Growing up in a family of 6 kids, you learn quickly that specialty foods are a hot commodity. A bowl of Lucky Charms? A fresh bag of Peanut M&Ms? Grab it fast or it's gone.
So, when Christmas time rolled around, my genius mother had the idea to give each child a particularly yummy present: food. For a few years, we each got our own box of our favorite junky cereal...and we didn't have to share it with anyone. Heavenly. A few years later we started getting our own box of Pop Tarts. And as we entered our teenage years, we found those Costco size boxes of Trident Gum wrapped up under the tree. One for each of us.
I've always loved this tradition and decided to carry it on with our family. And since my kids are giddy over candy, it was a done deal.....I made everyone, Candy Bags!
For the Swedish Fish lover, we have a brown zippered pouch, lined with polka dot and vinyl fabric; emblished with pleather fish cutouts:
Wish you could reach in and grab one of these chocolate morsels? Me too.
Fill Dad's bag up with his favorite chocolates. He'll throw it in his briefcase for an afternoon snack at the office. Also lined with fabric and vinyl, if it melts in his bag (and not in his mouth), it's easy to clean up!
Whether it's Resse's, licorice, chocolate prezels, or twix....everyone deserves their own bag for their favorite treat (or favorite toy).
Now let's get the candy party started! Grab your bag and load her up! We're headed to a Christmas evening movie, and I've got the munchies....