Wednesday, April 20, 2011

K.I.S.S. for the 5th grade Easter party

{Keep It Simple Sister}

I have been assigned to bring something for the treat bags for my son's 5th grade Easter Party.  It's kinda sad, because this is the last holiday party that he'll have in Elementary school.  In Middle School, they are too cool for parties :(  Well, I asked the other mom who is heading up treat bags what I should bring.  She said "I'm not putting in any junky stuff".  Oy!  I guess I can't run by the grocery store on my way home from school today and pick up those marshmallow peeps I was planning on!  So, I started thinking about something simple that the kids could use.  Pens?  Pencils?  Yep!  It doesn't get any easier than that.  And my 10 year old loses/breaks his mechanical pencil at least 3X per week.  So, I'd bet he's not the only one.

Here's what I threw together for the treat bags.  I used this cute printable from babalisme and scraps and pieces of ribbon I had in my ribbon bag to put them together.  Pretty cute, and done in a flash. 

K.I.S.S. Steps:

1-Go to Big Lots and buy pens and pencils in bulk

2- Use a rubber band to secure 4-5 pencils/pens together

3- Pull out box of scrap ribbon to tie around the rubber-bands

4- Print cute little Easter Tags

5- Cut tags and tie bows

6- Try to keep nosy puppies out of the pictures :)

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Jessica @ O. Alouette

Cute idea! You can never have too many pens & pencils.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! To answer your question: the Sculpey eggs I made are not heavy at all.
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Great idea. I like the little tags you found very cute!

Vanessa at Rescued Goods

Perfect! I love treat bags that are cute and contain stuff that the kids will actually use!