Whether you are fancy pants or not, whether you know it or not…the dollar store has been and will forever be your best friend when you are party planning. Even swanky parties can slip in dollar store items all the time.
For my girls double birthday party this weekend, I went with gumball machines and bagged baker’s twine tied baggies of multi-colored gumballs.
The machines came from the Dollar Tree for 1 dollar a piece. The gumballs I got in the candy aisle at Walmart and I got just over 6 pounds for 15 dollars after tax.
28 machines= 28 dollars
6 pounds of gumballs= 15 dollars
Total: 44 dollars
Price per favor: $1.57
It’s substantial, unique and the kids LOVE them! It’s hard to do favors for that good of a price that isn’t a random bag of nick-knack throw away toys. I think it’s a win!!!
Plus, if your child brings one home, don’t throw them away! Fill them up with jelly beans, M & Ms, or any small candy and use them as reward jars for good behavior, good school work, or whatever the going rate is for a jelly bean in your house!
Love the idea and want to do it? You can pre-order and do site-to-store and assure the number of items you want for your party. Nice little tip there…. That way you can avoid being there the day of the party praying they unloaded the truck with gumball machines on them. That sounds very familiar.