Thursday, 30 June 2011

A B C ........ matching bags and bunting!

Need bags and bunting for your little monsters birthday??? let us know and we will co ordinate a range for you........ x

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Monday, 27 June 2011

Another inspirational Blogger!


We have recently joined 'pinterest' amazing! came across this image, we think this is so cool! another great way to reuse old garments. x
http://www.alittletipsy.com/2010/11/baby-week-shirt-bib.html

Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Friendly Party Bag Co Donations to Summer Fair's!!!

This week we have been busy, sending out donations to a few Summer Fairs, we would like to thank: The Lynda Ellis Kids Unlimited Nursery Sheffield, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Maida Vale and St Pauls C of E Primary School Chipperfield for their support. We hope the Summer Fair is a huge success!!

These particular bags have been made from an old pair of boys pj bottoms, and ladies old t-shirt, filled with:
Boys:
Monster Mask
Plane Gilder
Colouring Book
Crayons
Bubbles
Stickers
Balloon
Pick and Mix Haribo sweets

Girls:
Lady Bird Mask
Butterfly Glider

Colouring Book 
Crayons
Bubbles 
Stickers
Balloon
Pick and Mix Haribo sweets

As you can see the contents are similar for boys and girls, this is to stop the fighting!!!

We are offering an introductory offer our first 50 orders only £6 per bag!!! 

x

Friday, 24 June 2011

Love this blog.......... perfectly up cycled, saving the world one old t-shirt at a time!

When googling "up cycling" I came across this fab blog. I love the logo it sums it all up really...............
http://perfectlyupcycled.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A bit more about us..............


We are starting to get all our bits and bobs together, we are donating to a few filled party bags to local summer fairs, and wanted to share with you a bit more about us!

The Friendly Party Bag Co aims to bring awareness to children of the importance of waste and recycling, and of course to add fun to a party!
The impact of plastic bags on our environment can be devastating. Here are just a few of those facts:

- Most plastic bags take over 400 years to biodegrade. Some figures indicate that plastic bags could take over 1000 years to break down. This means not one plastic bag has ever naturally biodegraded.
- Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year, when animals mistake them for food.
- In the UK, each person uses around 220 plastic bags each year.
- The manufacture of plastic bags add tonnes of carbon emissions into the air annually.
- In the UK, banning plastic bags would be the equivalent of taking 18 000 cars off the roads each year.

Unbelievable isn't it?

I myself have no children, however with five nieces and nephews and two god children, I have been to my fair share of parties, and can not believe the waste generated from the party bags, most of it being plastic toys that the children show no interest in.

The Friendly Party Bag Co is different, we use 100% natural cotton that has passed the stringent Oeko-Tex Standard 100 test, which confirms that there are no harmful chemicals or pesticides present in the make up of our bags.  Each child is special and unique, so we then add a letter (as requested) made from unwanted donated clothes which is then appliquéd onto the bag by hand, not stitched in a sweat shop in the far east but from a studio in NW6!
Our whole ethos is to encourage each child and parent to reuse the bag as they are too gorgeous to throw away!

Our fillers have been sourced with recycling in mind, and items chosen that won’t be played with for a day and then break, items that can be used time after time, for example contents can include:

Haribo sweets, our pick and mix jellies have been bought in bulk to avoid plastic waste and contain no artificial colours, they are handweighed into a candy stripe paper bag which not only is cute but can be recycled afterwards -or even drawn on.
Activity book, which can be recycled after use.
Crayons and pencils (according to age) again bought in bulk and hand tied with a ribbon, which can be used time after time.
High quality creature mask which can be cut into shapes afterwards to make into a picture.

We also fill our bags with a plane glider for boys and a butterfly glider for girls, a jet ball, stickers, bubbles and a balloon which have been quoted as favourites from my little monsters!

Pics to follow soon x

Bit box bonanza!!

Just to say a big thank you for donations of old clothes from our customers and friends and family of Tfpbc...... our bit box is growing and we cant wait to make gorgeous party bags soon...........x

Monday, 20 June 2011

Up - cycled personalised bunting........


Tfpbc has finally finished the first sample of up - cycled bunting, use for a birthday party or to hang in your babies nursery. This particular one is made from, an old fitted bed sheet, pj bottoms, pj top and an old blouse, up cycling at its best!....... Price's start from £35, just let us know the occasion and we will do the rest!.........x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Happy Farthers Day .............................

To add an extra personal touch to your Fathers Day gift (or any gift for that matter!), how about a personalized gift bag, Made from 100% natural cotton, with appliqué letters made from unwanted garments up-cycling at its best! price's from £3.50...........x

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Waste not want not.........

Here at The Friendly Party Bag Co, we don't like waste. So when we are chopping up old garments to make our upcycled party bags we keep all scraps and buttons, as you will never know want they might be useful for. Check out our button jar all made from waste (apart from our label but it is recycled!) Oh and thats Suzy she helps out sometimes............x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The 60th birthday feedback

The Friendly Part Bag Co had a lovely surprise in our inbox this morning, feedback from Mrs Milmans 60th birthday! the ladies loved the bags, and even used them to take their cake home with them. We have had some great ideas on how the bags will be reused,  make up bag, a bag to put clean undies or medication when flying, fill it with pot potpourri and hang in your wardrobe and a jewelry bag!!! any more ideas please let us know! x

Thursday, 2 June 2011

60th birthday bags completion!


So, The Friendly Party bag co completed their first order today! Check out the pic, fingers crossed the party goes with a bang! Happy birthday Mrs Millman! xx