Easy Halloween Trick Or Treat Bags with Free Printable Gift Tag

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Do you love everything about Halloween? The dressing up in costumes, decorating your yard to the nines, getting ready to hand out treats to all the little ghosts and goblins that make their way through your eerie yard and up to your door?

I sure do. Halloween is pretty much on the top of the list for my favorite time of the year (maybe right behind Christmas). So the idea of going all out and giving everyone a great experience is always on the top of my mind. This year I decided that the BIG bags of my own favorite candy, Hershey’s variety bags, are perfect giving out an amazing treat to trick or treaters. 

Trick or Treat Bags and printable

But I can’t just hand out candy any old way. Oh no. I need to add a little pizzaz to what we hand out — and it is so easy that you can do it too and be the hit of the block when trick or treaters stop by. Everyone will be talking about how your house is the one to go to!

DIY Trick or Treat Bags with Free Personalized Printable

Step 1) The first thing, of course, is to head to Walmart where you can find an amazing selection of the Hershey’s variety bags (as if anything is better than a Kit-Kat or miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups).

Grab your favorite candy along with some treat bags of your choice. I just use some simple cellophane or plastic treat bags with a cute design on one side. I also grab a few of the creepy crawlies, like plastic spider rings, from the Halloween section. The kids love getting fun little surprises along with their candy!

hershey's walmart

Step 2) When you are ready to assemble your bags (I say start working on these at least a week in advance so you don’t have to do it all at once) simply fill each bag with 3-4 pieces of candy, add a creepy crawly or two, and any other fun surprises you would like to add. My whole family got in on the action and we each added an item or two to the bags as we passed them on down the line. 

Filling Candy Bags

What we added to our bags:

  • Jolly Rancher suckers
  • Twizzlers
  • Kit Kat
  • Reese’s Miniature Cups
  • Spider, bat, or skull plastic ring
  • Halloween stickers

treat bag contents

Step 3) Once the bags are filled to your liking you get to add a little special touch with a personalized tag. I created this cute printable that you can simply staple to the top of each bag. It not only seals the bags closed, but it is a fun little touch to give the kids an extra smile.

Here is what mine looks like:

Printable Screenshot

If you would like to download this for yourself you can do so. I’ve left the name portion editable so that you can fill in your own name and print it, or you can print it without the name and write it in. Download this free printable here: Halloween Gift Tag.

(NOTE): There are six tags per sheet. The Eek text is meant to be upside down so you can fold it over your gift bags and have your name on one side and the Eek text on the other. It should look like this on the front and back when you are completed:

Front Back gift tags

This is actually a pretty simple little activity to make Halloween just a bit more enjoyable. It is great for you and your family, who get to spend some time together filling the bags, and for those who receive these wonderful bags full of goodies!


Tell us… 
What do you like to do during Halloween to make it a little more special?

Be sure to check out more Hershey’s Halloween Candy at Walmart. I’d love to hear your favorite!



Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started rockyourcraft.com where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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20 thoughts on “Easy Halloween Trick Or Treat Bags with Free Printable Gift Tag

  • October 22, 2015 at 10:35 am
    Those gift tags are super cute. What a fun idea for Halloween! I am going to try this :) Reply
  • October 22, 2015 at 11:09 am
    What cute way to get the whole family together to work on a project! I think these bags would be perfect to hand out at my mom's house where they do not get very many trick or treaters, fun to make a special little surprise! Reply
  • October 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm
    This would be great to use for classroom treats for my kids. Then I wouldn't have to write their names on every treat bag! Reply
  • October 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm
    These are so great! I will need to do this when my kids are older! Reply
  • October 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm
    Very cute! My kiddo would love to get a bag like this! We need to trick or treat in your neighborhood! Reply
  • October 23, 2015 at 6:06 am
    These are seriously so adorable! and I Love that you made the printable editable, so people can put in their own name - great feature! #client Reply
  • October 23, 2015 at 11:49 am
    These are so cute. When I was younger I used to love making homemade gift treat bags for my friends. My mom and I made our own candy so it was really fun. Reply
  • October 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm
    I love making Halloween treat bags for the kids my son goes to class with. They always are a big hit! Reply
  • October 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm
    I love making treat bags for Halloween. They kids are always excited to open the ones they get in their trick or treat bag. We make an assembly line and fill them up. Reply
  • October 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm
    Oh these are just too adorable. I'd love to have some of these to hand out on Halloween! Reply
  • October 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm
    i keep seeing all these great posts about halloween treats and i'm going to blow up!!! this is so cute and i love the picture with your hubs in it! Reply
  • October 24, 2015 at 4:40 am
    The printable you stapled on top is a cute idea. I like the whole concept. :) Reply
  • October 24, 2015 at 10:22 pm
    Love this free printable! Perfect for friends and class parties. And, I think we have the same kitchen table! lol Reply
  • October 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    So cute! I love getting everyone involved! Happy trick or treating! Reply
  • October 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    I really like the Halloween season, but I don't really go all out and celebrate it like I should. This year, I would like to make a 'You've Been Booed' for my nephew. I'm running out of time. Reply

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