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My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years I've done

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  1. #1
    pseuzanne
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    My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with

    the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in

    them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years

    I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to

    think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will

    also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them

    too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.

    After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and

    figure out something else. Any ideas?



    Suzanne








  2. #2
    Lynn
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    Exciting!! Have you tried the dollar tree or $1 dollar store in your

    area?? I bought little books, notepads, journals, coloring books,

    etc from there and gave them to the kids. Then I would get the dollar

    bags of candy and seperate that, it wasnt much candy but the kids

    didnt want that as much as something they could use. I would throw

    in a banana.....



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help

    with

    > the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    > (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put

    in

    > them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple

    years

    > I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to

    > think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There

    will

    > also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for

    them

    > too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    > Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little

    ones.

    > After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them

    and

    > figure out something else. Any ideas?

    >

    > Suzanne

    >










  3. #3
    Mrs. Erica
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    If you have a party city in your area, check them out they may have

    Curious George party favors or either go to Dollar Tree and get

    little stuffed monkey's



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help

    with

    > the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    > (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put

    in

    > them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple

    years

    > I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to

    > think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There

    will

    > also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for

    them

    > too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    > Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little

    ones.

    > After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them

    and

    > figure out something else. Any ideas?

    >

    > Suzanne

    >










  4. #4
    lisa griffeth
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    WOW...I can't believe she's three already..I remember when you posted to the group and you were pregnant!

    I would probably return the stuffed $7 animals...what you get back from that should be enough money to fill the pails(depending on how many pails and how many animals there are). If the buckets aren't too big, you might try a bulky snack...like animal crackers to take up space. Hair stuff for girls is good, small cars for boys are always a hit. They have had tons of stuff at Dollar Tree near me that would be great in a bucket for gifts...small stuffed animals, snacks, coloring books,crayons. It just depends on how much you want/have to spend and how "over the top" youwant the party to be.

    Have awonderful party- 3 is such a nice age!

    Lisa G.

    --- On Wed, 8/13/08, pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Birthday party gift bags
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 2:03 PM


    <DIV id="yiv323117984">

    My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with
    the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child
    (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in
    them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years
    I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to
    think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will
    also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them
    too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.
    After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and
    figure out something else. Any ideas?

    Suzanne






  5. #5
    Fey Becker
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    How about cookie cutters from the dollar store? These can be used to shape sand objects.


    On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:03 PM, pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:








    My daughter&#39;s 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with

    the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in

    them. Somehow I&#39;m just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years

    I&#39;ve done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I&#39;d like to

    think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will

    also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them

    too? It&#39;s a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.

    After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and

    figure out something else. Any ideas?



    Suzanne






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  6. #6
    wyldrose
    Guest

    Default Birthday party gift bags



    We have a birthday to day and I bought a 6 pack of bubble soap on sale for 99 cents. We also added pop-tarts and bubble gum (My daughter is 10). We have also put in the [sat when she was younger, put in crayons and sticker sheets.
    Kay

    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: pseuzanne
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:03 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Birthday party gift bags





    My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with
    the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child
    (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in
    them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years
    I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to
    think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will
    also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them
    too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small
    Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.
    After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and
    figure out something else. Any ideas?

    Suzanne





  7. #7
    pocica@mchsi.com
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    If you have a Target near you, they have had Curious George items in the

    dollar bins.



    Debbie P.





    ---------------------- Original Message: ---------------------

    From: "Fey Becker" <spiritfey@gmail.com>

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Birthday party gift bags

    Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:33:19 &#43;0000



    > How about cookie cutters from the dollar store? These can be used to shape

    > sand objects.

    >

    >

    > On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:03 PM, pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >

    > > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with

    > > the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    > > (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in

    > > them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years

    > > I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to

    > > think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will

    > > also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them

    > > too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    > > Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.

    > > After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and

    > > figure out something else. Any ideas?

    > >

    > > Suzanne

    > >

    > >

    > >






  8. #8
    Christine Bergeron
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    Default Birthday party gift bags


    Rubber Duckies Walgreen's had 75% off summer items we got a duckie (bigger than my 12 yr olds head) wearing a rain hat for $1.49, big character kick balls $1.49 if you knew shoe sizes they had cool flip flops and water shoes for $.49 to $1.49, mommy ducks with 3 babies for $1.49.

    At walmart you can get a big box of cheese or peanut butter crackers (as long as no one is allergic to it) for $1.67 or the same price for granola bars, indivual whale fish (like goldfish) or animal cracker packages and they also had earth friendly saying on tee shirts and onsies for $1.00.

    Dollar Tree has those cute kid print washclothes that are folded up in a tiny package that once you wet it unfolds, teddy bears in tan, brown & white and you can buy clothes and accessaries for them, girls trinket jewery, little dolls, big packs of plastic green army men, tan cowboys and indians, red fireman & blue policeman, books, puzzles, dvd's and many other great ideas all for a dollar.

    And CVS is having a big ECB deal on candy use coupons and it is an even sweeter deal.

