Goody Bag Ideas for a 9 Year Old Bday Party

Updated on April 16, 2007
S.C. asks from Cortland, IL
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What kind of goody bags do you give for a 9 year olds bday party?

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A.

answers from Chicago on

My son (8 yrs) just went to a birthday party today. His goody bag had baseball cards. Another idea is to put in something like McDonalds money, coupons for the local ice cream shop for a small cone, etc.

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J.D.

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hi,

My son was just at a party yesturday, and the kids got to design their own pillowcases. Then, when they did the pinata, they got to fill it with candy. It might be a little young, but it was fun. You should also try the dollar store in your area. They always have cute summer water toys or sports toys.

JD

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M.E.

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Hi S.:

I totally agree with Carol. We started that tradition ... no goodie bags, but a big basket filled with a variety of toys and fun items so that the kids (& adults too) can pick their own goodie to go home with. Have fun whatever you do!

Mags

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L.N.

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I dont have any kids yet, but my nephew went to a couple of parties where they gave them a gold fish at one party and a beta fish at another, he loved it. He is a younger so i dont know if it would work for 9 yr olds, but its different, and i know the gold fish you can get for really cheap. Good luck

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C.P.

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S.,

You might let us know what the gender is and if you have a party theme.

I found some bags of inexpensive punch balls, which the kids seem to enjoy, a home made CD of the party music we used (if it was a dance party or had music), fruit leather (Whole Foods or =) or Endangered Species choc bar as better than other kinds of candy, pencils (kids LOVE neat pencils), silly putty or a fun ball.

Once we had a spring theme and I included a bag of veg or flower seeds along w/spring stickers and other similar items. . . It's hard to keep the per kid price down, but you can do it. I have even done a cute handwritten note that said "I hope you had fun at my party" tied to a little potted flower or small gift. Or have them make something to take home.

Good luck!

Barbara

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C.L.

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Ban the "goody Bag" and go with one small gift(a dollar or two). Gum Ball machines, squirt guns, splash balls (for the pool), inexpensive frisbees - check out WalMart in the toy or sports section, look for the sale items or check out a local dollar store. You end up spending alot of money on candy for gift bags - why not just spend it on one gift? Our kid's friends (and parents) always appreciated something that they'd use, instead of alot of junk candy and goofy prizes.

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B.W.

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The goodie bags that I have been preparing for my daughters parties with kids of all ages have consisted of a juice box, a small bag of chips, fruit roll, fruit snacks and a granola bar/little Debbie snack. It beats buying those cheap toys that some parents just wind up tossing after a few days, plus every child loves a "snack" bag. Nice thing is that there is nothing in there that someone cant use! I just did this at my 4 yr old daughters party yesterday where we had kids ranging in ages from 3-10, and every kid was thrilled with their snacks! I bought the chips in that big snack pack bag. Plus if there are any left over, you can always use them as lunch box fillers for your child!

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