I am not a huge fan of party favors (goodie bags), so for Little Bear’s first birthday I wanted to do something a little different and something that would not get tossed in the garbage as soon as the kids get home for his construction party. I would rather not give out goodie bags then send kids home with cheap toys that are just going to break within a day. If you are going to spend your money on putting together a goodie bag it might as well be something that the kids can play with long term, be useful or have some fun creating something with.
Luckily having a Construction Party theme I had lots to work with! To hold all of the “goodies” I didn’t just want to use a plan old bag, instead I got construction aprons from my local Home Depot store (also one of Hubby’s favorite places in the world!). Not only could the kids decorate them with fabric markers as a craft for the party, but the pockets of the aprons were the perfect storage place for the take home treats.
So what did I include for the Construction Party Favors?
After our mega Playmais building session during the party, not only did they get to take home their creations, but also a Playmais Goodie Bag Box to continue the fun at home. These mini kits come in many varieties and you can build everything from a sea horse to a prince or princess.
Kids have endless hours of fun creating and building with Play-Doh. In our Construction Party Goodie Bags I included 3 mini tubs of Play-Doh. I also had some toys left over from Halloween that I tucked in as well, I figured these mini figurines could act as characters in whatever creations the kids built with the Play-Doh.
We all know that construction can be a messy job, so everyone received a Bath Time Buddies soap to help clean up after a hard day at work. These cute animal shaped soaps are made by my favourite soap store: From the Blue House with Love.
When you are a construction worker you have to make sure that you are always being safe! I made up some Bob The Builder Hard Hats for the kids to play with. I picked up plain orange plastic hard hats at my local Party supply store, and printed out pictures of Bob The Builder onto sticker labels using my HP Photosmart printer. Then I just stuck them on the hats and let the kids run wild!
Once the children had decorated their Home Depot construction aprons I collected them back up again, and quickly filled them while the party was going on. Once they were filled I placed them in a basket so that they were all ready to go at “Overtime”.
Both the kids and parents were impressed by the way the goodie bag was packaged, and heard a few excited statements of “We get to take them HOME!”. I hope the kids love playing, using their imagination and creating & building with their Construction Party Goodie Bags!