“ Brand: Wilko / Misc House Type: Party Supplies „
For my daughters first birthday back at the start of November 2010 I threw her a Halloween party to celebrate. I bought most of the decorations from my local Wilkinson to transform our home into a haunted house, I spotted this bucket and I thought it would be perfect. I can't remember how much I paid exactly for the bucket but it wasn't a lot, maybe around the 50p to 75p mark. There were lots in stock and are often reduced after the Halloween period if you want to pick it up dirt cheap. The bucket is quite a nice size at around 17 centimetres wide and 15cm deep. It is circular in shape and is coloured mainly in orange with a black handle and black facial features. The main body of the bucket is made from quite a thin plastic, although it's thin it doesn't compromise on how strong it really is. There are ridges going down the outside all of the way around the bucket, I think this is to make it a little more pumpkin like rather than just being plain. I first used the bucket for my daughters first birthday party. It looked great in the middle of the table and held a huge amount of sweets. I had to fill the bottom of the bucket with tissue paper as I didn't have enough sweets to fill it and it did look quite bad only having the bottom half of the bucket full of sweets. In the subsequent years we've actually used the bucket for trick or treating. I don't like the whole idea of knocking on random peoples doors basically asking for sweets from strangers, it just seems a bit weird, especially with how times have changed recently so I usually take my daughter around family and friends houses dressed up. She was very almost two when she first took the bucket out and could hold it quite well, the only problem she had was that it dragged along the floor if she didn't hold it up. We used the bucket again this year for her second trick or treating year. The bucket poses excellent value for money, we have used ours three years in a row now and it's still in excellent condition, it has a few scuffs on the bottom but these are just cosmetic and you can't really notice them. At less than a pound I'd definitely recommend them as they can be used year after year. We will be getting ours back out again next October.
Every Halloween I buy the usual tat but this bucket has turned out to be a great buy. Seeing them in Wilkinson a couple years ago I snapped up a few for only 50p each and they're still only 50p. The buckets themselves are plastic, they aren't too rigid so can bend abit without breaking. Bright orange with a pumpkin face in black on the front, these have grooves down them to replicate a pumkin. The handle is black. This year I see there are ones decorated with witches but I prefer the pumkin design. Being less than half the size of a standard bucket they hold a surprising amount of 'treats'. I think they're pretty sturdy, still now they are in good condition. The handles are still firmly attached. They is no splitting either and the colours haven't faded. These are a good alternative to carrying a bag round. My nephew had a bag one year which the handle broke on and he lost his booty on the floor- that didn't go down too well, we had to scramble around with a torch trying to pick the stuff up. Since then the kids have used these buckets. They hold enough without the need to pop home to empty during looting. Another use I have for them is to leave one filled with sweets which I hang on the front door handle with a note saying 'help yourself' for when I'm out with the kids. After Halloween I wash and dry them then stack them away, they don't take up much room. I would definitely recommend these as a Trick or Treat booty bag. 5 stars from me.
We live on a beautiful new housing park that has lots of families and children on it. It is nearing Halloween and at this time of year we get a lot of trick or treaters as the area is quite safe and everyone knows each other and so we just knock on each others doors to get sweets. My kids aren't quite old enough to go around collecting sweets for themselves unfortunately so we just go to a couple of friends houses havens also make sure to have a bucket of sweets ready at the front door as I do not want a trick played on me! Theses buckets from Wilkinsons are great. I think if I lived in America I would go all out and properly decorate and turn my front garden into a haunted house like some I have seen in the States but in this country Halloween is still not that big so I don't really like to spend that much money on decorations. I only use them for one day each year so they do not need to be expensive. I bought this pumpkin bucket that you can see in the Dooyoo picture about two years ago. It was ridiculously cheap, about 50 pence and so we bought a couple although I could only find one in the loft this year. It has a cute pumpkin face with black eyes, nose and a crooked smile. On a visit to Wilkinsons this week I found some new buckets that are exactly the same as the pumpkin one although they have a picture of a witch on a broomstick with some ghosts flying around her. Both of the buckets are a pumpkin orange colour and obviously have a Halloween theme to them do this are perfect for this celebration. They are made of quite a thin, cheap plastic but then what do you expect for 50 pence. They have a black handle at the top of the basket which is attached either side so it makes it easy to carry but then if you just use it as a sweet bowl near your door the handle falls to the side and does not get in the way of the opening on the top. They are perfect if your kids are older and you want to use them for a trick or treating basket or like I've said above I use mine as a sweet basket by the front door. A cheap and fun Halloween product.
I bought this bucket about 2 years ago when my eldest daughter was big enough to actually carry a bucket around with her, it was purchased from Wilkinsons where I actually bought 3 at the time as I bought the children she was going out with too. Just this weekend I have seen these in our local Wilkinsons store so even a couple of years later they are still on sale for 50p which I think is about what I paid in the first place. The buckets are made to look like pumpkins, they are bright orange in colour and the shape of a pumpkin with all the ridges a pumpkin has and then some facial detailing in black and finished off with a black plastic handle about 1cm wide which makes it ideal for little hands to hold. The bucket is about 8 inches tall approx and are nearly as wide as they are high and it is actually amazing just how many sweets can fit into it. The bucket is made of pretty thin plastic but our bucket will be in use for the 3rd time this year and it is still going strong as long as it is tret properly and not stood on or anything like that then the bucket is plenty strong enough. The first year my daughter used this she insisted on playing with it in the house afterwards and we only got it off her near Christmas that year. The bucket is obviously supposed to look scary for Halloween but I actually thinks it looks quite cute. The bucket is strong enough for what it needs to be, it holds loads of sweets and other goodies which we found when we tipped our daughters out the first year and the contents nearly covered the rug and of course it is brilliant value. I would recommend this bucker afterall it is for one night of the year so why pay more than 50p for a better one this does the job perfectly.
These are the buckets I originally bought for the children to take Trick or Treating while I prepared the buffet for my granddaughters' Halloween party, but once I'd compared these to the excellent metal Halloween buckets that I reviewed earlier these just looked cheap and nasty. They were used as I gave them to the older kids who were supervising the little ones, my 12 year old granddaughter turned her nose up at it because it wasn't as cool as her little sisters metal one! These buckets stand about 15cm high and are very wide, which is one good point as it means the children can fit lots in there and also little hands can easily access their goodies afterwards. It's made of a fairly thin plastic which has been slightly reinforced at the top, to tell you how thin these buckets are let me say that one particularly boisterous five year old slapped his against my living room wall and it split open. As an accessory for a Halloween outfit these buckets are great. They're a bright orange colour with a nicely drawn pumpkin face on the front, the face is nice and bold and the buckets certainly appealed to the children. The handle seemed comfortable to hold, although I found it quite hard to push the handle down towards the bucket because it is not joined to the body of the bucket very well. For Trick or Treating they're not so good. They hold plenty, but my neighbours are very generous and by the time they came back some of the handles of the buckets had stretched and broken at the point where they attach to the bucket. I popped all the older kids' goodies into plastic bags for them and put these buckets away as I want to use them as plant pots, for which they will be ideal. These buckets cost 58p each from Wilkinsons and I suppose they are worth this considering I am going to use them for something else, if I'd bought them and binned them immediately after Halloween then I'd be annoyed because I spent a total of £5.80 on them!
Complete your child's outfit with a handy halloween bucket.