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Have you heard of the Halloween boo-basket tradition? Also known as a Spooky Basket. It’s where you make a Halloween gift basket for kids and give it to them on October 1st to help get everyone in the Halloween spirit! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love this tradition because it’s a great way to extend the holiday fun. Here you will find everything you need to know about making a Halloween boo basket and some ideas of what to put in them.
Some of the items are Halloween specific and some are fall apparel that I was going to purchase anyway. Putting it in a basket just makes it all feel more special.
Next, I always include a Halloween picture book. This is the Halloween Book I found for this year. It has silly festive ghosts and gorgeous illustrations. I also have a whole round-up of my favorite Halloween Books for Kids.
I love adding some fun Halloween dress-up accessories to our Halloween baskets. My girls love bracelets and necklaces. I found these darling ghost bracelets that I know they will love to wear all month long. My 5-year-old doesn’t have her ears pierced yet and has been asking for some sticker earrings, so these Halloween Earring Stickers will be perfect. You could also do a fun wand like this one.
My 5-year-old loves Paint by Sticker books, so I know she will be obsessed with this Halloween version. And the sticker book helps with number recognition so it’s a win-win if you ask me.
And for my 2-year-old, I am getting her these Halloween stickers. They come with 1000 stickers, which obviously she doesn’t need so I am going to use the extras to pass out to my daughter’s kindergarten class.
Just for fun, I like to include some Halloween Tattoos. I think these are so cute.
If you happen to be buying some fall clothing or fashion accessories during this time of year, then save them for your kid’s Halloween boo-basket. I’m saving this pretty Fall Bow and these long sleeve floral jammies for our baskets.
You can reuse last year’s Halloween bucket of course. We had the traditional plastic ones, but when I saw these Liberty London Fabric Halloween Trick or Treat Bags from one of my favorite small shops, I couldn’t resist! I know my girls will love them as much as I do. My girls love pretending to “trick or treat” with each other before Halloween so I’m excited to add them to their baskets.
And since I’m giving them their boo baskets on October 1st, I thought it would be so perfect to pair it with this paper chain Halloween Countdown Calendar. I think I will hang it above the baskets. My girls love paper chains. It is the perfect way to build up excitement for a big event or holiday.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas for filling your Halloween gift basket for kids. It is such a fun surprise to help kids get excited about Halloween and the Halloween season.
If you liked this post you probably would like this Halloween Game for Kids.