Let's talk kid's birthday party favours. I remember as a kid getting a little bag full of candy & well, let's face it, crap; kazoos, super bounce balls, noise makers, & those stretchy sticky hands you could throw/slap stick to your mom's wall leaving grease marks & getting coated in hair... mmm.
As a mother now, the thought of those things makes me cringe! I definitely wouldn't want that stuff in my house, so why would I give it out?
So, my goal was to find some things to give out that could be fun &/or practical, or at the very least, wouldn't end up straight in the garbage a day later.
Holly recently had her 3rd Birthday party, her first real one with little friends, so I thought of the little things Holly loves that would fit in a favour bag.
1.) RePlay Recycled Dishes |
We are in love with these for many reasons; they are durable, dishwasher safe, microwave safe & they are made from recycled milk jugs! So a "yay" for the planet! They come in pretty much any colour you can think of to match your party theme & there's lots to choose from. There are cups with no spill lids or straw lids, drinking cups, plates (divided & flat), bowls, utensils, & snack stacks.
I decided to give every kid their own divided plate, cup & utensils to start them off (RePlay isn't as well known as it should be up here in Canada) (Get some RePlay here)
2.) PiCo Temporary Tattoos |
These are such pretty & vibrant tattoos! I bought a couple sets for Holly's Easter basket & she loved them so naturally I had to add them to the favour bags. AND I discovered that PiCo actually sells birthday party packs!
The pack comes with a party set for the birthday kiddo & 5 of the set you chose for the guests. They also carry sticker sheets & individual bulk tattoos you can give out. Another cute item they carry is a birthday card set that comes with a blank birthday card & a matching tattoo set, perfect to add to a present you are giving someone.
3.) Mabel's Labels |
These are another item we use & love. They come in many cute designs & last through the washing machine & dishwasher. Mabel's Labels also carries a Birthday Party Pack you can order. The base pack comes with 6 sets of labels, 1 bag tag & 5 labels per guest & you can add on if you happen to have more than 6 party guests too. A cute touch to getting these packs, is the bag tag. You can use them as a label for the party favour bag, which I did, & it's super cute. These definitely classify as a useful party favour & most younger kids love anything with their name on it.
4.) Playdoh |
What kid doesn't like Playdoh? Yes, this particular item can get messy, but it's so good for the imagination & fine motor skills. You can also find the tiny cans in a party favour pack, perfect to just toss in the bags. You can never have too much Playdoh!
5.) Stickers |
Stickers are on the verge, kids love them, they are good for fine motor skills for small kiddos but as a parent, you know sometimes they end up everywhere. Walls, tables, clothes,etc. But they are also an easy (and cheap) way to add an obvious theme component. (look at the cute ones PiCo carries!)
I'm not saying party favours are essential, but if you plan on just filling them with throw away garbage & not something a little more fun or practical, maybe just skip them all together. no sense adding more tiny plastic to the land fills.
The beauty of the things on this list is none of it will break the bank & things like RePlay & Mabel's Labels are extremely useful for tiny humans too.
*This post does contain an affiliate link & although I did receive product in exchange for review, I genuinely love every product I've listed! I do not & will never endorse something I don't love! *