5 great alternatives to the traditional party bag

So, you’re hosting a party and stuck on what to give the kiddies to take home as a party bag. I’m sure many of us agree they are probably unnecessary, but unfortunately its very easy to feel obligated to do them when everyone else is handing them out :)

So here are my top 5 alternatives..

1 CREATE SOMETHING TO TAKE HOME

Get the kids to create something during the party, this can be as simple as a mask they colour in and add feathers/decorations to, a beaded necklace or bracelet, or even a fridge frame that they colour in and can later add a pic from the party.

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2 NOTEBOOK AND COLOURING SET

How cute is this idea - buy little inexpensive notebooks and crayons, and bundle together to create little packs, they kids will love them and so will their parents. Pic and idea by: http://www.ashleyannphotography.com

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3 HAVE A PINATA AND LET THE KIDS FILL UP THEIR OWN PARTY BAG

Create little bags for each guest with their names on them (or provide them with letter stickers and let them decorate their own, as an extra activity) - then set up a pinata and let them fill their own bags!

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4 A PRETTY BALLOON

Kids love balloons, so why not let them all take one home at the end of the party. The best part of this idea is that they can be used to decorate the party as well. Either a plain old fashioned balloon fixed to a stick with streamers added for extra prettiness, or a helium filled balloon (add some gold confetti inside for extra wow). Try Kmart for balloon sticks and balloons, or Look Sharp for helium filled balloons. This balloon is from Target, Australia.

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5 A THEMED DRINK BOTTLE/CUP

There are heaps of great themed drink bottles and straw style cups out there, these are a great idea, as the kids can use them to drink out of during the party and then take them home with them. You could even fill them up with some wrapped lollies to take home. These ones are from Kmart NZ.

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