I have done several different birthday parties using their decorations, crafts, and their toys and games. I have purchased costumes and dress up clothes. And I have planned 3 Halloween Carnivals all using Oriental Trading products. They are the first place I look for little prizes, especially when I need to buy in bulk.
When I look for prizes I am looking for a variety of options, I don't want to get the exact same thing every time. I'm looking for things my kids and their friends will actually like and something with a reasonable price point. Oriental Trading has done a great job with everything I'm looking for. Not every single one of the toys have been hits with my boys, a few break pretty easily, but these are carnival prizes and something I'm not expecting to last a long time anyway. I'm looking for something to bring enjoyment and not something that has to be thrown directly in the trash.
I am so excited to be working with Oriental Trading this year! They have graciously donated the prizes to be used at my boys's Cub Scout Pack Halloween Carnival! Aren't they amazing? Talk about bringing smiles to 50 boys and their siblings! Thank you Oriental Trading!!! My boys eagerly helped me open the two boxes of toys to see what they could win this year.
Last year we also got the Mega Halloween Assortment and it is just a good well rounded mix of prizes. We selected different prizes to go with the assortment this year from what we offered last year to change it up a little, and we tried to focus on some of the kids's favorites.
Hopefully I sparked some ideas for your planning!
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Be sure to check out this great site from Oriental Trading full of lots of great ideas to help make your Spooky Night Spectacular!
This is a great resource with tons of FREE Recipes, Coloring Pages, Pumpkin Decorating Tips, Halloween Costumes, and other great Halloween Craft and Decorating Tips!
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(I bought this costume for my boys about 4 years ago, and my youngest still wears it around, my oldest would wear it now if it wasn't so ridiculously small on him!)
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