Halloween Candy Baskets DIY Craft To BOO It Forward

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BOO it forward with these DIY Halloween Candy Baskets in eight fun Halloween-themed shapes. Craft your own using the free printables.

 

Halloween-Themed Shaped Candy Baskets

DIY Craft To BOO It Forward with FREE Printables!

 

Hooray, it’s October! I love Halloween, and I am always trying to think of fun things to make it special for those around me. So, today, I am sharing this easy DIY craft that is perfect for spreading some spooky cheer! Let’s do Some Friendly Neighborhood BOO’ing.

Who to BOO

We always love to BOO the neighborhood kids, but we also plan to BOO Luke’s 86-year-old dad and his friends down at the donut shop. They have been meeting there each morning for decades.

These Halloween candy baskets are great for a classroom party, any group get-together, you name it. BOO your local fire department, police station, or hospital. BOO It Forward and get everyone in the Halloween spirit. The FREE Printables make them a snap and come in pre-colored or color-your-own options.

 

It’s easy to purchase the MARS® Variety bag for your BOO Kit. Just hover over the shoppable image above to click through to Walmart.com and buy it!
Now, what good would a candy basket be without some candy to fill it? My choice is the 400 piece MARS® Spider-Man Chocolate/Sugar Variety Bag! This bag is loaded with SNICKERS®, Skittles®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, Starburst®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® — can we all say, YUM?! You can find some cute stickers, tissue paper, bags, and cards from American Greetings too.

Let’s get crafting!

Halloween Candy Baskets

Supplies:

  • Free Printables – Download Here: Pre-Colored Shapes or Color-Your-Own Shapes
  • Cardstock
  • Glue Stick
  • Colored Pencils, Markers, Crayons, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone Folder (or another flat edge)
  • Paper Cutter (helpful, but optional)

Directions:

  1. Print your choice of pre-colored or color-your-own Halloween shapes.
  2. Cut out the shapes leaving a flat edge at the bottom, and an edging around the shape. These shapes will be the sides of your candy basket.

  1. Measure and mark cardstock. You will need two pieces cut for each basket — one for the basket (3-1/2 inches x 7 inches) and one for the handle (7 inches x 1 inch).
  2. Cut the cardstock for all the baskets you will be making.

  1. On the cut out Basket card stock, measure in 1/2 inch from the long edges on each side. Draw a line with a pencil, then score each pencil line with a bone folder or other flat-edge.
  2. Fold the scored long edges inward.

  1. Cut notches into the 1/2 inch folded edges to make it easier to fit the basket onto the shapes.
  2. Lay the notched basket cardstock flat and place glue on notches, both edges.
  3. Fold the notches to a right angle so the glued sides are on the outside of the basket.
  4. Attached glued notches to a pair of matching Halloween-themed shapes in a U-type shape, so there is an opening at the top. You will be able to move and adjust the notches to fit each shape as needed. Make sure that your shapes are turned the same way with the flat edge at the bottom.
  5. Let glue set.
  6. Dab glue on both ends of the handle, and attach to the top inside of the basket cardstock. Let glue set.

  1. Print a BOO Card for your basket.

BOO It Forward

Voila! You now have a spooktacular Halloween Candy Basket! Now, throw a party or BOO a friend and share your Halloween spirit.

Don’t forget you can get the Spider-Man Homecoming DVD & Blu-Ray on October 17th at Walmart.

Want to send some Halloween spirit to loved ones across the country? No problem, Create your own BOO Kit online and have it sent to them. Then, they can BOO It Forward too!

You can only find this product at Walmart!

Follow @snickers, @skittles, and @AmericanGreetings on Facebook.

Enjoy making the Halloween Candy Baskets!

 

You may like these other Halloween DIY craft ideas: Haunted Mirror – An Eerie Halloween DIY Decor and DIY Creepy Spider Candles.

 

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SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits for Game Day

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Pudding Parfaits, great GAME DAY flavors, and tasty treats from SNICKERS®, Skittles®, TOSTITOS®, and Pepsi.

 

SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits

A Tasty Game Day Treat

#GameDayGlory

 

Well, here it is–the time of year we all start planning for the big game day parties. Just like any party, you want your guests to have a great time, and you want to enjoy it with them. But how do you do that, when there is so much to do? Huddle up and make a Plan! And, I have some ideas to help keep you from fumbling.

5 Must-Haves for Game Day:

  1. Great Food: Big games and great food go hand-in-hand. Set-up one main area for food service. This will allow you to keep a watchful eye out for anything that needs replenishing. Plus, everyone will have the opportunity to interact during the game. Make sure you have a variety of “meal-type” foods and plenty of those tasty “snack-type” foods. You could get really creative, and build a Snack Stadium! Snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #GameDayGlorySweepstakes to enter for a chance to win, or go vote for your favorite Snack Stadium. Check out more snack tips and a yummy recipe below.

