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Football Party Bags and Party Gifts

Football Party Bags and Party Gifts

Football Party Bags and Party Gifts are a popular theme for children’s parties. The football theme is not just for the reserve of those


dedicated enough to play in a local or school football team.  The football season may almost be over but the school holidays are almost here and with them comes the familiar thud of a football being kicked regardless of talent or ambition.

Football is also one of the earliest team sports taught in school. After school football clubs are filled with girls and boys. It is easy to understand why football party gifts are popular with a wide choice available for different age groups and budgets.


Football Party Bags & Boxes

Football Party Bag    

We have two of the traditional party bags with a football theme and a Football Party box. One of the Football themed party bags is more suitable for younger children, but looking back at past orders the plain cello party bags and plain paper party bags are also a very popular choice to reflect your team colours. We do not stock black party bags but there are many orders with two different coloured party bags making it easy to spot the favourite team. Green, red and blue party bags are also very popular.

Football Boy Party Bag   Green-paper-party-bag     Red-cello-party-bag    Blue-Striped-Paper-Party-Bag


Pre-filled Party Bags 


We have a selection of pre-filled party bags and party bag fillers;(gifts only, you choose your party bag.)  to suit all ages and budgets. If you are uncertain where to start or what you want pre-filled party bags and party bag fillers are a good place to start for you to either make a quick choice or to help you with some ideas.


Football Whistle Pre-filled Party Bag          Blue-Cello-Party-Bag



Football Themed Party Bag Gifts


The football theme comes with a wide selection of gifts. Prices start from Chocolate Flavoured Footballs at 4p each and Football tattoos at 8p each. Prices rise to the popular Football Flipper Games at 55p each and Football Stationery Sets at 70p each with plenty of items in between. Bouncing Footballs are a very popular item and are frequently included in party bags with and without a football theme.

If you need to provide party bags for a class party or gifts there are always plenty of fairy/princess, cute and fluffy items for younger girls. The manufacturers of these items usually have a similar item with a football theme for you male guests. This allows you to control your budget and provide similar party bags for all interests.

The steady rise in girls football in schools and the success of the England womens football team internationally we are seeing more football items included with more traditional party bags gifts for girls. Items such as the Football Sticker Activity Books conform to a more traditional view of football. However, stationery, bouncing balls and Flipper games seem to be popular with both genders.


Football-Shirt-Eraser  Flipper Football Game    blue-two-tier-pencil-case   Football Whistle    Football Sticker Activity Book


Football Stationery Set         Football Playing Cards       Football Stickers    Football-birthday-candles




Party Bags 99p or less


Andel Pre-filled party bag. Only 65p

Party Bags 99p or less

Party Bags for 99p or less can seem to be a tricky option. We all know that party bag gifts are a small present, they will never challenge the gifts for a Birthday or Christmas present but the aim should be that they will always have a fun value and will be used or played with after the party.


The biggest challenge with party bags is how much should you spend after you have paid for everything else that accompanies your child’s birthday. There is also an increasing trend of buying party bags for your school class. Whilst you may not want to seem to be mean it is understandable that you would rather focus on your own child and their birthday celebrations rather than every other child they come into contact with.


Pre-filled Party Bags

We have a range of pre-filled party bag gifts and party bag fillers starting from 58p each. They are either suitable for girls and boys or for specific age groups. Our pre-filled party bags and party fillers are reduced in price in comparison to buying the same gifts from us as individual items, you can use them as they come or make them a little more special by adding extra items of your own choice. Whatever you do you will save money.


Our party bag fillers contain the same gifts as the pre-filled party bags with the same name but they contain the gifts only. Party Bag Fillers allow you to choose the design of the party bag.  If you already have your party bags the party bag fillers help you to make a quick decision and still save money on the gifts.


Party Bags for 99p or less do not have to have a few items hiding in the bottom corner of the bottom corner of your party bag and they do not have to contain the same items you can buy from the high street or supermarket. In our range of pre-filled party bags for under 99p we have included gifts from across our range of party bag gifts so you have a choice for your age group, gender and budget. We also try to ensure you are not purchasing a few square flat items children will already have at home.

