The winner(s) this year if you were wondering, looked like this. They scored big points for carrying around battery packs in their pockets:
This year I wanted to send our guests home with a party favor. These are another great Pinterest find and were easy to do.
Source: My Crazy Life as a Farmer's Wife
You will need:
8.5 x 11 paper
microwavable packs of popcorn
dollar store gloves
medium to thick width ribbon
I found 8.5 x 11 paper at Staples that resembled brown paper bags.
I downloaded the printable from the website and imported it into my digital scrapbooking program, sbc from Creative Memories. I used sbc to add the wording, "Wishing you a Merry Christmas", (but if you don't have a digital scrapbooking program you can print them without the words).
I then printed out (landscape) the number I needed and cut them to 6.5 inches long instead of 8.
I wrapped the print-outs around packs of microwavable popcorn and glued the back.
Using twist ties, I bunched up the fingers of both gloves.
I then tied a ribbon around the twist tie to hide it (I just did a basic knot, nothing fancy).
I then slid just the glove in front (both gloves were too tight) over the top of the popcorn package.
So cute! I think I will adopt them for my daughter's preschool Christmas party this week and use them for boxes of smarties.
I love Christmas!