This year I decided to host an Alice in Wonderland themed tea table, using many of the supplies I still have from Lydia's "Tea for 2" Wonderland birthday party. (more birthday pictures here, here, and here.) I needed something new for the party gifts, and was relieved to see a blog post where someone found floral shaped notepads and added silly eyes to the flowers. I had my idea and thankfully, the dollar store near my work sold a floral notebook. I went a step further with teh wonderland living flowers and added a floral pen too. I got the gift bags, tissue paper, pens, notebooks, and wiggly eyes for less than $1 per person. I was really happy that I "plurged on the polka dot tissue once I saw it next to the black and white wiggly eyes!
The pens are SO simple and I have made them for decades now. Just cut a silk flower to be shorter than the pen. Hold the stem next to the pen and wrap with floral tape to attach the flower, hide the pen, and create a new green "stem" for the flower. Floral tape is sticky when stretched, so when you get to the end, just overlap a little and it holds itself together!
And here is the finished table with the finished party favors.