D.M. asks from Glenview, IL on January 31, 2010
Suggestions for 3 Year Old Goodie Bags
We are hosting my daughter's bday party at the end of February - she will be turning 3. Not sure of our theme yet, possibly Dora or Princesses. What should I put in the goodie bags that is good for boys and girls?? No candy and cheap plastic toys -I always throw that stuff away when we get it from parties!
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S.P. answers from Chicago on February 02, 2010
get boy and girl gift bags from the dollar store and that way you won't be limited to unisex items. Dollar stores are great for inexpensive things, like crayons, small books, pencils, stickers.....I love shopping at the dollar stores for gift bags and baskets.
L.K. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
C.T. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
You have so many answers but I had to reply! I loved the party we just went to, there were only 3 or 4 things in the bag, but they were bigger things so it was filled so it looked like you got enough without being junky! Bag of animal crackers (these bags are big and take up a lot of space), sheet of puffy stickers, some kind of healthy fruit licorice stick, maybe a little something else. But we ate the snacks and used the stickers and it's gone!
Another party was we decorated sugar cookies at the party, they put them aside to dry, then put them in a cellofane bag with ribbon before we left to give as a favor.
J.S. answers from Cleveland on January 31, 2010
I like the idea of a small craft that they can take home to do. I can usually find great things at Michael's and Joann's crafts for $1 each. I have done paint it yourself wooden cars and bird houses, and found foam princess crown kits that came with stick on gems and a tube of glitter glue. Gives them something to look forward to doing with mom or dad at home on the following weekend.
K.F. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
For the girls- I have an online boutique & make hair pretties- can do to match themes & would offer a discount for a party. I made Hello Kitty Clippies for my daughters birthday & am making these adorable fishy clips for my son''s fish themed party (for the girls bags). Check out my site & convo me if you are interested!
M.M. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
If you're feeling crafty, consider getting some t-shirts and paint from Michaels. The shirts run about $2-3. I usually design some 'logo' for the party and put the child's name on the shirt. I just free-form the painting--simple designs--block letter names, etc. The kids really like them...You can also design or copy patterns from the computer and create an iron-on design.
I.N. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
Have you checked out Target's dollar bins? They often have cute Hello Kitty items, etc.
D.K. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
We take care of two things at once - one of the party activities is a craft project of some sort and instead of bags, they take that craft home with them. One year was painting clay pots, another was hand prints on an 8x10 that they signed in their cute kid writing and I framed. Then last year was colored sand in plastic animal shapes. I colored the sand myself with food coloring, so it was relatively cheap.
I completely agree with no goodie bags, especially with candy; kids get more than enough sweets without them :)
M.A. answers from Chicago on February 03, 2010
Does your daughter have a favorite book? I asked my local bookstore (but you can check on-line as well) if a certain book was available in an smaller, inexpensive paperback format and it was. We bought 10 books at under $5 a piece. Books are always great!
R.R. answers from Los Angeles on January 31, 2010
Well my son is only having his 2 year old birthday, but I'm putting in animal crackers instead of candy and tiny koosh balls, hard plastic model animals (not sure if this classifies as "CPC" in your book), stickers and those little capsules you put in the bath that expand into sponge animals/shapes. I also think kids would love mini bottles of bubbles. But I guess it depends on how much money you want to spend on the treat sacks.
L.S. answers from Chicago on February 01, 2010
Clementines! My kids love them and can open themselves, so it's a cute snack that is already wrapped! Also, crayons, goldfish or animal crackers, coloring book, stickers, toothbrush and toothpaste, and our favorite, a coupon for a ice cream cone at McDonalds or Dairy Queen!