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Have Some Halloween Fun!
When my daughter left for college, I sent her a Halloween care package. It was nothing fancy; just some dollar store decorations, candy for her to share with her suitemates and some fun things that could be used for a makeshift costume. Remember that UPS shipping within the state of Florida is typically overnight at no additional cost; a perk I have often enjoyed. If you are creative, Pinterest has some great themed care package suggestions. Some sayings you can put inside include:
- I Miss You Boo (with a ghost)
- No tricks – just treats!
- Hey Pumpkin, you deserve this
- Going batty without you
Or, purchase a Halloween care package sticker kit to help make your packages more personal! Dress up your box flaps quickly and easily on the inside. Each kit comes with 4 large adjustable stickers designed to fit a USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box. Please note the kit DOES NOT include the actual box, only the stickers. The stickers can also be easily trimmed to fit a USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box and work for some UPS boxes – or use your own box!
Well… you get the point.
Not a DIY’er? We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to send and went right to the source… our interns. They may be adults but they are still not too old for a good, old-fashioned Halloween gift.
Here are the most popular requests from students…
That goes without saying, but some were quite specific including Reese’s pumpkin cups, fruit snacks, gummy bears, jumbo candy bars (because the regular size ones are not enough), just a mixture of candy. You can put it together yourself or, if time is not on your side, try Dylan’s Candy Bar which has everything from a Missing Body Parts in a Halloween Coffin Box, to the traditional candy corn bag of assorted candy corns, chocolate-covered Halloween candy cake pops and Halloween chocolate dipped pretzels.
Target has your traditional candies, as well as Halloween, themed Oreos and novelties, and you can save $2. With the purchase of 2 select bags using the promo code CANDY here.
It’s all about the pumpkin spice whether those are cookies, cupcakes or coffee… pretty much pumpkin spiced anything.
Last year, I sent my daughter (with some included for her roommates), cupcakes in a jar. I specifically got her pumpkin spice, caramel apple streusel, and chocolate pumpkin. Anything covered in chocolate is appreciated including Halloween decorated chocolate covered Oreos, Halloween decorated chocolate covered pretzel rods or large pumpkin pretzels.
We love this adorable Halloween care package filled with gourmet popcorn, brownies, iced Halloween cookies.
Speaking of cookies, again, students are clamoring for anything pumpkin-spiced – you can order this gourmet pumpkin spice pecan mason jar cookie mix which is fun for them to make without having to buy all the ingredients.
And, you can’t go wrong with gourmet dipped autumn strawberries or cake pops. Or try this JackOLantern cookie cake or Haunted House of Treats. When you think you’ve sugar shocked them enough; students feel nostalgic eating candy apples.
More Spooky Love…
Some students will go all out with decorations and some dorms even run contests. You can always send them some Halloween decor including Halloween twinkle lights, spider webs, caution tape, and door cover.
And everything covered in pumpkin spice!
Students love all things pumpkin welcoming in Halloween with these requests ….
Finally, if Halloween sneaks up on you, you can order from some amazing local bakeries or order a Halloween cake or cookies from Publix and have it delivered. See our care package blog
Happy Halloween from HaveUHeard
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