I love a good loot bag. Really, who doesn’t?
I will admit that I do get a small rush of satisfaction when I hand a child a goody bag and they exclaim, “WOW!” upon seeing it.
It’s that last burst of the coveted Birthday Party High. (And if you think I sound crazy… well… you’re probably right.)
I saw bandana goody bags on Amy’s blog, One Artsy Mama, and knew that I had to go ahead and copy them. It was just too adorable and perfect!
First we had to gather our “loot”!
The girls had so much fun picking out the pirate treasures to be placed in each bandana. We decided to go with pirate pencils, tattoos, candy necklaces, pirate stickers (put in little plastic bags), and snack-sized bags of Pirate’s Booty.
I love Pirate’s Booty. Soooo gooooood…..
We found each bandana at the party store; they were very reasonably priced.
The Junior Party Planner did most of the loot bag assembly. She carefully counted stickers and placed them in bags.
She arranged the “loot” just so.
Lucy jumped around excitedly until she realized that the candy necklaces were for the party. Then she mostly pouted.
Fair enough. I thought that the candy necklaces were the best part, too!
The bandanas were gathered up around the loot, and then secured with an elastic. I then tied pieces of ribbon (from my scrap bin) around the elastic.
Lila finished the look by tucking a tiny pirate flag into the ribbon. It’s the piece de resistance, I think. Don’t you?
Actually, Lila didn’t think so, so she insisted that we snap pictures of both flag and no-flag goody bags.
They were a hit at the party! Kids happily grabbed their pirate-themed favours (along with their treasure chest crafts) and bounced out the door with their parents in tow. It was a lovely party.
And we didn’t have to make anyone walk the plank!
Come back tomorrow for the Ultimate Pirate Party Round-Up! It’s full of Peg-Legged Inspiration!
Inspire Me Heather
Oh what a great idea using the bandanas!! They do look super cute – you’re so clever!!
I can’t take all of the credit for that idea – I might have scooped it from Amy (of One Artsy Mama), but the rest of the details are all ours! (And the kids loved them, so it was worth it!)
Tara, I loooooooooove Pirate’s Booty too! It is really good!
I think it’s so cool that you found all this pirate look and the pirate bandanas! excellent!
To be honest, it was the Pirate’s Booty that made me the happiest! When I saw the individual packs at the store, it really got the loot bag ideas a-swirling.
If only grown-ups got loot bags….
Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz
Smart to wrap it in the bandanna! Arg! I love the approval of small children. I could care less about what any adult says. Let’s be honest, kids are truthful, and if they hate it, they’ll let you know. So, cheers to an authentic gold star!
Yes, the approval of small children means so much more than that of grown-ups. Like you said, grown-ups are liars. Kids are the true test of your party planning prowess! 😉
So clever, cute and fun! Candy necklaces…still love them! What a great party you threw Tara! Set the bar pretty high there!
Oh, thank you so much, Danni! I have six more months ’til the next one! I have plenty of time to over-plan! 🙂
This is great, but I’m starting to worry about your mental health! 😉 What a great party!
Mental health, mental schmealth! 😉 Obsessing over children’s parties is totally normal, right?
Yes…. totally normal…. *backs away slowly*
Amy of while wearing heels
What adorable party favors filled with incredible booty. Love it all!