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9+ DIY Easy Birthday Treat Bags You Need For Your Next Party

Cheap birthday party favor bag ideas

My four-year-old was so excited for his birthday this year and I was looking for a DIY easy birthday treat bag for him to give out. We only had a family party for him, but he still was going to celebrate with his preschool class and they LOVE getting goodies when it is someone’s birthday! So off to Target and the Dollar Store I went in search for the most inexpensive things I could buy to put in the treat bags with DIY thank you tags! Check out 9+ other DIY party bag ideas at the end of this post.

9 diy easy party bag ideas with collage of DIY party bags

How to buy cheap items to fill DIY birthday favor bags?

Check the clearance section after any holiday. Might require a little planning, but totally worth it and even cheaper than just buying things from the Dollar Store. My son’s birthday is in April, and I had bought clearance Valentine’s Day prizes for 70% off after the holiday. I was able to purchase sets of 15 bubbles and little skateboards for under $3!


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DIY Easy Birthday Tag

I found that CANVA is amazing! You could design free party invites, create tags and your own custom thank you notes. Here is a screenshot of a new mustache design I just customized as a thank you tag. Even if you don’t have design experience, you will be able to figure this site out.

Canva mustach gracias artwork and template

Recently I started exploring using on my laptop, instead of phone or tablet. I can’t believe that it is a FREE design tool. As a DIY girl, I am ALWAYS looking for inexpensive and FREE!  You can upgrade to the paid version to really unlock more designs. If you haven’t ever checked out this site, you really need to.

Search the Templates to Create Tags

One could spend hours searching and trying new templates in Canva. Make sure that the free logo is on the templates you want to use. Trust me, you will be able to find one that will fit your birthday theme.

For my son, I simply found this adorable mustache one that said “A stache of thank yous” and change it to add “for celebrating my birthday and for being my friend”.  This probably only took me 5 minutes to create and mainly because I was “shopping” around and looking at all my options!

Next, I downloaded the image from Canva to my camera roll and added them to my pages app (mac’s word program). Then, I was able to resize and fit as many birthday tags on a page as I wanted. After that, I hit print and I was ready to cut them out.

Since I am a DIY nut, I always need simple ways to cut any cards I make. This personal rotary trimmer sure comes in handy for some of my simple paper projects!

DIY mustache birthday treat bags being cut for treat bags

Add Birthday Treat Bag Items

There is an endless array of options here. I was able to find beaded necklaces and jumpy frogs at my local dollar store. In a few of the bags that were for the kids at the babysitter, I even ordered these small wooden cars that kids could decorate themselves. I tried to stick to non-food items. However, if cooking is your thing, I am sure kids would love to have few treats in the bag.

Treat Bags with Mustache thank you for celebrating my birthday

Treat Bags for any Occasion

I was so happy with how these easy DIY birthday treat bags came out that I had to share this simple project here. I know that these were only “kind of” DIY, but if you really wanted to you could completely make everything in the bag. Since I was able to find such good deals, it really wasn’t worth it to make all the little treats! My son sure had a smile on his face when he came home from passing these out to his friends for his birthday!

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More DIY Birthday Treat Bag Ideas

Here are 9 other DIY birthday party bags ideas. You will probably want to pin this to not forget the next time you are planning a party. Our favorite is #6! We will for sure be adding this to our kid’s craft list soon!

DIY Birthday Party Treat Bag Ideas

Here are 9+ DIY birthday party favor bags that can inspire you for your next party. We love that some of these treat bag ideas also double as a party activity. Who doesn't love a DIY project that doubles as a kid's activity as well?

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Thursday 16th of May 2019

I love Canva too! It's always great when you can diy and save money for party things. Great job!

Roseann Hampton

Sunday 21st of April 2019

How fun for your son to be able to pass these out to his friends!

Leslie Susan Clingan

Friday 19th of April 2019

What fun!! I know your son was so proud of these cute treat bags. Hope his birthday is as big a success.


Saturday 20th of April 2019

Thanks Leslie! He was so excited! It is crazy how just a simple treat bag can make their day!


Thursday 18th of April 2019

How fun! It's always great to buy seasonal items that can be used with some changes for various occasions!


Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Thanks for the tip regarding Canva. Your treat bags are very well done!

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