After struggling to find fun and non-plastic toys for my daughter's 5th birthday party I decided to find alternative ideas or make my own. I'd given books before, and seeds - this time I wanted classic party bag fillers that were totally plastic free but there were none. The party in question was large - 25 children - and I was determined not to add to the hideous problem of plastic pollution and gifts for the sake of gifts at any cost.
In my mind there needed to be a solution. I launched The Paper Party Bag Shop in Feb 2018 - creating a one-stop shop for non-plastic, eco-friendly and, most importantly, fun goodies and bags to the ubiquitous take home party bags at kids birthday parties.
We use no plastic in any of our toys and the packaging is made from potato/corn starch and is compostable when disposed of correctly. Our packaging design is simple, modern and gender neutral - the focus is the toy.
So, grown-ups, I hope you like them - buy them, give them, and enjoy knowing that they are all thoughtful gifts that won't cost the earth and end up in a land fill or ocean somewhere.