The spookiest season of the year is upon us, and you know what that means—it’s time to start filling up those beloved Boo Baskets! Whether you’re crafting a ghoulish gift for your best ghoul friend or you’re planning a haunted housewarming, take a look at the fang-tastic things I’m putting in our Boo Baskets this year. Okay, okay, I’m done with the puns.
1. The Candy Cauldron:
Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? No Boo Basket is complete without a sugar rush of epic proportions. Whether it’s classic candy corn, chocolate-covered eyeballs, or sour gummy worms that double as edible “slime,” you’ve got to have some devilishly delicious treats in there. This year we’re just sticking to good ol’ fashion Pez because they’re a favorite.
2. Petrifying Playthings:
For the little monsters in your life (or the big ones who are kids at heart), consider adding a few mini Halloween-themed toys to your basket. Think squishy bats, glow-in-the-dark skeletons, or rubber spiders that are bound to elicit shrieks of delight. We’re adding some Halloween Legos, Paint by Stickers, and teeny tiny waffle blocks since the girls are into all things building and stickers!
3. Witchy Wardrobe:
Holiday pajamas are one of our favorite traditions. We get matching pjs for Christmas, and for Halloween. It is so fun because we get lots and LOTS of use our of them… and also because the kiddos tend to basically wear them the whole month. The ones that I really wanted from Old Navy were sold out in one of the sizes, and you can’t have matching jammies if a size is missing.
Bluey is also a huge thing around this house so when I saw the Halloween Bluey shirts are our local Target, I obviously had to snatch them up.
4. Spook-tacular Stationery and/or Stickers:
You can never go wrong with a set of stickers or stationary. We grabbed the CUTEST stickers from Pipsticks. I had previously bought my niece a subscription for her birthday but hadn’t actually bought any myself… until now. And let me say… I can’t wait to get my hands on some Christmas stickers.
5. Eerie Reads for Little
Add some bewitching books for the little monsters in your life. Include children’s Halloween picture books or spooky stories that are age-appropriate. These tales of friendly ghosts, mischievous witches, and pumpkin adventures are sure to ignite their imaginations and keep the Halloween spirit alive. After checking out Creepy Carrots from our library, we’ve decided to make it a household title. We’re also adding a book on the human body because… skeletons… so… why not?
And there you have it, folks—a Boo Basket that’s packed with fun, frights, and a whole lot of Halloween spirit! The best thing about Boo-Baskets is that there isn’t a one size fits all! You know your kids and family best so you fill it with all the goodies you KNOW they’ll love.
Now go, and get your “Boo” on.