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How To Seal A Cello Party Bag

How To Seal A Cello Party Bag

How to Seal A Cello Party BagHow To Seal A Cello Party Bag.

Mix and match party bag colours

How To Seal A Cello Party Bag or, what is the best way to seal a party bag is a very popular question we get asked over and over again.

Cello party bags are a popular choice for parties and gifts as they only cost 8p each. Cello party bags are available in a wide range of colours and designs to suit every occasion. Mixing designs and colours are a useful way to identify different recipients and make your own colourful statement.

Features of Cello Party Bags.

Cello Base

Base of party bag

Cello party bags do not have a flat bottom. They are heat sealed at the bottom and have a gusset on either side which allows you to fit quite a lot of items into the party bags. Place flatter and heavier items to the bottom of your party bag, so that they will weigh your party bag down. This helps the party bags to stand upright.

Preparation always helps.

Cello party bags like all plastic party bags are thin so they will crease. If you gather the party bag together and re-tie it a couple of times the creases will show.  A tiny bit of preparation will help you fill and tie your party bags quickly and neatly without creases.

When filling a cello party bag open your party bag wide. This allows you to add your contents and move them around without creasing or damaging the party bag or contents. Consider flat items, heavy items and anything with sharp edges. Bring the top back together again when you are ready to close the bag.

Once you have decided upon the placement of gifts within your party bag, fill party bags with similar contents in the same way.

How To Seal A Cello Party Bag

Here are a few of our favourite ways to seal cello party bags:

Twist Ties

Cello Party Bags Twist Ties

Place heavier and flat items at the bottom of the cello party bag, Fold the twist ties in half.

All cello party bags come with twist ties to seal the party bags. The vast majority are silver, however, there are a few coloured ones such as a dark metallic green with the dark green cello party bag and a red plastic twist tie with the Hearts Cello party bag. The Butterflies and Flowers Cello party bag has a white paper twist tie with a metal core.

The twist ties have a metal strip running through them. If you fasten them securely this will keep the party bag closed until you hand them to your guest.

  • Bring the two ends of the twist ties together to mark the centre of the tie, so you have a V-shape

The twist ties are sent out in strips for you to pull individual ties off, so it is easier to mark the centre before you start to separate them.

  • Place your gifts in the party bag. Leave 3 to 4 cm above the tallest gift and then lightly gather the party bag together.
  • When you are happy with the look of the party bag take your twist tie and place the centre of your v-shaped twist tie against one side of the bag. Gather the bag together tightly and start to twist the tie against the gathered part of the party bag.  Once you have made 5 or 6 twists, bring the two ends together if necessary and then wrap the excess around the secured twist tie so you now have a neat metal strip.

Ribbon or Cord

If you do not like the twist ties, ribbon or cord can make the cello party bags look a little more special. Leave the ends loose or, if you have the time we find the best way to achieve the perfect bow is to use the “bunny ears method”. This is the same way as most children learn to tie their shoelaces, so if your child has not reached this stage yet it is great practice.

Bunny Ears

  • Carefully place your gifts into your party bag. Leave 3 or 4 cm above the tallest gift and then lightly gather the party bag together.

 

  • Fold your ribbon in two, slide one end a few millimetres back and then start to tie a knot using the longest piece to wrap around the shorter side. When you are happy with the look of the party bag fully tighten the bag.

 

  • Now for the bunny ears, make two loops with each end of the ribbon. The loops should be as long as the bow you require. Check the length of the bow’s tails to ensure they are long enough. If they are too long they can always be trimmed later.

 

  • Now make one of the loops slightly longer. Knot the two loops together using the longer loop. Tighten the knot when you are happy with the results.

 

  • Flatten out your bow a little if needed. Rearrange the top of the party bag if required and trim the bow’s tails if necessary.

 

Fluffy Tops

Once you have gathered and tied your party bag, you can “fluff” out the top of the party bag. To do this place all your fingers together to make a type of beak shape. Place the tip of your “beak” into the top of the party bag so that it touches the gathered part of your party bag. Slowly pull your hand out of the party bag opening and stretching your fingers as you go.

