Deployed soldiers are sent many thoughts, prayers, and packages during the Christmas season. But I feel like we forget that they are missing out on other holidays too.
My husband loves Halloween – when we were dating we would dress up together and throw a big party. After the kids came along, he helps pick out their costumes (& eats their candy). So when he was deployed, I had to send him a Halloween care package.
It meant a lot to him that I was thinking of him and remembered that Halloween is his favorite holiday. And sending him decked out boxes of love was one of my favorite things to do while he was gone.
Here is a list of 10 creative and creepy Halloween care package ideas that caught my eye on Pinterest.
Halloween Care Package Ideas
13 Days of Halloween
This blogger put together a Halloween countdown for her son. Each number corresponded to a creepy Halloween icon. For example, to represent the Boogey Man she sent a Halloween-themed pack of tissues and gummy booger candy.
I love this idea! I might even do it with my girls at home! Who says it has to be a care package? It’s too cute to resist!
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Eye Can’t Wait to See You
There’s not much creepier than that feeling of being watching. So imagine opening up this box to dozens of googly-eyes staring up at you! This would be a good care package to get the kids involved in. Someone has to help stick all those eyes on the box!
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This package is perfect for your zombie aficionado or Walking Dead fan. You could fill it with zombie-themed candy, add some zombie movies, and movie snacks!
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Spooky Spider Webs!
This package doesn’t really have a theme, as much as it’s decorations are just awesome! I love that they used things that you can pick up at your local Wal-Mart or dollar store. The fake spider webs and the skull garland are my favorite parts!
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Decorated by the Kids
My kids loved helping me decorate daddy’s care packages! This package was made sweeter by using their hand-print spider and Frankenstein to decorate the flaps. The hardest part of putting this package together was finding wrapping paper that would be suitable for Halloween.
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Hey Boo, Eye Miss You!
Another package with eyeballs – only this time, they’re gigantic! I don’t know where they found those giant googly-eyes, but they’re perfect for this package. And I always love a good play on words, so this care package pun will definitely be in my repertoire for future deployments!
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Going Batty Without You
Those little bats are so stinkin’ cute! I’m thinking the next time my husband is gone during Halloween we’ll send him a package that says ‘We’re going batty without our daddy!” just so I can use these bats.
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I’m a Lucky Ghoul to be Your Boo!
We already know that pun-ny care packages are my favorite. So, this package that says, “I’m a lucky ghoul to be your boo” is right up my alley!
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Nightmare Before Christmas
Nothing says Halloween romance better than Jack Skellington and Sally. Send this to your long-distance loved one to remind them that you are thinking about them on All Hallows Eve.
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I Love You a Skele-Ton!
Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween if there wasn’t a rattling bag of bones around. Send your soldier a reminder that you have a ton of love for them….a skele-ton!
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I hope these Halloween care packages inspire you and give you the push you need to get one in the mail soon!
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