Party season is coming around fast in my little world, so as part of my organisation challenge, I thought we’d create our own party box kits, so that they’re stocked up and ready to go when party season rolls around for you! There’s a heap of stuff that get used from year to year, or could be collected when it’s on sale rather than just a couple of days before the party (often in a mad rush). Having a plastic tub for these is a great idea. It could sit with your kiddo friendly visitor kit and your gift wrapping kit.
What to put in your kit:
- Party Poppers These are inexpensive but can be a lot of fun
- Candles These are a must for a birthday party, I think. You could go for a specialty one like a number or sparklers for something different
- Napkins Great for putting cake on or just for cleaning your hands after yummy party food
- Party Masks These would be great for a themed kids birthday or as part of one of the games.
- Party Hats Another traditional kids party essential. Party hats aren’t used so often now, but I think they’re fun (especially these vintage space ones I found in a box at my childhood home)
- Party Invites & Envelopes Grab these from the supermarket when they’re on special and you can pull them out when you need them!
- Plastic Cups and Straws (plastic plates and bowls too – not pictured) If you’re having a picnic party or just want easy clean up (and no breaking glass) then these are great to have on hand for when you need them
- Coasters Cute coasters can really work with the theme of a party (and stop cup rings on your tables)
- Plastic Cutlery Great for keeping things simple and making it easy to clean up after. Can be picked up at the supermarket
- Brown Paper Lunch Bags Great for sending cake home or the for the goodie bags at the end of a party. I also love putting popcorn in individual serves for my guests
Your kits could include anything that you love to have at a party. I don’t think you need to go all out and buy it all at once. You probably have many of these things in cupboards already, but I love having everything where it’s easy to find the minute inspiration hits. If you’re someone who does a themed party each year, you could use your kit to collect things for it through out the year so you have it all when it comes to party time.
I’d possibly even add a Birthday Cakes Cookbook to the kit if you don’t already have a special place for all your cookery books. The Australian Women’s Weekly one was always a favourite in my home!
What’s in your party box kit? I’d love to know!