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Space Birthday Treat Bags AKA Astronaut Survival Kits

The inspiration for these came from the plastic containers that I picked up from Superstore and the fact that my son wanted a rocket cake for his birthday. The containers were on sale for 75 cents each, and I thought, hey, what a much better way to do treat bags.

These were an absolute blast to make, I had so much fun making them up!

Along with of course, a dollar store book about space, I also printed out coloring sheets and activities that were space themed.


To go along with those, I bought a 64 pack of Pip Squeaks, using my Micheal’s 50% off coupon. It ended up being less than 10 cents a marker.

And here’s the thing I have learned from having a birthday, and thus shopping at lot at  Micheal’s in late October/early November; there is a slight spree of 50%  off coupons that happens.  And they are the kind on your receipt, so if you are smart, you can use them one at a time, then save 2 or 3 for the next week and use them again. This takes patience and a few trips to the store.  Now this might happen at other times, but I do know this.

It stops at a certain point until Christmas. So you gotta get while the getting’s good.

I also included little space fact cards, which were cute as well.

So all in all the contents of the Astronaut Survival Kits were:

Space fruit gummies

juice box

space book

space stickers (another fantastic 50% buy at Michaels)

activity sheets


space fact cards

You could use your imagination and pack different snacks, make star cookies (cheap but I ran out of time), the list is endless. I also did have a wonderful cartoon spaceman with the words “Astronaut Survival Kit” printed out to stick on the top, but a failure in communication (his, of course) with my other half resulted in 6 being printed out for a total of 12 kits. So they would have been even cuter with a label.

These were cheap, unique, I got tons of compliments on them and I had so much fun making them!


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    November 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Birthday blast are the best way to express our joys, therefore we make it more special for us with cutting down cakes and distributing sweets and chocolates to our near and dear ones.

    The above plans for celebrating a birthday might be more exciting and adventurous and I would like to choose the smart idea from here to make day more special and memorized.

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