Mini Monets and Mommies: BOO Someone with a Monster Themed Gift Kit

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOO Someone with a Monster Themed Gift Kit

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Halloween is coming up, and we’re getting ready with to BOO a few friends with some crafty little gift baskets. My son is well past the age where getting candy thrown at him during the community Halloween parade is cool (he just turned 14, so just about everything is uncool now). That said, after spending the better part of a Saturday morning at Wal-Mart he was a bit more than ok with picking out some tasty treats. Little did he know that they really weren’t all to give away – I had planned on saving a few to BOO him with.
Halloween basket
 

If you’re wondering how you can BOO someone (or what exactly that means), check out this free printable BOO card! After downloading and printing it, you can put together a BOO basket too. I opted for a monster-themed take-out container.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


·        Paper take-out containers – I used orange and green, but you can also use plain white and paint the outside.

·        Clear-drying school glue

·        Googley eyes – Preferably in different sizes.

·        Tissue paper

·        Candy I used a mix of TWIX®, SNICKERS®, 3 MUSKETEERS® and M&M’s®.

·        Mini soda cans – I used 8 oz. Halloween cans of 7UP® and A&W®

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Turn the container on one side.

2.     Dot between 5 and 10 dabs of glue on the container.
 

3.     Press googley eyes on the glue.
 

4.     Let the glue dry.

5.     Flip the container onto the next side and repeat.

6.     Keep going until each side has eyes on it.

7.     Stuff the container with tissue. Fluff the ends so that they stick out.
Monster box

8.     Add the soda can to the top or put it in the center and arrange the candy around it.

9.     Insert your printed BOO card into the back of the basket (or tape it behind the container as a frame).
Treat Pack

After I BOO’d my teen, we whipped up a quick batch of Halloween mini pies. These are so simple, and I don’t have to worry about cooking or lengthy bake times (these are completely no bake). To make these little Halloween treats….

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Mini graham pie crusts

·        Pudding – I used chocolate and vanilla.

·        Food coloring – I added green to the pudding for a Halloween look. You could also use orange as well.

·        Chocolate candy – I used a mix of TWIX®, SNICKERS®, 3 MUSKETEERS® and M&M’s®.

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Cut the candy bars into pieces.
 

2.     Crumble the candy into the bottom of the pie crust.

3.     Add a few drops of food coloring to the pudding.


4.     Scoop the pudding on top of the candy.
 


5.     Sprinkle some more candy/candy pieces on top.
 
Candy pie

We also took the A&W®, and made spooky ice cubes. I had a silicone bat-shaped mold left over from some holiday baking. I cleaned out all of the crumbs, filled it up with the soda and froze the cubes. I popped them in to a clear soda (such as 7UP®) to go along with the mini pies!

Soda cubes

Halloween treats

So, go ahead BOO it forward, and check out how to win an eGiftcard!

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