Thanksgiving Goodie Bags You Can Craft as Party Favors

The countdown to Thanksgiving has definitely begun! Amidst the rush of preparations for this gathering of family and friends, don’t forget thoughtful details like the thank-you treats and gifts to give out. The great thing is you can make these ahead, or at least the packaging for them. So to help you, we’ve gathered 10 cute and creative Thanksgiving goodie bag ideas that we guarantee are easy, easier, easiest! Even the kids can help.

10 DIY Treat Bag Ideas for Thanksgiving Party Favors

Crafting the bags for your thank-you goodies makes them extra special—whether you’ll be giving them to your Thanksgiving guests, neighbors, or your children’s teachers and playmates. Take ideas from the adorable and doable examples we found!

Thanksgiving Goodie Bags for Guests You Can Craft

1 – Printable Thanksgiving treat bags – Print paper pouches with a charming design like this one from Crafting E (pdf file provided) and just tuck in your favorite sweets.

2 – Hand-stamped bag toppers + turkey tags – Seal clear candy-filled bags with hand-stamped toppers, then finish with a felt cutout turkey tag. Check out the how-to over at Wranglers and Ribbons.

3 – Handprint turkey treat bags – The kids can literally “give you a hand” with these construction paper cutouts of hands, then glue them onto candy-filled plastic bags together with googly eyes, beaks and wattles. Just follow the tutorial from Darice.

4 – Cornucopia candy favors – How clever is this favor idea  from Evermine, using waffle cones curled at the ends to resemble cornucopia and trimmed with printable “Happy Turkey Day” tags!

5 – Paint chip turkey treat bag – Repurpose paint chips as turkey tail feathers! Glue them to pretzel cello bags filled with Reese’s Pieces or similar candies, as seen on Simply Designing.

6 – Easy turkey “gobble” treat bags – Your little ones will love assembling these using mini brown paper bags, paper cutouts of turkey heads and feathers (template provided by Overstuffed), and googly eyes. Then, just fill with your chosen treats.

7 – Indian corn treats and printable favor tags – An adorably easy idea found via The Fickle Pickle, showing cello bags filled with multi-colored candies to resemble Indian corn, then tied with raffia and printable tags from Amanda’s Parties to Go.

8 – Fall treat bags “blessing mix” – Your gift-ees will appreciate this printable card from I Have No Greater Joy explaining the significance of each treat in this delicious mix.

9 – Thanksgiving snack mix tags – Use this “dollar download” printable from Marta Writes for snack mix tags (her suggested ingredients can be bought in the bulk foods aisle!). Plus the pdf includes “I Am Thankful” turkeys great for making into gift tags or garlands, too.

10 – Turkey treat bags with printable tags – Bundle up your choice of goodies in fall-colored paper napkins or tissue paper. Then add googly eyes, paper beaks, and “I’m Stuffed” printable tags from Val Event Gal.

Totally doable, right? Even with just 3 weeks to go, you can definitely get Thanksgiving goodie bags like these done in a snap!


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