It’s almost Halloween again.
Every Halloween, kids go out in force, woeful parents in tow. With their faces hidden behind masks and makeup, the children come in search of goodies.
Parents will look on in a daze as kids shove candy bars after candy bar in their little totes. Then they run off to the next door in search of another sugar fix.
In all this excitement, how do you get their attention and keep your business from getting lost in the mix?
By being different, of course… And by making sure it’s your personalized Halloween bags they are shoving all those treats in.
If you want to stand out this Halloween, read on to learn what you can do to be different.
Why Personalized Halloween Bags?
When kids come knocking on Halloween, businesses oblige with all kinds of gimmicks. Even custom trinkets disappear into the black pit of their candy totes and no one else ever sees them again.
Even businesses that use themed bags give out the same boring ones every other company has. And no child wants to carry the same bag as everyone else.
They want to be unique. Just like you.
Instead, why not take advantage of a little-used advertising niche? Get Customized Halloween bags that pop?
Kids have to have something to carry around all those goodies around in any way, right?
So why can’t it be in a bag with YOUR company’s information?
Oh! And Bonus! Personalized bags aren’t as expensive as you might think. Simple designs go for as little as 50 cents each. Exclusive designs about twice as much, but they are worth it!
And the more you buy, the more you save.
Doesn’t Every Other Business Have Customized Halloween Bags?
It’s true. A lot of companies get Halloween themed bags for the season. And many of them even get those bags personalized.
But most of them are going to pick bags with the same boring prints they used last year. And many are going to be the same bags other companies in your area already have.
Dare to be different and pick bags from a company that has
- Exclusive designs
- A wide array of prints to choose from
- A variety of bag types
This will help make sure you have a fun, off-beat style no one else in your area has. Even if another local business buys bags from the same imprinter, what are the odds they pick the same print as you?
Pick Bags With Halloween Safety Tips
When buying personalized Halloween treat bags, look for designs with safety tips.
Children are twice as likely to get hurt on Halloween than they are any other time of year. Anything you can do to help reduce that number is a very good thing.
And parents will notice your efforts in helping to keep their children safe as well.
Besides, as a parent, it’s nice not being the only one telling your kids to wait until they get home to eat their candy.
And maybe. Just Maybe, they will believe mom and dad if they can actually see it written down somewhere else too.
What Kinds of Bags Can You Get Customized?
The beautiful thing about bags is they are versatile and varied. You don’t have to get Halloween themed bags that are just for trick or treating.
There are so many different types of customizable bags it’s almost ridiculous. So get ready to be creative. Your imagination is the only real limitation.
Metallic and Reflective Bags
Metallic and Reflective bags are perfect for trick or treating as they are visible in the dark.
Kids love the way they look. Bright and shiny is always in. Parents love that their children are more easily seen.
There is no time like Halloween for scary savings! Throw some coupons in small Halloween themed baggies and pass them out to all your customers.
Then sit back and watch them return in droves to enjoy their seasonal discounts.
Non-Woven bags are cheap, sturdy and reusable. These three qualities make them perfect for promotional campaigns, Halloween or otherwise.
But during this spooky holiday, they are even better because they double as treat hoarding mechanisms for little tykes.
Paper Bags are another green alternative to plastic bags. Plus they are functional and versatile.
They come in a variety of sizes, so you can use smaller ones instead of traditional plastic candy bags. They look great, so they are ideal for upscale boutiques. They even make perfect gift bags!
Even if you don’t want to give out full-sized trick or treat bags, you can small customized candy bags. Stuff them with candy or other small prizes and give them out to delight children and parents alike.
Trick or Treat Baskets
Kids love to carry around bright orange pumpkin baskets.
Halloween baskets are durable and reusable, so kids can use them over and over again for years to come. Talk about good advertising!
The only thing better than a basket is a bucket. They are large enough to hold a ton of treats so they are a kid favorite to carry around on Halloween. You can even get them with led lights in the handle to make children more visible.
They can also double as a festive trashcan or a way to hold small, seasonal items you have for sale.
Creative Ways to Promote Your Business With Halloween Bags
Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with your promotional campaigns. Parents love when businesses take an interest in their kids. It makes them feel special.
If you can be unique in how you use your Halloween bags, your store is going to be a cut above the rest.
Replace Your Regular Merchandising Bags With Personalized Halloween Bags
During October, give out personalized treat bags instead of your normal merchandise bags. Remind parents that your bags double as a Trick or Treat bag for their kids.
Take things a bit further and entice parents to have their kids use the bag for Trick or Treating. Advertise that any child that comes into the store on Halloween with your treat bag gets special goodies!
