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21 Thanksgiving Party Favors: Goodie Bag Ideas

It’s fall and time to enjoy all the fun of the season, from pumpkins to apple picking. And of course, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and show our loved ones how much we appreciate them. What better way to do that than with some fun Thanksgiving party favors?

Whether you are hosting a class party or a family gathering, giving your guests a special treat in a Thanksgiving gift bag is such as fun way to say “Happy Thanksgiving”.

While we typically give out favor bags at birthday parties, there is no reason that you can’t give Thanksgiving gifts too!

(And by the way, I also have a bunch of Christmas goodie bag ideas if you are looking for later on in the holiday season).

In this post, we have a bunch of fun gift ideas for all your fall celebrations, from DIY ideas to fun fall activities for kids.

Thanksgiving goody bag ideas

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These goody bag ideas are perfect for all kinds of events in the holiday season including:

  • Dinner guests
  • Classroom parties
  • Wedding reception favors
  • Scout Groups
  • Church Events

and even as a way to keep the kids entertained on Thanksgiving morning!

Easy Thanksgiving Goodie Bag Ideas

Thanksgiving party favors
Out of time and need something quick and easy to put in your goody bags? Here are some treats and small toys you can order from Amazon. 

Thanksgiving Bookmarks

 Thanksgiving bookmarks

These cute Thanksgiving themed bookmarks will make a great addition to your turkey treat bags! 

Turkey Glasses

 Turkey glasses for Thanksgiving goodie bags

How are these glasses for a fun Thanksgiving goody bag ideas that is sure to get a laugh? 

Thanksgiving Coloring Books

 Thanksgiving goodie bag ideas
These mini coloring books would make awesome Thanksgiving gifts for a church group or classroom party. 

Thanksgiving Pens


These cute pens are great for adding to your Thanksgiving word search printable. 

Turkey Stickers


Turkey crafts are one of the most fun things to do at Thanksgiving. If you want something super easy and mess-free, these sticker sheets are perfect for Thanksgiving loot bags.

Thanksgiving Crackers

 Thanksgiving goodie bag ideas

Christmas crackers are a holiday tradition in Europe and these Thanksgiving versions would be great at the dinner table or as a take-home gift. They come with everything you need to make 24 crackers including jokes and party hats to put inside. 

Fall Stretchy Strings


These fidget toys make great Thanksgiving party favors for busy kids. 

Fall Themed Erasers


These little erasers would make fun treat bag toppers! 

DIY Thanksgiving Party Favor Ideas

Looking for a fun DIY project to give your guests? Here are some easy Thanksgiving crafts that you can make and put onto goody bags:

Thanksgiving Treat Bags

Thanksgiving goodie bag ideas

These fun treat bags are the perfect way to serve snacks at your Thanksgiving party. All you need are clear plastic gloves, some crackers and some googly eyes.

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

pumpkin playdough recipe

This easy to make pumpkin scented playdough is perfect for putting into mini mason jars and gifting this Thanksgiving. 

Caramel Apples

Thanksgiving treat ideas

Looking for some yummy treats to give out at your fall event? Check out the recipe for these homemade caramel apples. Just wrap them in a cello bag and tie with a piece of twine. You can also grab these printable tags to finish them off. 

Corn on the Cob Treat Bags

Corn on the cob treat bags

These popcorn corn bags are perfect if you want to give out a healthy-ish Thanksgiving treat! These DIY favor bags are perfect for a class party or church group and are really easy to make.

Thanksgiving Trail Mix

Thanksgiving trail mix

Why not make your own snack mix by combining Reese’s pieces, candy corn and other fun treats? Here is a great recipe that includes a free printable tag too!

Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs

Pumpkin spice bath bombs

If you are feeling really crafty, how about making some deliciously scented pumpkin spice bath bombs? Just wrap them up in a cellophane bag and give out as is or use them as a sweet gift for a hostess. You can even add each guest’s name and use them as place settings.

Free Printables For Your Thanksgiving Goodie Bags

A free printable activity is a great addition to your treat bags and so easy to do. You can find lots of free Thanksgiving printables online, I have collected some of the best ones below. Just click on the link to get the free download, then print and stuff in your gift bags:

Thanksgiving Word Search

 thanksgiving word search printables
A fun word search printable is a great way to keep the kids busy at the Thanksgiving table! Just print out as many copies as you need and you have a fun activity for the kids!

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Thanksgiving coloring pages

If you are looking for favor ideas for younger kids, you can’t go wrong with some coloring sheets. These ones are fall themed and perfect for giving the children something to do while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Gratitude Printables For Kids

Thanksgiving party favors

Older kids will enjoy filling out these gratitude sheets together! Click through to get 8 different printables to choose from:

  • Alphabet Fill-In Sheet – I Am Thankful For…
  • Journal Page – I Am Thankful For…
  • Drawing Page – I Am Thankful For…
  • Who? What? Why? am I Thankful – Fill-In Thankful Sheet for Thanksgiving
  • My Thankful Week with a Focus on Daily Gratitude
  • Thankfulness Prompt Fill-In Sheet
  • I am Thankful for Tree to Write a Different Gratitude Item on Each Leaf
  • I Am Thankful Die Rolling Game to Initiate Gratitude-Focused Conversations

Thanksgiving Goodie Bag Ideas

Now you have a bunch of fun Thanksgiving party favors, you are probably wondering what kind of treat bag to use. While some gifts such as the turkey treat bag or the carmel apple and can be given alone, for others, you’ll need a more traditional loot bag. 

Here are our top picks:

Cellophane Turkey Bags

A Thanksgiving turkey treat bag like these ones is the perfect thing to fill with candy corn or trail mix! 

Burlap Thanksgiving Treat Bags


These rustic treat bags are perfect for fall! 

Fall Treat Bags


These simple fall themed bags are great for classroom parties. 

Thanksgiving Mini Tote Bags

How adorable are these mini totes? I love that they are reusable and won’t just get put in the trash. 

Thanksgiving Paper Bags

If you prefer paper bags for your treats, these ones form Amazon are perfect and a great price. 

Thanksgiving party favors

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