Kids love party bags but an hour after the party the plastic toys are broken and the kids are on a sugar high. Here are our top alternative ideas
Fewer, better quality items will keep kids entertained long after the balloons have popped
Pencil with fun rubber on the end
Pen with sparkles/superhero/princess theme
Small bottle of bubbles
Book – look on thebookpeople.com for party bag book sets
Dress up jewellery
Mini nail polish
Small diecast car
Tub of Play Doh
Kids expect something sweet in their goody bag but keep them to a minimum or replace with a healthier option
Small bag of Haribo sweets
Fruit hearts/strings/stars – made with fruit juice so a bit healthier
Fruit kebab – fill a wooden kebab stick with yummy grapes, strawberries and pineapple and seal in a sandwich bag for freshness
Box of raisins
Banana cup cakes – a hit of sugar but with a fruity twist
If you want to ditch the bag idea all together a good option is to give each child one gift that costs the same as all the other bits added together.
Lego Mixels bag
Shopkins/Lego/Lego Friends figures
Colouring book and pens/pencil
Pencil case filled with pencils, rubbers, rulers etc
Craft set – paint your own piggy bank/mug
Large bubble wand
Top Trumps cards
Stationary set – matching notepad, pen, pencil etc
Top Tip: For pre-school kids and school kids buy a stack of paper bags to use as goodie bags, write all the children’s names on in bubble writing and get them to decorate their own name. It’s an excellent way to get them to calm down for 5 minutes and you can give a prize out for the best decorations. Provide stickers, pens, glue and glitter so they can get creative.
Love, Katie from team ParentVille
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