Friday, September 7, 2012

Going to grandmas

(warning this post has lots of photos)

Usually a trip to grandmas house is fun but this time the kids didn't really want to go.
But dad & I are going to Palm Springs for a golf weekend and well the kids weren't invited.
Being the great mom that I am {wink} I decided to make them a treat bag filled with
some candy treats and some things to do....because after all look how precious they are
{wink, wink}

this isn't something new or even to hard to make - what makes it special is the
effort you put into making the bag...
All you need are some paper bags (lunch bags), some scraps of paper and some stamps...

None of this is exact science or precise measurements...I just cut a piece of scrap paper
to cover a section of the front of the bag

then I inked the edges and glued the piece down. Just anywhere.

I used one of my punches and some more scrap paper just to add a
little those too

then I glued them down in different places & also added another punch out
just to make it pretty -

then take some stamps or some stickers and add your childs name to the bags...

I had to make all three bags close to the same because if your kids are like mine
they notice if she got an extra butterfly or he got more candy
so all three bags are almost exactly the same.

then I just filled them with the treats - most items are from the dollar spot
and some from the dollar tree...and can I tell you that they were super happy
to get them and have something special to have and do at grandmas house this weekend.

BTW- this really helps with the mommy guilt too...

Here's hoping you all have a fabulous weekend with or without your kids.


I am linking this up to the following parties:


Sita said...

the treat bags you made for your kids are so cute and creative! Hope you have a fun a weekend :)

sugarplums andlollipops said...

Hi there! I found you on the Blog Hop, I'm now a new follower. I'd love a follow back at and Pinterest! I follow back all of my Pinterest followers :)

Elisia allen said...

Hi new follower from

Myranda said...

Those bags are so cute!
I am now following from the blog hop

Ladybird Ln said...

What a great idea, it is amazing what some little prizes will do and I totally agree with the mommy guilt thing! I hope you had a great time!


My Froley said...

awww you're such a good mummy !! these bags are awesome
I am hosting a blog hop today over at my blog :-)