Printkick Arts and Craft Kits Review

Over the summer break, I was lucky enough to be sent some lovely craft goodies to review by Printkick, who are a small family business established in 2001.

We were sent a lovely range of children’s arts and craft kits which I decided to take with us on a trip to Yorkshire to visit my family.  Printkick are usually found producing and selling personalised printed mugs for small business in the UK, but the launch of their new website has brought a few surprises!

Printkick sent us lots of goodies!

Izzy (8) and Austin (5) couldn’t wait to get their mitts on the box of delights, first out was the gorgeous colouring books.  Izzy plumped for the grown up flowers and plants colouring, she loved that the coloured pencils came as part of the book which is perfect for crafting on the go (or in our case on holiday).  Austin picked the hard back kids colouring book.  We loved that the paper for both books was good quality and thick and the colouring was only on one side of the paper.  Austin’s book also had plenty of pages at the back for his own doodles and pictures.

Printkick Colouring books

Beautiful colouring pencils and a hardback book for colouring on the go

Next up, we cracked open the fabulous wooden craft box.  It has crayons, watercolours, rubber and pencil sharpener inside and the wooden box is very grown up and perfect fro travelling.  As there was only one paintbrush, I brought along a couple of my own artists brushes.  Izzy decided to use the colouring book to paint in, which worked brilliantly!

Printkick paining set in a wooden box

Beautiful grown up painting box

As soon as I saw the the artist box I knew what I wanted to do with it and when I arrived home I sprinkled a little Made By Me Craft Party magic!  I used a little washi tape, some gems, paper flowers and a wooden flamingo to add a summer vibe to the box.  I think the plain wooden box would make an excellent birthday party activity to decorate with paint, stickers and gems and then they could be used as a party favour.

Personalised Art Box

Summer themed art box

We were also sent a cute pre printed little fabric bag and a backpack which both came with fabric pens.  These bags would make a lovely activity for younger children if you’re doing a DIY craft party or they would make perfect party bags to fill with a few goodies and of course cake!

Unfortunately, the tote bag was a bit young for my children, so we didn’t try it out.  If you’ve got a pre-schooler who’d like to try it out, pop a comment below and I’ll pick a name out of a hat at the end of September.

Printkick colour your own backpack

Colour your own backpack

Printkick tote bag

Decorate your own mini tote bag

We had so much fun with all the arts and craft kits, the kids said they were ‘awesome’.  I think they’re perfect to pack for travelling and as party favours – they’re useful, aesthetically pleasing and a good price too.

I also really like that Printkick have charitable and environmental commitments, they recently ran a campaign with the ADHD Foundation for Neurodiversity  , the umbrella project was simply beautiful and inspiring.  Printkick have also launched a new eco-friendly products range, which is an issue close to my heart (I did a geography degree back in the day!)

Thank you Printkick for the opportunity to play with your lovely products!  We had a great time.  I think we’ll be packing the colouring for our trip abroad later in the year.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to comment below if you’d like the mini colour in tote bag!

Printkick

Summer Craft Classes for Kids

Made by Me Craft Parties and Biscuits by Sarah B have joined forces to bring your children some summer holiday fun at Lollipops Play Cafe, Bournemouth.

You can choose from biscuit decorating or crafting or book a whole day of fun and book onto both classes.

Friday 10th August – Under the Sea
Room 1 – Under the sea biscuit decorating. Decorate 5 biscuits using techniques such as royal icing, sugar paste and sprinkles.
Room 2 – Make a wooden under the sea dream catcher using wool, shells, beads, pom poms and other treasures.

Under the Sea craft and biscuit decorating classes

Make gorgeous under the sea inspired dream catchers and decorate sea side biscuits

Friday 17th August – Witches and Wizards
Room 1 – Harry Potter inspired biscuit decorating – Decorate 5 biscuits using techniques such as royal icing, sugar paste and sprinkles.
Room 2 – Create and decorate your own spell and potion book and learn to write in invisible ink!

Witch and Wizard craft and biscuit decorating classes

Decorate Harry Potter inspired biscuits and make your own spell and potion book

Our classes are led by us (Lexy and Sarah) who are experts in our crafty fields, so you can kick back and enjoy a coffee in the Lollipops cafe while your little ones learn new skills.  Our classes are perfect if you have under 5’s as you can entertain them in the soft play and the over 5’s can craft to their heart’s content!


