Any ideas of what to put in a party bag for a first birthday
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The one year olds could be pleased with anything that is bright and colorful. Squeeze toys, plush toys, teething biscuits, bibs, sippers, picture books, a CD of nursery rhymes, baby snacks, etc. are great options for them. I found many members suggesting crayons, playdoh, mini notepads, etc. They aren’t for 1 year old. They are good for the ones who are above one year, probably two or more. I especially liked Tammy’s idea of giving tooth brushes. I have never seen anyone giving a toothbrush but it’s seriously interesting. In fact, I am going to recommend this to my friend who is shortly hosting her child’s first birthday. Here is an interesting read on party favors for kids. It has good options for kids of all ages. Hope this helps you.
Rebecca - posted on 12/17/2009
We gto all our stuff from teh dollar store. They have a party favor section. We did bubbles, blowers, bouncy balls and then in other sections we got something different for each child as some were older then our son. We got counting cards, flash cars, coloring books and crayons, little stuffed animals and then at the grocery store they sell individual sized goldfish crackers and we put those in as well. You could also use ritz cheese craker packs, they haev those in individual sizes as well.
Have a good party for yuor little one! I recommened a plastic table cloth until the highchair to catch all the cake :)
Shirley - posted on 12/17/2009
Since they are 1 year and younger....squeaky toys, rattles, blocks, bibs, baby treats (like teething bisquits, etc., baby soap, shampoo, lotion, bath toys, all babies like bubbles, anything that your own child likes or could never have enough of. Hope this helps.
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Cordelia - posted on 07/17/2011
Many of us have given up on goodie bags in my hood. I have a 9 year old and a baby. One year I bought a bunch of beanie babies on eBay and everyone picked one. A friend gave coupons for a free ice cream at a place nearby. Another gave puppet wash cloths. I try to do one nicer thing rather than a bunch of little things. You could do BPA free containers, sipee cups or something useful since the little ones won't care.
Erin - posted on 12/15/2009
Books!!!! For my daughters first birthday I found sets of cute and funny books about Santa (she's a dec baby) and there were 4 books in each set for $2 so that was only .50 each. I also put bubbles and one other thing that I can't recall.
Tammy - posted on 12/15/2009
rubber bath toys, books, tooth brushes, animal cookies, bubbles, and there was something that was made out of three blocks together that spun arround with disney characters. that was the best gift. i think it was from toys r us in a dollar bin somewhere
Meghan - posted on 12/15/2009
I didn't bother with party bags but gave each guest a small cuddly toy.
i agree with you sarah :) i have chossen not to do party bags for my childs partys. it has become such a compition, with "who has the best bags" i remember when i was little, that we as guests got a bit a cake on a napkin, and that was that. so that is what i do with my sons partys. after all, its my sons birthday, not every other childs, why should they get a gift as well.and they stil get party food and what not :)
Keri - posted on 12/15/2009
There are those baby spoons that come in packs of 8, and I would look for other "baby" items that are in packs like the peek a balls or blocks; stay away from the dollar store stuff as it won't be baby safe. You could also put in Goldfish crackers. Good luck!
Wendy - posted on 12/15/2009
Gerber makes these really cool puffed rice tiny finger foods. I don't remember the name of them, but they come in several good flavors, and if not opened will keep for a while until old enough to use them. My kids loved them! Hope this helps.
Kimberly - posted on 12/15/2009
I just got each child a small toy and that was their party bag. I couldn't find age appropriate things for a decent price. Rattles, cuddly blankeys, balls, bibs etc. There is a lot of cheap things that wont fit in a party bag but you can give them anyways.
Christine - posted on 12/15/2009
I skipped gift bags altogether at this age. It is hard to find appropriate things for kids this age (things end up in their mouths) without it costing a lot of money. But I do know Target's dollar section sometimes has cute little socks, dish and silverware packs, tee shirts with cute sayings or even coloring books & board books. Suggestion, how about just a board book and you could write your Thank you in the book. Thank you _____for attending ____'s 1st Birthday Party, the date and year.
Jennifer - posted on 12/15/2009
were doing a farm theme for my little girl and planning on doing a rubber duck, gerber puffs in plastic easter eggs ( which in the farm theme will be chicken eggs), plus her birthday is after easter so i can get them on sale!!!
Bonnie - posted on 12/15/2009
You can put a snack box of Cheerios, 2 finger puppets & the dollar store has little books that they can take in the tub. I honestly think that is enough because at that age, it's more for the parents than the kids.
Bonnie J. Stenger
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Megan - posted on 12/15/2009
for my sons 1st birthday i went and got bath toys and little bears and this that kids under one would use i went to the dollar store adn got everything for the treat bag for under 35 dollars the amount u spend all depends on how many kids are going to the party
Hdlb123 - posted on 12/15/2009
You have to remember the age of the kids, balloons for kids under 1 probably isnt a good idea. If they pop you dont want them putting the broken peices into their mouth and choking on them. Rubber ducks/bath toys are wonderful, bubble bath, balls (big enough that there is no way they could fit into a mouth) Gerber puffs or fruit cups instead of candy,
Megan - posted on 12/15/2009
I put bubbles, Stickers, little rubber duckies, some fun temporary tattoos. all stuff that you can get pretty cheap at Dollar General and the Dollar Tree.. the temporary tattoos were bought at our local party store though..and you can also put little coloring books and cheap crayons in them.. and gold fish crackers and other snack stuff that wasnt candy..
Emily - posted on 12/15/2009
i was just making my sons! like everyone says, its really hard for this age! especially if you are on a tight budget! i was going to get each child a little stuffed animal, but that got too expensive, so i ended up getting couloring in books (you can get ones especially for party bags now.. they are around $2 for 8.. not the best qualioty.. but hey.. its a party bag!) i also put a tooter thing, a little mask, and a plastic farm animal. I know most of the kids will be too little for them( most coming are 2 and under) but i figure their parents can help them play. ie, they will prob. love the noise the tooter makes, and mummy or daddy can teach them the sound of whatever animal they got! i was going to do bubbles as well, but i couldnt find any reasonable priced ones...
Ardrian - posted on 12/15/2009
I put a tin of heinz custard assortment (can buy a box of 6 i think and split up from big w), rubber duckies or bath toys, maracas or small musical instument that you can buy in a pack of 4 and a balloon or if you don't want to give a lolly bag, just a small book.
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