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.
sourcing: Luchador Spider Treat Bags by Maple & Belmont $3.50 USD for 5
Handcrafted Paper 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.
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.
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.
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.
For a Gothic Halloween party, add a touch of glam with Swarovski rhinestones. $12 USD for 6 by kathyjacobson on Etsy.
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.