Party bags can be a bit of a minefield for people who are struggling to come up with ideas. There are so many different things that you can put into them but you have to make sure you get it right for the recipients.
These sorts of events are often the first time people have any experience of a party bag. They are a staple of birthday parties for even tiny children and so they can be quite easy to fill. Obviously, it goes without saying that sweets should be one of the main ingredients in the perfect children’s party bag. Companies like Heavenly Sweets sell a range of different boys and girls party bags ones so you can get some that are tailored for boys and girls, featuring popular cartoon and comic book characters.
You might also want to put in the obligatory slice of birthday cake that has long featured in these types of party bags. Toys that can easily be used inside are also popular. Things like yo-yos or a miniature pack of colouring pencils can be popular with children of all ages and they won’t break the bank if you’re on a budget.
When children get a bit older, it can be a lot harder to know what to put in party bags. The sweets and cake will be good bets to put in party bags for people of any age so feel free to throw a few of those in there. If budget isn’t really an issue, you might want to include a gift voucher to a high street store, giving the teenagers a choice of what they can buy. If you want to keep the cost down, try going for things like stickers or cool stationery that teenagers can use for school.
You might want to add in some make-up or hair accessories for teen girls and perhaps some sachets of hair gel or body spray for boys. It shows that you’ve put some thought into what you include but you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune.
Fancy dinner party
Some people like to create gift bags for people that come to a dinner or cocktail party that they are throwing. If this is the case, you might want to bypass the sweets but the cake could be a good bet.
An alternative to a slice of a larger cake is to make lots of smaller cupcakes or macarons to include instead. Tealight candles, pretty jewellery or even miniature bottles of wine can all make very nice gifts for these sorts of bags.
If you are looking at something on a much bigger scale and have a huge budget to play with, you might want to do gift bags, rather than mini party bags. These sorts of bags feature cosmetics, jewellery, vouchers, drinks, clothes and various other luxuries so feel free to go all out if budget isn’t an issue and you’re throwing a seriously stylish and big party.
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