As our college kids get settled into dorm rooms, it’s time to start thinking about care packages and gift ideas. For kids who love candy or need money, a crepe paper surprise gift ball is the perfect idea. For kids who aren’t feeling well, send them a bee well gift. Then for the creative kid, send them one of these 9 craft kits to do during their downtime. If your kid isn’t going to make it home to celebrate their birthday, they will love this party in a box gift idea we are showing you how to make below!
DIY party in a box gift
You can include so many different items in this gift container including party supplies, gift cards, card games, snacks, and so much more.
- Large oatmeal container
- 2 sheets of scrapbook paper – we used glitter
- Thick paper for your printer
- Our printable happy birthday label
- Items to fill your container
The first step is to wipe out your oatmeal container really well.
You will need two pieces of scrapbook paper to wrap around the oatmeal container. Measure and cut them to size and then glue them into place.
Download and print our happy birthday label onto a thicker card stock or brochure paper. I made this label using PicMonkey, so if you want one that says something else such as ‘get well’, ‘happy holidays’, or ‘congratulations’ experiment with making your own.
Cut out both labels. Glue one onto the front of the oatmeal container and the second onto the lid.
Fill your gift box with all kinds of fun birthday and party ideas. Here are a few to get you started:
- Party hat or crown
- Fun glasses
- Party blowers
- Halo Top make individual microwave birthday cake tubs – don’t forget a candle and icing
- Foil number or word balloons
- Photo props
- Gift cards
- Card games
- Stationery for school
- Jewelry or accessories
- Stamps – for sending cards and letters home
- Toiletries or makeup
- Tee or top (roll it up nice and small)