Hey Besties! Halloween is right around the corner and that means we have got to get planning! Whether you are a cottage business owner or a hobby baker, these Halloween Boo Buckets are an adorable way to spread the cheer! Now, if you don’t know what a “Boo Bucket” is…I’ll explain! I’ll also give you an easy alternate option as well, along with all the printables you need! Because that’s what besties do, right? Let’s get into the spooky details!
If Boo Buckets are new to you, let me fill you in on this fun tradition! In many neighborhoods, communities and circles of friends, Boo Buckets have become very popular at Halloween time. You basically put some treats in a bucket along with some instructions and secretly leave it on someone’s doorstep. They have now “Been Booed” and have a sign to put in their window so others know. To keep the fun going, they refill the bucket, copy the instructions and “boo” someone else. Young kids think this is so fun and also love seeing the “We’ve Been Booed” signs in the windows of their friends. I’ve also seen this done within offices, classrooms and amongst circles of friends.
Below, I’ve created the instruction sheet and the “We’ve Been Booed” sign for you to download and use this season! And for those who may not want to partake in the Boo Bucket tradition? I’ve also included a third download for parents, grandparents or friends who simply want to give some Halloween treats to a loved one and wish them a Happy Halloween! Here are some photos of these free printables and the download links below.
Halloween Cookie Designs
For recipes, I used my delicious no-chill, no-spread vanilla sugar cookie recipe from HERE. Although, since it is Halloween, chocolate cookies may be a fun twist too! You can find my fan-fave chocolate sugar cookie recipe HERE! And went on to use my trusty royal icing recipe from HERE.
For my Boo Bucket, I made 4 designs which are very simple!
As far as cutters, I used as follows:
Monster: Sunflower cutter, similar to THIS one.
Mummy: Circle Cutter (duh)!
Ghost: Ghost cutter HERE.
Spider web: Cutter HERE.
Dollar Tree has many different Halloween bucket options, which is where I found mine, along with orange paper shred. When all packaged up, it looks like this!
Alternatively, it can also be presented as a gift!
Get Ready To Boo!
People are always looking for convenience and it you’re a cottage baker, customers love having these Boo Buckets ready to go! If this is something you’d like to offer this season, I recommend getting your supplies purchased soon. You’ll want to make your samples and get promoting within the next couple weeks. On that note, we usually offer these for pick up the last 3 weekends of October. So, think about what timing may work best for you. Alternatively, you could offer the Halloween gift buckets the weekend before Halloween too.
I hope this post all about Halloween Boo Buckets inspired you and that you find the free printables helpful!
Happy Halloween, Besties!
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