Both of my kids just celebrated another birthday and we’re on the cusp of yet another big birthday party.
Along with the pressure of creating the greatest birthday celebration (EVER!) comes the pressure of letting your little party-goers walking away with a little something special of their own.
Now I (truly) don’t intent to guilt anyone if they’ve ever fallen into the trap of the treat bag tradition (because I HAVE!), but all too often the treat bags we create include what I deem “trinkets ‘n trash”… a loot bag filled with candy and plastic “stuff” that’s eventually destine for a landfill (and to live on, endlessly!).
In years past I have given the kids canvas tote bags and nylon sport bags so they can be used again and again. This year I figured I’d better switch it up, if I don’t want to hear “ANOTHER bag?!?” from our guests.
This year I found these fantastic stainless steel water bottles. They’re BPA Free and (would you believe) made in the USA! Cost each: $3! All it took was a trip to a local discount store and there they were! I’ve easily spent $3 on those other treat bags, filling them with plastic toys, so the cost didn’t sway me.
My kids love them and can’t wait to give one to each of their friends. Their friends also seem excited to get a party favor that is a “big” gift too!
Whether it’s a tote, a sport bag or a water bottle, shop around and you’ll likely find a party favor that the kids and parents will appreciate, and the environment will thank you too!
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