My nephews request the coolest themes for their birthday parties. Last year, my 2-year-old nephew asked to have a bagel party. This year, his older brother, J, turned five and requested a "thunder-and-lightning-and-Thor-in-an-airplane party." As usual, my sister planned an awesome party. And I had fun making all the kids these fun favors to take home.
"Super-duper fruit snacks" for the kids -- organic fruit leathers from Trader Joe's wrapped with a purple label I designed.
I love Economy Candy. You can find all kinds of candies in colors you are looking for. Each kid got a purple rock candy swizzle stick with some purple chocolate candies. I felt a little guilty giving the kids so much sugar but I couldn't help myself.
What's interesting and admirable is that my nephew J is scared of thunder and lightning, yet he requested a party with that very theme. It seemed like it'd be a fun idea to make temporary tattoos for J and the kids. I drew a little cloud and thunder illustration with the words "Be Brave" on each tattoo, and packaged them in tiny vending machine bubble containers.
All these goodies, plus a spinning top, went in bags I printed with an illustration I did of my nephew as Thor.