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September 19, 2014

Party Planning - Easy Favor/Goodie Bag Idea

I am a sucker for personalization.  I think it started at a young age because with a name like Nadia, it meant no personalized stickers or key chains for me.  Yes, the envy was great.  

Fast forward to 25 years later.  I was planning my daughter's second birthday party at the Honolulu Zoo and I thought it would be adorable to have frosted animal crackers as favors.  I found the most perfect whimsical pink label on tinyprints.com (a favorite site that would become my go-to for invitations and favor labels) to decorate the clear favor bag.


The following year, my daughter entered preschool and Halloween came around and I needed a goodie bag worthy of a wannabe Alpha Mom.  It had to be different and special, but not involve a lot of work (I said Alpha Mom, not Pinterest Mom).  As luck would have it, I went to a party and tried for the first time kettle corn by Popcorn Express.  It was delicious.  I always thought I didn't even like kettle corn!  But this one was fresh, crunchy and the perfect blend of salty and sweet.  

The best part was that they can customize the popcorn colors for your order.  That Halloween, I ordered the 40 quart size in orange and black and packaged it in cellophane bags, tied it with curling ribbon, and slapped on a cute label from Tiny Prints.  For the centerpieces of my son's first birthday party, I again turned to Popcorn Express.  I filled tin pails with the multi colored popcorn so it resembled a giant gumball machine.   


My son will soon be turning 4 and these days I am more like Whatever Mom and less like Alpha Mom as now I order the prepackaged one quart bags for goodie bags.  They are perfect because there is minimal thinking involved, everyone loves eating it, and I can always pick colors that match my theme.  There you have it, easy favor and goodie bag ideas for the Smart Mom.  



Be sure to sign up for Tiny Prints' email subscription as they offer discounts.  I always wait for the 50% off labels promotion.  If you can't wait, Costco members save 20% off all order and receive free shipping for order over $59! 

For more information on pricing for popcorn, visit Popcorn Express at www.popcornexpresshawaii.com  


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