Game Day Glory Sweepstakes

  1. Two Viewing Areas: Let’s face it, some guests are there to WATCH the game, and others are there to SOCIALIZE while watching. Having two viewing areas gives the more intense football fans a place to cheer on their team and avoid possible penalties.
  1. Kid Sitters: Are you having kids at your game day party? Then, make it easy on yourself, and hire a sitter or two. Having a little pass interference to wrangle those active partiers, is a good thing. Whether entertained by watching the actual game, the puppy bowl, playing games or crafting, you and your adult guests will appreciate being able to enjoy the game. Give the kids their own smaller snack station that the sitters can help maintain.
  1. Name Tags: Not for you, but your DRINKS! Confusion reigns supreme when it comes to which drink is who’s on game day. Use plastic cups and provide a Sharpie for name writing. Make tags and attache them to rubber bands for guests to attach to their cup, bottle, or can. Create personalized labels for your drinks. See more ideas here and here.
  1. Friendly Competition: Is it really game day without a little friendly competition? Regardless if your scrimmage line is “buy-in” or “just-for-fun,” everyone enjoys the comradery and game-time interaction. Add another bit of fun to the usual football pool with my Game Day BINGO! This is a set of 8 cards that print two to a page. Seven cards are ready to play, and one card is blank–perfect for you to customize. Get the Free Printable Download below.

 

Now, let’s get to the yummy stuff! Big games and great food go hand-in-hand, and everybody loves the savory flavorful offerings of ribs, burgers, and dogs. But, you can’t just “snack” on the big stuff. So, I’m sharing some easy ideas that will add a 2-point conversion to your touchdown!

Mini Taco Scoops

 

Mini Taco Scoops are amazing bites (a perfect amuse-bouche) are made with TOSTITOS® Scoops –use the Party Size– and TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa. Serve this with a glass of Pepsi for a perfect pairing.

Luke loves these. Sometimes he adds another TOSTITOS® Scoops chip as a top and calls it a Taco Ball.

 

Skittles® Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oh, yum! You won’t believe how easy these are to make. These Skittles® Ice Cream Sandwiches are crusted with Skittles® powder! Get out your Magic Bullet, Ninja, or the like, and make quick work of this project–and I do mean quick!

 

And now, for the MVP of this party… A sweet treat Pudding Parfaits Recipe that looks great and tastes even better!

SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits

This is such an easy recipe for pudding parfaits. All you need is Vanilla Instant Pudding, Milk, SNICKERS® Minis, and Whipped Cream.

Here’s the Play-by-Play:

  • Add Pudding Mix and cold Milk to a bowl and Whip for 2 minutes
  • Let Pudding chill in refrigerator for at least 5 minutes

 

  • Unwrap SNICKERS® Minis – 4 pieces for each mini pudding dish
  • Chop half the amount of SNICKERS® Minis into small chunks–use a knife
  • Set the unwrapped whole SNICKERS® Minis aside for later

 

Here’s a helpful HACK: Fill a plastic baggy with your pudding and cut the tip off one corner. This will allow to fill the serving dishes quickly and without any mess!

  • Put a small amount of Pudding in the bottom of serving dishes

 

  • Sprinkle pudding with a layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  • Add another layer of Pudding
  • Sprinkle another layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  • Top with another layer of Pudding
  • Place desserts in the refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours

 

  • Take leftover unwrapped SNICKERS® Minis and divide them, 2 per pudding serving
  • Cut one SNICKERS® Minis (per serving) into four pieces–corners-to-corners
  • Remove Pudding cups from refrigerator and top each with Whipped Cream

 

  • Take one whole SNICKERS® Minis and place on top in the center of each dessert
  • Use the four cut pieces (with the inside of the candy bar showing) to go around the center SNICKERS® Minis

 

 

Here is a delicious Printable Recipe:

 

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SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits
 
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • 1 - 5.1 oz. box Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 3 Cups - Milk (cold)
  • 4 - SNICKERS® Minis per pudding serving dish for shot-size (more if making larger servings)
  • Whipped Cream
Directions:
  1. Add Pudding Mix and cold Milk to a bowl and Whip for 2 minutes
  2. Let Pudding chill in refrigerator for at least 5 minutes
  3. Unwrap SNICKERS® Minis - 4 pieces for each mini pudding dish
  4. Chop half the amount of SNICKERS® Minis into small chunks--use a knife
  5. Set the unwrapped whole SNICKERS® Minis aside for later
  6. Put a small amount of Pudding in the bottom of serving dishes
  7. Sprinkle pudding with a layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  8. Add another layer of Pudding
  9. Sprinkle another layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  10. Top with another layer of Pudding
  11. Place desserts in the refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours
  12. Take leftover unwrapped SNICKERS® Minis and divide them, 2 per pudding serving
  13. Cut one SNICKERS® Minis (per serving) into four pieces--corners-to-corners
  14. Remove Pudding cups from refrigerator and top each with Whipped Cream
  15. Take one whole SNICKERS® Minis and place on top in the center of each dessert
  16. Use the four cut pieces (with the inside of the candy bar showing) to go around the center SNICKERS® Minis
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You can’t have a big game without a little cheerleading. So, I created this cute Chalkboard Flag Banner to help boast my special treats. Take a look…

 

The Playing Field:

You can’t have a Game Day Party without a proper playing field. See how this one played out…

Rory and I had a great time shopping for our Game Day Party. We found everything we needed at our local Walmart store… and then some. LOL

Have a fantastic Game Day, and don’t forget to ENTER the #GameDayGlorySweepstakes or VOTE for your favorite Snack Stadium!

Looking for more recipes and Snack Stadium ideas? You can find them here!

What are you planning for Game Day?

Do you have a favorite snack recipe?

 

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