artsy-fartsy mama: Ghostbusters® Halloween BOO Bag

Ghostbusters® Halloween BOO Bag

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Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

Have you ever BOO'd someone or been BOO'd yourself? It is such a fun Halloween tradition! If you've never heard of it, it's when you package some goodies together to make a BOO bundle. Once the bundle is ready, secretly deliver it to whoever you want! Last, but not least, BOO it Forward: Pass on the BOO'ing fun to someone else!

I remember it happening to my family a few times growing up, and I continued BOO'ing my coworkers and neighbors as I got older. This year, we are putting together some fun Ghostbusters® themed BOO bags for my husband's fellow teachers! Walmart and Walmart.com has all you need to make a Ghostbusters® Halloween BOO Bag for your friends and family and I'm excited to show you how!


Like I just mentioned, I found everything I needed for my Ghostbusters® Halloween BOO Bag at Walmart. There's lots of choices of Halloween candy found in the main candy aisle, and everything you need to package the BOO bag from American Greetings® in the main cards and gift wrapping aisle.

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

First, I needed something to put all the Halloween goodies in. American Greetings® carries all different colors of gift bags and tissue paper. For a Ghostbusters® theme, I chose a black gift bag and a bright green tissue paper to represent our favorite ghost, Slimer!

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

Adding Halloween candy to a BOO bag is a must, so I grabbed some mixed bags of fun size M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX® and Skittles® & Starburst® so that both the sweet & fruity treats AND chocolate would be covered.

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

After all, this IS a Ghostbusters® themed BOO bag, so I also found some toys to throw in like the blind-bagged Ghostbusters® Ecto Mini figures, and an awesome plush Stay Puft Marshmallow Man clip-on that plays the Ghostbusters® theme song when you squeeze him!

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

The black gift bag I bought is great on its own, but I wanted to take it to the next level and really make it scream Ghostbusters®. I designed a line of dripping slime and sized the Ghostbusters® logo to fit on the bag. Download the bag design and cut it out with scissors.

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

Use a tape runner and add a few lines along the back and on the "drips". Also add some tape to the back of the Ghostbusters® logo.

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

Line the slime piece up at the top front of the gift bag. Center the logo on the bag and press both pieces on well and add more tape if needed. Now your bag is ready to be filled!!

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

You could definitely throw the candy in as-is, but to Ghostbusters® it up a bit more, you can wrap that candy up in some wrappers I designed to go with the bag!

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

There are 8 designs to fit almost every fun size candy bar. Download the Ghostbusters® Candy Bar Wrappers and cut them out. Wrap the paper around the candy bar and secure with invisible tape on the back.

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, or claim the design as your own.
*If you share this on the internet, credit must be given and linked back to this post.

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

Last, but not least, download and print a card to include in your final BOO Kit. Fold the card over or cut out both sides like I did and tape the two sides together to put in the bag.

Ghostbusters Halloween BOO Bag for friends and neighbors! #BOOItForward

Place 2-3 sheets of tissue paper in the bag first, then drop in the candy bars. Arrange the Ghostbusters® toys and figures along with the card at the top of the bag. Now the Ghostbusters® Halloween BOO Bag is ready to secretly deliver and BOO it Forward to someone else! See more BOO'ing inspiration and ideas at BooItForward.com.

Have you seen the new Ghostbusters® movie yet? We absolutely LOVED it and can't wait to watch it at home! On October 11th, Ghostbusters® will be available on DVD in stores. It can also be preordered on Blu-Ray or DVD right now!

Who will you be BOO'ing it Forward to this year?


3 comments:

  1. I love your printables. So clever and fun, perfect for a cute BOO'ing bucket. #client

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  2. LOVE, love your post! The printable wraps on my fave candy are awesome!

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  3. This is sooo adorable! My kids would love to put some of these together for neighbors and teachers!

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