I love making goodie bags. I have
a special-needs son, so I’m always
happy that kids can see past his
disability and come to his party. It’s
my way of saying thank you.
I’m going to be the Debbie Downer,
but a whale just died throwing up
plastic. We are risking our food
security because microplastics are
in the water. The kids may love it,
but we have to do better. I give out
a gift card for the local recreation
Yeah! But we do edible ones, filled
with healthy snacks like popcorn
and granola bars. It’s a small way to
thank those who came and give a
little gift to the other kids too. Plus,
I think it’s too much that kids need
to be given a present (loot bag)
for attending a party. They get the
enjoyment of the party—why isn’t
Absolutely not. We always did a
craft or something similar for the
guests to take home. Most loot bag
items get thrown out quickly, adding to our waste problem.
We do goodie bags starting at
age 4, when it is more of a friend-exclusive party. We keep the costs
minimal and content is based on
the theme or the birthday boy’s/
girl’s favourite treats. The kids LOVE
getting a little something to take
home at the end!
Are loot bags
necessary at kids’
LITTLE BAGS ;lled with candy and inexpensive toys are traditionally
given to young guests as they depart a child’s birthday party. Supporters say that kids love them and they teach the birthday child about
expressing appreciation to guests. Critics argue that loot bags are an
unnecessary expense and children should learn to honour someone’s
special day without expecting a gift in return.
What do you think?
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