Last week, my bestfriend held her birthday shindig at a local hangout on the East Side. She's all about making sure her guests have a great time, whether it's a party for herself or for someone else. Trust me, I know!

Because it was a weeknight, and people would be coming from work she wanted something her guests could munch on. That's where I come in! I offered to make cute little snack bags. I gave her two options: (a) popcorn, pretzels and peanut m&m's; or (b) plantains, nuts and dried apricots.

Lazy me, opted for group (a) - popcorn, pretzels and peanut m&m's! What a great combination right?! Quite honestly, I had no desire to go to another store to get the nibbles from group (b). Besides which is more fun to snack on while getting your drink on, plantains & dried apricots or popcorn and m&m's. No brainer! When feeding people it's never about you, it's always about your guests!

Needless to say, her party snack bags were a hit! Under the city lights, amongst the company of good people, we all gathered together to celebrate one person. I Love you CH!


Makes 24 Individual Bags


  • 2 (5.5 ounce) bags Simply Balanced Lightly Salted Pre-Popped Popcorn (from Target)

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag Snyder's Mini Pretzels

  • 1 (11.4 ounce) bag Peanut Butter M&M's

  • 2 (12.6 ounce) bags Peanut M&M's

  • 24 Paper bags (10in x 5 1/4in x 3in), red (from Party City)

  • Washi Tape (plain gold and striped gold)

  • Scissors (optional)


  • Make an assembly line or station of some sort with your paper bags.

  • Eyeball it! Evenly distribute the popcorn, pretzels, peanut butter m&m's and peanut m&m's.

  • Tear 24 strips (about 2 inches long) each of plain and striped washi tape (48 total strips)

  • Fold the top of the bag down (about 1 inch).

  • Press and seal with plain washi tape at a diagonal.

  • Press and seal with striped washi tape at the opposite side at a diagonal, to make an "x."

  • Repeat till all 24 snack bags are complete.

  • Celebrate, you're done!


  • Choose whatever treats you want to put in the bags. Just think - sweet & salty always makes a good combination.

  • Do not shake the bags to attempt to mix the goods inside. This will only ruin the bag. Besides that's extra work.

  • Do not mix treats beforehand in a bowl. A bowl is something else you'll need then you'll have to clean it up. Who wants to do that?!

  • Color coordinate with the theme of your party for your bags and washi tapes.

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