Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fish Party - Party Bags

I'm back with another post from Max's Fish Party, this time I'm sharing the deets from his party bags. After all of the effort that I put into his cake these might be a bit of a let down though!

I kept it really simple & cheap for these, all up each bag only cost me about $3.50 (which is a record for me by a long shot!!).


I was originally planning on making 'goldfish in a bag soaps', but after looking at buying all the supplies for them I realised they were going to cost way more than I had budgeted for. I really liked the look of them though so I decided to style my bags in a similar way.

I started out with clear cello bags from the dollar store ($2 for 25). I wanted the base of them to be flat, so I snipped off the bottom of them and then used this tutorial (and some washi tape) to get the shape I wanted.



Next up I found an image I liked online and digitally coloured it using fireworks. Then I printed them and cut them out.



I popped a cardboard fishbowl into the front of each bag, filled them with a couple of ballons, a mini slinky, some stickers, a fish colouring in page, colouring pencils and some sweet little lollies (I used ones that were left over from decorating which helped keep the costs down further).







Simple and cheap, and the best part was that Max loved them so much and he got such a kick out of handing them out to his little friends :).


You can see the all the photos from Max's party here and a tutorial on how I made his cake here.


Edited - Here's a link to the fishbowl image - http://stuck-on-glue.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/cut-and-color-printable-fishbowl.html












16 comments

  1. You are so talented. What a great idea. Cheers Renee Kane

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  2. These look amazing! I bet Mums and kids alike were pleased to go home with a little treasure like this.

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  3. Wow, what ripper treat bags Tamsyn!

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    1. Thanks Kristin, I was really happy with them :)

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  4. Despite the fact that I may have hidden all the lollies as soon as we got home, the girls absolutely loved their fishy bags :o)

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  5. These are gorgeous Tamsyn! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Sophie, they were actually really fun to make!

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  6. So very cute, Tamsyn! Well done!
    Ronnie xo

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  7. Hi Tamsyn, Absolutely darling fishbowls - Just wondering if you are willing to share the printable! Thanks and Awesome party!! Sharla

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    1. Thanks so much Sharla! I've added a link to the fishbowl image on the bottom of the post. I added my own fish and bubble, but I can't for the life of me remember where I got those from, sorry!

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  8. Awesome goodie bags! And you didn’t have to buy those bulk generic cartoon bags too! And the giveaways are also nice, especially the candies and the little fishies. :)

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    1. Thank you :) Those generic cartoon bags are just about my worst nightmare!!

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