Kids’ parties are typically easy to plan out, especially because they tend to be outspoken about what they like and don’t like. But what about selecting party favors? How do you pick out the perfect items to include in your party favor bag or to hand out when the party has reached its end?
Below, we share party favor ideas for kids that can help make the party a treasured memory not just for the celebrant, but for the guests too.
1. Dress-up accessories
Children will grin with delight at the mention of “dress-up”. Pretend play is a crucial part of a child’s development, and you can encourage them to take on their desired roles when you include fun costume accessories such as wigs, fake glasses, jester hats, and more.
2. Crayon sets
Why not encourage kids to unleash their creative side by giving out a crayon set as a party favor? They’re relatively inexpensive, and the kids are sure to love them. If you already have a fixed guest list in mind, then you can write every child’s name on their crayon set to make the giveaway even more memorable.
3. Playfully-designed lanyards
Whoever said that only adults can appreciate and use lanyards didn’t spend so much time looking at the different available designs, especially the ones that are designed with children’s favorite TV shows.
Custom-designed woven lanyards are also another good option, especially if the party has plenty of little girls as guests. Consider having the lanyards in soft pastel colors and including a tag with the child’s name. They are sure to brighten up the kids’ day.
4. Drawing books
If you’ve decided on handing out crayon sets for the party, then you can’t go wrong with a drawing book. To prevent the kids from getting tempted to draw on the walls and furniture, provide them with the perfect surface to pour out their imagination.
You can even search for cartoon-themed drawing books with iconic characters that may serve as a subject for the children to copy into the pages.
5. Origami kits for children
For this birthday favor to be fully appreciated by the kids, it’s important to check the recommended ages for the origami kit. Go for something too simple and they may find it boring. Instead, choose a kit that’s just challenging enough to teach the kids a little patience and help enhance fine motor skills.
6. Grow-your-own flower kits
Why not go for a party favor that increases the children’s interest in gardening? While these favors are a little difficult to find, they are incredibly unique and can provide weeks or months of entertainment and education as the kids try and grow their own flowers.
7. Paint-your-own toy kits
With these favors, children can decorate and paint their own toys. The typical choices of toys they can paint are trains, miniature models of cartoon characters, airplanes, boats, and cars. You can find these kits in some toy stores. If you’re having trouble looking for a seller, however, you can also buy plain wooden toys with no color and just provide the painting set yourself. Granted, they may be a little bit more expensive than other birthday party favors but they are sure to be favorites.
The best birthday favors are the ones that provide hours of fun
While there’s nothing wrong with giving children snacks or single-use items such as stickers, kids tend to appreciate items that they can enjoy for prolonged periods. In the end, it all boils down to your budget and the interest of the kids on the party guest list. Getting a good feel of what they like can help you provide them with the right items and toys that can make your child’s party a blast.