Birthday’s are a wonderful event in the lives of children especially when they can’t wait to spend time with their friends. Birthday treat bags are being given out at practically every birthday party and any type of party kids go to.
When you are making birthday treat bags, look for inexpensive items that can be useable and long-lasting. The items don’t always need to be sugary or salty snacks that you include in the gift bag but you should opt for other usable items like these items:
- Crayons and coloring books
- Pencils and erasers
- Small toy footballs
- Playing cards
- Curly straws
- Bouncy balls
A birthday treat bag doesn’t always need to be fancy or a big deal. You honestly don’t even need to have them at your events because children really won’t feel sad or hurt if they don’t leave the party with a gift.
How do you package the birthday treat bag? There are a number of different packages you can use like over-sized lunch bags, Chinese food boxes, clear mini bags, etc. Head to the dollar store to search for items that you can add to the birthday treat bag. You can also find great bags there as well that you can use as gifts.
Create your own gift bag by using some felt and then cut it into a 6×6 inch squares. Sew them together on three sides and then use some ribbon to tie the bag together at the top. Decorate the bag with felt cut outs and some other unique designs that will provide you with the “look” you are seeking.
Some specialty shops offer preprinted birthday gift bags you can use to hand out. These bags are made of cellophane and then you can have all of the kids decorate the bags with their own stickers and other things that can make it a bit more personal for them. Choose a few different items for the kids to pick to put inside their bags. This is a lot of fun for them as the gift bag is turned into a game at the party so it adds more of a personalized touch to the gift bag.
When you are creating birthday treat bags, take your child to the store with you. It is their party after all so they need to be able pick out the items they want to give their friends. Depending upon how you want the gift bags to be distributed you can choose to fill them up before the party and tie them together with some twist ties and ribbons. Have your children help pass out the bags before they leave the party to thank their friends for coming to the party. Some people like to add a small note to their gift bags as a thank-you for their friends, but most people just stick with a few simple treats and unique gifts to offer to their friends.
Before putting together the gift bags, you may need to check with some of the parents of the children in case they are diabetic. You definitely don’t want to offer them some sugary treats in the gift bag. You can find some great sugar-free treats for kids to add to the gift bags if you don’t want to send them home with a bagful of sugary candies that will upset their parents. It is also important to find out if they have any food allergies and other health problems. This is why you want to opt for small toys and other things instead of candy for all the gift bags.