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Where can i get hessian sacks suitable for sack races?
I'm in SE (bayside suburb) Melbourne

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#1 smultron

Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:58 AM

I'm going against the trend of bowling, swimming, mini-golf and playcentre parties for DS turning 7yrs..
I've decided to host 7th birthday party at a large nearby parks vic park which has a big open grassed area near a fabulous adventure playground.  
hoping for good weather!! So, planning to do old-fashioned games liek the 3-legged race, egg and spoon and sack race...
does anyone know where I could get large hessian sacks from?  i will ask local fruit shop but wonder if anyone still uses these bags in our modern age.  
thnaks for any other suggestions.

#2 carolynmaree

Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:02 AM

If it is just for kids size maybe you could just use pillow cases instead?  Sounds like a great party!

#3 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:03 AM

You can by Hessian from Bunnings and sew up the sacks to the size you like.

#4 Guest_starbellied_*

Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:04 AM

I don't live in Melbourne but I would ring places that do animal feed (if there are any around).  

Otherwise, do places like bunnings have them (for sand bags and grass clippings etc?

#5 idignantlyright

Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:04 AM

Use heavy duty garbage bags, and then reuse them to put rubbish in or take things home in.

#6 liveworkplay

Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:09 AM

Anywhere they sell animal feed should have some. We got ours from the Animal Tuckerbox here in Tas.

#7 smultron

Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:25 AM

thanks everyone- there is an animal feed place nearby although their chaff is no longer delivered in these.. They do sell empty hessian bags that get padding put in for dog beds.. bought 4 for $6.50 each.  Not too bad as they are quite big and durable.

thanks again!

#8 mummy to e&j

Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:24 PM

I'm pretty sure Spotlight sells the 'game' of sack races, etc...

#9 2016

Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:35 PM

The sets from Spotlight etc are pretty flimsy and wouldn't survive one party if the kids are 5+ in my experience. The hessian sacks sound great, I'll be on the look out for them!

#10 montessoriparent

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

Try: hessian bags / rolls at: https://www.blackwoo...etic-bags-rolls

#11 seayork2002

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:22 PM


#12 KoalaTeeTime

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:24 PM

If you have a coffee roasters near you they will have surplus sacks. I'm in Sydney but the one near me sells them for a gold coin donation.

#13 Greatmum

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:27 PM

Fruit and vegetable markets.

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