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Friday, 5 July 2013

6 Top Party Tips

1. Avoid the pressure of who to choose to invite to your child’s birthday party from their class – share the party with another child who has a birthday around the same time.  Invite half the class each.  It halves the cost and no child gets left out.

2. Take a group photo of everyone at the party and use it to make a thank you card to everyone who came.
3. Give the children a craft activity to do as they arrive – such as a large piece of paper they can decorate to use as a place mat. For toddlers, include an art project at the end – this calms them down before they are released into the general population.  You will find many free children’s craft activities here.
4. When playing party games, make sure each one lasts no more than 5 minutes – any longer and children can become bored.  You will find many party game ideas here.
5. Write out name labels for each child.  When they win a prize stick the label onto the prize.  Not only does this name the prizes, but you get to see who you have left and who hasn’t won a prize yet.
6.  Plan, plan, plan!  Involve the birthday child as much as possible – choosing the theme, games, music etc.  Have a rough timetable of what you will be doing and when.  Make sure you prepare the party bags well in advance – you’d be amazed the amount of parents I’ve seen at parties who are still filling party bags 10 minutes before the party is due to finish!  Expect lots of noise and chaos and embrace it.  So long as you have planned well, all will be fine!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Bespoke Shopping Bags

As well as making all of our printed cotton party bags available in party bag size AND shopping bag size, we also have a lovely new range of bespoke cotton shopping bags.

Do you own a small business, belong to a club or run a charity?  Well now, for only £5.00 (yes, only a fiver) you can have your very own bespoke cotton shopping bag, printed with your own logo, plus web address, telephone number, twitter name.....whatever you wish.

Made from 100% cotton, these printed shopping bags come with a choice of 2 handle lengths - short and shoulder length.  Printed in house to the highest standards, there is no minimum order quantity and no expensive set up costs. 

So for £5.00 you can take your business with you wherever you go!  Mine has been all over the place this past week, I can tell you!

For more information and to order yours, click here.




Friday, 7 June 2013

Cotton Tote Bags

Always striving to offer you something new, and expanding our existing range, I'm now pleased to tell you all of our personalised cotton tote bags are available in party bag size and shopping bag size. 

The party bags are all unbleached natural cotton, like these beauties:


 




 


The shopping bags are available in unbleached natural cotton and brand new WHITE cotton.  Choose between short handled totes and long handled (shoulder) totes - the choice is yours.  Here are a few examples:





You can find all these products in the personalised party section here.




Thursday, 30 May 2013

Hen Party Bags

At this time of year, with the wedding season well under way, we are always deluged with orders for hen party bags.

 


We offer a lovely selection of personalised hen party bags - from our budget paper party bags, through our most popular cotton tote party bags (pictured) to our drawstring cotton bags.  Each of our bags can be personalised with your name and/or message and comes with our very own fun-loving hen.

To make these party bags extra special, you can now choose which hen suits your bride-to-be the best!  So which one is yours?  Blonde, brunette or redhead?




You can see all of our hen party bags here.http://www.funkydorypartybags.co.uk/hen-party-bags-252-c.asp

 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Animal Themed Party Ideas

I've just updated an article I wrote about animal themed party ideas

These include ideas for craft activities, animal themed party games, food ideas and of course, party bags!  If you're planning a party in the near future, take a look, you might find some useful tips!

http://www.squidoo.com/animalthemedpartyideas

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Pink Owl, Blue Owl

We're always saying that we listen to our customers, and try to give them exactly what they want, and I like to think that in most cases, we do just that.  So when a customer contacted us recently suggesting that our Hooty Owl was perhaps a little too macho for a girl, we took note, and provided a very girly pink one!

Below is our normal (blue) multicoloured owl.....

 
and here is his new female companion.....
 
 
 
Both owls are available on printed cotton tote bags, and printed drawstring bags .  Personalised versions available in the Personalised Party section.  
 

Monday, 29 April 2013

Colour In Party Bags

For a long time now, our business has been focussing on our speciality, printed cotton party bags.  One of our most popular lines is our personalised printed cotton party bags.  To accompany these, we also offer free printable colouring sheets, featuring the same characters that are printed on the bags.

