5 Great Party Favors for Kids


There are so many things to think about when planning a party for your child. Making sure there are things to keep kids busy, that the invitations go out in time, and the cake gets ordered. It’s also fun to put together party favors for everyone to take home. When planning party favors, you’ll want to think about what’s appropriate for the kids who are coming to the party. What worked last year may not this year. You could also have a theme party. According to Anne Chertoff atHuffington Post, science-themed parties are the new ‘Frozen’. Maybe your child would like to have a grown up tea party or a race car theme. Whatever you decide, here are 5 great party favor ideas to get you started.

1-Homemade Glitter Slime

So fun and easy to make! You can get the birthday kid to help you with this one. You’ll need the following:

1 bottle Elmer’s Glitter Glue (you can use plain if you don’t want glitter)

1 cup water

1 teaspoon Borax

1 tablespoon water

Mix 1 teaspoon Borax and 1 Cup water together. Pour all the glue from the bottle into a bowl. Add the 1 tablespoon of water and stir. This will make the glue more flexible. Now add the water and Borax mixture and work the glue together. This is fun to do with your hands. The slime starts to form right away. So cool!

2-Tea Bag Party Favors

A simple white paper bag becomes a giant tea bag ready to fill with goodies. You can add toy cups and saucers, costume jewelry and white gloves. This site has more ideas for a fun dress up tea party theme.

3-Decorate Flashlights

Perfect for sleepover parties! Buy a flashlight for each child so they can decorate it themselves. You can use paint pens, stickers, glue on jewels, colored duct tape, and paint. Don’t forget the batteries!


Who doesn’t love bubbles? You can even buy plain plastic bottles to decorate and fill with homemade bubble solution. To make homemade bubble solution just add 6 cups water to a container. Then carefully add 1 cup of dish soap and stir gently. Try not to let it foam as you stir. Measure 1 tablespoon of glycerin or 1/4 cup of corn syrup and add it to the container. Stir until combined and pour into your bottles.

5-Sidewalk chalk

There’s a huge variety of sidewalk chalk these days and it’s fun for so many ages. You can get neon, glow-in-the-dark, stripes, and swirls. Wrap each piece of chalk in waxed paper and twist the ends like a piece of candy.