Cute and Creepy Halloween Treats {and a free printable!}

A few nights ago as I was drifting off to sleep… dreaming of future blog posts.. an idea hit me!  Everyone once in a while I impress myself  =)  I thought of a cute, creepy and funny kids snack perfect for Halloween treat bags.  And here it is….

Wait… you don’t think red candies, pretzels and marshmallows are fun and creepy?

How about now….

Cute right??  Now I should apologize a bit here… I know you’re used to me posting pretty, elegant, lady-like treats, but I’ve got to let my hair down every now and then! =)  And I can pretty much guarantee that you will never again see the word “poop” in any of my blog posts!

But I’ll have to tell you, as I was making us these little treat bags, my 7 and 4 year old sweet little girls were cracking up, asking for “more spider legs please..” and “can I have 3 more rat eyes”.

I created a special (free!) printable bag topper just for these cute and creepy treats.

Simply follow the link below to get your…

Printable Creepy Halloween Treat Bag Topper

I would recommend printing them onto white cardstock, then use a paper trimmer to cut them.  The finished size of each topper will be 4″ wide and 3″ tall.  Fold them in half (lenghtwise), then use double sided tape to attach them to the bags.  Before I added the tags I folded the bag over a couple times and stapled it closed.

To make these Halloween treat bags you’ll need…

Red candies (I used sixlets)

Pretzel Sticks

Mini Marshmallows

Small clear treat bags

Printable topper (link above)

Gray twine (optional)  I used twine from The Twinery, in stone.

I’ve posted a cute Halloween packaging idea in the the past, if you’re looking for something a little less gross.

Happy Snacking!

I’m linking this post to Tidy Mom’s- I’m Lovin It post.

65 comments

  1. This is absolutely AWESOME! I saw this pop up in my blogroll and w/ my beady red tired eyes I thought No..must click on it and not go to bed….SO GLAD I DID!!

  2. SO so cute and creative. You always impress me with your well-pulled together posts. You think of everything!!

  3. This is so awesome, Glory! I agree with Kristan, very creative!

  4. So cute! What a great idea! Question-what program do you use to create your labels?

  5. You always impress me too! ALWAYS!

  6. Ha ha~love the ghost poop!

  7. At a kindergarten halloween party, a parent made a "witches brew"…adding candy (called by a different name) into a cauldron. The parent used the three you mentioned along with candy corn: witches teeth, gummy worm: worms, etc. Then mixed the brew and divided it into bags for the kids to take home…very cute.

  8. lovely idea!! i want to make a halloween party, thanks for sharing your tips

  9. Super funny! These are too fun! Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is so darn cute. Very clever!
    Lisa

  11. What a fun treat! And the word poop doesn't even phase me anymore with 4 boys 😉
    Love the printable!

  12. I just now found your blog. You are so amazingly talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  13. Love this idea!! I forwarded my blog readers to your site to check this out.

  14. So hilarious. I'll post a link on edible crafts! :)

  15. This is such a neat idea, and a change from just giving candy…Thank you for the idea and the printable…

  16. This is such a great idea! love it~

  17. Now this is just darling! Is it weird of me to want to make it for my 4 year old granddaughter??? LOL!

  18. My 8 year old daughter just said that the pretzels should be dipped in chocolate to look more like spider legs… lol! might have to try this!

  19. So cute!! Reminds me of when I did snowman poop and reindeer antlers and rudolpf's nose for Christmas! I love it with the Halloween Theme!

  20. Haha – so cute and creative! I love how you put them in a custom package and everything. I think the Ghost Poop is my favorite. :)

  21. what a fantastic idea i might change the spiders legs to shoe laces black sweets as my girls cant eat predzels thanks for the label topper too will definitely use this xx ps this is the first time ive posted anyone thanks again for sharing

  22. Such creative names LOL!!! Love it : )

  23. I loved this post. This is my first visit to your blog but I will be back. I really enjoyed the time I spent here and I will definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  24. I so love reading your blog – and I guess I don't usally respond, but believe me, I always 'awwwwww' – but I have to say these are too cute, and I'm going to gather it all for my grandchildren to put together, I think they will have great fun. Thanks for letting your hair down for a good giggle. Judith

  25. This is such an adorable idea!

  26. LOVE this!!! Thanks for posting! Just missing a bit of Chocolate, you know?

  27. these are super cool. what an awesome idea. thanks so much for sharing the printable.

