Children expect party bags at the end of the party and it has become party etiquette to provide them. They are usually the last thing arranged, but of course the most important. However, a great party must end with a nice gift to remember.
After you confirm the number of children present, you can then get caught up in party bag planning. It’s best not to be late, because you will be surprised at how much time, effort and thought needs to be given to give an impressive party gift.
Decide on your budget and how much you want to spend. If you have a whole class of twenty to thirty children then you might have a limit of maybe two pounds per bag. But if you throw a smaller party then, of course, you can increase your expenses.
Consider The Age Of The Children and Gender
Guests who are younger than three years old will need gifts that are appropriate for their age, for example avoiding toys that are so small that they can choke.
If you are having a party where boys and girls attend, think about whether you would rather have a special bag for boys and girls or if you would rather have a unisex party bag. All of these considerations will help in determining the best gift to give.
Matching the Party Theme
If possible it’s always a nice touch to have a party bag that matches the party theme by completing the party. Your budget will determine what type you can provide, but that is just a case of using a lot of imagination and producing something a little more unique.
A party bag doesn’t have to be an actual bag and it just becomes a term used to represent a party gift. If your budget is quite limited, this does not mean you have to use cheap plastic loot bags, with cheap plastic toys in them. Instead of being creative and try to come up with alternative ideas. This can be as simple as making a few cookies and wrapping each one in a clear plastic bag tied with a ribbon. Or maybe just give each child a reading book or a gift that they can use, such as a t-shirt or personal cloth bag.
How The Bag Is Presented
Remember, it is not only what you give but how it is presented that is important. If you are not a creative person or are too late to make your party bag, then there are many places where you can buy pre-filled bags, available to suit all types of budgets.