Today, I am sharing a few ways to kick off Fall and ensure that you have a happy Halloween. First and foremost, start the season with a Fall Bucket List to get excited about what’s to come. Then, participate in a neighborhood tradition, like Boo Baskets, which I’ll tell you all about. At the end of the post, find a simple Halloween treat recipe that the kids will love. Or, anyone who loves chocolate and peanut butter!
A ‘BOO Basket’, or basket of Halloween treats, is secretly placed on the front door of friends or neighbors throughout October. Then, others continue the act of kindness by making and delivering ‘boo baskets’ to other houses in the neighborhood. To let others know that you have been ‘BOO-ed,’ simply tape this printable sign on the front door or window. Therefore, the goal is to “BOO’ the whole neighborhood.
However, a ‘BOO basket’ is more than a gift basket. It’s an act of kindness. It’s a fun family activity. It’s a neighbored tradition. It is how we wish others a ‘Happy Halloween.’ It’s less trick and more treat. Because, we can always use a little more kindness and togetherness in this world.
Go to my bestie’s blog, Cuter Tudor, for 10 different themed Boo Baskets. You will find lots of inspiration to fill your baskets for gift giving.
Print & cut out ghosts to tag treat baskets and or your front door.
As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to make cookies from scratch. However, these chocolate covered peanut butter cookies are easy to do. So, when I’m in a pinch, yet want to be festive, I make Nutter Butter Ghosts.
Tongs are helpful. In addition, parchment paper or a baking mat will ensure cookies don’t stick to the surface. Lastly, the chocolate hardens fairly quickly and doesn’t reheat well. Therefore, heating half the chocolate at a time gives you plenty of time to dip cookies in smaller batches.
Melt chocolate. Dip cookies. Drop chips.
Lastly, allow to completely harden before serving or storing in an air tight container. When gifting, place into clear bags and tie with pretty ribbon. Then, place into cardboard treat boxes or Boo Baskets.