Monday, June 17, 2013

College Care Package

I have a cousin in college and all that I see from her on Facebook is how she is hungry and has nothing but plain oatmeal. That's when I got an idea to send her a care package with some food and other useful supplies. Each item or set of items had a cute little saying on it. That of course is totally optional, but it made it more fun to put together. It worked out great!

The first thing you will need is a huge box. I had to leave out one thing because I didn't have enough room in the box and it was the biggest box I had!

Then you should raid the dollar store and Walmart or your choice of stores. 

Here's all my stuff:

And the list of items with some cutesy sayings:

Fiddle Faddle- Don't fiddle away your time
Bear cookies- For when you need a bear hug
Microwavable mac and cheese bowls- So you have something to eat besides oatmeal
Honey Nut Scooters cereal- To help you scoot your way through school
Kool Pops- Be cool stay in school (haha!!!! so corny, but hilarious)
Top Ramen- So you can be at the top of your class
Raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar- Something for the boring oatmeal
Various chocolate bars- For the chocolate lover in us all
Red Vines- To climb the vine of success
Pretzels- (I can't remember this one- something about a knot, maybe?)
Peanuts- Sometimes you just feel like a nut
Dryer sheets, laundry soap, toilet paper- To keep fresh for the boys (I called the post office to see if I could mail liquid laundry detergent, they said yes as long as it was in a sealed container-as in a twist type cap- and it was packed with something that would soak up the liquid if it leaked-hence the toilet paper. I also tied it in a plastic bag to help if it leaked. But, it got there just fine. I suggest you call your local post office to double check if you choose to send something liquid.)


  1. This is so thoughtful! If I was still in college, I would have LOVED this. So helpful and uplifting. Awesome idea. :)