Party bag planning? Try buying in bulk

August 20, 2019

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Kids love birthday parties. What is not to love? There are friends and cake and ice cream and fun games. What child wouldn’t love getting an invitation to a friend’s birthday party? As the birthday child, you want your friends to love your birthday party. What happens at the end of a party? Gift bags, party bags, goodie bags. Whatever you call them, it is a fun surprise for the kids who are ready to leave. 

As the parent, however, birthday parties are expensive. There are the foods, the decorations, the preparation, and the cleanup. However, I have heard more parents fret over the goodie bags. The party bags can be harder than you would think. There is the cost and even worse, what to put in them. Many things are cheap and break as soon as the kids get them. Others are useless. No one wants to put money out for things that the kids are not going to like or use. Especially the amount of money it costs to fill the bags. The key to getting fun party bag goodies is to buy in bulk.

fun party bag fillers bought in bulk

It is always cheaper to buy things in bulk. Sometimes it can be hard to find a great party bag goodie that you can find in bulk. Try these fun party bag fillers from The Card & Party Store.

Bubbles – I don’t think I have ever met a child that didn’t love bubbles. Even many adults love bubbles. Get these bubbles for the party bags and it is going to be a hit. Available in multiple colours, these touchable bubbles are a must buy.

Activity books – Activity packs are also another well-loved goodie. It is also a way to keep them entertained. Parents will love kids getting this activity book as well. These come in a 3 pack for about the price you would pay for one at the store. 

Colouring pencils – What is an activity book without coloured pencils. I know my kids will choose coloured pencils or crayons over most things. These pencils are perfect with the activity books. Featuring 12 half-sized colour pencils, these are perfect for a goodie bag. 

Bouncy balls – Bouncy balls are great for so many things. You can put them in the gift bags, but you can also make a party game out of it. These bouncy balls come 100 to a pack. See who can get their balls into a bucket or hit a target. See who can bounce the ball the highest. The possibilities are endless.

Footballs – Much like the bouncy balls, these footballs make an excellent party gift bag option but it can also be used as a party game. With 24 balls to a pack, it is easy to create games and fun ideas with the footballs. You will, however, have to inflate the balls when you get them. 

When these items in your goodie bag, you are going to have the best party bags ever without spending a fortune. All you need to do now is add a slice of cake!


  • Samantha August 20, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I used to love going to parties when I was a kid just for the party bag you would get at the end! Buying in bulk is a great was to save a few £££s.

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN August 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve always bought bubbles for party bags as the kids love them. I find pound shops great too for party bag items as they sell items like bubbles in bulk for just £1.

  • Rhian westbury August 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

    You are so right about buying in bulk for party bags as they can be really expensive. I remember when I was a kid we’d go and buy things and it soon adds up x

  • Melanie williams August 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

    There are so many top tips here. I think the one about bulk buying is a good one for sure xx

  • Rachael August 23, 2019 at 11:49 am

    A million times yes to the bubbles! Kids just go mad for them, don’t they? Love the idea of footballs too.

  • Laura August 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Always such a great idea to buy in bulk. One thing I did when my kids were small was buy a load of cheap books form The Works and use them as a party gift instead of filling party bags. Worked out relatively cheap and gave the kids a little something they would be able to read again and again 🙂

  • michelle twin mum August 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    I hav to admit that I am glad my kids are past the age of party bags! lol Buying things in bulk is a god move though, as you can get them cheap. I often used to buy loads in the January sales when they are cheap. Mich x

  • WhatLauraLoves August 23, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Activity books are a great addition to a kids party bag as it helps them to carry on the fun at home! xxx

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels August 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Pickle’s birthday is in October and we usually invite all the class! Buying in bulk for party bags is a really good idea, I will have a look. Kaz

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