We’ve all been there. You leave a birthday party with a kid who is hopped up on sugar and, as they excitedly play with the cheap plastic crap that they found in their goodie bag, the inevitable happens — it breaks.
Cue the tears, drama and sugar crash. You try to apease them by stuffing a generic, high fructose corn syrup laden candy in their mouth while you silently curse the parents who just graciously entertained your kid for two hours.
And all the while, you’re probably thinking “Why am *I* the one who had to buy the freaking gift?”
To be fair, I’ve been the parent on the other side of the fence, too. I spend so much time planning every last detail about the party itself that I find myself tossing lame party favor items into my cart at Walmart at 11pm the night before the big event. And I hate myself a little bit for it.
In reality, party favors don’t have to be super time-consuming or expensive and they’re a really nice way to thank people for helping your kid celebrate his or her birthday. Plus, there’s an added benefit to knowing that you’ve totally one-upped the other parents in at least one area. Am I right?
While I love this article (and totally agree with the sentiment), most of the favor ideas are funny but not very practical. I put together a few ideas that just might make you the favorite parent to both your kid’s friends and their parents.
Check out my ideas for some creative and unique party favors below and then start planning your next party!
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