Mighty Life List
Feb 15 2010

1,000 Lovely Things: Sidewalk Chalk Party Favors

For Hank’s third birthday I made these inexpensive sidewalk chalk party favors.

I bought the pretty striped chalk in packs of four at the drugstore, then rolled each piece in waxed paper and just twisted the ends to seal them. Easy, fast and cheap.

23 Responses to “1,000 Lovely Things: Sidewalk Chalk Party Favors”

  • laurie Says:

    That’s brilliant. I may use the idea for my 38th birthday this spring. Sidewalk chalk is fun for all ages!

  • WarsawMommy Says:

    Fabulous… cute, easy, original!

  • Helen Jane Says:


  • Ninja Mom Says:

    LOVE it! Thank you for this great idea!!

  • Leah Says:

    That is so beautiful. I love it :-)

  • ArgentAzure Says:

    This is one of the loveliest things I’ve seen in a long time. Just, you know, warn people first. Before they bite into them, I mean.

  • Curiosity Says:

    Does it say something that I want one for my own?

  • Meegan Says:

    I am SO copying this idea. I’ve had it with itsy-bitsy play-do, cheap plastic junk and sugar (to cap off the birthday cake). Brilliant!

  • Rachel Says:

    Maggie, this is one of the best party favors I have seen in a looooong time. Plus fifty points for you!

  • Cara Jean Means Says:

    So cute I wish they were edible!

  • Kimberly Says:

    Very clever, mucho adorable.

  • Dottie Says:

    I love it!

    I bow to your awesomeness!

  • Auntie Yolanda Says:

    Did any of the guests eat one? Happy Birthday Hank, you are one cute 3 year old.

  • Jenne Says:

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  • auntie Says:

    Just proves it’s all in the presentation. Wonderful idea!

  • tarik Says:

    Reminds me of the party I went to in first grade that had those little plastiflowery smelling erasers in the goodie bag. The birthday boy ate all of them.

  • Emily Says:

    I’m really enjoying that your son is a couple months older than mine so I can “borrow” ideas like this one!

  • Ransacked Goods Says:

    I’m all over this, excellent idea.

  • nicole Says:

    totally unrelated to this post…which is a brilliant idea by the by but i just wanted to say i am inspired by your quest to taste 1000 fruits…you go girl.

  • Funkidivagirl Says:

    Very cute idea!

  • Jyl Johnson Pattee Says:

    So… when I first looked at this, I thought: “Seriously! Maggie makes her own chalk???” Which was followed up by (to myself, of course): “She’s not only a brilliant blogger, business guru, fashionista, and fun to boot, but she MAKES.HER.OWN.CHALK!” DAMN!!!!!!!

    Then, I saw that you bought the chalk and turned it into the most awesome party favors evs and secretly uttered to myself, “Thank goodness! I won’t have to cancel our lunch date in San Francisco from total amazing motherhood envy!” Because although the party favor idea is sheer genius, how would I ever compare to a mom who makes her own chalk? LOL!

    So…. see you in a few. Weeks or months, I’m not sure yet, but soon! Maybe we can have learn to make chalk together when I come. Think of the fun!

    So fun chatting with you at Mom 2.0!

  • Quinn Says:

    Oh, wow! I LOVE this idea! So simple, but completely adorable! I bet the kids just adored them. Thanks for sharing the idea!