DIY Big BOO Kit | Celebrating Those Who Do For Us! – Satsuma Designs

DIY Big BOO Kit | Celebrating Those Who Do For Us!

DIY Big BOO Kit | Celebrating Those Who Do For Us!

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Halloween is the great connector! I love this holiday season because it's full of fun, celebrations and the chance to GIVE to friends, family and neighbors just because. This Halloween we're BOO'ing in a big way and I've created a DIY Big BOO Kit to thank those who do so much for us throughout the year.

In our case, we're thanking our local community center staff and our local YMCA. From the time our kids were little ghouls, these two organizations have been incredible resources for activity, community and healthy parenting.



Ready to shop for your Big BOO Kit candy? Hover over the photo above to click through to Sam's Club to purchase!

Giving Thanks All Year

I'm so thankful for our community centers and Halloween BOO'ing is a fun and appropriate time to say 'Thanks for all you BOO!' We'll be dropping these Big BOO Kits off in early October so that community center staff can enjoy the treats all season long.


To make our big BOO'ing easy, we're shopping at Sam's Club where they have all kinds of tasty and great priced candy to share in our Big BOO Kit. And each big BOO candy bag is full of treats I love, like my favorite TWIX® and SNICKERS®, they're all there.

When you shop Sam's Club this Halloween look for specially designed BOO candy bags to make your BOO'ing easy and delicious! Try the MARS® Bat Bag and MARS® Mad Scientist to make your Big BOO Kits festive.

MARS Big BOO Kit Candy


My Big BOO Kit is a combination of sweet and spooky! I've used ghosts in a pun-ny way to thanks our community centers' staff for everything they 'BOO'.


Here's What you Need for your Big BOO Kit

  • Any of┬áMARS┬«┬ábulk candy bags from Sam's Club including, MARS┬« Bat Bag, MARS┬« Mad Scientist, MARS┬« Mixed Minis Bag, MARS┬« Chocolate Favorites, MARS┬« Chocolate Variety Pack, Skittles┬«/Starburst┬« Bag
  • Basket, box or bin to hold your Big BOO Kit
  • Foam ghosts that are pre-cut, foam sheets to hand-cut or white card stock to hand-cut
  • Black and colored markers - let the kids help decorate the foam ghosts!
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Sparkle or standard pipe cleaners
  • Thank you for all you BOO printable
  • Glue stick
  • Long skewer/kabob
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks


Here's How to Make your Big BOO Kit

Start by firing up your glue gun to make adding elements fast and easy. You also may want to reinforce your ribbon with some hot glue.

I started with a lightweight and open weave container that I used to thread ribbon through and tie a bow. I then designed a friendly ghost to share our thanks!

To share our thanks all season long and make it easy to share yours, I've created a 'Thanks for all you BOO!' printable to print, cut and display.

I used a long wooden skewer and a glue stick to create a double sided thank you sign. I wrapped my skewer in a sparkly pipe cleaner. I then threaded the skewer through my basket and secured with a small twist tie.

For my BOO'ing ghost I used pre-cut foam ghosts that I decorated with a black sharpie. I wanted happy, friendly ghosts, but you could have fun by making some scary ghosts too! If you don't have pre-cut foam ghosts, simply sketch out a ghost form on white foam and cut to size.

Next, hot glue your ghost to your basket or bin and wrap a ghostly hand around your BOO sign.

That's it! You're ready to add some fright and fun to your community center staff's day when you deliver your Big BOO Kit! 

Who will you treat with your Big BOO Kit this Halloween? Tell me below and I'll share!


Thanks for all you BOO Printable 

Use my free BOO printable below to share your thanks in a big way with the people in your community who give all year. Thank you for sharing the fun and gratitude!

Thanks for all you BOO | Free Printable

thanks for all you BOO printable


More BOO-tiful Ideas!

Here are some more fun BOO ideas to get you in the Halloween spirit. Try all kinds of fun BOO Kit packaging and send a friendly note along too!



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