The party bag is the component of the kid’s birthday that can be a very fine art. It’s a staple of children’s parties and it’s always exciting for children to bring a bag of goodies home, but what are the golden rules for party bags? Let’s show you everything you need to know.
The Staples of a Party Bag
With any party bag, there is a handful of essentials that need to be in place, including the following:
- Bubble blowers. Bubble blowers are fantastic because, well, what child doesn’t love bubbles? Make sure you choose a brand that doesn’t stain, otherwise the party bag is only going to cause more problems for the parents.
- Stickers. Stickers are a very simple, yet effective addition. You can up the ante with an iridescent sticker or a glow in the dark sticker that suits the party theme.
- Leftover cake. A slice of cake is always welcome, but just make sure you wrap it in a napkin before you put it in the bag to stop the cake from sticking to the bag.
- Crayons. Crayons and little items of stationery always bulk out the bag.
- Balloons. A couple of balloons is a great way to add some color.
Keeping With the Themes
One of the most important things to remember about birthday party bags is that if your child’s birthday party was a very specific theme, this is the perfect opportunity to start filling the party bag with all the themed essentials. A little mask can be a great addition that kids love but it’s a very useful toy that doesn’t cause a lot of damage, which is always a bonus. We have to remember that it’s the parents that will have to clean up after the kids and if you fill the party bag full of messy items, it may cause a few issues at the school gates.
Bouncing Balls: Yes or No?
While bouncing balls are one of the staples of party bags, the debate as to whether they are vital rages on. The problem with bouncy balls is that if every kid gets a party bag way before they leave the party, they are going to start bouncing them. This means that if the children start bouncing balls inside, it could cause more than a little damage. For this reason, party bags need to be the very last thing you give to the kids, right as they are heading out of the door!
What You Shouldn’t Put in Party Bags
It’s not just about the things you need to put in there, but about the things that should be avoided at all costs. Depending on the age of the children, you may want to avoid toy swords or any projectiles. Additionally, you should keep slime out of the bag because it will stain carpets, and party whistles may seem like a good idea, but the noise soon becomes too much to bear.
Planning early birthday parties for babies are almost effortless affairs in comparison to older kids, and there can be a lot of headaches when it comes to the party bags, but it is a fine art. Think about some of these things and make sure you plan an amazing party bag.