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A Halloween bucket with Slim Jims and other treats.

When I was younger, my mom would give my brother and I special little treats for each holidays.  Valentine socks on Valentine’s Day,  green & white gloves on Saint Patrick’s day, etc…

I always wanted to do the same for our kids – give them something fun to look forward to.   Nothing big, nothing fancy, but something fun.   It was no  surprise that our kids, in turn, wanted to do something like this for their friends.  This year, we made fun little gift baskets for their friends.   I got the idea from   When you go to the website, you virtually fill your own bucket, in order to enter into the sweepstakes.  You then share it on your social channels and you can come back daily to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 Prize Pack.   (So just purchase Slim Jim at Walmart & then create your bucket to enter Sweepstakes at

Once we created virtual buckets, we were ready to make real ones.  I  let the kids fill them with fun treats and a snack for their friends.  After school, we ran to Walmart & picked out some things to fill the baskets.  They picked Slim Jim snack sticks… if you know our kids, you won’t be surprised by that snack.  It’s our go-to snack for sporting events and for those times when we are on-the-go.  It gets rid of their hunger and it’s so much better than candy or a messy snack.

A store filled with lots of food on the shelves.
They each picked a few goodies & we went home to fill our baskets. Here is what we ended up with…

A bunch of Halloween items that are sitting on a table.
A group of Halloween items on a table.
We put them into little baskets…
A purple bucket with a variety of Halloween treats in it.

The kid’s friends were so excited (almost as excited as my kids were to give them!) And of course, the leftovers were used in our own house. (hahaha!)

A girl sitting at a table wearing fake glasses , nose and mustache.
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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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