The Details
Both classes will run twice during the days at – 11am-12 and 1-2pm.

Join one session for £9.50 per child or special offer, book ANY 2 sessions for £17 (offer valid until 31st July).  Soft play access is included in the cost of the class.

Suitable for ages 5-10. Adults won’t be required to supervise in the craft rooms, BUT you will need to stay on site in Lollipops.

Text or call Lexy on 07779 870183 or message Made By Me Craft Parties to book your place today.
Booking in advance is essential.

When booking please state which class you’d like to book –
AM crafts
AM biscuits
PM crafts
PM biscuits

Can’t wait to see you there! Lexy and Sarah

xxx
Spell and potion book decorating

Keep all your darkest deepest secrets, spells and potion ideas in these adorable books!

 

Craft Party

Introducing: A Spa of Our Own Craft Parties

I’m so excited to launch the Spa of Our Own craft party.  This party option is available to all age groups and includes the following activities –

  • Bath Bomb making
  • Lipgloss making
  • Make-up bag decorating
  • Flip Flop decorating (older teens and adults only)

The child or teen party is an hour and a half and for the adult option, I allow 2 hours so you can spend a bit longer making and perfecting your creations.

You’ll make 2 bath bomb muffins, in your chosen colour and scent, adding some beautiful dried flowers on the top.  You’ll also package them up beautifully and add a tag so you can gift them if you’d like to.

Next up, you’ll learn to make your own lip gloss in a colour of your choice and then put it into gemstone pots which you’ll decorate and embellish.

Make Your Own Beautiful Bath Bombs

All materials are thoroughly tested for fun factor and quality by my team of keen crafters (ie my children and their friends).

Craft Party

We take party testing very seriously here at MBM HQ

Don’t just take my word for it, here’s what one of the mums said after her daughter’s Spa Craft Party

“Thank you so much, Lexy for a fabulous party! Hope and her friends had a great time and they all went home with beautiful flip-flops and lip gloss. Love how organised you are and all the tiny creative details. Looking forward to having one of your lovely parties again in the future.”

Pamper party craft activity

All set up for eager 8-year-olds to make lip gloss

To celebrate the launch of this super party, I’m offering all my dedicated blog readers a special offer.  Quote ‘SPA‘ on booking a Spa of Our Own craft party and you’ll receive a free party place.  This offer closes on June 30th 2018.

To book your party email me at lexy@madebymeparties.co.uk or pop over to the contact me page

 

 

Do you need more spa craft party inspiration?  Check out my post where I organised a pamper party for my daughter.

SWIB Award winners 2018

Award Winning Craft Parties In The South

Wow!  Well, what month May is turning out to be, it’s full of surprises and excitement! I won the Creative Business Award for Made By Me Craft Parties at the Successful Women in Business Awards (SWIB) last week!  As you can imagine I’m over the moon (and a little bit shocked!).

There were 33 nominees in the Creative Business category over three counties (Dorset, Devon and Somerset).  The awards happened at Weymouth college where they served fancy tapas and delicious cocktails (rather good for settling the nerves).  Of course I had the usual ‘what to wear fiasco’ as the dress code was ‘business formal and be as fabulous as you like’.  A quick visit to my lovely neighbour Aimee sorted out the jacket issue and I rooted out some gold sparkly strappy shoes and a lacy dress, then I was award ready.  Mr Made By Me (Martin) came with me for moral support and we had a lovely evening on our table of fellow creative business finalists and the award sponsors Hannah and Mike from HJ Accounts Management

It’s cliched, but I really didn’t expect to win.  I was totally shocked and shaking at the result, then I had to tackle the tiny stairs up to the stage (you’ll be pleased to know that I didn’t fall over – phew).  However, I didn’t have a speech prepared (big error – take note future award nominees!) so I’m hoping nobody remembers that bit!

I was nominated for the award by the lovely Joanne Dewberry  and then I had to send the judges some information about my business, including how my creativity has contributed to the success of my business, what’s different about Made by Me Craft Parties and how it’s valued by others.  So for those of you who don’t know me and my business, here’s an excerpt of what I said.

Made By Me Craft Parties offers fun, beautiful and personalised craft parties for children, teens and adults for any event or occasion.  I run my business around my 2 young children, who are my chief party testers and inspire me daily with their creativity. The parties are unique and tailored to customers requirements, for instance, if a child wants a unicorn themed hot air balloon making party, then I make the magic happen!

