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21 Lolly-Free Birthday Party Loot Bag Ideas


Ready for the party?! You’ve planned the party games, ordered the cake and now you’re faced with the loot bags – but ugh, more sugar?


Relax, here are 20 clever and fun alternatives to a traditional party loot bag.


Whether you’re hosting a cool birthday party at home or at a venue or park, kids expect a loot bag and what birthday party isn’t complete without sending the guests home with a thank you surprise!


1. Mini puzzles, so much fun and an excellent brain workout.


2. Mini play doh-tubs and a cookie-cutter – tie them together with a ribbon. TIP: Buy a bulk kit for better value for money.


3. A decorated cookie. Sweet – AND NOT A LOLLY.


4. Kinetic Sand – individual pots or bags of course. These are just $2 each at Target.

5. Pencils and notebook for the busy doodlers.


6. A pinata filled with little toys (figurines, pencils, erasers etc) – everyone gets to fill a cup to take home.


7. A book – a good read guaranteed!


8. Bubble wands, classic choice. AND CHEAP, Bubble Wands are just 40 CENTS each at BigW!


9. Temporary tattoos or stickers. Great for kids who love to STICK STUFF to all of the things. Maybe throw a notebook in if the budget allows.


10. A pot and seeds or little seedling kit. This Mr. Fothergill’s Little Gardeners Butterfly Garden Kit is just $6.16 at Bunnings.


11. Glow sticks for a sleepover party! Get your dance groove on with glow sticks attached!


12. Frisbee (or Kmart do cool Flying Rings for just $2!). Outside you go, kids!


13. A bouncy ball. FUN FOR EVERYONE, just maybe not inside.


14. Colouring in books or colouring roll. All of these colouring books, just $2 at Target.


15. Pretty hair bows. Can never go wrong with accessories, folks.


16. Kids lip gloss. These sweet lip glosses are $3 each at Kmart!