A garden party is a fun way to celebrate spring and summer. Finish off the party with a fun themed favor for the guests. Here are some garden-themed gifts that work well for a kids’ party.
A natural option is to send the guests home with flowers. You can give them cut flowers from the table arrangements, or potted flowers that will last longer. If you opt for potted plants, let them pot them at the party. Buy a flower pot for each guest. You can buy decorative pots or let the kids decorate them at the party. Buy flower seedlings or seeds. Let the kids fill the pots with soil and plant the flowers.
Don’t want to mess around with potting actual plants or seeds at the party? Send the kids home with some seed paper. You bury the whole piece of paper, which has seeds embedded in it. The seeds sprout and grow. You can write a thank you message on the paper so it doubles as the party thank you.
Kids love to help water plants. This favor idea gives the kids their very own watering cans to use at home. Choose a small watering can. Larger cans get heavy when full of water and are difficult for kids to hold. Look for a watering can with a fun decoration on it.
Another fun gardening accessory to use as a party favor is a pair of gardening gloves. You can find kids’ gardening gloves almost anywhere that has gardening supplies. Look for colorful, fun designs that appeal to kids.
If the party guests enjoy gardening, send them home with their own tools. Look for inexpensive hand tools for the garden. You can often find tools designed for kids that are brightly colored.
Bugs and gardens go hand-in-hand. Bugs are often an essential helper in the garden. Encourage kids to explore bugs with a bug catcher. They are often available at the dollar store. Include a small magnifying glass with the bug catcher so the kids can get a close view of the insects.
An outdoor garden party can get toasty, especially during the summer. Buy some fun hand fans for the party guests. They’ll feel fancy with fans that open and close. Plus they can keep themselves cool at the party.
Butterflies are always a hit with kids. Instead of sending kids home with real butterflies, find some sort of trinket or toy with a butterfly on it. A butterfly key chain or necklace is an example.