I pride myself on attention to detail, excellent customer service and ensure I use the best possible quality products and materials.  Offering new innovative and exciting parties is an important part of my business.

A recent customer who hired me for a wedding said  ‘Lexy is fantastic to deal with and makes everything very simple. Her focus is on the guests experience and she’s a supplier that actually asks you what you want, rather than telling you what you’ll have. The children absolutely loved the crafts and to be honest I‘ve never seen a room full of kids being so quiet and focused, while having such fun. ‘

Made By Me Craft Parties came about through my own love of crafting.  I started out teaching adults to make greetings cards and gift boxes using rubber stamping, my friends began asking me to run crafty birthday parties for their children and I soon realised that there was very little available locally to offer craft parties.  Once my daughter started school, I needed a more flexible working environment.  As I’d already started to build something that not only did I love but was proud of, turning Made by Me Craft Parties into a full time business was the obvious choice.

I’m absolutely thrilled to win the creative award, all the nominees, finalists and other winners are amazing businesses and business women and I’m honoured to have been in the same room as them at the awards ceremony.  I couldn’t run my business without the support and help from my husband, family and friends, but also the networking groups I attend such as SWIB, Lemur Linkup and Dynamic Women In Business they’ve been a lifesaver, especially when you work for yourself.

Find out more about Made By Me Craft Parties and how I can help with your event or party over on the website or contact pages.

Successful Women in Business Awards 2018

Winner of the Creative Business Award

Photo Credit for featured image (group) –  Felix Cohen

4 Ways to Make Your Celebration Cake and Party Food Look Beautiful

The cake and party food are an important part of any celebration.  These small businesses have caught my eye and I think they’ll inspire you to put some wow into your cake decorating and some oooooh onto your party table!

The Cake

As beautiful as they are, you don’t need to spend a fortune on a hand sculpted cake by a professional.  Little Bird Craft Party cake toppers do all the talking for you and all you need to do is make or buy your cake and pop the cake toppers in them.  I particularly love using cupcakes to give to guests at the end of a party instead of a cut up piece of cake all stuck to a napkin.  Susie has also designed some cake toppers perfect for Hen Parties and those who enjoy a spot of adult humour.

Cake toppers

Unicorn Cake Toppers by Little Bird Craft Party

Sprinkles

OMG, bespoke sprinkles through the post – who knew that was a thing?  Well, it is and The Happy Mail can hook you up with some mighty fabulous sprinkles for your cake!  Sprinkle them on your cupcakes or celebration cake or they’d be amazing as part of a dessert station too.

Sprinkle mixes for cakes

Cake Sprinkles by The Happy Mail

Party Ware

Say goodbye to boring white paper plates and say hello to disposable partyware you’ll want to display on the wall!  The Jelly Rabbit offer so many beautiful paper plates and wooden cutlery to choose from, I’m not sure where I’d start.

If you’re based in Dorset and you’re organising a wedding, hen party or birthday party you could consider hiring beautiful china from Granny’s China Cupboard.  Not only will you have a gorgeous set of crockery to serve your food on, but you don’t need to wash up afterwards!  This award-winning family company also caters for children’s parties and up to 300 people!

Hire your china, save on washing up!

Beautiful china for hire from Granny’s China Cupboard

Hopefully that’s your party extras nailed, check out my blog on unique party favours to end your party on a high note!

I’d love to hear what tips and tricks that you recommend for making your party table special.

Five of the Best Independent Party Suppliers

So, you’ve got a special party to plan. Perhaps a birthday, hen party or wedding?  Wouldn’t it be nice to support small businesses and buy unique, beautiful or handmade party supplies?

I’ve scoured the internet to bring you five of my favourite party supply businesses suitable for adults and children alike, I hope you’re going to love them too!

First up … badges and hats …

If it’s a special birthday, Ellie’s Beautiful Mess hand makes fabric hats and number badges that will make you squeal!  The sparkly, glittery, squishy numbers will have everyone singing “happy birthday to you” all day long!

Birthday Hat

Personalised Felt Party Hat By Ellie’s Beautiful Mess

Let’s talk about party decor

Hello Party sell the most fabulous balloon garlands kits that really stand out from the crowd (I really want to cover my whole house with these).  I also think a tassel garland brings a bit of sparkle to any party, plus you can keep it up long after the party is over!

