Hi Friends! I love throwing birthday parties and more than that I love throwing birthday parties on a budget!
I try to make most everything myself so I don’t have to break the bank celebrating my kiddos birthdays. As the kids get bigger, it’s harder to figure out a cheap and easy favor to give the guests.
I’m not a fan of the plastic junk toys so I always try to give them something personalized that they will use.
My daughter’s birthday was a few months ago and we came up with these cute and cheap DIY birthday teen party favors!
So today I thought I’d show you how to make these teen party favors and then go over some other fun ideas for goodie bags!
The birthday party favors are personalized glass jars filled with a luffa and body wash, but you could fill them with anything! And I love the idea that glass jars will be used when party favor bags just get thrown out.
These fun party favors would be great for bridal or baby showers too, the possibilities are endless.
Items Needed for DIY Teen Party Favors
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Glass Jars – I got mine from the Dollar Tree. If they don’t have them at yours, you can order a case of 24 and they will deliver them for free to your store.
Luffas – again I got mine in a 4 pack from the dollar tree
Little Bottles – I got theses ones from Amazon (click here)
Shower Gel – any kind. I picked up a big bottle from Marshall’s (great way to save money!)
I used Cricut glitter vinyl for these and it was not easy to work with:( I fought with it a lot and screamed at it a lot so if I were to do it again, I would not use the glitter vinyl… Lesson definitely learned!
For the little bottles, I cut out the name of the shower gel I used with vinyl and applied it to the bottles and added a little ribbon at the top.
Then I just poured in some of the big bottle into all of the little bottles.
That was it! I put the little bottle and luffa into the personalized glass jar (plus a few pieces of candy) and tied them in a cellophane bag to complete the teen party favors.
Cute, cheap, and hopefully something they can actually use, right? But what about some other party favor ideas?? Let’s take a look at some of the best party favors!
Teen Party Favors
Check out this list of cute party favors that you can switch up to suit any birthday party theme!
Some are DIY party favors since I'm a huge fan of personalized gifts, but I've also included other great ideas that you can just purchase!
If you love personalized favors, but not crafty, I'd recommend checking out Etsy, where you can get anything!
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This favor idea would be super cool for an astrology or constellation-themed party. You could make a sign with free images from Cricut Access. Ideal for smaller parties, because it would take a bit of time but kids would love them and they'd make a great keepsake!
Having scrunchies and hair ties come back in style opens up the door for easy favors for the special day! You can make simple fabric scrunchies using fabric scraps from craft stores or add school mascots or best friends to them with iron on vinyl.
The Dollar Store has great jars and containers that you can add all kinds of personalization. Make a jar filled with candy or other fun treats and add a saying or monogram to the top. Here's a fun idea for a Halloween party.
OH MY GOODNESS! I LOVE THESE :). I have a Cricut air 2 I'm new at it. Do you remember the font you used? I love it. Every time I make a craft the hardest part for me is finding the perfect font ugh it can be so time consuming I see all the amazing fonts online but never know the name of them or even find something that looks very similar.
Thanks so much for your posts and all the advice it really helps.
Leap of Faith Crafting
Wednesday 27th of December 2017
Hi Paula! Thank you for your kind words! I know, finding the perfect font is usually the hardest part! Wordmark.it helps a lot but it's still hard to choose! The font for the names I used is Lavanderia Sturdy. I think you can find it on dafont.com! Hope that helps! Take care, Amy
Friday 10th of March 2017
Great Job ! I Love the items. I'm always trying to do thing economical for my sorority. I got some great ideals now thanks
Leap of Faith Crafting
Friday 10th of March 2017
Thank you!! Yes, these are very economical and fun to make!
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