A few weeks ago, Timmy turned 4 years old. Oh wow, I no longer have a toddler. He’s officially a child. My heart soars and weeps at the same time! Part of this milestone was sharing the love with his classmates. He didn’t have a party in class, but he did share some of his favorite things with them. Presenting: Animal-Themed Gift Bags!
Animal-Themed Gift Bags
Since Timmy loves animals (we had an animal-themed birthday get-together at home!), it made perfect sense to share his love for animals with his classmates via this little gift bag.
Animal-Themed Gift Bags Love
In the gift bag were the following items:
- “Fun with Animals and Toys” Activity Book
- Leone Kids Crayons
- Animal Finger Tattoos
- An animal-themed book (“In The Jungle” in the above picture)
- Animal stickers that were individually cut and taped to a piece of construction paper
There were 14 gift bags (including Timmy’s). We spent not more than a thousand pesos for all of this, including the brown paper bags.
Ready to share the animal love.
One of the fun parts of putting this together was thinking of the theme. Timmy likes CARS and Toy Story, so that was part of the consideration list. Animals won hands down. It wasn’t as easy to put together though. When you choose well-known cartoon characters, toy stores usually sell those items in one corner. For a Toy Story theme, you’ve got your masks, coin banks, puzzles, bubble blowers and all things Buzz & Woody in one place. Same goes for CARS. For animals though, it can get a bit tougher. Or maybe we were just picky.
Thanks to my sister for organizing this! She went through a gazillion stores putting the loot bag together. Okay maybe not a gazillion, but she sure went to a lot of stores to make each animal-themed gift bag ultra special.
Which bag is yours?
We labeled each gift bag with an animal sticker. My sister stickered, I did the lettering. Behind each tag was a short note. It said:
“Dear (insert Classmate’s name here),
Thank you for making my 4th birthday special!
Sharing my love of animals with you.
Caw caw rawr,
A thousand points to you if you know what movie “Caw Caw Rawr!” is from.
Aren’t these animal-themed gift bags fun? Maybe we’ll do this again next year if Timmy is still into animals. We didn’t have a big party this year, but if we do have one next year it could be animal-themed too. For the gift bags, maybe we’ll add a little animal toy. I also saw some animal-themed pencils at the supermarket not too long ago. If they’re still available next year, they’ll be part of the gift bag too. So much fun!