font you used for your labels (and the size of the labels).

Thansk so much!

Jeanette said...

Brilliant idea. I'm going to do the same thing for a bridal shower I'm co-hosting next month. Thanks for the inspiration!

new rustic said...

Good golly those are wonderful!

waisze said...

these favors look fabulous! would work for any event!

Sooz said...

THANK YOU for sharing your "how to"...as soon as I saw this on Saturday...I zipped over to my Michaels and bought the LAST BOX OF 100 boxes. whew. close call! Now off I go to order up that FONT!

THANKS!

Rose said...

Lovely idea! Wish I had seen it sooner as my youngest is graduating tomorrow! But I'll definitely use it for something the very next chance I get. Thanks for sharing!
Rose

"Maggie" said...

What wonderful favor boxes, I wish I had seen this prior to my son's graduation this past Sunday. The wish ticket on the top was just the right touch. I'll be going to Silver Bella too and found you in the data base. I'll be adding you to my Bloglines so I don't miss out on your post. Looking forward to meeting you in person.

Maggie

ThePurpleSeal said...

Hi there,

I just found your blog, it has been a great read! Thought it may be of some interest to you to know, a while back i managed to find a british labels company who print many types of labels. They printed me some labels for a really low cost, i also ordered a label dispenser as i had been in need of one for a while and they were so cheap.