Are you looking for a fun party gift that everyone can enjoy? Have you always loved body art, but don’t want to settle on anything permanent? Consider looking at temporary tattoos as a potential stocking stuffer or party favor. Given that a 2013 survey showed that seven out of 10 parents spent over $300 on their child’s birthday party, temporary tattoos can be a fun (and less expensive) party favor than some, while still adding a nice personal touch. Temporary tattoos can even be used to create a lovely set of custom drink coasters, which can either be used as a nice statement for your home or another fun — more grown-up — gift to give to others. Temporary tattoos are safe, low budget, and fun, as well as easy customizable — what’s not to love?
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The FDA classifies temporary tattoos as decals that can be used to decorate any part of the body. Generally, they’ll stay put for anywhere from one day to a week and are particularly popular around Halloween, especially with children. Temporary tattoos can be a fun way to decorate your body without committing — about a quarter of people with tattoos say they regret getting it. And, with a temporary tattoo, you don’t have to worry about developing an infection, getting itchy, or having other negative reactions, the way you might with a real tattoo.
There are all types of temporary tattoos — from metallic and glitter tattoos, to temporary henna tattoos, to ones specially made for kids. To put a temporary tattoo on, you’ll want to remove the protective plastic covering and put it face down on your skin. Hold it in place for 30-60 seconds (you’ll usually want to wet the paper back) and then afterwards, peel off the paper back. Hydrating the skin afterwards with thin, water-based lotion can also be a good idea!
How Can I Apply Temporary Tattoos to Custom Drink Coasters?
Beverage coasters were actually first made in 1880 by a German printing company, and Watney Brewery later brought them to the United Kingdom in 1920 as a marketing tool. Today, beverage coasters in bars and restaurants usually fall under custom drink coasters, which advertise a brand or product or celebrate a specific occasion.
If you’re looking for a fun DIY project, applying temporary tattoo to plain coasters and then laminating over them can be a fun way to really add some creativity and a personal touch to your party. Silly pictures of guests, a small commemoration of the event, or a pretty design can wow guests. They can also be a great party favor to take home at the end of the night.
If you get temporary tattoos in bulk, creating your own custom drink coasters can be a breeze — and you’ll likely have plenty of spare temporary tattoos to share afterwards as well.
Where Can I Get Bulk Temporary Tattoos?
If you’re looking for a brick and mortar store, looking at party stores is a good place to go. They usually specialize in party decorations and party favors, so you’re sure to find a good variety there — especially if you’re looking for kids temporary tattoos.
However, looking online can make a bulk order easier (for one thing, they’ll ship it right to your door, so there’s less schlepping involved) and you may find a much greater variety with certain websites. And, purchasing online can often be more affordable than going to a physical store, especially if you’re planning on buying in bulk.
Make your party one to remember with custom drink coasters and fun temporary tattoos!