When I first started thinking about Jessica’s 2nd birthday party, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the party favors, a Curious George t-shirt personalized for each of the twelve kiddos invited to the party. Here is our nephew Dawson modeling the finished product.
Like the the invitations, the party favors required a bit of graphics editing. They started with a desktop wallpaper of Curious George that I was able to download off as bonus material from a Curious George DVD that we own. I then removed the background, but unlike the invitation images, I didn’t have to be as particular about the smoothness of the image since I would be cutting it out anyway. Using my digital scrapbooking software, I set up the curved “Curious” and kids’ names as well as the George image to maximize space on the dark material heat transfer paper I picked up at Staples, which seemed to have the best price of the all the nearby office supply stores. My friend Lori was then nice enough to let me print the seven pages of transfer paper on her inkjet printer. This is one instance that it would be nice to still own an inkjet printer.
I then purchased red and blue t-shirts from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. For future reference, Michael’s does not seem to carry any sizes smaller than youth small, but Hobby Lobby does carry youth x-small, hence why I shopped at two stores as I needed eight youth x-small shirts. After cutting out all the transfer pieces, I ironed them on the shirts and viola, awesome party favors that I got most of the kiddos to put on once they arrived at the party. I also sent the kiddos home from the party with a balloon that did double duty as a party decoration and Curious George temporary tattoos.
Go here for the post regarding the invitations. Stay tuned for more posts. I still need to share the birthday outfit I made her and of course photos from the actual party.