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Goody Bag is top party ‘must have’

Butterfly Party Bags

A recent survey of 2,000 customers by UK supermarket ASDA has found that a goody bag  was the the top ‘must have’ at a children’s birthday party.

Almost half admit to spending up to €700 on their child’s party each year and more for 1st, 13th and 18th birthdays. One third felt pressure to spend more than they could afford.

Top 10 Must-Haves at a Child’s Birthday Party

1. Goody Bag – 48pc

2. Homemade food – 40pc

3. Personalised cake – 39pc

4. Bouncy castle – 24pc

5. Entertainer – 15pc

6. Caterers – 13pc

7. Pin the tail on the donkey – 12pc

8. Balloon artist – 10pc

9. Exotic animals – 9pc

10. Bobbing apples – 6pc

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New Website Layout

We are delighted to launch a new version of our website to  incorporate WooCommerce Storefront. There is now a better layout of product pictures and an improved shopping experience.

We will be tweaking colours and customer widgets over the next week, but nothing that should hinder your user experience.

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When we launched, we were mainly dealing with personal customers. As the business has grown and we have taken on more and more business customers, we have decided to become VAT registered as of 01/01/2015. This change will not result in an increase in prices, but will ensure that we give more even value to our business customers.

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Dangers of a Selection Box

Many companies are now planning a Santa event for their employees and families this Christmas. These are important events for companies, yet the person organising it usually has this task on top of their normal job. In these cases, it makes sense for the organiser to make things as easy as possible.

So, when it comes to a gift for the kids? A selection box! They are relatively cheap and kids love them. Surely a no brainer?

Yet, in an era of corporate responsibility, maybe not. According to Safefood, 1 in 4 kids are overweight or obese; obese children are likely to become obese adults and parents find it difficult to recognise that their child’s weight is not healthy.

A medium-sized M&M Selection Box, contains 108 grammes of sugar. This translates to 27 teaspoons of sugar. According to the American Heart Association, children aged 4-8 with a daily caloric intake of 1,600 calories should consume no more than 130 calories, or about 3 teaspoons a day.

So, a medium-sized selection box contains 9 times the recommended daily intake of sugar for a young child! Time to rethink Santa’s sack.

For details on more responsible Santa gifts, check out Christmas Gifts 2014.

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Site Maintenance and Stock-take

Please note that no orders received on between June 28th and July 11th will be fulfilled until July 12th. This is due to necessary work on site maintenance and stock-taking. This is usually a quiet time of year due to schools finishing up, so hopefully there will not be too much disruption.

Please note that you can still submit orders during this time, they just won’t be fulfilled until July 12th.

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Party Bag named as exclusive supplier of Penguin Kids Fitness products in Ireland

Party Bag has just been announced as exclusive supplier of Penguin Kids Fitness products in Ireland.

Penguin Kids Fitness (PKF) products are a cost effective way to encourage kids to try new sports and to keep fit.

For more information, go to

The products are an ideal companion for PE teachers at school or for leaders at activity clubs.