My daughter is already talking about her preschool class Halloween party. Since this is her second year of preschool, she knows the ropes: she’ll get to show off her costume, eat copious amounts of candy (before lunch!), and play holiday-themed games.
She also knows that there will be goodie bags, a fact I always seem to forget about until the day before. True to my organizationally-challenged nature, I end up scouring the grocery store at the eleventh hour searching for suitable treats.
This year I’m vowing to do better. And since I know they’ll be getting plenty of sugary treats elsewhere, I’m focusing on handing out cute, personalized bags with a non-candy treat or two tucked inside.
Here are few ideas!
Scarecrow Treat Bag 1 of 12These bags were a huge hit when I made them for my son's class at Halloween, and they're great because they're not scary at all for the younger kiddos.
For instructions, visit Family Fun
Spooky Confetti 2 of 12Fill your goody bags with this Halloween confetti for a little extra festive fun!
Confetti, $2.50 Maria Polito
Boo Bags 3 of 12Pack these adorable bags with Halloween goodies like stickers, crayons and other preschool favorites. They could double as trick or treat bags too.
12 Bags, $18 The Pirdie Birdie
Make Bath Time Fun 4 of 12Won't your toddler's classmates love these little guys?
Rubber Duckies, $10.99/24 Amazon
Glitter Tattoos 5 of 12Every toddler loves tattoos! These would be perfect for the party.
Temporary Tattoos, $6.64Amazon
Yummy Mummies 6 of 12You'll have so much fun making these goodie containers with your kids, and they'll be a huge hit!
For instructions visit Family Fun
Halloween Play Doh 7 of 12You can't go wrong with Play Doh, and in Halloween colors it would be a hit for sure!
Play Doh Packs, $13.39 Amazon
Frankenstickers 8 of 12Give plain brown lunch bags some Halloween spirit with these adorable personalized stickers. Preschoolers love seeing their names!
Stickers, $5.75 The Preppy Cafe
Personalized Spider Web Labels 9 of 12Personalized labels make another great option. I love these spider webs!
$3 for 5 labelsThe Red Dahlia
Pencil Packs 10 of 12This is a great alternative to candy.
Pencil Packs, $15 for 12 Accardian Cards
Pumpkin Decorating Sticker Sheets 11 of 12How much fun would your toddler have with these sticker sheets?
Sticker Sheets, $7.95/12 Amazon
Pumpkin Bags 12 of 12These bags are personalized with your child's name and a sweet Halloween greeting.
Bags, $22 for 25 The Trendy Butterfly
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Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.