How To Steer Clear Of Tacky Plastic Favours
If you have a birthday party coming up, are you ready for the challenge to find party bag favours that aren’t just cheap, plastic tack?
Children’s birthday parties are filled with energy, excitement and often lots of sugar, which is why getting the kids to leave the celebrations is usually impossible without the bribe of a party bag to tempt them away! Party favours are the perfect finale to a fun afternoon spent with friends and family. But the host parents can often be scratching their heads about what to fill their bags with, and most guest parents would admit that they’ve groaned on more than one occasion about their house being filled with the tacky plastic toys that they’ve received. So, if you’re planning a birthday party and want to put together the perfect party bag that kids and parents love, here are some tips to help you out!
Start With Your Budget
It can be easy to go over the top with party spending, but budgeting for a party bag is something you can be really strict about. Set a limit per child, which may be anything from £1 to £5 per child but will likely depend on the number of guests that are coming to the birthday party.
Include A Craft Activity
Birthday parties with craft activities are a great idea as the children can take home whatever they’ve made. You might have a fun disco party, with a bouncy castle and face painting, but spend 15 minutes doing a calmer activity such as making your own teddy bear. These party bear kits come in packs which include all the stuffing and adoption certificates. Your party guests will love spending time making these, before taking them home as a cuddly keepsake.
If your conscience is telling you to steer clear of dishing out plastic party fillers, there are plenty of sustainable choices when planning your next birthday celebration. Starting with the bag itself, make sure that it’s paper, recyclable or cotton. You can choose eco-friendly fillers such as notebooks, fabric hair accessories, wooden pocket-money toys such as spinning tops and even a small packet of seeds which kids will love to watch grow.
Don’t Forget The Sweet Treats
Often, children are very happy not to have any cheap, plastic toys included in their party bags so long as it’s packed full with sweets. You never see a disappointed child on Halloween when they’re walking around with buckets of treats and it’s the same with party bags. Retro pick and mix sweets are very popular – you can order them as filled party bags online or stock up at a local sweet shop. A children’s entertainer Essex team reveals that another fantastic option is to hire candy floss and popcorn machines for your child’s party and make sure everyone goes home with a generous serving of each.
Party bags don’t all have to contain plastic medals, plastic bouncy balls and plastic whistles. Set yourself a realistic budget and challenge yourself to find something that the kids will play with for more than half an hour, and the parents won’t end up rehousing in their bins! Creating a party bag with a difference will be something your party guests will remember until this time next year!