It's not very difficult really, to decide what to give away as party favors. Kids generally like everything they get. However, there are few things that you need to keep in mind. First, when you're talking about favors for kids, don't give them anything fragile. Second, make sure you give the same favor to every child present at the party, unless the favors are divided according to genders. Third, make sure that the favors look good. Even if they score a little less for utility, it's fine. But, they have to look good. Let's see our options now.
7 Unique Favor Ideas for Kids
Though we generally assume that children don't like books, truth is, they do. It all depends on the type of book. You have books that deal with word games and number games. Though comic books are a huge hit, you can also try puzzle books to make the favor look different. But yes, kids love their super heroes the most; more than words and numbers. If the kids are a little older, you can give them limited editions.
These might be a bit expensive but movie DVDs are something the children are going to drool over. They surely won't forget your party for a really long time. You can consider this option if the number of children coming to your party is less. It becomes a little affordable then. You can either gift a movie that is a favorite among children, or a movie that is recent. Latest movies are always a better option as kids are bound to have a copy of all their favorite movies in the past.
Glow bands are available in plenty and also in a huge variety. These are very famous as accessories. Kids love showing them off at parties and gatherings. They can wear them at the party as soon as you give it to them. Since glow bands come cheap, you can combine them with another inexpensive favor. For example, you can give each kid a book and a glow band.
Your kid must be telling you who the current, favorite musician is among all the children. Give a music album of that star as a party favor. Trust me, the children are going to love it. It's like you are giving them their favorite star to take home. These can be a bit expensive again, but then you do want your party to be a hit, don't you?
Cookie jars can be made at home as well. You can look for cookie recipes and make them yourself. This will give a personal touch to the party favor. Go hunt for some funny looking jars and fill them up with cookies you've made. Don't all children have a sweet tooth? Want to make it better? Write the child's name on the jar!
Choose from board/card games such as Uno, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, or Monopoly and Scrabble for the little older ones. There are another hundred dozen available in the market which you can choose from. Ask your kid which is the current favorite and make your job simpler. All you have left to do then is just go buy the board game and you have your favor ready.
If you are planning to have a theme party, you can give away anything, absolutely anything that will go along with the theme. For example, if you are having a pirate theme, you can give away things such as models of ships, pirate hats, bands, etc.
Asking your kid what he'll want to give other children as favors will make your job easier, simpler, and quicker.