the goodie bag dilemma
How did this madness begin? I cannot be the only one that loathes their existence. Giving or receiving! I think most modern day mamas, like myself, take the least expensive route to stuff these damn things. $1 Store or Oriental Trading Company treasures are go-to items. Of course, as soon as they are opened-the items break or are forgotten on a playroom floor (perfect land mines for mom to step on with bare feet). On the flip side, if you don't use the above mentioned discount suppliers, these parting gifts will set you back a pretty penny. There in lies the quandary....
I figured it out. Why not add up the amount you would spend on EVERYTHING you would need to give a goodie bag and add that to what you spend on the party? The kids still benefit, the cost is the same, and the work is minimal. Isn't that what we should all aim for? Less work, more fun. Who's on board? (Please say all of you.)