DIY Birthday Party Drink Charms

by Milisa, Miss in the Kitchen


DIY Birthday Party Drink Charms are a fun way for kids to keep track of their drink during parties and also make a fun keepsake!

I am sharing a fun and easy DIY Drink Charm birthday craft with you today. Let me start by saying I am not a crafty person. Not even a tiny bit.

I see all of the cute things people make and post across the internets but I’m not usually too keen on trying them. So if you are like me, don’t worry, you can do this!

These drink charms can be made way in advance of the party. If it happens to be a rainy day, it’s also a fun project that the kids can have fun making. Some of the best memories can be made at birthday parties for kids. You don’t have to throw an epic birthday party with petting zoos, bouncy houses and a live band to make memories. Not that those aren’t memorable but I think fun times with friends and family can mean just as much to kids.

Our birthday parties tend to be pretty laid back. The boys have always invited their friends and cousins over and being boys they always enjoy lots of time outside. This year for Emmet’s 12th birthday, we hosted his friends from school. He requested they all bring their best Nerf toys and they had many games of tag. Lots of running, ducking, chasing and hiding.

Luckily I had plenty of Tum-E Yummies for them to refresh and hydrate before the next game. Tum-E Yummies come in these awesome flavors:

There’s a flavor for everyone! I love the spill-proof sport cap and that they all have 100% daily value vitamin C, B6, B12 and only 50 calories and no sodium and the kids love them. Emmet often grabs them on the go. In an effort for the kids to identify their drinks, I made simple ID bracelet drink charms for each of the kids.

I ordered elastic beading thread and some bright and colorful letter beads from Amazon. You can find similar items at your local craft store. There are every kind of beads and charms available to fit your party theme.

The charms also make a fun keepsake from the party. They were quick and easy to make and very inexpensive.

Just cut lengths of the beading thread a little longer than you need, this will make tying the knot easier. Thread the beads onto each length of thread.

Tying a knot in the stretchy beading thread is a little tricky but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it. Loop the thread twice (I think this is called a surgeon’s knot).

Repeat with a second knot and pull from all sides of the knot to tighten.

Trim the ends and you are all set. If you make them bracelet sized, just loop them around the tops of the Tum-E Yummies bottles a couple of times.

Now each kid has a fun way to keep up with their drink and a fun charm to take home from the party!

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