Start a new Halloween tradition in your neighborhood this year by Booing a neighbor! We’re sharing free You’ve Been Booed Printables along with booing instructions, ideas for putting in your boo basket and where to get everything you need! Get into the Halloween Spirit with this fun DIY Halloween idea!
Hi Crafty Friends!
Halloween is quickly approaching and I’m all for stretching the very most out of holidays as humanly possible! That’s why I’m so excited to bring you a super fun idea for spreading the Halloween spirit among your neighbors, family and friends.
Yep, that’s right, today we’re talking about Booing! I’m going to share with you how to Boo your neighbors, share a free “You’ve Been Booed” printable and give you a ton of ideas of what you can put in your boo baskets!
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
What Does It Mean To Boo Someone
Booing is all about spreading Halloween fun around your neighborhood! It’s kind of like the spooky version of Secret Santa!
This fun Halloween tradition is done in the lead up to October 31st (usually in the month of October… though I see no harm starting up spooky season in September. Its never too early for a fun Halloween surprise!)
The person doing the booing creates a fun basket, box or bucket filled with Halloween treats, candy, small gifts and other fun items for kids/the family.
When booing you play doorbell ditch and leave the boo basket on the doorstep or porch of the person, along with instructions and boo signs for them to spread the Halloween fun to someone else. Booing is even more fun if you can find a place to hide and see the recipients reaction when they realize they’ve had a super fun Halloween gift basket left at their door (just make sure they don’t see you since that ruins the secret)!
Once the person has been booed, they put a sign on their front door or in their front window saying that they’ve been booed, so that others know that they’ve already been booed and so other families can join in the fun.
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Then it’s their turn to continue the fun and boo someone else!
Note: Worried that the boo chain will break? Booing multiple people gives you a higher chance that the chain reaction won’t break and that more people will enjoy the Booing fun!
Booing can be done among neighbors, friends, family members or anyone who you thing would enjoy some Halloween cheer! It’s a fun little surprise to find at your front door and who doesn’t love fun halloween surprises?!?!
Boo Bucket Ideas
The possibilities of what you can put in a boo bucket are endless. Here are some general ideas, along with specific ideas I think you will love!
- Halloween Candies
- Printable Halloween Worksheets (see our ideas at the bottom of this post)
- Card games
- Plastic spider rings or other Halloween themed jewelry
- Halloween books
- Spooky themed coloring books or sheets
- Your favorite Halloween movie
- Halloween decorations
- Glow sticks
- Halloween squishies or stuffed animals
- Glow in the dark critters or glow in the dark stars for a bedroom ceiling
- Halloween puzzles
- Spooky wind up toys
- Halloween stickers
- Temporary Tattoos
Here are 25 of my favorite Boo Basket ideas:
Note: Adult Halloween baskets can be super fun too! Check back next week for our “You’ve Been Boozed” printable!
Boo Basket Container Ideas
Now that you have ideas for your Boo Basket, what are you going to put it in? There are a ton of possibilities and you can really let your creativity soar here!
Some ideas include:
- Pre-decorated halloween box
- Cardboard box that you wrap in Halloween paper or decorate with spooky drawings and Halloween stickers
- Trick or treat container
- Sand bucket
- Halloween bucket
- Cute Halloween themed gift bag
Where To Buy Boo Basket Supplies
You can buy boo basket supplies just about anywhere. Keep an eye out for small treats that you think other’s would love wherever you go.
Some of my favorite places are:
- Etsy (My favorite place for handmade trinkets for your baskets)
- Target Dollar Spot (A great place to pick up fun things for all the members of the family)
- Dollar Tree or Dollarama
- Your favorite bookstore
Don’t forget, you don’t need to spend a lot of money or purchase a lot of things to make a boo basket! Handmade and homemade treats are always appreciated. Your creativity around your basket is a big part of the fun!
You’ve Been Boo’d Printable
Now that you know the idea behind booing, and have some boo basket ideas all you need is your Boo Basket printable!
My You’ve Been Boo’d Printable kit includes:
- You’ve Been Booed instructions
- Free printable sign/ door hangers to hang on your front door once you’ve been booed
- The cutest tags and stickers to decorate your Boo Basket with covered in bats, cupcakes, ghosts, candy corn and other Halloween goodies
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More Free Halloween Printables
Make sure to check out our printables section for a ton of fun activity sheets and family fun! Click on the images above to go to that printable page!
Tell me… Have you ever booed someone? Will you be starting this Halloween tradition this year?
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