mini coloring book favors

As with many little girls her age Natalie is all about the princess stuff. While I’m not a huge fan of all things princess, I do know she and her friends have fun with it. I just think so much is over marketed for their age group, so basically if you make a product (even a crappy one) stick a princess label on it, and my daughter will beg for me to buy it.  Ummm, no thanks! So I made a few party favors that will give her enough princesses to make her happy.
Here are the little favors:
treat bags from Shop Sweet Lulu, a set of princess stickers, crayons, and a mini coloring book:
I got the idea from Chez Beeper Bebe a looong time ago, she made a lovely tutorial on how to make your own coloring book.  It’s really awesome because she also gives you a ton of links to find all sorts of coloring pages.  The girls have loved them all week, and my printer is probably almost out of ink, but it’s so fun! 
I made these super-mini coloring books, to fit in the treat bags.  Just stitch up the binding and you’ve got yourself a cute little book. 
Here’s the rest of the party decor, keeping in the pink and yellow theme: Pink plates and napkins, cute yellow polka dotted cups which I’ll be using for cut-up fruit, and the coolest straws ever
Oh and I got some of these giant balloons, fell in love with them after seeing Amy’s post and had to get them. 
So, these are the goods, now just to wait for the party. 🙂

16 thoughts on “mini coloring book favors

  1. Vanessa says:

    That is going to be one awesome party! Just look at those fun stripe-y straws!!

  2. Jeni says:

    this is going to be the cutest party ever! love the colors you’re using! so sweet! 🙂

  3. Those straws ARE the best ever! The My Little Pony pages bring back memories…

  4. these are adorbs! wishing i had a little girl to do this for. my boy turns 3 in june and not too sure he would appreciate if i decorated with princess getup! hmmm…i guess i will be sticking with trucks and dinos!

  5. Mandi says:

    cute cute cute! I am planning my little boy’s first birthday and I couldn’t resist the striped straws! The mini color books might not be a bad idea if I can keep the kids from eating the crayons ;p

  6. Amy says:

    love the colors. looks like you are making for Natalie a very sweet birthday party… oh I wish I wasn’t too old for little girly princess parties!! xo amy

  7. Sascha says:

    Oh I’ve been patiently waiting for Vinny to turn 2 so I can take pictures of him with giant balloons! I just hope he cooperates because I have dreams of magical photos.

  8. I just love pink and yellow! And great favors too – I’m trying to keep Phoebe away from that princess stuff for as long as humanly possible.
    I’d love to hear about your experience with the super large balloons. I wanted to do this for a party, but couldn’t get the logistics worked out. If I got the balloons filled somewhere, they wouldn’t fit in the car, but a large enough helium tank rental was crazy expensive. Hmmm…

  9. What a great Mom to do these special thing for her daughter’s birthday! Lucky little girl.

  10. Jacqui says:

    Love your colour combinations! I made up a bunch of those coloring books for Hazel’s third birthday and they were hugely popular. I actually wondered if the kids would think they were a bit naff but couldn’t have been more wrong! She’s having a fairy party this year, might be time to revisit those sites and crank up the printer!

  11. Home made parties are always the best.

  12. Vicky says:

    So cute and girly. Can’t wait to see the party snaps

  13. hungiegungie says:

    My kind of favors… so useful.

  14. Those straws are so cool! And I think I need to order some of those giant balloons… fantastic. Great favor bags, Anna.

  15. The4Rs says:

    What a great idea, and so “green” and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Mother’s Day Themed Linky Giveaway party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com

  16. jayayceeblog says:

    Clever idea. She’s a lucky girl — and so are all the party attendees! Making these little coloring books is so much fun. I haven’t tried stitching on paper yet but I am so going to have to!

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