Boo Basket 2023

It’s that time of the year again–Spooky season is upon us, and that means it’s time for the magic that is Boo Baskets! They are a great way to kickstart some spooky fun and get your little ones excited for what's to come over the next month. 

So, what is a Boo Basket? It is a fun basket that you can give to family, friends or your neighbours that are filled with fun spooky activities and items to enjoy all season long. It is always a good idea to give out your Boo Basket at the beginning of October, so they can enjoy and really get into the spirit or some seasonal spooky fun. Why not see our post How to Make A Boo Basket so you can see the typical items that we include.  

The baskets are meant to be simple! Don’t overthink – it’s the thought that counts. They don’t have to be expensive, or elaborate by any means. Just a fun way to enjoy a new season. Fill them with some fun goodies that will make them smile and it doesn’t have to be plastic tatty toys you just end up throwing away in two and a half days or overload the baskets with sweets and treats that that will make them go bonkers. 

What we have included in this year's Boo Basket

Sweet Treats
Colouring Books
Activities Packs
Halloween Tee
Ghost Glass
Spooky Book
Bat Bopper Headband 
Skull Hair Clips

The theme for this year Boo Basket is purple and black with more of an emphasis on arts, crafts and activities. I didn't want to overload her basket with too many sugary sweets as she tends to pick up a good haul when we take her trick or treating. 

It's easy to go big or small when it comes to crafting because there are so many options available that are not expensive. So, we picked up these Make Your Own Pumpkin Character,  Paint Your Own Pumpkin House, and Make Your Own Halloween Lantern that we will use as Halloween decorations.

Spooktacular Treats. Always include some Halloween-themed sweets like mini chocolate eyeballs, gummy worms, or lollipops. We picked up some 'Day of the Dead' treat bags from ebay and these Black and White Heart Lollipops from Etsy

Not forgetting to include some of the best ghost stories. These child-friendly scary tales are best told with the lights out for full effect. Some of my daughter's favourites books include Funnybones by Janet & Allan Ahlberg, The Witches​ by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake, The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy and the brand new The Double Trouble Society and the Worst Curse by Carrie Hope Fletcher. 

Halloween is a fun time for children to dress up and get into the spooky spirit. Think pumpkins, skeletons, bats and ghosts, as well as a range of popular characters. Its always fun to let their imaginations come out to play on this creepily fun holiday. Like this adorable Hello Kitty Frill Trimmed Printed Top with a round neckline and tulle frill trims over the shoulders. Anyone else little girl completely obsessed with Wednesday? Then including something like this Black Oversized Wednesday Hoodie will definitely unleash their inner ghoul. Not forgetting to include some super scary accessories too. A simple pair of Bat Bopper Headband, Skull Hair Clips or a Spooky Scary Skeleton Face Mask  are a fantastic way to get involved with all thing spooky without being too scary. 

Why not go that one step further and create some kind of Witch's Brew in their Boo Basket. Create a mini “witch’s brew” by filling a jar with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and a spooky mug or glass so they can really get into the spirit of all things spooky. 

I always enjoy making these adorable boo baskets for my daughter because it just feels so fun. For past baskets I have even taken some things that she already has and incorporated them into the basket, like this stunning purple pumpkin that we got from TK Maxx. It doesn’t have to be all new things! 

Don't forget to check out our other Halloween themed posts

How to Make a Boo Basket

Easy DIY Boo Wand