So I hate getting those cheap goodie bags with stuff I won't let my kid play with (he's 3).... So I was thinking for my ds's birthday we would give books and a balloon. There will be around 35 kids (most in the 3-4 range a few younger and a few older- oldest is 8). I know they got books for halloween from one parent in school and all the kids seemed to be super excited. What would your reaction be and what "series" would you want to see? Oh and a pretty equal mix of girls and boys.
Eta: the party theme is Legos
So we got some great books at Barnes and noble, they gave us a 20% discount since there were so many. I let my kiddo pick them (from the 3.99 rack). There's some little critter, barenstain bears, lego, Barbie, dinosaur train, Clifford and a few others like that. He was so excited! He picked a few because so and so likes dinosaurs and boy guy like cars... It was so fun to watch him think about his friends likes and get some he thought they would enjoy not just ones that he would like.
Thanks for the great ideas!!