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Halloween Party Favor Bags: To Buy or To Do It Yourself

halloween linen bags

halloween linen bags
photo credits: Vicki Lynn Photography at HGTV  – available at The TomKat Studio Shop $9.99 USD for 6

If you throw an Halloween, Halloween party favor bags are a must. One option is to print, draw, stencil, stamp or embroider an illustration on a paper bag or a muslin bag. The other is to buy handmade bags. Either way, you will get something that stands out from the crowd.

halloween treat bags
sourcing: Luchador Spider Treat Bags by Maple & Belmont $3.50 USD for 5

Handcrafted Paper Bags

halloween treat bags
sourcing: Happy Halloween goodie bags by Maple & Belmont $3.50 USD for 5

These cheerful 2-color models are produced by a husband and wife team from Norfolk,Virginia. Their treat bags are available on their Website Maple & Belmont.

halloween card collection
sourcing: Halloween card collection by Maple & Belmont $18 for set of 5 cards

While you are shopping at Maple & Belmont, have a look at their Halloween card collection.


sourcing: spooky Halloween gift bags by momentinthesun $24 CAD for 12 bags

My next suggestion are these spooky Halloween gift bags with scary skeletons, wicked witches and poison labels. These little shopping bags feature an handle. They are made by Tracey of momentinthesun, a girl from Vancouver.

halloween ghostly popcorn bags diy

Better Homes & Gardens teaches us how to transform a plain vellum bag into a ghostly popcorn or candy bag in 3 simple steps.  First, curve the top edge with scissors. Make the eyes by glueing two wiggle eyes to the front. For take-out bags, I would punch holes on both sides to close the bag with a tied bow.

Spider treat bags diy
photo credits: Pillowhead Designs on Flickr

The next DIY idea uses leftovers. You create your own spider treat bags by sewing pieces of paper grocery bags. For the spiders, Angela of Pillowhead Designs use felt, a black marker and googly eyes.

Fabric Gift Bags for Halloween

If you are looking for a reusable option, then, fabric party bags are the way to go.

Party Favor Bags for a gothic halloween party

For a Gothic Halloween party, add a touch of glam with Swarovski rhinestones.  $12 USD for 6 by kathyjacobson on Etsy.

halloween boo candy bags

You only need to supply the treats with the next set. It includes 20 Halloween trick or treat organic muslin cotton treat bags and 20 Boo kraft gift tags. $34 USD for 20 by JennifersCookies. Note that Jennifer has many more drawings to choose from.

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Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas

halloween parfait topped with a witch hat

halloween parfait topped with a witch hat

The first idea that caught my eye are these DIY witch hats that topped a poisoned parfait from the Bewitched Halloween bash designed by Paula of Frog Price Paperie. The witch hat decorates the spoon; there are no instructions but it is not hard to figure out how she hand crafted them. It could become a wonderful art project to do with your kids on a weekend afternoon.

halloween donuts on a broomstick

From the same party, I love her donuts on a broomstick idea! You can create your own broomsticks with rafia and wood skewers.

candy bar at a gender-neutral baby shower :: orange palette

The third idea illustrates an affordable container solution to create your own candy bar.

SOURCING:
+ Bewitched Halloween bash at Hostess with the Mostess – photos by Heather Stine Photography
+ photos: Elephant and Alphabet baby shower styled by Fresh Chick Design Studio

FAMILY KIDS party

Personalized Favor Bags for a Kids Party

personalized favor bags

personalized favor bags

Bridgett Edwards founded Perideau Designs in 2009. She is a mom who designs beautiful personalized stationery and party supplies. I particularly like the cute silhouettes on her muslin favor bags. Kids love them to see their name of it. Other moms will appreciate that they can reuse the favor bags to carry crayons or small toys. They are available in pack of 6.

personalized favor bags for kids

Beside her standard collection, you could get a custom made design to fit your party theme if you buy 30 bags. The little ants are so cute.

mini trick or treat bags

For this Halloween, Bridgett created a collection of mini trick or treat bags. You also offer personalized Halloween treat bags at $2.50 each.

SOURCING:
+ Favor Bags $15 USD for 6 bags at Perideau Designs
+ Custom design Favor Bags $75 for 30 bags
+ Mini Halloween Treat bags $13 USD for 10 bags (5 illustrations in total)

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DIY End of School Sweet Treat

owl paper craft end of school year printable diy

owl paper craft end of school year printable

I don’t know if these little owls would think it all that wise to give children chocolate on the last day of the school year (wouldn’t a sugar rush would only amplify the excitement?), but their creator Lisa Storms is clever as they come.

It’s almost the end of the school year, and this easy idea is a thoughtful way for kids to kick off the summer with their classmates. It’s a simple project they can make on their own – save for a little scissor supervision and maybe monitoring the sweet treat supply.

owl paper craft end of school year printable diy

Visit Lisa’s blog for more on this cute project and to download the free printable.

