UK
UKbride Member Request 22 Feb 2020

Party bags

Hi I am inviting children to the wedding however not sure about my what to put in their gift bags. We have an variety of ages from 1.5 years to 12. Would you do a bag for all of the children or only to a certain age? Please help!! xx

38 Comments
Lynn Evans
Lynn Evans 24 Feb 2020

It depends on the children. I'd definitely do entertainment bags for the younger children but something different for the older ones x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I did little part bags for the younger kids and the older ones ended up have one too as they all asked for one we did bubbles too x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We did an activity book, crayons, a disposable camera and bubbles in a pack for the kids 😊 they all loved it x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I placed named colouring books in mines

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Sweet bags will keep them quiet when speeches etc

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

disposable cameras...I got some cracking pics fromnthe kids cameras with a wee list of pics for them to take to check off..good fun

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Highly recommend a bib for any young kids and age appropriate toys and sweeties to keep
Them entertained during
Speeches

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I did kinder surprise eggs bubbles for young ones sticker colouring books puzzle books them foam airplanes. Glow stick wands x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I would put colouring books and crayons sweets to keep them occupied while they are sitting down x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We had board games and rubix style cubes/snakes for the older ones x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I made gift bags specially for kids, they contained a variety of kid and adult colouring books, crayons and a bag of mixed sweets.
Though with the kids being between 3-14 i don’t think there was much interest since people left them behind.
My youngest was only 6-7 months so he didn’t get anything.

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We gave our kids a challenge, we put a disposable camera n a list of photos to take, we collected the cameras from them after their challenge n got the camera developed, the photos were great, we added the photos to our album, it was photos we would never have had, kept them busy they all loved it 😃

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I think I had colouring book and pencils, a magic trick, batman rings for boys, small lego boxes with cars, bikes, boats in from poundland, I cnat remember the rest. My little one was 8 months so he had personalised cutlery and a couple of toys I picked up cheaply.

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

All I have done is given the kids activity packs has colouring bits in dot to dots word searches that sort of thing no gift bags

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We did age specific bags, had a great day out with friends selecting things to put in to entertain them. Comments off parents were great and the children had fun playing or using what they had. We did bubbles, bubble cameras, balloons, glow sticks, colouring or puzzle books, mini Lego sets, bouncy toys, soft books for the tinies. Magic card games. We got packs of things from wilko and the entertainer toy shop. And put 10 items in each bag. Chocolate freddos included.

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I did bags to suit the child they were for x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Ive done my under 7s personalised colouring books. The 9 and 11 a more adult like colouring book with mermaids and my 12yr old page boy has got 2 disposable cameras and a list of pictures to try and capture throughout the day (hopefully keep him off his phone 😂)

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Crayons and colouring and bubbles for the little ones and top trumps for the older ones x

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We had 35 kids at our wedding ranging from babies up to 13 we did jars of sweets, pencil crayons and colouring books and glow sticks for when it went dark we also had a fire pit with marshmallows for the evening as we were in tipis so the children sat long enough to eat and listen to speeches and then were off on the bouncy castles and football pitch so tbh we hardly saw them. X at my cousins wedding they had a lovely colouring book and pencil that changed colour and some sweets and that kept them occupied but only a few children would have been expensive it lots of kids. X

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We put in quiet activities like colouring, stickers, bubbles and little toys they could play with at the tables, disposable cameras, different selections for different ages then things like phone cases and jewelry for the tweens and teens. 1.5 year old something like a board book, teddy, fidget toy, 12 year old, costume jewelry, disposable cameras, lip gloss, phone case, yoyo, puzzle book.

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I did activity books for all kids under 10 with some pencils each... Then in their favour boxes I put a couple little chocolates

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We had a sweet cart at our wedding

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

I set up a crafts table in the corner if the room and did a bag of cheap bits in from pound shop (kids love bits of crap lol) just small bits of toys, small Colouring book, in ebay you can bulk buy stuff from mini chattering teeth to wind up cars / crawling babies. The kids loved them and the parents were so grateful for the bags and it kept them entertained all night. Bulk buying is key to keeping costs down depending how many kids you have coming xx

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We had bubbles, colouring books, and loads of party bag gifts like farting slime, googly eye glasses, glow sticks, mini rubix cubes etc. Didn't do gift bags but just laid everything out on tables in an adjacent room and let them go wild. The idea at first was to do lucky dip buckets with sawdust but our organisation was terrible.

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We are doing spot the different books (cheap from tiger) and some chocolates a disposable camera with like a scavenger hunt of photos they have to take- lady with the biggest hat, crazy dancer just silly things. X

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

My baby daughter, well she was 9 months, got a gift box with age appropriate bits in for her auntie and uncles wedding

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We made them a box each with their name on, with stickers, a colouring page, puzzles and a photo list for the older kids and gave them all a mini card for them to decorate and give someone at another table.

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Im just doing colouring packs and a bag of sweets

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Sweet jars!!

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

Bag for all but stuff in them age specific. Try getting the party bag fillers from tesco and things

UKbride Member 24 Feb 2020

We only had a handful, so we picked out things specific to their ages, but went with colouring books mostly...

UKbride Member 25 Feb 2020

The very young ones I got a miniature book library for (few pounds from amazon) the older ones I did activity packs for which worked really well.

UKbride Member 25 Feb 2020

I’ve done bags for all of my children, like you, mine will range from 18 months to 13 years, I just changed up the bits that went in it, more mature stuff for as they got older

UKbride Member 25 Feb 2020

I would do a bag for all that suits all ages - cake, bubbles, a balloon and colouring book and crayons

UKbride Member 25 Feb 2020

Everyone got the same for favours at mine. They all got Kendal mint cake. On the tables I put selfie props etc as the adults were big kids too. I had a box of activity stuff put to one side for all kids. Which was used and at night I had a massive sweet stall (done by myself) and a tipi that I got off Amazon that you can colour in. Found them all in it at one point in the night. They all said what fun they had. 👍

UKbride Member 25 Feb 2020

We are doing bags of simple crafts bits for young children for during the speeches

UKbride Member 26 Feb 2020

Mine’s got a wedding activity colouring pack with puzzles and pencils off amazon. On of those squishy toy’s off eBay, and then will have love heart sweets like the adults. X

UKbride Member 27 Feb 2020

Hello! If you don’t want to make separate bags for each kid or if you’re having too many little ones in attendance , all you need to do is a big basket or two, and chuck everything in there for the kids to help themselves.
There are fabulous things you can put in kids’ goodie bags like sketchbook, coloring book, activity book, sticker book, magic book and crayons.☺️

Comment

Before we add your comment, please: log in to an existing UKbride account or join UKbride
Why Join?