Ginger Snap Crafts: BOO Party {party tips, tutorials & a recipe}

BOO Party {party tips, tutorials & a recipe}

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Good morning! My favorite month is coming up ~ October! Annnnd it’s not just because it’s my birthday month! ha!  I love the fall weather, the colorful leaves, football games, cool mornings, hot apple cider & of course, Halloween. Our house & neighborhood is THE place to be on Halloween. We always host a party at our house for our older teenagers & their friends. So today I am excited to share how to host a fun BOO party, with a Party Inside Cake, lots of party tutorials & I’m sharing how to make a fun BOO it Forward BOO kit. Your guest will have so much fun secretly delivering these BOO kits throughout the neighborhood. So let’s get started!

Boo Party at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #boo #booitforward #partyideas

halloween party

Alright, let’s get to that BOO party! ha! Oh….where should we begin? Let’s start with the party favors. :)

halloween treats

All you need for these adorable party favors are: candy, paper cups, American Greetings® tissue paper & vinyl lettering.

halloween party ideas

First, I applied the vinyl lettering to my cups. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you could always use a sharpie to do this part.

halloween treat cups

Aren’t they cute?

Halloween treat cups for party favors

Next, I grabbed some candy (lots of candy)! ha!

candy

Inside each cup I put one 7 inch square of tissue paper in the bottom, & then one each of a SNICKERS® Fun Size, M&M’S® Fun Size, TWIX® Fun Size, Skittles® Original Fun Size, Starburst® Fun Size, & Life Savers® Gummies Fun Size.

halloween candies at walmart

For fun (& to go along with our BOO themed party) I added a small sheet of American Greetings® ghost stickers in each cup. BOO!

stickers

Cute & easy! Am I right? :)

candy cups

Moving on to a super easy Halloween pennant banner…..

halloween banner

For this project you’ll need: six American Greetings® gift bags, pennant banner die & die cutter, pom pom ribbon, paper trimmer & tiny black clothespins.

First, you will trim the bottom of the bags off with a paper trimmer. Set the bottom aside to use for another creative project. ha!

halloween banner 2

Next, I used a die cutter to cut out some pennants. You could also use a paper trimmer or just scissors to cut out triangles.

halloween banner 3

Next, I gathered up the other supplies that I needed.

halloween banner 4

I used the clothespins to attach the pennants to my banner. Too cute & too easy!

halloween banner 5

Set your projects aside. It’s time to make a cake! I love this recipe. It is perfect for this BOO party & would be equally as fun at a birthday party! I call it the Party Inside Cake. Let’s get started!

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cake for Halloween parties

You will need: cake mix, eggs, oil & water (amounts as directed on the cake mix box), can of chocolate icing, eyeball sprinkles & lots of M&M’S®. You’ll also need two 8 inch cake pans & a large circle cookie cutter. Bake your cake as directed using the 8 inch cake pans. Let cool. Level of the top of the bottom layer & cut a circle right in the middle with the cookie cutter.

cake 1

Next, put the top layer on & cut out another circle. Set aside.

cake 3

Fill your cake with the M&M’S® (almost to the top).

cake 4

I cut the piece I took out of the top layer in half long ways & made a lid for the top of the cake.

cake 5

Then I iced the cake as normal with chocolate icing.

cake 6

Then I decorated the cake with the eyeball sprinkles.

cake 7

It looks a little spooky. Doesn’t it? ha!

halloween cake

The real fun starts when you cut it open & the M&M’S® come tumbling out of the cake! It’s always a hit!

halloween cake recipe

Now for the entertainment….. For our party entertainment, we made BOO Kits for our neighbors. It’s one of our favorite Halloween traditions. (You could make a BOO kit for anyone ~ your favorite teachers,  your local firefighters or police officers or co-workers.)

boo kit for halloween

I love the BOOItForward.com  campaign. It encourages everyone to make a BOO Bundle, secretly deliver it (that’s my favorite part!) & then you’ll encourage the recipient to BOO it Forward to someone else. TIP: You can download & print out a #BOOitforward card right {HERE} to include in your own BOO kit. At our party I had some fun supplies set up for my guest to make BOO kits.

american greetings supplies

I included things like: American Greetings® Halloween stickers, American Greetings® tissue paper, American Greetings® gift bags, American Greetings® cards, Halloween scrapbook paper, adhesive, “You’ve been BOOed” vinyl, ribbon, hot glue, shred, drink carrier & of course, lots of candy!

