July 18, 2012

The Birthday Bag


When I was a kid, my family didn’t have a lot of money. For our birthdays, my mom and dad used to get us several inexpensive things and throw them all in one bag. We had to close our eyes and fumble around in that bag for our gifts. Before we could open our eyes, we had to guess the item in hand. My mom told me later, “We were SO worried you guys would hate it because we couldn’t buy a lot of fancy things!” But, they were happily surprised when we LOVED it and the “birthday bag” soon became our favorite birthday tradition.

So… for my husband’s birthday this year, I decided to re-create the birthday bag! I started with a plain paper bag, and tucked all this loot inside!

It was just a few,  inexpensive things that I know he loves, like MINT M&M’s (mmmmm! You want some now, don’t you?!?).

And remember that plain paper bag? I spruced it right up with a darling printable that says, “Birthday Bag – Favorite Things for My Favorite Guy.”  (Find your printables at the end of this post!)

And of course I did not forget to “S.W.A.K”- seal it with a kiss on the back of the bag. After all, he is my most favorite guy!

So to create your own “birthday bag,” grab a paper bag, our cute printables,  a few of your man’s favorite goodies, and VIOLA! You’re done!   :)

Get those FREE PRINTABLES here:

Birthday Bag Cover and SWAK

Favorite Tags

For more ideas involving your man’s favorites, check out these great posts by Corie and Angie!

Corie’s post here: A Few of His Favorite Things and Angie’s post here: A Few of Our Favorite Things.

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6 Responses to “The Birthday Bag”

  1. Brianne says:

    I love this idea! It is so cute.

  2. Kassie says:

    WONDERFUL! I totally love this. Thanks so much for the free printables!!! That really makes it complete!

  3. Tara Tara says:

    Perfect timing, Robin!! It’s Jamie’s birthday this weekend! {Our b-days are 5 days apart.} Thanks for the super cute printables!! xoxo

  4. Julie Julie says:

    What a fun and easy idea. I can hardly wait to do this when my husband’s birthday rolls around…love the darling printables!

  5. Kari Kari says:

    Too cute, Robin! My hubby would sooo love this! I love spoiling him on his birthday! (well, and every other day of the year! lol)

  6. Jaime says:

    Love this idea! I’m doing it for my husbands birthday! I ordered him something online for his birthday but it wont be here in time for the big day, so this will be great to give him the day of.

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