A great goodie bag is the icing on the (birthday) cake. Planning a party? Step up your game and fill your goodie bags with out-of-the-ordinary favors. It’s easy to get creative at local shops, which offer everything from Mexican candy to LEGOs to whoopee cushions. Flip through our photo album to find out where to go for interesting loot.

For Sweet (& Spicy!) Treats: Dulcelandia

Dulcelandia is piñata paradise. You'll find every kind, from giant pink donkeys to superheroes to princesses and every character in between, as well as goodie bags featuring every party theme out there. Fill up your piñatas and goodie bags with Mexican candy and party favors. Be adventuresome and give some of the more interesting sweets a try; we like Rollos de Cocco (jumbo milk coconut rolls) and chili-covered mango lollipops. Every kid (and adult!) will love the Obleas, wafers covered with a creamy caramel.

Three Chicago locations: 3300 W. 26th St., 773-522-3816; 3855 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-235-7825; 4616 S. Kedzie Ave., 773-247-4355; online at dulcelandia.com

Photo: via Essie M on Yelp

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— Amy Bizzarri