Does anyone have a kid who goes to a school where there are bake sales as a fundraiser?
Cue every mom in America tossing their hands up!
After years of bake sale guilt where I spent hours trying to perfect cookie recipes to send to school, I finally had an epiphany:
You can charge way more for your baked goods if they have a “gourmet” element to them. That can come in the form of ingredients – or better yet – packaging!
How you package up your bake sale goods goes a long way to getting the most for your organization.
Plus, learning how to wrap cookies differently can allow for different price points. For example, a dozen wrapped peanut butter cookies will probably not be purchased by a student, but wrapping individual cookies in addition to packaging by the dozen can get you two different price points—meaning more sales!
Here is the short list of ALL the items I recommend below. Use these shortcuts to go directly to each product listing. Otherwise, keep reading! 🙂
- Large Cookie Sleeves + Thank You Stickers
- Bakery Boxes
- Filigree Lace Cupcake Liners
- Clear Treat Bags with Twist Ties
- Colorful Ribbon and Cookie Stamps (DIY option)
- Kraft Paper Party Bags with Stickers + Ribbon
Super Cute Ways to Package Up Treats for Sale
Here are some of my favorite bake sale packaging ideas for the very BEST way to package cookies for sale and make it a profitable event!
1) Large Cookie Wrappers
Make your cookies a little larger than normal for this idea — you will want them to be a little smaller than a CD. Then slide individual cookies into these CD sleeves.
2) Boxed Cookies or Cupcakes
You can also add your baked goods to cookie boxes. You can add a single cupcake or as many cookies as would fit into a bakery box like this >>
Again, if you stock up on bake sale wrapping supplies like ribbon, you can have all kinds of pretty ways to tie it up and sell!
3) Stacked Cookies in Fancy Wrappers
One of my very favorite ways to package up and display cookies is to place them into fancy cupcake wrappers. I know that doesn’t seem like it would go together, but it’s a simple way to level up your cookie display and charge more for your baked goods!
It’s seriously the best way to package cookies for a bake sale because there are SO many cute cupcake wrappers out there like these cool unicorn ones!!
4) Clear Packaging
If you are going to start wrapping individual cookies to change up your pricing, one super easy way to do it is to wrap any type of baked good that doesn’t have icing in clear plastic party favor bags like this.
This kind comes with multiple colors of twist ties. Easy peasy!
5) Cheap & Easy Clear Baggies
Another one of my favorite ideas is to create DIY cookie packaging. This is great for Christmas cookies and is a total cheap and easy bake sale idea. Want to hear it? Just add your cookie to a plastic food-safe bag and tie a ribbon at the top to keep it fresh. If you REALLY want to make your cookies look cool, use cookie stamps like these on your cookie so they catch eyes.
6) Fancy Kraft Paper Packaging
Another one of my cheap and easy bake sale ideas to wrap up your cookies is to grab this set of bake sale packaging supplies on Amazon. It comes with the kraft paper packaging, ribbon and stickers—all you need to do is add your cookie.
7) BONUS: Bake Sale Stickers
So many people have asked me to recommend more stickers to put on their wrapped cookies, so I found some more!
I think stickers make a huge difference in the way you package your cookies for sale. These are my favorites:
- Homemade with Love Kraft Labels
- Pretty Flower Bouquet Labels that say “Handmade”
- Round Thank You Stickers
- Thank You for Your Kindness Round Black Labels (with baggies!)
I hope you found an idea or two you can use in this list of bake sale packaging ideas. Good luck with your fundraiser!!
More Bake Sale Fundraising Resources:
If you are looking for some fantastic recipes to make for the bake sale, you have GOT to check out this post I put together of the 25 bake sale treats that will definitely sell out.
My favorite are the Trix Treats. Everyone on the planet loves these!