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Curious George Party Favors

We have a February birthday in our house.  And although this year was only our third celebration, I have now three times mourned the fact that she was born during an inappropriate time for parties at the park, swim parties or BBQ blowouts.  For years to come, we will be busy celebrating at the ice skating rink, the bowling alley, the movie theater and Build-A-Bear.  Since she’s still of an age where she’d have a hard time picking up a bowling ball, this year we celebrated at the gym where she takes weekly classes.

The party was great, and to go along with the playing or “monkeying” around idea of swinging from bars at the gym and bouncing all over the place, we went with a monkey theme.

As I was perusing the dollar section at Target and looking at the usual bubbles and crayons and coloring books, I had my monkey party favor vision.  I went on Ebay and for $40 purchased twenty Curious George books, making each party favor only $2 per child.  Just for a little extra monkey punch, I had my husband make these crafty monkey labels, and I tied a banana to each book.

End result...


Books are keepers, bananas are healthy, and I felt like one creative lady.  What are some of your snazziest party favor ideas?  I only have 11 months before this is going to roll around again…

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  2. Shelly 08/29/2014 at 11:34 am

    What kind of bag did you use?


  3. whitney 04/25/2012 at 12:08 pm

    Love this idea for my four year olds birthday party favors! Where did you get the bag you used? How did you attach the banana? Do you remember what ebay seller you purchased from? Can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

    • Shannon 04/25/2012 at 11:36 pm

      Hi Whitney! I tried to find a bag that would fit the books perfectly, but I wasn’t having much luck, so I just used cellophane and taped it in the back. It worked pretty well, the front was really smooth. For the banana I just tied a knot around the top of the cellophane, stuck the banana there and tied another knot and then did the bow on top of that. Ebay seller was happyday240. Hope that helps! Good luck, they really were cute!

  4. Amy Allen Johnson 03/06/2012 at 7:08 am

    My son wanted a basketball party. I’m with you on the sustainable party favors. So rather than send each kid home with candy and a sack of plastic from the dollar store, we had team t-shirts and the kids could take them home. Bought 20 plain shirts from a silk screen design place for $2 each.