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. what a great party idea!!! blocks are a huge part of house hold fun!! the bags to bring the blocks home in are also very creative! thanks for the great idea!!!

  2. I love this idea! We are a building family, so any kid of blocks are coveted.

  3. How fun! I’d love to win this. My son’s b-day is coming up soon and I’d love to icorporate the block party kit!
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  4. What a fun party idea! My family loves messy.

  5. Oh how neat, we would love to win one! My little girl loves to create things so we are always on the lookout for creative and fun party ideas. :) Thank you for having this giveaway!

  6. What a fun party idea!

  7. Just in time to watch “Blockhead” on the Great Pumpkin Movie! Great idea. We just love patterned tape added to our recycle bin. Makes for super fun times.

  8. oh wow-thanks for this great opportunity-we’d put this haul to great use-thanks!

  9. Great party idea.

  10. Would be delighted to win-sounds like a useful party help!

  11. I love the party favors…something I would actually want to bring home. :)
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  12. Oh wow! My daughter just turned 5 and is asking about a friend party and she LOVES to create, design, etc. she would LOOOOOVE this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Love the idea!!

  14. What a fun idea, thanks for the chance!

  15. Stephanie says:

    These are so neat! Love them.

  16. Love the party idea! My son would go nuts over this block set – thank you for the chance to win one.

  17. Lucky you! Target is my favorite store!

  18. Love the crayon gem! So cool!

  19. How fun are those gems!? So cool! I love all that Kid Made Modern stuff!
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  20. I love Kid Made Modern!

  21. What a fun idea!

  22. Christina says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. How fun! I love their crayons…lots of fun ideas! Thanks!

  24. My girls and I heart art projects – thank you!

  25. I’ve been following via instagram! SO fun! Would love to win!
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  26. I was just looking at those crayon gems the other day.

  27. What a fun idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Absolutely love this!!!

  29. apple blossom says:

    love to be entered fun giveaway thanks

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  30. Time for a party!

  31. This seems like such a fun idea!

  32. This looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win and the idea :)
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  33. yes, please.
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  34. we are really diggin’ the kid made modern products. my kids are currently enjoying the crazy colored pencils. : )

  35. Michele Villano says:

    Super fun!!

  36. These look awesome!

  37. These look like fun!

  38. Great idea!!

  39. My kids (and the neighborhood kids) would love to play with this on a rainy day!
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  40. oooh we love art supplies!

  41. So fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. I love the opportunity for open-ended creativity with the “block party” — and that the guests get to take home what they worked hard on! Thanks for sharing how you used this kit!
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  43. We’re heading into lots of inside time, so this would make an awesome indoor play day activity for us and our friends!
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  44. Fantastic giveaway. I hope I win.
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  45. Love this. What a fantastic idea.

  46. Super cute, Kara!!

  47. Awesome ideas! Thanks.

  48. This would make a great Christmas gift for either my kids or my niece. I hope I win and I can mark one gift off my list.

  49. I have seen some of this line at Target and I love it. I know my boys would love it too!

  50. Ooh! That’s great! And I have a 4-year-old aspiring artist who would love this. Thanks for the giveaway.