DIY 1st Birthday Party Favors Ideas

As with all things party related, we love to opt for going the DIY route rather than buying something impersonal. 


To inspire your inner DIYer, we found a few DIY first birthday party favor ideas you can easily make to give out your baby’s bash.

Party favors at a first birthday party may not be appreciated by the birthday baby, but that doesn’t mean you should skip out on this cute party feature all together. Parents and older siblings would love to take home something unique and customized to remember your baby’s big birthday bash.

Pot of Gold Favors

Perfectly Us threw this first birthday party for their sweet little girl. A rainbow theme bash is always a popular theme for a first birthday. And playing along with the theme a little, they incorporated a little end-of-the-rainbow magic as their favors.

diy 1st birthday pot of gold favors

Bundling gold candies into baggies with custom ties, they created “pot of gold” party favors that goes with this theme so perfectly.

Baby “Food” for the Grown Ups

Kroma Design Studio featured this totally cute idea perfect for a first birthday party favor.

gerber baby food 1st birthday party favor

Customizing Gerber baby food jars with decorative labels, you can add any kind of candy or sweet fillings to these glass jars and hand them out as your party favors.

Sometimes Going the Simple Route is Better

If your party theme is really unique or you’re just not sure what a creative favor could be to match it, go the simple route. By taking your theme colors, you can create a DIY favor bar with matching candies and sweet treats for guests to assemble their own party favors.

custom favor table for 1st birthday party favors

This beautiful mint green and pink party featured on Pretty My Party had white gift bags with a custom tag for guests to fill in with treats they preferred from the spread.

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