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Boys Valentine’s Day Goodie Bag Idea

Family | February 4, 2020


[This post contains sponsored links. The item featured and linked in this post was provided by Minted; all opinions and reviews are my own.]

Hi friends! If you are coming from my friend Jordan over at JorDecor, welcome! Wasn’t her Valentine’s Day centerpiece so wonderful?! I am so excited to be a part of this amazing Valentine blog hop hosted by my friends Lindsay at Aratari At Home and Sarabeth at The February Fox. I know you are going to love seeing what everyone shared and we hope you’ll walk away inspired!


With four children, we’ve been making Valentine’s goodie bags for many years now! My older three children are all girls and have outgrown the years of taking classroom Valentines. But, my son is just in kindergarten and we had the best time making his this year. It was all about monster trucks (using these monster truck valentines) and chocolate, two of his favorite things! Come check out how to make this fun and tough boys Valentine’s Day goodie bag.


Supplies for this goodie bag:

  1. Monster Truck valentines: These classroom valentines from Minted were our inspiration for these goodie bags! Aren’t they awesome? You can personalize them, as we did with Paul’s name on it. Use this code “VDAYESBRENDT” to get your classroom valentines shipped with expedited speed for free! YAY!

  2. Monster Trucks: Dollar Tree for the win!

  3. Chocolates: Dollar Tree for the win again; 16 pieces of chocolate for $1! Plus, we wanted red covered candies, so these were perfect.

  4. Clear Goodie Bags + Ribbon or Twine: Guess where they came from too? Yep, Dollar Tree!


Now it’s time to put your son’s math skills to use haha! We emptied all the candy bags on our dining room table, and figured out that each child would get 9 candies. So I had Paul make 16 piles of 9 candies, and then we bagged them. Once the candies were in the bag, we added the monster trucks.


I had originally planned to use ribbon, but decided it looked a bit frilly with this monster truck theme for boys. So I had plenty of twine on hand, and used that instead. We both like that better! Just leave enough twine to tie the hole-punched valentine onto the bag and into a bow.


Grab your son’s classroom list and get them to write out each child’s name on the valentine (these are his valentines). As you can see, this is a great activity to get your son involved. We loved making these classroom valentines and sharing them with you. Paul cannot wait to distribute them to his friends on Valentine’s Day!


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Next up is my friend, Lindsay’s at Aratari At Home Valentine’s Day idea! She is sharing a lovely Valentine’s tablescape. Head here to go check it out and enjoy the rest of the hop!


  1. Lindsay Aratari says:

    This is such a cute idea!!! I would love to be in Paul’s class to get one of these goodie bags 🙂 Love Minted too! Thanks for sharing with us! XOXO

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you, Lindsay, for those kind words! I loved your Valentine’s tablescape!! So grateful to be a part of this Valentine’s hop with you.
      Have a beautiful day,

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