It seemed to us, the next logical step was to combine these two products to create a colour-in party bag!  And here they are!! 

 

 
Launched this month, they are already proving popular because not only do they make a fantastic goody bag that will be of use long after your party or event, they provide a wonderful craft activity for children to do during long events such as weddings, Christenings and big family celebrations.
 
 
Of course, we also supply special fabric crayons, which give a much better finish than a normal wax crayon, and each bag can be personalised with your child's name, giving them that extra "wow".
 
 
You can see the new range of colour-in party bags here.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Spring sale - 50% off party bags

Our spring sale is now underway.  Save up to 50% on party bags, selected party boxes, party bag fillers and Union Jack party supplies. 

Click on the image below to go directly to our SALE page.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

You say it, we print it


Since each of our printed cotton bags is made to order, we can print any message, any name, any language - like this explorer bag with a message in Welsh, and English translation beneath.
 

 We have a lovely range of characters to choose from, or if you have your own image, so long as you own it, and it isn't licenced, then we can print that too!
 
Did we also mention there is no minimum order quantity, no expensive set up costs, and quick delivery?
 
You can see the entire range here: Personalised Party Bags
 
 



Friday, 29 March 2013

Party bags 2 go - on the go!

We now have a lovely new mobile shop front - especially optimised for mobile use.

It is different to our normal website and specially designed to make shopping from your smart phone or tablet much easier.

So now you can easily browse our site and purchase your party bags wherever you are.  Why don't you pick up your mobile and check it out now?

www.funkydorypartybags.co.uk

 



Friday, 22 March 2013

Something to warm the cockles....

What do you do when you receive an item in the post that is addressed to your house, but has another person's name on it and is clearly not for you?  Chuck it in the bin?  Scribble "return to sender" and try and remember to shove it in a  post box when you next go out?  Or do you do what a lovely lady in Lancashire did yesterday?

She received a parcel filled with personalised printed wedding party bags which were clearly not for her.  Instead of doing any of the above, she took the packing slip, rang the number on it (i.e. mine) and explained she'd received these items but hadn't ordered them.  She was so concerned that somebody may be without their special party bags on their big day that she ofered to forward them to the original customer.

It transpired the customer had left a digit off the address, and only lived down the road, so was able to walk down and collect her parcel.

What's the point of me telling you this, you ask?  Well, not much, apart from that it really touched me that a person could put herself out to help somebody she didn't know, even though she could have just binned the goods, denied all knowledge of having received them, and nobody would have known any different. 

Distance sellers like myself have to be constantly vigilant against internet fraudsters, and it's very easy to be mistrustful of people in general when you've lost several hundreds of pounds to fraud (as I have done).  It's just really nice to be reminded that there are good people in the world! This one act of selflessness prevented what could have been a drawnout dispute between the original customer and myself, but instead, everything ended up peachy!

If you're wondering about the wedding party bags in general, here they are:




Wednesday, 13 March 2013

New Party Cups

Our long-time best-sellers, the plastic animal mugs have just welcomed 3 new arrivals. What are they?  These lovely plastic party cups.  Choose from the buzzy bee, ladybird, and pink zebra.  They make a fantastic party favour - fill them with sweets or toys and wrap in one of our cello loot bags,  and you have a great alternative to a party bag.



We love them, as they are durable, dishwasher safe and suitable for all ages from toddlers to older children.  What's more, they're only £1.00 each!!

See them and our other animal mugs here.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Named Paper Party Bags

We're always on the lookout for new party bag ideas, and today we expanded our  personalised paper party bags range. 

Already available as named cotton tote bags and personalised drawstring bags, our funky names designs didn't have a paper option.  Well, now they have.  You can now purchase named paper party bags in all 7 lovely designs.  You can see all the designs below, and buy them here.






















Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Alphabet Party Bags

We recently expanded our range of personalised party bags to include these unusual 3D effect alphabet bags.

Available as a mini cotton tote bag and a cotton drawstring bags, they make gorgeous party bags, gift bags and wedding activity bags.

We always like to give you lots of choice, so if you don't just want a letter, you can of course, have the whole name!


You can see them all here.