that " book in a party bag " idea some CLOT had once
Frivol · 12/05/2009 19:02
well it goes down very badly here.
My kids like books.
they like parties
they like party bags
they dont like them mixing.
a party bag BEST case scenario is sweets, with a football keyring( who has keys aged 6?!) if you haev to.
GrapefruitMoon · 12/05/2009 19:05
Don't forget the fact that most books won't fit in party bags so you have to wrap them separately!
I am overjoyed that dd (Yr 7) says that a slice of cake is all she gets at parties now...
Doodle2U · 12/05/2009 19:08
I wondered that about the keyring - my children love keyrings. We have boxes of the wretched things. We have great strands of them attached to book-bags. We have them dangling off wardrobe knobs, coat hooks and one on the cat flap. Alas, no keys.
And plastic whistles that don't work - equally loved and treasured.
yappybluedog · 12/05/2009 19:08
party bags are FUN, especially if filled with plastic tat
pointydog · 12/05/2009 19:09
I think we can safely say it goes down badly in 80% of the country
MintyyAeroEgg · 12/05/2009 19:11
Water pistol. Or hair slides. A few celebrations. A piece of cake. Its not difficult.
squeaver · 12/05/2009 20:56
Agree - never have I seen my dd so disappointed as when she opened the party bag to find a Dr Seuss book.
"there's not even any bubbles" she wailed.
janeite · 12/05/2009 21:02
Bubbles are good.
Books are good for parents and for ease of purchase but not fully appreciated by barbarian children who want sugar-loading.
We tended to go for the notebook and pen route; or bracelet and hairclips; never did master the art of party bags for boys though.
IlanaK · 12/05/2009 21:20
I will confess to the book in a party bag idea being always in the back of my mind. However, I have yet to succumb!
I am currently planning a joint party for my ds1 and 2 who will be 5 and 8. It is an "explorer" party in the park. I am using black organza pull tie bags and will be putting in a notebook and pencil, a length of rope, a homemade cloth map and a toy swiss army knife (brought over from the US as they are not available over here). Thoughts?
Frivol · 12/05/2009 21:26
just bung in a bag of skittles
squeaver · 13/05/2009 09:32
Don't forget the cyanide pills Ilana
islandofsodor · 13/05/2009 09:46
We love books in party bags and I hgave often provided one. I get them for 80p from a party bag company. There is a range of titles from fairy tales to traditional children's stories, town and country mouse was the last one. Or Mr Men/Thomas type book people books. For older ones the paperback sets fit nicely in.
For ds's party bag this year there was for boys a book, parachute man, fortune teller fish thing, grabber gun and a piece of cake. The girls had the book, fish, bracelet and hair bobble. They cost about £2.20.
MamaG · 13/05/2009 09:48
Its wanky. And smugness.
sweets, a yoyo and an unblown up balloon (wtf is the balloon all about? You have to have one tho)
Oddly, I've never had a party bag yet wiht a book in and my oldest is 9! Obv I move in chav circles. Am yet to get a gold earring, a baseball cap and a staffy in a party bag, so I'm not quite there
MamaG · 13/05/2009 09:49
and can we not use the word CLOT in thread titles? It makes me think of bleeding after childbirth
to OP for that.
islandofsodor · 13/05/2009 09:49
I blow the ballons up and put them on a stick first. They bash each other with them at the end of the party. I forgot they all had a ballon and a sticker too.
JRocks · 13/05/2009 09:50
DS had a toothbrush in a party bag for two years running from the same family. It's great thinking, but he wasn't impressed
Greensneeze · 13/05/2009 09:51
what the hell is a grabber gun?
seeker · 13/05/2009 09:56
The most popular thing I ever put in a party bag, bizarrely was little jars of jam (the sort you get in cafes) I saw them on a market stall and chucked them in as an afterthought (on top of the bubbles, sweets and plastic tat) It was 3 years ago and ds's friends still occasionally mention it with a nostalgic smile.
Lancelottie · 13/05/2009 10:17
Mini torch (50p or so)
jeee · 13/05/2009 10:33
Best idea I saw on MN was whoopee cushions - wonderfully vulgar
Lancelottie · 13/05/2009 10:43
WE NOW HAVE ENOUGH WHOOPEE CUSHIONS FOR A LIFETIME THANK YOU!
[Anyone want one?]
Frivol · 13/05/2009 10:55
""there's not even any bubbles" she wailed. "
that is tragic! and it IS wanky
MamaG · 13/05/2009 11:47
I actually LOVE party bags
I think the worst thing is to go to a party and be handed a balloon on the way out WITHOUT a party bag
I get as excited as teh DC about rootling through them when we get home
notwavingjustironing · 13/05/2009 11:50
My DS1 (4) sorts through DS2's (2) party bags, telling him that things are "too old" for him or "will make him poorly", thus stashing them away for himself.
I have had to put a stop to it.
Frivol · 13/05/2009 12:30
yes the brothers shout " anything good in that party bag"
"no just a Book "
islandofsodor · 13/05/2009 12:44
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