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BoyMeetsWorld Tue 16-Oct-18 20:39:12

Any ideas please guys? It's a big group (30-40), 5 year olds and I really don't want to do party bags as budget is very tight and I just know they'd be expensive and full of sweets and plastic tat that I'd hate my own kids receiving. Does anyone have any inspiration for alternatives that are acceptable and won't break the bank? Thanks lots

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SimplyPut Tue 16-Oct-18 20:49:47

A few gold chocolate coins in a bag = pirate treasure!

Lwmommy Tue 16-Oct-18 20:56:55

Yep gold coins and if you have a printer you could print a bunch of these for them to make at home

www.100directions.com/ahoy-mateys-pirate-printable/

bluechameleon Tue 16-Oct-18 21:00:16

For my son's pirate party I bought sets of pirate picture books from the Book People. I think they were about £1.25 per book.

Pandasarecute Tue 16-Oct-18 21:01:01

I'd think it was great if my child got coins instead of plastic tat! Home bargains will have some at a reasonable price if you can get to one

Lwmommy Tue 16-Oct-18 21:06:57

You can bulk buy 60 little bags of chocolate coins for £20.00 on Amazon

Lwmommy Tue 16-Oct-18 21:10:09

Very nearly forgot my go to party bag shop!

www.bakerross.co.uk/pirates

Mayhemmumma Tue 16-Oct-18 21:11:59

I've just ordered 35 party bags from Party Packs. Look at these ones; they do smaller options to..

www.partypacks.co.uk/mobile/party-bag-and-fillers-pirate-pid82126.html

I went for under the sea theme and actually it's pretty nice stuff, very quick delivery and only £1.80 per bag....still a lot of money but I couldn't have done it cheaper myself very easily.

Mayhemmumma Tue 16-Oct-18 21:13:21

We've also been to parties where child gets a book and slice of cake - parents like this..possibly more than the children who seem to love the plastic crap and sweets combo

Eminybob Tue 16-Oct-18 21:23:27

Amazon also do little cardboard pirates treasure chests that you could put the coins in.

3boysandabump Tue 16-Oct-18 21:34:15

I was also going to suggest chocolate coins

Fishforclues Wed 17-Oct-18 00:24:14

The coins are a great idea.

You could also buy modelling balloons and learn to make swords for them all on YouTube.

BoyMeetsWorld Wed 17-Oct-18 12:32:48

Thanks guys sounds like chocolate coins may be a winner! Will it seem stingy to just get those though? They'll get balloon models from the party entertainment too

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EspressoButler Wed 17-Oct-18 12:36:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SimplyPut Wed 17-Oct-18 14:45:06

Not stingy at all. Better than a bag of plastic tat!

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