Love them or loathe them, party bags are synonymous with children’s birthday parties. Kids love them. I think it’s the excitement of not quite knowing what you’re going to get inside, but always expecting a fun treat! But I know for many parents, the thought of having to sort a party bag which isn’t just full of short-lived plastic rubbish can a real pre-party stress…
Here’s what we believe makes a memorable party bag and how you can put one together:
Keep it focused on their interests
We’ve all been on the receiving end of generic goody bags. We can’t blame parents for throwing a few pound shop elements together when they’ve run out of ideas, but it’s always sad to see pocket money toys strewn on the floor a day after they’re received. A memorable party bag plays on the interest of the children receiving them, so think about your child and their friends. What are their current interests? Are they sporty? Unicorn mad? Minecraft fanatics? Natural little crafters? Themed party bags are always fun and give you a great starting point for what to include.
Help recipients make more fun memories
A great party bag thinks beyond the initial wow factor of opening the bag and finding out what’s inside. A great party bag helps the recipient make more fun memories, post-party. At Oglee Poglee we know our pre-filled party bags give children the opportunity to get creative when they get home – making more fun memories and allowing their parents to get involved or watch on in admiration too.
We love that party bags can be used as an invitation to bond as a family and children can chat about their creations next time they see each other. Whether you opt for a ready-to-go craft bag, a mini kit of baking ingredients or a pack of seeds/bulbs, think about how you can make the fun last longer.
Keep it simple
Instead of filling a bag with multiple different toys, how about sticking to one gift per child. This could be something that matches your child’s party theme (a pot of slime to accompany a monster party, a bag of chocolate coins for a Pirate party) or a creative gift you know they’ll love. A small pack of Lego, their first watercolour paint set, a book – don’t feel you need to stick to the traditional party bag format. Think about how you can really help them remember the fun they had with a gift they’ll treasure for more than 48 hours!
Present it right
Part of a memorable party bag is in the presentation. Forget supermarket bought plastic party bags and opt for paper bags personalised with their names or beautifully wrapped presents with a balloon attached. At Oglee Poglee, we design each of our kids party bags to be stylish, simple and fun so children (and parents) are excited to bring them home. They’re also compact and resealable too – meaning any bits not used in their first crafty session can be stored in the cupboard for another day.
Oglee Poglee’s pre-filled party bags have been designed for when you’re looking for something different and memorable without having to spend hours shopping for separate bits and bobs! Each of our mini craft kits is filled with coloured papers, shapes, stickers, sequins and glue, ready to let little creators have fun and use their imagination. Our Personalised Party Boxes also include room to pop a slice of birthday cake!