I find that kids parties are veering more and more away from the ‘traditional’ and focusing more on unique, tailored approaches to suit your little person’s one-of-a-kind personality and tastes – because they have them! I’ve spoken to many parents who have huge fun creating Children’s Party Bags that are as different as each one of their children. Here are some awesome suggestions for what you can throw in yours:
I love inspiring little fingers to grow things! Giving a packet of seeds as a party favor is a unique way to encourage children to start gardening and appreciate nature. You can choose a variety of flowers or vegetables that are easy to grow and suitable for the season.
I’m not suggesting tickets to see Chicago. But, instead of a traditional party bag, fill a cup with treats and wrap it in cellophane to create an attractive and reusable alternative. You can use a themed cup or personalize each one with the child’s name.
A book is always a great gift for children, and adding a packet of sweets or chocolate to the front cover makes it even more special. Choose a book that fits the age range of the party guests and include a personalized message on the sweets packet.
I enjoy taking sweet photos of my children with their friends, and this makes a great sentimental party favor that children can display in their room. I choose a frame that fits the party theme or personalize it with each child’s name.
They can make their own!
I host a craft activity at the party that doubles as a gift for the children to take home is a practical and fun option. You can choose a craft that fits the party theme or let the children create their own designs.
The winning egg
A selection box or Easter egg, depending on the time of year, is a classic party favor that children always enjoy. You can personalize each box with the child’s name or include a mix of different treats.
Greener fingers – and responsibility!
I find that giving a plant as a party favor is a great way to teach children about responsibility and caring for living things. I choose a plant that is easy to care for and provide instructions on how to keep it healthy.
Take the party home
A balloon with a cookie tied to the end is a playful and creative party favor that children will love. You can personalize the balloon with the child’s name or add a message to the cookie wrapper.
Can you dig it?
For beach parties, I make it practical with a bucket and spade – it’s a fun party favor for a beach-themed party. Children can use it to build sandcastles and play in the sand, and it’s a useful item that they can use again and again.
A kids music CD, featuring popular nursery rhymes, is a fun and educational party favor that parents will appreciate. You can choose a CD that fits the age range of the party guests and personalize it with each child’s name.
I let children design their own t-shirt as a party activity – plus it doubles as a take-home gift and is a great way to encourage creativity and personal expression. I provide fabric paints or markers and let the children create their own designs.
Lego minifigures are a popular and collectible party favor that children will enjoy. You can choose a variety of characters or themes to fit the party and provide instructions for assembly.
Everybody always loves more cake, so I make sure to have cupcakes in the same flavor as the birthday cake and save them for the end for guests to take home. A little homemade cupcake in fancy wrapping is a sweet and personal party favor that children will love.
Or let them bake it themselves
Creating your own cookie mixture and providing instructions for the children to make at home is a unique and practical party favor that even parents will appreciate. You can personalize the recipe card and include a mix of dry ingredients that fit the party theme.
Try your luck
Hosting a lucky dip at the door is a fun and exciting way to distribute party favors. You can wrap each item in colorful paper and let the children choose their own surprise. I always love watching children’s eyes when they open their surprise gifts.
Would love to hear what other kids party bags you have come across before.
Toys, games, sweets, bubbles, tattoos or stickers make for great and simple kids party bag ideas, especially for younger kids.