For favors, I was planning:
- Pop Rocks
- Water Bottles
- Rock Candy
- Pet Rocks
- Custom Artisan Cotton Candy Clouds
- Chocolate Rocks or Boulders
- Rock-Shaped Bouncy Balls
- Gumball Rocks
This is probably not a healthy line of thinking. I realized that I have gotten to the point where I am focused more on the theming than the desires of the guests. Not to say that my favors wouldn't have been well-received - I'm sure that they would have been. But I'm now trying to make a real effort to scale back on the volume. Meaning, just because I have several good ideas doesn't mean that they all have to be used. To that end, favors for this party will be:
- Pop Rocks
- Water Bottles (which is included in the venue's package)
Cut your muslin into strips large enough to double over and have seam allowance on the sides and a wider allowance at the top to hold the drawstring.*
Stitch around the folded top almost all the way around - leave a small opening for the cording. Thread the cording through and knot the ends.
Iron heat bond** to the back of your fabrics to be cut for initials.
*When you decide on the width, think about whether it will be big enough to fit on your sewing machine. Mine were too small and I had to do the seam around the top by hand. Not terrible, but not ideal either.
**Be careful with this - it's easy to get confused and iron the heat bond to your ironing board cover or worse - to your iron. Don't try this if you are tired or distracted.
***Don't forget this step - you will have a huge mess on your mat if you don't remove the paper. Also, your letters won't cut well.