Have you ever been given a gift bag at a birthday party or another event? It seems like every party you go to anymore you have to leave with some type of party favor or a little gift bag. The birthday favor bags are a simple way to thank you for coming to the party and to thank you for being friends with the hostess or host.
The birthday favor bags don’t need to be expensive or overwhelming to your guests, they just need to offer a simple thank-you with a cute bag that is filled with treats or with other simple items like bouncy balls, card games, etc. Depending upon the birthday event, you can do some themed birthday favor bags that will help your friends remember the event.
The gift bag
The first thing you need is to find the actual birthday party gift bag. The best place to find nice party favor bags is at Dollar Stores. They usually have some cellophane bags that are decorated with “happy birthday” and other fun things. You can also purchase some clear cellophane bags and let your party guest decorate them with stickers and other fun things.
Use paper bags and decorate them with stickers, paint, and other fun things. You can make the gift bags into a fun party event by setting up a couple of tables and getting out some finger paints. Let each child decorate their own party bag and be sure to write their names on them so you can easily find them when they are ready to leave. To make the party a little more interesting, have the kids fill up their birthday favor bags with different gifts and candies they collect at the party. Have a few different party stations set up where the kids will have a chance to win different prizes. A fishing game with magnets is always a blast for kids and it’s a great way to fill up their gift bags with different things.
You can also use some felt and sew some gift bags together. Using ribbon you can stitch the gift bags together and add a great tie at the top to hold all of the items within the bag. You will want to use some felt to stitch in the names of the party guests so you don’t forget anyone and to make sure they are able to walk away with their own special gift bag.
What to put in the gift bag
Depending upon the age group you are targeting, you want to look for some fun party favors to add to each gift bag. Younger kids will enjoy fun things like bubbles, bouncy balls, gum, and other fun toys. Adults may enjoy some card games and delicate treats like truffles. Simply putting a bunch of candy will make kids happy, but their parents may not be as happy about it. You need to look for different options that can add some fun to the gift bag without always focusing on sugar alone.
Presentation of the bag
Most people hand out the gift bag at the end of the party. This is an easy way to make sure everyone is able to go home with a fun gift bag. Some people like to hand them out during the party so people can add more party favors to their bag. No matter which way you decide to hand out the gifts bags, be sure to let your guests know how much you appreciate them and make sure they are able to go home with the gift bag.