We do include sweets with a few of our pre-filled party bags, if you prefer to avoid sweets there is still plenty of choices and you can add always a packet of sweets or toddler snacks of your own choice as an extra item.

Please note we do not send pre-filled party bags out ready-made, Not all party bag types can be sealed. The plastic on the cello and traditional party bags is thin and creases and crumples quickly, particularly after they have been “bounced” and jostled around by the delivery company. We do pack all similar items together, the items are all clearly marked and we suggest making a cup of tea, placing the bagged gifts on a table or the floor and grabbing the contents list and filling one party bag at a time. It is a quick process and guarantees that the items are handed out with all gifts intact and looking brand new and appealing.




 Build Your Own Party Bags

If you wish to make up your own choice of party bag and contents it is still really easy to do, We have a wide range of gifts all under 25p. Our


cheapest party bag is only 4p each and we have a wide range under 10p per party bag.


We recommend you set yourself a budget first, it really does help with the decision-making process. We try to add four or five items to a party bag and it helps to fill the party bag. If you include a variety of shapes and heights it guarantees you are not left with a few small items huddled together at the bottom of a seemingly empty party bag.


If a party bag is for a very young child we do include fewer items in some of our pre-filled party bags. The range of toys a young child will play with is smaller and it is always sensible to consider safety concerns. A packet of toddler snacks is always popular with parents and will always be appreciated by the child, particularly when they are out and about.


If you are buying gifts for older children we have gifts under a 99p which either take a while to build or will have many uses in their busy days so you can get away with fewer items.


Once you have chosen your gifts we then suggest looking at your budget and choosing an appropriate party bag, we have many generic styles and block coloured party bags suitable for girls and boys or more specific themed party bags if you have to cater for Star Wars, My Little Pony or much more.Paw-Patrol-Pre-filled-Party-bag


Everything is sold as individual items.


A Pirate themed Party Bag suitable for girls or boys. 68p each

All of our gifts, pre-filled party bags, party bag fillers and party bags are sold as individual items so you only buy and pay for the number of items you require. You do not have to buy items in multi-packs with differing quantities per pack for each item and we despatch almost every item within 24 hours of receiving an order. Most are despatched the same working day.

If you need further details on delivery timescales we recommend reading our delivery policy at the bottom of our website and our Blog Post giving an honest review of the features and timescales of our various delivery options. https://littlepartyparcels.co.uk/2017/03/22/parcel-delivery-…ther-information/





Pirate Parties

Pirate Parties and Party Bags

Pirate parties are one of the most popular themed parties for children up to seven years. We have attended many pirate parties over the years for birthday girls and birthday boys. They are always a fun party the children thoroughly enjoy.

I think Pirate Parties work really well particularly with pre-schoolers and the early school years. Pirate Parties work well for mixed age and gender groups. To ease the burden on parents the pirate theme can be extended to accommodate a few princess dresses.

Pirate Costumes and Cake

Pirate costumes for girls and boys are easy to source. They can be as simple as a pair of trousers and a t-shirt or an eye patch to very reasonably priced costumes with hats, swords and swashbuckling skirts or trousers. Supermarkets and shops regularly include pirate-themed birthday cakes and Pinterest is awash with easy to make (….& not so easy) birthday cakes and party food.  Pinterest also lists free, printable items to add to little cakes and sandwiches for your pirate themed party food.

Pirate Party Games

Most young children love an excuse to dress up, mix it with a party and the children throw themselves into the theme. Traditional party games are easily given a pirate theme twist. Gold chocolate coins are a popular and relevant addition as well as being a cheap gift to reward winning individuals and teams. No matter how small your venue may be a treasure hunt is always popular and they are easy to adapt to the age of your guests.

