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8 Ideas for Party Goodie Bags for Kids in Singapore (Eco-Friendly & Wallet-Friendly!)

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One mama shows us some great eco-friendly party favours and kids’ goodie bag alternatives that will keep the kids happy and be good to the environment

Looking for eco-friendly goodie bag ideas and party favours for your child’s birthday party? When throwing my kids an eco-friendly birthday party, the goodie bag and party favours are usually the biggest challenge. Traditionally, party favours are junky single-use plastic toys that break after the first use, plus goodie bags can be time-consuming and expensive to put together. But we don’t want to do away with party favours altogether because, let’s face it, the anticipation of a goodie bag is a big part of the fun!

         Read more: Ultimate Guide to Kids Party Planning

Best ideas for goodie bags & party favours in Singapore:

Goodie Bag Idea #1: (More) Cake!

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Part of the excitement of attending a birthday is the goodie bag itself – and if there’s another slice of birthday cake inside, that’s almost certainly a win! Encouraging kids to choose some of the party food to take home with them keeps the party going and helps to deal with some of the food waste that goes hand-in-hand with parties too.

Goodie Bag Idea #2: Crafts

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Compile a craft activity using upcycled items from the home for kids to make their own goodie bag gift. There are many eco-friendly paint options but please hold the glitter!

Goodie Bag Idea #3: Succulents & Seeds

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A small pot plant or succulent is a fun party favour for kids to take home in their goodie bag, or even a packet of seeds and small terracotta pot (no plastic, please) for them to grow their own. Kids will love seeing the fruits of their labour.

Goodie Bag Idea #4: A storybook with a message

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Involve your child in selecting their favourite storybook as a goodie bag gift for each child, or you could opt for one with an environmental message such as “Questions and Answers about Plastic” or “We are extremely very good recyclers” (from the Charlie & Lola series).

Goodie Bag Idea #5: An experience

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While we don’t want to spoil them, an experience gift can be something kids can enjoy with their whole family. How about a day pass for an activity that fosters their appreciation of the natural world – such as the Singapore Zoo or Aquarium?

Goodie Bag Idea #6: Homemade playdough

It’s simple to make your own and that way you know exactly what’s in it, and you can be sure it’s biodegradable. Wrap in baking paper (or recycled foil) for kids to take home. It’s a very budget-friendly option too!

Goodie Bag Idea #7: Eco-friendly stationery

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A box of chalk is a party favour that is both fun and eco-friendly. You could also consider giving a paper saving notebook that helps kids learn about sustainability, together with some plantable pencils. This eco-friendly goodie bag idea will teach kids how to care for the environment and nurture their very own plant.

Goodie Bag Idea #8: Thank-you card

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Depending on the age and stage of the birthday boy or girl, they could help to write or decorate a thank you card for each of their guests. For younger kids, these printable cards provide a great starting point and still help them foster their creativity.

Eco-friendly Goodie Bags for Party Favours

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Whatever your choice of goodie bag, make sure to bundle it up in an eco-friendly package too! A brown paper bag (available at Daiso) is the simplest option and will look great decorated with each guest’s name – a great way to involve your child in the party prep. You could also consider making your own goodie bags from upcycled materials such as newspaper or leftover wrapping paper. While reusable fabric goodie bags might seem eco-friendly, they have a much higher carbon footprint to manufacture, so are best avoided. Use your creativity – the sky’s the limit!

By adopting some of these ideas for eco-friendly goodie bags, you can keep the fun and help to protect the environment too.

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