I'm currently conducting a survey about parties - I haven't been too surprised by the responses. I think most people appreciate the time and love that goes into making fabric party bags and are prepared to pay for that. However, I was surprised by the amount of people who said they "couldn't afford £1.95 for just the bag once they filled them" which got me thinking. As parents we have a tendency to put our emphasis on the contents and therefore spend pennies on plastic or paper bags. When actually a fabric party bag is the gift. In reality after providing the party itself all you need to pop in the bag is cake, bubbles and maybe a wooden ball game.
At Charlie Moo's HQ we have plenty of fabric party bags around the house so here are some of the things Charlie, Megan and Olive use them for.
- For storing little girls trinkets - hair bobbles, nail polish, jewellery. A little girl needs somewhere to keep all her treasures safe - with the added handles you can hang this bag on the back of a door up high for supervised, special use.
- Role Play - in our little home corner/shop area we have a few bags hanging up. They make perfect handbags for mini mummies or for carrying a couple of wooden carrots.
- If you don't want to keep them - they make excellent gift bags for passing a present on to other children and/or adult.
- Pencil Cases - they work well in an office hanging off the wall full of pens, pencils, rulers etc etc ... giving you a clear work space.
- For long trips in the car - they are a handy size to pop all your child's entertainment items in and they don't take up loads of space in the footwell. You can even hang them on the back of the passengers chair and they are light enough not to annoy anyone, keeping them in easy reach.
What ideas do you have to reuse fabric party bags?