>Merry Monday! As the holidays approach and the days get darker, personal calendars start to fill up with dinner parties and other gatherings. This year, why not add a little treat at the end of one of your planned get-togethers?
As far as I’m concerned, the days of goodie bags being just for kids birthday parties are over! Weddings and other events today have hyped up adult “favors” as these expensive, useless little trinkets. When I Google’d “wedding favors”, these are some of the first things that came up:
|Who DOESN’T need
bride and groom
|…or cowboy boot-shaped
|Just in case you weren’t convinced
on the duckies, they have
the WHOLE BRIDAL PARTY.
…but I digress. This wasn’t a post about wedding favors, but just about the return of cheap, easy, and thoughtful goodie bags. I still get a little bit mystified when I see those “mystery prizes” stapled in a brown paper bag. What could possibly be in it?? Gold? Diamonds? CHOCOLATE?!
In honor of bringing this childhood tradition back, I decided to put a couple quick and easy bags together when we had a bunch of friends over to our apartment a few weeks ago.
- brown paper lunch bags (less than $3 for about 100)
- some of the dollar spools of ribbon from Michaels…or yarn…or any leftover ribbon you might have laying around the house
- Goodies! This time of year is good for clearanced Halloween Candy, hot cocoa packets marked down, and of course…candy canes! Get creative. Of course you can do non-food items if you want, but I’m a firm believer in food being the way to everyone’s heart.
|You can even sing the chorus to the song 1901
by Phoenix as you do this part… “Fold It! Fold It! Fold It!”
(I just KNEW that song would come in handy some day!)
Next! Take a regular hole-punch and punch two holes near the center of the folded portion of the bag.
- Baked goods, snack mixes, etc.
- An assortment of teas, gourmet (or regular) hot cocoa packets, and coffee singles
- Assortment of hard candies
- The Dollar Tree has a great toy aisle…let your inner child out and explore for goodie-options
- If you work in an office and want to deliver these in the morning, breakfast options are always good. Mini-muffins, granola bars, breakfast coupons to McDonalds, etc.