Here are those ideas, PLUS bonus extra ideas!! I work so hard for you.
Crazy CarpetsThe more dangerous a sled is, the better. Therefore, crazy carpets are super awesome. Roll them up and tie bows around them, and you're done!
BooksBuy them online or in grocery stores, and you can usually get a good discount. My favourites for winter are Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson. Bonus: makes kids smart!
Mugs of Hot ChocolateFor older kids, you could even have a hot chocolate bar at the party. Give them some whipped cream, syrup, sprinkles, and marshmallows. They will be happy.
Snow PaintFill a spray bottle or water gun with water and food colouring - kids can use the mixture to "paint" the snow in your yard! You can refill the bottles and send them home as favours.
CandyDo you want to get the kids out of your house for awhile? Arm them with plastic shovels, then send them into the yard to dig up the treats you’ve buried in the snow. If you don’t want some surprises during Spring thaw, you may want to mark the treasures with flags or food colouring.
Winter Gear DecoratingYou can find inexpensive mitts, hats, and scarves almost anywhere. Kids can decorate them at the party with fabric paint, buttons, beads, and glitter. You could even use some felt to make mitts into puppets like I did!
Cookie DecoratingFACT: Kids like cookies. FACT 2: Kids like cookies better when they can put huge gobs of icing on them. If the cookies aren't eaten right away, you can tie them up in a cheap cellophane bag and send them home as a loot bag. Add some ribbon and it LOOKS fancy, but it was actually super easy.
All of these ideas for winter party loot bags are easy and inexpensive. Remember - I am super lazy. If I can throw these together, you can too!