A common mistake is to overfill the bag. Yes, party bags are all about fun, but they should also be about convenience. It may seem like a good idea to give the children more, but you have to consider how much they can carry. Do not overstuff your children’s party bags with toys, trinkets and sweets; they will have so much already that they may feel overwhelmed by it all and end up not remembering even one filler.
Besides, you need to ensure you treat all bags equally. Make sure not to let anyone child have a lighter bag than their friends as it could cause distress and make them feel left out.
Similarly, make sure that the quality of the party bag itself is sturdy as you don’t want the bag breaking due to its heavy contents and all those amazing fillers getting strewn on the floor.
Quality above quantity
It goes without saying that quality is better than quantity. You want to choose party bag fillers that kids will love, so avoid the temptation to buy cheap items that break easily and don’t provide much fun for kids.
Here’s the difference between a good party bag filler vs. a bad one:
● A good example of a quality party bag filler is a set of Magic Growing Capsules, which come in all manner of shapes from dinosaurs to flowers, butterflies and sharks. Kids can drop them in water and watch them magically grow up to 15 times their size within a few hours. It is engaging for children as it allows them to be involved in the activity. Plus, the capsules are colourful, making them one of the most popular party bag fillers today.
● A poor example of a party bag filler is a small plastic toy or piece of candy. You can buy lots of these for cheaper than the quality alternatives, but they invariably break or get lost very quickly. Not only can they leave the children disappointed but also make it easy for them to forget their party experience!