Inexpensive Birthday Party Goodie Bags

Posted at 2:00 PM on Aug 06, 2011 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Aug 6th, 2011

I am throwing a small birthday party for my sons 6th birthday this afternoon, and while putting together his goodie bags it reminded me of an inexpensive goodie bag idea.  Crayons are very inexpensive this time of year, my stock up price for crayons is 25¢ each.  When my son was younger, instead of filling his birthday party goodie bags with candy, I would put a pack of crayons and a Blow Pop.  This made the parents happy (who really wants their kids to be send home with a bag full of candy after they just ate cake and ice cream?), and the kids had something to play with for the months ahead.  All for the cost of under 50¢ each!

I have already stocked up on a batch of crayons for my daughters 3rd birthday party, her birthday is in June right before we see all the school sales, thinking ahead will save me lots of money!

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What are your frugal birthday party ideas?


  • Sedonia says...
    Posted at 3:04 pm by I am THAT Lady: Sedonia
    Aug 06, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    For my son’s 2nd birthday party I baked cupcakes instead of buying a cake. I used toys from the Dollar Tree for the goody bags and like you I also threw in a box of crayons the I got for 20 cents each.

  • Amanda Mirizio says...
    Posted at 5:01 pm by I am THAT Lady: Amanda Mirizio
    Amanda Mirizio
    Aug 06, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I look forward to my girls’ birthday parties every year, and I really enjoy making the goody bags….it becomes almost a game to see how inexpensive I can make them! I usually buy the plastic pencil boxes for 25 cents rather than disposable goody bags, and I also include a box of 25 cent Crayola crayons, and usually a pack of fruit snacks, a glue stick, a pencil with a fun eraser, and various “healthy” snacks I collect along the way for free or cheap using coupons….i.e. granola bars, nutri grain bars, fruit leathers, etc……they are a hit every year!!!!

  • Joy says...
    Posted at 5:08 pm by I am THAT Lady: Joy
    Aug 06, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I stopped doing goody bags several years ago. Instead I do a regular size Hershey bar for each child with a label printed on computer that says “Thank you for coming to my party!” and with my children’s names. My boys are older though (9 & 12). And, one year when I did a baseball theme, I just did a pouch of Big League Chew gum with a thank you label on it.

  • Sabrina says...
    Posted at 8:58 pm by I am THAT Lady: Sabrina
    Aug 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Great ideas! Thank you. I’m just wondering where you find your Crayola Crayons for so cheap. I’ve never seen them for 25 cents. Maybe when I was a kid they were a quarter. The cheapest I’ve seen them is 70 cents at Staples or Superstore for the back to school sales. The Dollarstore has them for $1.25.

    • I am THAT lady says...
      Posted at 11:54 pm by I am THAT Lady: I am THAT lady
      I am THAT lady
      Aug 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      They go on sale every summer at Toys R Us 4/$1 – I get them at that price and stock up.

      • Karen says...
        Posted at 2:36 pm by I am THAT Lady: Karen
        Oct 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

        WalMart, also during the back to school sale. Really cheap Crayolas, glue sticks, etc.

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