Kids goody bags

Weddings are pretty boring occasions for kids. I remember when I was little, the weddings we went to felt like they started as soon as I woke up and carried on for a couple of days (this is probably not far from reality when you take into account the amount of time a child has to keep themselves clean and their hair tidy once the Mums have preened them within an inch of their lives and the fact that by the time it’s time to leave it’s WAY past their normal bedtime).

So in order to try and make it slightly less painless for them, I’m making each of the children attending the full day a little goody bag to keep them entertained. All the children attending our wedding are under 5 years old, so its quite easy to find lots of little bits they’d be interested it.

Each bag has come to just over £5, which isn’t bad when you consider what’s in it…. (and the cost of providing wedding day child care is WAY more than that!)

Boy’s Bags:

Cars/Bugs/Superhero puzzle
Cars/Winnie the Pooh colouring and activity book
Colouring pencils
Story book
Animal mask
Bubbles
Set of toy cars and trucks
Beanie Baby cuddly toy
Mini box of raisins
Mini bag of party rings

Girl’s Bags:

Disney Princesses/Fairies puzzle
Disney Princesses colouring and activity book
Colouring pencils
Story book
Animal mask
Bubbles
Barbie-type doll in a wedding dress
Beanie Baby cuddly toy
Mini box of raisins
Mini bag of party rings

One tip though, don’t buy anything with batteries!!! Or you’ll have noises going off from the minute you give them the bag!!!

Most of the items in the bags came from the 99p shop. The books came from the works, the bags themselves and the Beanie Babies came from eBay (if only the seller knew her mint condition Beanies will soon be in the hands of small children….!!!!) and the food items will come from the supermarket.

I’ll upload some photos when I’ve put them all together! I’m still waiting on the paper bags, foam masks and bubbles to arrive at the moment! And obviously I haven’t bought the raisins and party rings just yet with just under 11 months still to go!!

Goody bags = happy (quiet) kids!! Yay!!

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