These gift bags are a cute way to share some holiday spirit with your children’s classmates and friends. It’s an easy, cheap and delicious way to warm up a winter day. Plus, the kids really love them!
For supplies, per gift bag, you’ll need:
1 Packet of Hot Cocoa
1 Candy Cane
1 Holiday Themed Napkin
Handful of Mini-Marshmallows
1 Gift Tag Label
*For the gift bag itself – I chose from a selection of holiday themed “treat bags” at the craft store.
Put all the items neatly in the bag. I folded the napkin in half and slipped it and the cocoa in first. Then put the candy cane in front of those items. Finally I bent the bag open a bit wider and sprinkled the marshmallows in loosely. Fold over the bag and clamp with a single staple to stabilize. (You will seal the bag further when you staple on the label.)
I designed my own labels using Microsoft Word; the Santa picture is clip art. I used craft scissors to give an interesting “snowy” edge to the label and had my son sign his name to personalize it. I then attached the label to the bag using staples. You can use my labels by downloading and printing this template onto card stock – Hot Cocoa Holiday Label.
All in all, this year we made 45 treat bags, which took me about 2 hours to make from start to finish. (Including having a 6 year old sign his name neatly 45 times!) It should go faster if you are using my pre-made labels though.