A while back I shared this guest post over at Sowdering About. In case you missed it, here it is again.
The year that my youngest sister turned 9, she told all her friends that she just wanted candy for her birthday.
You can imagine the sugary aftermath of that birthday party. My kids also like to pick out candy for their friends, but I like to make sure there's a useful gift involved too--craft kit, toy, game, etc (I'm guessing the other moms appreciate this as well)
To make it more fun that just throwing a pack of candy into the gift bag though, we make it part of the packaging!
Wrap the gift in any paper (I like to use brown kraft paper or this white paper from IKEA because then you really notice the candy)
Tie string, twine or ribbon around the package and tie in a knot on top. Pinch the bag of candy in the middle and tie the string around to hold it in place and keep the bow shape. Trim the excess.
I used a Skittles bag, a fun size M&Ms bag and then I made a star shape out of Pixy Stix! Use a twist tie to wrap around the middles of the sticks so they stay, before tying the string around them.
What candy would you love to see on one of YOUR gifts?