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    Do you think party bags are necessary for a 3yo birthday? She will have 9 cousins attending, aged from 1 to 5 and I'm hiring a jumping castle. Do I have to do party bags? And if so could you suggest some ideas to fill them with that are cheap but appeal to all those ages. TIA

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    Party bags are always needed. After all how else are parents going to steal their kids lollies.
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    Unfortunately, I think they are expected these days.

    I personally don't like the ones that are just full of cheap lollies - they've just been at a party, how much more sugar do they need! - so I usually do a freddo, packet of smarties, some stickers and/or temporary tattoo of the theme (if there is one), balloon, find some word/maze puzzles or colouring in pages of the Internet, and then get some party supply things from red dot or IGA. Things like sunglasses, rings, bangles, maracas, slinkies, cars, bubbles etc. You can usually get packs of 6-8 for a few bucks. Throw a couple in each bag and you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Party bags are always needed. After how else are parents going to steal their kids lollies.



    OP I always do party bags.
    A really simple one I did once when they were little was a giant bubble tube (I think they're $1-2 from Kmart) with a Freddo frog taped to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Party bags are always needed. After how else are parents going to steal their kids lollies.
    My friends only come to DS parties as I give them lolly bags too!!

    At 3 I did mostly toys in the theme of the party and put in a freddo , a chupa chup and a couple of snakes - he had a Cars party so I put in Cars stickers, pencils, tattoos and matchbox Cars ( the adults got just lollies in their bags!)

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    I think party bags are a nice touch. Kids love them

    I like a lot of the suggestions here, especially the bubble wands.

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    I didn't do a party bag at my 6yo dds last party. I know kids love them but due to my childrens cavities and tooth problems (both already have crowns) when my kids get them I let them pick one lolly then they have to throw the rest out.
    I like the bubble wand idea.

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    I did a bundle of cheap kiddies books (from kmart) with a spin top for my ds's bday. The parents loved that.

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    I don't buy lollies for one year old birthdays and try not to put many in as they get older (my kids are 1 and 3 so we've only had a few birthdays) I did ribbon wands for one birthday everyone loves and I did colouring books and pencils for the other which were mostly well received except for a friends 4 year old who was determined that that did not constitute a lolly bag. Three year old I did a fairy wand and bubbles for the boys, a bouncy ball, a lollipop and a freddo j think.

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    Little Playdoh tubs are a nice addition. If you want to reduce the amount of lollies, how about a packet of sultanas instead? Little water pistols are also a fun favour.
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