For Baby’s first birthday we threw her a party. I really loved the party bags I created, so I thought I would share them with you all. We had an Alice in Wonderland themed party, so I thought the doily’s worked with the whole tea party vibe. This was my first foray into the world of party bags. Despite my lack of experience, I know what I like. Also I would only give people things, that I would be happy to receive for Baby. So a bit of thought was needed to get the balance right- the aim a lovely party bag that doesn’t cost the earth!
First things first, I got the bags ready.
For this you will need;
Brown Bags – I bought lunch/takeaway style bags from Ebay (25 were under £3)
Paper Doily’s – 60 for a pound!
Spray mount – £5.99 from WH Smiths (but it was 2 for 1)
Playing cards – 3 packs for £1 in Poundland
How to make?
- Easy peasy! Just spray the doily to the front and overlap at the edge a little (depending on your bag/doily size).
- From a playing card I cut the first letter of each child’s name, ensuring the back of the card was the front of the letter. Spray mount onto doily.
- Attach a brown kraft type tag to the handle with ‘Take Me’ written on one side and the child’s name on the other.
- Done, pretty and unique bags.
Then I had to try to work out what to put in them. I must admit this gave me a bit of a headache. I think I over thought it! I wanted them to include lovely things, but obviously there is a budget and it is best not to get carried away. A friend tipped me off about some books that were being sold in a set. They were perfect, little sturdy cardboard type books of nursery rhymes, in a set of 10. A great addition to 10 party bags! I then added some bubbles and a bath toy (also bought as packs and divided).
A trip to the supermarket got me a lovely little haul of wooden toys, some maracas, music sticks, wooden books and wooden worms. Each bag had a gingerbread (baby recipe) rabbit (keeping in with the theme) with the child’s initial iced on the front and popped in a cellophane bag (cellophane bags purchased from Ebay). I added a little Baby’s Bakery sticker to the back. I added a few hair clip’s for the little girls and I had cake boxes ready to go with the bags at the end of the party. Baby had a Tattie Teddy instead of the other goodies in her bag. I am really happy with how they turned out and they children seemed pleased with them!
Do you go all out for your party bags?