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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

diy 1st birthday 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.

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

gerber baby food 1st birthday party favor

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


Animal Cracker Packs

via karaspartyideas.com

Kara’s Party Ideas decided to have a circus themed party, and we love her DIY animal cracker party favors. Totally simple, and do able on a budget, these gifts stay on theme while also giving your guests a little something to enjoy and remember your party by!


Adopt a Dog

via spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com

What a better way to have an animal themed party than let your guests “adopt” an animal as their parting gift! Space Ships and Laser Beams even made cute little adoption certificates for every guest so that they can officially become the owner of their stuffed pal.



via partyblog.mygrafico.com

What little kids don’t love bubbles? For that matter, does anyone not love bubbles? Party Blog had the right idea for their birthday party. Of course you could make your own bubble mix (water and dish soap of course) and place it in some cutesy containers, but you could also buy a jumbo pack of bubbles and print your own label to remind your guests of the fun they had at your party.


Monster Goodie Bags

via catchmyparty.com

Your little monster and their friends will get a kick out of these monster goodi bags from Catch My Party! You can load your bags up with whatever you want candy or even something special for each guest.


Sometimes Going the Simple Route is Better

custom favor table for 1st birthday party favors

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.

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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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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