Balloon installation

DIY Balloon Garland Kit by Hello Party

Best party suppliers, by Made By Me Craft Parties

Tassel Garland by Hello Party

Balloons to Behold

Bubblegum Balloons make it easy to brighten anyone’s day, celebration or party with their inflated and personalised Bubble Balloons – arriving perfectly party ready by post.  Whether you’re hosting a Mermaid themed soiree or a Superhero extravaganza, there’s something for everyone.

Send a balloon in the post

Tropical Bubble Balloon by Bubblegum Balloons

Perfect Pinatas

You’ve decorated your venue and you’ve nailed the badge or hat to wear.  Surely every party needs a pinata?  Kate from Pinyatay hand makes every pinata to order and they’re absolutely BEAUTIFUL.  Possibly too lovely to smash up, so you could just use them as a centrepiece if you can’t bear to destroy them or you could purchase one of the pull string options.

If you’re organising a hen party you might just want to check out one of the listings at the bottom of the page (I won’t say anymore, chuckle, chuckle!)

Hand made cloud pinata

Cloud Pinata by Pinyatay

DIY Photo Booth

Foil letter balloons are bang on trend at the moment and Best Day Ever supply some excellent choices which are perfect for photobooth backdrops.  Add in some tissue paper pom poms or honeycomb balls and a tinsel curtain and you’re good to go!

Alphabet balloons

Foil Letter Balloons by Best Day Ever

These lovely small businesses are my personal favourites, but I’d love to discover more.  Who do you recommend?  Which party suppliers, trends and brands are you coveting on Instagram?

Thanks for reading, my next blog is all about independent suppliers of sweet treat and party table accessories, so please get in touch if you can recommend someone who fits the bill.

Crafty, sparkly hugs,
Lexy x

Snail and the Whale fancy dress costume

Cute Snail and the Whale World Book Day Costume

My Son Austin isn’t a big fan of dressing up and it’s World Book Day on the 1st March (ahhhh).  Luckily, I’ve managed to convince him to go as the blackboard from The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.  He’s quite happy to wear a fun t-shirt but full on costumes are too much for him.

This costume uses a few supplies that you can get hold of quite easily and the kids can get involved too.  So there’s still time to put this together if you’re stuck for ideas!

Materials needed

  • Fabric pen
  • T-shirt
  • Brown wool
  • Pom pom maker
  • Scissors
  • Brown felt/material
  • Glue gun or strong glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaner

Alternatively to make this a really easy costume, you could buy a small soft snail toy and sew or glue it to the t-shirt.

Supplies for Snail and the Whale Fancy Dress Tutorial

Instructions

  1. Make your small brown pom pomPom pom making
  2. Cut a small leaf shape out of some brown felt, then cut a small section of pipe cleaner (about 4 cms).  Make 2 small holes in the felt and thread the small pipe cleaner piece through to make the antennae.
  3. To create your shell, use the remaining bit of pipe cleaner and put one end into the centre of the pom pom to secure it and create a spiral, secure the other end of the pipe cleaner into the pom pom too.  Then glue the pom pom to the body.
  4. Now it’s time to write ‘Save the whale’ on your t-shirt.  I used a fabric marker, but your could sew the word on in long stitches too.Snail and the Whale Fancy dress turorial
  5. Finally, glue, sew or velcro your snail onto the t-shirt.  I’ve used some sticky velcro so that Austin can take the snail off if it gets annoying during the day. DIY fancy dress tutorial

I hope this tutorial inspires you!  I’d love to know what your children are dressing up as in the comments.

Bye for now, Lexy x

World Book Day

December birthday celebration tips

How to make a December birthday special

My birthday is on the 1st December and do you know what used to bug me?  An advent calendar as a present!  (Ungrateful child I know).  The thing is, everyone else got them anyway, but mine would be part of my present.  (Having said that, I often ended up with 3 chocolate calendars, so it wasn’t all bad!)

I used to think it was bad enough having a birthday 25 days before the big day, but one of my close friends has a birthday on Christmas day – now that sucks!  Especially when you’re a mum!

So how do you make a birthday special in December?  It really can be the most wonderful time of the year, but birthdays sometimes get a bit lost and overlooked in December because it’s also a hectic time.  I asked friends, families and local parents and it seemed to strike a chord with so many people!

Presents
With birthdays and Christmas so close together you can end up with gift and toy overload!  A top tip from Laura from Max and Mummy is ‘Max’s birthday is the 1st December. We tend to do presents for one and an outing for the other. This year we are going to see School of Rock for his birthday and he’s got some presents for Christmas!’

