There are numerous “Bugs & Kisses” ideas all over the internet but the first one I came across was from Pink Peppermint Design. I thought this was such a cute idea for the few children that come to our home for Halloween. Most all the ideas I came across had Hershey Kisses and spiders inside a container/bag with a tag attached.
Living a long distance from any type of store that would carry spiders and bugs, was making this fun idea, a “Maybe Not Happening” idea. I loved the thought of giving the children these Halloween treat bags, so I hopped on the internet to see what I could find. I searched and searched for a bag of spiders but the cost to have them shipped was ridiculous! I then came upon some 11.5” x 5”, cello spider bags on E-bay. Ok, this would work…..I could still use the theme “Bugs & Kisses” by using the spider bags and putting Hershey Kisses inside.
When the bags arrived and I opened them, they were bags that had tucks on the sides so when fully opened, they were HUGE. It would take me a very large amount of Kisses to even partially fill one of the bags. Thinking, thinking, what next. Then while laying in bed that night, the idea came to me…..hmmmm…..I wonder if I could use my FoodSaver, bag sealer and seal the other end of the bags and then cut each bag in half, giving me two treat bags from one. Eureka….it worked, perfectly! Now I actually have 50 treat bags instead of 25.
So with new smaller bags, Hershey Pumpkin Spice Kisses, orange ribbon and my tags, I’m all set to go. Oh how I love it when things come together.