Most children’s birthday party favors have a play life of five minutes and will inevitably collect at the bottom of toy bins and later in landfills. With my son’s 4th birthday party coming up, I was brainstorming for party favors that are more environmentally friendly and/or have a longer play life. Here are 5 children’s birthday party favors that last (hopefully!) longer than 5 minutes.
1. Hape Bamboo Roleplay Toy Vehicle – This is what I ended up getting as party favors for my son’s birthday party. I found these in a local toy store and liked that they are made of durable and renewable bamboo and are made from non-toxic and child safe materials. They appear to be well made and are fun to collect!
Admittedly, these bamboo cars are more suited for a boy’s birthday party. I even considered getting these Hape bamboo animals, which are equally adorable and collectable.
2. Gift certificate to the local ice cream parlor
5. DIY molded crayons – I got this idea from Homemade by Jill. Give all the broken and unused crayons (from restaurants) new life by melting them in candy molds and making new crayons in shapes of race cars and flowers.
What are your favorite children’s party favors? I would love to have more ideas for next year. Please share in the comments section below.
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