(Closed) Goodie bags for the kids…Need ideas please!

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hit up the dollar store and got tons of little “toys” for them to play with there. Another good place to check is the party aisle at Wal-Mart or even the dollar store. They’ll have party favor packages of like 5 little toys for $1 or $2!

Some of the things I got for the girls bags were: princess hair clips, plastic bracelets and necklaces, girly stickers.

For the boys I got some toy cars, big squishy ball things (so as not to hurt anyone if the ball gets throw around), boy stickers, etc.

I probably should’ve went with gender neutral things though but oh well lol.

I also bought some ring pops and candy necklaces and other things of that nature. I doubt the kids will need to be hyped up on any more sugar than necessary but I bought it anyway lol.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Go to the dollar spot in Target and look at all the little toys there. They usually have a bunch of little, useless toys that would be fun to play with for a couple of hours.

If you have any boys I would go with Hotwheels or something similar, they can play with them and there is no mess! Older boys love Bakugan right now too.

The 7 year olds would love Sillybandz. I don’t understand the appeal but all the kids I worked with this summer love them.

What about Playdoh? It is washable so even if they get it on the table or their clothes it would come right out.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oriental Trading Co. is a great online source for all sorts of penny-candy type things. Here are things that I’m giving the kids who come to my wedding–pretty much all you can get at OTC.  

Animal noses (I LOVE THESE!)

Finger puppets (these I got at IKEA–like, $10 for a set of 10 and they are ADORABLE)

bubbles (our reception is outside and casual, so this is fine, but you might want to skip it if you’ve got a more formal locale)

Silly Putty (this *could* be messy, if you’ve got an especially rowdy kid)

penny candy

disposable cameras for them to take their own pictures (although they will be really disappointed they can’t see their pics immediately after taking them!) Our older  (7+) kids might enjoy playing the “I Spy” game in MSWeddings

activity books/coloring books

OTC also sells a paper color-in mask-making kit that looks like it would help to keep them occupied–we couldn’t resist the animal noses so we passed, but it looked like fun for them.

Good luck!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@babyboo:Great mind think alike!

Im so excited about these kid goodie bags! It’s such a great idea, it really is. And I tink every parent there will be soo appreciative of it! Often the wedding favors at weddings aren’t really “kid friendly” so I know that the kids that’ll be coming to our wedding will feel super special when they get their own special bag when they come in!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you have a Party City near you, they have a ton of inexpensive items for kids of all ages, and you won’t have to pay shipping 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

What about mini lego kits (duplo blocks for the little one)? They are gender neutral and you can find them pretty cheap at Target. If the kid gets board with one they can trade. I know I LOVE Legos when I was little. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Cheeks: I was mystified too until I was watching my friend’s daughter the other day with her silly bandz and concluded most of it is just a fad (like beanie babies), but I think they also really like the sort of “magical” reveal of what animal the band is–if you read “The Golden Compass” it’s kind of like their own little daemon (or their own little pet).

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

there are websites in which you can order kid bags/coloring books, etc…just google wedding kids activity bags, etc….and sites will pop up

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t give them anything like playdough…in case it gets all over the reception hall and they charge you more for clean-up.  And as far as balls, I wouldn’t do that b/c they’ll be so tempted to throw them and could knock over dishes or your centerpieces and break a bunch of stuff.

I would give them something like a coloring book that’ll keep them occupied and quiet during your dinner.  My finance and I are going to give kids at our wedding “glow sticks” so during the dance they will have a fun time!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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