Let’s face it. It’s a lot of work to throw a birthday party for kids these days. It takes so much time and effort to make the little ones happy and feel REALLY special on their birthday, especially when most birthday parties feels and looks quite the same.
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A great way to jump up your party is by giving your little guest a fun practical party favor that they will enjoy using. But we know you already have tonnes of things on your mind when producing the perfect, stylish, cool themed birthday party, and can’t find your creativity bone for that minor little party favor thing.
So worry not, we assembled the most original and unique ideas for party favors you can use for your next kid’s birthday party:
1. The little-pastry-chef party favor: Cookie cutter + your kid's favorite cookies recipe
How about something that would not just serve as instant attention – grabber, but will also help the kids exercise necessary learning and communication skills? Like a cookie cutter accompanied with the recipe of your own kid’s personal favorite sweet treat? The younglings would be able to share their own kitchen experiences and laugh at the mishaps around the oven. Also, since cookie cutters come in all shapes and styles, it will be effortless to create a favor that matches your party theme. So every time your guests taste their homemade cookies, they will be reminded of your awesome party.
2. The tasty party favor: A shake-in-a-jar
Inexpensive and simple Mason jar shakes would serve largely the same purpose. Do not forget to include protein-rich ingredients, whole grains, and nutritional veggies. It is important that children not only enjoy the all-favorite milk cocktails but to be able to learn the importance of a healthy diet from an early age. Someday they will thank you for that.
3. The environmental party favor: Plant-it-yourself kit
Speaking of subtle lessons one can convey through the art of party favors, the theme of environmentalism is proving to be a growing concern for generations to come. Kids can be made aware of the invaluable beauty of nature by a simple present like a plant kit. It is the ultimate mixture of science and art – taking daily care of their houseplant and simultaneously learning about botany and the life cycle of simple organisms.
4. The practical party favor: A clothing item
One of the biggest downsides of party favors, from the receiving side, is that many times it’s just another junk to add to the massive mess in the playroom. So if you want the kids’ parents also to be happy with your party favor, there is a very practical but often ignored favor- clothing items. If it’s winter outside you can make a set of a beanie and mittens, or cute per of sock. If it’s summer, you can find some great baseball caps, and honestly, the possibilities are endless. A great and simple way to give something you know won’t collect dust on your guests’ playroom.
5. The personal party favor: personalized string bag
Many would say that the true value of a party favor does not lie in its practical use, its price, or its lasting effect on the child’s communication skills, but in how personal it is. In the end, you don’t want all your little guests walking out with the feeling they have been treated like a flock of lambs that have all been given the same anonymous present. Luckily, relatively inexpensive, yet useful personalized items are abundant. Like a colored string bag with each kid’s name on it. The best way to do it is to buy string bags in a bulk, some cloth dye and make your little one involve and creative by decorating each bag. If your kid is too small for that or you have the time or energy for that, you can always have the bags printed and sent to you.
6. The artsy (and personal) party favor: first letter creativity kit.
Always an excellent choice for party favor would be a creativity kit, so why not take up a little with originality and make the canvas a personal first letter for each guest name, attached to some fun materials like paint, ribbons, beans, washi tape and so on. There is practically no limit to what you can create with some glue and a pair of scissors, and tons of inspiration, which is something you can be sure children would never, ever lack. Also, you can turn this party favor into a party activity if you wish. A beautiful memory from your party they can enjoy many days after.
7. The exceptional party favor: personalized children book
If you are having a small birthday party or if you are willing to spend a little bit more than the average party favor price, you might want to consider this party favor. A great way to make your child’s birthday for and about your child, and give some useful and meaningful gift to your guests would be a children’s book, where the main character is your child. Check out these great examples-
Organizing the perfect party is not an easy task, mainly if it includes scores of challenging kids. Some preparation, lots of dedication, and the right party favors would usually do the trick, though. And make it both a fun and learning experience for everyone, as long as we remember, that giving is just a fulfilling as receiving.