London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags {Make It Mondays}

Monday, 23 July 2012



I'm in full swing now for my Olympics Opening Ceremony Party this Friday!

For today's 'Make It' Monday, I've put together some favour/favor bags for my guests.  These work in two ways - one, as a little something for them to take home, and two, because the sweets/candy are individually packaged up, there is less temptation for me to pick at them.  I'm back in the zone with my diet, and don't want to spoil it - party or no party!!

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags


You can put anything you like into your favor/favour bags. I chose Smarties, Peanut M&Ms and foil wrapped sports ball chocolates.

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Smarties

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Peanut M&Ms

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Foil Wrapped Sports Ball Chocolates


I stuck (as best I could!) to the Olympic Rings colours...red, yellow, blue, green and brown (instead of black) and separated the Smarties and M&Ms into these colours.


London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I had some Wilton clear party bags 4x9.5" in my stash, so used those to house the sweeties. I also designed and printed off some tabs to add to the top to seal the top down with. I found the graphics online, and you can download and print your own tabs if you so wish. I wish I had such graphic design skill, but alas, I don't!  Just right click and save to your computer and print from a Word document. They should scale to the correct size.

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Clear Favor Bags and Tabs


I then started dividing the candy between the bags. One of each colour Smarties/M&Ms, and then some sports balls.

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Once filled, I then laid the bag down onto the table to spread the sweets out, and press the air from the bag too.  I folded the top down to meet the sweets once, and then folded down again. Next, having pre-folded the tabs, I stapled in place on each side.

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

London 2012 Olympics Favor Bags at The Purple Pumpkin Blog


These were really quick and easy to make, and a great thank you for party guests :)




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