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06/07/2013 at 17:37
It's E's 3rd birthday party in a couple of weeks. It's a pizza making party at pizza express with a magic show and balloon making. Roughly 15 children, 10 girls and 5 boys. Any suggestions for cheap and cheerful party bags that don't include cr4p? It's a Princess theme (of course!) if that makes a difference. Last year we did books, raisins and cake. There will also be 8 siblings between 7 and 15 months not joining in with the pizza making. I wanted to do a little bag of fun for them to keep them busy before the magician starts. Any suggestions of what to put in it?
06/07/2013 at 20:19
The party bags that my kids like the most are the ones stuffed full of sweets!
My daughter is 3 in a month and I'm just ordering a few bits for her party bags - we're going to have tattoos and make your own owl pompon kits as well as all the sweets
06/07/2013 at 20:37
I've mentioned this on here before but when I nannied a few years ago the little girl had a pizza making party and her parents were not fans of party bags so they took a picture of each child in their chefs hat at the beginning of the party then the dad took the camera down to the local boots and got all the photos printed off his camera, they'd already bought little clip frames and we (I) popped a picture in each one. The children took home their photo and a chunk of birthday cake and were more than happy!
I appreciate this will only work if you have a spare person to sort out the photos for you!
Otherwise, my friend doesn't like party bags so she ordered a load of books from thebookpeople.com (Julia Donaldson ones in a pack- so the Gruffalo, snail and the wale etc) and gave each child a book and a packet of sweets.
06/07/2013 at 22:55
For Ms party bags I got jigsaws from tesco for £1 each - Disney princesses for the girls and Cars for the boys. They were small boxes so fitted in the party bags ok and went down a treat. For the young kids, could you do bubbles? Or you could do a box between them with books and treasure basket things?
07/07/2013 at 04:47
Pingu- I have friends that I know will not appreciate the masses of sweets Ella's favourite party bags are also those full of sugary delights!
ML- That is a brilliant idea! I might run it by H and see whether he'd be happy to do the photo run.
Weekender- I think I'll be hard pressed to find puzzles at that price here I do like that idea though so will have a look around this week.
08/07/2013 at 11:16
Pizza Express are giving a little puzzle and voucher for a free kids meal to each of the older children so I think I'll get a small box of raisins and smarties for each bag and then look at books tomorrow. H isn't sure he will get chance to go and print off photos and I don't think he wants to leave Es party
Any suggestions for the babies? H thinks we should just take a few toys along for them to play with and they will probably enjoy watching the balloon modelling and magic show... Was thinking bath toys as a little gift before they leave but any other suggestions?!
08/07/2013 at 11:17
What about my little lribrary books, or bath books?
08/07/2013 at 13:32
A bath book is a good idea, I saw some recently for less than a £!
08/07/2013 at 13:39
For babies at J's party, they got a small rubber duck (I got a pack of 10, dirt cheap)
08/07/2013 at 13:54
Thanks AK. Think I'll look at bath toys and books tomorrow.
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