What do you think?
Each child got a box full of goodies with a spider sucker made with a Yummy Earth lollipop, a little bag of Annie's organic fruit gummies, jack-o-lantern sticker page and a container of homemade orange glittery playdough along with a little cookie cutter for creating.
I made a real effort to supply them with something fun and relatively healthy without going over budget. I got the candy free from Amazon, my husband found the containers for me though sources say you can find them at hobby stores, I couldn't. The stickers and boxes (went with boxes instead of plastic bags) are from Oriental Trading Company, cookie cutters from Hobby Lobby (50% off!) and we made the playdough ourselves of course! If my calculations are correct I ended up spending roughly $1.98 per child on a fun little box that the kids all really enjoyed. They were all attacking me with their little spiders after removing their lollipops ;)
I also made up a little box for his teacher which wasn't quite as cheap but a lot of fun to put together! We mummified a candy bar using a long strip of muslin from my sewing stash, threw a few lollipops in there for her and her kiddos, printed a personalized eCard from Oriental Trading Co. and also included a Target gift card that I got for free. So, a little pricier but still perfectly affordable, and even if it weren't, I have no problem spending a little more considering everything she does for and with our little ones each day! She's an awesome teacher!
Looking forward to what tomorrow's round of goody boxes brings!
How do you avoid candy overload in your home? Any fun, healthy ideas for goody bags/boxes or party activities and favors?