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Easy and useful items to fill those birthday party goodie bags without the junk from the party favor aisle.
Are you tired of the junk toys that come home from school parties and birthday treat bags? They create clutter and typically end up on the floor unused within a matter of minutes.
The worst part is that some parent put time and energy into selecting those junk toys and then paid good money for them! I decided to break away from the pack.
For my daughter’s treat bag at her party this year, I decided to skip the party favor aisle and do a play on her favorite things instead. It was so nice to find some unique birthday party favors for kids that came to her party without much more effort than normal.
Plus, I am pretty sure all of these things will get used instead of trashed. Because if I’m going to spend money on something, I want it to be valued.
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Unique Birthday Party Favors For Kids
Creating unique birthday party favors for kids treat bags is easier than it might seem.
First, I wrote out my daughter’s name vertically on a sheet of paper.
Then I started thinking of things that she liked that started with those letters. I came up with a few choices and then let her choose from those so that she had some influence over her treat bags. She found it fun to pick something based on the letter.
Here is what we came up with for her name:
A (Applesauce Pouches – My kids are always starving on the way home after a party so I thought this would be a good snack)
O (Oreo Dippers)
R (Ring Pops)
This treat bag might not win any health awards but it eliminated a bunch of 25 cent plastic toys from collecting in the homes of all her friends. Next year maybe I can talk her into including an RX kids bar to up our health goals! Or she can just enjoy some treats on her birthday!
Party Favor Tag
To make the favor bag tag, I just created square outer boxes in Excel. Wrote out the information and then added some free clip art to make it cute.
So easy and it helped to explain the theme of her treat bag.
Treat Bag Assembly
Fill your treat bags with your items and attach the tag with some cute washi tape or ribbon.
The treat bags I used are here. I loved the little piece of tulle on each one that made the ballerina skirt.
So simple & you have a bag of things that will get used instead of trashed!
Ideas for Birthday Treat Bag Fillers And Favors
Individually Wrapped Snacks (granola bars, chips, crackers, cookies)
Kid Drinks (mini bottles of Gatorade, drink boxes or pouches, drink flavor packets)
Multipack Toys (think toys that you buy in the normal toy aisle but that can be separated- Hotwheels, figurine sets, multipack of dolls, balls, sidewalk chalk, small craft kits)
Multipack Beauty Items (same as the toys, packs of items that you can separate – bath bombs, chapstick, hair ties)
Art Supplies (crayons, markers and paint sets are usually reasonably priced)
I love to find multipacks of things outside of the party favor aisle that I can separate into treat bags. You will typically find better quality items at a similar price this way.
No Junk Favor / Treats for Holidays
In continuing on with my mission to get rid of the junk that always accompany school holiday parties, check out these posts to help spend your money wisely and avoid sending junk home to the other families in your child’s class!