Summer Kids Birthday Party Favor

I made this cute kids birthday party favor for a summer birthday, and the children (and parents) loved it! It's full of useful summertime items, rather than the usual plastic trinkets given at parties.

kids birthday party favor

As I said, this is not your typical "loot bag." The items in it may be a bit more than you usually spend for a kids party favors, but if you watch for sales over time, you can make them on the cheap!

Items You'll Need:

  • Sand bucket
  • Metallic marker
  • Summer essentials (see below)
  • Clear basket wrap bag
  • Ribbon


1. Offer Personalized birthday party favors by writing the child's name in metallic (or other) marker on the side of the sand bucket. A kid loves to get things with their name on it! I wrote "Thanks for coming to my party" and my child's name on the bottom.

2. Fill the bucket with fun summer items, such as:

  • Sunglasses
  • Beach balls
  • Rubber bands for hair
  • Flip flops
  • Bubbles
  • Squirt guns
  • Liquid freeze-pops
  • Silly string
  • Glow Sticks

It you're on a budget, shop at the Dollar Store or watch for end of season sales and tuck things away until summer.

3. When the bucket is full, wrap and clear basket wrap around it, and close with a ribbon.

Note: If this idea is too expensive to give to every child, you could use it as a prize for one of the games.

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