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Party Prep – DIY Gift Tags & Party Favors

As I’m preparing for Will’s 1st birthday party,  I’ll be sharing some tips, DIY tutorials, and other fun things along the way.

Today, my goal is to make all the gift tags and party favors.

For the gift tags, I decided to trace out these cute crocodiles with the croc cookie cutter I got, as a way to keep my crocodile theme going.

Crocodile Gift Tags


1 piece of scrapbook paper

1 crocodile cookie cutter

pencil & scissors

Crocodile Gift Tags

DIY Gift Tag

I plan to write out different nicknames we have for him :). Simple, right? And it’s cheaper than buying a box of premade tags.

Then I put together some party favors. I purchased some crocodile related party favors from Michael’s and stuffed them in these cute bags I found at Target.

Party Favors


Party favors of your choice

Party favor bags from Target

1 piece of scrapbook paper

A round object to trace out a circle (I used a bottle cap)

Pencil & scissors


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All Grown Up



I blinked, and you went from that 7 lb 3.5 oz & 21″ itty bitty and helpless baby to this strong, energetic, and full of spunk, soon-to-be toddler.

You are a sweet gift from above, Will. I want to always remember that and cherish you every day. You are affectionate, curious, and dramatic. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new things you will be learning this year.

Happy almost birthday, buddy.