no tricks all treats

Monday, October 10, 2016

So, I hit Target up last week for Halloween treats.  I wanted some "stuff" for care packages for my college kids.  
How cute is that pumpkin paper tape?!  A thin strip on shipping tags and voila!  You have yourself cute gift tags.
Back in August I made a few Halloween pillowcases.  1 yard of fabric is all that is needed.  One for Libby and one for her roomie.  Did I tell you her name is Libby, too?!
Another batch of our new favorite cookie.  (Which packs extremely well.)  I like to place the cookies in a zip lock and then into a box that will go in the bigger box.  The kids said they arrive completely intact!  I think it's because I bake for only 9 minutes which makes them super soft.  
This is my boy version.  The spider garland will be a nice addition to their in room bar.  (What?!)
This is my girl version.  The spider garland will look super cute above her window!

I would love to know if you have any other fun ideas for college care packages.  I saw this great list and I am looking forward to making and sending this, but would love to know if you have any other ideas!

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16 comments

  1. aw, so thoughtful!! those package look amazing, and those cookies!! Yum.

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    1. thanks julie! hold on tight to your little one. xx

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  2. I don't think you need any help - these are amazing!

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    1. thanks erin! you're gonna be sending care packages in no time! (insert emoji with startled eyes) xx

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  3. Now you need to have a stamp made that says, "Good Mail Inside." I would be tickled pink to receive those packages and equally as chuffed about sending them. Xo

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    1. oh ya! i need to make one for the next care package! :) xx

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  4. Georgia10/11/2016

    How do I get on your care package list?

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  5. I do have a care package graduation gift idea you can use for your youngest child! When my son graduated from high school, I printed out about 50 postcards, stamped, and with my name and address on it. On the greeting side, I put a simple message, I don't remember exactly, but something like: "Hi Mrs. Rettig. I'm doing ______ at school but miss your homemade cookies. Would you please send me two dozen (and I put in 3 different choices with a box next to each so they could check their favorite.) Here's my address:_____________________. Say hi to everyone back home. Love, _______. I handed them around to all the kids I'd known forever and they all got a kick out of them. About 10 were mailed back to me, but I wish they ALL had come back! I think some were shy. That was almost 15 years ago, and now when I see these kids at weddings and showers, etc., at least someone will bring that up. I was known as the cookie mom, and I suspect you are too!

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    1. OMG! that is the CUTEST idea Kristen!!! LOVE IT! i can't wait to try it! i might even give my older kids friends some for Christmas! THANK YOU!

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  6. Your packages are so adorable. I love your style.

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  7. thes are awesome !! taking notes from you for someday in the future ! ❤️️

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  8. Awww...how sweet. I love it. Do you let the Ziploc bag poof up with air or is it nestled in something in the box?

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    1. hi stefanie! i try to take most of the air out.... but the boxes i use to put those into fit pretty snuggly. and then that box goes into the bigger box. hope that helps! xx

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  9. I so enjoy your blog and was so thrilled to get a surprise package of stitch markers today. Love them. Thanks - Cheryl

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