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Goodie bags....kids bday party...

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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Do you give out goodie bags?? Every party I have been to, parents hand them out....is this something you're supposed to do?? I've decided I'm not doing it for the simple fact: I am making everything myself. Butterfly cupcakes, cream cheese penguins, little weenies, meatballs, fruit, veggies, and such. Every party I have been to for a kid, the parents order pizza and order the cake....and since I'm doing it all, I don't think I should have to get junk bags full of thingsthe kids won't play with or want next week. Is this bad?
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makelineerror
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM
I hate getting goody bags full of crap and I want to know how to make cream cheese penguins.
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nancym3
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I think nowdays, it doesn't really matter.  I did for my DD's birthday a few weeks ago, but I got these plastic Tangled cups (Tangled was the theme) for the girls and Toy Story ones for the boys and put stickers, tattoo's, pencils and a little candy in them.  It was fairly cheap.  One of the grocery stores has the theme plastic cups for like $.60 a piece so I didn't spend too much money on them.  Like I said though, I've taken my DD to a few parties that they weren't any goodie bags and didn't think anything of it!  :)

km1970
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I don't do goodie bags.I have never understood the reasoning behind them.  We usually do a pinata or craft type thing at the girls birthday parties so they get to take those home.

andreaw03
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Quoting makelineerror:

I hate getting goody bags full of crap and I want to know how to make cream cheese penguins.



http://rock-ur-party.tablespoon.com/2011/11/08/penguin-appetizers/

Here's the link! I used a cake decorating kit to pipe the room temp cream cheese into my olives!
LntLckrsCmQut
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

You don't have to give them out, though it's something I just prefer doing. I make everything myself as well, but not giving out a goody bag would be weird to me. I also don't fill them with stuff that kids won't or not play with later on. I typically fill them with cool pencils, stickers, tattoos, bubbles, bracelets, mini dry erase boards, and something that goes with the theme of the party.

ETA: Instead of the little themed bags that normally hold the loot, I like to use little buckets. Party City carries a ton of different themed buckets for 99 cents each.

andreaw03
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Thanks ladies!!
ColinsMommy99
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM
I did it for ds's 3rd birthday, but not this year. I don't care if he comes home with a goodie bag since it's junk most of the time. Took me forever to figure out what to put in the one I did make because I didn't want it to be full of stuff that was cheap and would end up in the trash. But I didn't want it to cost a fortune either. Most parties we've been to don't give them out.
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Kristy728
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM
My ds is only a year. But for my cousins kids party they normally have a piñata and she just hands out decorative bags to put their goodies in from the piñata. (they have pull string ones now too.) Which is nice for the lil ones.
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coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM
I love doing party bags! One year DD had a tea party and I ordered teacups with heart shaped saucers and put fruit flavored tea bags in them, a small spoon and a ring pop in each bag. Those were my favorite bags! When we did the princess party, my friend who makes beaded jewelry made each girl a bracelet with her name, a matching ring and we added a princess reusable cup, princess noepad, pencil and tattoos.
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mi4339mi
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I do...I look at the goodie bags as a "Thank you for coming and for your gift". I also usually make all of the food.

At my son's last party, I didn't do goodie bags but I gave out mini bags of gourmet popcorn from my friends popcorn shop. They were a hit.


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