What to Put in a Boo Basket for Little Girls

What to Put in a Boo Basket for Little Girls

Boo Baskets are a great way to spread Halloween cheer and a fun new tradition that my family absolutely loves. Creating these Halloween gift baskets for little girls is not only a fun way to celebrate the spooky season but also a wonderful way to show acts of kindness to friends and neighbors. If you’re looking for fun Halloween boo basket ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

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What is a Boo Basket?

A Boo Basket, also known as a Boo Bucket or Boo Bag, is a little basket filled with Halloween treats and goodies, left anonymously on someone’s front porch or given freely for fun. It’s similar to an Easter basket but with a spooky twist for the Halloween season. This fun Halloween tradition is a perfect way to bring smiles and joy during the month of October.

I surprise my girls with Boo Baskets every year on October 1st. But we’ve also made boo baskets for cousins and friends. My daughters think it is so much fun to drop them off and run back to the car without getting caught to share a spooky surprise.

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Fun Ideas for a Perfect Boo Basket

Creating a Boo Basket is a fun project that you can personalize for the recipient. The items listed below are included in my girls’ Boo Baskets from last year. Here are some simple ideas to get you started on your fun boo basket:

DIY Halloween Sensory Play Kit

A homemade sensory play kit is always a hit. Include play dough, Halloween themed cookie cutters, and fun accessories (like spiders or colored pipe cleaners) from the Dollar Tree. This kit is a great way to keep little hands busy and creative.

Halloween Activity Book

Include a Halloween-themed activity book filled with stickers, puzzles, and coloring pages. These books are great for quiet play and can be found at the Target Dollar Spot or Dollar Tree.

Halloween Socks

Cozy socks with cute Halloween designs are perfect for the fall season. They add a nice touch and keep little feet warm. My girls’ elementary school always has themed sock days so this inclusion was a win-win!

Cauldron Bath Bomb

A fun bath bomb shaped like a cauldron adds extra fun to bath time. I found a three pack of color changing bubbling bath bombs at TJ Maxx. Consider adding bubble bath or themed treats for more fun.

Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are always a fun surprise and are perfect for Halloween night. They’re also great for safety during trick-or-treating.

Candy Corn Tube

Fill a small tube with candy corn or other Halloween candy. It’s a classic sweet treat that everyone loves.

What to Put in a Boo Basket for Little Girls

Additional Suggestions for Boo Baskets

If you want to add more seasonal goodies to your Boo Baskets, here are some extra fun items to consider:

Mini Pumpkin Decorating Kit

Include small pumpkins, paint, and stickers for a fun craft kit that kids can enjoy.

Halloween Themed Craft Supplies

Add foam stickers, googly eyes, and glitter glue for some creative fun. These can be found at your local dollar store.

Spooky Story Book

Include a spooky Halloween book or kids’ book with a Halloween theme. Titles like “Room on the Broom” or “Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete” are great choices.

Personalized Halloween Cup

A color changing reusable cup with the child’s name on it is a nice personal touch and can be used all season long.

Temporary Tattoos

Fun, spooky-themed temporary tattoos are a hit with kids and add a fun twist to the basket.

Halloween Puzzles or Games

Small puzzles or card games with a Halloween theme make great gifts and keep kids entertained.

Halloween Pajamas

Add some cute Halloween pajamas for cozy nights during the spooky season. My daughters LOVE glow in the dark pajamas, so I always try to find some skeleton ones in their size for Halloween season.

Hot Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Treats

Include packets of hot chocolate, hot cocoa bombs or pumpkin spice-flavored treats for a cozy fall treat.

Nail Polish and Face Masks

For a witch’s survival kit, add Halloween-themed nail polish and a fun face mask.

Halloween Themed Tee Shirt

I love buying seasonal shirts from Target or Walmart. A spooky shirt is an useful and treasured idea for a fun Boo Basket.

Hair Brush or Accessories

Disney Villain hair brushes were a great addition to our Boo Baskets a few years ago. Cute hair accessories like scrunchies or hair bows are perfect for little girls too!

Tips for Assembling Boo Baskets

Creating a beautiful Boo Basket is easy with these tips:

  1. Choose the Right Basket: Use plastic Halloween buckets, wire baskets, or cute bags as your base. Line the bottom of the basket with tissue paper to add volume and color.
  2. Arrange Items Neatly: Place the larger items at the back and smaller items in the front. Make sure everything is visible and attractively arranged.
  3. Add Cute Tags and Labels: Use a Boo Basket tag or cute tags to add a festive touch. Labels with “You’ve Been Booed!” and instructions for the recipient to continue the tradition are a nice touch.
  4. Include a Personal Note: Adding a note or sweet message can make the basket feel more personal and thoughtful.

What to Put in a Boo Basket for Little Girls

Boo Baskets are a fun way to celebrate Halloween and spread some holiday cheer. Whether you’re making them for friends, family members, or neighbors, these little baskets filled with seasonal goodies and Halloween treats are sure to bring smiles. With these fun Halloween boo basket ideas, you can create beautiful, personalized gifts that will make the spooky season extra special.

I hope these ideas inspire you to start your own Boo Basket tradition. It’s a fun project whim that brings so much joy during this magical time of year. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media and tag us for a chance to be featured!

Don’t forget to download your free printable Boo Basket tags to add a special touch to your Halloween gift baskets. Click here to download and start spreading Halloween cheer today!


  • Kayla Peloquin

    Kayla Peloquin is the creator and writer of Mommyofaprincess.com, a blog dedicated to making childhood magical with creative ideas, printables, and practical advice. As a busy mom of four girls, Kayla shares her love for party planning, Disney, and all things sparkly. Her blog offers inspiration and tips to help families celebrate everyday moments and special occasions with a touch of magic.

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