For the past few years I have made up a Halloween Basket for Noah. It all started when I gave him his first Halloween basket in 2019 as a fun activity as he was too young to go ‘Trick or Treating’. Then Covid happened so as we still couldn’t go out to trick or treat I gave him another Halloween basket in 2020 full of treats, books, things to do, etc. I guess that this now makes it a yearly tradition! If you are looking for ideas for what to put in a Halloween basket for kids then I have a few for you.
I just reused the felt Bat basket that we had in 2019 but these are still available from Home Bargains along with other designs such as Frankenstein , pumpkin and a spider. These baskets are quite roomy and can fit a decent amount of things in there.
These Halloween Minecraft pyjamas are from Sainsburys and was bought in the sale last year. Luckily he is quite into Minecraft at the moment so these will go down well with him. Plus they can be worn throughout the year.
These bath fizzers are from Home Bargains, I’m not sure of the price but I think they were under £1 each. The ghost is vanilla scented and the pumpkin is mango. I usually buy Lush bath bombs as they always have gorgeous bubble bars and bath bombs for Halloween and Christmas. Last year I bought the pumpkin one from there and he complained that they were too smelly and wouldn’t go in the bathroom!!
Even though Noah has a lot of Halloween books he is starting to outgrow some of them. I bought this ‘How To Make Friends With A Ghost’ for him from Amazon but on reading it I think it is maybe slightly too old for him at the moment but will be fine for next year. This book is basically a guide on how to be friends with a ghost and how to look after it.
I picked these fidget toys from Aldi’s. They are £2.99 each. I got the last poppit on the shelf so I’m not sure if there are other styles available. The cat is a squishy ball that has already been squeezed within an inch of its life. However “It’s not a very good bouncer” according to Noah!
Noah loves gingerbread men and loves decorating them so this 3D gingerbread pumpkin kit from the Co-op will no doubt be a favourite with him. It will keep him occupied for a little while and then he can eat it.
A Halloween basket isn’t complete unless it has a few sweets in it. I didn’t go overboard this year for the Halloween Basket as I am making a Halloween Sweet Charcuterie Board and already have 3865 packets of sweets to make it with.
We have a small Christmas tree that we decorate for Halloween with various decorations that I’ve bought over the years. This year I bought the Percy Pig Halloween £6 one from Marks and Spencer. He is dressed as a Vampire with his fangs and black cape and has 2022 embroidered on the back. As always a cat has to make an appearance when I’m taking photos for a blog post! It’s Freddie’s turn this time.
If you are looking for more ideas on what to put in their Halloween basket, I’m sure they would love something from the list below.
Do you do Halloween baskets for your children? If you do I’d love to know what you put in them. If not, I hope that my Halloween Basket for kids post gave you some ideas if you fancy doing something similar.