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This post is brought to you by a WHOLE bunch of things but the #1 thing is a mom who was doing everything she could think of to NOT be doing anything she should be doing!
Today Mr. Man had his first soccer game. We got to bring the 1/2 time and end of game treats. It’s always so fun for the kids to bring treats to their friends and for his first game EVER he was pretty stinking excited about it.
Last spring Mister B had a mom on his team bring snacks individually packaged in ziplock bags!!! Immediately she earned genius status in my book. How much easier is it to have everything in one place to hand out (even if it is just 1 treat and a drink) than trying to make sure everyone got both things? It also eliminated siblings asking for the extras. I really don’t mind giving them out when we have them but I always feel bad when I either have NO extras or don’t have enough for all the siblings (mine included). This completely solved that issue.
SINCE it was his first game EVER and SINCE I didn’t want to be doing anything else and SINCE I had everything I needed to do it I made up these cute little goody bags for his soccer friends.
Normally I have done a lot less than this for our snacks BUT there are only 7 players on his team and with the stuff I had on hand these were pretty cheap to make. Less than $1 per player. The goodies inside I bought but the supplies to put it all together I already had.
I don’t think you need a tutorial on how to do this but I’m gonna give you a little basic one anyway. You can use anything for the bag, ziplock, paper lunch sack, little gift bags, pretty much any of it will work.
The first thing I did was design the little tag. They’re the super cute Green Goblins so I just used photoshop and with a free soccer ball image I found online I typed up “Way To Go GREEN GOBLINS” putting their name in their uniform green color.
Once I had that done, printed and cut to the size I wanted I gathered my supplies:
clear party bag, tag, ribbon, licorice, fruit snacks, capri sun, fruit roll up, rice crispy treat, & stapler.
Next step was to fill the bag up. I am sure some who are better at this thing than I am would have found a way to make the treats all look cute in the bag, I just put them all in and was really happy they fit.
Next I folded the top of the bag over and stapled it shut.
I then stapled my tag on.
I finished it off with a little bit of ribbon. Would have loved to have had soccer ball ribbon but was trying to use what I had on hand so black & white it was. It works out well because there are 6 boys and only 1 cute girl on their team so they’re cute without being OVERLY girly cute. (note, you could just line it all up and staple once but my bags were pretty full and this worked easier to keep it all in line – and I have a whole bunch of staples and never use them!)
A couple more pictures of the finished product all together.
Little Mister was so excited for the end of the game to give out his treats.
He is such a character these days (all days but really these last few has been killing me). At his practice on Tuesday evening the coach asked if all the kids would be able to make it to the game on Thursday. He raised his hand right up and said “I won’t be able to make it because I might have to clean my room on Thursday.” – where did he come from? He cracks me up and his coach was very sweet and told him if he didn’t have it done she’d come help him so he could still play in the game.
While we may be a long way off from the all-stars he is sure fun to watch out there! Here he is with his goody bag and his new incredibly fun fake smile!
Hope this helps you this soccer season! It was fun and I know it made him feel pretty special, easy too!