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10 BRILLIANT alternative party bag ideas to give out at your kids birthday party!

Alternative party bag ideas

We’ve got 10 of the best party favour ideas for kids birthday parties and they’re all so good… you might not want to give them away at all!

Party Favour Ideas – Mini Gardening Kit

Send your guest off home after the party with a mini gardening kit – you’ll need

  • Mini plant pot (buy these in multipacks from Amazon or garden centres)
  • Packet of seeds each
  • Mini bag of compost (just buy a big bag and tip into ziplock bags for each child)
  • Little decorative item – like windmills or plant name stick.
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Party Favour Ideas – Dreamy Hot Chocolate

To make up a mini hot chocolate gift for each child – you’ll need

  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate flakes or edible sparkles
  • Chocolate stirrer
  • You could add a mason jar mug – pick these up fairly cheaply from shops like The Range.

Party Favour Ideas – Mini Books

It’s a super lovely idea to send your mini guests home with a story book. Look out for book bargains throughout the year and store them away ready to use as party favours.

Party Favour Ideas – Teddy Bears

Sending each child home with a little teddy bear is adorable! We love this idea from Niki at Play and Learn Everyday – the perfect end to a super cute first birthday party!

Party Favour Ideas – Custom Pin Badges

A beautiful custom pin badge with the same theme as your party is something your little party guests will just love!
Also, these beautiful custom pin badges are super versatile and can be used to decorate hats, sweatshirts and backpacks and are a great little party memory!

Party Favour Ideas – Mini Craft Envelope

Create a mini craft envelope for each of your mini guests – your little one could even personalise these ready for giving away to their friends! So grab yourself a pack of envelopes and get busy – things to include could be…

  • a few sheets of paper
  • a glue stick
  • stickers
  • glitter
  • craft shapes
  • sparkly paper
  • goggly eyes
  • washi tape

You could even theme these to match your party! Themes like monsters, unicorns, space would all make fab mini craft kits.

Party Favour Ideas – mini artist kit

Grab yourself a multipack of notepads and mini boxes of crayons – tie them in bundles with a handmade thank-you tag and you’re done!

Party Favour Ideas – hula hoops

Kids just LOVE hula hoops! And you can pick them up in multipacks on Amazon or for just a few pounds a hoop in supermarkets. These make a great little treat to give away to your mini guests and they’ll just LOVE them.

Just weigh out the ingredients for a simple cookie or cake recipe and pack them into paper bags – decorate each bag with the child’s name. Easy and delicious!

Party Favour Ideas – wand making kit

A mini make your own wand kit is perfect as a kids party treat! Use paper bags and fill each one with wand making essentials! These are great for magical, Halloween, unicorn, fairies or Harry Potter themed parties.

  • Paper bags – one with stars on would be cool
  • Craft sticks
  • Streamers
  • Star shaped cards
  • Mini glue stick
  • Glitter
  • Gold stickers

Party Favours…. for the parent!

We LOVE that Helen from Twins, Tantrums & Cold Coffee thought about the parents with this party favour! Gifting her guests a little mesh bag with a can of G&T and mini chocolates – Helen we want to come to all your parties!

Loads more ideas for family celebrations here!

Traditional Party Bag Fillers

If you like to keep with the traditional party bag theme then we’ve got literally hundreds of ideas for what to fill the loot bags with. Including great plastic free options! Grab the party bag fillers list here.

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