Today I have a special guest here! My SISTER, Stefanie!!! How fun is that! She recently took a job in New York and headed north. I am so excited for her and her adventures and hopefully she will be back with some more goodies for you soon. So without further ado, I present Stef and her cute Nail Polish Party Favors!
First, let me tell you that I had months to prepare, plan and create a party favor for an 11 year old girls birthday. I wanted it to be cute and girly, while not being over the top or too expensive.
I was racking my brain and searching the internet for a great, yet simple, gift that said “Thanks for coming to my party, I think you’re really cool — let’s be friends forever.” Clearly, I over think things.
Less than a week before the party, I came across a few different pins of these nail file meets nail polish party favors on Pinterest and immediately set out to buy supplies. I had found it.
I all but ran to the local Duane Reade drugstore to find cheap (but not too cheap — these are New Yorkers, after all) nail polishes, fingernail files and ribbon. I already had a glue gun and scissors on hand. (If you don’t have a glue gun, you could probably get away with using tape.) I chose fun printed nail files that were individually sold, and wrapped in plastic to avoid damaging the nail file when gluing the polish to it.
We had eleven kids RSVP to the party, so naturally I bought 15 of everything— just to be safe.
So after collecting everything I needed, I basically trial and errored the first one, and to my delight, it turned out to be so easy, cute and quick! Is there anything better?
Here are the steps to creating this simple Nail Polish Party Favor so easy, even your brother could do it!
1. Using your glue gun, put a small dot of glue on the back of the nail polish then quickly place on nail file. I chose to put my polish towards the bottom, but briefly thought about placing it in the middle— get creative!
2. Next, cut your ribbon. I actually didn’t take any measurements of this step, but again, trial and error. I cut my first piece a little long, but you can cut it down in a minute if it is too long — so no biggie!
3. Center the ribbon wherever looks best, then double knot it. Make sure you secure it tight enough in case the glue should give way.
4. The next and final step is to cut a “V” into the ends of the ribbons to give them a more polished and classy look. They don’t have to be perfect or even, I swear no one will notice! I started by cutting down at a diagonal on one side until it looked like i had gotten to the center, then cut down at a diagonal on the other side to meet in the center. All of mine were differently shaped, but they all look cute!
And there you have it! It took me maybe 30 minutes to make a total of fifteen! A very quick and creative gift that could be given for many occasions for your girlfriends!
I think these would be great for birthday parties, baby showers..all the showers, end of year school gifts for BFFs…so many things. What would you use them for?
Need more party ideas? Check out this Frozen Themed Birthday