For my daughter's recent birthday party, I wanted everything to be special, but (as always) we were on a strict budget. I came up with a simple but adorable idea for goody bags!
I bought brightly colored craft bags (like lunch bags but in neon colors) and punched a hole in one corner while it was still folded (through both sides and the fold). I then strung white paper ribbon through the hole. I had purchased artifical hibiscus flowers and beads for leis, and I strung them on each end of the ribbon. Tied in a loop, the ribbon made a perfect handle for the bag. I stencilled each girl's name on the bag, and VOILA!
Very pretty goody bags for less than twenty cents each!