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One thing our team does at the end of each season is invite the players over to one of the coach’s houses for a cookout and team party. My husband and I host at least once a year and our assistant coach also hosts about once a year. Each party we try to put together simple and fun DIY Baseball Goodie Bags for the players to show that we care and go the extra mile to celebrate their successes from the season. Today I thought I’d show you how to make cute and easy baseball goodie bags and show ideas on what to put in them. No need to run out to Party City or Oriental Trading to get fancy bags! We took white Dollar Store bags and used a red sharpie to decorate these in no time. Let’s jump right in…
DIY Baseball Goodie Bags
How do you make a Baseball Goodie Bag?
- White Bags
- Red Sharpie
- Tissue Paper in team colors
- Ribbon in team colors
- Stick on Numbers to personalize for each player
Start by decorating each baseball party favor bag to replicate the baseball pattern. Using a plate, we traced circles around the top and bottom corners of the bags and then simply drew V marks around the lines to replicate a baseball.
Next we used stick on numbers to customize the bags and then from there we filled the bags up with all the goodies.
What do you put in baseball goodie bags?
We did a combination of sweet and salty treats in the baseball bags including:
- Gatorade *in our team color*
- Baby Ruth Bars
- Cracker Jacks
- Big League Chew
- Sunflower Seeds
- Suckers in our team colors from Party City
- Baseball Chocolate Balls also from Party City
- A stuffed squishy baseball toy
- Homemade Baseball Decorated Cookie
How much should I spend on a Baseball Goodie Bag?
That’s completely up to you. I recommend, if making them for the whole team, getting several team moms together to buy different items so that the cost is split and shared. That’s how our team does it. But look at places like the Dollar Store and Costco for many of these items so that you’re being economical about it.
What can you give instead of goodie bags?
You don’t have to give anything, as a matter of fact. Don’t feel like you have to! Not every parent or organization can do this and the expectation shouldn’t be there. If you want to give something though, here’s a few other smaller options you may consider:
- Baseball Stress Balls
- Baseball Rubber Bracelets
- Inflatable Baseball Bats
- Dubble Bubble Filled Bats
- Inflatable Baseballs and Bats
Once you get all of your treats and goodies in the bag, then you stuff it on top with two pieces of tissue paper. For our baseball bags we used team colored tissue paper and then we tied the bags with ribbon in our team colors, as well.
These bags took very little time to make…we were able to put them together, start to finish for the whole team, in under one hour. It was so simple!
What do you put in your baseball goodie bags? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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