Party bag ideas

Parties can be a wonderful time to get creative with kids. Here are some fun ideas from the Family Food Patch community on how to avoid the 'lolly trap'

Mini Gift ideas

  • Stickers
  • Fun & colourful fridge magnets
  • Animal stamps
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Crayons and colouring pencils
  • Glitter pens
  • Badges
  • Balloons (normal or helium)
  • Curly straws
  • Blank colouring in sheets
  • Hair clips/bobbles
  • Handmade bead bracelets and necklaces
  • Packet of plant seeds (herbs and vegies)
  • Bouncy balls
  • Fruit & vegie play dough cutters
  • Novelty hats and glasses
  • Mini colouring pads

Crafty Party ideas

  • Plant pot to decorate – sow with seeds
  • Placemat to colour in/decorate and laminate
  • Recipe cards – perhaps food they try at the party: dips/watermelon slushies or fruit smoothies/rice paper rolls etc
  • Mini photo frames to decorate (you could take instant photos of each child at the party and present them with a picture to put in their frame)
  • Handmade paper windmills
  • Wishing wands made from dowling sticks and cardboard stars with ribbons
  • Finger puppets (knitted or made from felt)
  • Beads and thread

Packaging ideas

  • Cardboard noodle boxes-decorate them yourself
  • Mini fabric drawstring bags made from odd scraps and offcuts
  • Brown paper bags- decorate with crayons, stamps, stickers