I caved and did party bags. Don't think I'll be doing them again for DS1 though. I put in some mini bags of Maltesers (I refuse to call them "fun size" - there's nothing "fun" about it), some football stationery stuff bought in a multi pack from Tesco, a glow stick. There was something else cheap but I can't remember what. Varied it a bit for DS2's bag and his girl cousin.
DS1 is having his party next Saturday at an indoor climbing centre. There'll be DS1 and four other boys all aged 10.
They'll still want party bags won't they? What on earth - besides sweets and cake - do I put in the bags? I also have to do one for a nephew who can't make it (also 10) and nearly nine year old niece who are coming to the family party.