Are you heading to a 4th of July cookout or hosting one? Are you meeting up with friends to watch fireworks? Maybe you are participating in a parade or community event and need a small favor? Or maybe you just want to do a little something special for your kids or kids in the neighborhood. These quick, easy and inexpensive Firework Favors are perfect for all of those! With just a few supplies and a few minutes, you can have a whole basket of Firework Favors. You can pick and choose which work best for younger kids, older kids and even adults!
Small gift crackers are great for many occasions (you often see them at Christmas), but the shape and name lend themselves nicely to a patriotic prize!
- empty toilet paper rolls (super easy to collect and a great way to recycle).
- filler (I stick to non-chocolate candy, but you could also mix in any other small treats.)
- paper (I use tissue paper because I usually have it on hand, it’s cheap and easy to work with. Scrapbook or construction paper will also work.)
- ribbon or garland to tie ends (I used a variety – some striped grosgrain, regular curly ribbon, and small pieces of patriotic garland.)
- tags or labels (Download our whole sheet of versatile 4th of July tags here.)
- Cover one end of the roll with tape and fill with candy or other filler. Add a strip of tape to the other end to secure filler.
- Roll in paper and secure with a small piece of tape.
- Adhere tag or label to the cracker.
- Gather ends and tie with ribbon or garland.
As I said before, crackers work for many occasions. My daughter’s cheer squad made them last year for the visiting team’s cheerleaders. They would be cute for Halloween. And can’t you just see one with a cute monogram for a little girl’s birthday party?
Sparklers are so fun, but sometimes the boxes they come in leave something to be desired. I love the idea of adding them to a customized card. (By the way – you could also use these cards with glowsticks!)
- cards printed on cardstock (Download three different options here.)
- Exacto knife or another sharp blade to cut the slits in the cards
- Print the sparkler card PDF on cardstock and trim accordingly.
- Cut two small slits – one above and one below the center design. Make them large enough to fit your desired number of sparklers through, but not so large that they slip out of place.
- Optional: Attach a small piece of tape on the back to card to keep sparklers from slipping. This is not necessary, but might be helpful if you are transporting to another location to pass out.
Tip: Brittany Young of Certified Celebrator shares a great tip for little ones who want to try sparklers, but may be a little intimidated: Take a party cup and make a small hole in the bottom for the sparkler to fit through. Turn it over and it becomes a protective holder for little hands. See her awesome post on putting together a fireworks cart for this idea and many others!
Sparkler cards would also be great for New Year’s Eve, Wedding send-offs or other festive nighttime events.
Firework Favors Bags
If you want to give a variety of treats or items that would not fit in a cracker or on a card, or maybe you are just in a hurry – you can use our bag toppers or tags to dress up a favor bag.
- cellophane bags (either clear or colored)
- metallic shred (adds a festive touch and helps provide a cushion for any fireworks you include)
- fireworks or treats (I used a box of sparklers, a small bag of snap-n-pops, and a few cherry blossom fireworks)
- ribbon or metallic tulle to tie bags
- Bag Topper (Download two options here) or use our tags
- Print the bag topper PDF and trim and fold accordingly
- Add shred to bag
- Fill with treats
- Close by attaching a printed bag topper with staples or simply tie and attached a printed tag
These fun fireworks favors couldn’t be any easier or quicker. Would love to know if you download the tags, cards or toppers to use and see your cute creations. Always feel free to tag me on Instagram @behindthescenesbelle or share in our new Facebook Group!
Don’t forget to download your free printables:
Hope y’all have a Happy and Safe 4th of July full of friends, fun, food and fireworks!