Treat bag ideas.


Paper Eskimo party bags

The finishing touch to a great party is leaving with a super fun treat bag. What makes a treat bag so great? Well, a great stash of lollies usually and there can never be too many as far as kids are concerned! Lolly bags are just great. Lolly bags are a treat. But, what if you’d like to scale back on the sugary treat and add something of interest and respectability? There are so many great alternatives to lollies in a treat bag. You might well like to leave lollies out altogether or you might like to mix it up with some lollies and a few other items of fun.

Some suggestions:

Stickers are always popular and are great at keeping children occupied for some post party quiet time…

Balloons for ongoing fun…

Stationery such as novelty pencils, erasers, sharpeners, notebooks, colouring pads.

Lipgloss, hair clips and any form of sequinned items.

Pirate patches.

Miniature telescopes. Anything miniature is a hit!

Tiny puzzles.

Miniature fairy wands.

Small bouncy balls.

Bubbles are fun no matter what age you are.


You can find this selection of novelties here.

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SO many great options are out there and the sky really is the limit. You can find all sorts of things to pop into your special treat bag by going with a theme or just creating a selection of fun and interesting things.

Check out the selection of novelties available at Polly’s Party Shop.


Party ON!






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For beautiful decorations, party invitations, party tableware, gift wrap and ribbon, lolly bags, novelties and toys take a look at Polly’s Party Shop.





Comfort food. Pikelets for comfort and love.



Oh Winter, you were so cruel. I’m not sad you’re gone.

Like most families, ours was struck with a nasty flu this year. The first victim was my little 5 year old who is generally very stoic and would prefer to be at school than stay at home. Here’s to hoping she keeps that attitude throughout her teens or at least part thereof. Wishful thinking I know but who’s to say? Her older sisters do not share this attitude.

Now, when my children are unwell I’m one of those Mums who makes chicken soup the good old fashioned way. Just like your Dear Granny would make. Right from scratch. It’s a bit of a bother but it’s so good for you and it’s very easy to eat. The added bonus is you feel all glowy and good about the great Parent thing you did to nourish and heal your loved ones. It’s nice. It’s good to notch up some great parenting things.

So, my children when ill are keen on making little requests that “might make them feel better.” Little Miss 5 just lurves pikelets. Simple little comfort food pikelets. YUM! They are so very very easy to make and you hardly need any ingredients. Afterwards there’s only a little bit of washing up. These babies are a real winner as there’s hardly any waiting time involved. Unlike pancakes and crepes that require resting time you just whip up a batch and start cooking them straight away. Seriously with two pans you are done in 20 minutes! Here’s a recipe you might like to file away under comfort food ideas. Or morning tea. Or afternoon tea. Or party food. Or good old fashioned yummy treats. Enjoy!



Makes about 18

Prep and cook time about 20 minutes


1 cup SR Flour

1/4 cup caster sugar

Pinch of bicarb soda

1 egg, lightly beaten

30 g melted butter

3/4 cup milk


1. Sift the dry ingredients into medium sized bowl and make a well in the centre.

2. Stir in the beaten egg and milk then add the melted butter and mix until you have a smooth and pouring consistency.

3. Heat a large frying pan on low to medium heat. If you have a non stick pan this makes life easier. If not then use a little butter or oil for greasing the first lot. Two pans on the go at once gets the job done quicker!

4. Drop tablespoons of batter into the frying pan (or use two pans at once) and allow room for spreading. When bubbles begin to appear on the pikelets then turn them over. Cook until lightly browned.

5. For absolutely best results serve your pikelets warm with butter or jam and cream.

6. Enjoy in the delight of homemade delicious pikelets and savour the happy memories you’re creating.


Share the love with me and tell me your family’s favourite comfort foods.

Good bye Winter. Hello beloved Spring and gosh I missed you!




Sausage Rolls Recipe – a real crowd pleaser!

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When it comes to children’s party food we all know that the grown ups get just as excited about it as the kids do. For me I love it all but I am particularly fond of a homemade sausage roll. This recipe is a ripper and a total crowd pleaser! You can make all sorts of variations just by adding herbs, spices, curry pastes, sesame or poppy seeds on top. Just go experimenting and enjoy the rewards.

Party Sausage Rolls Recipe (with sneaky vegies option)

( For a traditional recipe just leave out the sneaky veggies and use sausage mince only)


1 kg sausage mince ( you can substitute with beef/chicken mince or pork mince -do half and half if you like)

2 TBS tomato paste

1/3 cup worcestershire sauce

2 cups fresh breadcrumbs

2 eggs

1 small carrot finely grated

1 small zucchini finely grated

5 sheets frozen puff pastry

Salt & Pepper


Preheat oven to 180C

1. Separate the puff pastry sheets while frozen and allow to thaw while you prepare the filling.

2. Combine mince with breadcrumbs into a mixing bowl

3. Add the tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, grated carrot, zucchini,          S & P and eggs and mix really well.

4. Cut each thawed pastry sheet in half.

5. Divide mixture into 10 and then spread a strip of mixture down the middle of each pastry sheet.

6. Using a pastry brush moisten the pastry edges with water.

7. Fold one edge of pastry over the strip of mixture then fold the other side over.

8. Cut into 6 pieces. (you can freeze at this stage)

9. Glaze the sausage rolls with milk or a beaten egg.

10. Bake at 180C for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.



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B & W Party theme - so hot right NOW!

B & W Party theme – so hot right NOW!

Black & White.

Always and forever more will be a classic combination but oh so hot right now!

No matter what type of celebration you’re preparing for you simply can’t go wrong with a Black & White theme. It’s ever so easy to put together because you can just mix it all up or go with a totally dedicated theme such as Spots/Stripes/Solid or a even a cool pattern.
We’ve got you covered for some great Black & White Party Supplies.

For table setting we’ve got paper cups, plates, candles, napkins, straws, baking cups, cupcake toppers and lolly bags.

For party decorations we’ve got great metallic black balloons, pearl white balloons and fabulous starburst paper lanterns.

For gift wrapping we’ve got beautiful Specklefarm wrapping paper and gift tags, gorgeous Love Mae wrapping paper and ribbons, Sambellina gift tags or Paper Eskimo gift tags. All stunning and easy to put together to make a WOW! impact.

So, you’ve just got to click and shop and then it all gets sent straight to you. Easy Peasy!



Welcome to Polly’s Party Shop.

A lovely place to shop for beautiful party stationery, tableware, decorations, gift wrapping, ribbon, novelties and gifts.

Come visit the blog for some creative inspiration such as these beautiful tissue pom poms from the fabulous

Papier D’Amour.

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