Having a New Year’s Eve party this year? Why not send your guests home with something besides a hangover, like a little luck for the new year.
I’m not sure where this tradition came from, but every year Matt’s mom gives us a little package like this. On New Year’s morning we toss the birdseed inside on the front porch. So far, all our years together have been pretty darn lucky.
New Year’s Party Favors
- cardstock or scrapbook paper with a light enough design to print over, 1 sheet per 14 tags
- small plastic bags, one for each favor (optional)
- birdseed, about 2 – 3 tablespoons or so per favor
- tulle (or other non-fraying fabric), you will be cutting a 14″ x 7″ for each favor
- small rubber bands, one per favor (optional)
- hole punch
1. Download the New Year’s Party Favor Tags and print as many as you need on cardstock or scrapbook paper (you might need to cut the scrapbook paper to letter size). Cut out the tags.
I used scrapbook paper with a pattern on both sides which made for an even nicer tag.
3. (Optional step) Put 2 – 3 tablespoons of birdseed into each of the small plastic bags. You could skip this step and just put the seeds directly in the tulle, but I though people would be more likely to spill it when opening the favor that way.
4. Cut the tulle into as many 14″ x 7″ squares as you need. Fold each square in half creating a 7″ x 7″ square. Put the birdseed on the middle of the square and pull the sides up around it. Secure with a rubber band (the rubber band is optional, but I found it easier to tie the ribbon on if the tulle was held together).
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