5 Inspired Birthday Party Favor Ideas for Kids

Planning party favors for your child’s next birthday party does not need to be painful or even outrageously expensive. We’ve rounded up some unique ideas for fun goody bags to thank your guests for helping your kid celebrate his birthday. So check out these dollar stretchers to give the tykes a last thrill before they leave!

Inexpensive children’s books

Gifting an inexpensive book is definitely a more meaningful gesture than the plastic junk that will find its way into the trash by next week. You can buy these books online or at used book stores, yard sales or thrift stores. Inscribe a special personalized message inside for each child to make it one of the most unique gifts they have ever received. After all, a book can be a kid’s best friend!

5 Inspired Birthday Party Favor Ideas for Kids
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Gift cards

All big retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target offer large selections of all-occasion gift cards especially for kids. You can even opt for a Ben & Jerry’s or McDonald’s gift certificate to make the little ones rave about your child’s birthday party for days. Gift cards start from as little as $1 and do not require goody bags, so they won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Besides, it takes minimum time to buy them and they are sure to get used, which is more than can be said for the trinkets that pass for party favors.

Usable party favor ideas

Kids really love party favors that they can take home and reuse, so make them happy with coloring books and crayons.  Back-to-school sales and dollar stores stock affordable storybooks and crayon packs that will cost you less than a dollar per goody bag. If your kid is having a summer birthday, gifting a shovel and pail for each child will be greatly appreciated. Or you could dash over to Walgreens or Big Lots and see if they have anything interesting going for summer clearance.

Playground Balls

Some of the best party favors are playground balls – they are available in different colors and are always a big hit with kids. You can make them special by putting a sticker - thank you for coming – and call it a day. Kick balls are available for as little as $3.50 each, which is way cheaper than stuffing a bag with candy or plastic.

Cute mugs

There’s nothing new or thrilling about mugs, even if they are filled with candy. But they can be found for under a dollar each and you can make them fun by putting in a plastic spoon and a packet of hot cocoa mix inside. If you have the budget, you can even consider attaching a gift card to Starbucks.

So, are you ready to skip the traditional goody bag in favor of these fun new ideas? You can also check out some of our fun baby shower party favor ideas!


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