Though we've tried to highlight some finer picks for goody bags in the past, chances are you might still be receiving a few filled with small plastic toys. Here's what we do with ours:We figure there's actually strength in numbers with these little toys, so rather than find them scattered throughout our apartment, we quickly grab most of them and put them in a large decorative bowl to be taken out of our closet only on rainy or desperate days. We've got some plastic jewelry, plastic glasses, and tiny bottles of bubbles in ours. Once they're all together, the bowl becomes a small treasure chest that can amuse a little one for quite sometime.
In the San Francisco area Emiko Oye holds workshops for kids and adults called Accessorize with Toys to turn these trinkets into jewelry. What other ideas do you have?