Renting a bounce house for your next children’s birthday party or another special event ensures that your guests will have a great time while they are celebrating. But presenting them with a goodie bag as they head home allows the fun to continue long after the party has ended.
Goodie Bag Ideas
Yet if you are hosting a party with a lot of children, stuffing a bunch of goodie bags full of costly gifts can be an added expense. And if you include sugary candy and other non-nutritious items, your guests’ parents may be none too pleased with you.
Here, then, are some affordable, creative and memorable goodie bag ideas that everybody will love:
- Coloring Fun — Go to your local dollar store and buy some gift bags and inexpensive coloring book for each guest, along with a bag of balloons. Fill the balloons with helium, tie them to the bag and fill each bag with a coloring book, as well as some colored crepe paper.
- Arts and Crafts — Get some bulk art supplies — such as poster board, watercolor paints, glitter, glue, and so on — at the Hobby Lobby or another crafts store and have your guest make their own arts and crafts projects during the party. Send each guest home with their art project.
- Chalk It Up to Fun — Boxes of sidewalk chalk can be gotten for less than $1 each at the dollar store. Wrap up a box for each of your guest with some decorative wrapping paper, include some fun and colorful stickers, and they will be thrilled to be going home with a wonderful gift of their own that they will enjoy using for weeks to come.
- Growing Up Fun – By some unbreakable small plastic flower pots and some seed packets at the Home Depot or gardening supply store. Include a list of instructions that explains how your guests can grow their own flowers or vegetables once they get home.
By showing a little creativity, you can use goodie bags to transform your event into something your guests will remember long after the party’s over.