After sending John a communal Halloween care package that had baked goods (Dulce de Leche Marshmallow Bars, Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites, and Cake-Mix Pumpkin Cookies) and the very specific directions to share with his coworkers and friends, I made him a Halloween package that he could (mostly) keep for himself. (I told you I love holidays!)
It figures, even though I sent each package about a week apart, he received them back-to-back. But, so it goes.
This is my favorite package because one of my wonderful friends and coworkers, Fitz, supplied the felt eyes. On the worst week ever, when I was out of work for three days with an acute sinus infection, Fitz gave me my own care package-- a box filled with awesome stuff (stickers, patterned duct tape, nail polish, candy, cute Post-Its, and those fantastic felt eyes). It lifted my spirits like I-don't-know-what. Seeing those nifty, bloodshot, and slightly crazy felt eyes, I knew I just had to use them for a Halloween box!
I wrapped the inside of the box with Wally World gift wrap and decorated it with googly eyes, Fitz's felt eyes, and metallic markers. The outside (which I completely forgot to take a picture of), was wrapped in green "Enter if you Dare" caution tape and secured with boxing tape.
The contents were a whole amalgamation of things I've been picking up from WalMart, Five Below, the Dollar Tree, and Target.
- Candy Corn M&Ms (Yes, such a glorious thing exists!)
- Caramel Cremes
- Halloween-patterned tissues (I'm sure John will love using those!)
- a light-up plastic jack o'lantern
- a really weird gummy critters lollipop
- a jack-be-little
- dark chocolate M&Ms
- ghost lollipops (and orders to share them)
- Frankenstein, bat, and mummy candy bars
- pumpkin Pop Rocks
- pumpkin-shaped Snickers and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups