I have found that Party Bags are still expected at the end of birthday parties. For younger children the joy of getting a bag of lollies to take home with a balloon and a party whistle is evident on their faces, plus easy for the parents to put together. However, as Girls get older, party bags should grow up with them.
Lollies are still very welcome but a balloon and whistle is a tad too young for girls entering their teen years. I have found these to be very welcome surprises in my eldest daughters party bags.
A Small Candle
A Lip Gloss
A Funky Pen
Even things like Hair accessories, nail polish and small earings are wonderful for a more grown up party bag.