I’ve been saving these drink carriers for a long time! Annnnnd I’m sure glad that I did! These make the perfect BOO kits. They have a convenient handle that will make delivery so easy, & best of all these containers hold tons of goodies!

boo box

First, I covered the front with scrapbook paper, vinyl lettering & stickers.

boo boxes

Next, I stuffed the kit with shred.

boo your neighbors

Then the last thing I did was fill plastic bags with tons of candy & tied them off with ribbon.

candy box for Halloween

Then we stuck everything in the BOO kit, stuck in some fun American Greetings® Halloween stickers & a BOO It Forward card. Now this BOO kit is ready for delivery! Make several at your party & let the fun begin as you deliver these to families in your neighborhood who will hopefully BOO It Forward to someone else.

boo kit for halloween

One more quick party tutorial for you ~ spider ice cubes. There is nothing more spooky than finding a spider in your drink! ha! I used orange soda for our party (also known as pumpkin juice). So the day before our party I made orange soda ice cubes. Before I stuck them in the freezer I added a few plastic spiders on each one & then let them freeze into the ice cube. Eek!

Halloween spider ice cubes

Alright, now check out our BOO party spread! You can let your guest dig in either before or after the BOOing happens. My guest chose before!

halloween candies

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halloween candy

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halloween fun size candies

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halloween treat cups

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pumpkin juice

halloween cake recipe

halloween party

Remember you can find everything you need to throw THE perfect Halloween party & ingredients for a fun BOO kit at Walmart. Look for everything there! You can also visit Walmart.com to have all the ingredients for perfect BOO kit delivered right to your door. It’s easy!

look for it at Walmart

Annnnd be sure to mark your calendars! Ghostbusters® will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in stores at your local Walmart on October 11th. You can also preordered the movie on Blu-ray or DVD right now! Eek! It would be THE perfect addition to any Halloween party! Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters®! ha! Let me know if you pick it up! Also, let me know if you decide to BOO a neighbor, friend or coworker. I’d love to hear how it goes. Leave a comment below!

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29 comments:

  1. great tips. the banner is genius and I love the spider ice cubes too.. so many great ideas.

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  2. Loving this party with classic colors and a pop of neon! That cake is so much fun. #client

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  3. This is such a fun idea. I am going to Boo my girl friends. I LOVE the banner and the spooky favor cups.

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  4. That Cake!!! These ideas are adorable!

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  5. I'm going to "Boo" my mom.

    p_halligan@yahoo.com

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  6. Oh, I will have to "boo" my brother. Of course, I'll buy him some great snacks! Plus, we're watching a selection of Frankenstein movies all October long, so we'll probably get "boo'd" ourselves!

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  7. Such a great party! I love the banner and the easy treat cups - why have I never thought to customize my treat cups??? :)

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  8. i love this! we got "booed" last year and had no idea this was a real thing! we are going to "boo" our neighbors this weeekend too!!! how fun!

    sunflowerally22@aim.com

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  9. Aww such lovely ideas for a party thanks for sharing your tips for this.

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  10. I am in love with that cake, and I can't wait to get my copy of Ghostbusters!

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    1. I just order our copy yesterday on Walmart.com I can't wait to see it. :)

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  11. I love the thought of freezing orange soda so as not to dilute your drink as much as I love the idea of the spiders!

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    1. Yes! I learned that tip when we had a milk & cookie party for my son's Eagle Scout court of honor. I made milk ice cubes & it worked perfectly to keep the milk cold & yummy. :)

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  12. What a great idea for the banner! Love the ideas. Thanks!

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  13. I love the idea of filling the cake with candy

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  14. the cake was over the top i am going to remember this for a christmas party i'm scheduled to bring a dessert for. absolutely brilliant, thank you

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  15. I Love all of this!! I am going shopping with My Grand Kids abd we are Going to Have a BOO Party too!

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  16. Wow what a lot of work you put in to that. We should call you super mom.. Would love to do something like that but I'm bad at making cakes..

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  17. You have got some really great ideas here. I love the cake one that I will be trying with my granddaughter. No, I won't be booing anyone this year as I do not know anyone in my area.

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  18. Such festive and fun activities, love the banner!

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  19. Wow! This looks amazing! - Christine

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  20. Omg, this is such a cute idea!!

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