Birthday goodie bags plus a Kid Made Modern block party kit giveaway!

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that we had a Birthday Block Party for my soon-to-be eleven year old last weekend.  (Eleven!  Isn’t that just crazy? Double ones!)

We had some friends over to paint and create and we had a really good time.  One of the things I loved about this party was that instead of bringing something to our house, our friends got to leave with something – the blocks that they had painted.

We also gave each guest a little goodie bag as a thank you for coming.  We used simple brown paper lunch bags that we decorated with patterned tape.  Super easy and low-fuss!

Inside each bag we included:

It was a fun day, one of our best parties, and also one of the easiest to coordinate and host.   Building the party around the Block Party kit made it so easy for everything else to fall into place.  Intentionally having it be a “messy” party meant  no one was worried about making a mess because that was why we were gathered, to make a mess and celebrate.  Don’t you just love it when things like that happen?

Speaking of the Block Party Kit, I’ve got some fun news …

The Giveaway

As I was pleased to announce yesterday, I’m a member of Target’s Inner Circle.  One of the cool things about this for you as a reader of Simple Kids is that I get access to some exclusive insider information and opportunities, including today’s fun giveaway.

Did you flip for the Block Party Kits that we planned our birthday party around?  Well, I’ve got good news for you:  today I’m giving away five (5) Kid Made Modern Block Party Kits (retail value $19.99 each) to five readers.  That’s right, five of you will each win one Block Party Kit of your own.  Isn’t that fun?

To Enter

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.  Good luck!

This giveaway will end at Midnight EST Saturday October 27, 2012.

Disclosure: Target provided the five Block Party Kits for me to give away to readers. Thank you, Target!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Dannielle says:

    I’ve never heard of such things! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Angie Adkisson says:

    what a great idea! I also like how the party’s focus wasn’t on presents for the birthday kiddo, but just about having fun together while celebrating! I think your daughter will remember that more than any presents she would have received! Thanks for the idea!

  3. I like Kids Made Modern because of their awesome art materials and their affordability. I recently bought their 2 options of colored tape for my kids for Christmas…they are going to LOVE it.
    Sarah M
    Sarah M´s latest post: Visual Monday: Knitting

  4. My kids would love this! And we have two birthdays in the next two months, so this would be perfect :)

  5. What a clever idea for a birthday party or play date! Love it!

  6. Looks so fun! Thanks!

  7. oh this would be great fun for my sons birthday coming up in December!

  8. Super fun giveaway!!! I love this idea….it would be great for G’s upcoming 8th BD. He loves making and creating and would love being able to have friends over to create with :) Thanks for the chance!

  9. my daughter loves to do crafts. thanks.

  10. Cool giveaways! I’d like to buy my kids those paint stuff for their art class. Thanks for giving this fantastic idea and for sharing your blessings to us, your avid readers.

    -Brian McDougall
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  11. I’d never heard of Kid Made Modern until yesterday when a Target display caught my eye. Looks so cool!!

  12. What a fun party idea!

  13. Sounds like so much fun!
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  14. kerry jenkins says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. I love that this is such a non gender specific activity, sounds silly but I have three boys and they really are conscious of the boy thing, as much as I try to downplay it. I also LOVE that you came up with great gift bags. I can’t stand the cheesy plastic junk that ends up rolling on the floor or getting thrown out right off. Great ideas!

  15. Amanda Steele says:

    the kid made modern stuff is soooo cool!

  16. I’ll definitely be checking these items out at Target!

  17. How cool! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. Love this project and that it is ready to go. No spending time looking and hunting down supplies!

  19. Looks like a blast!

  20. I love this idea. I think my son would really have fun with this.

  21. Love all things Target, really like their new craft kits, also! Thanks for the post.

  22. This party idea sounds fantastic! I love house parties with food and friends, and my daughter would love this too. Lucky person who wins this!