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Five of the Best Party Favours and Party Bag Ideas

There’s something really exciting about party bags and favours for children and adults alike.  I know some people are from the school of ‘whats wrong with a bit of cake and a balloon?’  But I love it!  I love hunting for little bits and bobs that fit the party theme or even better finding a single item that is both useful and fun!

I also love supporting small and local businesses, the chain stores and pound shops are great for a bargain, but it feels amazing to know that your purchase from a small business is going straight into paying for football or ballet lessons for someone’s child.  Plus you get something unique, made with love and generally awesome!

Paint pallet party favour

A rainbow paint pallet for a My Little Pony Party

I’ve trawled the internet to bring you a selection of fun and quirky party favours.  So first up is the trusty party bag itself.  It’s so exciting to rummage through a party bag of goodies, but what if the bag was part of the favour too?  Charlie Moos is a family run business specialising in handmade fabric party bags.  They can tailor their designs to suit most party themes.  People have the tendency to overfill party bags but with a gorgeous handmade reusable fabric one, it becomes the gift.  You really only need to add cake and a token item.  Prices start from £1.85.

Handmade Fabric Party Bags

Beautiful Handmade Fabric Bags from Charlie Moos

Here at Made By Me Craft Parties it’s all about the arts and crafts so the perfect party favour to pair with our parties would be from the talented Cotton Twist.  An inspiration for parties & play, they pride themselves on making activities & gifts you’ll love to give, & children will love to receive.  Nostalgic, chic, simple & inherently satisfying, crafts draw upon a palette of raw materials from lolly sticks to boxes, & from twine to felt. Wave goodbye to all that plastic!  And just look at those tins, they are so cute!

For something a bit more grown-up look no further than the tasty Willow and Boo!  Their mission statement is ‘to transform the humble lollipop into something delicious and dazzling for every occasion.’  And wow do their lollies ‘POP’!  When I first saw the sherbet jars I fell in love!  These grown up treats would be perfect for a teen or tween party favour!  I can also see them going down a storm at hen parties and weddings.

Now who would like to go home with a baking mix party favour?  ‘Me please!’  I love the idea of giving party favours where you go home and make something.  A baking mix favour is simply perfect!  Katie Bakes is based in Hampshire and offers personalised baking mix party favours that only need an addition of melted butter.

Don’t get me wrong … I love cake, however I find it often comes home from a party all smooshed up in a paper napkin and then looks totally unappetising.  The solution?  Biscuits By Sarah B.  They’re cute, they’re delicious, they’re packaged up beautifully.  Yum!

This is a small selection of my favourite beautiful and unique ideas, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below if you make and sell party favours or if you’ve sourced some fabulous ones for a recent party 🙂

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