Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scholastic Book Fair meets Dollar Tree

Hi friends!

I want to share a few of the bargains I found at the Dollar Tree to help us with our Scholastic All-Star Book Fairs!

Sports-themed goodie bags for my volunteers: 8 for $1

Rolls of star gift wrap, with  primary colors to match the orange & yellow vinyl tablecloths: $1 each (I used this gift wrap to wrap up boxes for the center of our display tables, to create a multi-level display)

Star/sports themed centerpiece: $1 each
I'll use these as decorations at the cashier table.

Colorful star bookmarks: 25 for $1

For my volunteers I'll make goodie bags with these inside:
star bookmarks from Dollar Tree
star necklaces from Oriental Trading Company
star notepads from the Scholastic Resource catalog
biscotti from Costco (seems a little fancier than candy or cookies)
$5 gift certificate to book fair (using my Scholastic Dollars to pay for these)

Does anyone else have a special way to honor your book fair volunteers?


  1. What a great idea! I have given gift certifiicates before, but never thought to do treat bags. Good Luck with your fair, ours is next week!

    1. Good luck with your book fair next week!
      The goodie bags were a BIG hit! Even though the bags were simple and inexpensive, my volunteers acted like kids at a birthday party when I handed them their colorful goodie bags.
      I will definitely keep doing this!