Is your son or daughter a Shrek fan? If so, you may want to consider throwing your little darling a Shrek themed birthday party this year. As a former special events planner, I happen to have a few Shrek themed party favor ideas that I am willing to share. Here they are:
Every Shrek fan knows the film series’ principal characters including Princess Fiona. She spent a good deal of her life waiting for a kiss from her one true love, who just happened to be Shrek. With that said, you may want to use princess apparel and accessories as party favors.
Based on my experience, most major party supply shops sell a wide array of tiaras and magic wands that would suffice. You might even want to consider purchasing paper, prism crowns and letting the kids decorate them as part of a party activity. Depending on where you decide to shop, a dozen princess tiaras will tend to cost you $11. A dozen magic wands, on the other hand, tend to sell for $14.
Shrek School Supplies
In my opinion, Shrek school supplies also make great birthday party favors. I’d suggest that you consider purchasing Shrek Pencils ($1 per dozen) and Shrek Stickers ($3). You may also want to consider throwing a box of crayons and a homemade Shrek coloring book into the mix.
In order to make the Shrek coloring book, you’ll need to print off a few Shrek coloring pages. There are many different websites that offer free Shrek coloring pages. Once you have your coloring pages printed, simply staple them in between two sheets of green card stock or construction paper.
Would you rather hand out edible, Shrek themed party favors? If so, you have several options to choose from. For starters, there are confectionary and restaurant supply shops that sell Shrek Lollipop Molds and cookie cutters for less than $3 each. You could use the molds to create your own Shrek themed treats. Other edible options include sculpturing Shrek themed figurines out of marzipan. If you have never worked with marzipan before, there are many different websites that offer marzipan recipes and tips.
Last but not least, you may want to hand out a few Shrek themed toys. Inexpensive options include Shrek Yo-Yos ($5), kazoos and miniature, swamp themed figurines. Green, miniature bottles of bubbles are also worthy of consideration. In my experience, the bubbles bottles ($7 per 48 bottles) look great plain or decorated with Shrek stickers.
Killeen Gonzalez has a degree in hotel and restaurant management. She is a former special events planner.
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