I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to do for Chase's 2nd Birthday Party. I tossed the idea of a Lego party for quite some time, but decided to wait until next year when he would be really into the party. I decided to go with something I little more hands on, messy, and just plain fun for little boys. Construction themed it was!
I'm also do a lot of stuff on my own. It's a DIY party for myself. I'm making all the snacks and drinks, making a good portion of the decorations, I'll be making and decorating the cake, and I've gotten almost everything else I'm not making for less than $2 a piece. I'm pretty excited to make the house and backyard a construction zone.
Although there aren't too many kids coming to the party, I did want to have gift bags so the kids could take home any extra toys and décor (because Chase doesn't need 10 dump trucks). But knowing that we would at most have 5 kids there, I didn't want to spend money on gift bags at Wal-Mart or Target that would not only end up being pricey, but would also have 5 bags I would never use. Then it hit me...
A while back I bought a pack of just plain white lunch sacks! Cue light bulb! I would just make simple gift bags, and if I had extra, I could use them to hold plastic ware at the party. Win-Win.
All I did was draw various road signs on one side of the bag in pencil, then traced back over it with marker, then filled in with crayon. It makes the bags pop, but because I didn't use a ton of marker, it didn't bleed through. Finish is off with a, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHASE," and I'm good to go. It'll also be super easy to make more if I need to. I don't have to run around looking for extra bags.
And at about $.05 a piece, you can't beat that!