Naturally, if a pirate party is a popular party theme there are many party accessories and party bag gifts to suit all age ranges. Pirate themed party gifts are available in many designs suitable for very young children through to older children

Pirate Party Bags


Jake and Never Land Pirates Party Bag             Pirate Skull Party Loot Bag


Pirate Party Gifts – Unisex

Pirate-Pencil       Pirate Sticker Activity Book   5 Piece Pirate Stationery Set  Pirate Skull Tattoo    Skull & Bones Tattoo  

Pirate Party Gifts -Boys

Pirate Bath Duck        Pirate Mask      Pirate Notebook    Pirate Stickers

Pirate Party Gifts – Girls


Pink Pirate Ring    Pink Pirate Stickers   Pirate Bracelet.   Gem-ring



Pirate Pre-filled Party Bags


Pirates-pre-filled-party-bag      pirate-and-sea-monster-pre-filled-party-bag       Pirate-Mask- pre-filled-party-bagPirate-skull-pre-filled-party-bag


A fun alternative to a party bag a treasure chest with a lucky dip for “Pirate Treasure”. Storage boxes in the pattern of treasure chests are available from discount stationery shops. Or, if you have the time and skill a cardboard box can be styled as the base of a treasure chest. Alternatively, cheat and cover a cardboard box in bright jewel coloured wrapping paper.












Construction Party Bags

Construction Party Bags

It is party season for us, due to a lack of planning we have a lot of birthdays very close together. This is a little inconvenient for many reasons, trying to remember who you have invited and who has responded to invites requires careful organisation. We have just survived our daughters’ party, the party bags were made a little harder to consider as some of the children will be coming to another party in a few weeks’ time. I also like to have a few ideas for future years.

The children at my daughter’s party were mainly 7 and 8 year olds from school with a few friends from out of school. The girls party bags were easy, they all had a quite girly party bag. The fluffy pom-poms were a huge success and according to some of the girls just what they have “really wanted for ages”! (Tell that to father Christmas!). The pom-poms now bounce past me attached to school bags each morning and I have noticed a few more school bags are acquiring similar items.

                                                                                            Small Metal Construction Kit     Vehicle Building Brick Set


The boys party bags were harder to decide upon. In the end, I decided to go down the building route. Lego is a huge favourite in our house, so fingers crossed the boys would feel the same.  In the chaos of trying to cut the cake and hand out party bags whilst ushering children out of the door I was vaguely aware of some of the boys comparing what they had to make and what they were going to make first. I did not expect the party bags to be such a success. I have received thank you text messages, picture messages with finished creations and boys who normally run into school have stopped me to tell me about the items they are building. My daughter is a little miffed she has not had either of the items to build and regularly reminds me I have promised her construction vehicles and racing cars to build at half term. Does it matter to 7 and 8 year olds what they build, or is it the building process they enjoy?

Wooden Construction Vehicle Kit

The boys party bags consisted of a blue candy stripe paper party bag with matching handles, a metal racing car kit, a wooden construction kit and a car eraser. If you are unsure of what you would like to add to your party bags and would like to investigate the building theme further here are some similar items we stock.


Make & Paint Dinosaur     Racing Car Blocks   Mini Wooden Vehicle Kit.



Olympics Themed Parties and Party Bags

Olympics Themed Parties and Party Bags

The Rio Olympics are almost here, soon we will be bombarded with images and news reports and hopefully, Team GB will do really well and we will all watch their triumphs and count the medal score.

watch the time

I have left it late to organise a birthday party which falls in the school summer holidays. The venue should have been booked and the invitations issued before the school holiday started, it is difficult trying to obtain an RSVP from parents when this has been done, it will be a nightmare now so I am desperately trying to come up with a very cunning plan.We sell Winners medals all year around but from the end of April until September the numbers we sell in these months their popularity dramatically increases, some of our orders are from sports teams celebrating the end of their season but from conversations with the parents a lot of the orders are for parties where there is a challenge, a competition or a new skill to try out.The Winners Medals lend themselves perfectly to active outdoor parties, which partly explains the increased sales in these months. I think I am therefore going to be brave and have an Olympics-themed party in the back garden. I have a feeling I may regret this as the party approaches but I always say “never again” every year.


