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Easy DIY Halloween Party Favors

There are so many cute Halloween party favor ideas floating about the web, like the witch's broom goodie bags for example, though they do require some DIY experience. These tin-tie bakery bags are the perfect size for a Halloween goodie bag, and they require no crafting skills. I love howthe favor bags I made them with are cute enough for kids but still nice enough for the grown-ups as well. All you need are the bakery bags, ribbon, and 3D Halloween stickers from the craft store. You can use the smaller bag pictured above or a larger bakery bag with a window display. I like to fill the larger ones with treats to give out as holiday presents to neighbors and teachers.



Simply fill the bags with a Halloween treat (homemade or store-bought), close them up and tie them off with ribbon, then affix a sticker to each bag. These are food-grade bags, so they're perfect to fill with homemade fall treats like popcorn, kettle corn, or Halloween chocolates. Try my DIY gourmet popcorn

Back 2 School: Helping Children In Need

We're all excited filling up our children's school supplies and buying them new clothes, but let's take a moment to think about kids and parents who are in need. Here are some simple ways you can help this school year.

1. The Backpack Program with Feed America. A lot of children rely on reduced or free lunch programs for some of their meals. But what about whenever school is out for the summer, weekends and vacations? Click here to see how you can help.

2. Backpack 4 Kids. Families who are struggling financially might not be able to afford supplies and backpacks. At CVS pharmacy, you can purchase a filled backpack to donate, or you can make a monetary donation online. Click here for more info.

3. Donate Classroom Supplies. Did you know that most teachers have to buy their own classroom supplies like dry erase markers, antibacterial wipes and art supplies? This just baffles me! Almost anyone can afford to donate. Whenever you're at the store, spend just a few extra dollars on things like tissue, crayons, etc. and send it to school with your child. There should be a website for your child's school where you can find a more specific list of things they might need.

4. Coats for Kids. As the weather turns cold and children have to be outside at the bus stop and during recess, some children desparately need coats. The National Cleaners Association is teaming up with local dry cleaners to collect and distribute donated coats. Click here for more info.

5. Kids In Need Foundation. The Kids In Need Foundation is another place where you can donate supplies or financial support online. Click here to help.

Some of these events are local, but they all have their own version in your own community, just look around, and you can always give financial donations online. Not everyone can afford to give a lot, but most of us can afford to give at least a little.

**SHOP at Save the Children's ZAZZLE store.

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  1. These are all very worthy causes, Christina. I've shared the blog.

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