Assorted Goody Bag Ideas

So what are some great goody bag ideas, anyway? You want this to be quick and easy, right? But you also don't want to give out lame stuff. Or have parents toss everything as soon as they're out your door.

Most of these containers can be personalized ... either by you or by your guests as a party activity. Use fabric paint, permanent markers, or pretty hang tags. You could also find out your guests' favorite colors and customize their favors for them.


Animals

Container
fabric bags - with animal or animal print pattern
Goodies
small stuffie, animal pen, animal notebook, keychain
Treats
animal crackers, gummy bears, animal-shaped dried fruit snacks


Balloons

Container
hot air balloon (basket with balloon attached)
Goodies
bubbles, punching balloon, balloon animal
Treats
bubble gum, lollipop


Beach

Container
bucket
Goodies
shovel, sand shapes, towel, sunglasses
Treats
goldfish crackers, potato chips


Carnival

Container
popcorn container
Goodies
ball, stuffie, paddleball, keychain
Treats
popcorn, potato chips, candy/caramel apple, fizz candy


Hollywood/Movies

Container
popcorn container, cellophane bag
Goodies
sunglasses, movie pass, movie rental coupon
Treats
microwave popcorn, popcorn seasoning, chocolate bar, Twizzlers


Pirate/Mermaid/Treasure Hunt

Container
treasure chest
Goodies
jewelry, bandanna, polished stones, gems
Treats
chocolate coins


Princess

Container
treasure chest, organza bag
Goodies
jewelry, tiara, glitter
Treats
candy ring, bracelet, necklace


Sleepover

Container
pillowcase
Goodies
book, bookmark, makeup, brush, comb, mirror, slippers
Treats
potato chips, bubble gum, cookies


Sports

Container
baseball cap, miniature canvas bag
Goodies
eraser, notebook, balls, bandanna, keychain
Treats
popcorn, caramel corn, jujubes


Western

Container
cowboy hat, basket lined with bandanna
Goodies
toy (or stuffed) horse or cow, horse necklace, rubber snake, small cactus plant
Treats
potato chips, pretzels, trail mix, chocolate gold coins or horseshoe, cactus cookies


Winter

Container
toque, canvas bag
Goodies
mittens, socks, earmuffs, mug
Treats
hot chocolate mix, marshmallows (or snowman soup!)


Some items work well for goody bags no matter what the theme. (Or if your party is "themeless" too, of course.) Try mugs, notebooks, gift cards for food, books, or puzzles.

These goody bag ideas are helpful if you're having a themed party. Especially if you don't want to give out the typical plastic junk favors.

 

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