Friday, March 5, 2010

Kid's Tool Belts

Yesterday I worked on the favors for my son's birthday party. I am not a fan of those little plastic bags kids get at parties full of toys that are choking hazards and will break in the car on the way home from the party. I find they are a waste of money. I always try to do something that the kids will enjoy a little bit longer and that is somehow related to the party. This year I decided to make tool belts since we are doing a construction theme.

I followed One Hip Mom's tutorial and just love the way these turned out. I went a step further and embroidered each kid's initial on the front. It was my first time monogramming anything and while not perfect, I think the kids will like it. I love the tab on the side for the hammer- it adds such a cute touch!

The presentation of the favors in the truck will add a little festive touch to the party table and I know my son will be excited to hand them out to his friends. You'll notice a different pattern in the back which is a special one in pink for a princess.

Tonight I'll be working on the cake, here's a sneak peak of what I'm going to attempt to make:

I'll be back on Monday with pictures from the birthday party. Have a great weekend!

Proudly linking to the following parties:

The Girl Creative



Lisa said...

SUPER CUTE!! Thanks!

Upstatemomof3 said...

OH that is super cool!! I love it!! My son would love that. I may need to make that for him. :)

Misty said...

How cute!! My son would love one of these!!

Jen S. said...

I've got 2 girls, but I'm always on the lookout for good birthday gifts. These turned out so cute. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Mariesa M. said...

What a cute party favor! That's going to be one fun birthday party!

Stacey said...

So cute! Can't wait to see the cake! I make cakes too (will be attempting a Sesame Street Abby Cadabby this week)! I'm hitting the follow button, so I don't miss out on any great inspiring ideas:)

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

You are super mom making all those tool belts as favors! What a great idea and I bet all those kids are going to love them! :)

Can't wait to see how the cake turns out.

Thanks for linking up today!


Andrea said...

So cute! I love it!
Andrea @

Jenn said...

I love this! I’m starting a new MckLinky party called TOT TUESDAYS next week. I’d love it if you’d stop by & share your ideas. Here’s the information & my new buttons: Cheers, Jenn