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Birthday Party Favors + Free Printable


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Here is a simple tutorial for the birthday party favors we made for Ethan’s 9th Birthday Party. These favors are super simple to create and also very affordable! 

extra gum birthday party favors

I wanted to have a party favor of some sort for Ethan’s friends to take home from his birthday party, but Ethan insisted that 9 year olds are a little past the age of a goody bag with bubbles and plastic parachute men. He is probably right.

Instead, we came up with this bubble gum idea and it was a hit! The boys loved getting their own packs of gum, and I loved that these only cost me about $1 each! It is a win-win!

Here is how to make them:

Easy Birthday Party Favors Tutorial

extra gum birthday party favor supplies


  • 1 pack of Extra gum
  • tape (I used double-sided)
  • scissors
  • cardstock for printable (free download below)
  • ribbon
  • hole punch


  1. Print and cut out your printable & punch a hole on each side of the cardstock.
  2. Place the printable on the front of the pack of gum and put the ribbon behind it.
  3. Lace the ribbon through the holes of the cardstock.
  4. Secure the ribbon and cardstock to the gum with some tape.


extra gum birthday party favor steps

I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out. A party favor that is easy, affordable and cute – it doesn’t get any better than that!

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Have a great birthday party!

This idea first published on Somewhat Simple in March 2012. We updated the printable and photography in June 2016

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