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. I love all of your fun & simple tips!! These block party kits would be so much fun for the kids!! =) Sara

  2. It isn-t stated whether this giveaway is open worldwide or not (I live outside US), but since I like this blog, I-ll give it a try, no mather what the result is, I-ll still be your reader :)
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  3. Beth Gillespie says:

    What a great party!
    I’m another outside of the US reader, but would love to win one, considering the lack of Target over here!

  4. Such a great idea for a party!
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  5. What a wonderful way to encourage creativity in kids!

  6. Third non-American reader. If you ship to Canada, my kids, their cousins and I would love to try this out.

  7. This sounds like a great product! Would love a chance to win!
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  8. Ohh! Never heard of this before (we need a closer target apparently) but it looks awesome!!

  9. What a cool idea! i love it!

  10. kimberly c says:

    thanks for the giveaway! sounds like fun.

  11. I really like this idea as well, and my messy children would definitely be fans. :)
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  12. This looks like the perfect idea for my daughter! Thanks for the chance. :)

  13. Oh this is such a great party set! I love the clean modern looks and would love to see what the kids could make with this stuff!

  14. What a delightful idea! Thanks!

  15. What a great idea for a birthday! Look like so much fun!

  16. Christina says:

    My six year old twins are very much into artsy/crafty projects right now and would love one of these party kits!

  17. I love the Modern products!

  18. My soon to be 6 year old would LOVE this as a party theme

  19. This looks neat!

  20. Love this party idea! I’m outside the US too, but thought I’d give this a try! I love this blog -great ideas.

  21. My daughter was reading over my shoulder when I read your post yesterday, she was very clear, she would LOVE to do everything you described. So, given we Canadians need to wait a few months before we can shop at Target, we’d love to win!
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  22. Catherine says:

    Hey, love the party idea – looks like a lot of fun!!

  23. I love the kids made modern stuff, though mostly I get it before my kids get the chance.

  24. How fun!! our family would love this.

  25. Enjoy your posts so much! Thanks for your fun ideas.

  26. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! My kids would LOVE this!

  27. Christine C says:

    Fun toy!! I want to play with it too!!

  28. Oooooh….so fun!

  29. What great giveaway!

  30. This is neat-o! Thanks! :)

  31. I’m so excited to learn more about all your ‘insider’ tips from Target! :-) Thanks for sharing about this one.
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  32. Cute ideas!

  33. What a fun and low-stress birthday idea. Sounds great.

  34. Mandy Blank says:

    My son and daughter would love to play with these things!!

  35. What a great idea! And thanks for the giveaway!

  36. I have seen these at target. Thanks for the chance to try one out.

  37. what a neat idea! I’ve love to win one of these Block Party Kits.

  38. I just love this new line at Target- such a fun , quality and creative addition to the arts and crafts aisle.

  39. I like the look and products of the new Kid Made Modern line. Just gave my nephew the double-pointed giant crayons that each have lots of colors on them. Thanks!

  40. This is such a great party craft, or just a fun way to spend an afternoon at home with the kids!

  41. I know my son would be so excited to do this!

  42. What a cool idea, the supplies look so neat!
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  43. what a fun giveaway!

  44. How fun! We’d love to win :)

  45. Looks like fun – would love to win one :)

  46. It’s amazing how things that seem so simple can create the best times & memories for children. I’ve often thought a party decorating cardboard boxes would be the biggest hit. Great giveaway! : )

  47. I love this idea. Nice to fill goodie bags with useful things instead of the plastic trinkets my kids have come home with from some parties.

  48. Inger Frauenheim says:

    What great wood/paint fun! 2 b-days coming right up! Hope it lands in our mailbox! Thanks as always for your great ideas, sharing and more!

  49. I would love to win this for upcaoming birthdays! The patterned tape is super cute!!

  50. What a fun idea! I love the patterned tape on the bags too.