10 ‘Lolly Free’ Ideas for Party Bags #MummyMondays

Elliott’s 2nd birthday is coming next month and I’m having a small party with family and some of Elliott’s little friends. I’ve decided on a car themed birthday party because of Elliott’s love for cars and one of the things I’ve been thinking about is the all important, party bags.

I’m personally am not a big fan of Elliott eating sweets or drinking anything but milk and water and so therefore I would like to have party bags free of sweets. I’m sure a lot of other parents would be much happier with a healthier alternative.  I’m still a little undecided as to whether we have party bags containing a few of the items in the list, a lucky dip or an individual item with a ‘thank-you’ note attached to it. I’ve brainstormed a small list of ideas that would be perfect as either one of these three things and that fit the car theme.

10 Lolly Free Ideas for Party Bags

1. Stickers
2. Colouring in pages – In the theme of the party, rolled up and tied with a string.
3. Crayons & a notebook – I could even melt down the crayons into car shapes.
4. Stamps
5. Chalk
6. Bubbles – One of those stick bubble blowers for $1 would be great with a thank-you note attached.
7. Mini pull back cars – you can buy these in bulk on ebay for 50c each.
8. Play dough – Green, Red & Orange like a traffic light packaged up in a cellophane bag.
9. Books
10. A Mini paint set

What ‘lolly free’ ideas do you have for a party bag?

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  1. November 10, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    I love lolly bags with very few lollies. The kids love a balloon in there for them to blow up later and bubble mixture is always a hit 🙂

    • November 11, 2013 / 12:13 pm

      I can’t believe I forgot to add balloons to the list, I was too busy trying to come up with something different. Balloons are hours of fun for little ones like mine!

  2. November 11, 2013 / 3:38 am

    I think this is a great idea Eva. I feel the same way, Liam only ever has milk or water as I figure it’s doing him no harm in staying away from other sugary drinks. I have also started to think about the his 2nd birthday and am also thinking of steering clear of traditional lolly bags. The kids will get a lot more enjoyment out of a little toy/craft gear etc than a short term lolly/sugar fix.

    • November 11, 2013 / 12:14 pm

      Totally agree. They’ll have enough fun at the party and will appreciate a small gift that isn’t a lolly, they probably wont even think about it!

  3. November 11, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    Stickers and Play-Doh are always big hits in goodie bags around here. 🙂

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