Pig Cupcake Favor Box
Making a custom favor box is a special additive to a child’s birthday party. The parents notice the extra effort you’ve made and the kids love to play with the boxes later. And if your child is like mine, Anne loves to put hair clips and such in the box and keep in on her dresser.
We used the boxes for my son’s first birthday pig party. Knowing the kids love cupcakes, I couldn’t decide between doing cupcakes and a big cake. So…..I did both. The cupcakes were inside the favor boxes to be taken home and eaten and then I made a big pig cake to be eaten at the party. You can see it in another post.
I found a box template online and adjusted the size to be as large as possible based on the size of my paper. I used heavy scrap booking sheets which limited the size if I wanted the box to be out of 1 sheet. I now want to make much bigger box and do one side per sheet of paper but that’s another story.
This custom made cupcake favor box was made out of light pink scrap book paper. When cutting and folding, you really have to be precise. Otherwise your box will be woppy jawed. I love that term. Anyway. I glued the side of the box together only. The top and bottom simply fold in. Embellish your box however you like. These have a simple ribbon glued to the top and continues on the underside. Using a letter punch, I punched out all the kids names and glued those on as well. That way you know each kids got their own box and it’s really more special that way! Kids love to see their names on thing. Monogramming is good!
The final dimensions of this box ended up being 3″ square. Now, I’m thinking it would be fun to make gift boxes for presents……we’ll see what I can come up with.
Resources: Template for Cupcake Box
. Ribbon came from Michaels and Letter Punches also came from Michaels.
Photography by Amy Hall Photography, Portland, OR.