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Organising your kid’s birthday party can be tricky enough without having to worry about making goodie bags and party favours. Most parents are divided on this idea – some people feel that stuffing in a few sweets is good enough while others want to make the effort. Well, if you fall into the second category, you may need some help when you go about filling these bags.
Of course, if you really want to make the goody bags special, you can make them yourself. In any case, here are some ideas that you can use the next time a birthday party rolls around:
Consider the Age Range
One of the most important things to keep in mind is how old your guests are. If they are toddlers or younger, focus on brightly coloured items that they would find attractive. Also, avoid anything overly small or fiddly. At the other extreme, if you are inviting kids who are tweens, stay away from anything that may seem childish to children of that age.
Try DIY Treats
Most parents prefer to throw in a few wrapped sweets to keep everyone happy. However, if you want to go the extra mile – and stay within the theme of your little one’s birthday party – then you could consider making your own treats. From party popcorn to bunny treats, the options are endless. What more, you get to add a personal touch to the food you are giving away.
Make It Count
A lot of people often head for the cheapest possible trinkets when it comes to stuffing goodie bags. Unfortunately, this often means that the kids won’t actually enjoy what they receive and will just end up throwing the items away. If you don’t want your hard work to end up like this, try giving kids modern toys they will actually like. This way, you can be quite certain that they will remain entertained for a long time afterward.
Keep the Parents in Mind
Let’s face it, you wouldn’t be too happy if your child came home with something that was noisy or messy to use. So, practice the same kind of courtesy when coming up with gift-bag-stuffing ideas. You should definitely stay away from anything that will give the kids’ parents a headache such as whistles, glitter, and liquid paints.
These are all the things you need to remember when stuffing goodie bags. Not only will these tips make your life easier, they will also ensure that every child walks away happy.
This article was written by Tracy Plunkett of ConsumerHelp Guide, the only online source you’ll need to make the right buying decisions.
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