Most of you who follow me here at My So-Called Chaos know that I don’t have kids, but I do have some godkids and honorary nieces and nephews whom I adore-and I am definitely their cool auntie. One of my favorite things to do with these children, who are not mine and therefor easier to hop up on sugar before returning them to their parents, is to spoil them for all of my favorite holidays. This is due to a long history of my mother taking time out of her busy schedule to always make sure we had something fun for the holidays, and even to this day she takes the time to put together a little treat or card and pop it in the mail. So, not having my own rugrats, I carry on her tradition with the littles in my life. Halloween being my favorite holiday, and a holiday I will be spending with those crazy kiddos, I couldn’t pass up putting together some adorable little Halloween Goodie Bags for them.
By my count, there will be roughly 5-7 kids at Kristina’s house this Halloween, and there might be a few more that tag along unexpectedly, so I want to plan on around 10 bags all together just in case-I don’t want anyone feeling left out when I give out these treats, even if it’s not a kid I see very often. Putting together that many bags means I need to keep my costs as low as possible, so I hit up my favorite store Target and headed straight for their dollar stop which is overflowing with Halloween merchandise this time of year.
1 package of cute monster bags – $5.00
1 package of Halloween pencils – $1.00
1 Bag of Halloween Erasers – $1.00
1 Bag of Dia de los Muertos Mini note Pads – $1.00
1 package of Halloween Slap Bracelets – $1.00
1 package of Halloween Yoyos – $1.00
1 Package of Halloween Sticky Skeletons – $1.00
3 Packages of Halloween Pop Rocks – $3.00
5 packages of Halloween Peeps – $5.00
2 packages of Halloween Chocolate Money – $2.00
3 Packages of Booger Candy – $5.00
1 Monster pack with bubbles, bouncy balls, and vampire teeth – $5.00
So in total I spent roughly $31.00 give or take a little bit. Not too bad-especially since it left me lots of extras to make a few extra goodie bags for any unexpected kids that might show up. I do actually need to go pick up another package of monster bags, or at least some kind of treat bag to put them in, because there were only 6 bags in the package.
Then all I had to do was organize all of these goodies into something I could understand before I started stuffing bags. I put the booger boxes in a pile for the boys, thinking they might appreciate the grossness of it all a lot more than the girls would, and then put the peeps together for the girls-something sweet that wont gross them out. I’m sure the boys will be trying to gross them out as best they can anyway with their candy-what else are brothers for? Haha!
Then all it takes is stuffing them all into the bag-and look how cute these little caged monster bags turned out… ADORABLE.