My philosophy on party favors is that I like to give the guests something useful rather than something that is going to end up in the bottom of some basket a day later. The price of party favors can add up, so I like to spend my money on things the kids are going to use.
If I can, I like to find ornaments for favors that match the party theme. My mom and grandma started a tradition for my sisters and me when we were babies, giving us a different Christmas ornament or two each year so that when we had our own Christmas tree, we would have ornaments from our childhood to fill the tree. In turn, I think it is fun to give an ornament as a special memento that when the kids pull them out each year to put on the Christmas tree, they have memories of their birthdays. I found these ornaments at Kohl's last Christmas on super-duper clearance (plus my 30% off - LOVE Kohl's!)
What kids doesn't like to play with chalk? I purchased an economy pack of chalk and broke it down into "individual servings" for each of the kids using cello bags. I think you could package pencil shavings in a cello bag, add ribbon and it would look lovely :) I adore cello bags! For the chalk, I topped each bag with the printable paper from my carnival printable package from Dimpleprints. The tags are from Anders Ruff. I added a ticket behind the tags, and voila, a cute carnival prize!
(As a side note, yes I am a printables junkie. I usually use two or three sets per party because I can never narrow it down! There are too many talented graphics designers out there!)
I am just loving this carnival party!
This weekend we are finally having our Trailer Bash. I am looking forward to a night out with my adult friends! It has been a long few months and we could all use a good laugh or two! Have a great weekend!