Spreading Halloween Cheer From Mars

I recently had the opportunity to work with Collective Bias and Mars to surprise a local school in the Valley with yummy Halloween treats. (#CBias #DontBeTheDarkHouse) With much consideration, I selected 4th graders from Ms. J’s class at Champion Schools who I’ve heard so many good things about. These students are dedicated to their education and have more school spirit than any kids I know. So what better way to say great job than with a cauldron full of delicious Mars candies!

After a trip to Walmart to purchase a variety of Mars candies including Snickers minis, Skittles and even sugar-free gum, I had everything I needed to begin organizing goodie bags for 31 soon-to-be-surprised kids. These goodie bags were quite fun and simple to make. I filled the clear bags with delicious candies and made sure to include a Snickers in each one because those are my fave; then using the green twist tie, I attached a spider ring and sealed off the bag. Easy!

Instead of using a plain basket (boring!), I thought I would go a more festive route and purchased a cauldron that would serve as my candy container. Knowing that I only needed to fill the cauldron with a little more than 31 goodie bags, I crumpled some sales flyers to add to the bottom of the cauldron so it would lift the treats up high. Then, using faux spider web, I stretched it and placed it inside the cauldron making sure the flyers were not showing and the web material flowed over the sides like the “potion” was overflowing. This made the perfect bed for all the goodie bags.

But I wasn’t done yet. The cauldron of treats needed more height and some pop of color. The best solution? Make some fun Halloween printables that would also showcase a spooky message and make the kids ooh over the decorations. Of course, this means I’m sharing them with you. Below you’ll find the purple ones pictured above as well as an option for orange ones that are cute too. All you need to do is print them out on heavy card stock, cut with scissors, then tape a wooden stick or dowel to the back and use as you like.

Purple Halloween Printables
Orange Halloween Printables

I think the printables made this cauldron of yummies even more delicious. If you didn’t notice, I decided to add some of the spider rings to the web material at the last minute. I think it’s cute…I mean creepy. ;)

As I made my way to the school, I was eager to hear and see how the kids would react. Just as expected, they loved it! It was a great surprise for the students right before their Fall Festival. And don’t they look dazzling in all of their costumes. Picture perfect.

Thanks Ms. J for letting me know how wonderful your students are and allowing me to come in to spread a little Halloween cheer!

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own. #CBias #DontBeTheDarkHouse 

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