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Old 10-27-2016, 01:05 PM
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Thoughts on goody bags? We've done them in the past but this year I just don't want to. I'm tired of the trinkets and I feel like it's such a waste. This year the kids are going to an indoor playground for my son's 5th birthday with a 3d roller coaster ride and I feel as though that should be good enough. So am I being a Grinch? Should I drag myself to the dollar store before his party next Saturday?


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Old 10-27-2016, 01:18 PM
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I quit using "prize box" because our kids have so much stuff. I don't remember really doing goodie bags for my kid's parties.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:41 PM
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I would forgo the goodie bag! It really is just junk (sorry!) and as a mom, I wouldn't feel the least bit slighted that my kid didn't get one at a party. And I know my 5 year old wouldn't even think about it. The party is enough fun!
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:20 PM
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I don't think you need to do a goodie bag, but if you feel like you have to do something, maybe an edible treat? Rice crispy treats with colorful sprinkles and wrapped in cellophane, a sucker, chocolate dipped pretzel (I just got super excited about that!! actually, we did that for my SILs bridal shower).

Or, you could get a silly picture of the birthday boy with each guest and send them a copy with the thank you notes!
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:58 PM
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I say stop it. I was the mom in our group that said done. Why does everyone need so much junk? A big party where they do something fun is more than enough!


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Old 10-27-2016, 05:00 PM
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I have never understood giving a gift for attending a party, but I also didn't allow guests to bring gifts to my kids' parties. So, consider the source, I guess?
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:33 PM
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Nope don't do it
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:53 AM
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I feel better now. Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:16 AM
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We don't do goodie bags for DD (she's 3). The last party she went to the mom had cake pops for each kid to take home-but that's her business! Another party gave each kid a pinwheel, but my daughter broke it by the time we were home. I really don't think she cares and definitely don't plan to start the goodie bag theme here.
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My son is only 4
Old 10-28-2016, 09:57 AM
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So he's not had a ton of parties, obviously. I have given an edible treat each year. Something easy. I've done cookies, candy, popcorn, and popsicles (unfrozen liquid kind).

That said, if ds went to a party and didn't get a favor, I seriously doubt either of us would notice and I know we wouldn't care.

Save your money and time.


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