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Easter is almost here and, this year, I volunteered to put together the goodie bags for my 4-year-old’s preschool class’s Spring party.
For me, the goodie bag or party favor bag is one of the funnest parts of planning a birthday or class party. I love hunting down little trinkets that the kids will love to open.
No doubt many of these treasures will be scattered about the home, driving parents batty but, to a small child, rifling through a treat bag is one of life’s greatest joys!
Think of the expression on your children’s faces during Christmas morning when they get to dig into their stockings. The goodie bag provides that same, magical experience, just on a much smaller scale.
I also love the challenge of a goodie bag. I love to hunt down budget friendly toys and treats and attempt to shove as many items as I can into the bag without breaking the bank.
And where’s the best place to find adorable, seasonal goodies at an extremely affordable price? The Dollar Tree of course! Where every single item in the store is always only $1.
So off I went, basket in hand, on a mission to get the most bang for my buck.
Let me break it down into individual items. Here’s what I found:
Color, plastic eggs to stuff things in, 18 count
Colorful band-aids (kids love ’em) to stuff in an egg, 20 count each
Bubble gum to stuff in an egg, 20 pieces
2 packs of pencils,12 count each
1 pack of sidewalk chalk, 20 pieces
Bunny Erasers, 8 count
Smiley face tops, 8 count
Dollar Tree has an awesome selection of party favors that are perfect for any theme!
Flying Spinners, 10 count
Springtime stamps, 8 count
Candy Bracelets, 10 count
The bags, 10 count each pack
White tissue paper, 35 sheets
Each bag contains:
- The floral bag itself, 10 cents
- 2 Band-aids (stuffed in a plastic egg), 10 cents total
- 2 pieces of bubble gum, (stuffed in a plastic egg) 10 cents total
- 2 plastic eggs, 11 cents total
- 1 spinning top, 12.5 cents
- 1 flying spinner, 10 cents
- 2 pieces of sidewalk chalk, 10 cents total
- 1 candy bracelet, 10 cents
- 1 Easter stamp, 12.5 cents
- 1 Bunny eraser, 12.5 cents
- 2 Pencils, 16.7 cents
- 1 piece white tissue paper (optional), 3 cents
- 1 plastic baggie for chalk (optional), 2 cents
That makes the grand total $1.25 per bag or, if you splurge for the tissue paper and the plastic baggie for the chalk, $1.30 per bag! That’s a deal in my opinion!
There are 12 kids in my son’s preschool class so that makes a total of $15.60 (with tissue paper and plastic bag for chalk) for some super cute and pretty awesome treat bags!