Having a birthday party is always a riot. Children absolutely love to get together with all of their friends to play games, eat cake, and to have fun together. At the end of the party you may have the desire to send your party guests home with a little trinket to remember the party and all the fun they had.
Birthday favor boxes are unique and a lot of fun to hand out during the party for your guests to start collecting prizes and other fun things with. You can create your own birthday favor boxes by downloading some templates off the internet or you can always opt for pre-made birthday favor boxes that you can find at the dollar store and just about anywhere.
How big is your party going to be? How many guests are planning to attend? The bigger your party gets, the harder it may be for you to actually sit down and try to make party favor boxes. Look for some unique party favor boxes to hand out instead so you don’t have to sit around for hours and fold paper to actually make the boxes. One of the most popular party favor box is the colorful Chinese food boxes. If you have a themed party, you can probably find these cool boxes with characters already printed on them. Don’t stress yourself out by trying to make your own birthday favor boxes. If you can get the basic design done for the boxes, you can focus more on what you want to put in the boxes.
If you have some old boxes lying around the house, cover them in some wrapping paper or white constriction paper. This will give all the kids a chance to decorate their own birthday favor boxes that they can take home and turn into a piggy bank or keepsake item. This also gives you a great craft activity to do with all of the kids so you aren’t scrambling to come up with some activities that will help to pass the time when you are out of games and the kids have devoured the cake.
Now comes the real question, what can you put in the birthday favor boxes? Instead of always going for the obvious option, candy, why not put a little thought into the party favor boxes. Take your child to the Dollar store with you and have them pick out a few fun things they feel their friends would like. Try to get creative and put things like crayons and coloring books in the box or small toys instead of a candy bar or a bag of chips. Pens and pencils are always useful for school and kids love them when they come in different colors and have cool characters on the outside. Here are some other great items you should use as party favors:
- Clay or playdough
- Animal crackers
- Sugarless gum
- Toy cars or army men
- Cookie cutters and a recipe for cookies
- Key chains
- Mini puzzles
- Curly straw
- Jump rope
- Card games
These are just a few of the fun party items that are found at a number of kids’ birthday parties. Your best option is going to be the dollar store as they have a number of unique items for a low cost and you will be able to get plenty of party favors for all of your guests. When dealing with kids, make sure you get the exact same party favors for each kid. This way you can avoid some bickering and annoyances that come with kids if they are jealous of something their friend got.