Goodie Bags have become the standard at kid's birthday parties. I am not sure where this tradition originated from, but it has become some what expected that your party guests go home with some kind of goodie.
Last year we decided to forgo the goodie bags all together and we made a music CD for all our guests. This year we decided to have the kids decorate their own organic cotton lunch bag to take home with them.
As the kids arrived, we had them sit down with some fabric markers, stencils, and a blank canvas. They enjoyed drawing suns, peace signs, their names, stars, and more on their very own lunch bag.
The kids were all excited to put their own creations onto a bag that they will be able to use to take their lunch to school, a snack to the park, or to fill with treasures. I felt good about sending the kids home with something they will use and can be proud of.
If you are planning a child's birthday party and want to send the kids home with a goodie, consider one of the following ideas:
*A music CD filled with fun kids songs
*Have a play silk dying party and send the kids home with their silk as a goodie
*A little flower pot and some seeds
*Have the kids hand roll beeswax candles and send them home with the candle
*Homemade play dough either made by the kids or made ahead of time
If you have an idea...please let us know!