It’s Birthday Time Again!

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 I have the benefit of having 2 birthdays at the same time.   Not the same day, but close enough.   So, every year I try to come up with some eco-friendly form of loot bag or gift for the kids to take home or play with during the party.   One year I did capes – those were awesome and some of the kids still play with them. I highly recommend those!  For the capes, I sewed a loot bag for each to match with the child’s initials on them.

Last year I did crowns for the kids to decorate themselves.  For the crowns, I put them in brown paper bags.  

This year, I did crayons!  I see so many awesome crayons on Etsy and thought, “Easy, I can do that!”  Well, not so easy!  I’ve been working on this on and off for about 2 weeks and I’m finally done.  I started off by pealing the crayons with my finger nails – ouch!  Then I switched to a knife – scary dangerous!  Then a carrot peeler – um, still dangerous.  Finally, my hubby says, “why don’t you just put them in water?”  He’s so smart!   And for the record – rubber ice cube trays do melt!   Not exactly what I had envisioned, but done!   This year I’ve chose another Etsy WAHM to make my loot bags for me.   We’re going to give out re-usable sandwich bags from The Straight Stitch this year and I’m so excited to see how they turn out!  Do you have an eco-friendly idea for loot bags?  Please share!

2 thoughts on “It’s Birthday Time Again!

  1. Yeah to you for making your kids loot bags such an awesome idea, wonder what kids would think about getting hankies in a loot bag?  Hehe I had bought some fun shaped ice cube trays at the VV for crayons and could not figure out if they where plastic or silicon till of course they melted all over the microwave. 

  2. Last year for my daughter’s birthday, we gave out mini crayon rolls from My Sunshine Designs and travel tic-tac-toe games from My Happy Hobbies (both on Etsy). They were very well received, by both the kids and their parents. I’m still working on loot bag ideas for this year! 🙂

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