FUN CLUTTER-FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY FAVOURS
Clutter-free kids’ party favours are a growing trend that I am here for! Traditionally, kids’ birthday party favours tend to be made up of multiple small trinkets that are broken or forgotten in a day or two. If you want to break the tradition and give fun party favours that won’t end up clutter, these ideas are for you!
To be clear, I don’t think party favours or loot bags are required at birthday parties (or any other party). But if you DO want to include them in your celebration, these clutter-free kids’ party favours are great alternatives both kids AND parents will love. So, let’s get to them!
1) Clutter-Free Birthday Party Favour: Books
Books are one of my all-time favourite favour ideas and a go-to of mine for years. Based on the results of the informal poll of my Instagram followers, I’m not alone!
A great way to do this favour on a budget is to buy the books as part of a book set (I got many from my daughter’s class scholastic flyers). For younger kids especially, you can get the books for around $3.00-$5.00 each when purchased in sets.
2) Clutter-Free Birthday Party Favour: Gift Cards
Another option both myself and my Instagram followers love is gift cards. Kids feel special when they can “pay” for their own treat, so gift certificates are an excellent party favour. $5.00 to any of the following will make the day of any birthday party guest:
Ice Cream Shop
Tim Horton’s (or local donut shop)
3) Clutter-Free Birthday Party Favours: Arts & Crafts
This category can swerve into the land of clutter if you’re not careful, but generally, if the item can be used up, you should be safe! The following ideas make great favours:
A Colouring Book
Washi Tape; and
If you plan ahead, you can find great deals on these items, especially at back-to-school time or seasonal changes in store). For example, for my daughter’s art birthday party last year, I found the above pcitured watercolour paint set on clearance at Michaels for $5.00/per set!
4) Edible Treats
Kids LOVE treats, so you can never go wrong with some candy or favourite snacks as favours! If you’re not a fan of giving a bag full of candy, you can opt for a special or custom treat instead, like:
a Cupcake (or Cupcake ingredients in a jar with a recipe)
Hot Chocolate Bombs; and
These are single-serve items rather than a bunch of candy that will be consumed over days.
5) Seeds or Plants
Encourage a love of nature by giving each child a pack of seeds to plant in their own garden or a small potted plant.
6) Something Related to the Theme of the Party:
For my daughter’s recent birthday party at an escape room, the favours were a notebook we customized with each girl’s name (which I did myself with my Cricut and vinyl I already had) and a pen that writes in invisible ink. Because we bought each item in larger packages and divided them up amongst the guests, the total per guest was $5.00.
Not long ago, my daughter attended a birthday party where all the guests got their nails done, and the favour was a bottle of nail polish and a cute little nail file. She loved it!
Your imagination is your only limitation here. And if that fails you, there’s always Pinterest. I guarantee if you search your party theme, you’ll find lots of great ideas!
7) Other Clutter-Free Birthday Party Favour Ideas
Not falling directly under any of the above categories, here are a few more clutter-free birthday favour ideas for you:
Hair Scrunchies, Barrettes, Elastics
Personalized drinking glasses
Mad Libs; and
By choosing clutter-free party favours, you not only give children useful and fun items, but you also reduce waste and stop cluttering up the attendees’ homes, which their parents will love. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
And don’t forget these ideas aren’t limited to being party favours; they also make great clutter-free Valentine’s gifts, clutter-free Easter gifts, or clutter-free class gifts too! So, save this post to refer to for all your gift-giving occasions!
Do you have a clutter-free birthday party favour I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below. And if you enjoy this post, please share it!