When it was The Boy's last birthday I tried really hard to find some different party bags to do with the theme of cars. Not Cars, but cars. I didn't want Lightning McQueen all over them, nor at best did I want Roary on them. I wanted some nice Mr. Men type cars. In the end I settled for vintage racing cars.
I wasn't happy though because they looked so mass produced and it felt like it was just another party bag from just another party. I've already decided on next year's theme (not telling, don't ask) and am keeping my eyes open for appropriate party gear as and when I see it.
This is why when I was approached to review a set of party bags, I jumped at the chance.
How much more effective and individual would it have been if I had got the children to make their own party bags? It would also have given an activity for them to do, especially as they were stuck in doors due to torrential rain and gale force winds. In June!
Well using this really clever and creative set from RoseRed & Blue, that is exactly what you can do. They have a creative party bag set containing 10 natural cotton bags and a pack of 15 PastelDye crayons in order to personalise the bags. These plain cotton bags and the fabric crayons allow children to decorate their own bag and go home proud with something that they have done themselves; guaranteed to last longer than house-car-house-bin.
The Boy kindly tried them out for me:
The fabric crayons are incredibly easy to use and leave a vibrant and bold mark on the cotton bag, which can be fixed really easily by placing a sheet of kitchen towel or muslin over the top and ironing on a non-steam setting. They are the perfect size for a party bag. Once there's a small toy, a bottle of bubbles and a slice of cake in there, it truly would be the perfect party bag set to impress your little one and last a long time, far more environmentally friendly than plastic bags.
I am definitely going to be buying some more of these to top up the supply for his next party. At £17.50 I think this is a good price for the products. The fabric crayons will last for far longer than the inital activity with the children and so can be reused. I am pretty positive that I am not alone in spending £2+ per party bag and contents. With these £1.20 of that (the price of an individual bag) would be spent on each bag, but that is the present! I think it's very good value, providing an excellent activity for children's parties.
We were sent a Creative Party Bag set for the purpose of this review. My opinion is unbiased and honest.