Children normally get amused by parties, so why not go all out by creating kids party favors to match that excitement? Below is a list of various suggestions of fun party favor ideas that will make your party guests leave with just as much excitement as they came with!
This is a COVID-19 edition of a traditional take on party favors. All of the favors can be bought online as they encourage social distancing and safety. It is up to you, however, to encourage other safety measures as well – from wearing masks to the 6-feet-apart rule, ensure that everyone at the party remains outside of the high-risk zone! With that being said, the cool party favors mentioned below are Covid-19 friendly and wonderful to gift to your guests.
Kids Party Favors: Toys and Games
1. Bottle of Bubbles
Purchase some bubble bottles so guests can all blow bubbles after the party. If kids are wearing masks during the event, it won’t work all that well. If they aren’t then blowing bubbles will increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. Let the kids stay safe and enjoy the favors!
2. Small Squirt Guns
Find small plastic water guns for the guests to have water gun fights or make up their own water games on a hot summer day. To all their traditional perks, today they help ensure social distancing.
3. Small Play Cars
Depending on the guests’ individual preferences, these might be great OR might not work at all. Make sure that the kids find them fun before buying and they will walk away from the party as happy as ever. There are many options online, from simple and shiny to original and intriguing.
4. Mini Puzzles
Puzzles are great with a group effort. They’re even better solo! This is also a great take-home gift favor. Simpler puzzles are fun to complete alone, bigger and more complex ones can bring together the entire family. Overall, just make sure that the guests are old enough for a challenging toy like this and it will be an amazing favor.
5. Tiny Bouncy Balls
These little things can be a bunch of fun for kids. They come in many sizes, designs and colors. Look online to find the perfect fit!
6. Play Doh
This inexpensive putty for kids can last forever. It is mildly interesting to look at and to play and create with. They come in a variety of sizes and colors as well, so take your time to pick the one that goes best with the party theme!
During Quarantine, going outside for kids is as crucial to their overall wellbeing, and this will encourage them to spend more time in the sun, with friends and family members. Choose lighter, cheaper frisbees – they will be easier to catch and throw for the guests.
8. A Scientific Blast
Rubber chicken, whoopee cushion, glasses with noses attached, plastic cockroaches and snakes, fake dog poop and many others will ensure that kids will walk away extremely excited and with lots of good vibes. They don’t make a long-lasting impression but offer a lot of fun for the first few days.
10. DIY Cup & Ball Game
This adorable party favor idea also doubles as an activity! It’s a fun and affordable cup and ball game that uses paper towel rolls (or toilet paper rolls) that can be customized by your guests. A quick Internet search should give you all the easy step-by-step directions you need to make this cheap personalized party idea for kids!
Book, Art, and Crafts
12. Coloring Books
Great for younger kids, but there are certain books that older kids will enjoy too! Trying to pick the ones that would go with the party’s theme would be the best. Additionally, try not to pick big brands like Disney – their books are made in great bulk and low variety, and might turn out boring for the kids. Support the smaller, but awesome brands!
13. Mini Children’s Storybooks
Children’s stories can be told from one person to another. It’s a safe social-distance interaction. Each guest can go home with a new bedtime story to read. You can find awesome children’s books in a wide assortment online or at dollar stores.
14. Colorful Sidewalk Chalk
Pass out a small box of sidewalk chalk to each of your guests. A fun idea to do before guests leave the party is to ask them to draw one picture of a certain theme – plants, ocean, etc., and ask them to send a picture of their completed artwork. Then you can make a collage with all the pictures together so the kids can feel more unified with this activity.
If the kids at the party are into reading, these would be great. Bookmarks aren’t as abundant in the stores as they used to be but they do make an old-school, original favor.
16. Expandable Water Toys
They come in various shapes, sizes and colors. These party favor toys are completely safe during these unprecedented times and are extremely exciting to kids of all ages!
17. Tattoo Soap Bar
These DIY soap bars are the perfect choice for good, clean fun. Your kids can customize them with their favorite temporary tattoos and let all creativity flow! Visit Gluesticks to learn more about this cool idea!
