When I was a kid, there was a house a few blocks down that on Halloween would give out these really intricate bags as trick-or-treat gifts. Instead of picking a Reese’s (because unless you have an allergy, there is NO reason to pick anything else IMHO.) she would hand out little cellophane bags filled with fun Halloween trinkets and candy.
It was the house we all wanted to make sure we hit early because we would assume she would run out quickly.
These Halloween snack bags are kind of like that except much, much easier. Oh, and you should probably only give them to your own kids or people you actually know – handing out loose, open food is kind of frowned upon.
We all need crazy easy hacks to make lunches and snacks more fun, right? That’s why I love creating snacks that are stupid quick but will bring a smile to my guys’ faces. Little things like these Halloween snack bags will help cement your place as ‘World’s Coolest Mom’ without having to make intricate bento boxes or spend hundreds on expensive pre-made themed snacks and treats.
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You can make these Halloween snack bags two ways – either freehand the faces or print out a photo, put it inside the bag and trace it. If you’re just making one or two for your kids’ lunches I would say just freehand it, but if you’re making a bunch for a party or to bring to your kid’s class or something, it’s probably more time efficient to have a template of sorts.
The best part about these Halloween snack bags is how versatile they are. Choose your snack, choose your bag, mix and match. I’ve listed some fun options for each color that you can use all October long to fill up snack bags for lunches. I think it would be super smart to make a stack of the bags ahead of time and then you have an easy way to add fun to your kid’s lunch without having to do much each night.
Orange Halloween snack bags:
Original Goldfish Crackers
Doritos Nacho Cheese
Orange bell pepper
Green Halloween snack bags:
Green bell pepper
Green (spinach) tortilla chips (or other chip)
Green apples or pears
If you’re doing a snack bag free hand and feel a little neurotic about it being symmetrical (I am your people, I understand you) I suggest drawing half of the face on one side of the bag when it’s folded in half and then flipping and tracing it to the other side.
White Halloween snack bags:
I’m so in love with how these little snack bags came out – I love having easy, super quick ideas for making snacks more fun in my back pocket! If you’re looking for even more fun Halloween-themed snacks that will take one minute or less to put together, be sure to download my free guide of 10 Scary Easy Halloween Snacks you can make in one minute or less.
These Halloween snack bags are a crazy easy way to add some ghoulish fun to your kiddo’s lunch box with little effort! Your kids will love that their Halloween lunch feels a little bit special and you’ll love that it didn’t take you 13 years to put together.
Okay so tell me – was there a house you HAD to go to when trick-or-treating as a kid? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Let me know in the comments!
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