Have you ever BOOED or been BOOED? This is a fun thing that started in our neighborhood a few years ago and now we love to do it every year. Sometimes we start it, sometimes we just pass it on. If you’re looking for something fun to do in your neighborhood or for some friends this Halloween, you should BOO!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Put together a fun goodie bag of things & include a BOO sign, which you can print from www.beenbooed.com.
The goodie bag can be as simple or as complicated as you like. It could just be some candy or it could be microwave popcorn packets, some movie theatre candy and/or maybe a Halloween movie of some kind or it could be a variety of candy and goodies from the $1-$3 section at Target. We typically opt for the latter because I can’t help it when it comes to Halloween, but it definitely doesn’t have to be over the top!
Step 2: Sneakily, under the cover of darkness, leave the goodies on the doorstep of whoever you choose, ring the doorbell & run! (This is the fun part. My girls and I have so much fun doing this every year and we have some funny stories & memories of things that have happened as we’ve been running away from the scene. One year I was carrying my then 2-year old while running & laughing in the dark as the other 2 were running alongside me, which isn’t the easiest–or probably the safest– thing to do. Another time one of my daughters’ shoes came off as she was running away which was hilarious.)
Step 3: When they find the goodies they will be surprised and excited! Then they are supposed to hang the BOO sign in their front door or window and buy goodies for 2 more people and spread the BOOS.
TIP: If you are the one STARTING the Boos in your neighborhood and you don’t want to have to buy more treats, you should also hang the Boo sign in your front door so you don’t get Booed. If you do, you will have to do it all again.
Here are some pictures of what we put together this year. We also sent a BOO package to our favorite babysitter who went away to college at Marquette this year. It made her day and she said they are now Booing each other in her dorm. 🙂