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Cute DIY Goodie Bags for Birthday Parties

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

I like making handmade DIY goodie bags for birthday parties. Like, maybe too much.

My handmade DIY goodie bags tend to be pretty quick and simple, and these DIY goodie bags for Liam’s 1st birthday party were my easiest yet.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Elise and I made these DIY goodie bags to match Liam’s XOXO Hugs and Kisses birthday party theme using colored bags, orange ric rac and a strip of fabric that we also used as a table runner, DIY 1st birthday bib, free printable birthday banner and pretty much all Liam’s other 1st birthday decorations.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

I got a huge box of chalk at the party store and a bag of inexpensive white alphabet cookie cutters to label the bags for guests. My friend Danielle told me that she always likes my DIY goodie bags because they’re things that can get used up, like bubbles, and chalk, and stickers, and the like. I never thought of it that way but it’s true, I think that favors that can get used up are the very best kind.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Our party guests all had different initials which helped; this idea would be tougher to pull off with a whole bunch of Elise-Eleanor-Ella-Evan-Ellis guests, but you could use different cookie cutter shapes for your guests, like a monkey for Elise, an ice cream cone for Margot, and the like.

Check out more from Liam’s XOXO Hugs and Kisses 1st birthday party theme: DIY 1st birthday bib, free printable birthday banner, letter mini birthday cakes.

What do you like to tuck into your homemade birthday goodie bags?

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

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Supplies for making handmade DIY birthday party goodie bags:

How to make handmade DIY goodie bags for birthday parties:

Gather your supplies and clear off a working space (yes, in my house clearing off a suitable working space is a bona fide crafting step, ha).

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Put your chalk into the bags. You can have a little helper choose which colors to go with which bags.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Cut pieces of ric rac and ribbon long enough to fit through your cookie cutter and around the handle.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Cut a piece of fabric about 1″ wide.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Group the ric rac, ribbon and fabric together. Slip them through a cookie cutter and tie them onto a bag.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

Repeat for all your party guests.

Goodie bags and favor bags idea for kids birthday

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Priscila

Thursday 9th of April 2015

Hi I love your gift bag ideas, everything is really beautiful. I'm trying to find out where I can purchase the paper bags from? Do you know where I might find them?

Thank you

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