We might be living in the digital age now, but traditional children’s parties aren’t going anywhere. They can be fun and chaotic, and you might need a good event insurance in case something happens to the party area.
For children’s parties in the Philippines, party favors are expected. Usually, novelty items and cheap plastic toys, most of which are made to be easily disposable are given. In the end, these party favors gets trashed just as quickly as they’ve been opened.
So instead of going with the status quo of ordering a couple of barely articulated toys and bootleg sticker sets, why not think of ways to spice up that loot bag a bit? Listed below are excellent ideas that are great for the kids.
A pack of cookies is like a huge paycheck to a kid’s eye, even more if it’s fragrant and filled with chocolate chips. Baked goodies are an excellent substitute for plastic-wrapped candies. Aside from familiar sweets, you can also bake some delicious treats with healthy ingredients mixed into them (like say fruit tarts or wheat muffins). Do your best to wrap the goods with an eco-friendly and biodegradable wrapping as these will be consumed at once.
Instead of the usual plastic bags with fun cartoon characters, make the switch
in and use reusable colored tote bags. The use of tote bags has been a rising trend as a reusable shopping bag. But if you’re feeling quirky, there are other alternatives to try like woven sacs or recycled boxes.
Introduce the kids to the world of literature by giving away books. A picture-filled origami book or an educational story book can end up as a valuable party favor even parents will appreciate.
In today’s age, wooden toys may seem a bit peculiar, especially since they’re more expensive and less common than plastic toys. But beyond the price tag, wooden toys are products of nature, refined through craft and made safe for toddlers. As a natural material, discarded wooden toys break down easier in landfills compared to plastic. They don’t contain chemicals commonly found in plastic toys like PVC. Of course, while the base material is safe, its other elements may not be. Make sure that the toy you are buying isn’t completely covered in lead paint.
Colorful Friendship Bracelets
What better way to celebrate the occasion than by giving your kid’s friends adorable bracelets? These trinkets are usually eye-catching, and they come in either multi-colored hemp cords or packed as strings & beads. You can give them to the kids pre-crafted or have them craft the bracelets themselves via DIY packs.
Tiny plants might not mean much to a child, but there’s a chance they would appreciate it once they’re back home. This is the eco-friendliest party favor option, with plant choices ranging from flower bulbs to baby cacti, though the latter isn’t recommended for children. These are usually 2-4 inches in size and receivers are encouraged to plant them on the ground or at a larger container.
Birthday parties can be fun and messy, but they can also be eco-friendly. Just because you are preparing it for a children’s party does not mean that you have to do the bare minimum. Do your part for the betterment of the world, even if it is just for one tiny get together. Who knows, it might even be the reason for your child to remember it as the best birthday party in his life.