I moved to the Charlotte area exactly one year ago—right before Halloween. I was so excited to hand out candy and meet my new neighbors. One thing I noticed Halloween night? A lot of people in my neighborhood bring their dogs trick-or-treating with them. Some of the dogs were even dressed up in fun costumes. Soooo cute! Have you ever been greeted at the door Halloween night by a family and their pooch? If your community is like mine then you’re going to love this DIY project: Trick or Dog Treat Bags.
Trick Or Dog Treat Bags: What You’ll Need
As a dog mom who is always baking homemade treats, I knew I wanted to make a batch for the neighborhood dogs this upcoming Halloween. I mean, if a dressed up doggy comes to my house, don’t they deserve a treat too? I certainly think so!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Treats: While I have a bunch of recipes on my blog, I wanted to go with a crispy biscuit vs a soft chew. These gluten-free biscuits are loaded with both bark-worthy peanut butter and pumpkin purée, a fall staple.
Spooky Halloween Cookie Cutters: To make my treats Halloween-style, I used little pumpkin and bat cookie cutters. If you can find some ghost, witch hat, or skull cookie cutters, they would work great too!
Bags and Stickers: I loaded up on little white pastry bags and stickers from Michaels craft store. While these supplies are all super affordable, if you have Michaels smartphone app then you may be able to get a coupon. I’m always a fan of saving money.
Ingredient Labels: You never know if the neighborhood pooch has any food allergies or intolerances. So it’s a good idea to let the parents know what’s inside. While you can simply use an orange Sharpie to write the ingredients directly on the treat bag, I created my own ingredient labels shaped like pumpkins. If you make the recipe I linked to above then my labels will work for you too! Click here to download the printable PDF.
How To Assemble
- Print out ingredient labels and cut out the pumpkin shapes.
- Using a glue stick, attach the ingredient label to the back of the treat bag.
- Stuff your treat bag with a few biscuits, using a variety of shapes.
- Fold the top of each bag and seal with a sticker. Use either dog-themed or Halloween-themed stickers.
- Put your Trick or Dog Treat Bags in a Halloween treat pail for a pretty presentation. You can pick one up for cheap at your local craft store.
- Hand them out to the neighborhood pups Halloween night!