Yesterday, I watched the movie Bridesmaids for the first time. It was a hilarious film but one of the best scenes that caught my eye was the puppy dogs as party favours. PUPPY DOGS! As much as I am sure your children would love to give out puppies in their party bags, the majority of people are on a budget. Since our team at Wild Cherry Events give out hampers on a daily basis and our first-party bag blog post was a hit, we thought we should create another one. This list is for parents who are on a budget but still want to create AMAZING party bags. So, sit back, relax and read on if you would like to find out more!
This first idea will require you to go to your local cheap shop and buy pencils. Cheap shops usually have heaps of options so you could even get pencil colours to match your party theme! If you can only find rainbow pencil packs, why not let your child decide which colours they would like to give each friend. One of my favourite childhood memories was getting a party bag with red nail polish. My friend told me that she gave me red because I am an exciting person. Why not let your child do the same and tell their friends what colour they believe suits them best? Print out colouring pages from the internet and put them in the bags with the pencils!
Spark your child’s imagination with a party mask! These can be purchased in bulk from your local dollar store. Get masks to suit your party theme or let your kid pick which ones they like best. Your guests will love playing games with the masks such as dress ups and hide and seek! For an extra special mask, why don’t you order it online?
For those who grew up in the 80-90s, you would remember making your own beaded bracelet! If your child is old enough, why not let them make a bracelet for each of their friends? Beads can be purchased from your local dollar store, including beads that could be used to spell out the guest’s name!
Put your baking skills to the test and bake little cupcakes for your child’s party bags. Cupcakes are easily personalised to the party theme and can be made cheaply using supermarket packet mixes. Purchase little cardboard boxes from your local dollar store to serve them in. Why not skip the party bag and just give out little cupcakes? You could even wrap the cake boxes in a ribbon to add something extra. This could also be a fun way to teach your child how to cook! Why not let them help you in the kitchen? The guests will feel extra special knowing that the party favour was handmade with love!
Why not take photos during the party and print them off for your guests? This could be a great party favour that helps your guests remember how much fun they had. You could either email them to parents, print them quickly during the party, or get them printed at Kmart and have your child distribute them at school. This is a great way to keep the party going even when it is over!