Stickers and Labels

 This is a quick and effective way to seal a party bag, we sell a party bag sticker which allows you to write a message or the name of your guest or alternatively if you have sheets of stickers you can decorate or personalise your own stickers by hand or use clip art and the sticker printing option in “Word” or its equivalent.

Alternatively, if you do not need to name your party bags use stickers of your child’s favourite characters. We think the stickers need to be about 5cm in length to keep the bags sealed securely and you may want to add a couple of stickers to keep the party bag closed.

 

 

Cello Parcel with clear tape

Fold the excess party bag down and place it to the back of your gifts. Seal down neatly with clear tape.

This is my favourite and the fast way for sealing cello party bags. It is not as pretty as some of the options but, you can fill and seal a large number of party bags quickly, store them neatly and they stay sealed when you take them to your destination.

  • Place the largest and flattest items at the back of your party bag and add your other contents on top reducing in size. Slide everything into your party bag. Bring the top of the party bag together and fold over two or three times.

 

  • Fold the excess party bag to the back of your gifts and seal down neatly with clear tape. You now have a little cellophane parcel.

 

Sticky Clear Discs

Clear-Party-Bag-Seal

A clear party bag seal. Only 3p each

Sticky clear discs are a fast and neat way to seal a party bag. They are neater than a strip of clear tape and can be repositioned without damaging the party bag.

 

and a few more ideas

These are the most popular and easy to manage methods to seal a party bag.  There are various clever ways to fold plastic bags to seal them without the need for clips or tape. The internet has plenty of videos to show you how to do this but cello party bags will crease. Unless you are an expert at one of these methods your party bags will look very tired and creased.

An alternative idea for smaller parties can be the smaller crocodile type clips suitable for holding photographs or paper. They often come decorated with flowers, we have even had one with a football on it. For now, like most things, it is lost amongst everything else being hoarded in the bedrooms. It will probably reappear over the next few months when it does I will add a photo!

 

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Polka-Dot-Paper-Party Bags

Summer Party Bags

   Summer Party Bags.

Polka-Dot-Paper-Party Bags

 

The summer is almost here and no matter what the British summer may try to throw at us hopefully we will all spend a few more hours outside enjoying ourselves than we have over the winter months.  Even if the weather decides to complicate your summer party plans we have lots of ideas to add to your party bags to celebrate the summer months.

Party bags and boxes 

 

 Party bags and boxes are the first view of the party bag goodies your guests will see, so a bright splash of colour is an easy way to add a touch of sunshine to your party. If you are not tied to the latest must watch film or party theme we have a wide selection of party bags and party boxes to capture the summer theme.

 

Single colour party bag and boxes are a bright and bold statement, if you mix a  few colours  together or plain and patterned bags or boxes you can create a bright bunting effect to your party gifts. We sell all of our party bags as individual items so it is easy to mix patterns or colours together to create the effect you want for your party. Mixing colours and designs is also helpful trick if you have a mix of ages and interests at your party and you have tailored your gifts to different groups of guests

 

 

Plain coloured cello party bags are only 8p each and come in 11 different plain coloured bags with even more patterned cello party bags. They are made of a thin, cellophane type material and either come with a clear party be with a printed design or from coloured cellophane.  Colours are more muted than the paper party bags, but there is a greater mix available when you use the patterned cello party bags.

Paper party bags have stronger colours and have a flat bottom so they can make maximum impact as they stand waiting for your guests. We have plain, polka dot, zig-zag and candy stripe party bags available in a range of sizes.

 

        

 

 

Summer Party Gifts

Most party bag gifts come in bright colours but mix them with a few gifts suitable for the outdoors and your summer party theme continues

We have a range of popular summer themed gifts suitable for all age groups

Babies and Toddlers

Bubbles, mini windmills, balloons plush butterflies, wooden butterfly or bee coat hooks.

                                                 

Younger Children

Flying Disc Shooters, bubbles, butterfly and bugs sticker activity books, butterfly masks, marbles, bouncy putty, gliders, finger flyer rockets.

   

 

Older Children

Flying Disc Shooters, marbles, balloon racers, rocket balloons (also known as Tiger Tails), bouncy putty, gliders, finger flying rockets, tornado tops

          

 

 

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