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

Have you ever been boo’d?  

Our neighborhood does this fun Halloween tradition every year — “booing” each other is so fun, and it’s one of those little things about the holidays that I love. 

This fun idea is 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 or “boo” buckets, candy and/or small toys and your printer. 

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1. Find your containers

Small baskets, buckets or jack-o-lanterns from the dollar store are perfect for this fun project. 

I like to use Halloween themed gift bags like these paper Halloween bags (they even come with stickers!). 

2. Gather the goodies

Here are some fun additions for your boo bag: 

  • Small toys from the Target dollar spot or the dollar store are great! Bubbles, Halloween pencils, stickers…and of course candy!
  • Fall themed snacks like popcorn and marshmallows are fun additions as well.
  • Print out free Halloween coloring pages and include a box of crayons from the dollar store. 

3. Print your BOO sign to share

I created two options for you to use! One boo printable is more suited for younger kids, the other will work great for adults. 

YES, you can do an adult version of this boo tradition as well!

This “You’ve been booed” print has a cute ghost with instructions: 

And this option has spooky pumpkins and a poem:

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 Halloween treats and “boo” printables and put them in your Halloween bags: 

boo someone print out
boo scrolls with ribbon

Some fun sparkly stickers from the dollar store complete the goodie bags: 

Halloween boo bags

4. Drop your goodies at the front door

Then you sneak to the front porch of neighbors, ring the doorbell and leave the treat for them! 

Remember, don’t let them see you, it’s a secret! 

Of course this is a fun activity for any extracurricular or friend group — it would be fun to surprise fellow band or choir members, a sports team and even coworkers at their offices too!

It’s a fun tradition to spread some Halloween cheer, and the kids LOVE it. Who doesn’t love a fun surprise from a friend? 🙂 

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how to boo someone



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