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Let's Tone Down Those Over-The-Top Kid Birthday Parties

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13. Realize Most Goody Bags End Up In The Garbage
They look great lined up on the console table near the entryway, ready for eager young ones to tear open. But those little plastic dinosaurs and rings, the lollipops and whistles often end up melting in the clothes dryer. And when they break, who's shedding copious tears?

Try skipping the goody bag altogether. The point of the party is spending time together. You’ll help the environment too.