18. Clipboards + Crayons
19. Mini Snowglobe
These DIY LEGO mini snowglobes are the cutest party favor idea! Let your kids put together a tiny LEGO mini figure and a scene with a few blocks. Visit Mini Eco and follow their instructions to turn your kid’s creation into the cutest winter wonderland.
20. Adorable Aprons
Having a food-themed party? Your little Master Chefs will love wearing these aprons during and long after your party! Plain aprons are easy to find in any craft store, and head over to an online design store to get personalized iron-on designs that are adorable and easy to craft!
21. Superhero Capes
These custom capes are a SUPER party favor. Your little hero and their sidekicks will love to customize their very own capes, and it’s not that hard! Head over here to learn how to use old t-shirts to make your awesome capes.
22. Mouse Candy Holder
Nothing is sweeter than a tiny pastel mouse stuffed with your kid’s favorite treats! This felt mice are adorable and the perfect gift to take home. Learn more about the step-by-step directions at Minted Julep.
23. Recycled Crayon Hearts
Got worn down or broken crayon pieces laying around? Why not use them to make an adorable party favor gift? Visit My Frugal Adventures to see a fast and easy tutorial on how to make these adorable small gifts for your guests!
24. Flower Pens
These adorable tiny pens are the perfect party gift for a garden/spring themed party. Musings From a Stay at Home Mom explains how to make this adorable gift. You can pair them with a cute notepad for your guests to take home as well!
Miscellaneous Kids Birthday Party Favors
25. Cookie Cutters
This unique birthday party favor idea is perfect for kids! You can buy a variety of cookie cutters in different shapes and have each kid choose one. Additionally, pass out a unique cookie recipe to every kid so they can ask and share with each other – the more the kids will continue interacting with each other after the party, the stronger their friendship will be.
If it’s summer, these kids favors will come in as handy party souvenirs ideas. There is a countless variety of sunglasses available online or in stores. It helps to think about what color, shape or theme you would like to go with beforehand. It’s also a cheap and useful birthday party favor idea!
27. Theme Hats
If the party has a specific theme, these would be the best pick for a child’s party favor right away. There is a variety of quality, quantity and pricing – so choose whatever fits you best. A huge pro? These are easy party favors!
28. Sports Bottle
For this nice party favor idea, you may want to check in with the guests’ parents. Are the kids into exercise and sports at all and do they have a water bottle already? If everything sounds good, order them in bulk and you can decorate them for more style.
30. Bubble Gum Dispensers
All kids are bubble gum lovers, and they will go crazy over these tiny treat holders. Customize your dispensers with gumballs that match your decorations and what the kids have fun!
31. Fun Snack Bag
Complete your party with a themed snack bag that includes little treats related to your party theme! If having a camping party, add s’mores to your birthday goodie bags. Another cheap DIY goodie bag idea is to stuff it with some party favor candy or make it a goodie bag with toys! These yummy birthday party favor bags will add a special touch to your post-party goodbyes.
32. Flower Seeds
Tiny seed packets are the perfect eco friendly party favors for tea parties or garden-themed events! You can add your own custom party favor labels and pick any kind of seed you want, and the best part is they’re usually under a dollar each!
33. Party Playlist
Get your little guests dancing around with a mix of their favorite tunes! Curate a playlist with kid-friendly songs and easily create your own labels and CD covers. Guaranteed they will be listening to it on repeat!
34. Candy Kabob
Say goodbye to your guests with a bunch of sweets! Directions on how to make your own eye-catching candy kabobs are on Catch My Party. Enjoy!
35. Unicorn Bath Bombs
These creative party favors are magical! Etsy seller Snazzie Bombs has these adorable sparkling bath bombs at about $2 each. They won’t break your budget and will make your party even more memorable!
These were the top 35 best kids party favors you can use for your next kids celebration. They are Covid-19 friendly, exciting for kids, and simple yet classic ideas you can work with. Hopefully you found these ideas helpful and easy-to-use. Good luck to you and your next party favor endeavor!
Written by Chelsea Jung
Co-Author Matvei Mozhaev / Graziella Monteiro