I have heard of Boo Bags before, but I have never given one, nor have I been a recipient of one. The concept is simple, and so much fun. You fill a bag with treats and leave it on someone's doorstep. The recipient is then supposed to "pay it forward" and "Boo!" someone else.
I recently had the opportunity to make a Boo Bag for a blogger friend and mail it to them. When it came time to choose which blogger friend to send it to, I knew exactly who to choose. You see, this person isn't just a blogger friend. This is someone I consider a "real life" friend also. Sure, we met through blogging, but our friendship goes way beyond our blogs.
I met my friend through blogging about a year and a half ago. When I decided to start posting product reviews and giveaways on my blog I asked her advice, and she was a huge help to me. We talked a lot through email, and became very close. She has been there for me through all of the rough times I have experienced this year, and I was always able to count on her when I just needed someone to talk to. I wanted to make this Boo Bag for her as a little thank you for all of the support she has given me, with blogging and on a personal level. I am so lucky to have her as a friend.
When I went shopping for goodies to put in my Boo Bag, I knew I had to include some Snickers, since they are my favorite candy! When my brother and I were little and went Trick-or-Treating on Halloween, I would always try to trade the candy I didn't want for his Snickers and any other chocolate candy bars he might have gotten. I love chocolate! I decided to stick with the chocolate theme and also picked up a variety bag that included Snickers (see, I told you they were my favorite), Twix, M&M's and Peanut M&M's. If you ask me, you can never have too much chocolate.
Along with the chocolate, I also wanted to add a little something for my friend's two little girls, so I picked up pink "pumpkin torches" to put in the Boo Bag. I got a card too. I decorated a plain orange bag with pieces from a foam pumpkin decorating kit, and filled it with the goodies.
I sure hope my friend enjoys her little surprise when she receives it in a couple of days. It was so much fun to make, and it made me feel good that I was able to do a little something for her just to say thanks for being such a great friend. I'm not really all that crafty, but I think it turned out pretty cute. What do you think?
Click on the image above to see the slide show of my shopping trip to buy the supplies for my Boo Bag. It was a family outing, so there are some cute pictures of Bryce in there too! Just click on the first image to get the slide show started.
I really had a lot of fun with this project, and I plan on making up a couple of small Boo Bags to start this movement at work. What about you? Who will you BOO! this Halloween?
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.