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#1 mum2twogirls

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

My daughter is having her first party ever & is so so excited!!  biggrin.gif

She will be turning 10 & is having a disco theme for 13 friends.

I am totally puzzled though in what I include in the party bags.

Please help with some suggestions ...$$$ & allergies are not a problem.


#2 bailee

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

If its for girls, I always put stationery stuff. Cute pens or erasers, etc. Last year I went to Officeworks and they have a stand with fancy rubber bands, miniature highlighters, bulldog clips, etc. I think it was $5 or $10 (two sizes) and you fill a container. I got a $5 one and we carefully filled the container and got heaps of little goodies to put in the party bags.

#3 baddmammajamma

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

I would:

* Burn CD mixes of the songs that will be in heavy rotation at the party (perhaps let your daughter pick her favorites). We often give CD mixes as a party favor, and they are always a massive hit!

* Add in really funky colored (like neon) nail polish -- or get cheap funky bracelets/bangles

* Pop Rocks or some other lolly that turns your tongue funky colors

Hope she has a great time!

Edited by baddmammajamma, 16 February 2013 - 09:43 PM.


#4 AtotheZ

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

For her age and theme i would have a party bag which included glow sticks/bracelets etc, something from smiggle eg. small notepad and pen, freddo's or other sweets etc.

If you have time you could make up cd's of the songs that were played as part of the disco

Sounds like a great party!


#5 sjl

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Hi

I have three boys but you got me thinking.  

Lipgloss, nail polish, stationery, lollies.  Enjoy your dds first ever party.

#6 Guest_*SnowFlower*_*

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

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Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 04:00 PM.


#7 WinterIsComing

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Just want to chime in that all things considered, party bags are abhorrent in environmental sense. We all know consumerism is impacting the environment in the most horrific way. Why add to the pile of unwanted, destined to be unused plastic garbage? Why are favour bags still being given, don't our children get enough in our bloated society?





#8 mum2twogirls

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (bailee @ 16/02/2013, 10:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If its for girls, I always put stationery stuff. Cute pens or erasers, etc. Last year I went to Officeworks and they have a stand with fancy rubber bands, miniature highlighters, bulldog clips, etc. I think it was $5 or $10 (two sizes) and you fill a container. I got a $5 one and we carefully filled the container and got heaps of little goodies to put in the party bags.


Love these ideas!! & the CDs - how easy!!


It is her first party ever!!!
She is so excited!!

Wow!!!... In my eyes we are not handing out " unwanted plastic garbage" ... But just a small thank-you token for enjoying this special event with us ....

... Let kids be kids ...



#9 katpaws

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:40 AM

I would not include costmetic items. Some girls at ten are not allowed to wear nail polish, lip gloss etc. Also, cheap versions of these products, in my opinion, are not very nice or good to use.

For DD's parties i often use a party bag that has a theme, ie fairy party i have done a fairly bag up, beach party i got small beach buckets, etc.  This year DD had a movie theme party and i put the goods in paper popcorn boxes. I try to use containers that can be reused, ie mugs and cups, or recycled (cardboard).  I don't think i have ever used plastic bags.

Stationery items are very popular with young girls atm but to be honest a plastic bag full of lollies is something they would be happy with.

#10 Halcyon~

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

Just wanted to add we just zip lock bags as lolly bags and print up an a5 piece of paper/card with a thank you note and picture of theme. Fold card in half and staple to top of bag.

#11 Chelli

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Hi,
I have just moved this into the Party forum wherebyou will be able to see many ideas for party bags etc original.gif

Chelli

#12 Julie3Girls

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Pretty stationary always go down well with that age, and gets used (so not junky clutter)
Lip smackers are good ... It's a Chapstick rather than makeup, although you aren't likely to get many complaints about lip gloss with a 10yr old party.
A few lollies .. Let your daughter pick out some stuff
Bracelet/bangle each .. Decent quality.

Oh and I'd pass on the cd copying ... My girls have a lot of cyber education, and I know part of that covered illegal copying of music and movies. I'd just be hesitant to do it on a full party scale.

They really don't need a lot in there. For a disco party, I'd probably do some glow stuff at the party as well.


#13 mindy05

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

I saw a great idea recently- make some giant cookies, a bit smaller than the size of cds. Put them in those paper cd sleeves, and seal the tops. These are a great alternative to lots of smaller lollies.

#14 Arthur or Martha

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

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Edited by ambwrose, 02 September 2013 - 08:04 PM.


#15 Guest_*SnowFlower*_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (Julie3Girls @ 17/02/2013, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh and I'd pass on the cd copying ... My girls have a lot of cyber education, and I know part of that covered illegal copying of music and movies. I'd just be hesitant to do it on a full party scale.


I agree it is piracy and a good way to end up in court. Even for such a small crime.

#16 Beancat

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (WinterIsComing @ 16/02/2013, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just want to chime in that all things considered, party bags are abhorrent in environmental sense. We all know consumerism is impacting the environment in the most horrific way. Why add to the pile of unwanted, destined to be unused plastic garbage? Why are favour bags still being given, don't our children get enough in our bloated society?


Really?  Its a little girl's birthday party, I am sure the Mum can reduce her impact on the environment in other ways.  Let the poor girl and her friends have some girly fun sad.gif

#17 blenheim

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

I can think of plenty of other things that are abhorrent rather than party bags....


Anyway - I like the stationery idea - or perhaps hair accessories?

#18 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (WinterIsComing @ 16/02/2013, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just want to chime in that all things considered, party bags are abhorrent in environmental sense. We all know consumerism is impacting the environment in the most horrific way. Why add to the pile of unwanted, destined to be unused plastic garbage? Why are favour bags still being given, don't our children get enough in our bloated society?

In fact, why have a party at all? So wasteful. Much better to all stay at home and hand sew some homespun hemp pajamas.




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