Perhaps loot bags in birthday parties are derived from the popular Filipino custom of “pabaon”. It’s like giving your guests a part of your celebration that they can take away with them so they could continue the festivities at home, thus we moms would toil at making the loot bag the prettiest and its contents, the yummiest goodies our money could afford.
Nowadays, loot bags aren’t anymore as simple as they used to be. Mel Galarrita-Menes, owner of Party Time Philippines party planners, explains that rather than giving away lootbags, the trend these days is “to have souvenirs that are related to the party theme itself,” as illustrated below, and they don’t even need to be pre-packed:
1. Candy Bar / Candy Buffet Instead of pre-made loot bags, kids can pack their own candy bags. You just have to provide a cute, personalized container for them to pack their own goodies in!