Lastly, an interesting article about how to prepare for your child’s birthday, which is an important aspect when considering food and beverages. It’s also our “expert” advice to include a cup holder in there with the toys, candy, or games:
Party bags or loot bags are what children enjoy most when going to a party. The games and the prizes are fun and exciting in a party. Some, but not all, kids look forward to food. The kids wait for the bags they get before the party ends and they look forward to what they can take home after the party aside from the prizes they won from the games.
If you are preparing your kids’ birthday party, you should consider the things that you will put inside the party bags. Kids get surprised and excited when they open their loot bags and see the contents. They should be something useful and fun, and – considering your budget – inexpensive.
Candies and Chocolates
Sweets are probably the most affordable stuff you can buy to put inside the party bags. Buy two or three different bags of candies and bite size chocolates and divide them to the number of guests that will be receiving the bag. Put 4 to 5 pieces in each bag. Another growing trend is using chocolate roses inside party bags for a princess themed celebration.
Small Bags of Chips and Cookies
You can also include small bags of chips or 2-3 piece packs of cookies. Some parents are particular with sweets and candies and prefer a less junk food like cookies. Other parents also do not let their kids eat salty chips, so better keep the sweets and chips to a minimum.
Pencils, Erasers and Sharpeners
Basic school materials are very useful. They come in packs of multiple pieces too (e.g. a box of ten pencils). These are a plus to parents because they do not have to buy these for their kids when they go to school. You can also include cute mini memo pads.
Crayons and Coloring Books
Eight-color crayons and mini coloring books are great ideas to put in party bags. They also encourage kids’ creativity and art skills. The coloring books and crayons also can be an additional activity for the party. Give color pages to each guest who arrived early while waiting for other guests to arrive and for the party start, or while waiting for the food to be served.
Tiny Toys and Action Figures
The small animal toys and fun action figures bring joy to kids. They can add these to their toy collection or use as room or playhouse decorations. Use with caution when you are giving out these small party bag toys to toddlers and preschoolers because they might swallow small parts.
Hair Clips and Ponytails
Inexpensive hairclips and ponytails are best to give out to little girls. If you are having an all-little-girls party, they will be thrilled to find cute clips to put on their hair. You can opt to buy the basic ponytails in different colors, or buy the cute ones with cute animal and ribbon designs.
Thank You Cards
It is important to send your message of gratitude and appreciation to the guests for being a part of the important day of the celebrant. Put a small and simple thank you card with the celebrant’s name.