Sunday, August 14, 2011

Free Sesame Street Favor Printable - Sharing is Caring

My sister-in-law is planning a Sesame Street/Elmo birthday party for her little guy who's turning two in a couple weeks. Since I am no stranger to Photoshop when it comes to printing party favor packaging, I offered to help her out. Instead of sending the kiddos home with goody bags full of crap that will either be broken or lost or choked on within 15 minutes, she's decided that crayons and coloring pages are the way to go. I couldn't agree more, so here's what we came up with:


Excuse the broken crayon, this isn't an actual favor - 
this is what I made to show the sister-in-law what I had come up with.

And to celebrate Landon starting his first day back to preschool tomorrow (yaaaaaay!) I'm going to share with all of you!   We've been trying to work on sharing around here, and what better way to do this than leading by example?  In the quest of finding Sesame Street themed party decorations, my sister-in-law was hard pressed to find anything on Etsy that was worth the money.  I mean, making custom images and whatnot for people takes time, sure...I get that.  However I just can't see charging anyone a ridiculously inflated price for what took me five minutes to create, and then another five changing numbers.   Maybe that's why I wasn't making any money :P

If you'd like to make your own Sesame Street themed party favors, download the corresponding file below - I've got one for ages 1-5.  If you need a different number let me know - I figured these would be the most popular ages for a SS party.  They're double-sided (I didn't want to leave them looking unfinished by having a blank backside) so for best results, cut around the long and short edges of each tag (4 to a page) to make a square and fold in half (where the tops of semi-circles meet).  Cut out the remaining white space but DO NOT CUT around the very top of the semi-circle, that's what's going to hold it all together.  Put your crayons in a bag - I used recipe card sleeves* - cut bag to size, then staple your tag on.  Done!  

*You can use recipe card sleeves as well, or you could probably find cello bags and do the same.  

As is, the finished tag is 4.5" wide.  In my printer settings, I fit the image to the page, which made them a bit smaller (about 4.25").  I recommend fitting the image to the page (adds a small border around the edges) so that you don't run into clipping issues.

I would love to know if you decide to use these for your party, so drop me a comment if you do =)  Also, you may feature these on your blog if you wish, but please be respectful and don't post the direct link to the file, link back to this blog post.

Sesame Street Thank You Favors for:

You can find free SS coloring printables here.  If you go there, make sure your volume is down or off so you're not blaring the Sesame Street jingle through your house at 11 p.m. like I just did.  Whoops!

**Several people have asked that I email them the template so that they may customize it with their child's name.  While I'm overjoyed that you all are interested, I don't have the time at the moment to figure out a way to protect the file from being misused (i.e. sending someone a blank file and allowing them to edit and resell on Etsy, etc.) While I would like to prevent this from happening I understand that personalization is very popular so for a nominal fee of $5 (includes up to 2 children's names), I will personalize the file with your child's name and send you the file. The original "Thank You" favor files will remain free as always.  Thank you for your cooperation!**

44 comments:

Kara Pothier said...

The link to the bed rail kit is below - I also added it to the ana-white.com website. Good luck!

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5783

The Activity Mom said...

Yahoooooooo! I was looking for exactly this for my 2 year old's party and found you via a google search. Thank you, thank you for sharing!

Joy said...

I'll be using these for my daughter's 2-year party this Saturday - thanks!!

On One Hand said...

So glad I could help =) Have fun!

~Carley

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND TO BE FREE! :-D

emma.sarnat said...
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emma.sarnat said...

Ok- I somehow missed your email address earlier, but just sent you a message!

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nice, is there any way you can share the templet? I would like to make some with my son's actual name on it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I plan on using these for my daughter's goody bags!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing!! These are great for the goodie bags!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for posting this! You saved me a lot of stress and money :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! My son will turn 3 in July and I'm trying to find things early for the party! Thanks for making it free! Blessings to you and yours!

Ofie B. said...

Thank you so much for this amazing freebie! I am on a budget and have been searching for some printables for my son's bday party.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute....thanks for spending the time and sharing....they are going to be great at my daughter's party!

Unknown said...

May I have the template so I can add my son's name to it? It'll be his first birthday party!

cynthia said...

Thank you... I apreciate your effor...very helpful

brandy said...

What is the font you used?
Thanks so much ... I will be borrowing the 2 year old template. I am also working on creating templates instead of buying them for ridiculous prices for a 2 year olds birthday. This has been VERY helpful.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute and such a great idea. I was wondering if you could email me the template so I could put my son's name and age on it???

On One Hand said...

For anyone that is interested in customizing the template with their child's name, please read the update at the end of the post. Thank you for the inquiries!

~Carley

Anonymous said...

I love this! Thanks so much. I can not find your email address but was looking to buy one of these signs with my child's name in it. Would it be possible to get a sign with his name in the center and then on the top (where normally 1,2,3 goes) we could change each to say newborn, one, two, all the way to twelve? I want to use the signs to hang from a ribbon and put his monthly pictures under them. Thanks. Brooke email: Brookie2743@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! THANK YOU FOR SHARING FREE OF CHARGE..GREAT ASSET FOR MY SON'S FIRST BIRTHDAY :)

Anonymous said...

How do I go about ordering the files?

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add a simple tag to the gift bags at my child's birthday party and you shared them free. Thanks so much. -- Jen

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the free Sesame Street thank you signs. They are wonderful. Thank you again!!

Anonymous said...

I think I figured it out, thanks.--angelica

Lindi said...

I am having trouble opening the file in google docs. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much !!! using these for my daughter's 2nd birthday :)

Anonymous said...

How do we comtact you to get and pay for the personal ones?

Jamari's Mommy said...

Thanks soo much for the link this helps a lot... Planning my sons 1st birthday party

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm interested in purchasing the file for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Can you please email me at johnson_gwn@yahoo.com for more details? I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks a lot! Blessings!

Deborah Pellerin said...

This is exactly what I was looking for for my two year old twin sons birthday party. Any chance I can get the link to print it at home?
deborah.pellerin@gmail.com
Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

I am in the same boat as the two above. any help would be more then appreciated. terry@avvid.ca

Jessica said...

Thank you! I will be using this for my babies birthday Saturday! I am excited! I will have several kids under the age of two at the family party and to have a cheap and easy favor is important.

elizabrook said...

I am using your 1st birthday thank you template for goodie bags for my grandnephew's Sesame Street birthday party. Thank you so much for sharing your work!

Anonymous said...

Do u have different colors?

Mrs.Ogodogu said...

Thanks for sharing; using these for my daughter's 2nd birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hi I would like to use for my son's 1st birthday. Can u email me at Pris_yeo@hotmail.com
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

HI, I WOULD LOVE TO USE MY GRANDAUGHTERS NAME. THANK YOU

Anonymous said...

I can not seem to print this awesome idea! :( So i might just get crafty and make them.... Thanks for the idea though!! :)

Anonymous said...

can someone email me the template please, jmac8112@gmail.com i am trying to do my son's 1st birthday and am stressed.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I am using the 2 year old one for a party!

Anonymous said...

I can't find the download button?

Anonymous said...

found it, nevermind!

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