Party favors, loot bags, or goodie bags are a typical part of every children’s birthday party. The items included in these packs serve as a reminder of the fun time the kids had at the event.
Busy parents can find it difficult to come up with an appropriate party favor on the fly, especially if they’re also in charge of organizing the child’s birthday party. No worries, though, it’s easy to find party favors that your young guests will love and continue to enjoy even after the party is over. Below are a few ideas that can help you get started.
Children love to dress up, and giving them accessories will surely remind them of the fun times they had at the party they attended with their friends. You can buy colorful wearable accessories like pins and lanyards in stores, or you can make it more special by ordering custom silicone wristbands and other accessories with designs that kids like. You can look for these accessories online, send the design you want to the manufacturer, and wait for the package to arrive before the celebration starts. These accessories can also be bundled with other goodies for the kids to take home.
Art Kits and Supplies
Children have a vivid imagination, and they’ll readily join art projects that you want to incorporate into the birthday party. You can have them do rock painting, origami, friendship bracelets, magnet decorations, and many others. Before the event, prepare art kits for each of the guests, then hand it out when it’s time to work on the art project. Once that party is over, the kids can take their finished products home with them, as well as the art materials that they used.
It’s always a good thing to let children develop a love for nature and concern for the environment. A gardening or even just a grow-your-own-plant kit can encourage kids to be more mindful of Mother Earth and to learn more about plants, as well as help them develop a sense of responsibility. A DIY plant kit is also fun to observe and look at, as the kids can see how the plant changes and grows over the following weeks.
Coloring books are always a hit with children, especially if you give them coloring materials to pair with it. This party favor gives kids space to express their creativity and imagination without sacrificing your walls, floors, and other surfaces. You can also give reading books that are appropriate for the child’s age. If your child loves reading, you can ask for book recommendations for each of the guests.
Syncing with the season helps you narrow down your party favor options. If it’s starting to get cold, for example, you can give your guests colorful mufflers, mittens, or socks. If it’s starting to get warmer, then you can probably give them sandcastle-building kits that they can take to the beach with them. If school is about to start, then fun school supplies like quirky erasers and color pens can work. If it’s starting to rain, you can go with differently designed umbrellas for kids. You can even take inspiration from the holidays closest to the party’s date.
With a little bit of planning, you’ll be able to find an appropriate party favor that kids will appreciate long after they get home. There’s no need to overthink; even the simplest party souvenirs can remind your guests of the fun they had during your child’s birthday celebration.