How to Make Halloween Goody Bags

Halloween goody bags are a fast, fun, and relatively simple idea that will make Halloween party-goers as well as trick-or-treaters very happy. Here's how to make them:


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    Get the bags. You'll need bags to put all the goodies in, so the first step is to buy the bags. You can use plastic/cellophane bags to hold the treats; these come in packages of 12 or so at the dollar store, and are thus a cost-friendly idea. If you want to splurge more, use fabric or felt bags.
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    Get the sweets. The important part of your Halloween goody bags are the sweets! You'll need to put some candy in your bags for the kids to munch on. You can use smaller "fun-sized" candy bars, or, if you're okay with spending a bit more money, use regular-sized candy bars. Here are some ideas for the sweets:
    • Chocolate! Kids love chocolate, so things like Kit Kat, Aero, Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Twix, Hershey's, Reese's ' Peanut Butter Cups, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, etc. are good items to put in the bags.
    • Gummies! Gummies are a great idea, especially around Halloween, because they make gummies in the shape of bats, pumpkins, body parts, etc.
    • Lollipops! Lollipops/suckers are another great idea. There are many different varieties and brands; some are more expensive than others.
    • Bubble Gum. Bubble gum is a good thing to put in your Halloween goody bags, as kids love it.
    • Fruit Snacks. Fruit snacks are becoming a Halloween trend more so each year, especially because if they're made with real fruit juice, they're healthier than gummies and other sweets. Consider adding fruit snacks to your goody bags!
    • Cookies. Cookies are delicious, so add them in too! If you're giving these goody bags away at a party, buy prepackaged cookies or make them yourself. However, if you're giving these bags away on Halloween to trick-or-treaters, it's best to buy prepackaged cookies, such as Chips Ahoy, Famous Amos, etc.
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    Get the toys. Look for some little Halloween toys, temporary tattoos, pens, pencils, erasers, etc. These are really fun for kids to have, and will add that little extra something to your Halloween goody bags. You could also buy Halloween-themed stuffed animals, but they'll be a bit more expensive.
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    Put the bags together. Decide how much candy/toys each bag will have. This will depend on how much money you want to spend and how many bags you need to make. For example, fill each bag with two chocolate bars, a lollipop, two gummies, and a Halloween toy. It's up to you to decide the combination of items for your goody bags.
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  • Keep in mind that some people are allergic to peanuts, so it's best to have the candy be peanut-free
  • Make sure that all the packages of the candy you put in the bags are closed
  • It's better to buy prepackaged treats rather than trying to make them yourself. Most parents nowadays are very concerned about homemade treats and will make their kids throw them away.

Things You'll Need

  • Bags
  • Candy, chocolate, etc.
  • Toys, tattoos, pencils, etc.

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Categories: Halloween Food & Treats