Halloween Fun and a Boo Box! #DontBeTheDarkHouse #CBias

by Carrie with Children with 19 comments

I love surprises and I love doing nice things for others… so my latest task with Collective Bias was a really fun project just in time for Halloween!  I had the opportunity to create a “Boo Box” for a blogging friend from the Collective Bias community, Social Fabric.  Never heard of a Boo Box?  It’s a fun, care package of Halloween goodies!

The recipient of my Boo Box was one of my first blogging friends.  (I can’t tell you her name because that would ruin the surprise!) I think we first “met” on Twitter and she was the first blogger to really help me get my feet wet in the blogosphere…and she still does, almost every day!  When our families met last year, it was an instant friendship for our husbands and kids. This is the first Maggie has been excited for Halloween, so I packed up the girls and headed out to WalMart for some Boo Box supplies!

It was a no brainer that you can’t have a Boo Box without chocolate…and lots of it!  The Halloween candy aisle offered a great variety of candy and prices too.  It was a tough decision, but we decided on Snickers, Twix, Milky Way and some of the new white chocolate candy corn M&Ms.








We also picked up some crayons and coloring books for my friend’s little one.  Maggie loves to color so we thought her friend would like a surprise too!  (And I ended up buying Maggie a book too – only 97cents!)

To see more of our shopping adventure, check out the MyMoment post I made featuring all the fun from our recent trip.

In search of great candy for your trick-or-treaters?  Check out Mars Candies – home of Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, M&Ms and more!


** This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others.  **


  • Lolo

    Hmm. I wonder who it could be?! Such a fun idea!!

    I love the new design Carrie!

    • Carrie with Children

      It was a fun project, Lolo! Thanks for the love on the new design – I’m super excited about it!

  • Pam King

    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Great idea for people too old to continue to trick or treat.

    • Carrie with Children

      We had so much fun with our Boo Box, I think we may send a few more before Halloween gets here 🙂

  • LeeAnn

    It looks like you have two little shoppers in the making there. 😉 Your bag turned out so cute, and I am sure the recipient will love it!

    I LOVE the new blog design! I also love that I can see pictures here now! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you, LeeAnn! It was a fun project! I’m so glad you can see the pictures here now – yay for a new design!

  • Mary McLean

    The new site looks terrific!! Love all the pictures, as always. Even Bob took a few minutes to check it out, before running off for a bike ride.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! I’m so glad ya’ll liked it! I’ve had a lot of sleepless nights over it! 🙂

  • Vanessa: the queen of swag !

    love your boo bag you need to check mine out too!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Vanessa! It was a fun project! I’m running over to check out yours right now!

  • Crystal Martin

    I have had so much fun reading all the Boo Bag posts and trying to guess who each one was for. I know your recipient is going to be super happy. You did a fantastic job!

    Also, your new blog design is gorgeous! So fresh and bright.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks! I loved this Boo Bag adventure – it was so fun!

      I appreciate your nice words about the new design too – so excited about it! 🙂

  • Kerri

    I love your new blog look. I am so in need of a change to my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Kerri! I’m so glad you like it! I’ve been dreaming of this redesign for awhile, so glad to see it come to life!

  • Nancy

    Hi Carrie…The Boo Box is a grand idea! You know, I’ve been a reader of your blog for some time and it just dawned on me that we both live in Jacksonville! I wonder if we’ve ever bumped into each other and didn’t know it!
    Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying the cool weather…I know I am!

    • Carrie with Children

      That is too funny! I guess that practically makes us neighbors in the blogging world then! 🙂 I’m in OP. The cooler weather is awesome! Thanks for following with my site, I’m running over to yours now!

  • Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)

    I love hearing stories of bloggers connecting and helping each other out. What a fun and sweet gift for her.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks so much for reading, Brandie! It was a lot of fun and I love surprises!