How to "BOO" neighbors at Halloween!

October 22, 2008

How to "BOO" your friends and neighbors! 

Our neighborhood has a little tradition every year of "booing" each other, and it's one of those little things about the holidays that I love. It's the Halloween version of Secret Santa! 

You'll need some gift bags, inexpensive candy/gifts and your printer. I get small Halloween gift bags from the dollar store to put everything in. 

And then print out a few copies of this "Booed" printable:

Free "booed" Halloween printable

You can add this little poem if you'd like as well:

The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all. 
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...
Tricky witches at your door. 
The spooks are after things to do,
In fact a spook brought this "Boo" to you! 
The excitement comes when friends like you,
Copy this note and make it two. 
We'll all have smiles upon our faces,
No one will know who "BOO"ed who's places! 
Just two short days to work your spell,
Keep it secret, hide it well. 
Please join the fun, the seasons here.
Just spread these "BOO's" and Halloween cheer.

Gather everything and put it in the bags...
How to "boo" neighbors

I rolled up the printable and tied with cute Halloween ribbon: 
Booed printable rolled with ribbon

Some fun sparkly stickers from the dollar store complete the package: 

Booed Halloween treat bags

Then you sneak to the front porch of neighbors and leave the treat for them! Remember, it's a secret! 

It's a fun tradition and the kids LOVE it. 

You can find the poem and directions here as well!

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  1. Our neighborhood does this, and it is one of our favorite Halloween traditions. Last year we were Booed THREE TIMES within like 20 minutes. We just didn't put our little ghost out fast enough!! We had to deliver a lot of treats that year.

  2. I love your new blog background! We haven't been booed yet this year, but I remember one year in California when we were booed about eight times! It's still fun though, even though my kiddos are now 11 and 8!

  3. These are fun to kids love the sneaking. I love your bloggy spooks!

  4. Love your great new look! Our neighborhood does this and it's a lot of fun! The kids get really into it trying to guess who Boo'd us.

  5. You know, I was going to do a blog on this. Isn't booing fun? We had never been booed until we moved to SC. My daughter had so much fun w/ it. She dressed up & looked like a criminal in black & her tobogan. It was hilarious & a fun memory we'll never forget. My new neighborhood doesn't seem to like it as much as we tried to start it last year. Did you know Target sells Boo kits complete with a ghost? Now, I don't know how you did that floaty ghost & bat thing, but that is WAY COOL!!!

  6. Oh when we first moved to this neighborhood we were so surprised to get booed! And finally, this year, we decided to to do the "Booing" - oh so fun!!

  7. I have heard of that....everyone around here is old...for the most part...hmmmmm.......that is clever and oh so cute. cherry

  8. Our neighborhood does this every year. Our kids love getting booed and booing someone else. They usually pick a friend from school to boo then tell them they booed them the next day at school. So much for surprises. lol

  9. Our neighborhood does this too - I wrote a blog piece on it. We were "spooked" this year, and "ghosted" last year - so much fun!

  10. I can't wait to do this in my office!!!

  11. This is such a cute idea, we were thinking baout doing this to some friends. :)

  12. I love this idea, thanks so much for posting it..hugs, lisa

  13. We're fairly new to our neighborhood and haven't met many of our neighbors. This would be a cute way to spread some love...although I guess they won't know it was us. Still! :)

  14. We've been booed and my kiddos had so much fun doing it to others.

  15. Cute Idea. Someone did something like this a couple years back in our neighborhood. I tried to email you to thank you for stopping by my blog, but it bounced back.

  16. I think this is such a fun idea! I guess if you want to do it you have to start it. There are a lot of old people on my street so I don't know if they'd do it or not. I just read your post about being tagged and I have to tell you I am a fellow NKOTB fan. I used to LOVE Joey - he was and still is sooooo cute! I saw them in concert once. Oh, the good 'ole days of good pop music!

  17. that is so cute, hmmm thats a good reason to get another printer for the computer


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