Halloween can be a pretty rough holiday in our house. Either the doorbell is constantly ringing or there are kids are dressed ‘funny’ causing upset to Mauja and Atka. Sometimes they bark, sometimes they hide, and sometimes they have absolutely no idea what to do with themselves.
For the past few years, we haven’t participated in Trick or Treat because it’s too much stress on the dogs. We turn off all of our lights, close the blinds, and snuggle up to watch a movie or play a game. One year we even took the fluffies on an outing to get them away from the chaos.
While we might not participate in the Trick or Treat festivities, I still enjoy celebrating Halloween. Naturally, I have to do something special for the dogs! This year, I’m making DIY Trick or Treat bags for dogs to hand out to the neighborhood dogs who accompany their humans trick or treating.
These DIY Trick or Treat bags for dogs could not be easier to make. While you can easily grab small Halloween-themed bags at the store, I wanted to incorporate a little dog into mine 😉 Here’s what you’ll need:
- Small paper bags
- Festive ribbon
- A black marker
- Plenty of tasty treats (we’re fans of these and these)
Okay, I am NOT an artist or even crafty in the slightest so don’t judge my poorly drawn bones and paw prints! Since they are fairly basic, I figured I couldn’t mess them up too bad. If you’re artsier, go crazy here! Or, do what I almost did and grab some stickers to decorate them 😉 If you have human kids, this could be a fun activity for everyone to do together.
After I drew on each bag, I added the Trick or Treat ribbon and learned that I absolutely cannot tie pretty bows. I don’t think the fluffy butts will care too much about that though!
Lastly, fill each bag with some of the treats you purchased. I chose crunchy treats because anything soft would quickly dry out in the open bags. You can find several Halloween-themed dog treats at your local pet store to fill your Trick or Treat bags.
Have you ever created Trick or Treat bags for dogs? What treats would you include?