St. Patrick’s Day Party Favor

March 15, 2014  |  DIY

St. Patrick's Day Party Favor |

Here’s a cute little St. Patrick’s Day party favor that your guests will love. After all who wouldn’t want their very own pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Whether you hand them out for guests to take away or set them around the party for guests to help themselves to a little chocolaty treat, these little pots of gold – complete with their own rain cloud and rainbow, are a great way to add some charm to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

To make the rain cloud add blue confetti (the rain) to a white/clear helium balloon (the cloud). I made the confetti by punching blue cardstock with a standard hole punch. Then I used a funnel to add the confetti to the balloon and filled the balloon with helium using a home helium tank and tied them off. I picked up the home helium tank at Walmart but have also seen them at Micheal’s. I love mine – so fun, but you could also add the confetti to the balloons and have a party shop fill the balloons with helium for you (some grocery stores and dollar stores also fill up balloons with helium).

After you have your balloons it’s time to make your rainbows.

St. Patrick's Day Party Favor |

1. Gather 1 sheet of cardstock for each of the colours in the rainbow.  2. Cut each sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half lengthwise creating 4 1/4″ x 11″ strips.  3. Then cut the 4 1/4″ x 11″ cardstock width-wise into 1/2″ strips, creating 4 1/4″ x 1/2″ strips. You will need two of these strips, in each colour, for every party favor you want to make.  4. Lay out the strips in rainbow colour order and add a piece of double sided tape to each strip.  5. Cut a length of ribbon about 30″ long and lay it on top of the double sided tape, down the center of the rainbow strips, leaving about 10″ of ribbon above the rainbow.
6. Top with another strip of cardstock in the same colour.

Once you have finished the rainbow, tie the top of the ribbon to the balloon and the bottom of the ribbon to a bucket filled with gold chocolate coins.

St. Patrick's Day Party Favor |

I plan on handing mine out to a few kiddos who are near and dear to me this St. Patrick’s Day. Their own little pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Hope your St. Patrick’s Day is a happy one.

xo Debbie

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