I must have been too old when I had my first kid (nearly 30) because boy, had times changed! When my kid started school, I found out that all the moms sent in goodie bags with candy, stickers, and toys. And you had to arrive at the school two hours before the party to take these things down to the school nurse along with a list of ingredients. She would check the class list of allergies against ingredients, and if your snack he didn't pass muster, you had to take it home. And moms did this for every flipping holiday! Halloween. Christmas. 100 days. Valentines... When I was growing up, whoever heard of a St. Patrick's goodie bag?
I blame Martha Stewart and Pinterest.
So anyway, I found out at 5:00 last night my son's class was having a Valentine's party. (Yes, the letter was dated 2/11, so it hadn't been sitting in a backpack for 2 weeks.) WTH???!!!
I'm not a big fan of cards that get thrown away or sugar, and I'm too lazy to do goodie bags and crafts. However, these 20 cent seed packages gave me an idea.
They're not fancy because I was printing labels up 15 minutes before we had to leave for school (running late because I'd already ruined four dozen muffins this morning and had to run down to the store to buy new ones). But a nice graphic, a frilly font, fun paper, and ribbon would make these super cute.
Best of all, this became an opportunity to support pollinators with a little "guerrilla gardening."