Subscription boxes are all the rage these days. And now, you can get holiday cheer delivered straight to your door with Traditions in a Box! This new service delivers a seasonal craft kit up to six times per year, with boxes available for major holidays. You can order the whole year at one time, or buy the holiday you want on a case by case basis, which is really nice. Since I’m crazy about Halloween, I received their October box with all kinds of frightfully fun goodies included! Let’s take a look at what was included:
The first project I started on was painting this “Boo” sign. The kit comes with two bottles of paint in black and orange, three brushes, and cardboard letters spelling “Boo”.
I worked on this over the course of a few days, letting each side dry. This year, I was officiating a wedding on Halloween and also throwing the bachelorette party the night before, so this sign served double duty as the bachelorette centerpiece and a keepsake for the bride-to-be.
I painted the sign so that the “B” in “Boo” also stood for “Bachelorette” at the bottom. On the top of the sign, I wrote “Congrats Cindy 2014”; and, since all artwork should have a signature, I painted my name on the bottom. 😉
Trick or Treat Bingo
I’m all about bachelorette party games, so the inclusion of Trick or Treat bingo could not have been any more perfect! This included a stack of bingo cards, directions, numbers, and candy corn to be used for game pieces. This was a big hit! The bachelorette was a family-friendly celebration, so the bride-to-be’s grandchildren were in attendance and had a great time playing the game and eating the candy corn. 😉
Mummy Votive Candles
This mummy votive candle craft was easy and fun to do! The package came with gauze and googly eyes, which were quick and easy to wrap around the votive candle holders to create a mummy. The only thing missing was glue, so I pulled out some super glue from my own stash and used that to affix the googly eyes.
These turned out super cute – I gave them away as a prize for winning Trick or Treat bingo!
The googly eyes were also put to use with this fun “Monster Cup” craft – I just glued them onto these plastic cups, and when it came time for the party, I prepared the included microwave popcorn and filled the cups for a frightfully fun treat. This fit in perfectly with my boo-ffet of Halloween treats!
Pumpkin Carving Kit
Also included in the kit was a little card of Halloween history fun facts and this cute pumpkin carving kit!
This kit ended up being the perfect thing for my Halloween bachelorette party! Check out the final product:
The “Boo” Sign served as the table centerpiece. I placed the bingo cards next to a little “Boo” bucket decoration I had, which I used to draw the bingo numbers from. I used a second Halloween cat bucket to hold the candy corn and pencils for the game. I then wrapped the mummy candles in a little box that I decorated with Halloween ribbon for the prize. It all went perfectly with my other decorations and really helped make my party special! I give two big thumbs up to Traditions in a Box!