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Budget friendly party bag ideas.

Party bags don’t have to break the bank these days. There are so many budget friendly ideas and I have tried to collate the best ones for you.

Gone are the days of traditional party bags filled with plastic miniature toys that your child never looked at any way and that get lost down the side of the sofa.

Party bags are even better in the modern age and are a great way to say thank you to your guests for coming to your child’s birthday party.

It may seem like it will work out expensive if you’re inviting more than 20+ children but I recommend not spending more than £1-2 per child when working out your party budget.

Here are my budget friendly party bag ideas:

1 – Cake – you’re having a birthday cake anyway so why not just offer a slice of cake per child to take home at the end of the party and that way, you don’t need to spend on anything extra. I have also seen other parents give cupcakes as a parting gift instead of the birthday cake.

2 – Buy in bulk – there are so many places to buy your items in bulk such as pound shops on the high street. Here you can purchase packs of colouring books, pencils, stickers etc.

3 – Arts and crafts – a great way to kill two birds with one stone is to host an arts and crafts party and your guests get to keep whatever it is they make such as tie dye t-shirts, jewellery boxes, personalised tote bags etc.

4 – Books – so many places offer paperback picture books in bulk, some places do 10 books for £10, saving you a heap of money whilst still giving an amazing gift to your guests.

5 – Slime – sometimes the smallest of ideas can have the biggest effect such as giving out slime pots! Not much to brag about but kids love getting dirty although you may want to ask parents permission first!

I have many more budget friendly and eco-friendly party bag ideas in my Essential Party Bag Guide, available on my Etsy shop.

Grab yours here!

Jelly Jade x

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