As we are closing in on the Peach’s birthday, I wanted to take a look at one of the most popular and fun parts of children’s parties. Â Friends, it is all about the goody bag/party favors. Â It’s always nice to have a fun giveaway that fitsyour “theme”. Â I know, I know… sometimes goody bags can be a little bit of gilding the lily, but I think it is quite sweet to give kids a little bit of the party to take home with them. Â Even if it is just a cookie or a train engine, it can be a wonderful reminder months or every years after the party. Â I still use and have some party favors believe it or not!
I rounded up a few of my favorites to share with you. I hope they inspire you as much as they did me!
I’m very impressed with this wonderfully graphic and very fun nod Batman party favor bag from Just Jenn Rants & Raves.
I love the idea of giving away bubbles with personalized labels for summer birthday parties. The yellow is so happy and will be played with until the bottle is empty!
Coloring books make great party favors. Â And I’m particularly loving these terrific Little Red Riding Hood color book. Â That graphic is genius in its simplicity and beauty, no?
Now, these little suitcases are perfect for travel parties. Â This party favor is better than some of the gifts I’ve given in the past! Unbelievable adorable. Â From Little Frills via those party perfectionists, Hip Hip Hooray! And the Tinker Toy use is genius too! Â Hey, they have the same Lady Baltimore red suitcase I have for the Peach!
I’m going to be putting together the party favor bags tonight–all fun simple stuff–nothing too fancy or expensive. I’m thinking paper bag for mine.
My goal with this party is to spend no more than $75 on everything. So far so good. Â Food is basic–mac & cheese and I spent $25 on the goody bag stuff, and also bought $20 of used stuff that I’m refashioning for the party. And the Peach is wearing an outfit I bought used that I found in her closet. all that and a few five dollar bunches of flowers and I think we are good to go!
I must admit, I had grand schemes in place that have been simplified down a lot due to lack of time. But I’m OK with that–it’s a party–I just want the Peach to have fun with her friends! I’ve been plugging away at little crafty projects every night after the Peach goes down. Â But then sometimes I get nervous and overwhelmed–what if no one comes? What if all the kids have meltdowns? What if blah blah blah. Â Eh-just gotta roll with it. Which what parenting is all about anyway, right?
Wish me luck!