End of the Year Gifts for Classmates and Friends–Pop Rocks Goodie Bags!

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End of year gift: Pop Rocks goodie bags
School ends before Memorial Day down here in Savannah, so that means that NEXT WEEK is the last week of school (can I get a whoot! whoot!?).  So most of our free time over the past few weeks has been spent on the usual end-of-the-year busy-ness:  recitals, class trips, performances, parties, field days, and the like.  Next week are final exams and then the last-day-of-school beach party at Tybee Island, and I will admit that the kids aren’t the only ones counting the days at this point.

My daughter is finishing fifth grade and still likes to give her classmates a gift on the last day of school (my son says, “I’ll take in a bag of candy and let them fight over it.”  Teenagers!).  Here’s what I came up with the fifth graders:

Pop Rocks end of year goody bags
Remember Pop Rocks?  My kids adore them, but they can be hard to find.  Dollar Tree sells them in packs of three (yep, 3 for $1), which is the best price I’ve found anywhere–they have all the 80’s candy!  If you can’t find them, I’ll give you a link further down to buy them online, although they’ll cost a bit more.  You can also order them online from Dollar Tree, but you’ll need to order 48 packs of 3!

I bought these awesome Avery Printable Bag Toppers with Bags (#22801) a few months ago, wanting to give them a try to see if I liked them better than using plain white card stock, stapled onto clear treat bags.  They cost more (40 are about $15), but I love them.  The tops are made of a heavyweight sticker paper, and they take color beautifully from my printer.  The bags are a bit heavier than treat bags, too, and they have an adhesive flap on the top to hold them shut before you place the toppers.  Here’s a close-up:

Pop Rocks Have a Rocking Summer printable
 You can print on the back, too, so I added  “From Annabelle” along with her email address so she can keep in touch with her friends over the summer.

Back of Pop Rocks label

Now, I used Avery’s Design and Print Online software (I’ve talked about it before here), and I can’t speak highly enough about how easy it is.  There are lots of great graphics and fonts to customize pretty much any Avery product you buy.  And no, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just love this software!

I started with one of their templates, but changed the colors and added all the text to customize it to make it summery and fun.  I saved it as a pdf when I was finished to make reprints easy in the future.

Pop Rocks end of year goody bags

If you don’t want to create your own template, you can use mine.  You can either write your child’s name on the back, or you can add it using any photo editing software (I like PicMonkey {affiliate link}).  Print it onto the Avery #22801 labels, or just onto regular white card stock.  If you’d like me to customize this for you and send you a digital pdf file, you can purchase it in our Etsy shop {here}.

Just click on the photo below to download and print.  Remember to check “Actual Size” in your printer dialogue box.

Free printable Pop Rocks label for end of school year

If you can’t find Pop Rocks at Dollar Tree, here’s an Amazon link:

 And here’s where I bought the labels:

I’m always looking for great end-of-year gifts for classmates and friends.  What do you do with your kids to celebrate the last day of school?

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  1. ooh I love this!!! I am goingt o use them!!!
    oh and I just received my gift for the giveaway ( the teachers custom name cards), they are the cutest things ever!!!!! I can barely wait to give them to her!! thank you sooo much!!!!

  2. Thanks so much! I just made these for 24 students. They look great!

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