A Few More Ideas Needed

Updated on October 26, 2007
J.S. asks from Springfield, MO
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Well, I got reservations made for my daughter's party. Now I'm stuck on what to do for gift bags for all the kids that come. There is no party theme, and there will be both girls and boys attending. They are all 8 and 9 year olds (third graders). What kinds of things would be good to do for the goody bags? Thanks!

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answers from St. Louis on

Something I have discovered that my 6 and 9 year old love that might not think about. Are the paddle balls from like the dollar tree. My son buys on almost everytime he goes there. Or Wal Mart had the small size playdoughs out at this time of year, the kids will love that too.

Have fun at the party.

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answers from Peoria on

Hi Jenn, I have a 7 and 8 year old and I also try to find different types of goodie bags to hand out for my kids' parties especially for the older ones. I have handed out playdoh before (can get it really cheap at dollar stores) and also have done the McDonalds and Dairy Queen gift certificates as well and they are really good ideas for the older ones.) Other ideas may be to get little notebooks, stickers, and colored pens to give out. At this age kids are into drawing and writing alot. You could also get some reader books, Junie B. Jones, Goosebumps, Scooby Doo, for example and give one to each child with a few pieces of candy or give out a pack of gum to each child with a 20 oz. bottle soft drink or juice or lemonade. The bigger kids really appreciate the bigger type of gifts. Maybe get the 99 cent pair of knit gloves for each child to put in a bag with some flavored chapstick since winter is approaching. Or get each child a 99 cent flashlight. My kids LOVE their flashlights that we bought them just as a being good gift. They think they are really big since they can have a big persons item. Think of odd things that are not the norm at a birthday party and the kids seem to be really impressed with their gift bag. Good luck, I hope some of the suggestions are helpful. Sincerely, T.



answers from St. Louis on

Definitely the dollar store is the place to start...bubbles...crayons...books...whatever...fill in with candy--anything sour or chewy , fruit roll-ups work too

you can also try places like mcdonald's for little coupon books and such...they sell special packages around this time of year for trick-or-treat bags

halloween is next week...if your party is after that run in and get clearance items...candy...they have all sorts of trick-or-treat goodies anymore instead of just candy...but they also have the (most favorite things with our family kids) coveted lightsticks...our kids that age love these...you can find them anywhere target/walmart...i found oodles at garden ridge one year (earrings, necklaces, bracelets...etc.)



answers from Memphis on

I always bought stuff at the dollar store for goodie bags, like everyone else. My son just went to a party, where instead of bags of junk (that usually just gets thrown away), they came home with those small lego sets--the cars are about $5 at Target or Walmart. I thought it was a great idea, the kids actually played with them and kept them. You could also try McDonald's Gift certificates-give each kiddo 2-3 of them, then they can buy a happy meal sometime.



answers from Kansas City on

I have to agree they have a .99 cent store out in Liberty next to sears. They have all kinds of stuff for boys and girls. Just make the out side bag different from each other so that you can hand the boy his bag and girl hers. They have hair items, bubble bath, cars, rings, everything is 99 cents. Best of luck Sorry didn't realize you were the otherway. Just try any dollar store.



answers from Oklahoma City on

Target also has some great stuff in the front of the store and most of it is only $1. You might also check out the toy section at Wal-Mart, they have an area that has toys for 88 cents.



answers from Kansas City on

Both genders and all ages like slinkies, bubble wands, miniature playdough jars, silly putty, goofy pencils...

If you have time, I second the recommendation for Oriental Trading Company.



answers from Rockford on

Check at your local library. A month before my son's birthday party I went to my local library and found some books that had party games in it for different age groups and also had different ideas for goodie bags and prizes for games. I can't remember the name of the book though.



answers from Bloomington on

I would not spend a lot of money on toys for a gift bag. When my 7 year old comes home from a party she just eats the candy and throws the rest away.



answers from Dallas on

I'd head to a dollar store. I got my daughter coloring books and markers when they were $1.
Another idea is to check online at orientaltrading.com which has great inexpensive things.

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