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#31 of 35 Old 05-03-2008, 01:32 AM
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My daughter's 6th birthday was just today and I wanted to make special gift bags for all of her friends. I have a wonderful home embroidery machine that my DH gave me for Christmas a few years back so I bought a yard of denim and embroidered each child's name on a 6" x 12" piece of denim and then sewed them into bean bags that I filled with dried pinto beans. We then added little slinky toys (my daughter loves slinkys) and a tootsie pop and our goodie bags were a huge hit! In total it cost me about $5 to make 20 bean bags so not to pricey at all and it is something tha that the kids can keep forever!
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I think carefully about our goodie bags and crafts. My favorite party was a luau. Our goodie bags had tie dyed t-shirts and our craft was to decorate a picture frame with assorted shells. That was two years ago and I still see the frames when we go on a playdate!

I'm working on plans for a "bug" party right now and I got cute bug finder kits at Target for $1.99 each. My DDs and their friends are always searching for bugs outside, so I think they will love these. I'm using a flower pot as the goodie bag and the rest of the favors/prizes will be pencils, bubbles, etc ... stuff the kids will actually use!
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At my son's party, I gave a mini paper gift bag with a party blower, lip balms, and a hanging crystal.

Next party, every child will just get a paperback book.

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DD had her party this morning, I gave out paper bags with bubbles, playdoh and two seashells. I don't know if it was ideal, but it was what I could find at the last minute at michael's that kids would like, use and wasn't over the top expensive or crappy MIC toys.

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DS had his heart set on a pinata so we went the candy and little toy route with that (there are only a couple of families and they love that kind of thing; I have special baby friendly treat bags for the "littles"). However for DD's birthday I think we'll do favors. It will be at the park or beach so I love the pool toys idea.
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