Halloween treat bags

Discussion in 'Halloween Countdown' started by nursemomtothree, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. For the past several years I made up candy treat bags for the trick or treaters. It helped get rid of the "I don't like that candy, she got two!" complaints. Everyone gets a bag...after I adore your costumes, make a cute comment and wave to your parents...I've got about 150 more of you to go. So, it moved the line along too.

    But...I'm having a hard time finding small treat bags. I don't want to use the larger cellophane gift bags. They're too expensive and I can't fill them with more than 3 little items, so they don't look right.

    Any ideas? Seen any of these bags yet? Even Hobby Lobby didn't have any last week...like no Halloween stuff at all.

    What do you guys do? Last year I used snack size ziplock bags, but they're not cute and festive.
  2. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Rebecca, have you thought about buying brown or white lunch bags and tying them with black, purple, and orange curling ribbon - fold over, hole punch? Or stamping them with a pumpkin or other Halloween stamp?
  3. snowlvr

    snowlvr Active Member

    Yeah it's kinda weird, there is not much Halloween out here either...I have had good luck with Oriental Trader for things like that in the past..
  4. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    I don't know that everyone has their stuff out yet. I know what your talking about and I'd wait it out and see what some of the grocery store chains carry when the time gets a tad closer. I see lots of stuff like that, at my local King Soopers.
  5. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    only place I found some last year was the dollar store
  6. Well, I posted too soon. My DH and I went back to Hobby Lobby last night and there were 2 rows of Halloween decor. It's like they had removed Thanksgiving things that I saw the week before and put the Halloween out.

    I bought the bags and will keep in a safe spot. Thanks for the ideas for future years.
  7. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    Do you have Dollarama? That's where I usually find them.
  8. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    If you have a Dollar Tree near you check there. They usually have those little ziplock bags for Halloween and Christmas.
  9. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    The bags are getting bigger! :)

    Think I found the smaller ones at the dollar store.
  10. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    Purchased this year's treat bags yesterday! Found some at the dollar store and grabbed them before they are gone :)
  11. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

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