In my opinion, camping is an all-around, fun theme that would be perfect for a child’s birthday party. If you are planning on using the theme for your child’s party, you may want to check out a few of my camping themed party favor ideas. Here they are:
Are you looking for an inexpensive, camping themed party favor? If so, you may want to consider handing out s’mores kits. All that is needed to make the kits are chocolate bars, marshmallows, graham crackers, instruction cards, wooden skewers and tin tie bags. A bag of 100 bamboo skewers tends to cost less than a $1 from most restaurant supply stores. A box of 100 tin tie bags from a specialty paper supplier tends to cost $17. A case of 200 individually wrapped graham crackers ($24), a case of snack sized chocolate bars ($30) and a large bag of marshmallows ($2) will lighten your wallet by an additional $56. If you want to get really creative, you may also want to consider attaching a cute, camping themed decoration to one end of each skewer in order to dress it up a bit.
A trail kit would also make a super, camping themed party favor. In order to make the kits, you’ll need tin tie bags, individual bags of trail mix ($8 per dozen), compasses ($6 per dozen), water bottles ($7 per case of 24) and water bottle holder straps ($6 per dozen). You might also want to throw in a pair of binoculars ($15 per dozen), a homemade map and a miniature flashlight ($6 per dozen). I’d also recommend that you consider creating special labels and use them to decorate the water bottles. The labels could feature a photo of the birthday child with the words, “thank-you for sharing in my special day,” positioned underneath it.
Remember how much fun it was to pop a pan full of Jiffy Pop over a campfire and share ghost stories? Well, why not create a campfire kit party favor that includes those elements? In order to make the kits, you’ll need a case of Jiffy Pop pans, campfire storybooks, homemade fire starters and a case of gift bags. I would suggest saving a few bucks by making your own campfire storybooks. It’s easy to do. Just use your computer to type up a few ghost stories print them out and staple them between two sheets of card stock. As far as the homemade fire starters go, they are easy to make as well. There are several articles online that provide instructions on how to make various types of fire starters using household items.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys summer sports and recreation. She is a former special events planner.
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