My girls are incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful, and large, group of friends.
This means that we have a lot of birthday parties to go to.
This means that Mommy would have to go shopping almost weekly to keep up with them all…
IF she weren’t so amazingly organized!
I do birthdays in “bulk”.
I try to come up with a gift that has universal appeal.
Something that everyone will like, and then I buy a dozen.
2012 was the year of the “Craft Bag”.
The bag itself was the main part of the gift.
This is the “Littles Carry-all Caddy” from Thirty-One:
|Littles Carry-all Caddy|
Inside it I put:
- Construction paper
- Coloured popsicle sticks
- Craft feathers
- Pipe cleaners
- Craft Poms
- Googly eyes
Believe it or not, most of these items were available at my local Dollarama!
I figured the sum total for each of these craft baskets was about $30.
I made 24 this year and am down to my last 3, with 3 birthday parties in the next two weeks.
I keep them all ready in the basement, so that as each party comes up, we can just grab a gift and go.
It worked out perfectly!
Check back tomorrow for my 2013 gifts.
Have a great one!