Has Austin, Pablo, Tasha, Uniqua and Tyrone of “The Backyardigans” captured your preschoolers’ attention? Is their admiration for the group already gone to the extreme? If so, you may want to ponder the idea of hosting a “Backyardigans” themed party for them this year. Based on my experience, there are a lot of items that would make great party favors for a “Backyardigans” themed event. Here’s a brief rundown on a few of my favorites:
Jump Rope and Bubbles
“The Backyardigans” Jump Rope is one of my favorite items to use as a party favor because it will get the kids moving. It also tends to retail for less than $1, which makes it easy on a party planner’s budget. The kids seem to like it because of the handles. They feature full-color images of the series’ characters.
Because the jump ropes are so inexpensive, I’d also suggest pairing them with a bottle of “The Backyardigans” Bubble Mix and a box of sidewalk chalk. Each one typically sells for less than $1 through select specialty retailers like Party City.
I also like to hand out lollipops because they are economical, easy to make and generally well-received by most kids. With that said, there are a handful of retailers that sell “The Backyardigans” lollipop molds for $4 to $5 apiece. The mold that I am most familiar with creates all five of “The Backyardigans.” You can usually find it available for sale on the Molds-n-More website.
Would you rather give your guests a useful and homemade party favor? Well then, you may want to consider whipping up a batch of “Backyardigans” tote bags. Oriental Trading often sells a case of 24 polyester tote bags for $32. In most instances, the company will personalize the bags with a commemorative birthday greeting for no extra fee.
When you do get the bags, I’d suggest customizing them even further by adding an iron-on transfer of “The Backyardigans” to each one. You could opt to make your own iron-on transfers with iron-on transfer paper or purchase ready-made ones through specialty retailers. Either way, each iron-on transfer is likely to cost you $2.
Beanie Babies and Books
If you are working with a substantial budget, you may want to consider handing out “Backyardigans” Beanie Babies. Each one is roughly 8 inches long and sells for $6 to $8, depending on the retailer. Most kids seem to love them. Of course the downside to buying them is the price.
Rings and Stickers
“The Backyardigans” Cupcake Rings and stickers would make great gifts too. They are also a lot easier on the pocketbook than some of the other party favors available. On average, a dozen cup cake rings tend to sell for $3. As far as the stickers go, you may expect to fork over $2 for two sticker sheets. The stickers are typically full-color and 2 inches tall. You can generally purchase each one through most major party supply shops.
Source: Personal Experience
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