After our trip to Disneyland and getting Evie’s silhouette done as a keepsake from the trip, I was inspired right away for what I wanted the goody bags at her birthday party to look like. I wanted to have her cute, little silhouette be on it some how.
Thankfully my husband is a bit more tech savvy than I am and he was able to scan the silhouette into our computer, and then he changed it to be the negative image. It needed to be cleaned up a bit before he printed them for me. It came out really well when they were printed, and I then punched one hole into the top.
Inside the goody bags we included two of Evie’s favourite things: chai tea play dough and raisins. The chai tea latte play dough recipe from Mama.Papa.Bubba is amazing, and easy to make. Jen is seriously the queen of play dough she has so many get recipes so if you are looking for something new to try go check out her site. I wanted to put things that kids are likely to enjoy and play with, or eat in the goody bag not just items that may break or get lost. Evie loves getting to play with play dough, and there isn’t a day that goes by that she does not request “rainnetts” to eat. I also just printed a little thank you note to put into the bag too. I made the play dough the night before the party, and Jason and I portioned it out into baggies, and took all the air out. We then put those into cute little plastic bags with a silver twist tie.
The goody bags themselves were simply brown paper lunch bags. I also got some white paper doilies to decorate the bag and make it a bit fancier. I folded these in half and placed them over the closed paper bags. I then punched two holes through both items. After filling all of the bags, we put string through the holes and put the silhouette image on the string and tied it in a bow.
These were really simple to put together, my Mom and I quickly tied them all up the morning of. I was thrilled with how they turned out. What do you include in goody bags for your kid’s birthday party?