Sell Non-Woven Halloween Treat Bags With Incentives
Non-Woven bags are reusable and eco-friendly. This makes them perfect to sell as an alternative to plastic bags at checkout. And if they have Halloween prints on them, so much the better.
Entice customers to buy the treat bags by stuffing them with coupons and discounts.
Trick or Treat in Reverse
Don’t wait for people to come to you and take your bags, go to them.
Visit other businesses and offer them treat bags full of goodies to hand out to their patrons.
Go to a mall and do a walkabout passing out trick or treat bags as you go.
Attend a convention and give participants bags to carry their stuff.
Partner With Seasonal Attractions
In the fall all sorts of seasonal attractions pop up. Apple orchards, cider mills, and haunted houses just to name a few.
Go out and offer bags to them for their customers’ purchases. In exchange, advertise their event or offer discounted tickets to your customers.
It’s a great way for both of you to expand your customer base!
Halloween Mystery Bags
Who doesn’t love a good surprise?
That’s what grab bags are all about. They are fun because you don’t know what’s inside. Sure. There could be something lame inside, but who knows until you open it.
They don’t have to be expensive. Grab bags can include small trinkets you wouldn’t otherwise sell. Advertise them for a dollar and watch them fly off the shelf.
Offer multi-tiered grab bags that are worth varying amounts. The more expensive they are, the better the stuff they contain.
Sale bags for $10 that include items worth about the same, but have a few with items worth a little more. Let customers know that some bags have special mystery prizes that exceed the $10 price tag.
No matter what you do, have fun with it. If you enjoy it and get excited, others are bound to follow suit!
Trick-or-Treat Goody Bag Stuffers to Impress Kids and Parents
Of course, the best way to get your bags into a kids hands for Halloween is to stuff it full of treats and give it to them.
Candy is a great Halloween bag stuffer, but at this point, it’s a little overdone. And when you want to promote your business it’s all about the wow factor.
So let’s give them something your customers are never going to forget!
Glow Sticks, Necklaces and Bracelets! Oh My!
Glow sticks are loads of fun. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Many are straight sticks, but a lot are wearable.
Kids love them because they glow in the dark. Parents love them because they make their children more visible at night.
And when is that more important than when the crazy little buggers want to run around in the dark begging strangers for candy?
You can even personalize glowsticks with your business information!
Amateur photographers can even take time-lapse pictures of kids playing with glow sticks. Hang them in a Halloween Hall of Fame they can show their friends. Don’t forget to offer parents a copy.
Everyone loves blowing bubbles! Even adults like to do it every now and then. They are non-toxic, inexpensive and the perfect size for a Halloween treat bag!
Bubble bottles are ideal for stickers with a company logo or QR code. So they are perfect Halloween favors to promote your business.
In warmer climates, set up a safe place for kids to blow bubbles outside your storefront. Onlookers will want to be next to get their own Halloween treats.
About every ten to twenty years, yo-yos make a comeback. The yo-yo’s last appearance on the pop culture scene was in the late ’90s. Sounds like it’s about time for them to hit the mainstream again, doesn’t it?
Why not be the company to jumpstart the bandwagon?
All the kids will want to come to your business to get their very own yo-yo. So stock up and make sure your company name appears on the side of this fantastic toy.
Personalized Halloween coloring books with safety tips let parents know you care. But don’t forget the crayons!
Stage a scribble room and let children sit down to color while parents shop. Hang up their works of art in the front window for everyone to admire. Kids love seeing something they made on display and parents love shopping in peace.
Wooden Nickels became popularized in the 1930s as a novelty item. Some of them were even redeemable for a drink or some other such nonsense. People still to this day caution against taking wooden nickels.
But who cares.
They are awesome little things and they make playtime fun. Kids can use them as currency in their makebelieve stores. You or a parent can put a hole in the top and turn one into a necklace.
*Bonus Promotional Idea*
With your company logo on the coin face, wooden nickels can be an amazing promotion campaign.
When a parent brings their child into your store on Halloween, they get a treat bag with your wooden nickel. At a later date, they can bring the fake coin back to your store and trade it in for a surprise.
Ready to Buy Your Custom Halloween Bags?
Now that you know more about how personalized Halloween bags can help you scare up customers, it’s time to put it to the test. And Perfect Imprints is here to help.
We have everything you need to make this a frightfully fun holiday! Our bags feature a ton of unique prints, many with safety tips.
We also have all manner of imprinted bag stuffers to choose from. For those who prefer something more traditional we also have candy corn tins, bins, and champagne bottles. Have a look at all our Halloween themed goodies to see what best suits your needs!
If have any other questions, please contact us. We would love to give you the guidance you deserve to make this holiday special for you and your customers.