party bags!!

(85 Posts)
mummyzoe2012 Tue 14-Jan-14 19:50:31

Its my daughters 2nd birthday party on saturday. Ive booked a soft play party and have 9 children confirmed as comming. Does this seam ok for a party bag? 2 diffrent sweets, large bouncy ball, bubbles, colouring book, crayons, age appropriate pocket money toy ie frizbie, skipping rope... twirly straw, balloon on a stick and party popper.. they also will get a bit of cake and a fuzzy eds party bag. Does that seam ok?

mummyzoe2012 Tue 14-Jan-14 19:50:52

They also have a small book too

cardibach Tue 14-Jan-14 19:51:48

Seems very generous to me! Mind you, my DD is 17 and parties seem to have got more supersized since I was doing them.

WaffilyVersatile Tue 14-Jan-14 19:52:30

it seems like a lot tbh but its up to you!

Lilacroses Tue 14-Jan-14 19:54:03

That's more than enough. Hope you have a lovely time!

Crowler Tue 14-Jan-14 19:54:12

I'm anti-gift bags. I've never given them since my precious first born's first birthday party. It works pretty well for me.

FalalalalalalaFiggy Tue 14-Jan-14 19:54:16

They sound fine but.......My DS was 2 in December we avoided party bags like the plague they seem to be another example of competitive parenting.

It's so close to Xmas I decided they really didn't need more plastic tosh that's end up in the bin by the end of the day.

Thatisall Tue 14-Jan-14 19:54:17

Seems like loads of stuff to me. Personally I hate those pocket lovey type toys you get in party bags, they always end up broken and thrown away.

I think you're being very generous OP

Thatisall Tue 14-Jan-14 19:55:03

Pocket money not pocket lovey!! Omg it's the goats and think vitamins thing all over again

WidowWadman Tue 14-Jan-14 19:55:42

I've only put sweets into party bags and received no complaints, yours seem a bit OTT.

onepieceoflollipop Tue 14-Jan-14 19:55:57

Sounds plenty, too much rather than not enough. smile

For my 6 year old we did 1-2 chocolate/sweet items (freddo etc). Little colouring book with crayons. birthday cake.

Magix Tue 14-Jan-14 19:56:10

More than what I ever put blush definitely fine !!smile

Crowler Tue 14-Jan-14 19:56:41

Yes. My kids walk in the door with a party bag --> I hatch a plan to get it into the bin. ASAP. I hate them.

onepieceoflollipop Tue 14-Jan-14 19:58:01

One year (age 4) we did a lucky dip, some dcs complained about lack of party bag!

My 10 yr old now sorts her own, I give her a budget and she buys various stationery/confectionery/claire's items!

Sound an awful lot. I have stopped giving toys in mine and just do sweets, crisps and cake.

JupiterGentlefly Tue 14-Jan-14 20:00:36

Never include a whistle. Or plastic mouth organ. Unless you want scores of parents committing infanticide on the journey home.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 14-Jan-14 20:03:42

Bit too much imo. I just give them a slice of birthday cake and a balloon.

DaftSkunk Tue 14-Jan-14 20:04:23

Sounds very generous, I think you have more than enough stuff. Hope the party goes well smile.

AlwaysDancing1234 Tue 14-Jan-14 20:05:53

That seems very generous, my DS would love coming to the party just for the party bag! Hope you and your family enjoy the party

Only1scoop Tue 14-Jan-14 20:08:50

Sound lovely ....I always go overboard with mine also. Keep seeing other little bargains and popping em in wink

JabberJabberJay Tue 14-Jan-14 20:09:47

Sounds like a lot but my kids would love it!

gordyslovesheep Tue 14-Jan-14 20:10:59

I wouldn't put a party popper in a 2 year olds party bag - but other than that it seems fine - not sure YABU though!

BabyMummy29 Tue 14-Jan-14 20:11:11

Sounds great - you're being very generous.

LowLevelWhinging Tue 14-Jan-14 20:13:18

that's too much.

Save some for next year, seriously.

Round here we get:

cake - bin
whistle - bin
chewy sweet
lolly
bubbles - spilt within 45 seconds

That's about double the usual amount ime.

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