    HTH
    Christine

    --- On Wed, 8/13/08, pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Birthday party gift bags
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 2:03 PM


    <DIV id="yiv2032123300">

    My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with
    the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child
    (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in
    them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years
    I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to
    think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will
    also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them
    too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small
    Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.
    After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and
    figure out something else. Any ideas?

    Suzanne






  9. #9
    Carolyn Moen
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    Been watching Christmas and Birthday posts...I have 4 kids, now grown. This has been a site for me for so many things....Birthday parties, Christmas and teachers gifts, Bible Camp, Scouts...I could go on and on. Check this out...very inexpensive but the quality is the best. The best to do is gather with friends....the bulk items can be divided.
    http://www.orientaltrading.com/

    Toots

    --- On Wed, 8/13/08, wyldrose <wyldrose@tds.net> wrote:

    From: wyldrose <wyldrose@tds.net>
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Birthday party gift bags
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 5:04 PM


    <DIV id="yiv1184773648">


    We have a birthday to day and I bought a 6 pack of bubble soap on sale for 99 cents. We also added pop-tarts and bubble gum (My daughter is 10). We have also put in the [sat when she was younger, put in crayons and sticker sheets.
    Kay

    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: pseuzanne
    To: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com
    Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:03 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Birthday party gift bags



    My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with
    the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child
    (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in
    them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years
    I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to
    think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will
    also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them
    too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small
    Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.
    After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and
    figure out something else. Any ideas?

    Suzanne






  10. #10
    Monika B.
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    Do you have a dollar tree?

    They have great little gifts and toys and things sometimes multiple

    items in one bag.

    Goodwill thrift stores sell new items, some of them for a $1

    Also, Thrift stores sell stuffed animals that look new for real

    cheap.

    Good luck!

    Monika







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help

    with

    > the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    > (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put

    in

    > them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple

    years

    > I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to

    > think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There

    will

    > also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for

    them

    > too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw

    small

    > Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little

    ones.

    > After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return

    them and

    > figure out something else. Any ideas?

    >

    > Suzanne

    >










  11. #11
    Carolyn Moen
    Guest

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    Big wooden beads and shoe laces to string on...fun monkey window clings...animal

    sponges for bath time ...with bubble bath....play dough, crayons, glue sticks

    with cut outs....Dollar tree has all of this...3 -4 year olds are so easy to

    entertain!! Cookies in the shape of monkeys in a fun sandwich bag for

    snack...are there gummie monkeys? Throw all of this in the pail and shovel

    bucket.

    So easy at this age...have fun.






  12. #12
    momtosimon
    Guest

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    Right now school supplies are super cheap. Walmart has crayola 24packs

    of crayons for 22cents. I would buy those and a coloring book which

    you could roll up and stuff in the buckets. I think that would be

    plenty. Other things my son has received in favor bags that he loved

    are bubbles, juice boxes, fruit snacks and stickers. He's 2.5. Oh

    and animal crackers.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with

    > the gift bags! I actually bought a pail and shovel for each child

    > (cheap), assuming I could find something (also very cheap) to put in

    > them. Somehow I'm just not coming up with ideas. The last couple years

    > I've done bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and beach balls, so I'd like to

    > think of something different. The kids are 3-4 years old. There will

    > also be a few babies/toddlers. Am I supposed to have something for them

    > too? It's a Curious George theme, so I got excited when I saw small

    > Curious George stuffed animals, and bought them for the little ones.

    > After realizing they cost $7 a piece, I think I need to return them and

    > figure out something else. Any ideas?

    >

    > Suzanne

    >










  13. #13
    beadedjewelrydesigns
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@...> wrote:

    >

    > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with

    > the gift bags!



    The Target in St. Louis, MO has a dollar section, just as you walk in

    the door. I have seen curious george stuff there before too. they have

    things like school supplies, water supplies, all kinds of cute little

    things for the kids, sometimes little games, like jump rope or tic tac

    toe, sometimes shoes, sometimes stickers.










  14. #14
    Allison Planthaber
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    i'm in nj and our target had all the $1 items half off-maybe others do as well.




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    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:59:11 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Birthday party gift bags





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com, "pseuzanne" <pseuzanne@. ..> wrote:
    >
    > My daughter's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday, and I need help with
    > the gift bags!

    The Target in St. Louis, MO has a dollar section, just as you walk in
    the door. I have seen curious george stuff there before too. they have
    things like school supplies, water supplies, all kinds of cute little
    things for the kids, sometimes little games, like jump rope or tic tac
    toe, sometimes shoes, sometimes stickers.






  15. #15
    Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons
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    The party was a success! I went to Target, and was disappointed they didn't have

    any Curious George stuff (I had gotten my hopes up). But, I did find cute cups,

    crayons, and individual-size Goldfish packs. I also added a banana to each kid's

    bucket to go along with the Curious George theme : ). For the babies/toddlers, I

    found adorable stuffed animal puppets in the dollar area. The favors came to

    about $3 each, they were a hit with the kids, and the parents appreciated the

    kids getting something they could actually use (instead of toys that break

    before they even get home). Thanks for all of the suggestions. This group is

    great!



    Suzanne



    Join this group to find out about local deals and

    bargains:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frugalinmassachusetts/












 

 

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