A cheap plastic jack-o-lantern head is a fine candy receptacle for trick or treating, but inexpensive plastic handles often tear, resulting in spilled chocolate bars and flowing tears. Online retailers sell sturdy and fun treat bags that will last for years to come. Choose from personalized Halloween treat bags, handmade bags, and cute bags that go beyond the basic black and orange color scheme.
Following are some great Halloween treat bags found on the Web.
Girls’ Halloween Treat Bags
She is decked out as a beautiful fairy or princess, all pastel colors and glittery accents. Complement a girly outfit with an adorably feminine Halloween treat bag from Potterybarnkids.com. Like the Peacock Tutu Treat Bag seen below, the Pottery Barn Kids web site offers 15 unique fabric bags, including Butterfly Tutu and Fairy Princess Tutu. The bags’ tutus are created from colorful layers of tulle fabric. Price: $19 for the tutu bags. Other bags are $12. Free shipping.
Discount Halloween Treat Bags
In the shape of classic Halloween creatures, the 8-inch round Halloween treat bags from Thecompanystore.com (seen in the photo below) feature soft fabric handles and fun embellishments. Choose from spider, witch, pumpkin, or cat designs. On sale for $3.99. Shipping is $5.95.
“Paint Your Own” Halloween Treat Tote
Little kids can color their own Halloween fabric tote with Currentcatalog.com’s “Paint Your Own” Halloween Treat Tote, pictured below. Six bags are included with each order and include two each of three designs: pumpkin, spiders, and cat. Kids use their own markers or paints to color them. At 8 ¾ by 8 ¾ inches, these totes are designed for party favors or pint-sized trick or treaters on Halloween night. Price: $2.99. Shipping is $4.99.
Personalized Halloween Treat Bag
For the candy seeker who will canvas the entire neighborhood, the Embroidered Jumbo Treat Bag from Personalizationmall.com fits the bill. A 4-inch wide squared off bottom makes room for plenty of chocolate bars, as do the 10 inch wide by 14 inch high sides. An embroidered black bat adorns the side, hovering above the child’s name (up to nine characters), sewn in vivid orange. Machine washable with 22-inch long straps. Price: $26.95. Shipping starts at $9.95.
Handmade Halloween Trick or Treat Bag
Another roomy fabric bag comes with a handmade appliqué of the word “Boo” in classic Halloween colors. The Halloween Trick or Treat Bag from icandie’s Esty.com shop is a one-of-a-kind bag created from 100 percent lightweight cotton material and measures 13 ½ inches by 15 inches with 14 inch straps. Machine washable. Price: $19. Shipping is $4.95.
With any Halloween treat bag, make sure the handles are attached well and that children under three carry bags without small removable parts, which may present a choking hazard.