The girls attended a party this weekend where the favor was a plastic popcorn box (two for $1 at Dollar Tree) filled with big, movie theater-style candy. They could not have been more thrilled. (And they know me well: they both hid their Reese’s Cups from me.)
A great party favor doesn’t have to be elaborate or handmade or expensive. I do love it, though, when a favor doesn’t come straight from the party favor aisle … when it shows some originality. Can we agree as moms that we’re tired of little bags of trinkets, pencils and candy? I think your funds are better spent on one special favor.
Here are some ideas I’ve used.
At our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party, we gave plush backpack clips of the Peanuts gang and some gum balls. I decorated the round boxes to look like Charlie Brown’s shirt and then decoupaged a page from the book to the lid.
For our Shabby Chic Easter Party, I gave each guest the book The Country Bunny. (Books are one of my favorite favors.)
Felt cookies in a real tea tin were the take-home gift for our Vintage Tea Party.
And for our Wizard of Oz Party, I broke my own rule about keeping to one great item and packed blue gingham tin lunch boxes with Glinda’s bubbles, rainbow hair elastics, Wizard of Oz stickers, and a custom-made felt poppy barrette from Little Boo Creations. (Tag by Loralee Lewis.)
A cute Chair Cover Pockets can be a great place to store your party games and favors.
I hope these ideas give you some inspiration for your next party!