I by no means expect goodie bags or favors from any party that I (or the boys) attend, but having said that I wouldn't think of sending our guests home without one. This is not because of any rules of decorum or some super competitive mommy streak, but because its so much fun. Yes, I know many of you would not agree with that statement (A definitely falls into this bucket--my own sister--gasp!). But every year I look forward to hunting/making little trinkets to send home with our guests.
For the boys' *Uglydoll Themed Party* we went with a lime green and red color palette and bought gift bags in coordinating colors. Then we stuffed the bags with Uglydoll Keychains (a budget buster, but I couldn't resist), a C&J selected mix of candy with custom packaging, Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape and Ugly Sticks (aka pretzel sticks coated in green chocolate and mini M&M's--see link for Martha's how-to). The goodies bags were tied off with a label that noted: You're Beautiful on the Inside, Man! Thanks for Making Our Party a Blast!