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Party Favor Etiquette- No More Trinkets Please!
by Hilary Basile
Gone are the days when birthday parties were comprised of games and cake. Nowadays, birthday parties are expensive whether you host your child's birthday party at your home or at an off-site location. This leaves many of us wondering if party favor trinkets found in loot bags are a necessary expense in addition to the cost of the food, drinks and entertainment.
Although party favors are not a necessity, many of us feel compelled to provide them to birthday guests as a way to express our gratitude. In reality, party bags are generally filled with cheap choking hazards that kids break upon receiving then forget about within a few minutes.
Following are some alternatives for those looking to break the cycle of offering party bags:
Have the children create a craft project during the party they can take home such as homemade playdough, painting and planting a flower pot, creating a picture frame, or designing a t-shirt.
Offer a grab bag where the children can select one item at the end of the party such as a ball, bucket of chalk, playdough, book, etc. Collect these items when they are on sale.
Hilary Basile is a writer for MyGuidesUSA.com at [http://www.myguidesusa.com]http://www.myguidesusa.com, you will find valuable tips and resources for handling life's major events. Whether you're planning a wedding, buying your first home, anxiously awaiting the birth of a child, contending with a divorce, searching for a new job, or planning for your retirement, you'll find answers to your questions at MyGuidesUSA.com.
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