DS party is imminent and there are around 20 kids coming though possibly up to 30 as some of the parents have still not replied. Have given little thought to it as so busy at work at the moment. Have booked party entertainer, hall and sorted cake. But now need to do food and party gifts.
What is the average spend on party bag stuff? Can simple food - sausages, sausage rolls, crisps, grapes and cakes/biscuits - be enough for a mid afternoon party? I dont really want to do loads of sandwiches as I just think they don't get eaten. Am conscious of time and cost at the moment.
do twice as many sausages as you will think you need and half the sarnies
avoid party bags- do a lucky dip as they leave- that way as long as you have chucked 40 cheap books in there, there will be enough- peice of cake in one sticky paw and lucky dip in the other as they leave. cant go wrong.
loads of sausages. Minimal amount of simple sandwiches. Crisps of various sorts. Cheesy biscuits, maybe? Shop at Tesco/Aldi/Asda - also good places to look for party bag stuff if you are short of time. 2 ways to go - several small things or the lucky dip approach. I don't know what average spend is as I try not to add up the scary amount of money I end up spending.
Sandwiches- cheese, ham, jam. Cut into tiny triangles,they look prettier. Crisps in big plastic bowls Chocolate crisy cakes are cheap/easy to make. Sqash,ribena,water Cherry tomatoes French bread and butter Mini sauages
IMHO party bags are a must children feel conned without. Small toy, a balloon, lollipop, mini Haribo bags, those little gold medals, mini packs pencils
Napkins, plates, cups, straws. Don't forget your binbags!
We bought a pinata for my DDs 5th, that was well received, though by the time you buy and fill it its quite pricy!
Do the boxes, one for each kid, plus 10 for unexpected ones.
One sausage roll, one cheese sarnie triangle, small handful crisps, few cut grapes, one party ring, two choc fingers. Have jugs of squash, orange and blackcurrant, and plain water. Job's a good 'un. Remember, that whilst it's really important to you to get the exact type of butter on the right type of bread sandwich right, to the kids, it's just another party, they'll have fun, but will forget the exact type of butter, on the right type of bread, two minutes after they've eaten it.