How to "BOO" neighbors at Halloween!

October 22, 2008

How to "BOO" your friends and neighbors during the Halloween season.

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! 

We get some goodies from the dollar store and gather them up into cute bags to deliver to our friends and/or neighbors. 

All you'll need are inexpensive gift bags, candy and/or small toys and your printer. 

And then print out a few copies of either of these cute "Booed" printables! I created two options:

Free "booed" Halloween printable
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Free "booing" printable
To save or print these printables, right click on them and then save them to your computer. 

I usually include a few copies in case they don't have a printer at home. 

Gather your goodies and the printable put them in your Halloween bags: 
How to "boo" friends at Halloween
These paper Halloween bags are adorable and come with stickers. :) 

I rolled up the printables and tied them 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. Who doesn't love a fun surprise from a friend? :) 

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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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