You’ve got the decorations, activities, and dessert all ready to go. The finishing touch for party perfection? Awesome party favors that will make your pint-sized guests go gaga. We’ve gathered up 16 kid-friendly party favors that match all sorts of party themes. You’ll find something for budding bakers, firetruck fanatics and avid artists. Take a look!

Sweeten the Deal

Send your guests home with a stack of sweets. These eye-catching candy kabobs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Head on over to Catch My Party to find out how to make your own. And don't miss the money-saving DIY tips!. Bonus: there might be a little candy leftover to satisfy your sweet tooth.



Fire it Up

This favor box may be the answer to your party favor emergency. Wrap up a tiny toy, a few pieces of candy, or even leftover cupcakes in Glitter Ink Design's firetruck favor box. Order the printable PDF and then customize with your tiny firefighter's name, then print, fold, and you're done. If firetrucks aren't your style, you can pick from garbage trucks, buses, or police cars.

Available from Glitter Ink Designs, $4.50 for instant download

Wonderful Wands

Cast a spell on your party princesses with these affordable wands. We love that Aesthetic Nest's wands are both easy to make and full of magic. They make the perfect finishing touch for Frozen superfans.

Uniquely Unicorn

Check out these magical party favors. If your birthday kid loves unicorns, these sparkling bath bombs from Etsy seller Snazzie Bombs are just what you need. Handmade, glittery and under $2 a piece, they won't break your birthday budget.

available at Snazzie Bombs, $1.53 each

Calling All Superheros

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.

Crayons + 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.


Minifig Magic

These LEGO Minifigure snowglobes from Mini Eco are double the fun. They're a party activity and favor in one! Your master builders can put together a tiny scene with a few bricks and a Minifigure. Then you can follow Minieco's instructions and turn their creations into a winter wonderland.

Love Fest

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.


Awesome Aprons

Fans of Master Chef Junior will love wearing aprons both during a birthday party bake off and long after the party's over. The aprons here use an easy iron-on design from Lillian Hope Designs to personalize each one. 

Flower Power

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.

photo: Maison de Pax

The Write Stuff

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.

Name that Book

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.

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 playlist guests will be listening to on repeat. Head over to Catch My Party to see all the celebratory details.

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.

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.

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.


—Oz Spies with Lauren Hill



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