Hosting a memorable birthday bash is all in the details. Delicious desserts, whimsical decor, and awesome takeaways. And when it comes to sending guests home with favors they’ll be excited to keep, these thank-you gifts, from crayons to capes, definitely take the cake. Check out the ideas below, and you might start thinking it’s better to receive!

A Bubbly Lifephoto: A Bubbly Life

Bubbly Ballerinas
Guests will burst with excitement over these bubbly favors. Upcycled baby food jars topped with figurines that reflect the party theme make this idea easy and customizable. Pop over to A Bubbly Life for the how-to and a bubble solution recipe.

By Wilma Sunglassesphoto: By Wilma

Crazy Party Sunglasses
We adore this bright idea from By Wilma. Ordinary sunglasses get a high-fashion makeover with a little cardboard, glue and creativity. Find inspiration and instructions here, and get the camera ready. These shades make for adorable photo ops.

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Mix It Up!
Get ready to boogie with a mix of your tiny dancer’s favorite tunes. Choose a selection of kid-friendly hits and create your own labels for a mix guests will be listening to on repeat. Head over to Catch My Party to see all the celebratory details.

Name Books by Kayla Hernandez Photographyphoto: Kayla Hernández Photography

Name-Theme Books
Charlotte’s Web, Harold and the Purple Crayon, the Olivia series, and more. Whether you decide to personalize a custom book or choose one of the classics, books make great favors and welcome additions to your guest’s libraries.

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DIY Monogram Chalk “Slate”
Earning an A for creativity, Rachel at Maison de Pax created personalized chalkboards for each guest at her son’s birthday party using pre-cut letters and chalkboard paint. Colorful chalk wrapped in twine were the perfect finishing touch. Check out the how-to here.

Musings from a Stay at Home Mom - Flower Pensphoto: Musings From a Stay at Home Mom

DIY Flower Pens
How does your garden grow? With ballpoint pens and faux flowers! These adorable pens are so easy to make, Musings From a Stay at Home Mom turned this craft into a project for the whole family. Pair with a fun notepad or place them in a bouquet by the door for guests to take as they leave the party. Learn to make your own here.

My Frugal Adventures Heart Crayonsphoto: My Frugal Adventures

Homemade Heart Crayons
We heart these DIY crayons from My Frugal Adventures. Save broken or worn down crayon pieces and fill a heart-shaped mold with the colors of your choice. Make solid hearts or mix colors together to create swirling designs. Head over to the blog for baking and packaging instructions.

Something Turquoise - Crayon Clipboardphoto: Something Turquoise

Crayon Clipboards
Kids love to color, so send guests home with these adorable coloring pages from Something Turquoise. Cleverly packaged with a set of crayons and a sturdy coloring surface, head over to the blog for the free printable and assembly instructions.

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Super Accessories
Custom capes are a super favor idea! Plan a little extra crafting time, and find instructions to make a custom set for your superheroes-in-training here. Psst! It’s not as hard as you think to make a few capes for your superhero and her sidekicks.

Momtastic Edible Playdoughphoto: Momtastic

Edible Play Dough
This favor from Momtastic breaks the mold. Packaged in personalized containers, this edible play dough is super easy to make and fun to play with. What a delicious idea! Find the recipe here.

Do you have a favorite favor? Share with us in the comments below!

— Lauren Hill