Last Day to Score McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal Buckets!

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Today is the last day for McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal Buckets! 🎃

Person holding Green McDonalds Happy Meal Bucket

Take a spooky walk down McDonald’s memory lane!

Don’t miss out on these nostalgic McDonald’s Halloween pails that haven’t made an appearance since 2016! Today, October 31st, is the last day these cute buckets will be available.

Mcdonalds Halloween Buckets Signage in restaurant

The trio of Halloween pails – known as McBoo, McPunk’n, and McGoblin – are available with your Happy Meal purchase at participating restaurants nationwide through today or while supplies last! And each bucket comes with spooky stickers – so fun!

Most Happy Meals start in price around $4.49 depending on where you live so not a bad deal when the bucket and stickers are included!

Halloween Pail in woman's hand

McDonald’s has been helping families celebrate Halloween since way back in 1965 when the restaurant gave away trick-or-treat bags for children to decorate with the purchase of every Happy Meal.

Halloween Pail

When McDonald’s replaced the trick-or-treat bags with buckets in the 1980s, people loved them so much that they found ways to reuse them year-round. Below, you can see some of the creative ways that McDonald’s fans are still finding to repurpose their beloved Halloween pails.

graphic showing 5 ways to reuse a McDonald's Halloween pail

While McDonald’s doesn’t give away Halloween buckets every year, they have offered them many times since they were first introduced. These releases included several different versions and redesigns, which eventually evolved into the modern-day pumpkin, ghost, and goblin we see this season! 👻



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About the writer:

With a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science, Leslie has over 12 years of experience in the deal industry as a content writer and editor.


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Comments 54

  1. Charlene3

    Love these buckets!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      ME TOO! 💖🙌

  2. Cstal

    This would be amazing!

  3. Lisa

    My son is older now and we use these for trunk or treat… candy buckets to pass out, bean bag toss and more

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How fun! Thanks for sharing with us, Lisa!

  4. sheilds1980

    That would be sooooo amazing especially the smiles on kids faces 🙂

  5. chenga57

    Omg I remember these when I was a kid! Hope they bring it back so my son can enjoy them

  6. Lo

    And the lids had a cookie cutter!

    • Amanda7141

      Omg yes, I remember that!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh yes! Thanks for that reminder!

  7. Katie

    Distance makes the heart grow fonder! I hope I can get these for my kids!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I hope so too, Katie! ❤️🤞

  8. Monique

    I’m hella excited about this post I’m so getting a happy meal if this is true!!

  9. Pamela Smith

    What will be the cost of the happy meal

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      The Happy Meal price should stay the same. We’ll keep an eye out for any additional details that pop up!

  10. Viv

    Bring back the Halloween coupon books

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hopefully, we’ll see those too!

  11. Donna Bielecki

    The McDonalds website makes no mention of this. Please tell me its for real!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Donna! There hasn’t been any sort of official confirmation from McDonald’s, but the reports are promising with a leak of their corporate calendar showing the pails as being set to be available at the fast food restaurants starting October 18th thru October 24th or while supplies last. We have our fingers crossed that they will be available! 🤞❤️

  12. brizee

    The nostalgia… 🥰

  13. shandabell

    I can only imagine the crafts for this!!! Hello Pinterest 😂

  14. Brit

    Since McD already had me buying the overpriced adult Happy Meal this week… I’m definitely looking forward to these!! Sometimes it’s the small things that can brighten the day 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! SO true! Enjoy! 🤗💞

  15. Daisy Carrasco

    How much are these more or less? My daughter is having a Halloween party on the 29th and instead of buying food that they might leave it might be better to get them all happy meals that they can use for Halloween.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s such a cute idea, Daisy! I’m not seeing any details on a price on these. Hoping that they are reasonably priced! 🤞❤️

  16. Michelle King

    There is a rumor that these will be for Canada only. Really hoping it’s also for US. 🤞 Would be so disappointed

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Michelle! It looks like McDonald’s has released the information on social media, including the ones for the United States. Hoping this is helpful! 💕

      • Michelle King

        Yay!!! I’m just now seeing it!! Can’t wait!🎉🎉🎉

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          YES! I’m excited too! Hoping you can score one (or a few 😉)! 🤗

  17. Hailey

    Is the pail considered the toy or will there be a toy inside?

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, Hailey!!! The pail is considered to be the toy. Hope that’s helpful.❤️

  18. Ryan

    Will they be in the adult happy meals as well?

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Ryan! The adult happy meals are not including the pails. Hoping this is helpful! 💕

  19. Jenn

    Yaaaayy! Now all we need is the ice cream cone voucher booklet to give to trick or treaters and my life will be complete!

  20. 5pink1blue

    Check your McDonald’s app. I have buy one get one for a $1.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome deal! Thanks for the heads up!🙌 I don’t have that one listed in my app. Glad you can grab the savings on them! 🎉

    • Jamie123

      I have this too! Was surprised to see it!

  21. Chalfonso

    I was so excited about these buckets was able to get one today, and am so disappointed, it’s so small and the pale handle is placed in a way that when you hold the handle the boo face is on the side of the bucket and not in the front! I know people are posting pics on their social media, a suggestion is you might want to see it before buying.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know what you thought of it! Sorry to hear it is smaller than expected. I’m hoping to score one soon!🤞❤️

  22. aleckman

    I just bought a happy meal in Pittsburgh, PA and received the ghost bucket. It doesn’t actually have a lid—just a horizontal piece (to reinforce the handle?).

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up on this! 🤗I know many were curious about a possible lid.

    • Casey

      Yeah, I was super disappointed to learn this too. Real lame.

  23. TiffMeow

    Got a white ghost bucket today!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, great! Thanks for letting us know which one you scored! 👻

  24. sue

    I would just want the bucket and not McDonald’s food. After I got really sick of there food I have never gone there again in years

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry to hear about your previous experience, sue! Hoping you might be able to grab a bucket only at your nearest location! 🥰

  25. SavingsMama

    So glad we got these and they didn’t cost anymore than a regular Happy Meal🙌 Yay!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! So happy to hear you scored some buckets, SavingsMama! 🤗

  26. Stacey

    Went to get a Happy Meal today and a plain old cardboard box. Boo hoo!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Thanks so much for letting us know what you received at your McDonald’s, Stacey!

  27. Patti

    Buckets gone where I live.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Thanks for letting us know, Patti!

  28. Candice

    Honey they were gone a few weeks ago 🤣🤣🤣

  29. PJ

    My local McD’s stopped on Saturday.

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