My argument to myself in holding an Olympics-themed party assures me it will be easier to cope with a mixed age group and how difficult can it be to organise some games for people to run and jump over? Now I am wondering why the Olympic committee only bother every four years, after all, they do not have to install a trip wire and minor electric shocks to stop inquisitive parents and children going on an unauthorised tour of the house and cupboards. A closing ceremony is a little over the top but I also need a very strong reason for the party to end at the designated time to ensure the rest of the day does not turn into a free babysitting service or an evening social event for parents collecting their children.


Despite all of the negatives the one huge advantage that at the moment outweighs everything else; it will not matter if people who said they were attending never turn up and those at the door who never bothered to reply, siblings or those who arrive after they said they could not attend can be slotted into one team or another. The thought of avoiding a non-stop number count at the start of the party and then having to apologise to the venue for the “surprise” guests despite numerous, texts and reminders is very attractive.



We went to an obstacle course/ bouncy castle party last summer the mother awarded prizes for style, flair, funniest dive and only the final competition was for the fastest team. Every child left with a winning a prize, so I need to plan for the teams and competitions to focus on having a go and fun rather than showing off sporting prowess.





I may prepare party bags in advance as it will be one less thing to do on the day, with a winner’s medal/s awarded for each game but I am also wondering if a lucky dip with a helpful supply of named party bags for the children to put their rewards in may be an alternative. I could even incorporate some of the party bag gifts into part of the games and challenges so the children collect their party bag gifts as they take part. Perhaps if the Olympics committee considered leaving a few gold medals on the floor near the end of each competition they may have a few more Olympic records broken as the competitors scramble to collect their prizes…..just an idea they may want to consider in the future!


As the idea develops and the impending Birthday approaches it feels wrong not to embrace the Olympics, particularly after such an enjoyable 2012 Olympics but there is only one slight worry….the weather!


Birthday Party Bags

Birthday Party Bags


Birthday party bags are the traditional party bag you may have had when you were a child, a small rectangular plastic bag similar to a shrunk carrier bag from a shop (not the supermarket variety) with a design on the front and possibly the rear.

The shape is still the same, although you can now buy extra large Birthday Party Bags if you are really going to town with your party gifts but the real difference comes from the quality of the printing,  the vast array of themes, colours and the speed in which they are available for new motion films or International Children’s characters.

If there is a new international film, popular television character or children’s theme there will be a party bag. The Star Wars party bags were available before the new film was released. The Frozen party bags were a little slow onto the market after the films huge success but it was not long before a even more designs featuring the popular characters were available to choose from.


The real advantage with Birthday Party bags is the way they can support you and your child’s expectation. If your child really wants a Spiderman, princess, Dragons, dinosaurs, pirate, Thomas The Tank Engine or even ballet party you can go to town, buy the relevant themed decorations, maybe a few costumes, a children’s entertainer all to support the theme or you may be able to get away with a themed birthday cake and a party bag, the gifts may not even have anything to do with your party theme, if your child is happy and your party fits your budget then your job is complete.



I found Birthday party bags particularly useful at the toddler’s stage. Trying to escape from a party venue they have suddenly decided this is the best place in the whole word and they never want to leave, then having to negotiate a car park when they do not want to be carried and then they are clutching their prized party bag, the handles really do make a big difference. The fact that they can open the party bag, explore and retrieve their goodies without having to struggle to open the bag and/or dropping it on the floor whilst you try to drive home made a huge difference. An image with a popular character they can recognise all adds to the marvel of the party, even if you do think your life will never be free of Thomas & Friends or Peppa Pig.



Paw-Patrol-Party-Loot-Bag     My-Little-Pony-Sparkle-Party-Bag   Minions-party-bags


When your children are slightly older and they want a say in the theme of their party, they will also probably want their party to be about something they really think is important and want their friends to know about, so whether it is football, Disney princesses or My Little Pony there is a Birthday party bag even if it is not something you would have chosen

Birthday Party Bags are cheap to buy and if you acknowledge some may remain on  the car floor for a few days whilst the contents are taken away to be played with or consumed the prices and designs may suit your party better. The general themed Birthday party bags are 9p each and cover themes relating to ballet, birthday celebrations for girls and boys, butterflies, dinosaurs, farm animals, fairies, football, horses, monsters, pirates, princesses, generic superheroes, wild animals and seasonal images.



