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Apr 15, 2003
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HELP PLEASE: Loot Bag Ideas?

OK, My wife and I are nearing the end of our rope trying to find the best loot bag solution. Our son's 7th birthday is Saturday. 17 kids out for bowling. We need to arrange cool and fun loot bags. But no lead-laced dollar store crap. Max $5 each. We want things that the kids will want to keep. NOT throw-away toys.

I'm looking for decent things that are on sale (this week) or just a great value. Best we've come up with so far are small Lego sets (police, fire, knight) for $5 each.

Any and all suggestions and in particular great deals spotted on Lego or similar quality small toy sets, are most welcome!

Thanks! :)
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Anthem wrote:
Feb 26th, 2008 11:19 pm
Any and all suggestions and in particular great deals spotted on Lego or similar quality small toy sets, are most welcome!

Thanks! :)
How about Party Packagers ready made loot bags ;) They have so many diff. kinds for diff. age groups with many themes, not just toys but hockey cards, school stuff, etc...

They have a promotion for 2 free loot bags that I posted here a while back... Hope this helps :) ... =loot+bags
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Shouldn't this be in the Parenting forum?
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what about Kinder eggs? i think they come in boxes of 3 - not sure on price but sounds like it's in your price range.
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My son is turning 8 on Friday. Believe it or not but the kids are crazy over school supplies even though the school supplies them. We have added Harry Potter Pencils (magic theme party), erasers that look like crayons, little note pads and funky pencil shapeners. We let our son pick the stuff out. There's a toy car for each boy and a necklace for each girl. The rest is candy.
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Go to the Disney Store. 50% off (extra) off clearance. I believe it is still going on
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Don't give up on Dollar Store idea!!!
I've seen plenty of Disney merchandise in my local Dollarlama - pencils, stickers, etc. $5/kid will be plenty.
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The little liquor bottles you get for free when you big big liquor bottles (they're on the neck of the bottle)
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And to mix it up a bit...rulers and markers. I loved getting rulers and markets when I was a kid.
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I stopped loot bags....oh about 20 parties ago! I was never fond of the prepared ones at Party Packagers (Just $ store junk in them)

We now give the kids GCs for places. I have girls so it's usually Claire's or Ardenes. When there are boys at the party I do Blockbuster/Rogers or Walmart. The kids make their own thank you cards and done.

Another idea, last month I saw pens that have favourite games on the end of them ...3 for $10 at Costco.

We recently attended a party where the mom placed snacks into Popcorn tubs. It has granola bars, popcorn, licorice, juice box, water bottle and a couple of candies in it (all peanut free of course). It was cute, the popcorn tub is coming in handy here ;)

If it's boys....see if you can find a deal on trading cards too.
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Time to find that left over Halloween candy stash lol
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how about the mcdonald toys of the month?
the last time i bought them, they we're $1.71 each...but that was years ago...

also, how about individually wrapped cookies that you buy at the grocery store? ie. mrs.fields cookies, 10 a pack for a few bucks.
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Apr 15, 2003
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Wow these a re bunch of great ideas. Thanks everyone who has contributed so far. Since there seems to be a bit of a lack of discussion about loot bags on RFD, why not just keep the suggestions coming? I am sure this thread will be as much use to others as it has been for me.
Thanks! :)
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remember...get enough for boys & girls. I've always found my female cousins love stationary stuff (cute pens, pencils, notepads, and scented is essential). Guys love things where toys can be shared or competed against (such as self-construct styrofoam planes, little army men with parachutes, little toy water guns)