A children's party is a lively affair that can be quite exhausting for the party planner. Party gift packs or party favors for the other children may seem like just another time-consuming obligation, but you can utilize a number of ideas for party giveaways for the kids that are both simple and creative.
Party Favor Bags
Try some party favor bags. You can write the name of each child on a plain paper bag and let your child decorate the bags as an enjoyable craft project. Fill the party favor bag with goodies such as animal crackers and wrapped candy. You can also include small toys, such as a miniature car, yo-yos and small plastic games. Toddlers should get toys like ABC blocks and balls, while older kids can get activity books and puzzles.
Birthday Cake Cookies
A special baked treat makes a good gift for kids. You can bake some birthday cake cookies, for example, which are essentially mini cakes baked in the oven. You can use icing to write the name of each child on each of the cookies. Or, you can bake a couple of oatmeal cookies for each child, coat the top of them with icing and use gumdrops to make a smiley face on top of the cookies. Wrap the cookies with tissue paper and package them in a small party bag to take home.
Give kids a gift they can use productively when they get home, such as craft supplies. You can supply each child with a new box of crayons, colored pencils, craft kits with items like pipe cleaners and sequins or maybe even some acrylic paint for older kids. Ask the kids' parents beforehand what kind of crafts they are OK with.
You don't have to make party favors for each individual child. Instead, let them pick their own. A few days before the party, gather some decorating supplies and sit down with your child to decorate a large box together so that it looks like an old pirate's treasure chest. Then, go to the store with your child and pick out what kinds of toys and goodies to put in the treasure chest, such as small toy cars, miniature candy bars and trinkets. Let the kids who attend the party pick out one or two items from the box.
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