Planning a birthday party is one thing but the loot bags is a whole other beast parents have to tackle. It would be great if the whole loot bag phenomenon would go away and never come back but the devastated looks on kids’ faces when they don’t get that bag of future landfill contents changes our minds every time.
There are some things that work OK as filler (pencils, erasers, miniature chocolate bars) but most of the time it resembles the junk for which kids trade in their Chuck E. Cheese tickets. So stop wasting your money and gets things that won’t break the bank or disappoint — the parents and the kids.
Flower pots and seed kits
Try something like thisfrom Amazon, or try your local gardening shop or dollar store.
If you have time, you can even order some reasonably priced ones online ($9).