Logically, we know kids are born year-round, but does it ever feel like you get in an endless loop of birthday parties? And with that comes countless little toys and favours that quickly lose... well, favour. We’re determined to mix it up, and have put together a list of the best creative and sustainable party favours for your next celebration.
Make painting the pot part of the party fun (we’re a little dizzy from all that alliteration) and send them home with seeds to plant once their pot is dry. Bonus points if the paint is water-based.
A perfect idea for our hot Okanagan summers, reusable water balloons are available in a number of styles.
DIY Bath Bombs are a kid-friendly project that is easily done at home with only a few ingredients. Eco-friendly bath bomb recipe
Skip the plastic wrap, and get right to homemade treats. Popcorn and cookies are popular homemade treats to send little guests home with, but make sure to ask about any allergies beforehand.
Bonus points if it’s edible! Ditch the pre-made stuff for chocolate or juice-dyed play dough for entertainment you can eat! Play-dough recipe
Look for small wooden toys or puzzles that are an excellent alternative to plastic. Quality pieces can be costly, so don’t feel like you need to supplement them with other items.
A personalized touch that requires some planning ahead of time, a friendship bracelet is a wonderful way for your child to show their appreciation of their friends.
19 easy friendship bracelet patterns for beginners
Get use out of the little nubs of crayons in your craft cupboard by melting them down and making your own crayons. Easy to make in fun shapes, the kids will love how the colours swirl together.
Available in so many different patterns and colours, you’ll easily be able to fit reusable straws that go along with your party or colour theme.
Tagging on to the above, use a reusable snack bag as the goodie bag, and fill it with your favourite sustainable small items.