SOURCING:
+ End of School Year Treat Printable from Lisa Storms
+ Photos: Lisa Storms

ENTERTAINING HOLIDAY entertaining

Valentine Gumball Necklaces

diy gumball necklace birthday

diy gumball necklace birthday

These adorable gumball necklaces with silky ribbon ties put the candy necklaces of our childhood to shame.

Little girls will love giving and receiving these wearable Valentine’s. This DIY project would also be a fun activity or party favor for a girl’s birthday party, especially when made and packaged in colors to coordinate with the party’s theme.

Find the instructions for creating this easy, pretty project at One Charming Party.

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Free Halloween Printable Tags and Stickers

Halloween printable tags and stickers

Halloween printable tags and stickers

We’ve been rounding-up cool and kooky printable Halloween projects from all over the web. Now here’s two you’ll only find here!

These printable stickers and tags feature classic Halloween characters – a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy and Frankenstein himself – in bright and bold colours. Use them to add something extra to treat bags, party invites or a food table.

Get creative and be sure to let us know how you use them! Here are the links to download the files:

+ Classic Halloween Stickers – design: Heart Heather by Heather Watterworth
+ Classic Halloween Tags – design: Heart Heather

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Creepy Jigglers

creepy jigglers

creepy jigglers

Have a look at those stylish Jello Jiggler bites with gummy body parts trapped inside. Leave it to Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess to elevate a simple treat. I like her idea to present them in an appetizer plate.

She mixed vodka with water to make a grown-up version. Although you can use any flavor, the yellow one delivers the creepiest look since it shows more of the trapped body parts.

SOURCING:
+ Get the Creepy Jiggler and Shooter recipes at Hostess with the Mostess
+ Halloween Organ Harvest Gummy Candies $3.99 at Oriental Trading
+ Gummy Body Parts

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Halloween Candies and Treat Bags

blood candy bags and gummy blood for Halloween

blood candy bags and gummy blood for Halloween

You create the ultimate effect when you match the candies and candy bags to your Halloween theme. They acknowledge that they play a big part if you treat them as a party decor. The Candy Blood Bags and the Gummy Blood would highlight a mystery murder or Dexter Halloween party theme.

Mad Scientist Party theme

gummy eyeballs and eyeball print lollipops for halloween

Go for Gummy Eyeballs, the Eyeball Print Lollipops and the Interlocking Bone Candies if you host a Mad Scientist Halloween party.

Interlocking Bone Candies in a coffin box

Vampire theme party

candy favor bags by martha stewart

If you are looking for something stylish, check out the Martha Stewart Crafts collection. Her candy bags are awesome.

SOURCING:
+ Candy Blood Bags on sale at $3.49 USD per dozen at Oriental Trading
+ Gummy Blood on sale at $3.49 for 46 pieces
+ Gummy Eyeballs $6.99 for 46 pieces
+ Eyeball Print Lollipops on sale at $4.49 for 46 pieces
+ Interlocking Bone Candies on sale $9.99 per dozen
+ Martha Stewart’s Coffin Treat Boxes $7.99 for [affiliate link]
+ Vampire Treat bags $5.99 for 12 assorted bags – 4 patterns

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A DIY Gift Bag Idea and the Raplapla Dolls

raplapla dolls

diy gift bags

You can sew anything. Here is a cool idea that I spot last year at the Souk @ Sat. When I bought a few bags of absolutely delicious caramels and cookies from Dînette Nationale, they put them in a brown bag. For decoration, they sewed a tag and a long wool string with a contrasting thread. It is simple. Yet, it looks so adorable!

Raplapla Dolls and Soft Animals

raplapla dolls

Dînette Nationale is a candy maker that distributed her products at the fabulous doll maker Raplapla in Montreal. They also produced a series of Raplapla animals for babies. All her dolls and animals can be washed in the machine and hang to dry. Raplapla dolls and cuddly toys respect Health Canada safety standards. I own this one; she is named Angele. You can buy them on Etsy.

SOURCING:
+ Raplapla dolls $56 USD on Etsy
+ Raplapla Soft Animals $38 on Etsy

CAKES + desserts ENTERTAINING

Twist Lollipops and Ribbon Candies by Hammond’s Candies

twist lollipops and ribbon candies by hammond's candies

twist lollipops and ribbon candies by hammond's candies

I can’t believe that I did not introduce Hammond’s Candies earlier. This is the company that produces the adorable ribbon candies. They come in regular and mini sizes. In total, you get a choice of 12 flavors/color combinations that allow to design a superb candy table.

They also make the twist lollipops that we have seen on the hands of many brides and grooms over the last few years. And my Canadian readers will be happy to know that they will ship to Canada.

SOURCING:
+ Ribbon Candies by Hammond’s Candies $17.99 for mini ribbons (two 5 oz gift bags), $21 USD for set of 4 regular ribbons
+ Handmade Pink Lemonade Twist Lollipops, 1 oz. $18.95 for 8 or $68 for case of  34 – Four 4oz. size for $17.00
+ All Natural 1 oz. Orange Lolli Set $18.95 for 8 or $68 for case of  34
+ Strawberry Shortcake 2oz. Lolli Set $15.95 for 4