Do You Boo Your Neighbors?

I’ve recently learned about this tradition of Boo-ing Neighbors. You do it a few weeks before Halloween. It’s quite exciting, actually. What you do, for those of you who don’t know about this, is make up some signs one with a poem about “Being Boo-ed” and one announcing “We’ve Been Boo-ed”  — it’s a sign neighbors are asked to put on their door or in a window to let others know they’ve been boo-ed and to go boo someone who hasn’t been boo-ed, yet. You put the poem and sign in a container of your choice with candy and goodies. I go with the wrapped candy and goodies, because no one knows from whom it came.

Here’s a Halloween Party Favor Treat Cone Free Template you may like as a container for your “Boo Delivers.” Here’s the link right here at Two Cans On A

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Under cover of darkness you deliver your “boo deliveries.” The fun part is ringing the doorbell and running for cover so you don’t get caught. Kids really like this part, sneaking up to porches, leaving the goodies, ringing the doorbell and running for cover in the bushes, behind trees and maybe they make it down the street to where you’re waiting in the “get-away car.”

I like the idea, because it is a nice thing to do for a neighbor. It also creates a buzz of goodwill around the neighborhood of neighbors doing something nice for neighbors. It’s fun to see the “I’ve Been Boo-ed” signs pop up on doors or in windows. The great thing is when everyone has been boo-ed.

You can start this tradition this year. You can give just one or more. Neighbors are encouraged to do the same to two neighbors . . . then those two boo two others . . . it should spread throughout the neighborhood quickly . . .

Here are the Free Printables:

You’ve Been Boo’ed and We’ve Been Boo’ed

If you’d like to give packages of Pumpkin Poo as treats, here’s another Free Printable:  Labels for Cheese Puffs

I make up four of these and place them at houses where I know there are elderly people who don’t normally participate in Halloween, but deserve something special. I leave it on their doorstep without ringing the doorbell. I also make up two more for families with kids. I know they are very likely to participate in this boo-ing activity. That does get the ball rolling — and when I get boo-ed I can make up two more and have some more fun. Or, I can put the “We’ve Been Boo-ed” sign on my door to help keep the mystery going of who started this. . . but, to tell you the truth, I do like getting “Boo-ed.”