Halloween BOO Party!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats

With Halloween being our favorite holiday, we decided it would be fun to have a little Halloween get together before the holidays started getting to busy!  We wanted to have party favors for our guests, but thought it would be fun to do something that our guests could give to their neighbors and share the Halloween spirt.  We have heard about BOO Kits before, and thought that would to give a try!

I set up a BOO station for guests to add fun goodies to a basket.  I wanted to make sure there was not only tasty treats but also items that were not edible.  We found some super fun Halloween cards and stickers from American Greetings® that went perfect in the baskets!  They were great because they also added some height to the baskets and created a great backdrop to add the rest of the items.   It ended up being a hit with our family and they really enjoyed putting together the baskets!

We have found when we throw parties it's helpful to have everything ready and set up for a party a day in advance, so then the day of the party you can pick up catered food, or do any last minute details.  I have also found by setting up for a party earlier, if I am missing anything, I can still have time to run to the store.

Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats

If you want to make your own BOO Basket to share with someone, here is everything you need to make one.  You can add more or less to your BOO Kit, but this is everything we had in ours.  We got all the supplies for this BOO'ing Kit from Walmart!  They are a great one-stop shop to grab all the essentials to assemble a BOO'ing bundle at home!

-Basket or bucket
-Tissue Paper.  This cute candy corn and pumpkin one is from American Greetings®
-Tasty Treats!  We got a MARS and WRIGLEY candy bag mix with M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, Skittles®, Starburst®, Life Savers®
-Stickers and Halloween Cards
-Pumpkin Light
-Spider Rings
-Pumpkin Bubbles
-Sticky Eyeballs
-BOO Printable card.  You can print out your own at BOOItForward.com.

Start by adding tissue paper to the inside of the basket.  Then add the cards, stickers and pencils to the back of the basket.  Use candy to fill up the bottom of the basket to desired height.  Then layer in your in pumpkin light since it is the biggest item and then start adding the smaller items scattered around.  Next add some treats in the areas that need a special touch.  If you want to make your BOO Kit super awesome though, add the new Ghostbusters® Blu-ray and DVD that is available on October 11th! The movie can also be preordered here and here.  After you're done with your BOO Kit, secretly deliver it to a co-worker, friend, or neighbor.

Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats

A party is not complete without a cute food spread!  Jake and I wanted to get crafty in the kitchen so we decided we would make some treats!  My favorite thing that we made were the SNICKERS® Bats, so I thought we would share how we made those with you all!  If you want to see them coming together in action, make sure to see our party vlog below!


-Black Melting Chocolate
-Black Writing Gel
-Candy Bag or Plastic Sandwich Size Bag
-Plate or baking sheet
-Silplat or wax paper

-Start of by melting the chocolate.  Read the directions on the chocolate packaging for the best melting instructions. I have found it helpful to add a spoonful of Crisco to the chocolate so it makes the chocolate thinner.  Also make sure to not stir your chocolate with metal and only use plastic (not a plastic spoon that will melt but like a spatula).  The metal with mess with the constancy of the chocolate.  I like to use a chocolate melter that makes melting chocolate super simple!
-While your chocolate is melting, unwrap the SNICKERS®.  Lay the Silplat (or wax paper) on the cookie sheet and lay out the SNICKERS® so there is space in between them for wings and ears.
-Add eyes and a mouth/fangs to the SNICKERS® to create your bat face with Black Writing Gel.  Use your Black Writing Gel and also add a small dot on the back of the Eyes to make them stick to the bar.  Then add a mouth.  You may want to practice on some wax paper first.
-When the chocolate has finished melting, add it to a candy bag.  If you only have a small sandwich bag make sure the chocolate is cooled off a little bit before you put it in the bag so it doesn't melt any holes.
-Cut a small corner on the bag so there is an opening for the chocolate to come out.  Draw on your bat wings and ears.  Make sure to add chocolate directly onto the SNICKERS® edges so the bat wings and ears will stick after they cool off.
-Put your finished bats in the fridge to cool off.
-After the bats have been cooled, peel the off the Silplat.  Be careful to pull them off slowly so your bats do not break.  If you happen to have a wing snap, use any left over chocolate to reconnect the bat.
-Put your SNICKERS® Bats on a cute plate and add them to your Halloween spread!

Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats
Cute Halloween Party Decorations and Treats

Here are some pictures of our finished treat table!  We sure had so much fun having everyone over and making BOO Baskets!  I think our guests really enjoyed thinking about who they could surprise and drop off the basket they made!  We got all our supplies for the party at Walmart. 