  28. Where do you buy red six lets in bulk?

  29. Way fun – love the idea and the packaging!!

  30. @Molly Morris- There are lots of sites that sell them on-line, but I found these at my local Party City.

  31. Absolutely love it. The ghost poop is hysterical. My grandsons are going to love this. Though I think I am going to dip the pretzel sticks in chocolate to make them more spidery.

  32. This is so very creative!!! Love it!

  33. Very cute and creative – thanks for the idea!

  34. I love it!!! Anyone know of any other candy that is red? Sixlets are hard to find in single colors.

  35. I love your idea! It's festive, but also classy. Well done!

  36. I love your blog. You are amazing and so creative! I blogged about this super cute idea on my blog. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    http://afewextraminutes.blogspot.com/2011/10/let-halloween-season-begin.html

  37. I love this! I am going to show my readers what you did. Thanks so much. http://www.dealdishingmom.com

  38. That's awesome and appeared right in time on my screen :) Thanks for sharing!

    Best, zill.y

  39. These are so creepy fabulous! Thank you for sharing the download.

  40. I'm seriously in love with treat bags – and how you transformed them with just a simple name, candy and a label is just fantastic! ^^

  41. hee hee ghost poop! 😉 cute

  42. Great idea I really love your amazing creative talent

  43. is it possible to post the printable to another download site besides scrib? There pricing is a bit out of my price range.

    • Alex- There should be no charge at all. Simply follow the link (from this post to the printable), then on the right hand side click on “Download or Print”, then when a box pops up, click “download”, then another little box will pop up asking if you want to “save or open”. Just click “open” and the PDF file will open and you can print from there. Give it a try and let me know if you have any trouble. It should all be free.

  44. So simple yet so fantastic. This’ll be my goodie bag for the co-workers this year. Thanks for sharing – especially the printable!

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  46. I too would like to download this, but scribd has changed their policies and it now charges. Only a premium member can download this. can you re-post? Google docs hosts and they don’t charge to download. Thanks. It is a great idea and I plan to use for my kindergartner’s snack day.

    thank You!

    • Hi Michele, I just gave it a try right now, and it works for me. Try this… follow the link (from this post to the printable), then on the right hand side click on “Download or Print”, then when a box pops up, click “download”, then another little box will pop up asking if you want to “save or open”. Just click “open” and the PDF file will open and you can print from there. Give it a try and let me know if you’re still having trouble.

  47. I still am unable to get it :(

  48. thanks!!

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  50. For the Spider legs I would have used black licorice or I would have covered the pretzels in chocolate. I think that would have gave it a more realistic look.

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  53. Super bummed I can’t get the printable to download for free :(

  54. I can’t seem to get the download to work for free either … it’s $9 a day in order to print it or save it :(

  55. I have tried everything to download, cut paste, copy. I still cant get the lables to print. Any way I can get it emailed or a link posted so we can download for FREE. I am room mom for 2 of my kids class and we are making these for their Halloween parties, which my kids are so excited about. Thanks for the great idea, hope we can get the lable without having to pay the $9.00. :)

  56. I copied and pasted to Open Office (Microsoft Office clone) and it worked fine. I only wish I could separate the labels because I think I could get at least 7, maybe 9 or 10 , to a page. Actually, I guess that would be 14 – 20. Is there any way to do that???
    These are so cute – thanks for sharing!!!

  57. Very cute idea love your web site….

    At Christmas use the marshmallows as snowman poop, choc covered raisins or peanuts as reindeer poop

  58. j’aime beaucoup !… je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l’instant sur Pinterest (où j’ai déjà plus de 13000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l’ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser votre création !… merci pour le partage, Is… (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c’est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ )

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