A party for my girl: DIY party favor bags

Party bags are great. What guest doesn’t want a party bag? I made a party bag for Sabrina’s birthday party to match the boho chevron theme.


I had made these bags before. Check out this post for a how-to: DIY party bag favors


I cut the chevron fabric into tiny chevrons and used vellum quotes. I used fabric glue to glue the chevrons to the bag. I taped the quotes on with clear tape.

I used these bags for the candy bar I had set up. Guests could fill their bags with candy, candy, candy!


I used the bottom part of the paper bags for popcorn for the guests to munch on.



A party for my girl: the big day

The big day was finally here. Sabrina’s 21st birthday party. I sure was tired from preparing all week, but also very excited. I couldn’t wait for Sabrina to see the special party that I had prepared for her. She had requested a house party with family. She wanted me to surprise her with whatever theme I wanted to decorate with and I think I did.  It was a boho theme, using mostly chevrons. She was happy with the set up. I sent her a couple sneak peeks throughout the week.

Here are some pictures of the actual day:

I made a banner using mint green chevron fabric as well as black and gold fabric.  I used more chevron fabric as accent pieces on the table. I bought mint green wall art from the Target dollar section (cost $3). It read “Peace Love and Happy Hour”. A boho design that went perfect for this 21 year old birthday party.

I made a candy bar. Lots and lots of candy. Too much candy. I bought bulk candy from Smart and Final but I found some mint green gumballs (the same color as the chevron fabric) in the party section at Target so of course I had to get them. I bought $1 black and gold buckets from Target to use as candy containers. I stuck some feathers in the candy buckets.

I made little brown paper bags as favor bags for the candy.


kisses, loving you, everything… loving messages on brown paper bags

But while I was at Target, I found some treat cups and paper straws in the exact same chevron colors as the theme for the party. Of course, I had to get them too!


I made mason jar succulent planters and decorated the front of the jar with the fabrics.


I had my son pop some kettle popcorn in the microwave and pour them into paper bags to place on the dining table. I added more succulent planters on the table.


I bought some LED lights from the dollar section at Target ($3) and used them to decorate the main table.


And of course, I made cupcakes.


Today is Sabrina’s actual 21st birthday. I want to say:

I love you Sabi with all my heart. I am so happy and so proud to be your mother. You make me happy every single day. You are a beautiful girl, inside and out. You are my sunshine.  Happy birthday!

Sabi’s cupcake toppers


The cupcakes for Sabrina’s 21st birthday party turned out terrific. Earlier in the week, I had made chevron cake toppers. I used hard cardstock scrapbook paper that I already had in my collection of paper. The design on the paper made it very easy to cut into chevrons:

I cut chevrons out of the hard cardstock paper.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere the toothpicks to the back of the chevrons I had cut.

I was lucky to already have pink chevron napkins. They matched perfectly with the pink chevron cupcake toppers.




The toppers looked great on top of the swirled mound of vanilla frosting. Sabrina loved them.

Today I am grateful for birthdays and cupcakes.