Here is a Vlog from our adventures from setting up the Halloween Decor, making treats in the kitchen and putting together BOO Baskets!  Thanks for stopping today! Have a great week :)


  1. these are really great decor tips! fun and festive, love it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. How cute did this turn out?! And I just can't believe Halloween is right around the corner!

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  3. Stumbled across your site while browsing the #BooItForward posts (I did one too this morning!) and absolutely love everything about it, especially the video! I feel as though I need to get off the computer now and get the Halloween box out before the kids get home from school. Thanks for the inspiration!! :)


  4. This is so cute!! I love the decor and the treats and everything else!! It looks amazing. :)


  5. Your party looks so fun! I am in shock that Haloween is so close - where did the summer go!

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  6. This looks amazing! Brilliant photography!

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  7. Wow Amazing Hslloween decoration, everything looks so pretty! ❤️

  8. Love the halloween spirit, haha! Those treats look yummy x

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  9. Very cute! I've been more (than usual) into Halloween this year due to various creative projects and stuff that will def be featured too! Happy Halloween season! XO

  10. Oh my gosh... you two are seriously the most creative EVER. My kids (heck I would, too!) would love to be invited to this party. So fun!!! The treats look extra yummy!! Do you guys ever so anything simple? You def. went all out on this! Love!!!


  11. Oh my goodnesss... such cute and fun ideas! Now I wanna have a halloween party just so i can recreate your goodies!

    xo, Jennifer

  12. You are so adorable and so is this party!! xo

  13. I've never heard of a Boo kit before, so fun! You have lots of great treats for your party too :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

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  14. This looks like such a fun party

  15. I love Halloween but I still can't believe it's just round the corner. Time really flies these days. Beautiful idead it looks like much fun. TFS!

  16. This post is making me feel so ready for Halloween! It's one of my favourite holidays :-)

  17. That looks so much fun!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  18. This is so much fun, can't wait for Halloween!

  19. bäääm :-) this is my favorite halloween party kit. i hope halloween is comming faster. i really burn for trick or treating <3

    kiss <3 sophia
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  20. Love it! Thank you so much sharing.

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  21. How fun!!! You seriously throw the best parties with such attention to detail. I remember loving Jake's cactus party. Those bats are so cute!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. This is amazing! We Boo people in our neighborhood, but such a great idea to have a boo kit party!! I want to go to yours. It looks so fun, and your treats look delish!

    xx, Elise

  23. Everything looks amazing! I need to try this out! :) xx

  24. This is too cute! Loving all the fun Halloween treats <3
    Green Fashionista

  25. Wow! this looks amazing! You really know how to prep a party!


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  26. Now you have me all sorts of excited for Halloween! It's my fave holiday too :)



  27. This Halloween party is so exciting!! So much fun!


  28. All of the treats you made are perfect for a Halloween party, I totally love it and hope you had fun!

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  29. I love Halloween parties so much! Perfect pictures babe!


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  30. You guys go big on Halloween! Also so jealous of your beautiful kitchen.

  31. This is like a fabulous party! I mean so cute and so fun! Love it! Your kitchen is so pretty!


  32. Firstly! I am a new reader and I'm a little obsessed with you and your husband. I love how you guys do the posts together. I also love halloween so this is the cutest idea ever!
    with love from nyc
    xx Belle

  33. Oh my gosh yes!!! I love the holidays and diving head first into each one. I love your boo kit idea!! So cute. XO, Ellese


  34. I'm all about cute food and you guys knocked it out of the park with those bat candy bars!!! #client

  35. Halloween is my FAVORITE! Love your video - and you two KILLED it with all the decorations / food. Great post!

    Love, Lindsey

  36. Omg so fun!!! Halloween parties are my favorite!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  37. Okay, I'm definitely taking party hosting tips from you! Everything looks amazing! These kits are so fun, and I need to make those Snickers bats!

  38. wow that Looks so great

  39. How fun! I love the way you have everything set up on the counter. The little bats and cake pops are so cute!

  40. What a fun idea!! Might try this out ;)


  41. OMG! This idea is really cool! I'd love to host a party like this too! Great idea! :)


  42. Looks like you had so much fun, thanks for sharing dear!

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  43. Everything looks amazing and looks like such a fun party!

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  44. Everything looks amazing! I cannot wait for Halloween!


  45. I love the sticker idea going to add to mine this week :) The vampires are cute too!