This weekend we are celebrating our kids’ birthdays ONCE AGAIN… but this time with all of their friends.
What kid’s party would be complete without party favors. Kids bring a gift, but they expect to leave with something a little fun for themselves too.
In past years, I think I have purchased every plastic, throw-away, China-made (potentially lead-laden!) trinket on earth. This year, my conscience wouldn’t allow me to do that. I wracked my brain for something that wouldn’t eventually wind up in the trash some night, long after the kids have gone to bed, and mom thinks “okay, time to get rid of THIS junk!” (I’ve done it and you know you have too!… followed-up with a “I don’t know where that went, honey!”)
This year I hit the craft store and bought a canvas tote bag for each one of our little party-goers! Inside we’re putting a little ‘thank you’ note from our kids, a tube of fabric paint (that they can use to decorate the bag when they get home) and a message about why we chose to give them the tote bag… a message about considering the environment, obviously! Cost of the tote – a dollar! Cost of the fabric paint – a dollar! Two whole bucks and we will have given the kids something that they can use again, and again, and again!… and isn’t likely to wind up in the trash. (The little “eco-friendly” seal makes me smile too!)
We’re so excited to give all of the friends a really great favor and spread a happy little “earth message”. Now, if we can just keep the moms from snagging the tote bag, we’ll have done a great job!
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