We love to Boo! We make baskets every year and leave them on our friends and neighbors doorstep! This year I made pumpkin bread and caramel popcorn along with some other goodies to put in the bucket.
Here is the picture of the finished bucket. I am also including a paper with "we've been booed" and instructions on how to pass on the fun Booing.
Since I made homemade food I put "Happy Halloween from the Wilson's" That way people would know who the food came from.
I wanted something fun to put the caramel popcorn in so I decided on making it look like a creepy hand. I found clear gloves at a restaurant supply store. You know the kind that the lunch ladies use to put the food on your tray???? I put one piece of candy corn in each finger to make it look like a finger nail. I then added the caramel popcorn. The recipe for the caramel corn is from Kim at Reformed Grits. I got it from her last year when I made it. It tastes wonderful. The recipe is from Paula Deen and you can find it here.
* some helpful hints when making caramel popcorn: don't leave the caramel sauce unattended on the stove or it will scorch...then the popcorn will taste yucky. Not that this happened to me...
* After following the recipe instructions make sure you spread out the popcorn on the wax paper pretty evenly. You don't want big clumps of the stuff when you are trying to put it in the plastic hand.
Here are the step by step pictures of making the scary plastic hand.
I made stickers for the pumpkin bread, caramel corn and a label for the bucket. I think they turned out pretty cute. The other things I added were some candy, boxes of raisin's, animal cookies, some Halloween plastic cups, and fruit snacks.
I put black and orange construction paper through our shredder to put on the bottom of the bucket. Easy! You can go here to see what we did last year.
Are you going to Boo anyone this year?
Did you write a post about it? If so let me know I would love to come read it.