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Teen Party Favors That They’ll Use and are Inexpensive!

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!

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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.

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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!)
  • Vinyl – I use Oracal 651 for lotion jars and Cricut glitter vinyl for the glass glitter jars
  • Cricut or any cutting machine (perfect project for a Cricut Joy!) – click here for my ultimate resource of Cricut ideas

To add glitter to the glass jars, check out my step by step tutorial by clicking here

Design the names in Cricut Design Space and cut them with a Cricut and apply them to the jars.  

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.

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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.

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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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DIY Teen Favors

The following list of ideas for party guests are ones that you can make if you want to get crafty or if you have a Cricut or other electronic cutting machine!

I hope you found a teen party favor that will work for your party!

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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Paula Clough

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

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! 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! Hope that helps! Take care, Amy

Judith Hayes

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! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to