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Fun Halloween Candy Buckets

Updated on October 13, 2013

Halloween Candy Buckets and Pails for Trick or Treating

Today's Halloween candy buckets aren't what they used to be. When I was little, we used to trick or treat with small orange pails shaped like pumpkins. Not very exotic, for sure! But take a look at the trick or treat pails available now. Forget about plain ol' pumpkins and bags. Today's kids can haul their stash in style with Halloween candy bags and buckets featuring their favorite superheroes, movie characters or sports teams, or plush bags with cute shapes for toddlers. They're not just functional bags to hold your candy - they're costume accessories. Check it out.

(Image of Plush Cat Candy Bucket provided by Spirit Halloween)

Traditional Halloween Candy Buckets and Bags

Good old-fashioned Halloween images for trick or treat bags

Back in the "old days" when I was a kid, if any of the kids in our neighborhood had a special candy bucket for Halloween, it was most likely a pumpkin. Today you can still get those "old-fashioned" pumpkin candy pails and other bags and buckets with traditional Halloween images related to pumpkins, witches, black cats and monsters. Here are some new candy carriers with traditional themes. Click any image to learn more about it.

Embroidered Spooky Halloween BagBUY NOW

Black Halloween Cauldron Candy BucketBUY NOW

Smiling Pumpkin BagBUY NOW

Collapsible Ghost Candy BucketBUY NOW

Superhero Trick or Treat Candy Pails

Go trick or treating with these good guys

The days when Halloween candy buckets only featured traditional themes like witches, ghosts and bats are gone. Now movie characters, especially superheroes, are very popular. Kids love dressing up like their favorite characters on Halloween. If you've got a little Spider-Man, Iron Man or other superhero this year, these Halloween candy buckets will complete the costume. Click any image to learn more.

Hulk Candy BucketBUY NOW

Ironman Halloween PailBUY NOW

Spider-Man Candy BagBUY NOW

Power Rangers Halloween BucketBUY NOW

Plush Halloween Candy Buckets

Cute trick-or-treat bags for toddlers

There are few things in life cuter than babies or toddlers in cute Halloween costumes, but these candy bags take the cute factor to an even higher level by accessorizing your tot with soft plush Halloween themes. If your baby is still too little for superheroes and bad guys, check out these candy pails. Click any image to learn more.

Bumblebee Halloween BagBUY NOW

Ladybug Candy PailBUY NOW

Black Cat Halloween Candy BucketBUY NOW

Personalized Plush Bags, Too!

Personalized Halloween bags are great for little ones

These cute bags make plush Halloween candy bags even cuter by allowing you to personalize them with your child's name, up to nine characters.

Choose your personalized Halloween bag from a Frankenstein, skull, ghost, witch, cat, Dracula or spider.

Each plush bag measures approximately 7"H x 7" diameter. Little kids will love these!

Pirate Halloween BagBUY NOW

This has to be my favorite Halloween candy bag. I wish I'd seen it the year my son dressed up as Jack Sparrow. it would definitely be a great addition to any pirate costume.

This Costume Would Have Been Better With a Pirate Candy Bag!

This Costume Would Have Been Better With a Pirate Candy Bag!
This Costume Would Have Been Better With a Pirate Candy Bag!

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Darth Vader Trick or Treat Pail - This candy bucket has gone to the Dark Side

Who needs superheroes? If Halloween is about dark and spooky characters, you can't get much darker and spookier than Darth Vader. So, of course, this Star Wars character is always a favorite at Halloween. And what's the perfect complement to any Darth Vader Halloween costume? A candy pail shaped like Lord Vader.

Rubies Star Wars Darth Vader Trick-or-Treat Pail
Rubies Star Wars Darth Vader Trick-or-Treat Pail

Go the the Dark Side on Halloween night and carry your treats in this candy bucket shaped like Darth Vader's head.


Disney Halloween Candy Buckets

Favorite Disney characters on your trick or treat pail

Disney costumes are always popular during Halloween, and now these buckets, bags and boxes can complete the outfit. Here are some favorite Disney characters ready to carry treats. Click any candy bucket to learn more.

Disney Princess Halloween BagBUY NOW

Cars Lightning McQueen Candy BagBUY NOW

High School Musical Candy PailBUY NOW

Toy Story Halloween BucketBUY NOW

MLB Halloween Pumpkin Candy Buckets

Don't like ghost buckets? How about a pumpkin?

If you don't care for the Halloween candy buckets featuring MLB ghosts, how about baseball pumpkins? Here are more ways to support your favorite team while trick or treating. Click one of the images below to see a complete list of all the team buckets available.

Shrek Halloween PailBUY NOW

For fans of the Shrek movies, here's a Halloween candy bucket featuring everyone's favorite ogre. It's molded to look like his face, complete with those funny big ears that stick way out, and has the Shrek Forever After movie logo across the back.

What Kind of Halloween Candy Buckets Will Your Kids Be Carrying? - Or what type of trick or treat pail did you have as a kid?

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      They sure are fancier than the Halloween bucket I had in the 70's (mainly the usual orange pumpkin ones)

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      pambrechlin 5 years ago

      very fun ideas!

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      patriciabruce1 5 years ago

      One is cuter than the next! I love all of these Halloween buckets!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Blessed-Love the Shrek Bag

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      Some great ideas here ! We haven't decided yet what kind of bucket we'll be carrying.

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      craftycollector 5 years ago

      I love them, my favourite is the Shrek

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      Hannah Writes 5 years ago

      My kids love pillow cases...they hold more candy!

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      Joy Neasley 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      They have come a long way since I was a kid.

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      Squidviews 5 years ago

      When I was really small we had the orange plastic kind, as we got older we used a pillow case. These are really great bags to complete a theme costume. The Darth Vader is my favorite.


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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      None. We will be home alone without any children. We are empty nesters. Great lens though!

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Great lens. Featured on my lens called "a healthier candy choice for halloween:UNREAL candy" Thank u for sharing

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      justDawn1 5 years ago

      We always had the orange pumpkin face basket! It was tradition, I guess! :)

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Great selections. I love Shrek!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We just had paper bags. These are great carriers for the candy.

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      jdwheeler 5 years ago

      I'm so ready for Halloween! It means cooler temps and Thanksgiving and Christmas are getting closer!

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      Lisa Remmick 6 years ago

      My kid will be carrying a bucket and it will be full!

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      The black cat bucket is really cute.

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      chelseamarsden 6 years ago

      Wow! Didn't know there are so many designs available. Awesome!

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      Nightcat 6 years ago

      I had the orange jack 'o lantern, loved it and still display it yearly. Great article!

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      rewards4life info 7 years ago

      These are fun for sure. What a great collection!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Lots of cool candy bags and pails for Halloween Fun! (^^..^^)

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      caketech 7 years ago

      I like the personalized buckets! They are too cute!

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      Marelisa 7 years ago

      These are so cute! Here in Panama Halloween isn't all that popular. The stores are already filling up with Christmas decorations--since the first week of October--and they're skipping right over Halloween. I think Halloween is an awesome holiday, and having one of these candy buckets makes it even more awesome. :-)

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      isabella lm 7 years ago

      you have added unique products to your lens. Beautiful...!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      How cute, makes me wish I was a kid! I love the plush white ghost bucket! - Kathy