Many shared their thoughts on treat bags and several shared great party guest gifts they have given.
Here is what they shared-
My mom made reusable treat bags from Winnie the Pooh fabric we had for our Pooh themed 2nd party for one of the boys, and we put teddy grams in them. We had also thought about adding gummy bears, but their were little ones coming and we thought teddy grams were better.
Erin from The Usual Mayhem shared:
Deborah from Teach Preschool shared:
One year I burned CD's with my son's favorite songs.I made little labels and covers to put on them.
I have to agree with others above books are great, baking, stickers, play dough, bubbles, but the worst is the plastic toys. As well we have gotten into problems with having boy-girl twins because my son would get cars and stuff which of course my daughter wants and she would get candy and makeup which then he would want. So if possible gender neutral toys that are the same would probably be appreciated especially in families that have siblings attending.
If you don't want to go the homemade favors route and not a big fan of plastic trinkets there is always these wonderful "create your own kits" which are always on clearance at the craft store and at Target Create your own owl, squirrel, hedgehog etc..There is always a kit like that that would work as a favor.
We hired a place for goblins third birthday and they provided the bags and they included plastic whistles. Needless to say nearly every mum sent me a smack down email for their horrendous trips home with their kids tooting the whistles the whole way. Oops!
I love it when birthday party activities become part of the goody bag. We made rocket "jet packs" and those went home with the boys. We usually try to give 1 good thing- like a Lego mini figure instead if a bunch of small stuff. I also thing that consumables are great (candy, school supplies , etc). That stuff doesn't linger around for too long.
I have a collection of 30 ideas here for treat bags in this post.
Cerys of Rainy Day Mum shared:
I put in craft kits themed on the party theme with a combination of stickers, paints, cardstock, glitter etc...
We love goody bags! If you're making paper treat bags don't stick a cookie, yummy bread or cupcake in it without place in it in a baggie or wax paper otherwise the butter/grease will seep and it doesn't look too cute with a huge butter stain on it.
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