If a party bag has a licensed image (this is a recognised image where the image, advertising and presentation of the character is owned by a studio or company) then the Birthday party bags are more expensive ranging from 18p to 20p. We have party bags for the following licensed characters, Angry Birds, Ariel, Avengers Heroes, Batman, Big Hero 6, Bubble Guppies, Cinderella, Disney Princesses, Doc McStuffin, Dragons, Fireman Sam, Frozen, Hello Kitty, Jake and The Never Land Pirates, Minions, Minnie Mouse, Moshi Monsters, My Little Pony, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Sofia The First, Skylanders, Spiderman, Star Wars, Superman, Thomas & Friends, Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh.

Cinderella-Disney-Princess-Party Bag     


General party bag themes will have its constant favourites, film releases from May 2016 which are likely to influence the party bag market include Angry Birds, X-Men, Avengers, Thomas and Friends, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory, Moana and the next Star Wars film, so do not be surprised if your child may attend or expect a party based around one of these films.














Clear Cello Party Bag with Twist Ties

Cello Party Bags

Cello Party Bags. 8p each.

Smiley Face Cello Party BagCello party bags are a very popular party bag solution. They are made of a cellophane material and come in a broad age range of colours and designs, suitable for girls, boys and adults.  They are also deceptively quite large. The side gusset allows the party bag to expand quite a bit, making room for quite a lot of party bag gifts or a combination of gifts and cake. You do have to consider if you have the time to add cake and then seal the party bags whilst hosting a party. I always pop the birthday cake into a separate cello party bag, so I am not trying to seal a party bag and keep an eye on the children but then I do have quite a few party bags!

The party bags come with twist ties to seal, but the twist ties can be replaced by a ribbon, sticker or clear tape.   I prefer to seal the bags with clear tape or a sticker. Once the bag has been filled with gifts I fold the excess bag over neatly from the top and then seal it with either a name or themed sticker on the front or with clear tape on the back.  This transforms the bag into a little parcel or pouch which looks a little different, a little neater and can make it a little easier if you have to transport the party bags to a venue.

Plain, Colour Cello Party Bags I prefer to seal the bags as a pouch or parcel as the cello party bags are very easy to crease. If you do start to seal them with a twist tie or a ribbon once you start to gather the bag it becomes creased, you then need to be very careful if you reseal them or make a mistake, they can start to look messy quite quickly. You also have to consider how you are going to store the party bags and transport them to your venue if necessary. The excess party bag that has been gathered up does mean you have a decorative and almost fluted top, but as they squash together this can also become creased.

All cello party bags are semi-transparent, so you can see the contents through the bag. I have diligently wrapped the contents in tissue paper and then put them into the party bags, only to watch the tissue paper removed and discarded in seconds.  I now keep the party bags in a box which I keep hidden and only get out at the very last moment.  I don’t think any of the children that have received the party bags with and without the tissue paper have ever noticed the difference.

Candy Party CelloThe cello party bags are suitable for all age ranges and work really well if you have a broad mixed age range at your party. A selection of colours combined with a printed design party bag make a really eye-catching selection for the end of your party and are an excellent way to identify party bags for different ages, genders and contents. At a recent party, I used a few patterned party bags for the very young children. I then used three different coloured bags for the boys and 3 different coloured bags for the old girls. It all looked very bright and enticing but I am sure some were still discarded in their parent’s cars the next day!

All party bags do crease as they bounce their way from us to you via a courier. We dispatch all of our party bags for you to fill at home.  This ensures that they arrive in the best possible condition for your party.


If you have any further questions considering party bags or any of our products please contact us atadmin@littlepartyparcels.co.uk or phone us on 01952 25303