Planning a children’s party has to be one of the most stressful thing you have to do as a parent. Ever since CeCe was born, the task of coming up with new and exciting ways to celebrate her birthday has been daunting. If you are a regular reader, then you’d already know that for her 6th birthday in March, we celebrated by having a Pizza Making Party at Pizza Express. This was such a fun and cost effective way to celebrate ( bonus was that I didn’t have to clean up after. )
Shortly before her birthday, I was approached by Party Bags and Supplies to see if I’d be interested in writing about their ready made party packs. The timing couldn’t have been better so of course I said yes. Unfortunately, due some miscommunications, I didn’t receive it in time for her birthday party so we used it for my niece’s birthday in May instead.
I initially picked the Disney Frozen Party Pack, but after having to watch Frozen over and over again, I picked out the Tutu Much Fun party pack instead. In hindsight, I am glad I did. The Tutu Much Fun Party bag was perfect for an eight year old. It arrived in a box and contained 1 Tablecloth, 8 cups and plates with 16 napkins for setting the scene. Along with this came 8 pre-filled party packs with 2 hair elastics with ballerina shoes, 1 ballerina charm bracelet, 1 wand, a pack of rainbow drops and some star tattoos.
I was impressed by the quality of the products inside the pre-packed party pack. The bracelet did not look cheap like something that would leave your wrist looking green. The hair elastics were so beautiful and didn’t stretch out. I’ve been using it on Amelia’s hair when they are in pigtails. The only criticism I have for the pre-packed party bag was the rainbow drops. I thought they were unnecessary and didn’t match the ballerina theme the bag had going on. Also, the packs were rather small. To get it filled to the brim, you’d have to buy other things like crisps and sweets. For my niece birthday, we just included the content in a much larger party pack.
To my surprise, the paper plates and cups were very sturdy unlike those cheap ones that fall apart. The napkins were akin to kitchen towel. Thick enough to soak up spilt drink or hold slices of cakes.
In the first instance, browsing the Party bags and Supplies website was a bit confusing. I wasn’t sure where to visit to find exactly what I was after but then i used the search bar and all was well with the world again.
I wish when purchasing the packs, you got to select the number of bags you wanted rather than a default 8. The reason being for CeCe’s birthday, I invited 10 kids, you I would have had to buy 2 packs in order to accommodate the remain two.
For more information, or to see the range of party bag available, please visit http://www.partybagsandsupplies.co.uk