Emma, mum to teenage twins with birthdays on Christmas Eve says ‘Always use birthday paper even when tempted to use the Christmas stuff!! Also give separate birthday and Christmas presents as you wouldn’t buy someone with a July birthday a joint Christmas present.’  These two tips alone were mentioned by nearly everyone I spoke to … you have been warned!

Birthdays near Christmas

Birthday Cards
The card shops turn red and green from November onwards, so make sure you buy birthday cards well in advance, as the shops assume no-one has a birthday in the month of December and hide the birthday cards!

Decorations
Unless it’s a few days before Christmas, try not to put the Christmas decorations up until after the birthday is over.  If it falls soon after Christmas, consider taking the decorations down early.

Louise from Bournemouth says ‘Noah loves telling people that his birthday is on Christmas Eve! …it can be hard to fit birthday things in when everyone is so busy and focused on Christmas, but it is such a magical time of year that so far he hasn’t felt as if he’s missed out at all. The Christmas tree gets a ‘Happy Birthday’ banner wrap for the day.’

Party Time
If the birthday falls between Christmas Eve and New Year’s day, consider having a half birthday and have a party or special day out in the summer.  For birthdays in the run up to Christmas, think about having parties or celebrations as early as possible because everyone gets so busy.

Dawn Cook from Dynamic Women in Business says ‘My son is the 13th and my daughter is Christmas Day so on the 25th its birthday half of the day, with the other half Christmas. We used to have a party for them in the summer when they were little but now they’re both teenagers!  She does feel hard done by, bless her, especially as there is nothing you can do actually on Christmas Day apart from go to a pub or restaurant for lunch, but she doesn’t miss out!’

Rebecca from London says ‘As a Christmas baby, from an entire family of Christmas babies, I recommend treating it as a normal birthday. You can’t ignore Christmas (and I love Christmas), make sure you have a separate celebration for the birthday (never one tacked onto a Christmas celebration).

December Birthday celebration tips

Special Touches
‘Daddy Moo’s birthday is Xmas Eve! I think for children it’s the little touches which are important.  Having somewhere separate to Christmas cards to put their cards. Having a birthday cake making the day about them and not an extension of the Christmas celebrations.’  Joanne Dewberry from Charlie Moos

My birthday is 3rd January and everyone’s partied out by then and completely skint.  The little things like breakfast in bed and no cooking or chores helps.  Recommends Grianne from Times To Treasure.

So do you or one of your family members have a December birthday?  What special things do you do to celebrate?  Can you recommend somewhere to eat on Christmas day so that those poor souls who have Christmas day birthdays can eat something other than Turkey?  Or perhaps that would cause uproar with the rest of the family!  I’d love to hear your family traditions.

Christmas birthday ideas

Happy first birthday to me!

Kids pamper party

How I Created A Beautiful Children’s Craft and Pamper Party

My daughter recently turned 8 years old (how did that happen?!).  She decided that she’d like a pamper party, however I couldn’t resist adding in a little of the Made By Me Craft Party magic and sparkle!

My printer has been playing up recently and caused no end of headaches, so I cheated with the invitations and bought some on ebay, but I think they’re very cute!

Personalised spa party invitations

Personalised pamper party invitations

I tend to get a bit over excited about party planning and decided to make life a bit less stressful this year, so we served the girls with a simple bbq and cake at the end of the party and nibbles to keep them going.  So once I’d booked the beautician, I was free to knock myself out with the details and some extra fun activities.

Previous experience has taught me that people don’t always arrive on time to parties, so I got the girls going on a fun activity while they trickled in through the door. This also allowed our beautician to set up in peace!

I purchased some plastic champagne flutes and the girls decorated them with foam stickers, gems and Sharpies.  Once they’d completed their masterpieces, I added some Pop a Ball rose gold shimmer to some flavoured fizzy water.  Oh my goodness, they absolutely loved it and felt so grown up!  Not only did the drink become all shimmery, it went into bubble overdrive!

Pamper party crafting

As the girls arrived to the party, they each personalised a plastic champagne glass with stickers and Sharpies

Personalised champagne glasses

Each girl created a beautiful personalised glass to drink from at the party and to take home at the end.

