Halloween is just around the corner and there is nothing more fun than BOO’ing your friends (secretly leaving a bag or bundle of spooky treats at their door, along with a note announcing they’ve been BOO’d and suggesting they BOO it forward)! So why not gather your group and throw a BOO party to make your own BOO kits and share the spirit by BOO’ing those who do life with you day to day?
To host the ultimate party, create a BOO bar with all the essentials for your BOO kits. I stopped at Walmart for a one-stop shop for building my BOO bar. I picked up a variety of candy, snacks and drinks and displayed them in Halloween containers so my guests could easily assemble their bags.
A fun touch was to take really cute Halloween gift bags and stickers from American Greetings® and add a black & white stripe bow to the front of each one. Preparing these ahead of time allows your guests to enjoy the BOO bar goodies upon arrival. See the full tutorial on how easy it is to make these down below!
Once everyone has finished packing the bags, you can enjoy what is left over for your own party food. A few other treats added in are always fun too. I made Spooky Apple Nachos for a twist on caramel apples. Be sure to check out my recipe below. A&W® Root Beer served in limited edition monster cans* are also a fun nod to the holiday. There is something even cooler about these monster cans…The monster on each can comes to life with an augmented reality experience. The monsters interact with each other! You can activate the experience by visiting www.minimonsters.com and downloading the app.
Want to know what I offered on our BOO bar to pack our bags? A variety bag of candy featuring SNICKERS® Fun Size, M&M’S® Fun Size and TWIX® Fun Size candy bars and another variety bag of candy featuring Skittles® Original Fun Size, Starburst® Fun Size, Life Savers® Gummies Fun Size candy. Variety bags are great because you get so much value for your purchase. I separated the candies into separate bowls to let everyone see their options for packing.
And it’s nice to have some snacks in your BOO bags too. Salty and sweet, the perfect combination! I had cauldrons of Cheez-It® snack packs, Halloween snack sized Pringles®, and individually wrapped Rice Krispies Treats®.
Once you have packed your BOO bags, be sure to add a “You’ve Been BOO’d” printable before you deliver them! Visit BOOItForward.com and print your own BOO cards to include in your BOO bundles. Now it’s time to party! Have fun BOO’ing!
So want to see how quick and easy it is to make your own BOO bags? All you need are cute Halloween gift bags and stickers from American Greetings®, black and white striped wide ribbon and thin black ribbon. 1. Gather your supplies. 2. Cut the ribbon. 3. Take the longest piece of wide ribbon and fold to make the bow. Place on top of the shorter piece of wide ribbon with the angled ends. 4. Use the thin ribbon to tie the bow together. 5. Tape to your gift bag. Fold the top of the gift bag when you are finished filling it and secure it closed with a cute Halloween sticker.
And how about making a quick spooky snack to enjoy during the party! To make my Spooky Apple Nachos, just follow the directions below.
- Green Apples
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Soft Caramels
- SNICKERS® Fun Size Candy Bars (cut into small pieces)
- Eye Candy
Cut green apples in slices and toss in lime juice. Dry apples real good and arrange on a platter. Melt caramels by adding a little bit of water (1/2 tbsp) and microwave for 25 seconds and stir. Repeat until caramels are smooth. Drizzle caramel over sliced apples. Melt chocolate chips by adding a little bit of milk (1/2 tbsp) and microwave for 1 minute on medium power and stir. Microwave additional 30 seconds on medium power and stir. Repeat until melted. Drizzle chocolate over caramel apples. Sprinkle toppings on top. Enjoy immediately!
Walmart has the best display in stores right now to help you find everything you need for your BOO bundles. Including instructions for BOO’ing:
- Make a BOO Bundle.
- Secretly Deliver it.
- BOO it Forward.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to visit BOOItForward.com for everything you need as well as more inspiration on how you can BOO It Forward this Halloween!
Want to sweeten the deal? Enter the Boo It Forward Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 Walmart Gift Card!
FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY: There are some exciting BOO’ing retailtainment events coming to Walmart in select areas of Florida! Check out this list to see if there is one near you!
* Find these limited edition cans in-store at your local Walmart and use this great Ibotta offer.