Goodie Bag Packs from Mabel's Labels

Loot That Moms and Kids Will Like

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Birthday parties are both a blessing and a curse. Kids get tuckered out by an afternoon of free entertainment; you get stuck holding the not-so-goodie bag.

When it’s your turn to host, fill it with something other than choking hazards and candy. Mabel’s Labels — beloved makers of customizable kiddie labels — just launched an affordable combo pack that makes a perfect party favor.

The personalized dog tag/sticker set comes in 27 designs, including hearts, robots, and cupcakes. Stick them on everything from sippies to toys to backpacks — anything that your kids (and you) want to return home.

At $5 a pop (a minimum order of six is required), you’ll spend about what you would in the dollar aisle at Target. But without feeling like a sucker.

Available online at mabelslabels.com.

this week in miami!
Brazilian Beach Party

What: Catch lively music and South American-style dancing.
Why: Capoeira Abolição’s high-kicking moves wow the crowd.
When: Sat., 3 p.m.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park, 81st St., at Collins Ave. Info at 305-673-7577. Admission is free.

Old-Time Dance

What: Learn waltzes, contras, and other fancy folk steps.
Why: Expand your repertoire beyond The Electric Slide.
When: Sun., 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove (305-442-6866). Adults and teens, $10; under 10, free.

Sunday Story Time

What: Make a craft and hear a bear-themed tale.
Why: Snacks curb your cub’s appetite.
When: Sun., 12:30 p.m.
Where: Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave. (305-864-4241). Participation is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Mabel’s Labels

North Shore Open Space Park
81st St
@ Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
3485 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
9700 Collins Ave
in the Bal Harbour Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33154