Tackle it Tuesday: College Care Package Creation

by Paula White

It seems like just yesterday that I dropped my daughter off to begin her second year of college. After talking to her over the recent weekend, she mentioned that her midterm testing is coming up soon.

As a result of that conversation, my “to-do” list drastically changed this week and my “Tackle It Tuesday” focus is now to create a midterm care package for my hard-working student.

Instead of tossing a bunch of goodies into a mailing box and dropping it off at the post office, I thought I would get a container that she could use for storage after the munchie-fest.

I also decided to include items that would not only keep her eyes open during long study hours, but would also make her sessions more enjoyable by using cheerful holiday items and fun school supplies.

Here is a list of the items for her college care package:

College Care Package

Study Supplies

  • Mechanical pencils with a little sparkle
  • Bright colored index cards
  • Cute sticky notes

Comfort Zone

  • Colorful socks for lounging
  • Mini pumpkins to bring holiday cheer
  • Flavored lip balm
  • Quarters for laundry
  • iTunes card

The Munchies

  • Homemade Chex Mix
  • Chocolate dip
  • Favorite candies
  • Gum
  • Hot cocoa mix

As you can see, I packed this little box full of things that I know she likes! I also added a note card with an encouraging message for her. The last item on my to-do list for today is to mail this care package of love to my girl!

Have you created a special treat package for your college student? What did you include?

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For the past ten years, I have been smack in the middle of the Sandwich Generation, attempting to balance the roles of being a wife, a mom to two teenagers and most recently, a caregiver for my mother who lives in our guesthouse. My blog, Simply Sandwich, is a central point of support, practical ideas and survival skills for any busy mom. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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1 Wendy November 3, 2012 at 11:17 am

Paula, this is a great list! Variations of chex mix (savory and sweet) are perfect for both care packages and college midnight munchies. My mid-term week care package included a mini-pumpkin too (with a permanent marker to turn it into a jack-o-lantern)! I love baking and care packages so much that I send one to my college son weekly. Finding good care package recipes (things that ship well and don’t go stale quickly) is a fun challenge. I decided to post the recipes I have discovered on my blog. Maybe you can use one. Let me know what you think. :)

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