Party Find: We Love Glassine Bags

glassine favor bags for party ideasI love glassine bags. I love them almost as much as cupcakes (a lot). If you aren’t familiar with these cutie bags, then let me tell you about them! They’re a translucent white with a wax coating on the inside (perfect for sweet treats). A year ago, I ordered a bulk amount from Nashville Wraps (also a favorite of mine) and time after time, I’m thankful I have them. I used them as favors for a wedding and most recently a bridal shower.


  • PARTY FAVORS: My personal fave, fill them with anything from cookies or chocolates to fresh cherries (seen above) or even a collection of tea bags! Fold over and finish with a bow. You can run them through your printer or adorn with a personalized sticker.
  •  TREAT BAGS: Hosting a mix-and-mingle party? These little bags are great for holding treats and food while guests enjoy the party. Try filling them with pretzel sticks, fries (seen above), mini sandwiches, biscotti, doughnuts, and more!
  • STORE LITTLE SCRAPS: Use glassine bags to store all sorts of little scraps from buttons to business cards. Use double sided tape to adhere a glassine envelope or bag to a scrapbook page. Fill with extra paper, ribbon, etc.
  • ESCORT CARDS: Create an escort board for a wedding by writing guests’ names on the outside of glassine bags. Fill the inside with a little note with the table number.
  • CONFETTI, ROSE PETALS, etc: Keep the celebration going by filling each glassine bag with confetti or rose petals for the end of parties or weddings. Set a group of them in a tray by the door for guests to grab as they leave!
  • – they come in LOTS of colors too!
  • Wrappery
  • Shop Sweet Lulu – check out the trendy CHEVRON print + more cute prints too!

Pink Ribbon/Wedding Favor: Nichole Heady | Fries: Martha Stewart Weddings | EAT! bags: Martha Stewart Weddings | Cherry Favors: Martha Stewart | Spread The Love: Oh Happy Day | Glassine Envelops for Scraps: a creative mint |

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  1. So are “glassine” bags the same as wax-paper bags? I’m guessing there must be something different if they’re able to go through a printer?

    1. Hi M! I’m not 100% positive but I believe that the glassine just has a paper coating over the wax part (as the inside is waxy). This allows them to be okay while running through the printer.

  2. dorangela says:

    Courtney, I love them too! They make everything look cute and polished! What size did you buy in bulk? I think I may do the same, I always run out!

  3. I am so pinning this post! Love them too and am off to purchase in bulk! I look forward to your posts so much just thought I would let you know that you bring much joy into my life! Thanks

  4. Can you print on glassine bags with a normal HP ink jet printer? I’m worried it might smear? Thanks!

  5. Hi! Can you print directly onto the glassine bags from a normal HP Ink Jet printer? I am worried it might smear the ink? Thanks!

      1. I am having some issues like a previous person stated – I printed with my HP ink jet printer and even after sitting for an hour they still smeared…any ideas for me?

  6. aleaha rice says:

    I have the same problem, I have two printers, one smears and the other jams all the time trying to send them through… Any suggestions? I was told that a laser printer at kinkos may melt them. Anyone try a laser?

  7. Hi Ladies!
    Can someone tell me how you all printed on the glassine envelopes? I don’t have a setting for them on my printer.
    Thanks a bunch!

    1. Hi Katie! What I did was just set the page size to the size of my glassine bag. Then just ran them through the printer like paper!

  8. What kind of printer did you use to print these, Courtney?

  9. Thanks for the wonderful round-up Courtney! I Can’t wait to get my hands on some and experiment! x

  10. Hi!

    I’m just learning about these bags. I’m throwing a baby shower for my sister, were going to give away carmel apples as the party favor. Would these bags be a good choice to wrap them in? What would you suggest?

    Thanks any advice is greatly appreciated!

  11. Hi,
    Can anyone tell me which of the bags would be best to package up a fried bread product, dry wax bags or glassine bags?

    Thank you!

  12. Hi Courtney!
    What shops/resources would you recommend to get well designed labels/stickers? Thanks!

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