However, all to often these party bags are full of expensive tat that serve as a 5 minute wonder to the children and an extra expense to the mum and dad. A lovely idea which is particularly effective at fairy and princess party themes is take home fairy dust.
All you need for this is:
- Vials with a lid, jar or a drawstring bag (small sizes - think Tinkerbell sized!)
- Different coloured glitters. Craft stores will stock these in abundance and they are cheap!
- Dried flowers
- Labels or tags
Step one: Fill the vial with different coloured glitters, sequins and dried flowers such as little roses.
Step two: After putting the lid on securely, tie a ribbon around the neck of the vial. Again, craft shops will stock pretty ribbons of all colours.
Step 3: Put a label, or cut out some fancy shaped tags using card and write the party and the name of the child who will take home this particular gift.
Et voilà! A simple, cheap but pretty and sweet take home gift.
Another idea that works really well with slightly older children (6+\) is to set out a fairy dust making station at the beginning of the party and get them to fill their own vial with glitters and sequins, much like a coloured sand activity. To get the glitter into the vial with the least amount of mess, use a long thin spoon (latte) and put the different coloured glitters into separate containers.