If it's your kid's birthday party and you don't want to fill up a plastic bag with little plastic toys and Tootsie Rolls, there are fun, practical, and eco-friendly alternatives to typical party favors. Unfortunately, a lot of items marketed as a green party favor are prohibitively expensive. Who can afford to spend $7 on a wooden toy car for each kid? Before you know it, you'll be spending over $100 on party favors! My ideas are much cheaper. Plus, the kids will love them and they're not too expensive, either!
1. A craft. It's a party activity AND something fun to take home. For my son's party, we bought plain tote bags and fabric markers. Kids can reuse the bag over and over again, so it's useful, too! Another fun idea is decorating pillow cases...especially if it's a slumber party!
2. A book. Little Golden Books are a perfect party favor! They're inexpensive, but they have classic titles that we grew up reading, like The Poky Little Puppy, to more modern tales starring favorite characters, like Thomas the Tank Engine. ... read more