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35 Totally Spooktacular Halloween Care Package Ideas for College Students

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Amazing Halloween Care Packages to Try This Fall

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There’s nothing like receiving an unexpected gift in the mail, right?

I know that it never fails to put a smile on my face!

Because I’m always so happy to just know that someone would put the time into sending me something just to brighten my day.

So it makes sense that:

College students feel the same way about surprise mail. Especially when they’re feeling a little homesick during the holiday season.

That’s why I put together this list of Halloween care package ideas. My goal is to help family and friends with the brainstorming process.

35 Halloween Care Package Ideas

No matter what’s inside a care package, it can help ease feelings of loneliness freshman students may be experiencing.

But with a holiday coming up, why not add a little creativity to the package?

Make it spooky with fake blood, spider webs, ghouls and a faux severed hand!

Or, go a different route by including loving puns, favorite childhood candies and some fun Halloween dorm decorations.

Whatever route you choose to go with your college student’s care package, they’ll just be happy that it came from YOU.

And keep in mind:

You don’t need to spend a lot to change someone’s mood in a positive way! Just show them you’re thinking about them, and you’re already on the right track. Down below you’ll find 35 Halloween themed college care packages to inspire your own.


Halloween Care Package Ideas
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How great are all these silly puns?

"You've been boo'd" college care package idea
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This “You’ve been boo’d” Halloween care package is a fun way to encourage others to share the love!

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More great Halloween pun ideas that are perfect for a college care package.

Halloween care package
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Send a care package in early October and give your college student 13 days worth of little gifts to look forward to! This is such a fun way to countdown the days until All Hallows’ Eve.

Think advent calendar but make it spooky.

Zombie themed care package for Halloween
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Zombies and Halloween just go together. Might as well embrace it and poke fun at it!

Orange ideas for Halloween care package
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Check out Aleigh Joy Moore’s ideas for orange things to include in Halloween care packages.

Halloween care packages
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I love how this college care package combines creepy with cute!

care packages for Halloween
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This care package for Halloween is an easy idea to copy. Just replace “FSU” with the school your student is attending.

zombie college care package
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Any zombie loving college student would think this care package is awesome!

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The black and white lining on this package makes it all the more unique. The fake hand is a nice touch, too!

Halloween Care Packages Ideas
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All the googly eyes in this student care package are funny and cute.

Happy Halloween! care packages for college
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Caramel apples (or even caramel apple pops) are such a good idea for a Halloween themed care package! You can’t go wrong with goodies like the ones SmashedPeasandCarrots included in this gift box.

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Halloween stickers make decorating a care package quick and easy!

Halloween care package for college
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Give your college care package the extra spooky touch it needs by using this decorative danger tape.

Halloween care package for college student
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Or take it a step further with bloody hand prints!

cute Halloween care package ideas
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Care packages for Halloween with a sweet message at the bottom are always a win.

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Roommates are sure to appreciate any extra treats you include in a college care package.

Halloween care package, zombie idea
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Here’s another take on a zombie theme! Calling it a zombie survival kit is super creative, too.

Halloween Care Package college
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Including practical items in college care packages is a smart idea.

Living on a tight college budget can be hard! Even though some things might seem boring to you, college kids always appreciate receiving essentials as a gift from home.

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Decorating your Halloween care packages with fake spider webs (like pictured above) is an easy “upgrade” to try. It’s sure to spread the spirit of the season and to delight your college student.

DIY paper coffin treat boxes for Halloween
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These paper coffins are so cute and would be great to include in a care package. See how you can DIY them here.

Halloween Care Package
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Black construction paper makes a perfect base to decorate on. It looks like they used chalk markers to write and draw with on the package flaps.

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This Halloween care package has enough treats to share with the whole friend gang. Score!

trick or treat yourself Halloween care package for college
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This Trick or Treat Yo’self idea by Laura is simply amazing. All the details come together so nicely.

Eat drink & be scary care package idea
Source: @ttschur on Pinterest

I love how this care package says “eat, drink & be scary”. What a fun twist on the typical saying.

Halloween care package ideas for college students
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Have a child away at college who’s a Tim Burton fan? This Nightmare Before Christmas inspired idea is perfect!

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All the messages on the inside of this care package really let the student know that they’re missed.

Zombie outbreak care package
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I adore this Zombie Outbreak themed care package idea for Halloween. You can tell a lot of thought went into making it just right.

Hey Boo, Eye Miss You! Halloween care package idea
Source: @creativecarepackages on Instagram

Your college student may not go trick-or-treating anymore, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like candy!

I miss you boo college care package idea
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The wording on this Halloween college care package idea is similar to the last one. The big difference is that everything’s orange inside! We love a good care package with a color theme.

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Pack all the orange snacks you can into a box for a fun gift to send in the mail. It’s fun to discover all the things you can find.

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Need ideas for what to include in care packages for Halloween? The picture above should help!

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The orange words on the black and white background look fantastic. Great color combo idea.

care package sent to daughter at college for Halloween
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Candy corn is a classic Halloween candy to include in your college care package. The Halloween decor is a sweet bonus for he student’s dorm room, too.

trick-or-treat buckets in college care package for halloween
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Last but not least, it’s certainly a wonderful idea to send candy in trick-or-treating buckets. It brings back fond memories of childhood and holiday traditions.


Final thoughts on Halloween care package ideas

Out of those Halloween care package ideas, which did you like best?

Share in the comments which ideas you’re going to use for you college student!

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35 Totally Spooktacular Halloween Care Package Ideas for College Students

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  1. First time one of my children actually moves away for college. We live in a college town and that’s where my oldest daughter went. I can’t wait to put this together for my son!