Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady
I love the peanut idea! And I wasn't speaking organic candy or anything lol. I'm not trying to impress people that badly.
Just wanted to see what other ideas there were besides for a bag of miniature chocolates yk?
Thanks for all the great ideas!
organic vegan, soy free, gluten free candy is the only kind we eat here. I will not give what I believe to be toxins and poisons to my child or anyone else's. If it was the same candy as my childhood, with the only 'bad' ingredients being preservatives, dairy, HFCS and food colorings, I may allow it every now and then, but there is a much more dangerous ingredient in the candy now IMO. All mainstream candy has GMO ingredients in it nowadays. (unless marked GMO free---)The HFCS is all derived from GMO corn. The soy lecithin or any form of soy is derived from GMO soy. All cottonseed oil, canola oil... all GMO. There is too much evidence that GMO strains are causing dis- ease and sterility, although just like the vaccine evidence (and some extended breastfeeding info, attachment parenting... etc.) you have to research it on your own as the $ makes sure it is hidden.
Things that were once hidden are now becoming mainstream and will continue this path, but we are mostly all ahead of the curve, understanding things before the masses.
I don't think it is ridiculous to want to provide only good candy. But there is no way I could afford to stuff a normal sized pinata either. Have you thought of doing something smallish? Like the size of a bowling ball? Then using all the ideas in this thread, bulk natural organic candy either from HFS or http://www.naturalcandystore.com
, erasers, pencils and toppers, school things or miniature notebooks... peanuts if you ask everyone that is coming if peanuts are a problem ahead of time. You could maybe make natural suckers pretty cheap too, just sugar and flavor and beet or carrot coloring I think....
We tried to have a gathering this year for dd1's 7th bday, but we didn't want to buy a package at the skate place because we can't eat or drink anything they offer there, except the water at the water fountain... so we just asked people to meet us there, and requested no presents. a few people from the homeschooling group showed up, and we didn't have to worry about making expensive food for people. But if either of us could find a job right now, I would've loved to have sunk my teeth into it and had a real party here at home, because dd1 would have loved it.
You may consider doing the cheaper gift bags for the party, then letting your dd bust open a private family pinata later, filled only with wholesome non toxic things....
wow- i started typing this hours ago (but got waaaayyy sidetracked and was off computer) and you have had so many more responses with GREAt ideas! I love it! Now I wanna make a pinata.