How to Make a Boo Basket

Here is how to make boo baskets that your family and friends will love.

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A boo basket is a fun way to celebrate fall with family and friends with a basket filled of treats to let them know that you’re thinking of them.

Halloween boo baskets also make great gifts for neighbors. It can be a good way to say hello to people who you haven’t seen in a while.

What is a Boo Basket?

A Halloween boo basket, also known as a boo bucket, is a basket, bucket, or other container that is filled with the types of candies or treats that you might collect while trick or treating.

But you don’t have to stop there, however. You can customize a boo basket by adding other Halloween related treats or items—like candy, cookies, or Halloween themed socks.

When making a boo basket for adults, cute Halloween decor that they can use to decorate the home can also be a good boo basket filler.

One thoughtful way to make a Halloween boo basket is to make the boo basket using a neutral basket that can be used for storage year round, once the holidays are over.

Or choose a colorful, decorative basket to use. Colorful Halloween baskets are fun for kids and adults alike.

Fill the basket with candies, toys, books, puzzles, and other treats to give to your boo basket recipient.

Once the Halloween boo basket is made, deliver it to the recipient. A popular way to “trick or treat” with a Halloween boo basket is to leave it on the doorstep of your neighbor or the person who is receiving the gift basket. Just be sure to ring the doorbell or send them a text to let them know that a boo basket is on the way.

What Should I Put in a Boo Basket?

Now, you may wonder what is in a boo basket? You can fill a Halloween boo basket with almost anything that you’d like. Common boo basket fillers include candy, cookies, and other sweets. Here are some ideas on what to put in a Halloween boo basket.

  • Fall craft kits
  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Socks
  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Dessert bars

Why Make a Boo Basket?

There are many reasons to make a boo basket. Here are just a few.

  • A boo basket is a unique and thoughtful gift. A boo basket makes a thoughtful gift for family and friends. Fill the basket with their favorite candies, snacks, and treats for a unique and welcome gift basket.
  • You get to be creative. Making a boo basket allows you to be creative and to customize your treats according to your preferences or the preferences of those you are making baskets for.
  • Have a great time, no matter what the weather is like outside. A boo basket is great to have in case the weather is too cold or too rainy to go trick or treating. With a boo basket, your kids will be able to enjoy the holiday no matter what the weather conditions are like.
  • Camaraderie. Some neighborhoods organize events that make it easy for neighbors to “boo” other neighbors by gifting them with a boo basket and a sign that reads, “I’ve Been Boo-ed!” The neighbor who has been booed (or gifted with a boo basket), will then make a boo basket to give to a neighbor who hasn’t been boo-ed yet. This way of paying it forward can be a good way to spread camaraderie and get to know your neighbors.

How to Make a Boo Basket

Here is how to make the best boo baskets for your family and friends.

You’ll need just a few items to make a Halloween boo basket. First, start with a basket, bucket, or other container to hold all the items that you want to include in the boo basket that you make.

Then choose the items that you would like to place in the boo basket. Ideas include adding candy corn, candy bars, caramel popcorn, snack mix, candy apples, and other treats to the basket. You may find that it works best to use individually wrapped items.

Other great items to put in a boo basket include Halloween themed craft kits or coloring books, crayons, stickers, and card games or puzzle books for kids.

Scrunchies, jewelry, fidget toys, or puzzle cubes are fun for teens. Whatever you choose, check to make sure that it is age appropriate and otherwise appropriate for the child or teen (or adult) that you are making the basket for.

Practical (but cute) items, like warm and cozy beanie hats, socks, gloves, scarves, and slippers make good boo basket stuffers for adults.

Fill the basket with basket filler to help hold the items in place. Then arrange your items in the basket by nestling them in the basket filler.

If you’re making the boo basket for a neighborhood event, include an “I’ve Been Boo-ed” sign in the basket that your neighbor can place in their window.

The Best Boo Basket Ideas

Boo baskets are so cute and fun to make that it can be hard to decide exactly what to include in a boo basket. Here are some ideas on boo basket fillers that can be used to make Halloween boo baskets that your family and friends will love.

For Kids

  • Candy Apples
  • Candy Corn
  • Halloween Candy
  • Mini Candy Bars
  • Snack Mix
  • Activity Books
  • Books
  • Card Games
  • Coloring Books
  • Fall Crafts
  • Puzzles
  • Stickers
  • Beanie Hats
  • Socks

For Adults

  • Apple Cider Mix
  • Candy Apples
  • Candy Corn
  • Flavored Coffee
  • Halloween Candy
  • Mini Candy Bars
  • Snack Mix
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Puzzle Books
  • Beanie Hats
  • Slippers
  • Socks

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