Photo Credit: She Wears Many Hats
A few weeks ago, my daughter celebrated her 5th birthday. We threw her a big birthday bash at a nearby park, with family and friends. I chose the park as our party location for a few reasons…for one, right now the weather in our area is absolutely beautiful and you just want to be outside. Two, parks just provide lots and lots of space for kids to run free, and at very little cost. I didn’t really want to throw a big, extravagant party – I just wanted my little girl to be able to enjoy a fun day with all of her friends.
Since the party was at the park, we were really flexible with our guest list and invited lots of family friends, as well as school friends and their siblings. When I started thinking of “goodie bags” (which have become my least favorite thing about birthday parties if you ask me), I got a little overwhelmed about the amount of them and how much it would cost me. I happen to come across this adorable Party Popcorn on my friend Amy’s blog and instantly had the answer to my goodie bag dilemma. Ironically, I had absolutely everything I needed in the house – popcorn, candy melts leftover from the holidays, plenty of sprinkles and a ton of plastic treat bags for packaging. I had 30 bags of this delicious (and incredibly addictive) Party Popcorn ready to go in no time at all. This made me a very happy mama.
This easy homemade goodie bag solution lead me to look around and find more possibilities for our next party…thought I’d share them along with you in case you were in party planning mode right now.
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