Last updated on May 25th, 2022
If you’ve read our recent post about hosting your very own carnival party at home, then you might not be surprised by this follow-up piece. We covered a LOT in that article; everything from carnival party games to the prizes winners ought to receive. Our post today is going to take that last idea a little further, because we want to help you create carnival party favors that kids will love taking home with them after playing those amazing carnival party games. And don’t worry, like the main article, we aren’t here to do expensive or fancy today. Just something simple they can play with or eat to remind them of all the fun they had at your backyard carnival party! Ready to hear our 12 ideas? Then let’s jump right in!
1. Carnival Theme Temporary Tattoos for Kids
Since today’s post is all about keeping the carnival atmosphere alive for kids long after they’ve left the party, there’s no better place to start than with carnival theme temporary tattoos. This set has everything from circus tents to clowns, and trapeze artists to performing animals! Kids will love picking out their favourite images and wearing the temporary tattoo for a little while, carrying carnival magic with them wherever they go!
2. Carnival Theme Straw
A 24 pack of carnival theme straws might not be the first thing you’d think about, but purchasing these is a stroke of brilliance! These paper straws will mean they can sit back and relax at home and drink their favourite drink whilst remembering all the fun they had at the party. The designs of these are really fun too: clowns, seals, elephants, circus tents – everything is included here for the kids to enjoy!
3. Clown Nose carnival party favors
Of course, you can’t have carnival party favors without a clown nose! Kids will love wearing these red foam clown noses around the house when they get home, laughing and joking with their friends and family. It’s a simple idea, but one that will definitely remind them of the carnival party! And who knows? Maybe you’ll inspire them to become a clown themselves one day! A kid can dream, right?
4. Sparkly Mesh Stress Balls
These sparkly mesh stress balls are perfect in circus carnival party favors because they’re so bright and colourful! Carnivals are all about bright lights and beautiful colours, and these stress balls have them both! The LED lights inside create a multi-colour light show with every squeeze. This makes this gift perfect for a party favour because it helps kids deal with stress AND it’s beautiful to look at and play with.
5. Colourful Ice Cream Shooter
This is such a fun novelty gift for children! The colourful ice cream shooter comes with different coloured ice cream foam balls and plastic ice cream cones, and the idea behind them is so much fun! Kids just need to pull back the latch on the ice cream cone to fire the foam ice cream ball. This is a great little gift for silly, but safe pranks, and that fits into a carnival atmosphere perfectly!
6. Flexible Bendy Pencils
Flexible bendy pencils are bright, silly, and the sort of carnival prizes you win at real carnivals, so it makes sense for you to put these in your carnival party favors. They’re a lot of fun for kids to play with, both in terms of their flexibility (you can literally tie these in knots if you want to) but they’re still workable pencils too. Maybe they’ll even use it to write down all their memories of the amazing carnival party they just went to?
7. Sticky Glitter Hands carnival party favors
Sticky glitter hands are one of those gifts you get as a kid and absolutely ADORE, but as adults, you don’t really see the point in them. And we’ll be honest, we don’t understand why sticking bright, glittery rubber hands to different surfaces and stretching them out is fun, but for some reason it is for kids! These party favors are all about the kids, so if they demand sticky glitter hands, then sticky glitter hands they shall get!
8. Squeaky Hammer
They model these squeaky hammers after clown hammers, so we kind of HAD to include them in our party favor list, right? It’s a really simple toy that brings hours of fun for kids. Basically, you take the bright multi-coloured hammer, hit it against any surface, and it squeaks. And whilst it sounds a little crazy, they also help develop fine motor skills too, so not only are they fun, they’re educational!
9. Mini Gumballs Dispenser Vending Machine
Mini gumballs dispenser vending machines are great for kids’ party favors because you give them a gift that keeps on giving. They don’t just need to stick to gumballs either, they can fill these machines up with any small chocolates and sweet treats! Kids just take their bright dispenser, fill it with their favourite snack, and then twist the dial to release their treat. Trust us, every kid will love this idea.
10. 24 Blocks Magic Speed Cubes carnival party favors
The only limit with these 24 blocks magic speed cubes is a child’s imagination, seriously. These brightly coloured blocks can be twisted and manipulated into almost any shape imaginable – birds, snakes, balls, dogs – whatever they can think of, they can try to create it with these cubes. A carnival is all about imagination, magic, and wonder, and these certainly help kids take that away with them as they leave!
11. A Pack of Cotton Candy
If you went all out at the backyard carnival party, then you may have bought a cotton candy machine to make cotton candy for the guests. Well, we’re not suggesting you buy everyone their own cotton candy machine, but a delicious pack of cotton candy gumball sweets is the perfect way to remind them of the delicious snacks they had on the day! Sweet and delicious, every kid will love these tasty treats.
12. Ring Pop Lollipop
If there’s one memory we have from leaving real carnivals as kids, it’s walking home with a lollipop in hand. There’s something special about a ring pop lollipop that reminds us of those walks home, talking with our friends and family about all the fun we had! Well, now you can help your party guests recreate that as they tell their parents and family all about the amazing time they had, of course, with a delicious lollipop in hand!
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