I was worried about keeping the girls captivated throughout the pamper element of the party as they needed to wait around to have their nails done.  (I was worrying unnecessarily because the girls loved the foot spas!).  Once the girls had been beautified with face masks, nail varnish, hair curling and makeup, they came over to the lip gloss making station.  This activity went down a storm and the girls loved it so much that they asked for extra pots to fill and decorate.   The pots looked like giant gemstones and I gave them more gems and the trusty Sharpies to decorate the lid.

Pamper party craft activity

All set up for eager 8 year olds to make lip gloss

Lip gloss making activity

A couple of the girls checking out each others lip gloss results!

Finally, I set up a photo booth so the girls could show off their new looks and use some fun props.  I decorated it with bunting, circle fan decorations and a sequined backdrop.  We themed the party in pink, turquoise and a spot of gold and I think it looked stunning!

Spa party photo opportunity

Say Cheese!

A friend made the cake and did an awesome job of it, but I think we were eating cake forever because it was so big!

Spa party birthday cake

If you’ve been following my party adventures for a while, you might know that I’m a huge champion of party favours that are useful, unique and fabulous.  This party was no different and I spent a happy afternoon trawling the shops for pamper themed goodies.  I’m rather pleased with myself and came up with a clear makeup bag filled with; a body pouffe, lipstick eraser, lipstick pen, nail varnish highlighter, nail file and a packet of tissues.  As most of the girls were only 7 and 8 I felt that make up wouldn’t have been appropriate.  Of course, I had to do a bit of personalisation and hand stamped each girl’s initial onto a tag and tied it on with some ribbon.  The favours were surprisingly reasonable in price but looked stunning.

Spa Party Favours

Grown up party bags

I loved planning this pamper party and I’ve been inspired to add a pamper craft party option to my packages, so watch this space as I’ll be launching it soon!

Spa party photo booth

The birthday girl and I 🙂

Fabric party bags

Five of the Best Party Favours and Party Bag Ideas

There’s something really exciting about party bags and favours for children and adults alike.  I know some people are from the school of ‘whats wrong with a bit of cake and a balloon?’  But I love it!  I love hunting for little bits and bobs that fit the party theme or even better finding a single item that is both useful and fun!

I also love supporting small and local businesses, the chain stores and pound shops are great for a bargain, but it feels amazing to know that your purchase from a small business is going straight into paying for football or ballet lessons for someone’s child.  Plus you get something unique, made with love and generally awesome!

Paint pallet party favour

A rainbow paint pallet for a My Little Pony Party

I’ve trawled the internet to bring you a selection of fun and quirky party favours.  So first up is the trusty party bag itself.  It’s so exciting to rummage through a party bag of goodies, but what if the bag was part of the favour too?  Charlie Moos is a family run business specialising in handmade fabric party bags.  They can tailor their designs to suit most party themes.  People have the tendency to overfill party bags but with a gorgeous handmade reusable fabric one, it becomes the gift.  You really only need to add cake and a token item.  Prices start from £1.85.

Handmade Fabric Party Bags

Beautiful Handmade Fabric Bags from Charlie Moos

Here at Made By Me Craft Parties it’s all about the arts and crafts so the perfect party favour to pair with our parties would be from the talented Cotton Twist.  An inspiration for parties & play, they pride themselves on making activities & gifts you’ll love to give, & children will love to receive.  Nostalgic, chic, simple & inherently satisfying, crafts draw upon a palette of raw materials from lolly sticks to boxes, & from twine to felt. Wave goodbye to all that plastic!  And just look at those tins, they are so cute!

For something a bit more grown-up look no further than the tasty Willow and Boo!  Their mission statement is ‘to transform the humble lollipop into something delicious and dazzling for every occasion.’  And wow do their lollies ‘POP’!  When I first saw the sherbet jars I fell in love!  These grown up treats would be perfect for a teen or tween party favour!  I can also see them going down a storm at hen parties and weddings.

Now who would like to go home with a baking mix party favour?  ‘Me please!’  I love the idea of giving party favours where you go home and make something.  A baking mix favour is simply perfect!  Katie Bakes is based in Hampshire and offers personalised baking mix party favours that only need an addition of melted butter.

Don’t get me wrong … I love cake, however I find it often comes home from a party all smooshed up in a paper napkin and then looks totally unappetising.  The solution?  Biscuits By Sarah B.  They’re cute, they’re delicious, they’re packaged up beautifully.  Yum!

This is a small selection of my favourite beautiful and unique ideas, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below if you make and sell party favours or if you’ve sourced some fabulous ones for a recent party 🙂