Kids love to go to birthday parties. They anticipate the food, games and entertainment. Another part of parties that kids enjoy is receiving the handouts or party favors. Most kids cannot wait to get their hands on their goody bags, knowing that there are a few surprises inside. Make the most of a birthday occasion by making the children happy with these wonderful party favor ideas.
Children, especially toddlers, love to play with toys. Fill a goody bag with assorted plastic toys that you can buy at dollar stores or party warehouses. You can get a good item for less than a dollar in some thrift stores. Animal plastic toys, matchboxes (small toy cars), plastic balls and whistles are some good toys that you can put in goody bags for young boys. Put small dolls, cute stuffed animals or small plastic tea sets for little girls. Put a yo-yo, slinky, paddle balls, Frisbee and finger puppets for a unisex goody bag. For older children, try adding puzzles, a deck of cards, sports cards or game cards.
Cookies and Candies
Aside from the slice of birthday cake that they can eat for dessert at the party, a goody bag filled with tasty treats is always fun to receive. Buy assorted cookies individually wrapped. Choose chocolate cookies with cream or chocolate chip cookies, which are all-time favorites of younger children. Give assorted mini-candy bars, bubblegum, sour candies and licorice. Add toffee and caramel candies that are chewy and soft.
Crafty gifts can help entertain kids by giving them hours of creative playtime. Add modeling clays that kids can make into different shapes and forms.
Give girls a set of jewelry-making kits, such as beads that they can put together and make necklaces and bracelets. Crayons, water colors and coloring pads can also give younger children hours of fun and learning.
Give T-shirts as a party favor. Choose a design that goes with the theme of the party. For example, if the theme is a pirate theme, choose a pirate design. Purchase a one-size fits all or buy several sizes that you can choose for each child. Buy pink shirts for girls and blue for boys. Personalize a design by having a screen print of the event. For example, have the words “I was at Jonas’ 10th Birthday Party” printed at the front, and the words “It was a blast!” printed at the back of the shirt.
Give older kids a CD with a collection of songs they would like to hear. Downloading free music from the Internet and copying them on a CD is an economical way to put this favor together. Enlisting your child to help print a label and CD cover can give it a more personal touch. Print a picture of your child and a list of the songs on the CD cover or case.