Bugle Cornucopias and a Thanksgiving Printable

I haven’t bought my turkey yet…is that bad?

Actually, I have bought none of the required Thanksgiving Day foods.  There is nary a sweet potato to be found at my home.

I do, however, have plenty of Runts…and Pop Tarts…and Hot Pockets.  Do you think I could get away with serving those for Thanksgiving dinner?


Tomorrow when I food shop I am sure that I will get stuck buying a frozen turkey that I will stress out about until the moment of preparation.  Who knew that turkeys take like a WEEK to thaw out!  Geez.  I mean, whenever we have parties here at the house we go crazy buying ice for the coolers which inevitably melts in a few hours.  I think next time I’ll just buy a frozen turkey…dude, cold drinks for days!

Away, I haven’t bought a turkey… but I have made Bugle Cornucopia treat bags.  Prioritizing is not where I excel.


So, if you are interested in not buying turkeys and making fun treats, let’s talk.

A few weeks ago I was reminded by THIS girl that I had failed to produce a Bugle Thanksgiving treat…I don’t know how I let that slip through the cracks, but I knew I needed to get on it.

I decided on a deconstructed cornucopia, because that meant I could use Runts…and well, whenever there’s an opportunity to use Runts I ‘m all over it 🙂

Bugle Cornucopias and a Thanksgiving Printable

Here’s what you need…

Runts, Bugles, treat bags, a stapler, scissors and some double sided tape.

The treat bags I used were 4×9 in size.  I trimmed them down about 3 inches, so they weren’t quite as long.

I filled the bags with a handful of both Bugles and Runts, folded over the bag and stapled closed.

Then I made some cute printables that I cut out and folded in half.

Click here for the link to print the Thanksgiving Printable

I attached the printable with double sided tape and that’s it!

Again here’s the link to the Printable


Now I have no excuse.  MUST. BUY. TURKEY.


57 Responses

  1. Bettie

    I just love ALL of your ideas. If I’m having a bad day all I have to do is read your blog and I’m smiling immediately. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas.

  2. damn . . . i was on a juice fast this week . . . until i saw these . . . i cannot resist a bugle anymore than i can resist pie . . . or potatoes . . . or peanut butter stuffed pretzels . . . or peanut M&Ms . . . or dressing . . . or . . . oh hell . . .

  3. Amanda

    Have you ever made the treat with bugles, frosting, and fruit-shape flavored Trix? We always used to make those for my school treats growing up, but we haven’t found the fruit-shaped Trix in years. Regardless, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! :]

  4. I am not a big fan of Thanksgiving dinner, I don’t eat turkey and I hate anything pumpkin.
    What a fun idea Shelly this goody bags are. Perfect for Camilla’s school party on Wednesday. Some how I can’t get the printables, I think the link is not working, or maybe is me that I am going insane LOL.

  5. Now, I REALLY appreciate this..my life is so hectic lately with work and family but I wanted to do something “neat”…this is perfect. Thanks Shelly, you make me feel less of a failure. 🙂

  6. Shannon

    I am so glad I found your site! This is such a cute idea. Just in time to make for my class as a treat before Thanksgiving. Thanks so much

  7. MichaelD

    Just made these for Thanksgiving table settings. I added Jolly Rancher Bites(slightly sour, fruit shapes), candy corn, and Planters salted Caramel peanuts to the mix. Tied with a ribbon or raffia and a “So Grateful for You” tag. These are cute and easy!

  8. Priscilla

    I want to make these for a class of 24- do you think 1lb of runts are enough? I’m ordering online because I can’t find them around me and don’t wanna screw up and order too much, or too little.

    1. Shelly

      I would say that you would need 3-ish ounces per kid. A pound is 16 ounces so I would probably buy 5 pounds? You can certainly put in less candy, but that’s just a starting point!

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