Every time my son particpates in a birthday party for a daycare classmate, he gets a party bag. Invariably it contains a #2 pencil, erasers, a piece of candy or two, and cheap, plastic junk.
Summary of inevitable outcome:
- Plastic junk goes in the trash.
- Bag goes in the trash.
- We don’t have a pencil sharpener, so pencil goes in the trash.
- The kid doesn’t use pencils. So we don’t use erasers. So they wander around his room for a couple of days before hitting the trash.
- Most the time, the candy is nasty and gets trashed.
What purpose do gift bags serve?
2 thoughts on “Party gift bags: who invented that crap?”
Donate the pencil, erasers, bag, and plastic junk to the church instead of throwing it away.
We don’t get enough to have a “critical mass” of supplies worthy of donation. But I did donate a ton of Meemaw’s old pencils and map colors to a neighborhood school teacher.