Halloween Care Package Party

Halloween care package ideas

Halloween Care Package Ideas


The last text I received from my college son was a “Thank you, Mom!” for the Halloween Care Package I sent him. I have sent him care packages before, but this one was the absolute best because it was a collaborative effort from a Care Package Party I hosted. We made 13 boxes for our kids and had a fun time talking and laughing throughout the afternoon. If you are a college mom, I encourage you to get a group of friends together, share your Halloween Care Package Ideas, and get some fun treats in the mail to your kiddos.

For more Halloween Care Package Ideas:

Halloween Care Package Party 3

Halloween Care Package Ideas

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, see the full disclosure in the foot bar.  


Below are the pictures from the Halloween Care Package party I hosted. I made the box decorations on Pic Monkey. I found many of the item tags through Pinterest. You may follow the links to the websites where I found them. 

Halloween Care Package Party 4

Everyone brought something for the boxes.

Halloween Care Package Party 5

I found this adorable tag here. We had pump hand soap for the boys.

Halloween Care Package Party 6

Gloves with Smarties in the fingers

Halloween Care Package Party 7

Fab{BOO}Lous Stuffed Mason Jars. Tags are here.

Halloween Care Package Party 8

Cute tags are a must!

Halloween Care Package Party 9

Hershey’s kisses and plastic spider rings in a bag for “Bugs and Kisses.” The tags can be found here.

Halloween Care Package Party 10

Hershey Bars dressed up for Halloween

Halloween Care Package Party 11

Trick or Treat Twix Bars


A care package party is a fun and easy way to create care packages. Each guest brings an item to contribute to the boxes and then leaves with a box full of treats for their child. Everyone can bring their own box or the hostess can go to the post office before the party and get free priority mail boxes. These ship for a standard amount, regardless of weight. The box decorations in this post fit the medium priority mail boxes. If you would like to print my box decorations, they are available in the Subscriber’s Library. You may gain access to the library by subscribing below. 

Sharing is caring!

Join the Community

Join the Almost Empty Nest Community and receive FREE ACCESS to the Almost Empty Nest Printables Library. The Printables Library includes every printable on Almost Empty Nest - A Year of Care Package Printables, Gift Tags, College Preparation Checklists, Additional Care Package Printables (Birthday, March Madness, the Super Bowl, additional Halloween and finals), Bible Verse printables and more.



If your prefer not to join, you may purchase the printables HERE.

More From Almost Empty Nest:

Easter Care Package

Easter Care Package

Easter Care Package   Wishing you could send an Easter Basket to your college kid who can't come home for the...

read more

Hey There!

I’m Laura

Welcome to Almost Empty Nest! I began this blog in September 2014 after leaving my oldest son at college and realizing that my nest was emptying. Join me on this journey as we explore the path of guiding our children to adulthood and rediscovering ourselves beyond the mom years.


  1. Wow! I feel like a bad mom now! I have two kids in college and I didn’t think to do that!!! Pinned it to remind me next year!

    • No reason to feel bad:) I have missed the opportunity to send my son care packages MANY times!!

  2. We have been visiting colleges this month with my eldest, and I’ve been looking for care package ideas to pin. This is fantastic! Pinning.

    • Thank you! Good luck with the college visits. My second son is applying to college right now. It’s a lot of pressure for an 18 year old and his parents?.

  3. These are so cute!!! Mine aren’t close to college age yet but I can think of tons of other places to use these.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.