I learned quickly that elementary kids are not happy when you don’t bring goody bags. I know because two years in a row I didn’t bring them for Jason’s class birthday party and most were rather distraught. So I’ve started doing them for the class holiday parties, that and it’s better than adding another cookie or cupcake to the mix. I went a little more simple this time but I love the way it turned out. Each one was less than $1.50. I’ll break it down through out the post.
(I don’t know why I can’t straighten that picture out)
So in each bag they got 5 stickers, two pieces of candy, a cute little ring pop thing, 3 tattoos, 2 sticky hands, and reindeer feed (I’ll include what that is in a minute)
I went to the dollar tree for both bags, candy, and glitter.
22 snack size ziploc = .05/each
Ring pops we’re 5/$1 = .20/each
3 bags of candy with a few pieces left over = .15/each
Snowman bags = .06/each
Glitter = .05/each
Then I ordered the stickers, tattoos, and sticky hands from amazon and we have prime so free shipping ☺️
100 stickers were 4.70 = .05/each (.25 per bag)
72 sticky hands were 4.95 = .07/each (.14 per bag)
72 tattoos were 4.09 = .06/each (.18 per bag)
I had the oatmeal and ribbon already but for as little as it cost and as little as I used I just added a little to my grand total from everything else.
And my kids were happy to see soooo many extra sticky hands, those things are a hot item around this house.
eer feed was a super cute idea a mom did for Jason's class two years ago. He requested I do it this year and I couldn't say no. I probably should have, there is glitter everywhere, places I didn't even take the glitter. 😳 I put 1/4 cup of oats with a dash of glitter in each bag. You can added colored sugar, sprinkles, whatever sparkle you would like. Then I typed up the saying in word and printed it them. My kids really enjoy sprinkling it in the yard on Christmas Eve.
Pinterest had a few versions of the rhyme but this was my favorite. I’ll probably do this every year until the kids are to old. And by then I’ll have little nieces and nephews so I’ll get to continue with them.
What cool things have your kids brought home in goody bags? I’m always looking for cute, unconventional ideas.