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Using a mix of left over party bags and table cloths for this year's party?

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m0therofdragons Sat 15-Aug-15 13:01:29

Dtds 4th birthday is coming up and I'm planning on standard party bags etc and was thinking what theme but then I remembered we have a box in the loft if left over plastic table cloths, paper plates and bags etc. There's a mix of my little pony, Minnie mouse and a couple of others. It just seems such a waste to buy new ones. We can afford new ones but I can't just chuck the old ones (still in packets - unused).
I guess my question is, what would you think of you went to a party that had a mix of themes clearly left over from previous parties? Aibu to use them?

CalmYourselfTubbs Sat 15-Aug-15 13:08:31

I would use them.
no-one will notice.

SaucyJack Sat 15-Aug-15 13:11:47

I'd be appalled personally.

I may even go sadfacing to the Daily Fail if the cups and party bags didn't match.

Ragwort Sat 15-Aug-15 13:13:53

Of course you should use them, why are you even asking?

I wouldn't remember (or care) from one year to the next what sort of paper plates etc were used at a child's party. hmm

m0therofdragons Sat 15-Aug-15 13:14:50

Thinking about it, I know my friends won't care and other dc are from nursery and we won't see them again anyway as they're going to different schools. I just know everyone seems to buy new sets every year. Dc will probably love the variety and crazy clashes.

JustWantToBeDorisAgain Sat 15-Aug-15 13:18:54

Have done this many times! No one cares especially not the kids!

Inkymess Sat 15-Aug-15 13:21:51

Use !

bgottalent Sat 15-Aug-15 13:25:49

I always did it. Nobody opens their party bags until they've gone home so they wouldnt know what others got anyway. The most successful 'party bag' I ever did was a lucky dip. I wrapped up odds and ends of left over gifts and put them in a box filled with torn up newspaper. As each child left i stood at the door andgot them to dip into the box for a small gift.

Mrsjayy Sat 15-Aug-15 13:26:45

Why wouldnt you use them will your kids friends parents talk about your lack of theme grin

Mrsjayy Sat 15-Aug-15 13:27:55

I did lucky dip 1year the kids loved it

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