It's time for a new Halloween tradition. Boo Baskets are taking over Pinterest and for a good reason: these adorable gifts are festive and perfect for spreading a little extra Halloween spirit!
What They Are: Boo Baskets are boxes, baskets, or buckets filled with Halloween goodies, such as candy or other fun treats.
Here’s a few baskets to get you started:
How to “Boo”: Put together a Boo Basket for a neighbor (or a friend or family member, the choice is yours!) by picking out a few goodies and filling up a bucket, basket, or box. You can spend as much as you want. This is a great activity to do as a family. Add a tag that says “You’ve Been Boo’d!”. You can download and print a Boo Sign coupled with a cute poem (and instructions on how to Boo!) here. Usually, people choose to remain anonymous and spread Halloween fun through their neighborhood, but, once again, that’s all up to you.
Once you have your Boo Basket/Bucket/Box assembled, drop it off by the front door of the recipient. Some people choose to ring the doorbell and watch the faces of the recipients as they discover their Boo Basket, while others leave it to be discovered in the morning. And that’s it: you’ve boo’d your neighbors!
If you’ve been boo’d, it’s now your turn to do the boo-ing! Simply place the sign on your front door or window saying you’ve been boo’d and then boo someone else to keep the spirit train going!
Boo Baskets can be a great way to get the neighborhood excited for Halloween and promote a sense of community. Additionally, Boo Baskets can also be a great option for family members and friends. For example, grandparents can surprise their grandchildren with a Boo Basket for them to enjoy before Halloween. I know I’m looking forward to making one for my nephew!
Ideas For What to Include In Your Boo Basket
Boo Basket Themes: You may choose to go with a theme for your boo basket. Here’s some ideas:
Family Movie Night Boo Basket (movie, popcorn, snacks)
Baking Boo Basket (baking mix, Halloween-shaped cookie cutters, Halloween sprinkles, frosting)
Game Night Boo Basket (Halloween-themed family game, snacks, drinks)
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