Planning your child’s birthday party can be an ordeal, especially when your kid is still fairly little. You need to decide if there’s going to be a theme, send out invitations to his or her classmates, order a cake, buy party decorations, collect the RSVPs and of course, put together goodie bags.
By the time you get to the party favors, you’re out of ideas. You have to cater to kids with a wide variety of interests. Some love unicorns, while others are huge Avengers fans. The two do not usually like both unicorns and Batman, though you do sometimes see exceptions. A Batman fan might not like the unicorn sidewalk chalk you give out as party favors. If you’re going to have your child’s entire class at the party, you’ll want some universal gifts that’ll please the majority of your children’s guests and not annoy their parents too much.
We rounded up the best birthday party favors for young kids that’ll amuse and entertain them for hours. They’ll be running home with their gift bags, telling their parents how awesome your kid’s party was. You’ll feel a glimmer of pride and self-satisfaction knowing that you succeeded, and then you’ll get back to parenting the birthday boy or girl, who just sugar-crashed from having too much cake and ice cream.
Among our picks, there are cute stitched masks, extra fun balloons and brain-teasers that’ll occupy kids’ attention for hours.
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1. TEEHOME Animal Felt Masks Party Favors
Add an extra element to your child’s birthday with these animal masks. The kids will feel like they’re playing dress-up with these 24 animal masks. Whether they’re a raccoon or elephant, kids will be happy with these brightly colored, well-sewn masks. These masks also provide a mini-educational lesson. Kids can guess what animal the mask represents and learn more about them throughout the party. The masks have elastic bands and have been tested on kids’ and adults’ heads, so that means mom and dad can join in the fun with the birthday child. There are three different mask set options, including animals, Paw Patrol and superheroes.
2. Punch Balloons Party Favors for Kids
It’s no secret that kids love balloons, and they might love punch balloons more than your average helium, floating balloons. Kids will be thrilled to find a punch balloon in their goodie bags at the end of your child’s party. These 18-inch balloons are pop-resistant and made from eco-friendly latex. The rubber band at the end of the balloon allows kids to snap them and “bounce” the balloon off of their hand, thus creating hours of fun. These balloons are available in packs of 12 or 24 and a variety of neon colors.
3. Neliblu Fun Puzzle Balls
Brightly colored brain-teasers from Neliblu make great party favors. It’ll keep kids who have problems focusing on a task entertained. Some puzzles will be easier to solve than others. Parents might need to help their little one out depending which puzzle they get in the goodie bag. The brain-teasers can be put back together by an adult after your child solves them and reused for long car trips. These toys are packaged individually, so they’re easy to place in birthday party gift bags.