Do you know what I remember most about elementary school class parties? I remember that Valentine’s Day was a BIG deal. We would spend a good art class or two decorating our Valentine boxes – which weren’t as elaborate as what you might find on Pinterest these days, but the were unique and personalized for each of us. We’d debate over how much glitter, how many hearts, should we go crazy or keep it simple? I loved decorating that box and was sad when we switched to boring brown paper bags with minimal decoration because it took too much time away from teaching. But the thrill of running around the classroom, slipping a card and some candy into everyone’s boxes? That was good stuff.
Now that I’m almost 30 (yea, 2017 is the big 3-0), I almost gag at how early the Valentine’s Day stuff hits the store shelves. I mean, it wasn’t even New Year’s Eve and I was seeing big red hearts and bags of candy everywhere!
But the fun of filling up little treat bags for my classmates is now replaced by the job of filling treat bags for my son’s classmates. You know, because the boys never do it themselves.
These cute printables will take any simple plastic baggie from “thrown together at the last minute while sneaking candy” to “Wow!” in no time!
Download the files below for each one. You’ll click the image to print, cut, fold over the top of the baggie and staple on both ends to close. Easy!