Does your child come home from a birthday party with a goodie bag full of dollar store trinkets that ends up being forgotten about almost immediately?
Why not make a twist on this traditional party favors that we usually send the kids home. Here’s a list of creative party favors that will less likely be forgotten easily.
Small Pot and Seeds
Make a visit to the local gardening store and forget the party store. Some packets of easy-to-grow vegetables, fruits, or flowers would be a nice party favor for kids. Put in a small pot with planting instructions and they’ll make a fun and educational party favor.
Friendship Bracelet Kit
Friendship bracelets are party favors our kids will love, but making friendship bracelets by themselves would be a fun activity they’ll surely enjoy. Make little kits with string, beads, fishing wire, clasps, or anything else you find at the craft store. Put it all in a decorative little box with instructions for the kids to make at home, or use it as party activity and let kids take their creations at home. Be sure to save small beads and clasps for the older kids as these are choking hazards.
Cookie Cutter and Cookie Recipe
Another adorable party favor the the kids, especially when the party is centered around a kitchen activity. Attach a card with your favourite cookie recipe with ribbon, this will surely last for a long time.
Flips Flops or Thongs
Having a party on a summer? Flip flops or thongs are party favors that match your summertime birthday or pool party. Many come in several pairs for cheap price as many stores have sales throughout the summer. Grab a bunch in fun, bright colours then tie them up with ribbon. Leave them in a bucket by the door for the kids to grab on their way out.
Mug and Hot Chocolate
Want something long-lasting and useful? A cute mug with a few packets of instant cocoa wrapped up and stuck in it is a cool party favor idea. Once the mix is gone, your little guests will still have the mug to use all year round.
Printed Pillow Cases
Planning on a slumber party? Painting pillow cases is a fun themed activity an they double as party favors! Just lay down some newspaper or cardboard, and let the kid’s activity take over.
Manicure and Pedicure
This party favor idea is perfect for princess-themed and spa-themes parties. All you need are nail polish, nail files, and a small bottle of lotion for a lovely homemade manicure and pedicure party favor kit. Let your girl help you pick out her favourite polish colours to include in each set so her friends will think of her everytime they pamper their little hands and feet.
Sometimes the best favors are the simplest. Bubbles have the advantage of not being messy or noisy, and provide endless entertainment for little ones. What’s not to love? This idea is a classic. Make it special for the birthday girl or boy by adding custom labels or stickers.
Movie Night in a Bucket
Try the plastic buckets that many party stores sell, these would make unforgettable party favors too. These are designed to look like tubs of movie theater popcorn, just add a packet of microwavable popcorn and a small container of your child’s favourite candy to each. All your guests will need is their favourite movie and they’re ready to go!
Make your own
When you have included arts and crafts project as one of the party activities for the kids, let them take home their own work as their party favor. You can choose from any of our dozens of arts and crafts ideas for an unforgettable party activity.
You can extend the theme of your child’s birthday party to the favors. For example, after pirate-themed birthday party, send your guests home with eye-patches and hats bearing the Jolly Roger. For a princess-themed party, give everyone a tiara. It’s a great way to keep the fun going once the party’s over.
The next time you’re planning a birthday party, forgo the candy and cheap toys and send your guests home with one of these fun and creative party favor ideas.