Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monster Goodie Bags


You can't have a monster party without monster themed goodie bags! I just finished these yesterday and am really happy that everything seems to be coming together. This project is pretty self explanatory, but to give you some specifics, here is what I used:

I found the bags at the Dollar Store. They were 2 for $1 which seemed like pretty decent deal to me. The only disappointment was that they didn't have any green bags. That would have really completed the color scheme.

I used Recollections 5.5 inch white card stock circles (found at Michaels) for the big eye and then with my Cricut, I cut smaller circles for the second eye and eyeballs.

The horns and mouth were cut freehand from scraps of card stock paper that I had leftover from my Monster Party Hats.

I set everything up in an assembly line on my dinning room table and used a hot glue gun to glue everything on.


Now you may be thinking to yourself, what kind of goodies do you put in a monster goodie bag? Monster themed goodies of course!


The monster tattoos, paddleball game, and pop-ups were all purchase from Toy Connection. They have really great bulk pricing on novelty gifts. The lollypops are from Birthday in a Box and the squishy monster toy is from the $1 section at Michaels.

This was a last minute decision, but when I saw all these monster-themed books at the Barnes and Noble, I had to include them in the goodie bags as well! SHHHH...don't tell my husband I spent more money :o)


These bags will also be used to hold the candy that will be flying out of the monster piñata! Keep your eye out for that post coming soon!

23 comments:

  1. What a super cute idea! I love it! So easy and yet super creative.

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  2. These are really cute! I actually just made some Elmo Themed ones the other day for my Sons ONE year old birthday party coming in a new weeks...would love to have you check them out!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/elmo-party-goodie-bags.html

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  3. These are great! I am pinning this to my Monster board. :-)

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  4. Stopping by from TGIF! LOVE LOVE the monster bags and everything you found to put inside them. Great job! Looks like a fun party ; )

    Kristina @ School Time Snippets

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  5. I just had to stop by and say these are soooo cute! I want to have a Monster party for my little guy just so I have a reason to make them :)

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  6. This is adorable! I'm a new follower and I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too:) My first link party/give-away is going right now and ends tonight at midnight. I hope you'll stop by and link up!

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  7. So adorable and easy to make, great project, I think it's my favorite monster project! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  8. The kids are going to love these! Smart thinking on the lolly collection idea too. Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op!

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  9. These are super cute and I'm going to make some for upcoming birthdays. By the way, your little boys are super, super cute - something I'm sure you already know!

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    1. Awww thank you :o) Let me know how yours turn out!

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  10. These are so adorable! We'd love for you to share these at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/riverton-housewives-round-up-9.html

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    1. Oh NO! I am too late for your party. But I am happily following your blog now and added your button to my link parties page so I remember to come back next week. Thank you so much for the invite!

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  11. Pinned these - too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  12. These look so cute. Just found your blog its so fun.. Come and check out my blog


    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

    Have a great day

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I am happily following you back. Your recipes look amazing!

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  13. What cute monster bags =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you tomorrow!
    Beth =-)

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  14. These monster bags are so cute! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

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  15. I love your Monster Party and will use some of your ideas for my son's birthday party too! Please tell me how to download the monster name tags to Photoshop so that I can color them. Thanks a million! Chris dmvclv@gmail.com

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  16. Thank you for the inspiration, we created our own Monster Bags yesterday. Please do check them out. http://babblingonrdcmonsterbagshalloween.blogspot.co.uk/
    Again thank you we had a great time creating them :)

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