These are the favor bags that I made for the Minnie Mouse birthday party. I’ve had fun making birthday party favor bags in the past and was excited to try a new technique to create these bags. This time I made my own bag by using a 3d shape from the Silhouette store. This is a great way to do it if you have the supplies and would like to use a custom pattern. It’s also very rewarding to make the entire bag and I loved doing my first 3d shape on the silhouette!
I wanted the the bags to be as large as they could in order to hold a water bottle and a plush Minnie Mouse so I enlarged the cut file on a 12×12 page to the biggest size. I printed the polka dot pattern from the digital papers I’ve been using for this party and cut out the two pieces.
Here’s what it looked like after I cut the two pieces. It’s very simple to assemble: fold on the scored lines and then add glue dots. I like using glue dots more than glue because it’s instantly dry and you skip the mess. The glue dots hold very well too and don’t ever come apart.
Here’s the finished polka dot purse. Isn’t it cute? You can put various party favors inside and it’s the perfect size for little hands to hold.
I put small plush Minnie’s inside the bags for the girls. This is the same Minnie that I used on the ribbon wreath.
The boys got a small Mickey in their bags. The polka dot bags were a little plain with just the polka dots on the outside.
I added a scalloped circle and a big number “2” on the front of the purse. The scalloped circles were left overs from the birthday banner. I love that I was able to use them again here, it wasn’t planned and I was thrilled they were the right size. I popped the “2” up with pop dots so that it has dimension. I also put the Minnie Mouse water bottles inside the purses. I love how the colorful patterns look next to the black and white polka dot and then the cute Minnie’s peeking out. Which one is your favorite?
Here’s the favor sign that I made to go next to the bags.
If you’ve been following my posts this sign may look familiar from the Mickey Mouse party (seen below). The best part about making digital signs is that you can reuse them over & over. I already had the hearts and stripes paper printed, that are the two background pieces. All I had to do was open the file up from the Mickey favor sign, change the yellow & red to pink & blue and then print. It was so quick to be able to leverage this past sign! I punched out a circle Minnie from the cupcake digital files that I also used on the Minnie mason jar drinks and added it to the sign. Easy and quick!
- Purse shape – 3d purse: part 1 and part 2 (silhouette store) by Lori Whitlock
- Minnie Mouse Digital Paper Pack – Lane + May Studio (Etsy)
- Font – Luckiest Guy
- Cardstock – Bazzil
Here’s where you can see the Mickey Mouse Birthday Party where this sign was used.