Party favors are something that you either love or hate, both as the party planning parent and the guest parent. I am on the love side of the argument, but I do not like the cheapy throw-away stuff!
I really try my best to choose party favors that have these criteria:
Here are some party favor ideas that fit the criteria for the youngest of guests – Baby to 2 years old!
Babies and parents love books! And you can generally find a board book to fit just about every theme. They are relatively inexpensive and provide hours (if not years) of enjoyment for the kiddos. Wrap up the book in a little ribbon with a tag and you have an awesome favor for the little ones! This one was my daughter’s favorite book as a baby!
Rattle toys come in all shapes and sizes and with a little research, you might be able to find one that goes with the party theme!
These car keys would be the cutest party favor idea for babies at a car-themed party. A quick Amazon search should give you lots of options at all prices.
Finding a stuffed toy that matches the theme is pretty easy. If you are a crafty person you can even make them. Of course, make sure they are baby safe – no eyes that will pop off or anything cheaply made.
This is a little bit different idea but I promise it would be a hit!
If you are having an animal-themed party or any more common theme, you could give each of the little ones a fun-shaped balloon to take home. They last forever (it seems like) and little ones love balloons!
My daughter got the cutest pig balloon at a friend’s 1st birthday party and she loved it!! An out-of-the-box idea but fun!
If all else fails you can always find a yummy treat that the little ones enjoy. Applesauce pouches, baby puffs, or yogurt melts – enjoyed by all!
Keeping your guests in mind when choosing a party favor is always appreciated by parents. When I know there are going to be kids of all ages at a party – I will get different favors for the different age groups.
At my kiddo’s joint bug birthday party (O was turning 4, V was turning 2) – I made small bug crochet toys for the babies, larger bug stuffies for the 2-year-olds, and got bug boxes with plastic bugs for the 4 years olds. They all worked with the theme and were appropriate for the ages.
Check back next month for party favor ideas for preschoolers – age 3 to 5!
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