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Running out of kids birthday party favor ideas? Here’s one.

I  personalized these chinese take out boxes for my son’s 1st birthday. These are absolutely easy to decorate. I’ve seen mini take out boxes (noodle boxes) at a gift shop in SM Makati and I thought they would be a perfect match for my son’s birthday theme. They sell for 50 pesos each so I had to find a cheaper alternative.


21 - Chinese Take Out Box - Birthday Party Favor



Wholesale Chinese take out boxes can be found in Divisoria. You can buy them at George Enterprises, just outside the Divisoria Mall along Tabora Street. They sell wrappers, school supplies, and packaging products. I requested for their smallest noodle boxes but they were out of stock so I purchased them in medium sizes (16 oz or 26 oz). Each box costs around 3 pesos only. I chose the printed red boxes with plastic handles.



1 - Chinese Take Out Boxes


Japanese paper
Personalized birthday stickers
Mighty Bond
Paper Soaps

2 - Party Favors - Ideas


Fold along the lines.

3 - Chinese Take Out Box - Party Favors

3 - DIY Chinese Take Out Boxes


Glue the cone-shaped sides together to make side flaps.

4 - DIY Chinese Take Out Box

5 - Chinese Take Out Box


Find the hole marks in each flap. Pierce the hole with the pin at the end of the handle. Secure together flaps on both sides to create a box.

6 - DIY Take Out Box

7 - Take Out Box DIY

8 - Take Out Box Plastic Handle


Place the party favor inside the box. For the ladies, I made personalized bag charms with a letter Z metal accent for my son’s initial.

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9 - Party Favors - Take Out Boxes


Get the Japanese paper and cut them into thin strips.  Crumple them a bit and fill more than half of the box. They should look like noodles. Noodles fit right into the Japanese/Naruto birthday theme.

11 - Yellow Japanese Paper

12 - Take Out Boxes Personalize


Throw in a few pieces of paper soaps for the “ingredients”.

13 - Noodle Box Party Favors

14 - Noodle Box Party Favors - Ideas

15 - DIY Noodle Box Art


Close the box.

16 - DIY Noodle Box

17 - Take Out Box Plastic Handle


Place a personalized birthday sticker on top or on either sides. You may also replace stickers with birthday tags.

18 - DIY Party Favors


Cut ribbons in desired length.

19 - DIY Party Favors


Wrap a ribbon around the box and tie it.

20 - Take Out Box Design


I made 50 take out box party favors. 🙂

22 - mini chinese take out boxes

23 - personalized chinese take out boxes



Published: 2011-05-15 12:57:00


  1. OSeñorita

    Very nice idea! Thanks for sharing!!! I never thought of take-out boxes could become very cute gift boxes. Galing!!!

    21 . May . 2011
    • Amethystine

      Thank you! 🙂

      30 . May . 2011
  2. Mae

    Great idea! This is very timely as Im searching for giveaway ideas for my son’s 1st birthday. Would you know if there are non-printed boxes availabe?

    Thanks for this!

    10 . Jul . 2011
    • Amethystine

      Hi Mae! Yes may plain variants sila. Pero during that time, white lang.

      12 . Jul . 2011
  3. Mae

    Oh okay. Sana may plain red ones when I go there. Thanks again for this, this has been very helpful!

    18 . Jul . 2011
  4. mommynigerl

    Wow ang galing! This is so creative. Now I’m thinking of doing this too for my son’s upcoming birthday. Nakapag paprint na ako ng bag tags sa Tronix malapit sa amin but I think nice nga if ikabit ko yung bag tags na iyon sa take out box na ito.

    Super nice idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this! I love mommies who are so creative.

    23 . Sep . 2011
    • Amethystine

      Thank you mommynigerl! Yes, cute din kung bag tag! Maglagay ka na lang ng small gift sa loob 🙂 Good luck with your party planning! 🙂

      23 . Sep . 2011
  5. mommynigerl

    Amethystine! Feel ko super papatok yung take out boxes! ginagawa ko na ngayon sa bahay at super cute! bagay na bagay dun sa bag tags na pinagawa ko. Nagpadagdag pa nga ako ng bag tags kasi mabilis naman printing.

    salamat ulit sa idea ah 😀 ang galing!

    03 . Oct . 2011
    • Amethystine

      let me see it once they’re done ha! give me the link or email me! well done mommynigerl 🙂

      05 . Oct . 2011
  6. Mark Gil Reyes

    Hi maam 🙂 ang ganda po ng idea nyo 🙂 I would like to know if existing pa kay ung store na pinag-bilhan nyo po ng Chinese take out boxes. since 2014 pa po itong post na to 🙂
    salamat po sa reply 🙂

    18 . May . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Hi! I think so. But I don’t know if they’ve relocated or not. Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

      30 . May . 2017

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