Planning a party is no easy task. No matter how simple you want it to be, there is always the core list of items that cannot be avoided. From the get-go there’s a decent list of things to do. Planning the timeline, location, food, cake, decorations, table supplies, other random supplies, gifts for the party kid, and a favor gift for the guest kids. Yep, I said “a favor gift”, not a party bag, or goodie bag; one gift for each kid.
The favor is an area where you can keep it simple. One small (or medium, if you only have a few guests) sized token of appreciation. Pick one item, purchase the number you think you’ll need, check that off your list.
It’s become the norm these days to do lute bags. It’s a great idea, particularly if all the items are to the theme of your party. Since the popularity of goodie bags, it feels like maybe the pressure is on…gotta have a bag full of teeny tiny toys. Honestly, I think one item is easier for the kids to appreciate. Kids practically live for random one off things! You know how it is, we could give them a shoe box or a hand full of feathers and they would find a way to make it fun.
It may take a little bit longer to decide on the one gift favor, but it’s easier to purchase and will save you time on putting things together and most likely it won’t need a bag.
Some ideas for simple single favors: Blind bags of all kinds! Personally I really like the Play Mobil bags. Hot Wheels, wands, masks, pirate patch or hat, personal size bag of kinetic sand, book of jokes, fancy pens, smelly pencils, sketchbooks, kids watercolor paints, headbands, animal key chains, hats or crowns or tails.